With Marilyn

With Marilyn : An Evening 1961

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Celebrate Marilyn Monroe, whose monumental reputation endures well beyond the decades since her death; in a gorgeous presentation that is as glamorous as the actress herself. "For 30 years Douglas Kirkland has made his living by doing what some photographers might gladly do without charge: taking pictures of glamorous celebrities. In creating the kind of poster-perfect images publicity agents dream of - Marilyn Monroe clad only in silk sheets, for example - he has few peers." Andy Grunberg, The New York Times "Though portraiture is a great strength - [Kirkland's] initial apprenticeship was with Irving Penn - it's his journalistic eye that makes for the most striking images." Fred Schruers, Portfolio Magazine On assignment for Look magazine to photograph the movie star in 1961, Douglas Kirkland photographed Marilyn Monroe and made history for both himself and for the actress. Working in the intimate confines of an unmade bed, the result - still amazing today - is a series of some of the most spontaneous and flirtatious photographs ever taken of this film legend. They made the photographer's career and added a new facet to that of the actress. The complete collection of the shoot is accompained here ina book that belongs on the shelf of every collector, devotee, and connoisseur of the icon that was Marilyn Monroe, the genius that is Douglas Kirkland, or both.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 259.08 x 375.92 x 20.32mm | 1,496.85g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 60 Colour, 13 B&W
  • 0983270201
  • 9780983270201
  • 1,037,649

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...some of the most spontaneous and flirtatious photographs ever taken of this film legend... --Bloginity
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