A current exhibition at New York’s Milk Gallery – on display until July 13 – explores how classic Magnum photos were created via contact sheets, including this Eve Arnold shot of Marilyn filming The Misfits, reports NY Magazine.
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.
‘Picturing Marilyn’, an exhibition featuring 62 photos by Andre de Dienes, Richard C. Miller, Bruno Bernard, Philippe Halsman, Sam Shaw, Milton Greene and Bert Stern, will be on display (and up for sale) at New York’s Milk Gallery for two days only (November 10-12.)
The exhibition is featured in fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily. Curator Etheleen Staley comments, “The key to it is that she has been so photographed, and was so photogenic that, in a way, people are drawn to her image even more than her movies.”
Other highlights include a replica of the black dress Marilyn wore for Bert Stern in 1962 (remade by Christian Dior), and a screening of My Week With Marilyn.
A limited edition photo book, The Rat Pack, is published by Reel Art Press in three different versions, priced from a jaw-dropping £400. Text is provided by Shawn Levy, author of the best-selling, gossipy Rat Pack Confidential (2003.)
The photos of Marilyn are not new to me, but overall it’s a stunning record of a bygone era. A selection of pictures will be on display at Milk Gallery, NYC, until March 28.
“Marilyn Monroe at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Studio reps told the photographer he had 10 minutes to get his shots of Marilyn – but she demurred, ‘You have as long as you want; they’re my pictures, not theirs.’ ” Interview Magazine
“Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Lawford, Patricia Kennedy Lawford and May Britt, Sammy Davis Jr’s wife. They’re all sitting around in beachwear, someone’s got a Polaroid camera and they’re all playing with it. Lawford’s beach house is part of Rat Pack lore because that’s where the Kennedys and the Rat Pack partied. But to see Marilyn Monroe among them in a picture at that time is just shocking.”
Shawn Levy, GQ