Jun 1, 2009

Life Photo Galleries

Today I've been fascinated by this gallery of Never-published photos of Marilyn Monroe on Life.com. Most of the shots are from a 1950 session in a park, just as Monroe was starting to gain attention in bit parts. They show a photogenic, but somewhat timid starlet (though look at the determination in those eyes!) Near the end of the gallery, there are a few shots of Monroe after she broke out in 1953, and the difference is amazing. In just a few years, she transformed from an appealing ingenue to a glittering movie goddess. I love the Life site overall. It's got tons of old photos, including lots of great shots from classic Hollywood.