Marilyn Monroe for the win! (Teen-Age Diary Secrets #6 auction)
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Nice hooter cover :devil:

 

"Vintage feedbags"

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Nice hooter cover :devil:

 

"Vintage feedbags"

 

+1 :D

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Well, eBay auction lightning did not strike the same place twice, but $300+ is still a respectable sum for a romance comic.

Was it ever proved that this in Marilyn Monroe? With as much touching up as they did of photos even back then, it could be anybody. I won't believe it unless I see documentation.

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And this Marilyn Monroe comic book!

 

http://www.cgccomics.com/gallery/details.aspx?comic=7246

 

btw that Sweethearts 119 7.0 pictured in that link is gone. As in disappeared from the census. Very interesting.

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Well, eBay auction lightning did not strike the same place twice, but $300+ is still a respectable sum for a romance comic.

Was it ever proved that this in Marilyn Monroe? With as much touching up as they did of photos even back then, it could be anybody. I won't believe it unless I see documentation.

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I wasn't able to find the reference in the Vanity Fair article the OP links to. But there are photos in that slide show that closely resemble the photo on the TDS 6 cover.

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That Diary Secrets cover is definitely Marilyn. These photos were taken in 1946 by Bruno Bernard. Take a long look at the red sweater and the plaid skirt and note the sweater and skirt are the same in all these pictures and on the Diary Secrets cover.

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The poses are similar in these black & white photos and it appears the image on the cover is reversed. (Notice the belt)

So will this be the next hot book?

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The reason Marilyn is less recognizable on that cover is because she had plastic surgery on her nose and chin around 1950 and we are used to iconic images of her after that time.

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Here she is posing with a few of her 1946 magazine covers. She is very photogenic, isn't she?

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She sure was!

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That Diary Secrets cover is definitely Marilyn. These photos were taken in 1946 by Bruno Bernard. Take a long look at the red sweater and the plaid skirt and note the sweater and skirt are the same in all these pictures and on the Diary Secrets cover.

mm1_zpset63wgeg.jpgmm2_zpss97pojry.jpg

 

The poses are similar in these black & white photos and it appears the image on the cover is reversed. (Notice the belt)

So will this be the next hot book?

mm3_zpsjo59oqqz.jpgmm4_zpsuuerb368.jpgmm5_zps72cnzwxi.jpg2593826-teen6.jpg

 

The reason Marilyn is less recognizable on that cover is because she had plastic surgery on her nose and chin around 1950 and we are used to iconic images of her after that time.

mm%20surgery_zps1wfvnj26.jpg

 

Here she is posing with a few of her 1946 magazine covers. She is very photogenic, isn't she?

mm%20mags46_zpsghiulegp.jpg

 

 

Great work! Thanks for posting.

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That Diary Secrets cover is definitely Marilyn. These photos were taken in 1946 by Bruno Bernard. Take a long look at the red sweater and the plaid skirt and note the sweater and skirt are the same in all these pictures and on the Diary Secrets cover.

 

The poses are similar in these black & white photos and it appears the image on the cover is reversed. (Notice the belt)

So will this be the next hot book?

 

The reason Marilyn is less recognizable on that cover is because she had plastic surgery on her nose and chin around 1950 and we are used to iconic images of her after that time.

I agree that you've presented good evidence, but I'm still not certain. I'm not convinced the woman in the color photos and the woman in the black & white photos are the same person. The nose looks different to me. It's entirely possible that Bernard had multiple models wear the same outfit. If he shot some photos of Marilyn Monroe, he may have sought out a look-alike later on for additional poses.

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So will this be the next hot book?

Great work! +1

The market had already decided it was a MM cover, it is hot

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Shown it before, but how can I resist showing it again? :D

 

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Lighting can affect the way an object looks. Here's two color pictures of a young Marilyn Monroe from the same Bruno Bernard photo shoot. The stronger lighting in the first picture looks more like Marilyn than the second. The softer lighting in the second photo softens the round features of her nose and face.

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I've flipped the first picture of her glancing sideways and rotated it slightly so the faces can be compared to the cover. I think it's a match.

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If it's documented that the Bernard photos are MM, then I think you're probably right. The DS cover girl does appear to be the same model as the one in the photos. I think whatever photo was used for the comic cover might have been retouched somewhat.

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Here is my copy that I picked up at SDCC 2015. It was a little expensive.

 

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Here is my copy that I picked up at SDCC 2015. It was a little expensive.

 

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Nice! From Harley?

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Here is my copy that I picked up at SDCC 2015. It was a little expensive.

 

Diary%20Secrets%206%20MM%20cover_zpszj0xaxam.jpg

 

Nice! From Harley?

Yup!

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Here is my copy that I picked up at SDCC 2015. It was a little expensive.

 

Diary%20Secrets%206%20MM%20cover_zpszj0xaxam.jpg

 

Nice! From Harley?

hm

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