Marilyn Monroe in the movies
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
4. Monkey Business (1952)
Monroe’s first collaboration with genre-hopping Hollywood maestro Howard Hawks sees the blond bombshell in a meaty supporting role, an appetiser perhaps for the gourmet, diamond-studded main course that was ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ (1953). Cary Grant (with some ridiculous oversized specs) stars as a daffy scientist in search of a youth serum, while Monroe (his dizzy-headed typist) makes for an ample playmate when he’s out painting the town red.