Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
“Marilyn always dreamt of being an actress. She didn’t, by the way, dream of being just a star. She dreamt of being an actress. And she had always lived somehow with that dream. And that is why, despite the fact that she became one of the most unusual and outstanding stars of all time, she herself was never satisfied. When she came to New York, she began to perceive the possibilities of really accomplishing her dream, of being an actress.” - Lee Strasberg
Marilyn Monroe in New York City, June 1957. Photo by Sam Shaw.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Nick de Morgoli, 1953
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Carl Perutz, 1958.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1959.
Marilyn Monroe reads.
Marilyn Monroe by Andre de Dienes, 1953