From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectMarilyn Monroe reclines on her back in a bikini top. The location and time of this photograph may be similar to the image of Monroe exercising with dumbbells. This photograph is one of ten from the series “Halsman/Marilyn”.
EditionA/P3 of 250
Medium and MaterialsGelatin silver print.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] 87:013:6verso of mat: [pencil] Philippe Halsmanverso of mat: [pencil] 87:013:6
Measurements27.8 cm x 35.6 cm (image)
40.6 cm x 50.6 cm (sheet)
Subject and Association DescriptionPhilippe Halsman was an American portrait photographer known for his insightful portraits of famous figures of the 20th century. Halsman began photographing Marilyn Monroe in 1952 for Life Magazine. He asked Monroe to stand in a corner and placed his camera directly in front of her. Later, he recalled that she looked “as if she had been pushed into the corner cornered with no way to escape.”
Subject and Association Keywords20th Century Photography
Subject and Association KeywordsPortraiture
Subject and Association KeywordsMarilyn Monroe
Subject and Association KeywordsActors
Subject and Association Keywords1950s
Subject and Association KeywordsPhilippe Halsman
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
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