There are the movie roles, but it is the still images - the iconic face, expressions and poses - that make up our collective memory of Marilyn. She was, arguably, the most photographed person ever. Her relationship with the camera produced an enduring body of work that still dazzles and moves us, evoking both desire and pathos. These photographs are an ageless testament to her grace, guts and sexiness - her humor and vulnerability. She understood their power, and she exploited it. She created, and curated, her own image - lips puckered to the lens, inviting us to kiss her back. She would be 80 now. She died more than 40 years ago. We look back through Norman Mailer, Gloria Steinem and Hugh Heffner, as Marilyn persists in her image.
Marking Man's Time on Earth at General Motors
The Women's List
Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film
The Boomer List
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' - Director's Cut
Film: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
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