In bed with Marilyn Monroe
Sexy beauty Marilyn Monroe forever won the hearts of people. Famous photographer Douglas Kirkland was lucky to work with her only once - at the end of 1961. The photo session turned out very beautiful and sexy - Marilyn basked in the whiteness of white sheets to the sound of Frank Sinatra's songs. In memory of Kirkland, the famous blonde will forever remain young and cheerful - just as she was during this photo shoot.
1. For many, Marilyn Monroe, who passed away 53 years ago, will forever remain young and beautiful. This is exactly what Douglas Kirkland saw her when they met in 1961. “She was like a little girl,” he recalls. - Did not behave like a superstar. She laughed lightly and felt very comfortable. ” Photos of Kirkland, made that day, are collected in a book called "With Marilyn: the evening of 1961."
2. Kirkland, a photographer for Look magazine, wanted to make “the sexiest photos” that could possibly come out to publish them by the 25th anniversary of the magazine.35-year-old Monroe knew how to behave properly during a photo shoot. “I know what we need,” she said. “We need a bed with white silk bedding — surely silk, Frank Sinatra’s plates and Dom Perignon champagne, and we’ll get great photos.”
3. Kirkland was famous for his photographs of Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland, but he was only 27 and he was understandably nervous. “I have to admit, I woke up more than once the night before and thought:“ Maybe I should not have gotten into this? ””
4. Monroe was late for shooting for two hours, but as soon as she arrived, everything went like clockwork. Kirkland remembers how much she impressed him. “It was as if a shining figure had entered the studio - a special, brilliant one. It seemed that she did not walk, but floated through the air. ”
5. Monroe was called “a real headache” on the film sets of the films. Billy Wilder - the director of the films “The Prince and the Dancer” and “Only Girls in Jazz” - once admitted that he “is too old and rich to go through it again”. But Kirkland said that at the photo shoots she was completely different. “She loved photographers. She loved creativity, which can be shown while working with a photographer.She could be herself. ”
6. Monroe was not fragile, as it is often described. Before the photo shoot, she lost weight - not on purpose, but as a result of a recent illness, but she was still self-confident and sexual. She came in a white sheet, threw it and climbed into bed. “For a guy from a small Canadian town, it was definitely very exciting,” admitted Kirkland.
7. Between them instantly ran a spark. “I didn’t say Marilyn“ do this ”or“ do like this. ” We were just flirting and fooling around. ”
8. Moreover, Monroe felt so confident with Kirkland that in the middle of the photo session she asked everyone else to leave the room. “It was then that I took my most powerful photos,” he recalls. “We were flirting like crazy and I didn't stop taking pictures of her.”
9. This photograph was taken at the end of 1961. Kirkland was hoping to work with Monroe again, but he never had a chance: during the filming in France, he saw the headlines of Marilyn Is Dead. “Because of her premature death, she will forever be young,” he says. - Marilyn will be remembered as a special person. She came and just fooled around the cameras.She loved to play and played the role of Marilyn very well. ”