More With Marilyn Monroe
I finally got to the theater to see “My Week With Marilyn” and what a treat it was to take an inside peek into the life of the most sought after woman in the world.
The Blonde & The Brunette was delighted to hear about TASCHEN’s newest collaboration.
TASCHEN has paired Mailer’s original (1973 biography Marilyn) with Bert Stern’s extraordinary photographs (considered the most intimate photos ever taken of Monroe).
Photographed for Vogue magazine over three days at the Bel-Air Hotel, Marilyn had never allowed such unfettered access, nor had she looked so breathtakingly beautiful. Six weeks later, mysteriously, she was dead. In this bold synthesis of literary classic and legendary portrait sitting, Mailer and Stern lift the veils of confusion surrounding Monroe—the woman, the star, the sex symbol—and offer profound insight into an iconic figure whose true personality remains an enigma even today. -TASCHEN
Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe $1,000
Maybe it’s because I’m a shiargtt woman, but these don’t strike me as attractive. In one she kinda looks like a chipmunk. I have to say tho, that I can look at the photos of Marily Munro and see that she’s sexy and beautiful. I think if you’re going to re-do Marilyn, you’d better out-do her and in this case, I really think she falls flat. (I don’t mean in the boob area, obviously)