“She looks childlike and playful. It’s not even a nude picture, it is a picture that shows nothing but says everything.” so says photographer Lawrence Schiller who was on assignment at the time for Look Magazine. The new pictures revealed looks as if we walked into something private yesterday not years ago. In 1960 Marilyn was filming Let’s Make Love” where she sings her famous song, “My heart belongs to Daddy.” picture from there. She moved somewhere else and yes there were good shots taken from the new location . At that point he realized that she knew about photography and did choose the best shots.
The images are as hot as ever. Look at this month’s yes the June issue of Vanity Fair for a bigger better glimpse of these extraordinary pictures. It devoted a section of the magazine issue to Schiller’s photos. Also, they appear in two different editions of his book called “Marylyn And Me.” one is silk bound and is signed. They also will be shown in a New York Gallery in a one man show.
Schiller covered many other contemporary artists as well. He has special candid photos of Mohamed Ali and Patterson in their prize fight, Newman and Redford, Betty Davis and Barbara Streisand. His photos show the joy of Sophia Lauren’s Oscar win, the tears in pat Nixon’s eyes as President Nixon conceded to John Kennedy when he lost the election. He has photo’s of the rifle used in the President’s murder held high above the crowd in the Dallas police station.
He also got close ups of Bobby Kennedy on his 1968 campaign trail showing him sleeping on the floor of an airplane. He liked showing the human side of iconic figures. We would have slept on the floor too just to be able to stretch out on a flight. For famous people media is everything and this guy’s photos are the ultimate in good media shots.