I never got the Marilyn obsession bug that so many seem to have. Of course I am curious, fascinated by her transformation, life story, early passing. She was obviously beautiful but what interests me more when I look at photos of her are the off moments, the ones where you can see a little Norma. In celebration of their new book Marilyn by Magnum, I went through their online collection (again, sorry for the watermarks) and couldn’t stop.. I guess that bug is easy to catch.
Eve Arnold USA. Illinois. Bement. US actress Marilyn MONROE on her way to Bement. 1955. / Magnum Photos
Bob Henriques USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1959. Marilyn MONROE visiting Ebbets Field. She was in New York for the opening of her film "Some Like It Hot" by Billy Wilder. / Magnum Photos
Elliott Erwitt USA. New York. 1954. Marilyn MONROE during the filming of "The Seven Year Itch". / Magnum Photos
Philippe Halsman / Magnum Photos
Erich Hartmann USA. Hollywood, California. 1960. Marilyn MONROE during the filming of "The Misfits." / Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson USA. California. Los Angeles. Hollywood. 1960. Simone SIGNORET and Marilyn MONROE. at a private dinner party during the making of "lets Make a Move". / Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson USA. Los Angeles. 1960. Marilyn Monroe at a recording studio in Hollywood. / Magnum Photos