As the 50th Anniversary of her death approaches, Marilyn Monroe is in the spotlight more than ever. I love Marilyn and it seems there is still more to deliver. I am loving all of these pictures. I found this quote particularlly interesting:
A legend and Hollywood icon, Monroe wasn’t always so well known. In 1950, 20th Century Fox studios had just signed the young beauty, calling her “a hot tomato.” They offered Clark the chance to photograph her, but when he sent the shots to editors at LIFE, they were less than impressed. “Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?” they wrote back in a telegram.
Very odd indeed is an X-ray dated Nov. 10, 1954. This X-ray of Marilyn Monroe’s chest was obtained by a radiology resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The doctor later taught at the school and showed the X-ray to his students. Estimated value: $800 to $1,200. Pretty ridiculous it seems. An x-ray of her chest. Talk about using everything for monetary gain!
Another exhibit showcasing some “never before seen” photographs will be on exhibit from May 31, 2012 – June 30, 2012. The exhibit is entitled LAWRENCE SCHILLER – Marilyn and Me and will be on display at the Steven Kasher Gallery. Lawrence Schiller will be there tomorrow for a public signing and opening reception for the exhibit and to sign his book Marilyn and Me which was published on May 29, 2012. My review of the book to come.
See my other Marilyn posts at:
Magnificent Marilyn published March 20, 2012
More Marilyn published April 29, 2012
Spring Into Vera Neumann published April 30, 2012
Marilyn Misunderstood published May 14, 2012
More Marilyn Mania published May 23, 2012
More to come I’m sure. There are people all over talking about Vanity Fair’s article on Marilyn Monroe and Lawrence Schiller’s photographs, Playboy’s view on the photos and everyone else’s views. It’s going to get interesting.
Happy viewing and reading!