25 juillet 2012

Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955

Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955
Photographs by Peter Mangone

: Jason Danziger

book_mm_nyc_coverPrix éditeur: 30,48 Euros
Date de sortie: novembre 2012
Broché: 48 pages
Editeur : Distributed Art Publishers
Langue : anglais

ISBN-10: 1935202340
ISBN-13: 978-1935202349
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Présentation de l'éditeur:  In 1955, Peter Mangone was 14 years old--a skinny boy from the Bronx with a Marilyn Monroe fixation, like so many teenagers of his generation. What distinguished Mangone was that he got to meet his idol. For several months, he had played truant from school to stake out the Gladstone Hotel on Manhattan's East 52nd Street, where the 29-year-old Monroe was staying after her unhappy divorce from Joe DiMaggio and her dismissal from the Twentieth-Century Fox studios. One morning, Mangone borrowed an eight-millimeter Kodak camera from his brother, headed down to the Gladstone and met Monroe as she was on her way out shopping with her friend Milton Greene. Mangone's dream came true: she waved, winked and invited him along. Over the course of the afternoon, he filmed her intermittently, without sound, later developing the film and viewing it at home. When Mangone left home, the footage went missing, and was thought to be lost--until 2002, when his brother found it among their father's possessions, virtually in mint condition. "It was like refinding my high school sweetheart," he said. "She was just the way I remembered her." This book of stills from Mangone's five-minute movie shows the great screen siren in wonderful moments of unguardedness, against the Chevys and Checker cabs of 1950s midtown Manhattan. The great charm of Mangone's images lies at the opposite end of familiar portraits by Cecil Beaton, Elliott Erwitt and co.: in his 14-year-old hands, through the grainy Kodak film, with its erratic lighting, Marilyn remains every inch the icon.

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* Mon Avis ... 
Un livre qui semble sans intérêt, vendu 30 euros pour à peine 48 pages, et qui ne fait que présenter des captures d'écran d'une vidéo rendue publique en 2003 (voir l'article 24/03/1955 Marilyn à New York ) avec des blabla de cette journée. 

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