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Rare photograph of Marilyn Monroe (1955)

Rare photograph of Marilyn Monroe (1955)

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Great moving photograph of legendary actress Marilyn Monroe attending an acting class in 1955.

Rare photograph of Marilyn Monroe attending an acting class in Los Angeles in 1955. 50 cm x 40 cm. This rare reproduction was authorized in Beverly Hills, in 1992, by the Roger Richman Agency, which represents the photographer who took the image, Roy Schatt. Excellent condition.

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4315 Marilyn Monroe in class at the Actors Studio in 1955 (...)

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) was an American actress, cultural icon and symbol of sensuality, who became famous worldwide. Marilyn began her film career in 1946 after working as a model. In 1955 he began studying acting at the Actors Studio, to prepare for his next dramatic film, Bus Stop (1956), which was critically acclaimed and awarded.

Roy Schatt (1909 - 2002), author of this famous photograph, was the photographer of the Actors Studio, an association of cinema professionals (actors, directors and screenwriters), located in New York and founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan, Cherl Crawford and Robert Lewis. Actors Studio is recognized worldwide for its work in teaching acting, with innovative techniques that allow actors to completely immerse themselves in their characters. There, he met promising young actors like James Dean, Steve McQueen and Marilyn Monroe. Mentor and friend, Roy Schatt obtained intense, sincere portraits of them, very different from the formatted images of the time.

In 1955, Roy Schatt managed to create some of the most moving portraits of Marilyn Monroe, who attended public school Strasberg Theater sessions. In this photograph, he stands out among students in dark suits, attentive, especially natural and simple. The beauty that emanates from this photograph is particularly simple and moving.

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