Saturday, February 6, 2010

Marilyn Candids




These candids of Marilyn Monroe were taken shortly before her death in December 1961 by photographer Len Steckler. The negatives of this charming collection had been found recently by Steckler's son who had decided to release them to the public. Marilyn had stopped by Steckler's apartment to visit a mutual friend, poet Carl Sandburg, and graciously allowed the impromptu shoot.


photos Len Steckler/REUTERS

11 comments:

Paris Atelier said...

Love thse pics! Love Marilyn! This is a great post, thanks for sharing!!!
xoxo
Judith~

LisMarie said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures of Marilyn she was one of a kind!! Love her so much..
Lis

Stefanie Valentine said...

She really is such a beautiful, charismatic woman, i absolutely adore her xx

Pink Flower said...

In retrospect these happy images are all the more tragic for what the future held for her.

Laura E. Marcus said...

So lovely... inspires me to wear my specs and not feel like an ugly duckling!

Wearyourhair said...

I love those glasses!

Darkmans Darkroom said...

Thanks for sharing these timeless images. Great stuff...

FelixInHollywood said...

She is so vital and alive here. Shocking to think she only had another 9 months.

MJ said...

Glamour galore on this blog!

Visiting via the fabulous Felix In Hollywood.

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

She really was so gorgeous! I love her glasses!!

Robby Cress said...

Great photos! I love seeing Monroe in glasses.