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Marilyn Monroe, Beach

Updated Feb 11, 2024
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Marilyn Monroe, Beach
A photo of Marilyn Monroe (then Norma Jeane Dougherty) at the beach in Catalina with a friend.
Date & Place: at Catalina in Los Angeles County, California 90704, United States
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Today is Labor Day in the United States - a three-day weekend to celebrate and honor American labor achievements. Whether you enjoy a barbecue, simply relax around the house or have a destination in mind, we hope you 'take it easy' like Marilyn Monroe and her friend and son did here in 1943 in Catalina California.

See Marilyn's biography on AncientFaces.
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A sad life in so many ways. She deserved better.
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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic actresses and models of the 20th century, known for her captivating beauty and charm on and off the screen. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, she endured a tumultuous childhood marked by abandonment, abuse, and frequent moves between foster homes and orphanages. Despite her difficult upbringing, Monroe showed a natural talent for acting and modeling from a young age. She began her career as a pin-up model in the late 1940s, and soon caught the attention of Hollywood executives who recognized her potential as a movie star. In 1950, she signed a contract with 20th Century Fox and began appearing in small film roles. Over the course of the 1950s, Monroe's career skyrocketed as she starred in a series of hit movies, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953), "The Seven Year Itch" (1955), and "Some Like It Hot" (1959). Her performances earned critical acclaim and she became a beloved cultural icon, renowned for her sultry voice, impeccable comedic timing, and timeless beauty. Beyond her accomplishments on screen, Monroe also used her platform to advocate for important causes, including civil rights and women's rights. She was a vocal supporter of the NAACP and worked tirelessly to end racial discrimination in Hollywood. Additionally, she spoke out about her own experiences with sexual harassment and abuse, helping to raise awareness about these issues long before they entered the public discourse. Although Monroe's life was cut tragically short when she died of a drug overdose in 1962 at the age of 36, her legacy continues to inspire and captivate audiences to this day. See The Wonderful Marilyn Monroe. Her films and photographs remain timeless classics, and her enduring influence on fashion, beauty, and popular culture is a testament to her enduring impact.
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