"Norma Jeane’s transition into the persona “Marilyn Monroe” was a process of over five years. And by Norma Jeane would ultimately cease to be. She would have a new appearance with blonde, newly cut hair. "
Marilyn with director Fritz Lang on the set for Clash By Night (1952) - even then they had her in costume for a gritty 'something' she looked fabulous on camera! Much of this movie was filmed in Monterey, Cali on Cannery Row were Marilyn worked in a cannery and she shared a house with Barbara Stanwyck