Welcome to Magic Marilyn! This blog is dedicated to the wonderful Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Feingersh, 1955.
For Marilyn, being photographed wasn’t an inconvenience, as it had become a way of life. Back in her hotel room, dressed for the opening night of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, she ‘put on a performance’ for Feingersh, splashing Chanel No. 5 on herself. At other times, however, the strain of ‘being Marilyn’ was overwhelming. At a costume fitting for her guest appearance at a circus, Marilyn ‘burst into tears of frustration’, Robert Stein recalled. ‘Eddie’s camera got it all, showing her rising tension against a visual jangle of wire hangers in the background.’