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July 31, 2023

Glamorous Photos of Marilyn Monroe Taken by Bruno Bernard at the Racquet Club of Palm Springs, 1948

Born 1912 in Berlin, Germany, Bruno Bernard was put in an orphanage by parents who could not afford to support him. In 1923, his parents gave him a Rolleiflex camera, which led to a lifelong interest in photography.

Bernard was best known for pin-up and glamour photography of Marilyn Monroe and others. In 1984, he became the first still photographer to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a 50-year retrospective of his work. In 1999, his photo “Marilyn in White” of Monroe in her wind-blown dress from the movie The Seven Year Itch (1955) was selected as the “Symbol of the Century” by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The same photograph was also chosen by the International Center of Photography as one of the “20 Unforgettable Photographs”.

In the 1980s, Bernard was living in Palm Springs and writing his memoirs. He died of cancer in 1987, at the age 75 in Los Angeles, California. These glamorous photos are part of his work that Bruno Bernard took Marilyn Monroe at the Racquet Club of Palm Springs, 1948.


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