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marilynmonroe-x:

Paul Parry, c.1949/50Advertising for Mission Orange Drink. Because this image is so rare and no other photographs of Marilyn by Paul Parry have yet been discovered, the exact date of the sitting is unclear. The calender was published in 1953 but it also included the month December from 1952. However it is quite possible that the photograph was taken in 1949 as this was the year that Paul first met with Marilyn and he had this to say:
"I was sitting in my office chinning with a couple of other fellows one day when this girl - her name was Norma Jeane Dougherty then - came in and asked if I thought she could be a model. I’ll never forget it because she was wearing a pink sweater and the other two fellows just fell right off their chairs. Could she!"

marilynmonroe-x:

Paul Parry, c.1949/50
Advertising for Mission Orange Drink.

Because this image is so rare and no other photographs of Marilyn by Paul Parry have yet been discovered, the exact date of the sitting is unclear. The calender was published in 1953 but it also included the month December from 1952. However it is quite possible that the photograph was taken in 1949 as this was the year that Paul first met with Marilyn and he had this to say:

"I was sitting in my office chinning with a couple of other fellows one day when this girl - her name was Norma Jeane Dougherty then - came in and asked if I thought she could be a model. I’ll never forget it because she was wearing a pink sweater and the other two fellows just fell right off their chairs. Could she!"