With Marilyn An Evening 1961

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Douglas Kirkland

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Glitterati Incorporated
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 9.75 in x 13.5 in
Pages: 144
Illustrations: 60 color, 13 b&w
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  • Celebrate Marilyn Monroe, whose monumental reputation endures well beyond the decades since her death; in a gorgeous presentation that is as glamorous as the actress herself

"For 30 years Douglas Kirkland has made his living by doing what some photographers might gladly do without charge: taking pictures of glamorous celebrities. In creating the kind of poster-perfect images publicity agents dream of - Marilyn Monroe clad only in silk sheets, for example - he has few peers." Andy Grunberg, The New York Times

"Though portraiture is a great strength - [Kirkland's] initial apprenticeship was with Irving Penn - it's his journalistic eye that makes for the most striking images." Fred Schruers, Portfolio Magazine

On assignment for Look magazine to photograph the movie star in 1961, Douglas Kirkland photographed Marilyn Monroe and made history for both himself and for the actress. Working in the intimate confines of an unmade bed, the result - still amazing today - is a series of some of the most spontaneous and flirtatious photographs ever taken of this film legend. They made the photographer's career and added a new facet to that of the actress.

The complete collection of the shoot is accompained here ina book that belongs on the shelf of every collector, devotee, and connoisseur of the icon that was Marilyn Monroe, the genius that is Douglas Kirkland, or both.

Douglas Kirkland is one of the best-known long-term photographers of our time and has worked for Look and Life magazines. He has also worked on the sets of over 100 motion pictures, many of them iconic. Kirkland has been named "Photographer of the Year" (PMDA) and "Mentor of the Year" (Fotofusion). Douglas Kirkland's fine arts photography has been exhibited all over the world with his work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra Australia, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Eastman House in Rochester and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

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What the press have said about this book...

"In memory, Marilyn Monroe—who died 53 years ago, on August 5, 1962—is perpetually bital and beautiful. That's the way photographer Douglas Kirkland saw her when they met in 1961. 'She was like the girl next door,' he recalls. 'She wasn't this superstar. She laughed easily and was very comfortable to be around.' Kirkland's photographs of Monroe have been collected in the book With Marilyn: An Evening/1961." --CNN.com

"Picture the scene – you're alone in a room with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra crooning on the record player, Dom Pérignon flowing freely. The dazzling pin-up is lying on a bed, striking a range of irresistable poses, dressed in nothing but the finest silk sheets. It sounds like an elaborate 1950s teen fantasy, but it is in fact the real-life scenario in which Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland – then a baby-faced 27-year-old – found himself on the 17th November, 1961." -- Daisy Woodward, AnOther Magazine

"In this book, Kirkland captured the essence of the woman as a beautiful, spontaneous and flirtatious lady.  The images are stunning and a sample of the outstanding photographs that foretold of a world-class photographer’s career.  It is an extraordinary collection of images." --Noella Ballenger, Apogee Photo Magazine

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