Marilyn (and Joe) in ‘Yours Retro’

The latest issue of UK nostalgia mag Yours Retro includes a five-page spread on Marilyn’s relationship with Joe DiMaggio, written by Monroe biographer Michelle Morgan. The cover shows a young Norma Jeane, photographed by Richard C. Miller at the height of her modelling days in 1946.

Elsewhere, a Westmore Beauty ad featuring Marilyn appears in an article about Hollywood’s make-up maestros; and Yours Retro‘s production editor Debbie Oliver lists Bus Stop among her favourite movies.

“In the early Seventies, Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind,’ with its opening lyric ‘Goodbye Norma Jeane …’ made me curious about who Norma Jeane was. My mum bought me a biography of Marilyn Monroe and my fascination with her began. The film that made the greatest impact on me was Bus Stop, in which Marilyn plays Cherie, object of Bo Decker’s obsessive love. Her performance as a saloon singer with little talent but big dreams is mesmerising.”

Thanks to A Passion for Marilyn