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

Xx. Jadan