GALERIE PRINTS, in collaboration with the Getty Images Archive London are proud to present ‘A Week With Marilyn’ a new photographic exhibition which runs from the 15th February - and extended to the 20th April 2019.
For the very first time, GALERIE PRINTS, is presenting a special themed series which includes worldwide exclusive Marilyn Monroe photographs which have quite probably never before been printed nor exhibited.
All images taken by American photographer Ed Feingersh.
GALERIE PRINTS GALLERY 152 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, London, SW19 8AQ
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The Marilyn Monroe images on display have been produced as silver gelatin darkroom prints which have been beautifully framed and are available for purchase
with prices from £300.
Ed Feingersh was born in Brooklyn New York on the 21st April 1925 and he died in 1961. He came from a Jewish background and his Grandfather Abraham Feingersh was a tailor by profession, who migrated to America from Moldovia in 1913 to escape the persecution of the Jews (pogroms). Ed studied photography under Alexey Brodovitch at the New School of Social Research.
On assignment for Red Book magazine during one week in March 1955 Ed Feingersh was privileged enough to photograph Marilyn Monroe during her daily routine. These photographs were taken without a flash and in available light. Marilyn, with her new business partner Milton Greene recommended Ed to the magazine as their first choice of photographer. The proceeding photographs were taken during the week 24th to 30th March as Marilyn prepared for two public appearances at the opening night of ‘ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ by Tennesse Williams at the Morosco Theatre and was being fitted for a corset for her ride on a pink elephant at a charity event at Madison Square Gardens! These photos were taken in the New York subway as passengers passed by without witnessing the icon who was being photographed. PS These photographic negatives were found from this period in a warehouse several decades after Ed died.