On 1 June 1952, Marilyn Monroe was given a surprise birthday present by Twentieth Century-Fox, namely, that she would star as Lorelei Lee in the film adaptation of the Broadway smash hit Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Judging by these behind-the-scenes wardrobe test shots, she was made for this role, just as these daringly sensual costumes were made to accentuate every curve of her figure.
“Some Like It Hot” was supposed to be filmed in colour (as were all Marilyn Monroe’s movies, according to her contract), but Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon looked greenish and unsightly in the film tests, so it was finally filmed in black and white. These rare and beautiful behind-the-scenes photographs of Ms Monroe and her cast mates […]
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” She was the leading sex symbol of the 1950s and enjoyed a highly successful, glamorized acting career, despite a troubled background. Thus Marilyn Monroe will never be forgotten for her wisdom, wit and timeless beauty, as well as her […]
Vintage glamour is all about being sexy, yet subtle and chic! Curves are definitely glamorous and feminine, so don’t be afraid to show yours off – tastefully of course. For your outfit choose vintage pieces that accentuate your curves (or add some where there might not be enough) without showing too much skin. Think pencil […]