Art & Design student - currently on my final major project.
This project is about how we brand ourselves with the things we’ve done and thoughts that we have had. We often think these things make us who we are, I am creating a design and branding collection to expose this and hopefully make…
Marilyn Monroe in every credited on screen performance she gave from 1947 - 1962 (including her unfinished movie, now classed as a short film, Something’s Got To Give)
We’ve actually seen this photoshopped picture as a tattoo.
“I am revealing no breathtaking secret when I say that Marilyn had a reputation for not being the easiest actress in the world to work with. Her eagerness and ambition cause her to tense up. She has difficulty remembering lines. She has been known to drive directors stark, raving mad. However, an interesting thing happened during the shooting of Itch. My favorite scene in the picture comes close to the end. It is a kind of serious and extremely difficult scene in which The Girl explains to the hero why she finds him exciting and attractive and why his wife has every reason to be jealous. Because of it’s difficulty and the fact that it ends with a long speech from The Girl, it was generally assumed that the scene would need several days to get on film. Billy Wilder patiently struggled through dozens of takes for every scene except this one. Three minutes later it was all over. Marilyn had done it, letter perfect with an emotional impact that caused the entire sound-stage to burst into applause at the end, on the first take. There was no need for a second. She told me later she was able to do the scene because she believed every word of what she was saying and because it seemed to her like the story of her own life.”
- George Axelrod on Marilyn’s performance in a scene from The Seven Year Itch.
My Week With Marilyn (2011) / The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
Marilyn photographed by Sam Shaw, 1957.