Images of Marilyn Monroe taken by John Vachon

Images of Marilyn Monroe taken by John Vachon

As a Hollywood bombshell, Marilyn Monroe is considered to be one of the most attractive and popular actresses in the entertainment world. In October 2010, the book “Marilyn: August 1953” which includes black and white images of Marilyn Monroe will be published for the first time. Over 100 never-before seen pictures of Marilyn in this new book were captured by photographer John Vachon in the summer of 1953 when Marilyn was 27 years old. At that time, John of LOOK magazine in Alberta, Canada had chance to shoot Hollywood bombshell because she had her injured ankle filming “River of No Return” with Robert Mitchum.


Only three of photos in the collection was published on an article of LOOK magazine in October 1953. Among her unpublished images, there is a photo of Monroe and her fiancé – baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, which makes John Vachon the only photographer the couple formally posed for. Besides, the charming actress was spotted in the grip of a giant stuffed bear or playing with children at the swimming pool.


Over 100 unpublished photos of Monroe are published in a new book “Marilyn: August 1953”


The photos were taken by John Vachon while Monroe was filming “River of No Return”


Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1st, 1926 and died on August 5th, 1962


Marilyn poses in the grip of a giant stuffed bear


Marilyn, a Hollywood bombshell, is lying on a bearskin rug


The photo of actress Marilyn Monroe and her fiancé, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio was taken in the summer of 1953 in Alberta, Canada


An injured ankle prevented Monroe from filming for several days


Marilyn is a popular name in the entertainment world as a Hollywood bombshell



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