The Ten Best Marilyn Monroe Pictures: Innocence, Joy, Vulnerability,
Beauty, Desire, Sweetness
These are, in my opinion, the ten best pictures of Marilyn Monroe. Or, more
probably, these are just my ten personal favorites, and yours will be
different. But these pictures, I believe, capture Marilyn's innocence, her joy,
her vulnerability, her beauty, her desire, her charisma and her sweetness. When I think of
her, I don't imagine a sex goddess, but I remember Elton John singing those
tender, incredibly moving lines about the young boy in the 22nd row, who saw a lot more to her than
her sexuality, and who was deeply offended by all the media fuss about her being
found in the nude after she died.
Marilyn Monroe, a picture of innocence, loveliness and vulnerability ...
Marilyn Monroe, angelic in white with a vivacious sparkle in her eyes ...
Marilyn Monroe wearing the same white dress, in Manhattan on June 12,
1967 (both photos by Sam Shaw) ... she had the loveliest smile ...
Marilyn Monroe reading in the woods, a script perhaps? She was a writer herself,
a poet, a philosopher and an epigrammatist of considerable wisdom ...
Marilyn Monroe looking like a goddess in the iconic pleated white dress from The
Seven Year Itch (the one that ended up flying up in the famous subway grate
I love this picture of a young Norma Jeane Mortenson (or Mortensen) in jeans with a bare midriff, glowing
with health and vitality, an all-American girl with unlimited potential and the
courage to explore it ...
Norma Jeane Baker [1926-1962], better known as Marilyn Monroe, is a picture
of joy in a white one-piece bathing suit, drawing in the sand with one hand
while holding her hair back from her eyes with the other ...
"I restore myself when I'm alone." ― Marilyn Monroe
This picture captures, in a word, Joy.
I love this picture of Marilyn Monroe raising her hand ... is she signaling us
hello, or waving goodbye? ...
"Goodbye Norma Jeane, we never knew you at all ..."
Marilyn Monroe in all her humanity: lovely, contemplative, sad, perhaps
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