thebeautyofmarilyn:

Marilyn photographed biking in London, 1956.
Marilyn
Saturday, June 1, 2013, marks Marilyn Monroe’s 87th birthday. Or rather, it marks the 87th anniversary of her birth. It’s difficult, after all, to envision what an 87th birthday might look and feel like for someone who died more than a half-century ago, when she was just 36 years old.
But then, that’s what icons sometimes demand of us, long after they cease to have any say in the matter: namely, to treat them as if they’re immortal. We mark the birthdays of legends like Marilyn, JFK (dead at 46), Hendrix (dead at 27), Billie Holiday (dead at 44) and countless other larger-than-life figures who were gone too soon not because they’re just like us — or even because, deep down, we truly want to be like them — but precisely because their lives were so unfathomably different than anything we can imagine.
http://life.time.com/icons/marilyn-monroe-at-home-in-hollywood-color-portraits-of-a-young-star-1953/#ixzz2UxizjjMd
ilovehotdogs:

The Misfits (1961) 
Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits by Eve Arnold

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kawaicandy:

During her legendary final photo shoot with Bert Stern - The Last Sitting - Monroe crossed out the negatives that she didn’t want published with a marker.
missingmarilyn:

Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits, 1960.
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