It has been over forty-nine years since the death of actress, singer, model and showgirl, Marilyn Monroe. Though the starlets passing dates back to 1962, the world is still captivated by the blonde icon. The fascination continues with the soon to be released film “My Week with Marylyn,” starring Michele Williams and directed by Simon Curtis. We are confident that this film will be an Oscar contender.
This month, Taschen will be releasing a limited edition coffee table book that captures the beauty, complexity and glamour that was Marilyn Monroe entitled Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe. Intimate photographs, which were taken by Stern for Vogue magazine only six weeks prior to the star’s death, have been paired with original text from Mailer’s 1973 biography, Marilyn. Together, the work of both men lifts the veils of confusion surrounding the tragic celebrity, offering an insight into the iconic figure whose personality remains a mystery. This brilliant work of art can be purchased here.