Lawrence Schiller’s Marilyn Monroe UK Solo Premier Exhibition!

Last night, after a blisteringly hot day, the Walton Fine Arts Gallery in Kensington hosted the opening of the Marilyn & Me exhibition of images with Lawrence Schiller, and TASCHEN were there to present the book as well.

Invited guests sipped champagne and enjoyed the canapés kindly provided by The Collection, a local restaurant in Kensington, while viewing the images and discussing the time Lawrence spent working with the star. He delighted the guests both individually and as one large group with his anecdotes and posed for pictures with pretty much everyone.

Guests included Matthew Butson, Vice President of Getty Images, Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal, daughter of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, artist Richard Hudson, documentary Director Dick Fontaine, Literary Agent Ed Victor, and the UK Editor of Vanity Fair. Getty Images were also on hand to capture the night.

Simon Curtis, Director of My Week With Marilyn, spent quite a long time talking to Larry about their respective times working with the real Marilyn in Larry’s case,  and Michelle Williams impersonating Marilyn in Simon’s case.

Marilyn Monroe, Something’s Got To Give, May 23, 1962  SG-Print,
Edition of 75 20 x 24 inches  Marilyn & Me Portfolio

Marilyn Monroe, Something’s Got To Give, May 23, 1962 C-Print,
Edition of 75 20 x 24 inches Marilyn 12 Portfolio