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1 Apr 2009

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Marilyn Monroe
Just Like Marilyn

These publicity photographs were taken of Marilyn Monroe in August of 1951. She was 25 years old at the time and was in the very early stages of her career. She is wearing a black lace and velvet swimsuit by Catalina. She was a model for Catalina Sportswear for publicity and advertising purposes. During 1951 Marilyn enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles studying literature and art appreciation,  and appeared in several minor films playing opposite such long-established performers as Mickey Rooney, Constance Bennett, June Allyson, Dick Powell and Claudette Colbert. In March 1951, she appeared as a presenter at the 23rd Academy Awards ceremony.

Catalina Black Velvet & Lace Swimsuit

Glamoursurf recently acquired this same suit by Catalina. The black lace swimsuit is lined with a nude fabric giving the "illusion lace' look. There is a small inset between the bust of the same nude fabric. The bust line has a notched black velvet panel with matching black velvet shoulder straps. The shoulder straps are detachable and adjustable. You can see more images and a description of the fabulous suit here.


Catalina Black Lace & Velvet Swimsuit


New at Glamoursurf.com

We've been busy photographing some vintage lingerie this week as well as swim caps, turbans and new inventory of swim wear. We'll be launching all this on Glamoursurf over the next couple of weeks. We hope you stop by and visit.

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