Our week with Marilyn continues on …
LIFE.com remembers the young Marilyn with a selection of Eyerman’s early photos: pictures of her studying with bandleader Phil Moore (singing); dance instructor, and the ex-husband of the great Cyd Charisse, Nico Charisse (ballet); and a one-time European stage star, Natasha Lytess, who would serve as Monroe’s acting coach until the mid-1950s.
See the photos here on LIFE.com.
Dear @life - Phil Moore was not a “bandleader” at all. He was a composer, arranger and vocal coach to other icons before & after Monroe including Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Dorothy Dandridge, Judy Garland, Pearl Bailey, Ava Gardner and so many more. Photo: J.R. Eyerman - Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images