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New Marilyn Monroe Photos from the set of “Niagra” 1953

Intimate: Trusted make-up artists Allan 'Whitey' Snyder took these charming shots of a 27-year-old Marilyn Monroe relaxing between takes

The previously unreleased photos of Marilyn Monroe were taken by Allan “Whitey” Snyder, who was her make-up artist.

 Apparently MM would ask him to take pictures of her to calm her nerves before filming.

Trusted: Allan Snyder's photos are remarkable for the obvious warmth of his relationship with Monroe and show none of the stage fright which she struggled with throughout her career

The following pictures, never before seen by the public, were taken on location while she filmed her first leading role for Niagara in 1953.

At ease: The remarkable pictures, taken by make-up artist Allan

Playful: Snyder spent hours coaxing and comforting Monroe as she prepared to film her scenes and managed to snap the intimate pictures

Stunning: The unseen photographs show a carefree Marilyn Monroe soaking up the sun on a beach between film takes


The Most Used and Abused Armitage Character

In a previous post, written after re-watching Strike Back, I stated that out of all the characters RA has played, John Porter is quite possibly the most abused.

It made sense to me that poor Porter would constantly be physically harmed and  forced by circumstances to put himself in danger.

He was lied to and abandoned in his time of need.

The fact that he’s been ill-treated cannot be doubted.

But is he the most tormented character?

I just don’t know, so I’ll let you choose.

Poor Gizzy has had his fair share of abuse and humiliation.

Poor Lucas spent years in a Russian prison, being both physically and mentally tortured.

John Standring has had his heart trampled on a thousand times, but continues to come back for more.

John Thornton has had more than a few ups and downs, and that was before he met the head-strong Margaret.

Perhaps there is another character you feel deserve the title of “Most Used and Abused” Armitage character?

Monet? Thorin?


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