Thursday, June 24, 2010

You're So Perfectly Summer Norma Jeane

I've been a little obsessed with these pictures the last few days so I just had to share...







Pictures found here and here

Aren't they just wonderful!? I love Marilyn Monroe, but these pictures of Norma Jeane before she became Marilyn are the ones that inspire me the most. Look at those white shorts and that bikini! I'm now officially on the hunt for a 1940s bikini!

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love these, it's really interesting seeing her looking so yound and fresh-faced. Some pretty wonderful styles she's sporting too. I love the first image especially.

Cara said...

Gorgeous pictures! I would love a bikini like that <3

Charlotte said...

Wow, this is a wonderful collection of pics! Such a sweet girl. Not to mention great fashion inspiration!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

MissKellie said...

Gosh, she's so beautiful. I especially love the second-to-last picture, she looks adorable! <3

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Alisha Lauren said...

I've been looking for a 40s bikini forever! They are so hard to find!

Dalena Vintage said...

They are! I never tire of looking at her photos. And on a side note, it's amazing how hair color changes a face.

MarieBayArea said...

she's the best! thanks for sharing the photos. i love all of her little summer outfits.

"The Golden Girl of the West" said...

I love the early photos of Norma, Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing....

~Syd

Emily said...

I love the outfit in the first photo. I think I smell a new sewing project!

Justice Pirate said...

tis a shame she dyed her hair. She was a cutie.

rebecca said...

I love the second one so much! They make me want to play tennis :p

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CAITLIN said...

She is so lovely. It's funny--she kind of reminds me of you (in these photos, at least!).

Lexie, Little Boat said...

it's so funny how much her look changed over the years! gorgeous.

Fiona Timantti said...

Beautiful. I think she didn't need the nosejob...

Leilani said...

These photos of Norma are so sweet, she was such a 'girl next door' type before the transformation into Marilyn. I too prefer her style and look her, just seems more approachable and fun!

sueper said...

indeed, I also prefer her young looks - so pretty!

casey said...

These are so perfect! A few I haven't seen before (which is really fun to find Norma Jean pics that I haven't seen; I've been hunting them down for years online!). I just adore her white suspender shorts; I am so tempted to go buy some twill to make a pair for myself. lol.

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

little moon lover said...

amazing pics.. I've always felt curious about the way Marilyn looked like before she was transformed into a blonde bombshell.. I found some pics but never saw these ones.. loved them.
I just found your blog.. it's great.. love that you're into the whole vintage look.. suits you..
take care!

Jenni said...

These are great! She was so adorable.

Jitterbugdoll said...

I love these photos--I've always adored Norma Jeane. She had such a sweet innocence to her!

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