Costume test photos are a necessity for filmmakers and designers in order to get a clear picture of how colors, fabrics, and styles (and usually hair and makeup) will appear on the big screen. Inadvertently, the snapshots sometimes reveal a different, carefree side of the star in costume. The photos often become works of art themselves. After spotting a set of delightful Marilyn Monroe wardrobe test photos, featured past the break, we searched for others from all our favorite films.
Marilyn Monroe’s character Vicky in There’s No Business Like Show Business (a famous box office bomb, featuring a messy Marilyn performance), in which she played a hat-check girl who catches the eye of the son of a successful vaudeville family. See more photos at Retronaut.