Marilyn Monroe Photograph Undressed Poolside by Lawrence Schiller, 19/75

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Marilyn Monroe’s status as an enduring figure of glamour made her one of the most famous figures in American history. Of all the images shot of the incomparable movie star, the most iconic were those taken by famed photographer, director and author, Lawrence Schiller. This example is among the best and most famous of his Marilyn tribues, capturing a topless Monroe filming a pool scene for Something’s Got To Give in 1962. The limited edition photograph pays homage to the vivacious and playful spirit of the starlet through the lens of a virtuoso.

Printed from film that was lost for decades, Schiller made only 75 editions of these breathtaking photographs, and none will ever be created again. The silver gelatin print is numbered and signed by Schiller.

“Marilyn was a photographer’s dream subject with her clothes on, and even more stunning with them off. Her wet skin glistened. Her eyes sparkled. Her smile was provocative...As I shot, I was sure that the pictures I was taking were going to be beautiful and unforgettable. The flow of her spine complemented her natural curves as the water reflected the lights, and the whole scene came alive.”
–Lawrence Schiller, “A Splash of Marilyn,” Vanity Fair, June 2012

Photograph: 24" high x 20" wide
Frame: 30" high x 26" wide
Marilyn Monroe Photograph Undressed Poolside by Lawrence Schiller, 19/75
Maker: Schiller, Lawrence
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Photography
Depth: 2.0 Inches
Width: 26.0 Inches
Height: 30.0 Inches
Canvas Width: 20 Inches
Canvas Height: 24 Inches

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