Yesterday, Sophia and I drove up to Newbridget to meet fellow blogger, Lorna Sixsmith of Garrendenny Lane, with her two delightful children at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons. The museum, attached to the shop, is free to the public and has a small but impressive collection of clothing and memorabilia from celebrities - I'm going to post a bit more about the collection later but I found myself smitten with these old images of Marilyn Monroe on Jones Beach, New York in the early 40's. It was fun to tell Sophia that, that was the beach we used to go to on summer weekends when we were still back in New York.
Anyway, so I trolled around online to pull a few of these images together for you to see. Marilyn was a "normal" sized woman - with some hips and a great shape. None of this waif like business that is so unrealistic today.
I just love these earlier photos because her hair is long - not cut short as in later photos and their is a happy playfulness about her that gets lost later on as she becomes such a sex icon.
Oh she's still sexy as you can see above.