1.30.2012

MARILYN MONROE IN BANFF: JOHN VACHON





I just love these playful portraits of Marilyn Monroe circa 1953. They were shot by acclaimed photographer John Vachon in Alberta, Canada while Monroe was filming River of No Return. The photos were published last year in Marilyn - August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos by Brian Wallis. I have long wanted to visit Banff National Park, ever since my father showed me photos from a motorcycle trip he took through the park when I was child. You can view more photos from Monroe's visit to Banff in the collection shared on The Telegraph.
(images REUTERS/The Estate of John Vachon/Dover Publications, Inc)