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post May 23 2015, 05:11 AM
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From Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 126, "In early May [1948] Marilyn is featured in newspapers across the country in a plaid taffeta bra and ruffled skirt, with black satin shorts, called “The Swish.” It was a swimsuit designed by iconic California swimsuit designer Rose Marie Reid. Miss Reid got a big boost when she introduced a metallic swimsuit and Columbia bought one for Rita Hayworth to pose in. From then on the studio kept a ready supply of Reid's latest creations to use for publicity purposes. Marilyn will be used as a model for Reid in several outfits this summer and they will fill the nation’s newspapers. Marilyn will later credit Reid almost as much as Mother Nature for her pin-up popularity."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, "On June 23rd Marilyn is featured in newspapers modeling a one-piece metallic bathing suit designed by Rose Marie Reid."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 129, "On August 8th [7.7.48 according to this wire photo] Marilyn again models for Rose Marie Reid in a sun-suit. It is a delustered satin bra and shorts, and Marilyn poses with a racket on a tennis court."

Marilyn twice appeared in The Swish by Rose Marie Reid on the cover of an Argentine magazine starting in July 1948. [the last photos]

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 143, "On April 28th 1949 Marilyn had been sent to photographer Tom Kelley to model for a Pabst Beer ad. He remembers Marilyn’s appearance, “Marilyn came in one Saturday afternoon. There wasn’t anything in particular to distinguish her from the scores of other would-be models. Her hair was now reddish-blonde, worn long, curly and fluffed around the face, a style popular in the late 1940’s. Her skirt was tight. Her blouse was very low-cut. She wore high-heeled shoes, ankle strapped. Her mouth was made up like Joan Crawford’s, old-style, and she kept on moistening her lips.” Kelley’s wife, Natalie, helped Marilyn change for the photo shoot. Wearing her Rose Marie Reid swim suit, Marilyn posed for over an hour, holding a beach ball up in the air. He remembers that she never complained and refused to take a break when offered. The resulting Pabst poster was entitled, “Swimming.” Marilyn was paid $30 for the day’s work."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 149, "The next day was a hectic one for Marilyn. She appears in the local paper, The Rockford Register Republic in a Rose Marie Reid taffeta two-piece she had worn in last year’s publicity poses, and poses with two lifeguards, Ruth Perkins and Don Casey, as she helped open the Fairgrounds Pool.

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 226, "Modern Screen, September 1951, “Who’d Marry Me?” by Marilyn. [featuring Marilyn in a Rose Marie Reid swimsuit] There is another article in this issue of Modern Screen featuring Marilyn and three companions, Craig Hill, Nick Savano and Mala Powers, called “We Swam Our Way to Ciro’s.” It also featured the owner of Ciro’s, Herman Hover. Nick Savano, who was Frank Sinatra's on-again, off-again manager, recalled the day, "The young lady was in her bathing suit, but she was all coiffed. Herman said, 'Grab her and pull her into the pool.' The photographer got a shot of me pulling. Oh, she got dunked! She looked great, wet, by the way.'" Her getting wet was not featured in the magazine, but what both articles featured was Marilyn in a gorgeous strapless Rose Marie Reed swimsuit made of 24 karat gold elasticisedone-piece shirred jersey swimsuit over-printed with a black Chantilly lace pattern. The suit has a boned separate nylon inner bra. This swimsuit is often mistaken for the one she wore in Let’s Make it Legal by Renie." [These are the last two pictures posted]

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 254, "Marilyn is seeing plenty of press attention in February due in large part to her devotion to her cheesecake photos. Newspapers in early February started carrying a photo of Marilyn sitting on a diving board, which is captioned, “No diva, film lassie Marilyn Monroe attains glamour in other lines. Like them?” The photos were taken by Phil Burchman."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 294, "Marilyn appeared in an article in Modern Screen, July 1952, “Am I Too Daring?” Marilyn appears in a lovely gold sculpturized swimsuit, called “The Sea Scallop,” by Rose Marie Reid."
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post May 23 2015, 05:19 PM
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Wow, Stacy. So much new information. Good to have exact dates with particular bikini's and the story behind them. A treasure trove for us die hards! Thanxs again for all you do!
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post May 23 2015, 05:32 PM
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I know I'm a little OCD and I've managed to use my powers for good and not evil ( (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/wink3.gif) ) Thank you for the nice compliment.
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post May 23 2015, 05:48 PM
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"In early May [1948] Marilyn is featured in newspapers across the country in a plaid taffeta bra and ruffled skirt, with black satin shorts, called "The Swish." It was a swimsuit designed by iconic California swimsuit designer Rose Marie Reid.

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post May 26 2015, 04:46 AM
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Well, these were at the end of April, so the beginning of May wasn't too far away. Anyway...it seems the "Swish" debuted in 1947 and again in 1948 where it was officially named.
 
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QUOTE(Stacy♥ @ May 23 2015, 06:11 AM) *
From Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 126, "In early May [1948] Marilyn is featured in newspapers across the country in a plaid taffeta bra and ruffled skirt, with black satin shorts, called “The Swish.” It was a swimsuit designed by iconic California swimsuit designer Rose Marie Reid. Miss Reid got a big boost when she introduced a metallic swimsuit and Columbia bought one for Rita Hayworth to pose in. From then on the studio kept a ready supply of Reid's latest creations to use for publicity purposes. Marilyn will be used as a model for Reid in several outfits this summer and they will fill the nation’s newspapers. Marilyn will later credit Reid almost as much as Mother Nature for her pin-up popularity."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, "On June 23rd Marilyn is featured in newspapers modeling a one-piece metallic bathing suit designed by Rose Marie Reid."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 129, "On August 8th [7.7.48 according to this wire photo] Marilyn again models for Rose Marie Reid in a sun-suit. It is a delustered satin bra and shorts, and Marilyn poses with a racket on a tennis court."

Marilyn twice appeared in The Swish by Rose Marie Reid on the cover of an Argentine magazine starting in July 1948. [the last photos]

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 143, "On April 28th 1949 Marilyn had been sent to photographer Tom Kelley to model for a Pabst Beer ad. He remembers Marilyn’s appearance, “Marilyn came in one Saturday afternoon. There wasn’t anything in particular to distinguish her from the scores of other would-be models. Her hair was now reddish-blonde, worn long, curly and fluffed around the face, a style popular in the late 1940’s. Her skirt was tight. Her blouse was very low-cut. She wore high-heeled shoes, ankle strapped. Her mouth was made up like Joan Crawford’s, old-style, and she kept on moistening her lips.” Kelley’s wife, Natalie, helped Marilyn change for the photo shoot. Wearing her Rose Marie Reid swim suit, Marilyn posed for over an hour, holding a beach ball up in the air. He remembers that she never complained and refused to take a break when offered. The resulting Pabst poster was entitled, “Swimming.” Marilyn was paid $30 for the day’s work."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 149, "The next day was a hectic one for Marilyn. She appears in the local paper, The Rockford Register Republic in a Rose Marie Reid taffeta two-piece she had worn in last year’s publicity poses, and poses with two lifeguards, Ruth Perkins and Don Casey, as she helped open the Fairgrounds Pool.

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 226, "Modern Screen, September 1951, “Who’d Marry Me?” by Marilyn. [featuring Marilyn in a Rose Marie Reid swimsuit] There is another article in this issue of Modern Screen featuring Marilyn and three companions, Craig Hill, Nick Savano and Mala Powers, called “We Swam Our Way to Ciro’s.” It also featured the owner of Ciro’s, Herman Hover. Nick Savano, who was Frank Sinatra's on-again, off-again manager, recalled the day, "The young lady was in her bathing suit, but she was all coiffed. Herman said, 'Grab her and pull her into the pool.' The photographer got a shot of me pulling. Oh, she got dunked! She looked great, wet, by the way.'" Her getting wet was not featured in the magazine, but what both articles featured was Marilyn in a gorgeous strapless Rose Marie Reed swimsuit made of 24 karat gold elasticisedone-piece shirred jersey swimsuit over-printed with a black Chantilly lace pattern. The suit has a boned separate nylon inner bra. This swimsuit is often mistaken for the one she wore in Let’s Make it Legal by Renie." [These are the last two pictures posted]

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 254, "Marilyn is seeing plenty of press attention in February due in large part to her devotion to her cheesecake photos. Newspapers in early February started carrying a photo of Marilyn sitting on a diving board, which is captioned, “No diva, film lassie Marilyn Monroe attains glamour in other lines. Like them?” The photos were taken by Phil Burchman."

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years, page 294, "Marilyn appeared in an article in Modern Screen, July 1952, “Am I Too Daring?” Marilyn appears in a lovely gold sculpturized swimsuit, called “The Sea Scallop,” by Rose Marie Reid."



(IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/clapping.gif) Great work Stacy!
I didn't see that it's not the same swinsuit than in Let's Make It Legal but why do you say it's by Renie for this movie because we can't see the name of designer for the test. It looks like Rose Mary's design.
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Here, there is not too the same swimsuit of Let's Make It Legal
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post May 26 2015, 05:37 PM
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If you look carefully you can see that it is not the same swimsuit.
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http://exhibits.lib.byu.edu/rose-marie-reid/
In this photograph, c. 1952, Rose Marie is working with a model on the design of the Sea Scallop swimsuit

Here is a picture of Jane Russell wearing a similar with straps, but I couldn't find proof Reid designed it.
But she did design the other one for Jane.
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Thanks so much. Great posts!
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what do you think? is she Marilyn?
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Marilyn has voluptuous curves. The hair is so flat. Even her flat shoes. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/nono.gif) I don't think so.

This newspaper from same month and year May 1951. Same sandals. Maybe same model ?
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