UNIQUE VINTAGE GELATIN PHOTOGRAPH OF MARILYN MONROE, 'THE JOURNEY BEGINS', 1945, US
Photographer: Andre de Dienes (1913-1985)
Printed c. 1970
Unframed: 31.8 x 27.3 cm (12½x 10¾in.)
Framed: 60.1 x 53.8 cm (23⅝x 21¼in.)
From the private collection of Mrs. Andre de Dienes. Official Andre de Dienes stamp on the back of the photograph. Wording 'Photo Andre de Dienes 1401 Sunset Plaza Drive Hollywood, Calif, 90069'. Second official copyright stamp with wording 'Andre de Dienes'. Also on the reverse is printed 'This photograph is released for use in one publication only and must not be copied, loaned, syndicated or rented. This photograph must not be used for trade or advertising purposes unless written permission is obtained. There is one further copyright stamp on the reverse, and handwritten is 'edition 4/6'.
Andre de Dienes was an American-Hungarian fashion photographer, who is best known for his photographs of Norma Jeane Baker, before she became the famous actress Marilyn Monroe. Dienes and Monroe worked together for almost a decade. Monroe felt completely comfortable with Dienes and trusted him. This led to him producing fantastic images of her before and after she was famous.
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Conservation framed with UV plexiglass. Excellent condition with the colour remaining very strong. There are some very minor surface abrasions.
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