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Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos

Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos

Author: John Vachon
Series: Calla Editions
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This title features intimate photographs of the luminous movie star from the summer of 1953 - unseen until now. In the summer of 1953, John Vachon, then a photographer for "Look" magazine, drew the assignment to cover three American films being shot on location in the Canadian Rockies. In one of those shoots, Vachon captured a Marilyn Monroe rarely seen in the thousands of carefully styled photographs issued by her studio and handlers. Here is the reigning movie star of the 1950s with her guard down, giving Vachon unusual access and repeated opportunity to capture her sexual charisma as the ultimate 'girl next door'. Unexplainably, only two of these magnificent pictures made their way into the magazine. The rest were filed away for nearly sixty years - until now. Facsimiles of Vachon's handwritten daily letters to his wife and insightful original essays on both Marilyn and the photographer make this book a treasure for Marilyn collectors as well as lovers of fine photography. This is a Calla Editions Original.

About the author:
John Vachon (1914-1975) earned his stripes as a documentary photojournalist while a member of the renowned Farm Security Administration (FSA) group that included Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, and others - all now recognised as titans of twentieth-century photo graphy. After his time at the FSA, Vachon shot more than 450 assignments for LOOK magazine.
Author description
John Vachon (1914-1975) earned his stripes as a documentary photojournalist while a member of the renowned Farm Security Administration (FSA) group that included Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, and others - all now recognised as titans of twentieth-century photo graphy. After his time at the FSA, Vachon shot more than 450 assignments for LOOK magazine.
Table of contents
Assignment: Marilyn Monroe by Brian Wallis Marilyn and Joe Glamour Shots Candid Shots Talking on the Phone Stan's Swell Idea Establishing Shots O Canada She Understood Photography Letters Home Afterword: Marilyn Monroe and River of No Return by John Grafton
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General Fields

  • : 9781606600115
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : October 2010
  • : 252mm X 252mm X 17mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Vachon
  • : Hardback
  • : Calla ed
  • : 779.2092
  • : 128
  • : Illustrations, unspecified