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Making the Image: Eve Arnold’s Portrait of a Pensive Marilyn Monroe

By December 17, 2019 ASMP Legends
Screenshot of article about photojournalist Eve Arnold posted on Magnum Photos

Image © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos

Editor’s Note: The late Eve Arnold was an ASMP Professional Member.

Cross-posted from Magnum Photos
[by BrunoB]

Michael Arnold – grandson of Eve Arnold, and a representative of the Eve Arnold Estate – writes about the making of the famed image of a concerned Marilyn Monroe, seemingly isolated on the set of The Misfits. Offering personal insight and archival context on the star’s troubled time on set, he also shares previously unseen contact sheet images from the work Arnold made during the film’s production.


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