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by Eve Arnold
In 1952 went on assignment to photograph Marilyn Monroe for Esquire magazine. According to Arnold's recollections, the now-legendary film actress was captivating and the photographs were a success. Their relationship, which started as one of mutual advantage, developed into a friendship and, over the course of ten years, Arnold and Marilyn met for six other photography ses ...more
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.