I have always been obsessed by Marilyn but lately it has grown and deepened. An appreciation of her trying to find her, the person, the vulnerable and adored. I have an understanding as to how bright and sensitive she was, her poetry, her letters and statements. Evidence of her human side rather than being 'her' as she would put it! I have a theory which I am sure is not unique that she was woman shaped and everyone loved her because of it. The camera loved her for a massive variety of reasons but we loved her because she was a universal, a Jungian archetype, the sexy girl woman next door and the glamorous star. Here's more evidence . . . . . .
American photographer Sam Shaw took these intimate photographs of Marilyn Monroe and her husband, the playwright Arthur Miller, eating hot dogs from a New York street stand in 1957.
These photos, taken over the course of 3 days in New York with Marilyn's husband Arthur Miller are especially poignant because they were taken just a month after Marilyn suffered a miscarriage. In every shot she’s so plump and youthful and healthy and full of hope and love, the shots with Miller are intimate and gentle, and you can see his adoration of her and all the comfort he gave her at that point in their relationship.
Personally HOW can she do this?
She is eating for pity's sake!
We all look dreadful with food in our mouth. Not Marilyn! She looks unaware of the camera (she wouldn't have been) she appears natural and unselfconscious. She is with her husband who she adored and it again is my contention that had she been able to conceive they would have stayed together much longer . . . . her some several (at least four) miscarriages bely the tragedy that she was always looking, desperately searching, for someone who could bring her what she needed but it was not to be
Here is the evidence she is with normal everyday folk and is entirely at home . . . .
but here in a shift dress looks simply stunningly sexy!