In bed with Marilyn Monroe
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Sexy beauty Marilyn Monroe has forever won the hearts of people. The famous photographer Douglas Kirkland was lucky enough to work with her only once - at the end of 1961. The photo shoot turned out to be very beautiful and sexy - Marilyn basked among the white sheets to the sounds of Frank Sinatra's songs. In the memory of Kirkland, the famous blonde will forever remain young and cheerful - the way she was during this photo shoot.
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1. For many, Marilyn Monroe, who passed away 53 years ago, will forever remain young and beautiful. This is exactly what her photographer Douglas Kirkland saw when they met in 1961. “She was like a girl of her own,” he recalls. - Didn't act like a superstar. I laughed easily and felt very comfortable.” The photographs of Kirkland taken that day are collected in a book called With Marilyn: An Evening of 1961.
2. Kirkland, a photographer for Look magazine, wanted to take the "sexiest photos" he could get to publish for the magazine's 25th anniversary. 35-year-old Monroe knew how to behave during a photo shoot. “I know what we need,” she said. “We need a bed with white silk linens – always silk, Frank Sinatra records and Dom Perignon champagne, and we will get great photos.”
3. Kirkland became famous for photographs of Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland, but he was only 27 and understandably nervous. “I must admit, I woke up more than once the night before and thought: “Maybe I didn’t get involved in this for nothing?”
4. Monroe was two hours late for the shoot, but as soon as she arrived, everything went like clockwork. Kirkland recalls how much she impressed him. “It was as if a radiant figure had entered the studio - special, brilliant. It seemed that she did not walk, but floated through the air.
5. Monroe was called a "real headache" on movie sets. Billy Wilder, director of The Prince and the Showgirl and Only Girls in Jazz, once admitted that he was "too old and rich to go through this again." But Kirkland said that in the photo shoots she was completely different. “She loved photographers. I loved the creativity that can be shown while working with a photographer. She could be herself."
6. Monroe was not fragile, as she was often described. Before the photo shoot, she lost weight - not on purpose, but as a result of a recent illness, but she was still confident and sexy. She came in wearing a white sheet, threw it off and climbed into bed. “For a guy from a small Canadian town, it was definitely very exciting,” Kirkland admitted.
7. A spark instantly ran between them. "I didn't tell Marilyn to 'do this' or 'do this'. We were just flirting and fooling around."
8. Moreover, Monroe felt so confident with Kirkland that in the middle of the photo shoot she asked everyone else to leave the room. “It was then that I took my most powerful photos,” he recalls. “We flirted like crazy and I didn’t stop taking pictures of her.”
9. This photo shoot took place at the end of 1961. Kirkland hoped to work with Monroe again, but the chance never came: while filming in France, he saw the headlines "Marilyn is dead." “Because of her premature death, she will forever remain young,” he says. Marilyn will be remembered as a special person. She would come and just fool around in front of the cameras. She loved acting and played the role of Marilyn very well."
Keywords: 60s | Actresses | Douglas Kirkland | Marilyn Monroe | Bed | Photoshoot
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