Vintage Photos | Marilyn Monroe

With so many images of Marilyn Monroe online and really everywhere, it's rare that I find photos of the starlet new to my eyes but this morning I came across this series from 1950. The set was taken in August 1950 by Edward Clarke in Griffith Park and pitched to LIFE Magazine who immediately nixed any dreams of publication saying, "Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?" Little did they know what the were passing on... 

Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.
Marilyn Monroe in August 1950. Photographed by Edward Clarke.