Ever since I saw this post in Vanity Fair about the lost photos of Marilyn Monroe I knew I had to see these shots. It turns out if you ask nicely and mention your blog you actually might get a VIP invite. Last night I attended the launch party of MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star at the SUMO Tribeca Gallery in SoHo. I loved learning that these twenty candid photos were taken by four men close to Marilyn and are just now coming to light. In June these photos were in Los Angeles and San Fran and I eagerly awaited for them to get to my city.
Half of the 20 photos were in the upstairs gallery displayed with white mats in white frames and on white walls while the other half were downstairs brilliantly backdropped with exposed brick. My photos don’t do the photos justice and if you are really interested, check out the photos direct from the seller, Limited Runs, but here are a few shots just to prove I was there!
My favorite image from the collection? This one taken by Milton H. Greene in 1956:
I want to say a special thank you to Linda Covello of Covello Photography for taking the first image in the list post, and the last. Without her I definitely would not have photos of me actually at the event, thanks Linda!
I am sure the models and shoulder rubbers had a great time at the after party but 45 minutes was enough for me, I got my Marilyn fill! And in case you are in NYC and want to see the photographs for yourself the gallery is open to the public until July 26th from 12-7pm at the SUMO Tribeca Gallery located at 37 Walker Street.