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Marilyn Monroe in ’49: Early Photos of a Movie Icon in Training

In 1949, Marilyn Monroe was a relatively unknown but already magnetic young actress, working on honing her craft
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    Marilyn Monroe rehearsing in Hollywood in 1949 | Marilyn Monroe in ’49: Early Photos of a Superstar in Training | LIFE.com

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    Photographed during acting lessons with Natasha Lytess, 1949 (photo credit: J.R. Eyerman)

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