by Eve Arnold
Arnold has returned to the public most of the thousands of photos she took of Marilyn Monroe, choosing the ones that most clearly show the Marilyn she knew--not the Marilyn that the actress chose to display to the public-at-large. 72 black-and-white and color photographs.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Harry N. Abrams
(first published July 12th 1987)
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Being a Marilyn fan, I was excited to see photographs of her taken by Eve Arnold; not just because she is a woman, but because the pics were of a more natural, candid nature. Aside from some lovely shots of her in a summer dress and on the set of the Misfits, there are some details tacked on (she ate alot of cottage cheese) Eve captures the natural moments of solitude, personal grooming and joking around with her co-stars that was cool to see. The author notes that some of this lap-sitting and m...more
Eve Arnold, who just passed away earlier this year, had a friendship with Marilyn over the years and many of the intimate cozy photos in here speak to their bond. Did I say that correctly? One of the best Marilyn Monroe photo books. The other is Milton's Marilyn by Milton H. Greene.