Category Archives: Art and Photography

Marilyn: A Woman For All Times

  Marilyn appears in The Times magazine today, so if you’re in the UK you might still find a copy (the online version is for subscribers only.) As part of their regular feature, ‘Contacts: The Story Behind the Picture’ – … Continue reading


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Elliott Erwitt: Regarding Women

Rarely does a year goes by without a new book from Elliott Erwitt, often with Marilyn on the cover. Regarding Women includes rare photographs taken during filming of The Seven Year Itch. “Photographic master Elliott Erwitt has created many noteworthy portraits of … Continue reading


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Marilyn, Sam Shaw in ‘TV Guide’ Special

2014 has been a bumper year for special edition magazines. Both Newsweek and Life have released one-off tributes to Marilyn. Now TV Guide, in partnership with the estate of photographer Sam Shaw, have published a 98-pp magazine. Part of their ‘American … Continue reading


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Richard Brautigan’s ‘Calendar Girl’

Richard Brautigan is the very essence of a cult writer. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1935, he had a difficult childhood and was committed to Oregon State Hospital aged twenty. He was treated with electroconvulsive therapy twelve times. Upon his … Continue reading


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John Malkovich: Being Marilyn

Actor John Malkovich has recreated a classic Marilyn pose for an art project with photographer Sandro Miller, now on display at Chicago’s Catherine Edelman Gallery, reports the Huffington Post. In the original photo session, with Bert Stern in 1962, Marilyn’s … Continue reading


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Profiles in History: Hollywood Auction

This gorgeous photo of a young Marilyn in her favourite Oleg Cassini dress is one of several rare, unseen pictures featured in the upcoming Hollywood Auction 65, to be hosted by Profiles in History from October 17-19. Also featured are candid … Continue reading


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The Sixty Year Itch

“A warm draft from the subway ventilator shaft is enough to turn Marilyn into the most exotic butterfly in history. Director Billy Wilder’s brilliant idea, with its mixture of erotic fantasy and the dream of being weightless and able to … Continue reading


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Celebrating Phil Stern at 95

Photographer Phil Stern, who turned 95 this week, has donated prints of 95 of his iconic shots to the Veterans Home of California, where he is currently a resident, reports Media Bistro. A special celebration and unveiling of the donated prints is scheduled for this … Continue reading


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Joe and Marilyn’s Forbidden Kiss

  Writing for the New York Times, David W. Dunlap reveals how a harmless photo taken at Marilyn’s wedding to Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco, back in January 1954, cost the newspaper’s picture editor, John Randolph, his job. “Gay Talese told … Continue reading


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Anatomy of a Scandal

In the wake of news that over a hundred celebrities’ private photos have been leaked by a hacker, Anne Helen Petersen looks back at Marilyn’s nude calendar scandal, and how she survived, over at Buzzfeed. “More than 60 years ago, … Continue reading


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