“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Marilyn Workout…

Posted on December 20, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Marilyn Monroe became world-famous for her figure. But, it’s surprising that maintaining an alluring hourglass involved a lot of effort. Before she was cast in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Philippe Halsman photographed her for LIFE Magazine, taking a few candid shots of her daily workout routine. One snapshot of her in a white dress made it onto the cover of the April 7th, 1952 issue,  while pictures of Marilyn lifting weights in a terry-cloth bikini top were left on the cutting room floor, and have rarely been seen. At the time of the photo shoot, Marilyn Monroe (below) wasn’t yet a household name.


“`The black-and-white photographs depict a very-serious  Marilyn performing military presses and squats with a bar; and bench-pressing small weights. She detailed her regimen, later that year,  in a September interview with the now-defunct Pageant Magazine.  Monroe explained that she spent 10 minutes every morning practicing bust-firming exercises with small weights. But, she maintained she wasn’t a fitness-freak.


“`She cracked a smile mid-handstand, and gave a come-hither look after her workout, while relaxing on the floor. The backdrop of her modest apartment on the outskirts of Los Angeles spoke to Marilyn Monroe’s very-real effort in becoming a major motion picture star.


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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