griffith woods


The young actress had previously signed with Fox in August 1946, but was dropped after the end of her second six-month contract.

In 1950, she appeared in six films, including small parts in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve.

She was still mostly unknown when she joined Clark for a rustic photoshoot in the woods of Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

The photos of the 24-year-old bombshell were never published in LIFE, but just three years later Monroe would share the cover of the magazine with her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes costar Jane Russell.


5 km steady in the beautiful Griffith Woods. I wanted to do 6, but there were some pretty menacing storm clouds rolling in and I decided against it, since they’ve been threatening us with toonie sized hail all week.

I’ve been really slack lately, with the stress of being home, and I’m kicking myself back into gear. I was looking forward to this run all day and it definitely lived up to expectations.