28 juillet 2018

17/11/1961, Santa Monica - Bed Sitting de Douglas Kirkland

Le vendredi 17 novembre 1961, dans un studio loué à Hollywood (le studio John Engstead sur Santa Monica Boulevard), le photographe Douglas Kirkland et ses assistants préparent la venue de Marilyn Monroe: du champagne Dom Perignon au frais, et des disques de Frank Sinatra.

On Friday, November, 17, 1961, in a studio rented in Hollywood (the John Engstead Studio on Santa Monica Boulevard), the photographer Douglas Kirkland and his assistants prepare the arrival of Marilyn Monroe: champagne Dom Perignon in the fridge, and records by Frank Sinatra.

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Le rendez-vous est fixé à 19h, mais Marilyn arrive à 21h30. D'ailleurs, l'agent de Marilyn, John Springer, avait prévenu Kirkland et son associé, l'écrivain Jack Hamilton: "Elle arrive parfois en retard mais elle finit toujours par arriver."
Marilyn est accompagnée de deux assistantes: l'une s'occupe de la coiffure et du maquillage (Agnes Flanagan), l'autre est son habilleuse, portant un sac de vêtements.
Parmi les autres personnes présentes: John Springer, Jack Hamilton, un assistant et le responsable du studio.
Kirkland a installé un appareil photo sur le petit balcon pour photographier le lit en plongée. Mais il ne sait pas encore comment il veut la photographier: il a l'idée d'utiliser d'abord une grande étoffe blanche. Marilyn n'est pas emballée mais se prête au jeu en enfilant l'une des robes qu'elle a apportée. La séance se révèle inefficace. Marilyn et Kirkland trouvent le tissu trop ordinaire: "Je ne suis pas du genre à porter de la toile au rabais !" Ils font alors une pause pour réorganiser la séance.

The appointment is fixed at 7 pm, but Marilyn arrives at 9:30 pm. Anyway, Marilyn's agent, John Springer, had informed Kirkland and his associate, writer Jack Hamilton: "She sometimes arrives late but she always ends up arriving."
Marilyn is accompanied by two assistants: one is in charge of hair and make-up (Agnes Flanagan), the other is her dressmaker, carrying a bag of clothes.
The other persons are John Springer, Jack Hamilton, an assistant, and the studio manager.
Kirkland installed a camera on the small balcony to photograph the bed. But he doesn't know yet how he wants to photograph her: he has the idea of ​​using first a large white fabric. Marilyn is not excited but she is ready to try and by putting on one of the dresses she has brought. The setting is ineffective. Marilyn and Kirkland find the fabric too ordinary: "I'm not the one to wear cheap clothes !" They then make a break to reorganize the session.

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> avec le journaliste de Look, Jack Hamilton


Douglas Kirkland amène Marilyn vers le lit défait de draps de soie blanche en lui demandant d'imaginer comment elle aimerait qu'on se souvienne d'elle dans 25 ans, puisque la photo devait fêtait le 25ème anniversaire du magazine Look. Marilyn retourne dans sa loge et y ressort en peignoir blanc qu'elle retire pour se glisser dans les draps de soie. Pendant que Kirkland la photographie, perché du balcon, elle boit quelques gorgées de champagne. Parfois Kirkland s'arrête et boit avec elle.
En pleine séance, elle demande au reste de l'équipe de la laisser seule avec le photographe: "D'habitude, ça marche mieux comme ça !" Pour Kirkland, ce fut alors "Une expérience très intime (...) Tout se jouait désormais entre Marilyn, mon appareil et moi. (...) L'ambiance était calme, douce et séduisante."
D'après Kirkland, Marilyn lui demande en pleine séance qu'il la rejoigne dans le lit; il explique que bien qu'il en avait très envie, il était alors marié et père de trois enfants et sa bonne conscience lui fait refuser la proposition. Selon Kirkland, toute cette tension sexuelle a permis de livrer de bonnes photos.

Douglas Kirkland takes Marilyn to the unmade bed of white silk sheets and asks her to imagine how she would like to be remembered in 25 years, because the photo was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Look magazine. Marilyn goes back to her dressing room and comes out in a white bathrobe, which she pulls out to slip into the silk sheets. While Kirkland photographs her, perched on the balcony, she drinks a few cups of champagne. Sometimes Kirkland stops and drinks with her.
In the middle of the session, she asks the rest of the team to leave her alone with the photographer: "Usually, it works better like that !" For Kirkland, it was then "A very intimate experience (...) Everything was now played between Marilyn, my camera and me (...) The atmosphere was calm, sweet and seductive."
According to Kirkland, Marilyn asks him to join her in the bed; he explains that although he wanted to do it, he was married with three children and his good conscience made him refuse the offer. According to Kirkland, all this sexual tension allowed to deliver good photos.


- The Bed Sitting -

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- Backstage of The Bed Sitting -
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Quand il a terminé, il la rejoint et s'allonge par terre à côté du lit pour discuter seuls une vingtaine de minutes avant de refaire entrer les autres. Son assistant a pris quelques photos. Puis Marilyn remet son peignoir et retourne dans sa loge.
Elle part peu après minuit. Elle prend rendez-vous avec Kirkland le lendemain après midi chez elle pour visionner les photos.

When he has finished, he joins her and lies on the floor next to the bed to discuss about twenty minutes before the others enter. His assistant took some photos. Then Marilyn puts on her bathrobe and goes back to her dressing room.
She leaves the studio shortly after midnight. She makes an appointment with Kirkland the next day afternoon at home to view the photos.

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Marilyn Monroe quitte le studio photo
Instantanés pris par James Haspiel
Marilyn Monroe leaves the studio
Snapshots taken by James Haspiel

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> source: livre Douglas Kirkland, Une nuit avec Marilyn


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22 juillet 2018

18/11/1961, Doheny Drive

Le samedi 18 novembre 1961, tôt le matin, le photographe Douglas Kirkland apporte les pellicules de la séance de photos qu'il a prises la veille avec Marilyn au laboratoire pour les avoir développées dans l'après-midi. Il demande un développement E2 pour Ektachrome. Quand il les récupère, il les scrute sur la table lumineuse, découvrant des mauvais clichés et des réussis, faisant une marque au feutre dans le coin de celles qu'il préfère. Il se rend à l'appartement de Marilyn Monroe à Doheny Drive avec les photos et une petite table lumineuse. Il découvre une Marilyn méconnaissable, très différente de celle qu'il a vu la veille: fatiguée et triste, elle porte des lunettes noires, un foulard noué sur la tête, et parle d'une voix monocorde.
Pour regarder les photos, Marilyn veut une loupe mais Kirkland n'en a pas apporté. Alors elle lui demande d'aller à la boutique Thrifty Drug, sur Sunset, pour acheter une loupe, un feutre et une paire de ciseaux.
A son retour, Marilyn passe en revue rapidement les photos, puis quitte la pièce. Quand elle revient, elle lui dit "Ce n'est pas terrible. Mais je veux les revoir." Elle les re-examine plus longuement et déclare: "Il y en a quelques-unes de bonnes, mais les autres, je n'en veux à aucun prix !" Elle regroupe en tas les mauvais clichés et explique à Kirkland les raisons pour lesquelles elle n'en veut pas, puis les coupe en miettes avec la paire de ciseaux. Le photographe, bien qu'il comprenne ses raisons, est choqué de voir son travail se réduire en miettes de cette façon.
Elle examine à nouveau les clichés qu'elle avait mis de côté et sélectionne celui qu'elle considère le meilleur: quand elle serre l'oreiller dans ses bras. Elle se met alors à contempler longuement la photo. Marilyn aurait dit à Kirkland: "J'aime cette fille, parce que c'est le genre de femme avec qui tous les hommes voudraient vivre. Le genre de fille qu'un camionneur aimerait avoir dans son lit." Enfin, elle aurait promis à Kirkland, le désir de vouloir retravailler avec lui.

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On Saturday, November, 18, 1961, early in the morning, photographer Douglas Kirkland brings the films of the photos session he took the day before with Marilyn at the laboratory for having developed them in the afternoon. He asks for an E2 development for Ektachrome. When he retrieves them, he scrutinizes them on the light table, discovering bad and successful shots, making a mark with a pen in the corner of those he prefers. He goes to Marilyn Monroe's apartment in Doheny Drive with the pictures and a small light table. He discovers a Marilyn unrecognizable, very different from the one he saw the day before: tired and sad, she wears dark glasses, a scarf tied on the head, and speaks in a monotone voice.
To look at the pictures, Marilyn wants a magnifying glass but Kirkland did not bring any. So she asks him to go to the Thrifty Drug Shop on Sunset to buy a magnifying glass, a marker pen and a pair of scissors.
When he goes back, Marilyn quickly reviews the photos and leaves the room. When she comes back, she says, "It's not terrible, but I want to see them again." She re-examines them longer and declares: "There are some good ones, but the others, I do not want at any price!" She piles up the bad shots and explains to Kirkland the reasons she doesn't want them, then cut them to pieces with the scissors. The photographer, although he understands her reasons, is shocked to see his work crumbling to pieces in this way.
She examines again the photos she has put aside and selects the one she considers the best: when she squeezes the pillow in her arms. She begins to contemplate the picture longer. Marilyn would have said to Kirkland, "I like this girl, because she's the kind of woman that every man would like to be in there with. The kind of girl a trucker driver would like to be in that bed with." Finally, she would have promised to Kirkland, the desire to want to work again with him.


> source: livre Douglas Kirkland, Une nuit avec Marilyn


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21 juillet 2018

16/06/1951, Long Beach, retour du USS Manchester

Le 16 juin 1951, le navire USS Manchester est de retour aux USA, à Long Beach, en Californie, après avoir passé près d'un an de service au combat dans la guerre de Corée. Quatorze stars d'Hollywood, des acteurs et actrices, sont présents pour saluer l'équipage et leur offrir un spectacle. Parmi les actrices figurent Dorothy Lamour, Virginia Field, Marilyn Monroe, Helena Carter, Carole Morton, Monica Lewis et Joyce Mackenzie.

On June, 16, 1951, the USS Manchester is back in USA and arrives in Long Beach, California after nearly a year on combat duty in the Korean War. Fourteen Hollywood actors and actresses are on hand to greet the returning officers and men and perform a show for crew members of the navy. Among the actresses, there are Dorothy Lamour, Virginia Field, Marilyn Monroe, Helena Carter, Carole Morton and Joyce Mackenzie.

>  L'arrivée du USS Manchester et le public
The arrival of USS Manchester and the audience

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> Salutations des actrices
Greetings of the actresses

Marjorie Reynolds, Margaret Sheridan (front row, third from left),
Lisa Ferreday, Marion Marshall, John and Bobbie Sutton,
Patricia and Arthur Lake, Charles Irwin, Alan Mowbray, Marion Davies,
Dorothy Lamour (front row, fifth from right),
Virginia Field (second row, behind Lamour, partly obscured),
Marilyn Monroe (front row, fourth from right),
Helena Carter (front row, third from right),
Carole Morton (front row, second from right),
and Joyce MacKenzie (front row, right):

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Dorothy Lamour, Virginia Field, Marilyn Monroe,
Helena Carter, Carole Morton, and Joyce Mackenzie:

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> Le spectacle
The show

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> Monica Lewis
(Marilyn est assise derrière)
(Marilyn is sat in the background)

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> Dorothy Lamour
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(Marilyn est derrière, à droite)
(Marilyn is in the background, at right)

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> La fête
The party

> Monica Lewis
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> Monica Lewis et le capitaine Lewis S. Parks
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> Dorothy Lamour et le capitaine Lewis S. Parks
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> Monica Lewis et la chanteuse Jane Wyman (à l'extrême gauche)
Monica Lewis and singer Jane Wyman (far left)
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> source images trumanlibrary.org


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15/06/1951 - Marilyn élue "girl we should most like to get a bear hug from"

Le 31ème régiment des "Ours Polaires" en Corée ont élu Marilyn Monroe "La fille avec qui nous aimerions le plus faire un câlin d'ours", devancant Corinne Calvet et Mitzi Gaynor.

The 31st "Polar Bear" Regiment in Korea elected Marilyn Monroe "girl we should most like to get a bear hug from", ahead of Corinne Calvet and Mitzi Gaynor.

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1951-06-15-award-bear-article_1951-06-30-The_Pacific_Stars_And_Stripes  Presse: article du "The Pacific Stars And Stripes" du 30 juin 1951
Miss Monroe Still 31st Girl
SOMEWHERE IN KOREA
(Pac. S&S)—-Beauty judges of the 31st "Polar Bear" Regiment are beginning to doubt their choice of feminine pulchritude.
They selected beautiful Marilyn Monroe as the "girl we should most like to get a bear hug from." She outpointed curvacious Corinne Calvet and Mitzi Gaynor for the title.
The day after the selection, a GI in the regiment received a photograph from a Los Angeles paper covering the return of the USS Manchester from Korean waters. Smack in the middle of the picture was Marilyn Monroe—with three sailors. The trio and Marilyn were engaged in —a bear hug. The bosomy screen star is still number one "Polar Bear," but the boys hope she confines her hugging in the future to the regiment and lets the Navy find their own pin-ups.

> source presse: forum everlasting star


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17 juillet 2018

02/06/1948, Los Angeles Press Club

Le 2 juin 1948, Marilyn Monroe officie en tant qu'hôtesse au bal du Los Angeles Press Club. Pour l'occasion, elle porte l'une des tenues du film Les Reines du Music Hall.

In June, 02, 1948, Marilyn Monroe is the hostess of the Los Angeles Press Club. For this event, she's wearing one outfit from the movie Ladies of the Chorus.

> Marilyn et le maire de Los Angeles, Fletcher Bowron
Marilyn with the L.A. Mayor Fletcher Bowron
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01 juillet 2018

09/03/1953, Tests Costumes pour How to Marry a Millionaire

Le 9 mars 1953, Marilyn Monroe pose pour des 'tests' costumes pour le film Comment épouser un millionaireLe costumier est William Travilla.
On March, 9, 1953, Marilyn Monroe poses for wardrobe 'tests' for the movie How to marry a millionaire. The designer is William Travilla.

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07/09/1958 - Signature d'autographe

Le 7 septembre 1958, pendant le tournage de "Certains l'aiment chaud", Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon et Tony Curtis signent des autographes à Susan, la fille de Tommy Plews, qui travaille au département artistique du film. Il faisait signer des autographes aux stars d'Hollywood dans son carnet pour sa fille sur les tournages de films dans lesquels il travaillait.

On September, 7, 1958, during the set of "Some Like it Hot", Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis sign autographs to Susan, the daughter of Tommy Plews, who works on the Art Department of the movie. He demanded autographs to Hollywood celebrities in his album for his young daughter on the set of various film on which he works for.

> Marilyn Monroe:
"To Susan, / Happy Birthday! / sept 7, 1958"

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> Jack Lemmon:
"For Susan / From a friend of your Daddy's/
Some Like It Hot
"

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 > Tony Curtis:
"To Susan / Hi"

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art - Marilyn par Gennadiy Koufay - Newsweek

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"Property from the Osianama Archives Online" - Julien's Auction 03/2018

2018-03-19-hollywood_property_osianama_archives-JULIENS   La vente aux enchères "Property from the Osianama Archives Online Auction" du 19 mars 2018 par Julien's Auction organisée exclusivement sur internet, contenait 309 lots d'affiches de films de cinéma classique et contemporain. Il contenait 15 affiches de films de Marilyn Monroe (en consultation sur julienslive).
Pas de catalogue édité


Lot 16: MARILYN MONROE LOBBY CARDS
Five Lobby Cards for the following Marilyn Monroe films: two for Don't Bother to Knock (20th Century Fox, 1952); one for Some Like It Hot (Ashton Productions, 1959); one for Monkey Business (20th Century Fox, 1952); and one for Niagara (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Estimate: $400 - $600 | Winning Bid: $128

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Lot 30: MISFITS POSTER
A Japanese B2 poster for the Marilyn Monroe film The Misfits (Seven Arts Productions, 1961).
Estimate: $200 - $400 | Winning Bid: $102.25

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Lot 69: NIAGARA POSTER
An Argentinean poster the Marilyn Monroe film Niagara [Torrente Pasional] (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Estimate: $600 - $800 | Winning Bid: $192
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Lot 70: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK POSTER
An American one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Don't Bother to Knock (20th Century Fox, 1952).
Estimate: $800 - $1,000 | Winning Bid: $768
2018-03-19-hollywood_property_osianama_archives-lot70 


 Lot 71: THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS POSTER
An American one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century Fox, 1954).
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 | Winning Bid: $1,280

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 Lot 117: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES POSTER
A Swedish poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Gentleman Prefer Blondes (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Estimate: $100 - $200 | Winning Bid: $102.25

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Lot 119: NIAGARA POSTER
A Swedish poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Niagara [Torrente Pasional] (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Estimate: $100 - $200 | Winning Bid: $76.50

2018-03-19-hollywood_property_osianama_archives-lot119 


Lot 201: BUS STOP POSTER
An American thirty-by-forty poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Bus Stop (20th Century Fox, 1956).
Estimate: $100 - $200 | Winning Bid: $896
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 Lot 224: RIVER OF NO RETURN POSTER
An American one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film River of No Return (20th Century Fox, 1954).
Estimate: $200 - $400 | Winning Bid: $320
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Lot 226: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES POSTER
An American one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Estimate: $800 - $1,200| Winning Bid: $512
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 Lot 227: BUS STOP POSTER
An American one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Bus Stop (20th Century Fox, 1956).
Estimate: $400 - $600| Winning Bid: $384

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 Lot 228: HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONARE POSTER
An American one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000| Winning Bid: $768

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 Lot 232: LET'S MAKE LOVE POSTER
An American window card poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Let's Make Love (Jerry Wald, 1960).
Estimate: $200 - $400| Winning Bid: $102.25

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 Lot 294: MARILYN POSTER
A Japanese B2 poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Marilyn (20th Century Fox, 1963).
Estimate: $100 - $200| Winning Bid: $102.25

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Lot 305: NIAGARA POSTER
A Belgian poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Niagara (20th Cent. Fox, 1953).
Estimate: $300 - $500| Winning Bid: $576 

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30 juin 2018

Catalogue Hollywood Property from the Osianama Archives - Julien's Auction 03/2018

2018-03-08-hollywood_property_osianama_archives-JULIENS  Catalogue "Hollywood Property from the Osianama Archives" issu de la vente aux enchères organisée le 8 mars 2018 par Julien's Auction à Los Angeles. 

Le catalogue de 208 pages -vendu 50 $- présente les lots: 10 lots concernent Marilyn Monroe (en consultation sur julienslive): des affiches de films et des photographies

- visuel du catalogue (pages avec Marilyn Monroe) -
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> Sur le blog - les lots:

 Lots Hollywood Property from the Osianama Archives

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