A birthday tribute to Marilyn from ‘sweetnormajean’, via the Everlasting Star boards.
(The photo used here is of MM at the East of Eden premiere in New York, 1955, published in James Haspiel’s Marilyn: The Ultimate Look at the Legend.)
Exposed, a new exhibition at London’s Tate Modern, ‘offers a fascinating look at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted.’
Arthur Fellig alias Weegee‘s famous photo of Marilyn is included, arriving in New York in September 1954 to shoot The Seven Year Itch. However, unlike some of the other subjects on show, Monroe was ready for her close-up.
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera runs from 28 May to 3 October. Tickets are £10, £8.50 for concessions.
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