lot 189: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOS AND SIGNED BOOK
A trio of Marilyn Monroe items: a book titled Marilyn by George Barris and Gloria Steinem (hardcover with dust jacket, Henry Holt, NY, 1986, 1st printing) signed by both Steinem and Barris; a black and white gelatin silver photograph of Monroe combing her hair, signed lower left by George Barris; and a large black and white gelatin silver photograph of Monroe, with John Florea copyright stamp on verso.
Lot 192: MARILYN MONROE JOHN FLOREA PHOTOGRAPH
A gelatin silver photograph featuring Marilyn Monroe stacking 1,000-dollar bills. Signed on verso "John Florea," with a press stamp and copyright stamp both dated 1953. Likely a promotional photo for Monroe's film How To Marry A Millionaire (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Lot 194: MARILYN MONROE JOHN FLOREA PHOTOGRAPH
A gelatin silver photograph featuring Marilyn Monroe stacking 1,000-dollar bills next to the photographer John Florea. Signed on verso "John Florea," with copyright stamp dated 1953. Likely a promotional photo for Monroe's film How To Marry A Millionaire (20th Century Fox, 1953).
Lot 196: MARILYN MONROE MISCHA PELZ PHOTOGRAPH
A large format black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Mischa Pelz. Signed lower right in pencil "Pelz," with identification sticker on verso.
MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star
Article published on 26 May 2014
by Todd Klick
online on limitedruns
Limited Runs is pleased to announce the exclusive release MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star. The collection of fine art prints feature previously unavailable or unseen photographs of the Hollywood legend, taken by five fascinating lensmen who stepped into the icon’s life at the right place, and the right time. These uncovered images are offered for the first time as fine art prints.
The photographers featured:
Allan “Whitey” Snyder, born in California, started his career as an assistant make-up artist on the 1948 film, The Walls of Jericho. Later, he worked as head make-up artist on Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Little House on the Prairie (1981) and Highway to Heaven (1984). He was nominated twice for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Make-Up, including one for Marilyn: The Untold Story. Assigned to do Miss Monroe’s make-up for her first Twentieth Century Fox screen test in 1946, Snyder went on to develop a close working relationship with Monroe, and became best known as her personal make-up artist. Towards the end of Monroe’s life, she asked Snyder to prepare her face if she were to die before him. He fulfilled that promise in 1962, and was a pallbearer at her funeral.
Taken by Snyder in August 1953 while on location filming River of No Return with Robert Mitchum. Look Magazine sent a photographer to this photo shoot. Milton H. Greene was assigned to shoot the cover image when he met Marilyn for the first time. Milton sent Marilyn proofs from this first sitting and Marilyn responded by sending him two dozen roses and called to say “they were the most beautiful pictures she had ever seen” and asked Milton to be her official photographer.
Milton H. Greene was awarded a scholarship to Pratt Institute, but decided to pursue a photography career instead. In his early twenties, he became known as the “Color Photographer’s Wonder Boy.” His fashion shots appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He also photographed many high profile personalities in the ’50s and ’60s, including Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland and numerous others. But it was Greene’s iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, as her official photographer, that changed the course of his career.
On Sunday, April 15, 1956, with a day off during filming of Bus Stop, Marilyn and Milton held a photo shoot on the 20th Century-Fox backlot, officially known as the “Grey Fur” and “Gypsy” sittings.
Employed as a sound engineer for ABC television, Caesars Casino in Las Vegas, and Capitol Records, Lani Carlson worked with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ann Margaret, and The Beatles.
Posing as a photographer for the Chicago Tribune, Lani talked his way into press parties and Academy Award celebrations where he photographed celebrities like Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Cable, Fred Astaire, and Marilyn Monroe.
In 1960, United Artists hired the Reno, Nevada-based cinematographer, Thomas “Doc” Kaminski, to document the filming of The Misfits, starring Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe. While Kaminski filmed the making of the movie, he also shot stills of the actors on set, which he mailed to his family. Those private, unpublished photos, which gathered dust for over 40 years, captured a natural and relaxed Monroe, as well as her serious acting side.
Little is known about Los Angeles photographer, Mischa Pelz. However, after a Southern California earthquake revealed one of Pelz’s print boxes in the late photographer’s storage room, Pelz’s former assistant discovered lost photos of Marilyn Monroe that Pelz had shot one sunny afternoon in 1953—images of a burgeoning superstar the public has never seen.
> View the entire collection MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star
The collection will be available for public viewing starting in June with dates in Hollywood and San Francisco, and New York City in July with additional dates to follow in the fall.
The current dates of the exhibit are:
- June 6, 2014 – Boulevard3, 6523 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (formerly the historic Hollywood Athletic Club)
- June 19th through June 21st 2014 – Sarah Stocking Gallery, 368 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California 94111 (located in the heart of downtown San Francisco in historic Jackson Square)
- July 22nd through July 26th 2014 – RASA TriBeCa Gallery, 37 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013
Some Like It Hot! Stunning rare photos of Marilyn Monroe relaxing on movie sets can be seen in new travelling exhibition
Article published on 26 May 2014
by Iona Kirby
online on dailymail.co.uk
More than 50 years after her death, fans of Marilyn Monroe can see rare and some never-before-seen photos of the actress in a new exhibition.
Taken between 1952 and 1956, the images give an intimate look at the star, capturing her vivacious nature and beautiful smile.
The photos can be viewed as part Limited Runs' collection and travelling exhibition, which launches in Los Angeles in June and will then go on to San Francisco and New York City.
One of the more recognisable images shows Marilyn just before 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', lounging around in a cream bikini and displaying her famously voluptuous and gorgeous figure.
A photo from the following year, 1953, has not been seen before and shows the iconic actress cuddling up to a horse.
In the snapshot Marilyn is wearing a low-cut frilly top and jeans, while on the set of 'The River of No Return'.
Another photo from the same film set shows the star in a very rare casual state with no make-up and her platinum locks unstyled, although she wears sunglasses over her bare face.
Marilyn is pictured alongside two black bears while dressed down in a grey jumper and baggy black trousers, but of course still looks stunning.
The 'Some Like It Hot' star relaxes against some rocks in front of a lake while wearing a grey pencil skirt, red top and matching lipstick in one of the shots, taken on set of 'Niagara' in upstate New York.
The more recent of the collection of images were taken on the snowy set of Bus Stop.
Marilyn is wrapped up warm in a grey fur coat and boater hat in one photo and a black coat and green scarf in another.
The star, whose real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, was 36 when she died of a barbiturate overdose in 1962.
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Séance: photos de Mischa Pelz
Marilyn Monroe photographiée par Mischa Pelz
en 1953 à l'époque de la sortie de Gentlemen prefer blonds
"The Lawn Session"
Marilyn Monroe en 1953
à l'époque de la sortie de Gentlemen prefer blonds
sous l'objectif des photographes Mischa Pelz et Frank Powolny
Marilyn Monroe in 1953
at the time of the release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
by the photographers Mischa Pelz and Frank Powolny
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