Marilyn Monroe in the movies

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View the most iconic photos of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe

The release of ‘My Week with Marilyn’ on November 25 2011 will again put the spotlight on an actress who was never short of attention during a short but sensational career as an actress in 1950s Hollywood. Here, we flick through the Time Out archives for some classic pictures of Marilyn Monroe on film. By David Jenkins and Anna Smith

1. Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Monroe’s first starring role saw her leap out of the chorus line and into the limelight when her character lands the lead in a burlesque show and locks lips with socialite Randy Carroll (Rand Brooks). Marilyn’s first on-screen kiss wasn’t enough to save her from the Columbia scrap-heap – they canned her after only six months – but this is still a reasonable romp for Monroe completists curious to see her before her image had been fully honed.

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Ladies of the Chorus (1948) Asphalt Jungle (1950) All About Eve (1950) Monkey Business (1952) Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Clash By Night (1952) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1952) How to Marry a MIllionaire (1953) Niagara (1953) River of No Return (1954) The Seven Year Itch (1955) Bus Stop (1956) The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Some Like it Hot (1959) Let's Make Love (1960) The Misfits (1962) My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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