A few more images I found for my Martini presentation last week (some I used and some I didn’t). The best may be that pic of Marilyn Monroe & and the poet Carl Sandburg in 1962, just before she died. Top photo by me at Nepenthe, Big Sur. I’d like to go back there now, please.
Louise Brooks, 1928, in a publicity shot for Beggars of Life
Marilyn Monroe, 1952, photo by Philippe Halsman for LIFE magazine
that lady looks… pretty happy. :D
great pics, and this quote from Marlon Brando about Marilyn Monroe is amazing…
“Do you remember when Marilyn Monroe died? Everybody stopped work, and you could see all that day the same expressions on their faces, the same thought: ‘How can a girl with success, fame, youth, money, beauty … how could she kill herself?’ Nobody could understand it because those are the things that everybody wants, and they can’t believe that life wasn’t important to Marilyn Monroe, or that her life was elsewhere.”
- Marlon Brando
Actual photo of how Marlon Brando was discovered, back when he was supporting himself by working for a topless glass-delivery company. via theniftyfifties: who wouldn’t have expected I’d add that caption.