Inside Playboy's Special Edition Showing Marilyn
Monroe's Nude Photos on 50th Anniversary of Her Death
collection of Marilyn Monroe in the nude has been released to mark
the 50th anniversary of the tragic starlet's death.
magazine has dug deep into its exclusive archive of 10 million photos
to publish rare shots of the iconic beauty throughout her career.
all about the collection and the way its composed,' said Jimmy Jellinek,
Playboy's editorial director.
'This is the
first time we've shown the totality of our collection, from the
beginning to almost days before the end of her life. it showcases
the arc of her life.'
after her death, the world is still entranced by Miss Monroe. Playboys
special package includes the features The
Nude Marilyn, a carefully selected portfolio of photographs.
also features editorials by Roger Ebert and Kim Morgan, recollections
from Playboy Publisher Hugh Hefner and an excerpt by novelist
had a long relationship with Ms Monroe. The very first issue of
Playboy featured Ms Monroe as the cover girl.
photograph by Tom Kelley, with Monroe on red velvet cloth, was purchased
by Hefner, and says Ebert, it would not be going too far to say
it was the making of Hefs new magazine.
nudity by embodying it in arguably the most famous woman in America,'
Mr Ebert writes.
the December cover feature 'highlights the full spectrum of her
beauty and power'. The classic nude photos range from her first
days as a pin-up girl to her final pictorials with the worlds
One of the
photos by Lawrence Schiller is the last nude photo ever taken of
Ms Monroe, taken just two days before her death.
Many of the
photos were taken on the fly. Some of her were taken on movie sets,
and some in bed at her home or by her pool.
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