A retrospective exhibition for photographer Dennis Stock, who died in 2010, is now at New York’s Milk Gallery until April 17th. This image shows Marilyn, in costume for There’s No Business Like Show Business, watching Marlon Brando filming Desiree in 1954.
Stock also shot the iconic ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ photo of James Dean. His pictures of Marilyn are featured in the 2012 book, Marilyn By Magnum.
Among the many MM-related book releases this year are a few you may have seen before. Andrew Hansford’s Dressing Marilyn has been translated into French, while Marilyn by Magnum is now available in Italian.
A 50th anniversary edition of Adam Victor’s Marilyn Encylopedia is due in July, while Keith Badman’s The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe is due out in paperback in the UK (June), and in hardback in the US (July.)
Finally, Donald Spoto’s Marilyn Monroe: The Biography will be re-released as an audio CD in July, narrated by Anna Fields.
Rare photos taken by Philippe Halsman in Marilyn’s apartment in 1952, published in Marilyn By Magnum, are featured in today’s Mirror newspaper.
The book also features rarities from Elliott Erwitt and Bob Henriques, among others. It is lovely, and affordable, but rather too short (considering Magnum’s vast archive on MM.)
Scans by Chris at Club Passion Marilyn and Eric at Everlasting Star
This photo anthology from Prestel Publishing is set for release in Europe in March, in the UK on April 30, and in the US on May 25. Now available for pre-order at Book Depository and other online stores.
“It’s been half a century since we lost Marilyn Monroe, but her presence in popular culture has never faded – due in part to the incredible abundance of photographs that were taken of her. Many of those pictures were taken by members of the Magnum photographic cooperative, and appear in this stunning collection that expresses every aspect of Marilyn’s multifaceted persona. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold, Inge Morath, Philippe Halsman, Bruce Davidson, Dennis Stock, Bob Henriques, Erich Hartmann, and others capture Marilyn on and off the set. The images range from glamorous portraits to candid scenes of delicate intimacy. Marilyn is pictured filming movies such as Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; also included in the book are Elliot Erwitt’s renowned shots of Marilyn wrangling horses on the set of The Misfits, her last film. In richly toned black and white as well as lustrous colour, these photographs reveal Marilyn’s uncanny ease in front of the camera. Whether acting or exercising, putting on make-up or gracefully posing, Marilyn was a photographer’s dream. This celebration of her life will be a treasured keepsake for her millions of fans.”
Authors and contributors
Edited by Magnum Photos
Number of pages: 160
Width: 193 mm
Height: 240 mm
ISBN ISBN 13: 9783791346649
ISBN 10: 3791346644
Illustrations note 80
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