1955 was Marilyn Monroe a year of change. After leaving Hollywood for new York, and breaking all ties with the Studio, Twentieth Century Fox, Marilyn was no longer "just a dumb blonde". It became an apostate in the world of Hollywood of the 50s. In January, Marilyn formed a production company with photographer Milton Greene, and moved into the room of the hotel "Ambassador".
Marilyn tried to avoid the public. She dressed in ordinary clothes, not used makeup. The actress walked the streets of new York city unnoticed, learning the "Technique" – a new, more profound approach to drama. At the same time, she began a long and difficult course of psychoanalysis.
However, by March 1955, and Greene and Marilyn agreed that her image needed "boom". Media blatantly ridiculed 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 Labrusca said that Milton Greene moved closer to her.
However, Robert Stein, editor of Redbook said that it was another photographer Sam Shaw, who presented to the public the photo appearing on the cover of the magazine in 1955 under the name "Marilyn Monroe you've ever seen".
However, neither the Show nor green had not worked on the article directly. During the chaotic weeks photojournalist ed Feingersh followed Marilyn on the heels.
Wherever Marilyn – shopping, lunch or dress up – her life was depicted in the film.
In the article, 2005 "You want to see her?" Stein remembered that there were two Marilyn, i.e. star charisma that Marilyn could turn on their own, and neurotic, and a sensual woman who is hiding under this mask.
According to Stein, he Fingers was quite unpredictable character.
Unlike glamour photographers of Hollywood, which is usually posed Marilyn, Faingersh was not interested in the illusion. He flatly refused to have his photo is cropped. His grainy images of Monroe became one of the most realistic photos of the star, but she remained beautiful.
Some pictures were more creative, for example, the one where Marilyn is depicted in the new York subway. Usually she did not use public transport because he was afraid that the crowd of fans, it just trampled. However, as noted by Bob Labrasca, Marilyn possessed the "non-aristocratic aura and seems to feel at ease among strangers".