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Casting Norma Jeane

Casting Norma Jeane: A Starlet is Transformed into Marilyn Monroe¬†focuses on 1946, the year when 20 year-old Norma Jeane Dougherty became Marilyn Monroe. Author James Glaeg met Sam and Enid Knebelcamp, part of her extended family, in 1958. The book … Continue reading


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Alan Young Remembers Marilyn

In December 1946, Marilyn – who had changed her name just a few months before – appeared on a Rose Bowl float in Los Angeles, promoting the Alan Young Radio Show. The Northumberland-born actor and broadcaster dated Monroe twice, as … Continue reading


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‘Icons and Idols’ Auction Details

Full listings for the Icons and Idols auction (December 1-2) are now online at Julien’s Auctions. A print catalogue – featuring a cover shot of the young Marilyn by Joseph Jasgurs – can be ordered (for $100.) On the subject … Continue reading


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Jasgur Photos on Auction

Photos taken by Joe Jasgur in March 1946 of the then 19 year-old model, Norma Jeane Dougherty, in one of her first professional shoots, are to be sold by Julien’s Auctions in December to pay off the late photographer’s debts, … Continue reading


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Miller Photos on Auction

  A selection of extraordinary colour photos of a young Marilyn, taken by Richard C. Miller in 1946, are among the Monroe-related items on offer at Heritage Auctions. The sale is set for July 29.


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Norma Jeane’s First Foreign Cover

This portrait by Andre De Dienes made the cover of England’s Leader magazine on April 13, 1946, her first front-page appearance on a non-US publication. Thanks to Megan at Everlasting Star


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August 26, 1946

Signing her first studio contract with Fox, the former Mrs Norma Jeane Dougherty changed her name to Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn was after actress Marilyn¬†Miller and Monroe was her mother’s maiden name.)


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