1958: Marilyn Monroe Poses For Life Magazine And Richard Avedon

ADVERTISEMENT

In 1958, Life Magazine invited Marilyn Monroe and photographer Richard Avedon to recreate images of five celebrated actresses of different eras.  Entitled “Fabled Enchantresses,” the piece was part of the magazine’s December 22 “Christmas” issue and included an article by Marilyn’s playwright husband, Arthur Miller, entitled “My Wife, Marilyn.”

Avedon found in Marilyn an easy subject to work with, “She gave more to the still camera than every other actress – every other woman – I had the opportunity to photograph…” He added that she was more patient with him and more demanding of herself than others and that she was more comfortable in front of the camera than when not posing.

ADVERTISEMENT

For my tribute to the luminous star, Marilyn Monroe: Out of a Dream go to http://eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/2012/08/marilyn-Monroe-out-of-dream.html

Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Marilyn as Lillian Russell, turn-of-the-century American actress

Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Marilyn as Theda Bara, silent film star from 1914 – 1926

Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Marilyn as Clara Bow, the silent screen’s “It Girl”

Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Marilyn as blonde bombshell Jean Harlow

Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Marilyn as Marlene Dietrich

 

(Check out more from the Source: Lady Eve’s Reel Life)

How Many Triangles Can You Count?

Man Sprays Sugar On The Outside Walls Of His House For A Truly Genius Reason