Marilyn Monroe … a rising star in 1951

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1951 was an eventful year for rising star Marilyn Monroe. She enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied literature and art appreciation. She had minor parts in four films: the low-budget drama Home Town Story and three comedies: As Young as You Feel, Love Nest and Let’s Make It Legal, all of which were filmed on a moderate budget and became mildly successful.

Marilyn Monroe on the set of Love Nest - 1951

Marilyn Monroe on the set of Love Nest – 1951

Love Nest - Cinema Poster 1951

Love Nest – Cinema Poster 1951

In March 1951 she appeared as a presenter at the 23rd Academy Awards Ceremony. She presented the award (Oscar) for the Best Achievement in Sound.

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Marilyn Monroe at the Oscars – 1951

Just being Marilyn Monroe at the Oscars - 1951

Just being Marilyn Monroe at the Oscars – 1951

Click here to see Marilyn Monroe at the 1951 Oscars awards

Now check this out … this is a cancelled bank check/cheque from the personal Bank of America account of Marilyn Monroe. It is made payable to Schwab’s Drugs in the amount of  $5.00 and dated October 5, 1951. It is written entirely in her own hand.

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Schwab’s Pharmacy (www.themarilynmonroecollection.com

Schwab’s Pharmacy was a drug store located at 8024 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. Like many drug stores in the United States throughout the mid-twentieth century, Schwab’s sold medicines and also had a counter serving coffees, ice cream dishes and light-meals.

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Marilyn Monroe at Schwab’s Drug Store

Marilyn started going to Schwab’s Drug Store when she was a student at the Actors Lab. Many young actors and actresses used the coffee shop as a base to meet people and be noticed.

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