Marilyn Monroe: From Pin Up to Pop Icon (PHOTOS)

If Miss Monroe were living today, the blond bombshell would have turned 88 on June 1st.
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If Miss Monroe were living today, the blond bombshell would have turned 88 on June 1st.

In celebration of Marilyn Monroe's spirit, beauty, and glamor on the eve of what would have been her 88th birthday, the Bernard of Hollywood estate has graciously allowed us to select some of our favorite images of the Hollywood icon from its book Marilyn: Intimate Exposures by Susan Bernard, who was the daughter of famous pin-up photographer Bruno Bernard. 

Included in the gallery below are various quotes about Marilyn from the famed photographer, who is credited to have shot some of the earliest pics of the star when she was Norma Jean.

For more information on Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, visit the publication's Facebook page.