1955 was for Marilyn Monroe the year of change. After leaving Hollywood for new York and broke all ties with the Studio, Twentieth Century Fox, Marilyn was no longer "just a dumb blonde". She was a real renegade in the world of Hollywood of the 50s. In January, Marilyn formed a production company with photographer Milton Greene and moved to a room at the hotel "Ambassador".
Marilyn tried to avoid the public. She dressed in ordinary clothes, did not use makeup. The actress wandered the streets of new York unnoticed, studying "the Method" — a new, more profound approach to drama. At the same time she began a long and difficult course of psychoanalysts.
However, by March 1955, and Greene and Marilyn agreed that her image needed "boom". Media blatantly made fun of her desire to show himself as a "serious actress." Many predicted that the status of a sex goddess destroys her career.
In the book 1990 "Marilyn 55" Bob Labrasca stated that Milton green was getting closer to her.
But Robert Stein, editor of Redbook said that it was another photographer Sam Shaw, who introduced the audience to the picture appearing on the cover of the magazine in 1955 under the name "Marilyn Monroe as you have never seen."
However, neither Shaw nor Greene worked on this article directly. During the chaotic weeks photojournalist ed Feingersh followed Marilyn on the heels.
Wherever Marilyn – shopping, lunch or to dress up – her life was captured on film.
The article of 2005 "You want to see her?" Stein recalled that there were two Marilyn, i.e. the star charisma that Marilyn could turn on their own, and neurotic and sensual woman that's been hiding under this mask.
According to Stein, he Fingers was a pretty unpredictable character.
Unlike the glamorous photographers of Hollywood that usually posed Marilyn, Fayngersh was not interested in illusions. He flatly refused to have his photograph is cropped. His grainy images of Monroe have become some of the most realistic photos of the star, but she remained beautiful.
Some pictures were more inventive, for example, the one where Marilyn is depicted in the new York subway. She usually did not use public transport, because he feared that the crowd of fans of her just trampled. However, as noted by Bob Labrasca, Marilyn had a "non-aristocratic aura and seem to feel at ease among strangers".