In 1942 Marilyn Monroe worked in the Radio Plane Munitions factory in Burbank, CA, where she sprayed fire retardant on airplane parts and inspected parachutes to be sent to the soldiers. Two years later while at work in 1944 a photographer, David Conover, from Yank Magazine took pictures for a feature on women in the war effort. After declaring her a photographer’s dream, Conover made her the focus of the shoot, and later began using her for other modeling jobs.
I had no idea! What a great story!