Douglas Kirkland photographed Monroe, the quintessential American sex symbol that personified the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in the mid-20th Century. His extraordinary images, compiled here for the first time in their complete form, allow us to pry into the mysterious woman, unveiling an intimate night that she shared with the world-class photographer.
Born Norma Jean Mortenson, Monroe was internationally adored and beloved by both women and men alike. Most memorable for her performances in movies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch, the public had little insight into the pop culture icon's personal life.
Kirkland changed all that with his 1961 Look magazine assignment to photograph the movie star, and in the offing, he made history for both himself and the actress.
Working in the intimate confines of an unmade bed, the result is a series of some of the most spontaneous and flirtatious photographs ever taken of the film legend, establishing the photographer's career as a heavyweight while adding a new facet to the icon known as Marilyn Monroe.
Released: July 16, 2012
Catalog Num: 9780983270201