Friday, May 15, 2009

Inspiration...Norma Jeane

These have got to be some of my favorite summer inspiration pictures ever! My Mom is a big Marilyn Monroe fan, so I first saw these Norma Jeane (Marilyn before she was Marilyn Monroe) pictures when I was a little girl. Ever sense then whenever I see them I get inspired all over again. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

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23 comments:

Ariella said...

Aw, I don't think I've seen many pictures of Marilyn Monroe when she was younger, so this was really nice. Thank you for sharing :) I absolutely love those cute skirts and swimsuits!

leila wylie said...

Norma Jeane was the epitome of American beauty. These pictures are great.

reilly said...

Of course! I really like yours as well! :]

This is such a great post, Norma Jeane and Marilyn look so different! Though I guess that's a transformation every girl makes.

Blair said...

She was divine then as well! :)

bare.peppermint.fashions said...

i love the white bathing suit she is wearing. that is so cute. these photos are very summer inspiring!

Frances Baker said...

I love the bathing suit over the striped tee! These are really cute, thanks!

doublecloth.net said...

Norman Jeane are sexy woman... the photos are great!!

Miss Mae said...

These are fun. They make me think of Elton John's "Candle in the Wind". This is the REAL Marilyn!
<3

Alli said...

she was so lovely before she became famous. american beauty? actually, i think her father was norwegian - at any rate they've got a statue of her in a small fishing town on the west coast of norwy because that's supposedly where her father was from. but they never did have any contact though.

but i thought i'd mention it, because it's norway's national day tomorrow, and we just won the eurovision song contest as well:) i don't want to brag, but i'm just so thrilled!

maçã said...

Norman Jeane or Marilyn Monroe : she always inspires me!

Cynthia said...

These pics are filled with happiness and sun. All I want for summer!

Krystal said...

love these of her

casey said...

These are so pretty--I really love the photos of Marilyn when she was younger; I think I probably have more of those saved to my inspiration file than I do of her later in the 50s! ;)

Morena Doll said...

Norma Jeane.
*sigh*
If only I got to meet her.

alexandra said...

love this post very much : ) x

Eyeliah SS said...

Lovely shots, that strawberry blonde hair was so gorgeous on her.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I adore this vintage photos of her... Love them! Lovely week darling~

elena-lu said...

i love the younger norma jean just as much as the sexy marilyn but the pics of her younger self are so sweet and full of such eagerness and expectation that one cannot help but fall inlove! this collection of photos is wonderful! thanks for sharing :)

Tahda said...

I love her!I have a whole book of photos from this era. but I like Marilyn too ;)

Lo said...

I haven't seen any pictures of her like this before, thanks! they are so lovely

Hippie Frou Frou said...

wow-these are too fabulous! totally threw me off that was her, heh, oh and I just realized I wasn't "following" your blog-but now I am. Don't know how I missed that, just started following peeps through my blogger homepage and its so convenient, thought I'd share :)

have a swell night Lady!

jess s//

Emma C said...

You mentioned on another blog that you wanted the striped dress from breathless - you know there ebay shops that make clothes to measure from photos for a very reasonable price (about $50). You could try that?

Top Runway is one.

Adelino P. Silva said...

I was born in Brazil, and I remember when I bought my first magazin LIFE.
The cover girl was MM. This happenned in 1950...
Cordially

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