RARE, EARLY MARILYN-AS-NORMA-JEANE PICTURES GO TO AUCTION.
This, from Art Daily: "Seven images of a young Marilyn Monroe, then known as Norma Jeane - including one of Norma Jeane smiling in the California surf that, until recently, had remained unseen are being offered for the first time at auction by the family of acclaimed Hollywood photographer Richard C. Miller, as the Richard C. Miller Archive, as part of Heritage Auctions July 29 Signature(r) Music & Entertainment auction."
"There are many reasons that make this archive and Richard C. Miller so significant," said Kristen Painter, Manager of Music & Entertainment Memorabilia at Heritage. "Not only are they beautiful images of Marilyn on the brink of stardom, but they also reflect Miller's respect for her. Most all of Marilyn's photographers profited from her death early in the 1960s and 1970s. Everyone made a coffee table book of their images, except Miller."
"In March and April 1946 Miller photographed teenaged Norma Jeane Dougherty. Miller and Monroe worked together through several sessions in various locations, capturing a stunning dichotomy of images of a delicate all-American girl and budding young beauty on the verge of stardom."
How wonderful is this one?
Via Art Daily