Marilyn photographed by Milton Greene, 1956
Marilyn Monroe, 22, takes singing lessons with bandleader Phil Moore at the famous West Hollywood nightclub, the Mocambo, in 1949.
I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.
Happy Birthday Marilyn!
Norma Jeane Baker aka Marilyn Monroe| June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962