DIENES, André de.  Marilyn. 

Cologne, Taschen, 2002. 

Large folio, pp. 233, [7], with colour and black & white photographic plates throughout; text, in English, printed in silver; pictorial binding of silk over boards; rear cover slightly stained (as often); in the original large cardboard box designed in imitation of a box of Kodak film, with the two accompanying 8vo volumes: a pamphlet of colour magazine covers, and a facsimile reproduction of De Dienes’s diary with numerous black & white images and contact sheets.


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First edition of this celebratory book on Marilyn Monroe, collecting photographs by her friend (and briefly lover) André de Dienes, who met Norma-Jean in 1945 and helped launch her career. 

The photographer’s diary of the time was only discovered after his death in 1988, along with his photographic archives.  This is copy number 16,295 of a worldwide edition of twenty thousand. 

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