Not published in LIFE. Marilyn Monroe, 22, takes lessons with acting coach, Natasha Lytess, Hollywood, 1949. The note that accompanied this picture when Eyerman’s photos were sent to LIFE’s editors read: “in the depths of human agony. For some incomprehensible reason, it was thought that the Lytess hat would help Marilyn for this mood.”
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(J.R. Eyerman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)