Loving Marilyn
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A rare photo of Marilyn on the set of River of No Return, 1953.

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   This is the first photograph ever taken of Marilyn in the dress that would become the most famous in movie history. 

   For a brief scene in The Seven Year Itch, her character strolls on a Manhattan street on a stifling summer evening. When a subway rattles beneath her, Marilyn stands astride a sidewalk vent to catch a cool breeze that swirls her skirt up around her waist. 

   ”I wanted her to look fresh and clean.” Travilla recalled. “So I wondered what could I do with this most beautiful girl…to make her look talcum-powdered and adorable. What would I give her to wear that would blow in the breeze and be fun and pretty? I knew there would be a wind blowing so that would require a skirt.”

   The designer came up with a draped halter neck “fit-and-flair” dress cut on the bias in white rayon acetate with a pleated sunburst circle skirt. Wraparound ribbon-like bands support the bust and encircle the waist, leading to a self-tie that drops onto the left side of the skirt. Keen observers will note the modifications that took place after this test: Marilyn opted for a less structured hairstyle, and her earrings and shoes were replaced. Not surprisingly, the top of the dress was given a more flattering fit.

- Marilyn In Fashion

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A rare photo of Marilyn on the set of River of No Return, 1953.

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  • October 6th, 1954: ℳarilyn ℳonroe photographed by Milton Greene

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  • 1954: ℳarilyn ℳonroe in Tokyo Army Hospital

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1956.

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  • 1952: ℳarilyn ℳonroe photographed by Earl Leaf in 20th Century Fox dressing room

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Richard C. Miller, on the set of Some Like it Hot, 1958.

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#Some Like It Hot



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Marilyn Monroe proudly poses with her baby bump for Sam Shaw, Summer 1957.

Sadly, Marilyn had an ectopic pregnancy in the August and remained in hospital for ten days. She became pregnant again a year later during the filming of Some Like It Hot, however she would miscarry. Marilyn was told in 1959, after having an operation to correct her issues with conceiving, that she would never be able to have children.

Marilyn said in 1962 to George Barris, friend and photographer, that the thing she wanted more than anything was to have a baby.

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