Vintage Black Glamour  Composer, arranger and vocal coach Phil Moore giving singing lessons to a 22-year-old Marilyn Monroe at the legendary West Hollywood nightclub, the Mocambo, in 1949. Ms. Monroe was quoted in Ebony magazine in 1960 as saying, "I will always be grateful to Phil Moore for his patience... he gave me confidence in my own vocal ability and made me realize that people would be willing to listen to me as well as look at me." Photo: J.R. Eyerman - Time & Life Pictures/Getty…

Vintage Black Glamour Composer, arranger and vocal coach Phil Moore giving singing lessons to a 22-year-old Marilyn Monroe at the legendary West Hollywood nightclub, the Mocambo, in 1949. Ms. Monroe was quoted in Ebony magazine in 1960 as saying, "I will always be grateful to Phil Moore for his patience... he gave me confidence in my own vocal ability and made me realize that people would be willing to listen to me as well as look at me." Photo: J.R. Eyerman - Time & Life Pictures/Getty…

life:    Our week with Marilyn continues on …  LIFE.com remembers the young Marilyn with a selection of Eyerman’s early photos: pictures of her studying with bandleader Phil Moore (singing); dance instructor, and the ex-husband of the great Cyd Charisse, Nico Charisse (ballet); and a one-time European stage star, Natasha Lytess, who would serve as Monroe’s acting coach until the mid-1950s.  See the photos here on LIFE.com.    Dear @life - Phil Moore was not a “bandleader” at all. He was a

life: Our week with Marilyn continues on … LIFE.com remembers the young Marilyn with a selection of Eyerman’s early photos: pictures of her studying with bandleader Phil Moore (singing); dance instructor, and the ex-husband of the great Cyd Charisse, Nico Charisse (ballet); and a one-time European stage star, Natasha Lytess, who would serve as Monroe’s acting coach until the mid-1950s. See the photos here on LIFE.com. Dear @life - Phil Moore was not a “bandleader” at all. He was a

Engaged: Laura Swart & Phil Moore | D Weddings

Engaged: Laura Swart & Phil Moore | D Weddings

Phil Moore‏ @pjm56tw May 13  Awesome skink spotted in the the Namib desert today #Namibia #Africa #Commonwealth pic.twitter.com/rPGf8L8Sh0

Phil Moore‏ @pjm56tw May 13 Awesome skink spotted in the the Namib desert today #Namibia #Africa #Commonwealth pic.twitter.com/rPGf8L8Sh0

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