One of my favourite shots with Marilyn Monroe :)
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This is just AWESOME hahahaha
Jayne & Marilyn a´la Moran
“One day a blonde kid named Norma Jean Dougherty came by looking for work. For the next four or five years, she posed for many of my paintings and during that time changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. Ken Murray was taking his show to New York and he told me Marie Wilson wasn’t going. Did I know anyone who could replace her?
I told Marilyn to see Ken about the job and as she always followed the leads I gave her, she did. Ken very wisely told Marilyn her future was in Hollywood and his prophetic words turned out to be true. though Marilyn had a most difficult time before she made it. I recall a time when she came to pose for me and her shoes were absolutely run down and beyond repair. I gave her a pair a previous model had left in the studio and Marilyn wore them home. Later she gave me the form-fitting dress she wore in “The Asphalt Jungle,” which was one of the films that catapulted her to fame.”
“One of my first models there was a fresh arrival from Texas and some things about her reminded me of Marilyn Monroe. Her name was Mansfield, first name Jayne. She had a warm personality and I did a number of paintings before she went to the New York stage.
She happened to mention my name to a Broadway columnist. The result is best expressed in a letter she wrote to me: “I imagine you know that Monday night I’ll be popping out of your picture on the Steve Allen show. The idea sounds so cute. Little did we know what the outcome of those pictures would be. I’ll be thinking a special hello to you and Gloria on Monday and I’ll say something if I can.” For some reason which I don’t recall, I missed that particular program.”
One of these days I will get you little book…