June of 1945, Captain Ronald Reagan, of the U.S. Army’s
1st Motion Picture Unit ordered a young private photographer,
David Conover, to do a routine assignment photographing
pretty factory workers helping in the war effort. The
private was impressed and intrigued by one particularly
gorgeous 19 year old by the name of Norma Jeane Dougherty.
Her charm and natural ease in front of the camera compelled
the young private to encourage Norma Jeane to do an
entire portfolio, and he offered his services free
of charge. This special features the original portfolio
that set young Norma Jeane on the course to eternal
stardom. These pictures were lost for three decades
and recovered recently. See through these original
photos, the true story of how this legendary demigod
got her start.
Join Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell and husband Jim Dougherty
for the first reunion in 40 years, and hear about some
of Marilyn’s personal traits and secret professional
stories. We visit with her aunt, who recounts personal
letters and pictures. This totally new approach to
Marilyn as a star, a friend, and a relative has never
been so beautifully produced or retold.
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