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Gathers portraits of the popular American actress from each period in her career and includes both informal and publicity shots
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Many different, often contradictory, things have been written about Marilyn Monroe, but one truth remains constant—the camera loved her. Whether posing kittenishly in a pinup shot or dramatically for a classic portrait, this shy, vulnerable, enormously insecure woman was transformed by the lens.
Marilyn posed for nearly every major photographer of her day, and this pictoral chronicle of her affair with the camera, featuring shots from Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alred Eisentaedt, Elliott Erwitt, Philippe Halsman, Weegee, and thirty other artists, brings together the most beautiful and unusual images available. From her early days as a “fashion model” for ads and pinup calendars, through the film stills that follow her career as a minor actress and then major starlit, to the now-famous portraits by Avedon, and Cecil Beaton, as well as the paparazzi shots from the hordes of photographers who trailed her every move—Marilyn emerges in all her many moods: girlish and gay, sexy and serious, glamorous and girl-next-door. And, in a fascinating and revealing interview with French writer George Belmont, Marilyn sets the record straight about much of her early life, and about her ambitions, fears, and dreams. Jane Russell, Marilyn’s friend and costar in!
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, enhances this portrait with an affectionate foreword that describes what it was like to work with the young actress. Although we will never know the “real” Marilyn, this sumptuous volume goes a long way toward preserving the memory of an utterly unforgettable woman.From the Inside Flap:
The most beautiful photo book on Marilyn ever published! All iconic images from Avedon to Weegee. Marilyn Monroe posed for nearly every major photographer of her day. This pictorial chronicle features pictures by Richard Avendon, Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Elliott Erwitt, Philippe Halsman, Weegee, and thirty other artists: her early days as a model for ads and pinup calendars, film stills that follow her career from a minor actress to a major star, famous master portraits and shots by paparazzi who trailed her every move.
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Book Description Bulfinch Press, Canada, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine/New. First American Edition Stated. NEW! First Edition hardcover copy, apparently unused. This book of photographs has been put together by a consortium of international publishers. The editors' choice of the 150 most superb and evocative photographs has been gathered from photographers, libraries and private collectors around the world. This As New copy is strong and tight with clean bright pages throughout. In an equally Fine DJ. No remainder mark. PRISTINE! Size: 13 x 9-1/4 Inches. Seller Inventory # 10-401737
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. First Usa Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0821217658
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 245 pp; Excellent book; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. Seller Inventory # 82977
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110821217658
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0821217658