Archive for the ‘Movie Stars’ Category
You do not need introduction to these 2 famous hollywood stars. This vintage inspired fashion shoot – titled : An Affair To Remember is truly a fashion shoot to remember!
Read the interview here : http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2012/05/nicole-kidman-clive-owen-HBO-hemingway-and-gellhorn-cover-story
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardo, born 28 September 1934) is a former French fashion model, actress, singer and animal rights activist. She was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1960s. Starting in 1969, Bardot’s features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Bardot)
Check out the size of her waist! Isn’t it amazingly tiny?
Andy Warhol’s exhibition is currently shown at the Singapore Arts and Science Museum. His Muse, Edie Sedgwick intrigues me. I found this article on : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/edie-sedgwick-the-life-and-death-of-the-sixties-star-431412.html
Factory Girl, a movie about her was produced in 2006
When Marilyn asked John Huston how to throw the dice, he replied:
“Don’t think about it, honey, just throw.That’s the story of your life Don’t think, do it.”
Photographed by Eve Arnold, 1960.
What wise words!
Beautiful and Famous, celebrating my 100th post! Woohooooooooooo =>
Audrey Hepburn and her husband Mel
Lounging in the shade, Monroe studies lines of an unknown script. It was still early in her career, and she’d just begun to grab attention: Three months before this shoot, she appeared as a crooked lawyer’s girlfriend in The Asphalt Jungle, and two months after, she had a small role as an aspiring starlet in All About Eve.
A barefoot Monroe balances on rocks over a tiny brook. In a 1999 interview with Digital Journalist, photographer Ed Clark described how in 1950 he received a call from a friend at 20th Century Fox about “a hot tomato” the studio had just signed: Marilyn.
“She was unknown then, so I was able to spend a lot of time shooting her,” Clark recalled. “We’d go out to Griffith Park and she’d read poetry. I sent several rolls to LIFE in New York, but they wired back, ‘Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?’ Later, though, they did a cover of my shot of Marilyn and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Monroe, changed into a bikini top, relaxes with a script. Why LIFE never published this gold mine of photos after Marilyn became a superstar remains a mystery. The only clue: a brief note about the shoot we found in our archives, addressed to LIFE’s photo editor and saying that “this take was over-developed and poorly printed.”
Marilyn gets her feet wet. Though it looks like a beautiful day here, the note LIFE found in its archives about this shoot reads, “The weather has been poor, which has held up our outdoor shooting on her.”
Monroe, beautifully framed by the foliage. She was discovered in 1946, after 20th Century Fox exec Ben Lyon noticed the modeling Marilyn on magazine covers and arranged a screen test for her. “It’s Jean Harlow all over again,” Lyon is reported to have said.
Few Hollywood stars of the 1950s and 1960s were so compelling, so utterly unique, that they actually came to define the era in which they worked and played. Marilyn Monroe was one of those stars.
From her earliest days as an actress until late in her career — when she had, against her will, been cast in the public eye as the century’s ultimate Sex Goddess — Marilyn posed for LIFE magazine’s photographers. Many of those pictures never ran in the magazine — and, in fact, were never published anywhere. This gallery changes all that.
The negatives for the revelatory images seen here were discovered during the years-long effort to digitize LIFE’s immense, storied photo archive — an archive that includes outtakes and entire photo shoots that, for reasons as varied as the subjects they covered, were never published.
Here, then, is a series of stunning shots of the one and only Marilyn, as well as some possible explanations why they never made it into print.