Avedon captures Monroe’s soul – she would have been 89 today, and probably never suspected she would become immortal…

marilyn monroe photo by avedon

“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”  Marilyn Monroe


  1. George Kaplan

    I love the contrast between the picture – her stunning smile – and the melancholic perceptiveness of her comment. She was a complex woman and there’s been no one else quite like her. Great post, Vickie!

  2. beautycalyptique

    I’ll be even more morbid than George on this one. She’s like that tiger rug, only moving.
    But the beauty of the picture is untouched.

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