Monday, October 12, 2015

The Lost Photographs – Rarely Seen Images of Marilyn Monroe Shot by Her Personal Makeup Artist

The photographs of Monroe previously belonged to the estate of Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder, Monroe’s personal makeup artist for 15 years.

Marilyn Monroe smiles for a photo signed to the son of her makeup artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.

An unnamed, undated photo from the collection of Monroe's makeup artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.

Monroe poses on the Alberta, Canada, set of 1954's "River of No Return." The photo was taken by her makeup artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.

An unnamed, undated photo from the collection of Monroe's makeup artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.

Monroe poses on the Alberta, Canada set of 1954's "River of No Return." The photo was taken by her makeup artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.

Two color transparency slides taken on the set of 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Monroe in a photo on the set of her final film, 1962's "Something's Got to Give," which was never finished.

Monroe poses with co-star Robert Mitchum on the Alberta, Canada, set of 1954's "River of No Return."

Monroe poses with some Canadian bears on the set of 1954's "River of No Return."

Monroe poses with a Mountie (possibly just an actor) on the set of 1954's "River of No Return."

Monroe poses on the Alberta, Canada, set of "River of No Return." The actress was injured after slipping on a wet rock during filming, and had her ankle bound up.

Snyder applies makeup to Monroe on the set of 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Snyder applies Monroe's makeup on the set of 1960's "Let's Make Love."

A Western Union telegram sent to Snyder by Monroe after she was fired from the film "Something's Got to Give" in 1962. The film was never finished and was her last work prior to her death on Aug. 5 that same year.

A color slide taken on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl" of Monroe in 1957, taken by Snyder. The making of this film was documented in 2010's "My Week with Marilyn."

Monroe posing in a test photo taken by Snyder on the set of her final film, 1962's "Something's Got to Give," which was never finished.

Monroe posing in a test photo taken by Snyder on the set of her final film, 1962's "Something's Got to Give."

Monroe poses in another wardrobe in a test photo on the set of "Something's Got to Give."

Monroe poses in undergarments in a test photo on the set of "Something's Got to Give."

Monroe poses in a denim ensemble in a test photo on the set of "Something's Got to Give."

An unnamed, undated photo from the collection of makeup artist Allan "Whitey" Snyder.

A color slide of Monroe, photographed on the set of 1956's "Bus Stop."

A color slide of Monroe, photographed on the set of 1956's "Bus Stop."

A color slide of Monroe taken on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl" in 1957.

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