Marilyn Monroe - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 17

A Chronology of Marilyn Monroe Movie Posters 1949-1961

Marilyn Monroe was born 'Norma Jeane Mortenson' in Los Angeles, California on June 1st, 1926.

She received a Golden Globe nomination for Bus Stop (1956) and won Best Actress for her role as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk in the comedy classic Some Like it Hot (1959).

On August 5th, 1962 Marilyn Monroe was found dead at her home, the recorded cause of death was listed as "acute barbiturate poisoning". She was 36 years old.

A true Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe is credited with appearing in 26 films, this hub showcases poster art from 18 of her movies.


The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Italian poster
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Italian poster
Love Happy (1949) Argentinian poster
Love Happy (1949) Argentinian poster



Love Happy (1949) Directed by David Miller. 85mins.

Harpo Marx - Harpo
Chico Marx - Faustino the Great
Groucho Marx - Detective Sam Grunion
Ilona Massey - Madame Egelichi
Vera-Ellen - Maggie Phillips
Raymond Burr - Alphonse Zoto
Melville Cooper - Lefty Throckmorton
Eric Blore - Mackinaw
Marilyn Monroe - Grunion's Client

IMDB rating 5.8

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Belgian poster
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Belgian poster



The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Directed by John Huston. 112mins.

Sterling Hayden - Dix Handley
Louis Calhern - Alonzo D. Emmerich
Jean Hagen - Doll Conovan
James Whitmore - Gus Minissi
Sam Jaffe - Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
John McIntire - Police Commissioner Hardy
Marc Lawrence - Cobby
Marilyn Monroe - Angela Phinlay

IMDB rating 7.9

All About Eve (1950)
All About Eve (1950)



All About Eve (1950) Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 138mins.

Bette Davis - Margo Channing
Anne Baxter - Eve Harrington
George Sanders - Addison DeWitt
Celeste Holm - Karen Richards
Gary Merrill - Bill Sampson
Hugh Marlowe - Lloyd Richards
Thelma Ritter - Birdie
Gregory Ratoff - Max Fabian
Marilyn Monroe - Miss Casswell

IMDB rating 8.4

Let's Make it Legal (1951)
Let's Make it Legal (1951)

Let's Make it Legal (1951) Directed by Richard Sale. 77mins.

Claudette Colbert - Miriam Halsworth
Macdonald Carey - Hugh Halsworth
Zachary Scott - Victor Macfarland
Barbara Bates - Barbara Denham
Robert Wagner - Jerry Denham
Marilyn Monroe - Joyce Mannering

IMDB rating 6.1

Clash By Night (1952)
Clash By Night (1952)



Clash By Night (1952) Directed by Fritz Lang. 105mins.

Barbara Stanwyck - Mae Doyle D'Amato
Paul Douglas - Jerry D'Amato
Robert Ryan - Earl Pfeiffer
Marilyn Monroe - Peggy
Keith Andes - Joe Doyle
J. Carrol Naish - Uncle Vince

IMDB rating 7.0

Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Italian poster
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Italian poster



Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Directed by Roy Ward Baker. 76mins

Richard Widmark - Jed Towers
Marilyn Monroe - Nell Forbes
Anne Bancroft - Lyn Lesley
Donna Corcoran - Bunny Jones
Jeanne Cagney - Rochelle
Elisha Cook Jr. - Eddie Forbes

IMDB rating 6.7

Monkey Business (1952)
Monkey Business (1952)



Monkey Business (1952) Directed by Howard Hawks. 97mins

Cary Grant - Dr. Barnaby Fulton
Ginger Rogers - Edwina Fulton
Marilyn Monroe - Lois Laurel
Charles Coburn - Oliver Oxley
Hugh Marlowe - Hank Entwhistle
Robert Cornthwaite - Dr. Zoldeck
Douglas Spencer - Dr. Brunner

IMDB rating 7.1

Niagara (1953) Belgian poster
Niagara (1953) Belgian poster
Niagara (1953)
Niagara (1953)



Niagara (1953) Directed by Henry Hathaway. 92mins.

Marilyn Monroe - Rose Loomis
Joseph Cotten - George Loomis
Jean Peters - Polly Cutler
Max Showalter - Ray Cutler
Denis O'Dea - Inspector Starkey
Richard Allan - Patrick

IMDB rating 7.0

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)



Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Directed by Howard Hawks. 91mins.

Marilyn Monroe - Lorelei Lee
Jane Russell - Dorothy Shaw
Charles Coburn - Sir Francis Beekman
Elliott Reid - Ernie Malone
Tommy Noonan - Gus Esmond
Norma Varden - Lady Beekman
George Winslow - Henry Spofford III

IMDB rating 7.1

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)



How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Directed by Jean Negulesco. 95mins

Betty Grable - Loco Dempsey
Marilyn Monroe - Pola Debevoise
Lauren Bacall - Schatze Page
David Wayne - Freddie Denmark
Rory Calhoun - Eben
Cameron Mitchell - Tom Brookman
Fred Clark - Waldo Brewster
William Powell - J.D. Hanley

IMDB rating 6.9

River of No Return (1954)
River of No Return (1954)
River of No Return (1954)
River of No Return (1954)



River of No Return (1954) Directed by Otto Preminger. 81mins.

Robert Mitchum - Matt Calder
Marilyn Monroe - Kay Weston
Tommy Rettig - Mark Calder
Rory Calhoun - Harry Weston
Douglas Spencer - Sam Benson
Murvyn Vye - Dave Colby

IMDB rating 6.6

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) Belgian poster
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) Belgian poster
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)



There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) Directed by Walter Lang. 117mins.

Ethel Merman - Molly Donahue
Dan Dailey - Terence Donahue
Marilyn Monroe - Victoria Hoffman
Donald O'Connor - Tim Donahue
Mitzi Gaynor - Katy Donahue
Johnnie Ray - Steve Donahue
Hugh O'Brian - Charles Gibbs

IMDB rating 6.5

The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Seven Year Itch (1955) French poster
The Seven Year Itch (1955) French poster



The Seven Year Itch (1955) Directed by Billy Wilder. 105mins.

Marilyn Monroe - The Girl
Tom Ewell - Richard Sherman
Evelyn Keyes - Helen Sherman
Sonny Tufts - Tom MacKenzie
Robert Strauss - Kruhulik
Oscar Homolka - Dr. Brubaker
Carolyn Jones - Miss Finch

IMDB rating 7.3

Bus Stop (1956) Belgian poster
Bus Stop (1956) Belgian poster
Bus Stop (1956)
Bus Stop (1956)



Bus Stop (1956) Directed by Joshua Logan. 96mins.

Marilyn Monroe - Chérie
Don Murray - Beauregard "Bo" Decker
Arthur O'Connell - Virgil Blessing
Betty Field - Grace
Eileen Heckart - Vera
Robert Bray - Carl
Hope Lange - Elma Duckworth

IMDB rating 6.7

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Belgian poster
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Belgian poster
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Italian poster
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Italian poster


The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Directed by Laurence Olivier. 115mins.

Marilyn Monroe - Elsie Marina
Laurence Olivier - Charles, Prince Regent of Carpathia
Sybil Thorndike - The Queen Dowager
Richard Wattis - Northbrook
Jeremy Spenser - King Nicolas of Carpathia
Paul Hardwick - Major Domo
Esmond Knight - Colonel Hoffman
Maxine Audley - Lady Sunningdale

IMDB rating 6.5

Some Like it Hot (1959)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Some Like it Hot (1959) Spanish poster
Some Like it Hot (1959) Spanish poster



Some Like it Hot (1959) Directed by Billy Wilder. 120mins.

Marilyn Monroe - Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Tony Curtis - Joe /Josephine /Junior
Jack Lemmon - Jerry /Geraldine /Daphne
George Raft - Spats Colombo
Pat O'Brien - Detective Mulligan
Joe E. Brown - Osgood Fielding III
Nehemiah Persoff - Little Bonaparte

IMDB rating 8.4

Let's Make Love (1960)
Let's Make Love (1960)
Let's Make Love (1960) Japanese poster
Let's Make Love (1960) Japanese poster



Let's Make Love (1960) Directed by George Cukor. 119mins

Marilyn Monroe - Amanda Dell
Yves Montand - Jean-Marc Clement
Tony Randall - Alexander Coffman
Frankie Vaughan - Tony Danton
Wilfrid Hyde-White - George Welch

IMDB rating 6.3

The Misfits (1961) Italian poster
The Misfits (1961) Italian poster
The Misfits (1961) Spanish poster
The Misfits (1961) Spanish poster



The Misfits (1961) Directed by John Huston. 124mins.

Clark Gable - Gay Langland
Marilyn Monroe - Roslyn Tabor
Montgomery Clift - Perce Howland
Thelma Ritter - Isabelle Steers
Eli Wallach - Guido
Kevin McCarthy - Raymond Tabor
Estelle Winwood - The Church Lady

IMDB rating 7.3

River of No Return (1954) Japanese poster
River of No Return (1954) Japanese poster

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

this is Great! thanks


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cabmgmnt 4 years ago from Northfield, MA

Nice Hub, I love Marilyn and this hub is a nice tribute.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Mhatter99, Corey, thank you both for commenting on my Marilyn Monroe poster hub, much appreciated.

Not only one of the most photographed women in the world there's a wide variety of movie posters for the few films she's starred in, I could have produced two more hubs with the posters I had here.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

A great collection of her movie posters. I notice almost all of the posters(especially after she became a star) show her legs. I can image the meetings about each poster...."You are not showing enough of her legs....we need more leg"....along with another asset she had.

I just recently watched Don't Bother To Knock and left that movie wondering if that was how the real Monroe was off screen....in the movie she played a beautiful girl with lots of personal issues....at the time it was acting...but with 60 years of history I wonder if it was the character that best represented her.

Voted up and interesting.....good work my friend.....I see you are about to reach 200 hubs.....I remember that I got to 100 first....and now you have blown by my hub total....and now have 60 more hubs.....your hard work is paying off.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thaks for commenting Bruce, always appreciated amigo.

I have to confess I don't think I've seen Don't Bother to Knock. I want to see it now.

Marilyn did love flashing her legs, most famously in Seven Year Itch in one of the most iconic movie images.

200 hubs is a lot of hubs but I've seen some writers here with nearly 2000 hubs, wow! How do you keep track of so many hubs?


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Bredavies 4 years ago

Interesting hub!


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you Bredavies, your comment is appreciated.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Steve...this is AWESOME!!! I am a loyal and dedicated fan of Marilyn's for years and years. I have quite a nice "collection" of all things, Marilyn! UP +++


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Paula, your comment is most appreciated. Marilyn is a true Hollywood icon, her fans are legion.

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