July 16, 2011

Pin-up girl Marilyn Monroe with Earl Moran

Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926, August 5, 1962, Los Angeles, California, United States
1.66 m

"In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty."

Adapted sources : Immortal Marilyn

One of his most famous models whilst in Hollywood was the young Marilyn Monroe, then Norma Jeane, who modeled for Moran between 1946 and 1950.

Earl Moran hired Marilyn through the Blue Book Agency in Los Angeles, in 1946. This was one of Marilyn’s earliest regular modeling assignments, to help pay the rent while she fought for an entree into the movie business.

She posed for him off and on for the next four years. He paid Marilyn ten dollars an hour to photograph  her in various costumes and states of toplessness.

He usually took photos of her, which he used as reference for his pin-up illustrations. 

Between 1946 and 1950
From 20 to 24 years old




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