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November 29, 2015

Marilyn: In the Flash – Hundreds of Rare and Unseen Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Show the Blonde Bombshell's Most Intimate Moments

Marilyn Monroe had a unique relationship with the press—the photographers, journalists, and columnists who followed her every move, helped carefully craft her public image, and made her one of the greatest stars in Hollywood history.

Photographically, Marilyn was at her most electrifying at public events. She was as spectacular in the posed candids of press photographers as in studio portraits or on the movie screen. She made any news photo a work of art simply by being in it, and more than any other star lived up to the promise of her screen image.

In Marilyn: In The Flash, acclaimed photographic preservationist David Wills brings together an unprecedented trove highlighting the work of some of the great press photographers and photojournalists of the twentieth century. This stunning collection includes many unpublished images (most beautifully restored from original prints, negatives, or transparencies), vintage magazine articles, original press clippings and press photo captions, behind-the-scenes notes, and photographic ephemera chronicling the media's lifelong love affair with Marilyn.

Daily Mail Online has obtained some of the hundreds of electrifying pictures of the Hollywood goddess.

Marilyn Monroe posing for Playboy in December 1953.

Marilyn Monroe was declared 'a movie press agent's dream', by Time magazine in 1952.

Robert Wagner with a seductive Marilyn Monroe on his lap during a test scene for Let's Make It Legal on June 14, 1951.

Marilyn as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk in Some Like it Hot.

Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe attend the premiere of The Misfits on January 31, 1961.

Marilyn held a press conference at the Hotel Continental Hilton in Mexico City while on a private trip to the capital.

Monroe and husband playright Arthur Miller spent a two week vacation in Jamaica in January 1957.

Marilyn Monroe had her hair straightened and bleached for the first time in 1946.

Monroe and fellow sex symbol, Betty Grable, arrived together at Ciro's for a party Walter Winchell gave for gossip columnist Louella Parson.

Walter Winchell (pictured right) was one of the biggest gossip reporters of the era and a good friend of Joe DiMaggio.

Monroe ran out on the infield of Dodger Stadium with Los Angeles Angels outfielder Albie Pearson for an Angels-New York Yankees game in August 1962.

Marilyn with her date and boyfriend Mexican screenwriter Jose Bolanos at the Golden Globe Awards on March 5, 1962 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The blonde bombshell returned to Hollywood from New York to play Cherie in Joshua Logan's film of William Inge's critically acclaimed Broadway play Bus Stop in 1956.

The sex symbol successfully battled a sudden gust of air from the subway vent in Manhattan while filming The Seven Year Itch in September 1954 in New York.

(via Daily Mail Online)


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