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March 6, 2018

Marilyn Monroe’s First Photo Shoot by Joseph Jasgur in 1946

Joseph Jasgur (1919–2009) was a photographer who photographed celebrities during the golden age of Hollywood, especially Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe aka Norma Jeane Dougherty in 1946, she stepped into Jasgur’s studio in 1946 with no money, but the ambition to become a model. Jasgur shot numerous photographs of her over the following weeks, including glamour shots that she used in her 20th Century Fox interview.

Jasgur sold the rights to his entire portfolio, including the Monroe photographs, to a contractor, and spent the last years of his life trying to regain control of it.

Take a look at these glamorous photos of Marilyn Monroe during her first photo shoot – when she was still known as Norma Jeane Dougherty. Jasgur shot her while with a group of actors, or drawing a heart in the sand at Zuma Beach, California; when she was in Hollywood, or in a striped bathing suit on the beach...


  1. An interesting and unique collection of this unique girl who dreamed the most and became an icon of all time ...

  2. How wonderful…she’s like a magnet. Never saw these photos before, those were taken 77 years ago…! Crazy. And she’s just radiating, all still ahead of fresh and full of energy and life. No words ..! Hello from Hanover, Germany.




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