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Beautiful Pics Of Marilyn Monroe On The Beach Taken By Sam Shaw In 1957 (17 Pics)
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Beautiful Pics Of Marilyn Monroe On The Beach Taken By Sam Shaw In 1957 (17 Pics)

Marilyn Monroe. Everyone has heard about her, most people know her story. She was an American actress, singer, model, she did it all. She became a popular sex symbol in the ’50s and ’60s, inspiring many women to chase their dreams and be themselves. Sadly, famous Old Hollywood star passed away at the very young age of 36.

However, the famous actress still managed to achieve more things than most people do in a full lifetime. Marilyn was photographed by many photographers, including one photoshoot by Sam Shaw which is considered one of the most famous of her shoots. Shaw was also a dear friend of Marilyn’s, he photographed her private life and her most vulnerable moments. In these beach photos, Marilyn was pregnant. Sadly, one month after, she had a miscarriage.

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“She was a beautiful woman without makeup and in her spirit as a person” – that’s how Sam Shaw described Marilyn Monroe. He photographed her at Amagansett Beach, New York in July 1957. She was wearing a white bathing suit, her blonde hair was messy from the wind. Her natural beauty shines through in these vintage photos and she looks happy and comfortable.

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Image credits: samshawphoto

Image credits: samshawphoto

Sam Shaw lived his life in New York. He was born in 1912 and died in 1999. Shaw is recognized through his photographs of films and famous stars, although he had a lot of other hobbies like music, sculpture, painting, literature as well as political and social activism. Sam Shaw’s early life was not easy. He didn’t have much money, so he had to gather materials for his artwork from the streets of New York. He worked his way up and created his career from nothing.

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Image credits: samshawphoto

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Sam Shaw has taken many famous photographs like the poster for the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” where he captured Marlon Brando in a ripped t-shirt. He also captured one of the most well-known photographs of all time, the iconic Marilyn Monroe with her skirt blowing up in the movie “The Seven Year Itch”.

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Image credits: samshawphoto

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Marilyn Monroe is considered by many to be the most iconic and beautiful female celebrity of all time. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marilyn spent most of her childhood in foster homes and married at the very young age of 16. While working in a factory, she was noticed by a pin up girls photographer and from that moment, her life changed radically and she became one of the most famous women in the world.

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Image credits: samshawphoto

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Marilyn lived a life of glamour, but it wasn’t without its flaws. She struggled with depression, addictions, and anxiety. That’s why it’s refreshing to see such happy, carefree and simple photographs of her on the beach. It seems like all her worries vanished and she was just having fun. Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 from overdosing, although conspiracy theorists around the world are still trying to figure out if that’s true to this day.

Image credits: samshawphoto

Image credits: samshawphoto

Image credits: samshawphoto

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Monty Glue
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2 years ago

Not a hint of Photoshop, she (nor anyone) is perfect, and yet she looks lovely. And she was an influencer before the term even came into use.

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

They did a little touch ups on photos back then, but it was on the actual photo and it wasn’t to make the person not look like themselves -Like it is today. #She Was100%IconOfTheCentury

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Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

She was such a beautiful woman. I think my favorite pictures of these are the ones where she's splashing in the water and the one in which she's jumping, she looks genuinely happy in those

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

I’ve read several books on her life (the past few years), by people that knew her personally and she liked the moments where she wasn’t being “pined-over by paparazzi”.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago

I've never seen a bad picture of her. In her autopsy photo she looked like a 12 year old girl sleeping (other than a little blood pooling under her skin). The pictures above where she's splashing in the waves she looks genuinely happy.

Si
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Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago

Not a hint of Photoshop, she (nor anyone) is perfect, and yet she looks lovely. And she was an influencer before the term even came into use.

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

They did a little touch ups on photos back then, but it was on the actual photo and it wasn’t to make the person not look like themselves -Like it is today. #She Was100%IconOfTheCentury

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

She was such a beautiful woman. I think my favorite pictures of these are the ones where she's splashing in the water and the one in which she's jumping, she looks genuinely happy in those

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

I’ve read several books on her life (the past few years), by people that knew her personally and she liked the moments where she wasn’t being “pined-over by paparazzi”.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago

I've never seen a bad picture of her. In her autopsy photo she looked like a 12 year old girl sleeping (other than a little blood pooling under her skin). The pictures above where she's splashing in the waves she looks genuinely happy.

Si
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2 years ago

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