Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Alfred and Marilyn

I got my November Vanity Fair issue and Marilyn was staring at me, what again I thought. Her private diaries that is where she shares her fears, opinions about the Kennedys, her life as a wife and a startlet. An incredible read no doubt. All these are extracts of the recently published, Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. What caught my eye, is the cover, an immaculate Marilyn, simply dressed, reading, writing, thinking, totally stunning. 
The photo is part of a set by Alfred Eisenstaedt. These were taken in 1953, close to the time when  "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" was released.

33 comments:

  1. Every time I see her I am stricken by her beauty. I do realize the more I look at the pictures however I can tell that she was a sad soul. But maybe that's because the story behind them is following them now.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  2. oh wow, these were so cool to see, thanks for sharing them!

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  3. I adore Marilyn! She is so beautiful.. I cant wait to read this article!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  4. She's beautiful! I adore her.

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  5. she's was truly an original and so very gorgeous

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  6. I'm a fan of Marilyn, especially that picture of her reading. Ahhhhhh

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  7. My younger sister adores Marilyn and I had not seen some of those pictures...I must show her you post!

    Liesl :)

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  8. I am always fascinated by her. These photos are just gorgeous. I've yet to see these. Thanks so much for sharing them, sweetie xoxo

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  9. My goodness these photos are beautiful.

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  10. What stunning photos! Amazing.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. Eternally lovely and what innocence in these photos!

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  12. The first two pictures are a side of MM that I have never seen. She looks like such a natural beauty in them.

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Oh gosh she's so gorgeous!!!

    Luvs doll!!!!

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  14. beautiful pics. i love the ones of her writing!

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  15. Just lovely photos of her. I love this. Great idea on post!
    I am glad to find you! xxxxxx Emily

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  16. She's a mixture of woman, girl and child.
    Such striking photos. Have a nice day, too;-)

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  17. Marilyn is my fav- she was amazing!
    xoxo

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  18. Lovely photos, Marilyn was so glamorous!

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  19. So beautiful and tragic all at once.

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  20. I love these photos of her, esp when she isn't looking at the camera but doing something else.

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  21. Such beautiful shots of a beautiful woman. Thx for sharing!!

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  22. A classic beauty in a timeless outfit! What can be more inspiring?

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  23. She looks beautiful and yes, that would be a really great read! xo

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  24. I can't believe November issues are coming out already - it is getting close isn't it?!

    A classic beauty - she epitomizes glamour and classic chic - so inspiring!

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  25. These are stunning pics but when I look at her eyes I always see a hint of sadness....melancholy

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  26. Can't believe I've never seen these photographs of her! I'ma huge MM fan, she was just so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing them

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  27. She is so classic and fabulous! These photos are so fun.

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  28. Absolutely beautiful post! Helen!
    She is unique!
    Cata

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  29. This is a wonderful post - such a gorgeous end to my day. Thank you.

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