Spring Break with Marilyn

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 09:00

Nothing says Spring Break like a trip to the beach, and these photographs from the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library showcase one of Hollywood's most famous stars, Marilyn Monroe, enjoying the sand and surf at two different points in her career.

First, here are some photos taken by Andre De Dienes on Tobay Beach (Tobay being an acronym for Town of Oyster Bay) in Long Island, NY in 1949. The same year she had a role opposite the Marx Brothers in Love Happy, and the following year would begin her ascent to stardom with All about Eve and The Asphalt Jungle. 

Thirteen years later, Marilyn returned to the beach in front of a photographer's camera for this second series taken by George Barris at the Santa Monica Beach while she was filming her last (uncompleted) film, Something’s Got to Give, in1962. Directed  by George Cukor, the film's script was transformed into Move Over, Darling the following year with Doris Day and James Garner.