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Marilyn Monroe Gallery

This Marilyn Monroe Gallery is my personal selection of photos, chosen to showcase her unique and timeless blend of girl-next-door with sex goddess.

Marilyn Monroe was an actress whose career lasted just 15 years - she died in 1962 at the age of 36. But Marilyn was more than just a sex symbol. She was also loved for her warmth and charisma and won many awards for her acting.

Marilyn was a student of Lee Strasberg, the American film director, who said that out of all the actors he had worked with, she was the one who stood out way above the rest, second only to Marlon Brando. And in 1999 she was ranked the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.



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Portrait of Actress Marilyn Monroe
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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After her death, another great American film director John Huston said that it was a terrible pity that so much beauty has been lost to us but I think that because we live in the age of film and photograhy we are fortunate to be able to still share in that beauty.

The photographers queued up to capture this beauty on camera, including such famous names as Eve Arnold, Cornell Capa, Bruce Davidson, Ben Ross, Andre de Dienes, Alfred Eisenstadt, Milton H. Green, Philippe Halsman, Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood), Arnold Newman and Roy Schatt among others.

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Marilyn in Bed
Milton H. Greene
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And it is no ordinary beauty. Lee Strasberg said of Marilyn: "Her quality when photographed is almost of a supernatural beauty. She had a luminous quality. A combination of wistfulness, radiance, and yearning that set her apart and made everyone wish to be part of it - to share in the childish naivete which was at once so shy and yet so vibrant."

We are fortunate now to be able to share in that beauty and radiance as seen through the eyes of the great photographers. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you.... the Marilyn Monroe Gallery!



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Marilyn Monroe Reading
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Marilyn Monroe, c.1954
Matthew Zimmerman
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Marilyn Monroe Reading
Ed Feingersh
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Marilyn Monroe, Mid 1950s
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Marilyn Monroe
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Portrait of Actress Marilyn Monroe
Ed Clark
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Actress Marilyn Monroe at Home
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Marilyn Monroe
Ed Feingersh
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Marilyn Monroe
Philippe Halsman
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All About Eve, Marilyn Monroe
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Portrait of Actress Marilyn Monroe
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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