Monday, 8 March 2010

Marylin Monroe by Eve Arnold

Time for a bit of a retrospective post I think, mostly because I want to be Marilyn Monroe when I grow up.

I am in love with Marilyn Monroe because of many things ranging from her curvy figure to her saccharine voice. The person who captured her best photos was Eve Arnold, she was able to catch the most intimate moments on film. Monroe felt relaxed with her and let her guard down, subsequently producing some of the most beautiful and inspiring pictures that make me love her that little bit more.

Just thought I'd share some of my favourite images from the pair's time together with you, my lovely readers. Also, a great big thank you to all my followers, the numbers have been rising quite rapidly and it really does make my day.

(images photoaxe, pbs, drx and picassiomo)
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20 comments

  1. marilyn monroe; oh so beautiful! x

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  2. Oh I love the first. Despite the eye and brow make up there is something natural about her here. such a contract to some of the more iconic images of her

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  3. Beautiful photos! It's somewhat.. reassuring to know the photographer is a woman. A great talent in what has always been a male-dominated field. Thank you for sharing these!

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  4. she is so gorgeous! these are really lovely :)

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  5. i haven thought about her in a long time... this is gorgeous though.

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  6. the pictures are really beautiful
    love the post

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  7. she was a beautiful lady with a figure that would repulse people nowadays, which is awful! this intolerance of the modern day when it comes to curves and a womanly figure annoy me intensely.
    Some Like it Hot was my grandad's favourite film, he and my Grandma would watch it together everyday before he died, which sounds like a very sad thing to say, but i think that makes it quite the opposite.

    congratulations on your new followers! that's because your blog is a good 'un, full stop.

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  8. i'm not one of those who are obsessed with MM, but the last picture was beautiful.

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  9. awesome picture i love collecting marlin manroe photos

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  10. I love that top picture - so natural, lets her charisma shine through.

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  11. ah, marilyn monroe! love her!
    xx
    INDIEBERRY

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  12. marilyn monroe really was beautiful, it's a shame we don't have more role models like her in this day and age. and hooray for pale geeks!
    x x x

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  13. Adorable, greatest woman ever! No other is better ... she was and still is THE ICON!

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  14. Very beautiful black and white pictures. I love B&W pictures!! <3 Thanks so much for sharing them! xx

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  15. I feel this! :D
    Big love for Marilyn!
    Romany
    xx

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  16. she's got more in the curve department than i ever remembered. so pretty.

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  17. Did you ever read Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates? It's a wonderful novel all about Marilyn and her inner life. It's moving and refreshing to read because Marilyn is shown to be a regular girl who became a star, not the dangerous sex goddess so many people think her to be. The bit about her relationship with JFK is very interesting and makes you rethink much of what the media would have you believe to be true.

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  18. I just adore Marilyn photos....thanks for sharing.

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