“Marilyn Monroe Grey Fur Session,” April, 15 1956. Marilyn was in the middle of filming “Bus Stop,” it was a Sunday afternoon and she and Milton H. Greene decided to take some pictures on the back lot of 20th Century Fox. Milton H. Greene was a well-known fashion and celebrity photographer. He conducted 52 shoots with Monroe over the years. © StartHear! LLC
“Marilyn Monroe Sheet Music,” 1952. Lani Carlson was a sound engineer working for Capitol Records and he did a lot of live events. He and his business partner went to this event to set up the sound, he left and came back with his camera and a press pass that his friend working for the Chicago Tribune gave him. He was able to get exclusive access to Marilyn for a half hour by claiming he worked for the Chicago Tribune and needed to get the photos onto the AP wire, even though there were about 15 other well-known photographers waiting to take pictures of her. He developed the photos and then they sat in a shoe box until 2010. This photo was taken with a 3D camera. © 2010 Lani Carlson
“Marilyn Monroe and the Mountie,” 1953. This photo was taken in Banff, Canada, by Allan “Whitey” Snyder during the filming of “River of No Return,” starring Marilyn and Robert Mitchum. This photo was taken during a photo shoot for Look Magazine. They sent a photographer up who took some black and white photos, Snyder was there because he was doing her makeup and photographing her as well, but in color. The Mountie was not an actor. Allan Snyder was Monroe’s personal makeup artist, he would have impromptu photo shoots with Monroe to calm her nerves between filming. © 2012 StartHear! LLC
“Marilyn Monroe Helicopter,” 1952. © 2010 Lani Carlson
“Marilyn Niagara,” 1952. Taken by Allan “Whitey” Snyder during the filming of the movie “Niagara,” in upstate New York. There were no other photographers around, it was only Snyder and Marilyn taking pictures in between takes as a way to relax. © 2012 StartHear! LLC
It’s hard to believe that there could still be a trove of undiscovered photographs of Marilyn Monroe floating around, but more than 50 years after the star’s death new images continue to emerge.
On July 22 the
Limited Runs show, Marilyn: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star, will open at New York’s SUMO Gallery. The show features previously unpublished work captured early in Monroe’s career (1952-1956) from five photographers: Thomas “Doc” Kaminski, Allan “Whitey” Snyder, Milton Greene, Lani Carlson and Misha Peiz.
Marilyn: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star will be on view at SUMO Gallery through July 26.