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Beatrice Dawson; Marilyn Monroe

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Beatrice Dawson; Marilyn Monroe, by Unknown photographer, 1956 - NPG x136480 - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Beatrice Dawson; Marilyn Monroe

by Unknown photographer
modern publicity photograph, 1956
9 in. x 7 1/2 in. (229 mm x 190 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2012
Photographs Collection
NPG x136480


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Colin Clark, third assistant director, wrote in his diary; ‘The rest of us joined Bumble Dawson for a wardrobe test. Now it was her turn to be nervous. We had only seen MM wrapped in chiffon so far. She need not have worried. MM finally appeared in a long white dress that suited her perfectly. It made her walk with an amazing wiggle, but a wiggle which is somehow naive and not brazen...’

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