Marilyn Monroe is a symbol of American beauty, a face that is instantly recognized across many generations. She quickly became the biggest sex symbol of her time and will hold that title for ages.
Joseph Jasgur was one of the first photographers who shot photographs of Marilyn Monroe, who at the time was known as Norma Jean Dougherty. Apparently, Monroe first meet Joseph Jasgur at his studio in 1946 with no money but had the drive to become a model.
The story goes that Jasgur shot numerous photographs of her over the following weeks, including glamour shots that were used for her promotion. Later on, Jasgur sold the rights to his entire portfolio, including the Monroe photographs, and spent the last years of his life trying to regain control of the collection.