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In Bed with Marilyn Monroe

9/24/2019 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

In Bed with Marilyn Monroe

Photographer Douglas Kirkland remembers the night he ‘made magic’ with the film icon Marilyn Monroe — and the camera that captured it all.

On a dark November evening in 1961, 27-year-old Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland waited nervously for Marilyn Monroe in the Hollywood studio he had rented for their scheduled photo session.

The fresh-faced photographer, who had made his name photographing Hollywood stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich, had been commissioned to capture a ‘sizzling’ picture of the screen siren for Look magazine’s 25th anniversary issue.

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