Phil Moore (shown above with Marilyn in 1951) was the first salaried black musician to work at a major Hollywood studio. He became Marilyn’s vocal coach in 1948, and photographer J.R. Eyerman first captured his work with the then little-known starlet that November, in a series uncovered by the LIFE archive in 2011. Alongside Fred […]

Phil Moore: Hollywood’s Black Pioneer, and Marilyn’s Musical Mentor — The Marilyn Report

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  1. Though a good bit younger still than Elton John (Candle in the Wind) , I too was a fan of Marilyn Monroe. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of images, but this one is new to me. Thanks for sharing, and for dropping in on my blog. I hope you will get inspired to keep blogging.

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