Joseph Jasgur

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Joseph Jasgur (March 23, 1919 – March 21, 2009) was a photographer who photographed celebrities during the golden age of Hollywood. He was noted for his photographs of Marilyn Monroe.[1]

Monroe stepped into Jasgur's studio in 1946 with no money, but the ambition to become a model. Jasgur shot numerous photographs of her over the following weeks, including glamour shots that she used in her 20th Century Fox interview.

Jasgur sold the rights to his entire portfolio — including the Monroe photographs — to a contractor, and spent the last years of his life trying to regain control of it.