Marilyn Monroe (born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California as Norma Jeane Mortenson, later on Norma Jeane Baker, later on Marilyn Monroe; † August 5, 1962 in Brentwood, Los Angeles) was an American film actress, fashion model, singer and film producer. She was in the 1950s a world star and is till today a film icon and one of the archetypal sex symbols of the 20th century.
With about 70 works by famous photographers (Eve Arnold / Magnum; George Barris; Bruno Bernard / Bernard of Hollywood; Edmund Clark / Life photographer, Andre de Dienes, Elliott Erwitt / Magnum; Arnold Newman, Lawrence Schiller, Sam Shaw, Bert Stern) documented the in focus gallery the life of the young Norma Jeane from 1945 and her transformation into Marilyn Monroe, one of the most outstanding female cult figures of modernism, pop icon and sex symbol.
On display are partly very rare photographs such as an early image of a chocolate advertising for Valentine's Day..; Norma Jeane's first cover photo of a US magazine (Romance), the legendary "flying Skirt" (by Elliott Erwitt and Bernard of Hollywood) for the film "7 year itch" and almost unknown very private photographs of Marilyn Monroe with the significant American writer Carl Sandburg made by Arnold Newman and images of the legendary pool scene by Lawrence Schiller.
A catalog with over 100 pages and about 70 mostly full-page illustrations and a text by Andreas J. Mueller, director of the German Photography Museum, Markkleeberg / Leipzig will accompany the exhibition. The sale price is 10 €.
Opening on Saturday, April 9th from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm.
up to May 7th Tuesday till Friday 4 pm – 7 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm
up to June 30th only by agreement.