A 1962 shot by George Barris, of Marilyn wrapped in a green towel, sipping champagne on Santa Monica Beach, features on the cover of EUPHORIC///HEARTBREAK, the new album by Scottish band Glasvegas.
The album was recorded in Santa Monica, so perhaps Marilyn represents euphoria: and the man in the picture, heartbreak…
“Turning pain into joy is the stuff that dreams are made of for an album as thrillingly ambitious as it is enigmatic…” Emily Mackay, NME
Four photographs of Marilyn, taken by George Barris, were sold at the Vision 21 auction at Bonham’s today.
“Portraits of the iconic blonde by photographer George Barris exceeded pre-auction estimates, bringing in £1,320/$2,113 (1962’s “Marilyn in the Garden” and 1954’s “Marilyn at the Window,” each), £780/$1,249 (1962’s “Marilyn on the Beach”), and £840/$1,345 (1962’s “Marilyn on the Sofa”), respectively.”
Marilyn Today is the magazine for members of ‘Some Like it Hot’, a postal fan club based in Germany. September’s issue includes an interview with photographer George Barris.
Thanks to Chris