In 1946, calendar and magazine illustrator Earl Moran hired the Blue Book Agency's Norma Jeane Dougherty to model for him. He paid her $10 an hour. Over the next three years, Moran hired Marilyn on and off and was a fairly steady source of income for her during those erratic, hungry years. Marilyn was once quoted as saying, "Earl saved my life many a time."
"She knew exactly what to do, her movements, her hands, her body were just perfect. She was the sexiest. Better than anyone else.
Emotionally, she did everything right. She expressed just what I wanted." ~ Earl Moran
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