Marilyn Monroe "Flying Skirt" Photograph (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926. During her all-too-brief life, Monroe overcame a difficult childhood, including an unknown father and abusive foster homes, to become one of the World's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. While working at a munitions factory in Burbank, California, Marilyn got her first big break. Photographer David Conover, was covering the factory to show women at work and was struck by the beauty and photogenic nature of Norma, using her in many of her shots. This led to a career as a model and numerous magazine covers. In 1946 , she changed her name from Norma to Marilyn Monroe (after her grandma). She also took drama lessons and signed her first contract with Twentieth Century Fox, eventually getting prominent roles in films such as All About Eve, Niagara, Gentleman Prefer Blonds and How to Marry A Millionaire. In 1954, she married baseball star Joe DiMaggio, a friend of over two years. They were later to divorce, but they remained close friends. In her later career, she tried to move beyond the ‘blonde bombshell’ typecasting and set up her own movie production. She was awarded a Golden Globe award for her role in ‘Some Like It Hot.‘ Tragically, she died from an overdose of barbiturates in 1962 at just 36 years of age. This iconic photograph of Marilyn's famous "skirt flying" scene from the movie "The Seven Year Itch" is part of our popular SGA Signature Series. Available in both 16x20 and 11x14, this series is an affordable alternative to expensive athlete signatures. Quality Framed, this photo display includes an SGA Exclusive plate with a laser-engraved facsimile of Marilyn's elegant autograph along with her famous quote: "It's better to be absolutely ridiculous, than absolutely boring." A timeless piece of Entertainment Art celebrating one of the most iconic movie sex symbols of all-time. Everyone LOVES Marilyn!