Future sex symbol Marilyn Monroe posing for pinup artist Earl Moran in the late 40‑iesPictolic
When 19-year-old Marilyn Monroe started to pose for Earl Moran in 1946, she still dreamed of becoming an actress. Moran's already established himself as a leading artist in the style of pin-up girl: his work for magazines and calendars put it on a par with such famous artists as Alberto Vargas and George petty.
In 1946, Earl Moran hired a young model named Norma Jean Dougherty through the Blue Book Agency in Los Angeles.
This work was Marilyn's first one as a model: earnings allowed her to pay for housing, while she tried to break into the movie business.
Marilyn from time to time posed for Moran for four years, from 1946 to 1949.
Usually the artist took pictures of her in various costumes and poses, and then in these pictures, painted pinupi. In those years he was paying Marilyn at $ 10 per hour.