(In fact, she wouldn’t uncover up in LIFE’s pages until Oct 1949, along with 7 alternative then-unfamiliar Hollywood “girls”). But now, in jubilee of what would have been Monroe’s 85th birthday (June 1, 2011), LIFE.com presents these singular gems, easy to their strange excellence as well as display early-career Monroe in the dance, acting, as well as voice classes which helped have her an idol for the ages.
Of this sketch McKinney wrote, “She assumes the classic, much-painted viewpoint of ballet girls adjusting their shoes.” Around the time of Eyerman’s shoot, Monroe was sealed with Columbia Pictures, after the short as well as catastrophic 6 months during 20th Century Fox, as well as could be seen upon shade as the dancer in Ladies of the Chorus. Ultimately, which film tanked, as well as Monroe was once again dumped by the vital college of music — yet she would go on undeterred in her query for fame.
“Marilyn strains, behind opposite the mirror, familiar to all the world, in an try to get the mood of elation.”
“We begin the scene, tyro outdoing clergyman in the clasped hands dialect as well as clamp versa.”
Moore urged Monroe to get the many out of each line. “Get it in your conduct as well as sing it out. Believe it!” he told her, according to LIFE’s notes.
“Another proviso of Moore’s coaching: play-back recordings, to exam the tangible outspoken technique. Marilyn seems sincerely gratified by her own small voice; Moore is the small some-more dubious.”