First picture of Marilyn Monroe sells for big money at auction

First Picture Of Marilyn Monroe Sells For Big Money At Auction
First Picture Of Marilyn Monroe Sells For Big Money At Auction


The first professional picture of a teen girl who would become Marilyn Monroe sold for big money at auction.

A 19-year-old Norma Jean Baker posed for this photograph in a Hollywood alleyway on March 6, 1946, and nearly 70 years later it's being recognized as the first official photograph of the blonde bombshell ... though she's a brunette here.

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According to the Daily Mail, photographer Joseph Jasgur was commissioned to take photographs of aspiring models. One of those models was Baker. He snapped a picture using a rolleiflex camera, and a few weeks later held subsequent shoots with Baker in a swimsuit on the beach.

Those pictures were presented to Ben Lyon at Twentieth Century Fox, who transformed Norma Jean Baker into Marilyn Monroe.

The image was sold in an auction at Henry Aldridge & Son for $4.6K dollars.

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