70 Years Ago: Marilyn and Earl Thiesen

The latest issue of French e-zine Crazy for You looks back at Marilyn’s pin-up shoots with Earl Thiesen in early 1952. The cover shot shows Marilyn in a bathing suit designed by Rose Marie Reid, also worn by future co-star Jane Russell. As a tribute to her fans in the armed forces, Marilyn then donned a USS Henley t-shirt – and not much else – in another cheesecake moment.

For a Valentine’s Day layout, Marilyn wore the bathing suit made by Elois Jenssen for her beauty queen role in We’re Not Married! And finally, after a Hollywood columnist sniped at Marilyn’s revealing attire, she slipped into a potato sack – proving that she would look good in anything.