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Norma Jean in the 1940’s

It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde- Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe started working in Hollywood as one of many models and was credited as Norma Jeane Dougherty. Her early photos were taken by Andre de Dienes, in the mid 1940’s. The covers of magazines like Leader or Picture Post featured pretty girls on the cover with a seasonal reference.

It’s interesting to see Marilyn with long wavy reddish or honey blonde hair. There is such innocence about her. It has been suggested that she underwent nose and chin surgery to “balance” her face. On top of that due to the demands of black and white films hair had to be a clear, a shade. That is why platinum blonde or raven black were favoured- they looked better on film.

Numerous sources have stated that in the 1960’s Marilyn’s weight reflected her mental health. The deeper she sank into depression, the slimmer she would become. Food was exchanged by booze and a ridiculous amount of prescription pills.

It is wonderful to see Norma Jean before the ups and downs life would inevitably bring her.

This girl is pure sunshine.

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