Topic: Marilyn Monroe

USA. New York. Long Island. US actress Marilyn MONROE. 1955.
The Backstory

On Bloomsday, Marilyn Monroe Reading Joyce’s Ulysses

Eve Arnold once photographed Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce’s Ulysses. In a bathing suit. On Long Island.

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Philippe Halsman Archive
Out There

Philippe Halsman: Surprising, Playful Portraits by a Master

Few portrait photographers could claim to be as prolific as Philippe Halsman. Now a new exhibition and book are set to shed more light on his creative process while revealing rarely seen Halsman photos.

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Peter Mangone, courtesy Joshua Greene
Out There

Marilyn, Moving and Still: One Fan’s 16mm Film

He was a 14-year-old kid from the Bronx. She was a 29-year-old movie star at the height of her allure. They inhabited different worlds, but a remarkable five-and-a-half-minute amateur movie that Peter Mangone shot of Marilyn Monroe on the streets of Manhattan in March 1955 captured a rare glimpse behind the legendary actress’ veil of artifice.

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© Bert Stern
Out There

RIP Bert Stern: The Original ‘Mad Man’

Bert Stern, known for his groundbreaking photographs from advertising’s Golden Age and his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe, died Tuesday at the age of 83 at his home in New York. In tribute and memoriam, LightBox presents our feature with Stern from earlier this spring, including an interview with the original ‘Mad Man’ about his inspirations and passions.

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Eve Arnold—Magnum Photos

Eve Arnold: April 12, 1912—January 4, 2012

“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”—Eve Arnold

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