Andre de Dienes: Marilyn

by Monti Publishing

Taschen America Llc | January 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Not yet rated | write a review
Before there was Marilyn, there was Norma Jeane

The photos and secret memoirs of Marilyn Monroe''s first photographer and lifelong friend

Fashion photographer Andre de Dienes''s life was changed forever one day in 1945 when he met a lovely young aspiring model named Norma Jeane Dougherty. He instantly fell in love with her innocence and charm and the two were briefly engaged. They took many adventurous road trips together in those early years, de Dienes shooting Norma Jeane in every possible natural setting in his original, inspired style. He soon built up a huge portfolio of stunning photographs of the smiling brunette which helped to launch her model career and, a few years later, a film career that was to make her a legend.

His entire relationship with the star, including many private moments shared only between the two, is detailed in de Dienes''s secret memoirs, which were discovered when Monroe fans ravaged his home after his death in 1988.

The memoirs tell a beautiful story of love and friendship from the point of view of someone who knew Marilyn intimately; describing the transformation from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe - the evolution of a sensitive, ambitious girl into a deeply troubled megastar - from an inside perspective, they shed light on a little-known side of Marilyn. From their trip to see Norma Jeane''s mother in a mental hospital to Marilyn''s visit to his home a few days before her death, de Dienes recounts all of the emotional moments they shared. The combination of de Dienes''s memoirs and an extensive selection of his Monroe photographs (which numbered in the thousands) makes for an unprecedented, personal exploration into the psychology, history, and iconography of the world''s favorite movie star.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 848 Pages, 6.69 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3836527103

ISBN - 13: 9783836527101

Found in: Entertainment

save
62%

In Stock

$20.00

Online Price

$49.99 List Price

or, Used from $19.84

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Andre de Dienes: Marilyn

Andre de Dienes: Marilyn

by Monti Publishing

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 848 Pages, 6.69 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3836527103

ISBN - 13: 9783836527101

About the Book

The photos and secret memoirs of Marilyn Monroe's first photographer and lifelong friend
Fashion photographer Andre de Dienes's life was changed forever one day in 1945 when he met a lovely young aspiring model named Norma Jeane Dougherty. He instantly fell in love with her innocence and charm and the two were briefly engaged. They took many adventurous road trips together in those early years, de Dienes shooting Norma Jeane in every possible natural setting in his original, inspired style. He soon built up a huge portfolio of stunning photographs of the smiling brunette which helped to launch her model career and, a few years later, a film career that was to make her a legend.

From the Publisher

Before there was Marilyn, there was Norma Jeane

The photos and secret memoirs of Marilyn Monroe''s first photographer and lifelong friend

Fashion photographer Andre de Dienes''s life was changed forever one day in 1945 when he met a lovely young aspiring model named Norma Jeane Dougherty. He instantly fell in love with her innocence and charm and the two were briefly engaged. They took many adventurous road trips together in those early years, de Dienes shooting Norma Jeane in every possible natural setting in his original, inspired style. He soon built up a huge portfolio of stunning photographs of the smiling brunette which helped to launch her model career and, a few years later, a film career that was to make her a legend.

His entire relationship with the star, including many private moments shared only between the two, is detailed in de Dienes''s secret memoirs, which were discovered when Monroe fans ravaged his home after his death in 1988.

The memoirs tell a beautiful story of love and friendship from the point of view of someone who knew Marilyn intimately; describing the transformation from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe - the evolution of a sensitive, ambitious girl into a deeply troubled megastar - from an inside perspective, they shed light on a little-known side of Marilyn. From their trip to see Norma Jeane''s mother in a mental hospital to Marilyn''s visit to his home a few days before her death, de Dienes recounts all of the emotional moments they shared. The combination of de Dienes''s memoirs and an extensive selection of his Monroe photographs (which numbered in the thousands) makes for an unprecedented, personal exploration into the psychology, history, and iconography of the world''s favorite movie star.

About the Author

Editor:
California-native Steve Crist''s TASCHEN titles include André de Dienes''s Marilyn, William Claxton''s Steve McQueen, and The Polaroid Book.

Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart