In Marilyn Monroe's most memorable Hollywood roles were still a few years ahead of her. LIFE recently shared a set of striking portraits by Alfred Eisenstaedt which show the star before she really made it big.
Lotus blossoms differ from a lily by their height off the water. Whereas lilies can rest on the water or just above, lotus can rise several feet above. As a lotus is able to emerge from muddy waters, un-spoilt and pure, it's considered to represent a w