Artists in Action #245

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Marilyn Monroe takes a swim

4 comments:

Testify said...

Or more correctly Marilyn Monroe takes a swim in the nip. This is from her unfinished last film Something's Got to Give isn't it?

Tom Sutpen said...

It is. In fact, of all the surviving footage from that film, it's the only scene where she looks anything like the Marilyn Monroe of lore and legend (in the rest of the footage she looks like a junkie . . . I can't believe, even if she'd finished the film, that Fox would have released it without extensive re-shooting).

richat said...

Boy, she really was a beauty, wasn't she? It's a shame, the end she met.

Vanwall said...

There are moments early in her career, in "Asphalt Jungle", fo example, where her particular beauty is absolutely sublime - a kind of curious innocence mixed with sex oozing out of molecule of her body. This shot is probably the last of that kind.