Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe at the Hollywood Bowl by Bernard of Hollywood

When Marilyn Monroe attended the Hollywood Bowl in 1952 she was widely photographed by Bernard of Hollywood amongst others. Bernard of Hollywood, is perhaps better known as Bruno Bernard (1912 – 1987). He was an American photographer best known for pin-up and glamour photography. Bernard is credited with first photographing Marilyn Monroe at the Racquet Club in Palm Springs, California, in 1947, when she was still Norma Jeane. She is said to have told Bernard:

“Remember, Bernie, you started it all”.

In 1999, his photo “Marilyn in White”, of Monroe in her wind-blown dress from the movie The Seven Year Itch (1955), was selected as the “Symbol of the Century” by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The same photograph was also chosen by the International Center of Photography as one of  “20 Unforgettable Photographs”.

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Marilyn Monroe performing at the Hollywood Bowl (St. Jude Hospital Benefit), 1953 BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD (1912-1987)

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Marilyn Monroe performing at the Hollywood Bowl (St. Jude Hospital Benefit), 1953 BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD (1912-1987)

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Marilyn Monroe performing at the Hollywood Bowl (St. Jude Hospital Benefit) here with Danny Kaye, 1953 BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD (1912-1987)

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Marilyn Monroe performing at the Hollywood Bowl (St. Jude Hospital Benefit) here signing autographs, 1953 BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD (1912-1987)

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