Everyone thinks they know everything there is to know about the life and career of MM. But do you? Today we’re going to look at some of her very early films.

See if you can identify them. (Answers tomorrow.)

Question 1) Ok, let’s start at the beginning. Below is Marilyn as Evie the waitress in her first movie, a drama of sorts whose cast includes Dickie Moore, Darryl Hickman and Jerome Cowan. The title of this 1947 outing is…

El debut de Marilyn Monroe en "Dangerous Years" (1947) - YouTube

Question 2) As shown below, a very young Marilyn goes over her lines (there were few of them) with actors Robert Karnes (left) and Lon McCallister. The cast for this 1948 comedy, Monroe’s second movie, features June Haver and Walter Brennan and a cameo by another future star, Natalie Wood. The title of this movie is….

Marilyn Monroe In Scudda Hoo Scudda Hay - Church And Canoe Scenes - YouTube

Question 3) Two years later, Marilyn stepped up her game a bit by appearing in a movie featuring genuine stars, Mickey Rooney and Pat O’Brien. In this 1950 melodrama, the Mick (below right) plays a skating champ felled by polio. Marilyn plays “Polly.” The title of this one is…

Question 4) By 1951, Marilyn hit her stride as a big screen sexpot, as exemplified by her role as a stunning former WAC in this post-World War II comedy/drama featuring June Haver, William Lundigan and Jack Paar (yes, that Jack Paar). It was perhaps her first real supporting screen role. The title is…

Love Nest (1951)

Question 5) Always headed for stardom, Marilyn was pretty much there by 1952 when she costarred with you know who (below) in a screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks. Along with Carry Grant, the movie featured such A-list talent as Ginger Rogers and Charles Coburn. The title of this picture is…

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