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Rare Photographs Of Marilyn Monroe Published

A collection of more than 100 previously unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe can be seen for the first time in a new book, reports The Daily Mail, London.'Marilyn: August 1953', published this week by Calla
PTI September 26, 2010 10:39 IST
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A collection of more than 100 previously unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe can be seen for the first time in a new book, reports The Daily Mail, London.

'Marilyn: August 1953', published this week by Calla Editions, features digitally restored black and white images taken during the summer of 1953 of a then 27-year-old Monroe.

The photos were shot by John Vachon, on assignment for LOOK magazine in Alberta, Canada, where Monroe was filming 'River of No Return' with Robert Mitchum.



In love: Marilyn Monroe is clearly smitten with baseball legend Joe DiMaggio while in Alberta, Canada, in the summer of 1953



Playful: Marilyn Monroe jokes with children at a swimming pool. She was on a break from filming having injured her ankle

An injured ankle prevented Monroe from filming, allowing Vachon to have several days to shoot the Hollywood icon. Only three of photos from the sessions were published in an October 1953 LOOK story.

The book will feature photos of Monroe and then fiance, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio snuggling. Vachon is thought to be the only photographer the pair formally posed for.

In another of the pictures, a comically frightened-looking Monroe is in the clutches of a taxidermy bear.

Vachon's images of Monroe were included in the five million photograph archive donated to the Library of Congress after LOOK folded in 1971.



Mischief: Marilyn giggles as she playfully hugs a bearskin rug



Deep in thought: The collection of more than 100 previously unpublished photos of Monroe can be seen for the first time in a new book 'Marilyn: August 1953'

Marilyn looks frightened as she poses in the grip of a giant stuffed bear