|...some of the most spontaneous and flirtatious photographs ever taken of this film legend... --Bloginity|
|A must have for any Marilyn fan. --Holly Madison|
…looking at the pictures, it is truly as though we can see her in motion. --Immortal Marilyn
In memory, Marilyn Monroe―who died 53 years ago, on August 5, 1962―is perpetually bital and beautiful. That's the way photographer Douglas Kirkland saw her when they met in 1961. 'She was like the girl next door,' he recalls. 'She wasn't this superstar. She laughed easily and was very comfortable to be around.' Kirkland's photographs of Monroe have been collected in the book With Marilyn: An Evening/1961. (Todd Leopold CNN.com, August 6, 2015
Picture the scene – you're alone in a room with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra crooning on the record player, Dom Pérignon flowing freely. The dazzling pin-up is lying on a bed, striking a range of irresistable poses, dressed in nothing but the finest silk sheets. It sounds like an elaborate 1950s teen fantasy, but it is in fact the real-life scenario in which Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland – then a baby-faced 27-year-old – found himself on the 17th November, 1961. (Daisy Woodward AnOther Magazine, September 25, 2015
In this book, Kirkland captured the essence of the woman as a beautiful, spontaneous and flirtatious lady. The images are stunning and a sample of the outstanding photographs that foretold of a world-class photographer's career. It is an extraordinary collection of images. (Noella Ballenger Apogee Photo Magazine
About the Author
Douglas Kirkland is one of the best-known and longest-working photographers of our time. He began his career on assignment for 'Look' and 'Life' magazines, where he photographed such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Marlene Dietrich. His most recent books include, 'Coco Chanel: Three Weeks, 1962'; 'Michael Jackson: The Making of Thriller/Four Days, 1983'; and 'Freeze Frame, Five Decades/400 Photographs', a collection of four decades of photographs of actors on the more than 100 movie sets he has visited, many of them iconic. Kirkland has been named 'Photographer of the Year' (PMDA) and 'Mentor of the Year' ( Fotofusion). He lives in California with his wife and business partner, Francoise.