David Wills on ‘Metamorphosis’

A selection of photos from Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis are featured in the Wall Street Journal, while author David Wills talks about his book at Betty Confidential:

“Marilyn Monroe stands alone as a photographic subject for two reasons – visual transformation (her metamorphosis) and inner projection (her charisma). She was a very pretty woman of course, but she wasn’t what you would call a traditional beauty. She didn’t have a long neck or perfect symmetry or particularly strong bone structure. Her beauty was more subtle, but the way she was able to project that beauty – especially on screen or in a still photograph – was absolutely dynamic.”

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