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One-of-a-kind photograph of Marilyn Monroe in 1949 captured by late photographer Frank Worth. 

  • 24" x 20"
  • Printer's proof of 6
  • Retail Value: $2,400

Vintage Monroe! Limited edition Printers Proof by photographer Hollywood great, Frank Worth, captured Marilyn Monroe on the set of the 1953 romantic comedy "How to Marry a Millionaire". This photograph of Marilyn Monroe shows the actress seductively leaning on her car dressed in her character’s bejeweled red satin gown in front of the Hollywood sign.

Born in New York City in 1923, Frank Worth's introduction to Hollywood came with his first job in a trial position as a photographer for the International News Service. After a successful career and earning a rapport within the celebrity community, Worth became a member of the Hollywood Photographers Guild. Worth became close friends with some of the biggest names in Silver Screen History - James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jayne Mansfield, and Jerry Lewis. Perhaps one of his most famous photos is the iconic shot of Marilyn Monroe standing over a New York subway vent with her white dress blowing in the airstream. Worth captured and retained extensive collections of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean photographs, many of which have never been seen and most of which are some of his best pieces of work. Just before his death Worth admitted to the affair he had with Monroe. Like his private life, many of his best images have been kept to himself.



The Cause

The Help A Life Foundation was formed in 2007 with the goal of housing and educating adolescent orphaned girls and providing them with a secure and supportive environment. We currently house 52 girls in a building compound capable of accommodating 56 girls and managed with a local staff of nine. Four tutorial rooms are used daily with a staff of six tutors in a range of subjects from English to Biology. 44 girls have completed high school and are at different universities throughout Ethiopia with most studying to become doctors or engineers.

These girls are selected from the surrounding villages with the collaborative effort of the local community leaders where they are housed in a gated safe group home with all living necessities provided for.

In addition, life skills training is also provided to integrate them into society as productive citizens. We currently have three self-sustaining projects, where five of the girls are managing them full-time as their careers and will be paid an according salary that allows them to integrate back into society as a proven success of Project Blue.

Much of the success of this project is due to Help a Life working directly with the local government and businesses. All of the HALF staff on Project Blue in Debre Markos are Ethiopian, and decisions are made in tandem with the local government officials.

Additional Details

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  • In condition as donated.
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Item #P26007

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