Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn Monroe: All Alone In A White Halter Dress

George Zimbel was there on the street among several photographers to document what would become Marilyn Monroe’s most lasting image: a blowing white halter dress. More than the dress or the scene, Zimbel remembers a Joe Dimaggio that couldn’t take all the bright lights that night: leaving Monroe all alone in a white halter dress. […]

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn Monroe: Nude

Leif-Erik Nygards’ one photograph of Marilyn Monroe. When he met her, Nygards was an assistant to photographer Bert Stern. Following a shoot, Nygards asked if he could take just one picture for himself: he got more than he asked for. Marilyn Monroe: Still Life airs Sunday, August 5, 2012 on PBS (check local listings).

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn Monroe: Marilyn and Arthur

A relationship in pictures: Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. (All photos by Sam Shaw.) Voices: Norman Mailer, Shaw family. Marilyn Monroe: Still Life airs Sunday, August 5, 2012 on PBS (check local listings).

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn Monroe: Ballerina (silent)

A silent short: Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Ballerina’ outtakes. (Photos by Milton Greene.) Marilyn Monroe: Still Life airs Sunday, August 5, 2012 on PBS (check local listings).

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn Monroe: Darkroom (silent)

A silent short: developing a Marilyn Monroe photograph. (Photo by Roy Schatt.) Marilyn Monroe: Still Life airs Sunday, August 5, 2012 on PBS (check local listings).

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn Monroe: Sam Shaw Photos

Sam Shaw’s name isn’t well known, but his photographs of Marilyn Monroe are. Here, Shaw’s children reminisce about growing up around Monroe. Shaw was also the brainchild of the famous white halter dress shot from The Seven Year Itch.

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Marilyn Monroe: Street Scenes

Marilyn Monroe still surrounds us: store windows, building sides, restaurants, art. Voices: Bob Henriquez (photographer), Patty Bosworth (writer), Gloria Steinem (writer/activist), Leon Constantiner (collector) Amy Greene (first wife of photographer Milton Greene). Marilyn Monroe: Still Life airs Sunday, August 5, 2012 on PBS (check local listings).

Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Filmmaker Interview – Gail Levin

Gail Levin is an Emmy Award-winning producer/director of both television and film. Her most recent AMERICAN MASTERS production was James Dean: Sense Memories, which won a 2005 Cine Golden Eagle award. Below, she answers some questions about her latest project, AMERICAN MASTERS Marilyn Monroe: Still Life. Q: What makes Marilyn Monroe an American Master? A: […]