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Nude Marilyn Monroe By Eve Arnold

Up for auction, an original Marilyn Monroe photograph by legendary photographer Eve Arnold. This was a publicity still, taken at Paramount, to promote The Misfits (perhaps my favorite Monroe film, and one of my favorite films in general).

The seller accurately describes Monroe as “looking seductive, emotionally haunted, and eager to please all at the same time–the very combination that made her such a successful actress, and immortal icon of Hollywood.”

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vintage eve arnold magnum stamp on back of marilyn photo

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  1. Mike says

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    A great photo (but then being Eve Arnold it would be!), at first sight it is not obviously Marilyn Monroe. With hindsight it is a photo of a woman with a troubled life, despite being a naked woman with an attractive body it is not ‘sexy.’ Though I would imagine that was Eve Arnold’s intention.



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