Why LIFE never published this gold mine of photos after Marilyn became a superstar remains a mystery
Marilyn Monroe, Innocently Sexy (all photos, here)
Monroe leans over a railing, her short-shorts riding up. Four years later, she’d famously show off those legs again during the subway-grate scene of "The Seven Year Itch."
Monroe, changed into a bikini top, relaxes with a script.
Why LIFE never published this gold mine of photos after Marilyn became a superstar remains a mystery. The only clue: a brief note about the shoot we found in our archives, addressed to LIFE’s photo editor and saying that "this take was over-developed and poorly printed."
Monroe si appoggia su una ringhiera, indossa cortissimi pantaloncini bianchi (v. altre foto)
Quattro anni più tardi, mostrerà nuovamente le sue bellissime gambe durante la famosissima scena della gonna alzata dall’aria della metropolitana nel film "Quando la moglie è in vacanza" (The Seven Year Itch).