Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis

Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis

by David Wills
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Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis by David Wills

At your fingertips is the most lavish and comprehensivecollection of Marilyn Monroe photographs ever assembled—more than half of whichhave never been published before. Norma Jeane Baker’stransformation into one of the most emulated and iconic Hollywood stars is anepic American story—one that careens from a troubled childhood into the brightnational spotlight before descending into an irrevocable depression. In thisstunning, one-of-a-kind volume, David Wills offers a captivating photographicjourney through Monroe’s meteoric rise and tragic downfall. Featuring thehighest-quality images of Marilyn available anywhere in the world, from candids to film stills to modeling headshots, the images inMarilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis will reawaken casual fans and collectorsalike to Marilyn Monroe at her living best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062036193
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 228,628
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Australian-born David Wills is an author, independent curator, photographic preservationist, and editor who has accrued one of the world's largest independent archives of original photographs, negatives, and transparencies. He has contributed material to many publications and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Wills has produced a series of photography exhibitions based on images from his archive. His shows include Murder, Models, Madness: Photographs from the Motion Picture Blow-Up; Edie Sedgwick: Unseen Photographs of a Warhol Superstar; Blonde Bombshell; James Bond; Women with Issues: Photographs from the Motion Picture Valley of the Dolls; and Warhology.

Wills's books include Ara Gallant; Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis; Audrey: The 60s; Hollywood in Kodachrome; and Seventies Glamour. He is also the co-author of Veruschka.

His books and exhibitions have received major profiles in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, American Photo, Vogue, Interview, and Time. He has also written articles on photography and popular culture for publications including the Huffington Post, V Magazine, and Palm Springs Life.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a book on Marilyn Monroe, and have an idea of her life, and want a book that is just photos with a very little writing, this is the ultimate book of Marilyn photos. Never in all my years of being a fan of hers, have I ever  found a book that is as magnificent as this. The photos are will leave you in awe, and are simply breathtakingly beautiful. This is by far the best large book of photos of Marilyn I have ever seen. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully compiled photographic history with insightful writing.
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patricia63 More than 1 year ago
So many books about her out there ! how to pick ! well this one is not the best but it's certainly not the worst ! nothing really new but still enjoyable to look at. Good to have on your shelf if you like her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago