Hollywood Dogs, featuring vintage shots of movie stars and their canine pals taken from the John Kobal Foundation, has been reissued in compact format. The first edition, published in 2013, also included a photo of Marilyn from her starlet days (more info here.)
A publicity photo of a young Marilyn playing with a Cocker Spaniel on Santa Monica Beach features in a new coffee table book, Hollywood Dogs: Photographs From the John Kobal Foundation.
The photo is sometimes credited to Joseph Jasgur, but I’m not sure if this is correct. In the book, the photo is dated to 1948, two years after they last worked together. The photographer is not named in Hollywood Dogs, but it’s said to have been taken while Marilyn was signed to Columbia, where she was often photographed by Ed Cronenwerth (although their work was mostly studio-based.)
I have posted more from the series below…
A preview of Hollywood Dogs, over at the Vanity Fair website, also includes one of Eric Skipsey’s famous shots of Marilyn with her beloved Maltese poodle, Maf, in 1961.
Movie archivist John Kobal was one of the first to dedicate a photo book to Marilyn back in 1974. This rare photo of a young Monroe features in a new publication, Hollywood Unseen: Photographs From the John Kobal Foundation, as well as candids taken during the making of Some Like it Hot. You can view a selection of images featured in the book over at Huffington Post.
‘Made in Hollywood’, the touring exhibition featuring classic studio photographs from the collection of John Kobal, is on display at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio until January 20, 2013.
The photo above was taken by Ernest Bachrach while Marilyn was filming Clash By Night in 1952. (Note the book on the pavement: her exercise bible, The Thinking Body by Mabel Elsworth Todd.)
This photo – one of my favourites – features in ‘Glamour of the Gods’, an exhibition dedicated to classic Hollywood photography, featuring pictures from the John Kobal Foundation, opening at London’s National Portrait Gallery on July 7, running until October 23.
John Kobal was the author of Marilyn Monroe: A Life on Film (1974), one of the first picture books on Marilyn, and another of my personal favourites (it was only the second book that I read about her, and the first illustrated!)
This photograph, taken on the set of Clash by Night, is part of an exhibition at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, running until September 12.
‘Made in Hollywood’ showcases the collection of film archivist John Kobal, who published one of the first photo books on Marilyn Monroe in 1974. Used copies of Marilyn Monroe: A Life in Pictures are still widely available, and if the presentation is not as glossy as readers now expect, the content – and Kobal’s own commentary – is nonetheless superior to its most of its successors.
Other classic stars featured in this exhibition include Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart.