Category Archives: Art and Photography

Halsman’s ‘Jump’ Book Reissued

Photographer Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book, first published in 1959, is being reissued, reports the Daily Mail. Marilyn’s ‘jump’ session is featured among many others, and a photo of her and Halsman jumping together graced the cover of a previous reissue in 1986. … Continue reading


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Remembering Marilyn in Salinas

Today’s UK Express features rare and lovely photos of Marilyn during one of her earliest public appearances in Salinas, California. Although the article dates the trip to 1947, it actually occurred in February 1948. You can read more about her Salinas … Continue reading


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Winogrand’s Marilyn at Boca Raton

 This glorious photo of Marilyn filming the ‘subway scene’ from The Seven Year Itch – taken by Gary Winogrand in New York, 1954 – is featured in ‘People and Places: Photographs From the Collection’, showing at the Boca Museum of … Continue reading


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Marilyn Gets ‘Closer’ in August

Rare photos from Limited Runs’ touring Red Velvet Collection exhibit – showcased alongside Tom Kelley’s nudes – are featured in this week’s Closer (US only), with George Clooney on the cover. Here are a selection of rare photos from the … Continue reading


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‘Forever Marilyn’ in The Argonaut

Los Angelenos, don’t miss this week’s issue of The Argonaut, which includes a feature about the Marilyn photo exhibit at the Andrew Weiss Gallery.


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‘Before Marilyn’ in Sunday’s Mirror

A selection of photos from Michelle Morgan and Astrid Franse’s new book, Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years, is published on The Mirror‘s website today. (In an earlier version of this post, I said that it would also be … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s Vanity Fair: A Tale of Many Covers

Marilyn makes the cover of Vanity Fair‘s August issue (French edition only.) If the photo looks familiar, that’s because it was previously used on Vanity Fair‘s US edition, back in October 2008. And by comparison with Bert Stern’s original photo, … Continue reading


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‘Power Girl': Comic Artists Reinvent Marilyn

A series of illustrations by comic-book artist Joe Phillips, reimagining classic Hollywood stars as superheroes – including Marilyn as ‘Power Girl’ – is featured in the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy blog this week. (Phillips has taken inspiration from a 1953 … Continue reading


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‘Legendary’ Marilyn at Andrew Weiss Gallery

A photography exhibition last seen in New York, ‘Marilyn: The Making of a Legend’ will return to the Andrew Weiss Gallery in Los Angeles on July 25. BlouArtInfo.com has posted a slideshow of images by photographers including William Carroll, Andre de … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s ‘Red Velvet Collection’ Goes on Tour

Limited Runs, who curated a Marilyn-themed photo exhibition in 2014 (see here), have announced a new touring event – featuring Tom Kelley’s famous nudes, as well as photos by Len Steckler and Gene Lester. Opening in Los Angeles on July … Continue reading


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