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With Marilyn: An Evening 1961 Hardcover – July 16, 2012

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...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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Glitterati; First Edition edition (July 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983270201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983270201
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.7 x 13.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,648,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Linda on August 20, 2013
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Pretty good book. I expected more photos. I also did not expect photos to be spread across two pages so MM is cut in half. But all and all a pretty good book.
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This was $60 at the art center and they were out of it. I knew I could find it online for less...and I did.
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Sublime, almost mystical quality to Marilyn's great beauty caught by a young photographer who knew what kind of a person he was photographing..a gorgeous legend.
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