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October 28, 2014

23 Beautiful Black and White Portrait Photos of Marilyn Monroe from the 1950s

Men wanted her, women wanted to be her. The camera, the president and the public adored her. Everyone loved, and still love, the iconic beauty that was Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn's personal life was of fascination from early on in her career. For a cover story in a 1952 issue of True Experiences magazine, the caption read: "Do I look happy? I should - for I was a child nobody wanted. A lonely girl with a dream - who awakened to find that dream come true - I am Marilyn Monroe... Read my Cinderella story on page 22." Her budding romance with baseball player Joe DiMaggio - the couple married in 1954 - also generated Marilyn huge press interest.

Below is a collection 23 beautiful black and white portrait photos of Marilyn Monroe from the 1950s.

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