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Marilyn photographed by J.W Richardson, 1953.



“I like to put my feelings into my photographs.” 

RIP Bert Stern, who photographed Marilyn over a three day period in 1962, just six weeks before her death. Stern died in Manhattan on Tuesday after a long, incredibly successful career as a photographer.

“I like to put my feelings into my photographs.”

RIP Bert Stern, who photographed Marilyn over a three day period in 1962, just six weeks before her death. Stern died in Manhattan on Tuesday after a long, incredibly successful career as a photographer.


"I wanted her to look fresh and clean, so I wondered what I could do with this most beautiful girl to make her look talcum-powdered and adorable. What would I give her to wear that would blow in the breeze and be fun and pretty?" - William Travilla, designer of the most famous dress in film history, on its creation.


Anonymous asked: "Do you have a personal blog?"

I do, here.


46sunsets asked: "hi i was wondering if you have seen love, marilyn yet? and if there is an online link? i cant seem to find one anywhere and its been out for a week D:"

I haven’t seen it yet either :’( I live in Ireland so I’m in the same position as you are, if I find a link I will post it for sure though.


wrist-stars asked: "According to Audrey Wilder Marilyn told her to tell Billy to go Fuck himself... it's in the book Conversations with Wilder by Cameron Crowe"
posted 9 months ago

"I know of few actresses who have this incredible talent for communicating with a camera lens. She would try to seduce a camera as if it were a human being." - Philippe Halsman on Marilyn Monroe.

"I know of few actresses who have this incredible talent for communicating with a camera lens. She would try to seduce a camera as if it were a human being." - Philippe Halsman on Marilyn Monroe.


1955: Marilyn Monroe in New York by Ed Feingersh.


1957: Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw.

1957: Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw.


1957: Marilyn on the beach, photographed by Sam Shaw.

1957: Marilyn on the beach, photographed by Sam Shaw.