“One late night, Marilyn phoned me and said she couldn’t sleep. She proposed that we go take pictures of her somewhere in a dark alley in Beverly Hills. She would pose sad and lonely! I hopped out of bed, gathered my equipment, and we went to take pictures all night long. I had no flashlight, but as they say, necessity is the mother of invention; I lit Marilyn with the headlights of my car! Was she just playing a melodrama in those pictures, or was she conscious that something was wrong in her life, or that something tragic would happen to her?” - Andre de Dienes
Marilyn Monroe reading a magazine while on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953.
Marilyn hosted a charity fashion show in New York as part of a national drive for children’s polio vaccinations, January 1958.
A guest looks out on the illuminated Place Vendôme at night from a room at the Paris Ritz, 1950.
Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)