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Marilyn Monroe was all of 24 years-old when Life magazine's Ed Clark photographed her in a Los Angeles park. The 15 pictures foreshadow the mega-stardom of the budding star who had not yet become one of the most famous sex symbols of the modern age. The photos depict a young, gregarious woman flush with the confidence of having landed a major role in the film noir classic, The Asphalt Jungle. The photos were released Monday, on what would have been Monroe's 83rd birthday.