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Marilyn and Friends [Paperback]

Charles-Henri Favrod , Armand Deriaz , Sam Shaw , Larry Shaw
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Book Description

1 July 2009
This catalogue presents a selection of 135 images - most of which have never before been published - of Marilyn Monroe - the famous star, the myth and the icon of the 20th century. It also includes portraits of other iconic stars, such as Marlon Brando, Mia Farrow, Ursula Andress, Sophia Loren, Judy Garland, Anthony Quinn, Woody Allen and Sean Connery. The photographs recreate a certain magic and charm, providing a journey of discovery, drawing one into Marilyn's private circle. The photographers responsible for the images are Sam Shaw and his son Larry. Sam had his first contact with the world of the cinema in 1950, and met Marilyn in 1951 and from then never abandoned her. It was from him that we received the legendary image of Marilyn on the set of Seven Year Itch, her white dress blown up by the hot air from a grate. This collection is a perfect example of a family archive that bears witness to the spirit of an epoch, both in Hollywood and in Paris. A third of the shots are devoted to Marilyn Monroe, chosen from Shaw's unpublished portraits, and a hundred are photos of the 'friends'.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Alinari 24 Ore (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8872924650
  • ISBN-13: 978-8872924655
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 24 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,345,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Marilyn's acting peers... 14 Mar 2008
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The photographs that illustrate this book are by father and son, Sam Shaw and Larry Shaw and although the Marilyn pictures here have been published in various volumes over the years, the other photos in this book are well worth seeking out...
Most of them are actors at work with some of the greats from Marilyn's era: Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Gina Lollobrigida, Gregory Peck, Clark Gable, Sean Connery among them... the list is endless & then you have many European stars like Romy Schneider, Anna Magnani etc and we're taken onto the sets of I, Confess, The Longest Day and Woman Under the Influence and see the great directors like Hitchcock & Cassavetes at work too!
There's even a photo of Mr Joe DiMaggio in Sicily, so there's really alot packed into this book.
It's quite pricey & it's a softcover, not hardback as desribed, but if you're a film buff, you'll like it as the pictures here you don't often see published together like this, I believe they form an exhibition, hence the reason for this book. So go on, indulge yourself.
I give the book 5 stars because it would be criminal to rate it less.
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