Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos Show A Different Side To The Bombshell

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Quick: What's the first image that pops into your mind when you think of Marilyn Monroe? Chances are, it's her legendary white halter dress or one of her red-lipped, dreamy-eyed close-ups. We're used to seeing the icon in her de rigueur bombshell role, but a new exhibit is now giving us a glimpse of a different side to Monroe.

Limited Runs is hosting a traveling pop-up exhibit of rare — and even never-before-seen! — photos of the actress. The show kicks off in Los Angeles today and will run through Saturday, August 1, at Strauss Studio. Next up will be San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, and NYC.

The stunning photos offer an insider's peek at Monroe's lighthearted side. Goofy faces? Check. Behind-the-scenes shots from her most famous movie? Check. Click through to see the images — and get pinning, stat.
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According to Limited Runs, this photo was taken in 1954 during a cigarette break while Monroe was filming There's No Business Like Show Business. This is the first time it's been released.
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Goofing off on set; this is another previously unseen photo.
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What a shame to have this one in hiding all these years! (And yes, she looks that good making a funny face.)
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Another look at Monroe as Vicky Parker.
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Here, she's singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
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The red X notes that Monroe said no to this photo being released at the time. (Sorry, Marilyn!)
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A sweet moment caught on camera.
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Monroe and Jane Russell made for a dynamic duo in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
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All eyes on Monroe in the same 1953 musical, while a set worker tests the lighting.
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Does she ever look less than stunning? Another never-before-seen shot, this one from the 1960 film Let's Make Love.
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