December 2, 2017

Simply Marilyn

Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926, August 5, 1962, Los Angeles, California, United States
1.66 m

"A beauty-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing. If I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it beauty than some other things we've got symbols of. "

Among her thousands and thousands photographs, I wanted those which captured her inner truth, her sadness, her sickness. I know all about her, she's my idol since my 12.

Today, maybe she could have been cured or appeased, but would she have avoided her fascination for the powerful men of this world ? She died with her secrets we now know. Like Icarus, she burned her wings.

By Eve Arnold
A Private Moment

By Ed Feingersh
Taken on the roof of Hotel Ambassador in New York

By George Barris 
For Cosmopolitan

By Ed Feingersh 
Quiet Moment, 1955

For Time Magazine

By Milton H. Greene

By Sam Shaw
New York, 1957

By André De Dienes
1953, Bel Air Hotel

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