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Discovered: Unpublished Photos Of Marilyn Monroe

"Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?" In 1950, this is what Life wanted to know. Photographer Ed Clark had photographed the budding starlet in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, and sent his prints to the publication. At the time, she was relatively unknown, and there was no interest in the photos — although a mere two years later, she would grace the cover of Life. These photos went unpublished until about a month ago, when Life.com rediscovered them.

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Read more about the photos at CNN.com, and view more images from the photo shoot at Life.com's gallery.