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Breathtaking news: Lawrence Schiller’s “Marilyn & Me”
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Marilyn for ever! – On occasion of its 65th birthday, the Cannes film festival pays tribute de Marilyn Monroe by choosing her as effigy of its edition 2012. As one of the greatest of Hollywood’s icons, sexy, sparkling and moving, she is featured in every magazine and newspaper across the globe fifty years after her premature death and “reincarnated” in the recent movie My Week with Marilyn. You think you have heard, read and seen all about her. But the worldwide launch in May of TASCHEN’s Limited Edition Marilyn & Me by Lawrence Schiller is a true editorial event. Lawrence Schiller’s story has never been told before. He tells it with tact, humour and compassion. Step into Marilyn Monroe’s intimacy at the time when the movie Something’s Got to Give was being shot. More than a hundred extraordinary photographs from two of her final films, most of them never seen before, contribute to this unexpected, poignant portrait of Marilyn Monroe that you will read straight through to the end without stopping.

Lawrence Schiller is one of the four photographers still alive having immortalized Marilyn Monroe. Since his book about Marilyn with Norman Mailer was released in 1973 and sold world wide in 16 languages and 6,000,000 copies, he had never published another story about the star. Lawrence Schiller will be touring in Europe from May 16 for the opening of his exhibitions and the launch of Marilyn & Me to meet the press and the public in Cannes, through to the London premiere solo exhibition.  This trip crowns his emblematic career as a photojournalist, film director and bestselling author. I will be happy to organize interviews with Lawrence Schiller in London.

Almost 30 different rare, collectible Marilyn Monroe photographs and portfolios sets available, subject to availability!

 

Vanity Fair publishes 16 pages on Lawrence Schiller’s Marilyn & Me in May.

1st UK Solo Exhibition alongside book launch:
Marilyn & Me in London on
Thursday, 24 May, 2012, 10.30am
Walton Fine Arts
154 Walton Street
London SW3 2JJ UK

Tel: +44 207 581 2332

Fax: +44 2-7 589 0760

Email: art@waltonfinearts.com

Photo’s available: http://www.waltonfinearts.com/exhibitionworks/schiller

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Inside the June 2012 issue of Vanity Fair.