Vanity Fair Debuts Nude Marilyn Monroe Photo's
It will be 50 years since the passing of Marilyn Monroe on August 5th.
Vanity Fair has several photos from an exclusive photo shoot she took with photographer, Lawrence Schiller, which will appear in their June Issue.
Schiller, who’s releasing a memoire called Marilyn and Me, will debut nude photos of the blonde bombshell that were taken days before she was found dead in her bathtub at the age of 36.
As quoted in the issue:
“Fox [Studios] should start paying as much attention to me as they are paying to Elizabeth Taylor,” Marilyn Monroe told Lawrence Schiller (then known as Larry Wolf), hatching the idea that would turn out to be the break of the young photographer’s life: for him to photograph her nude. An ongoing battle to get Fox to take her more seriously, and jealousy of Taylor’s success, led Marilyn to her attention-grabbing plan: a poolside shoot in which she’d jump in the water with a bathing suit on… and come out without it. “Larry,” she said, “if I do come out of the pool with nothing on, I want your guarantee that when your pictures appear on the covers of magazines Elizabeth Taylor is not anywhere in the same issue.”
Marilyn’s apparent jealousy stemmed from when she was only making $100,000 for Something’s Got to Give while Taylor was making $1 million for Cleopatra.
Schiller also looks back at the day after the beauties death when he found one of the nude pictures on his desk with a note that said, “Send this to Playboy, they might like it.”