Lawrence Schiller’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe are part of one of the most famous photo shoots in the twentieth century. Taken on the set of "Something’s Got To Give" in 1962, these images pay homage to the vibrant, unforgettable woman that was Marilyn through the lens of a virtuoso. Printed from film that was lost for decades, Schiller created a collector’s edition of 75.
Schiller describes the moment in his own words, conveying the mystique which comes across in his images: “Marilyn was a photographer’s dream subject with her clothes on, and even more stunning with them off. Her wet skin glistened. Her eyes sparkled. Her smile was provocative… As I shot, I was sure that the pictures I was taking were going to be beautiful and unforgettable. “
–Lawrence Schiller, “A Splash of Marilyn,” Vanity Fair, June 2012
Lawrence Schiller began his career as a photojournalist for Life, The Saturday Evening Post and Paris Match, among others. During his career, he photographed some of the most iconic figures of the 1960s, including Robert F. Kennedy, Barbra Streisand, Bette Davis, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman and many others. Five of his numerous books were New York Times bestsellers.
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