Marilyn Monroe with Barbells, 1952 by Philippe Halsman
Forever Marilyn: Longing For Love
Marilyn Monroe was a muse for 20th Century master photographers Ernst Haas, Philippe Halsman, and Bert Stern who immortalized the Hollywood star through their images. The eternal seduction of the talented while tormented MM is captured in “Forever Marilyn: Longing For Love”
Mar 1st – May 1st 2019
In mid-century America and internationally well-known Marilyn Monroe became a favorite muse for photographers such as Ernst Haas, Philippe Halsman, and Bert Stern who immortalized her through their images -- a few of which iconic photographs are showcased in 99Prints exclusive online exhibition “Forever Marilyn: Longing For Love”
With her breathy voice and hourglass figure, Monroe remains today a larger than life personality and Hollywood star still appreciated worldwide. Photographer Bert Stern who famously captured Monroe in The Last Sitting for Vogue in the early 1960s described the universal fascination with Marilyn: “There have been many beautiful women since Marilyn Monroe. But who is there that has her total magic? Nobody has that vulnerability any more. We turn to child models in an instinctive search for that innocence and freshness, but they don’t have the deep feminine sexuality that came from Marilyn like light.”
MM exuded sensuality and vulnerability for an adoring public but the American goddess experienced much emotional pain throughout her life. Born Norma Jean Mortensen on June 1st, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA she spent her early years in a series of foster homes and orphanages. The longing for love never left her alluring eyes...