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Another day, another naked photo of Marilyn Monroe comes to light. Well, not "naked" exactly. In June's edition of Vanity Fair, photographer Lawrence Schiller reveals her never-before-published poolside photo spread, in which she emerges from the water wearing just her bottoms. The day after the shoot, Marilyn was found dead at 36. The cover story also reveals the star's fear that sex appeal is all she was "good for," as well as her jealousy for Elizabeth Taylor. She told Schiller, “Larry, if I do come out of the pool with nothing on, I want your guarantee that when your pictures appear on the covers of magazines Elizabeth Taylor is not anywhere in the same issue.” [Vanity Fair]