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May 30, 2015

The First Professional Modeling Pictures of Norma Jeane (Later Known as Marilyn Monroe) in 1945

These photographs were taken in 1945 and were the first professional modeling pictures of Norma Jeane. The pictures were taken in a single day on a beach in Malibu by photographer Bill Carroll. Over 40 years would pass before Bill realized the young model was legend Marilyn Monroe.

“I sincerely believe that my pictures present a different woman than the one they know,” Bill Carroll said. “I had no idea who Monroe was until I read that TIME magazine 40 years later. I had no idea I had photographed the same woman.”


























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