marilyn monroe norma jeane
Before becoming the Girl in The Seven Year Itch, before shooting an infamous skirt-blowing photo on Lexington Avenue at 52nd Street in New York City…Marilyn Monroe wasn’t a blonde. Marilyn Monroe, in fact, wasn’t Marilyn Monroe. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, it wasn’t until the early Fifties that everyone’s synonymous Blonde Bombshell became the vision that we have of her today.

These shots – taken in the late 1940s – take us back before the name change, before the bleach, and before the DiMaggio.

marilyn monroe norma jeane

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