Category Archives: Art and Photography

Marilyn’s a ‘Hollywood Legend’ in June

The latest Hollywood Legends sale will take place at Julien’s Auctions on June 26-27, reports the New York Daily News. As reported previously on ES Updates, Marilyn graces the catalogue cover in the floral print dress she wore in Something’s … Continue reading


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Ed Pfizenmaier Remembers Marilyn

In February 1956, Ed Pfizenmaier assisted Cecil Beaton as he photographed Marilyn at New York’s Ambassador Hotel – and took several memorable shots himself. Pfizenmaier, who has also photographed Katharine Hepburn, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, had originally hoped to become … Continue reading


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Barris Photo Auction in London

Eight prints by George Barris – among the last photos taken of Marilyn before her death in 1962, and reproduced in limited edition by Edward Weston in 1987 – are on offer at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury of London, as part of their Photo Opportunities … Continue reading


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How Marilyn Made Millions for ‘Playboy’

While Marilyn may have become Playboy‘s first pin-up in 1953, she never actually posed for the legendary men’s magazine – and finding her 1949 nude calendar (for which she was paid just $50) made the fortune of Hugh Hefner (who never met her), as … Continue reading


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Magnum Legacy: Eve Arnold and Marilyn

Alongside fellow Magnum alumni Elliott Erwitt, the late Eve Arnold is one of Marilyn’s most frequently anthologised photographers. Eve Arnold: Magnum Legacy, a new photo-biography documenting her long career, is just the latest tribute. (Marilyn is featured, though the photos are … Continue reading


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‘From the Archives': Stern Exhibit in New York

‘From the Archives of Bert Stern’, an exhibition including images of the photographer’s 1962 session with Marilyn – and other famous subjects – is on display at New York’s Staley-Wise Gallery until June 20, reports the New York Times.


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Ernst Haas: On Set

Magnum photographer Ernst Haas, who photographed Marilyn during filming of The Misfits, is the subject of a new coffee-table book, Ernst Haas: On Set, reports Vulture.com.


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Double Platinum: Elliott Erwitt’s Marilyn

I’ve said it before, but nary a year goes by without another Elliott Erwitt retrospective. ‘Double Platinum’, on display until May 27 at Beetles + Huxley in London’s Mayfair, focuses on Erwitt’s portraits of Marilyn during filming of The Seven Year … Continue reading


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Greene Exhibit in Wroclaw, Poland

An archive of lost outtakes by Milton Greene will be on display in the Polish city of Wroclaw this summer, Reuters reports. (For the backstory, read our previous posts here.) “The western Polish city successfully bid for the pictures at … Continue reading


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Don Dondero: Marilyn in Reno

The camera equipment of photographer Don Dondero will be auctioned at the Holabird Western Americana Office, Reno, on April 17, reports Reno Gazette-Journal. The Reno-based photographer chronicled much of Marilyn’s 1960 stay in the city, including her arrival; a press … Continue reading


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