Thursday, August 02, 2012

Marilyn at Grauman's

Fifty years ago on August 5, 1962, the world was robbed of the future of seeing Marilyn Monroe's talent develop as a true actress due to her untimely and highly controversial passing. In celebration of the beauty and talent that we are still fortunate enough to experience through her celluloid legacy, I present a summer 1956 image of Grauman's Chinese Theater's marquee heralding the release of "Bus Stop," her breakthrough dramatic role that earned her a Golden Globe.

In the forecourt of Grauman's, Marilyn also placed her foot and handprints alongside with Jane Russell. The June 26, 1953 ceremony marked a celebration of the hit film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Here's Marilyn singing "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend."

See more Marilyn Monroe photos on my Marilyn Monroe web page.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

There are plenty of beautiful women in Hollywood, but none of them have Marilyn's magic touch.