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Those were the days. Torch shining was in force, and actual theatre staff were located in the cinema to enforce and encourage annoying people from talking too loudly. The only theatre staff these days that you mainly see after entering the cinema are the staff assigned to clean up, that are seen lurking around, patiently waiting for all the patrons to depart as the end credits roll.
In late 1944, Monroe met photographer David Conover, who had been sent by the U.S. Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU) to the factory to shoot morale-boosting pictures of female workers. Although none of her pictures were used by the FMPU, she quit working at the factory in January 1945 and began modeling for Conover and his friends. She moved out of her in-laws' home, defying them and her husband, and signed a contract with the Blue Book Model Agency in August 1945. She began to occasionally use the name Jean Norman when working, and had her curly brunette hair straightened and dyed blonde to make her more employable. Her figure was deemed more suitable for pin-up than fashion modeling, and she was featured mostly in advertisements and men's magazines. According to the agency's owner, Emmeline Snively, Monroe was one of its most ambitious and hard-working models; by early 1946, she had appeared on 33 magazine covers for publications such as Pageant, U.S. Camera, Laff, and Peek.
Impressed by her success, Snively arranged a contract for Monroe with an acting agency in June 1946.
Hahaha, I want that sign!
I used to get bushels of daybills, so I could have that auction once every six weeks or two months. Now it is more like once every three months at best/I would do them more often, but can't. Maybe one of the top collectors or dealers will decide they would like to sell a chunk while doing zero work, and then I could have them more often.