Philippe Halsman – Marilyn Monroe Photographs

From the 1940s through the 1970s, Philippe Halsman’s sparkling portraits of celebrities, intellectuals, and politicians appeared on covers and pages of big picture magazines. A 1958 poll conducted by Popular Photography named Halsman one of the “World’s Ten Greatest Photographers” .

In 1951, he was commissioned by NBC to photograph various popular comedians of the time. While photographing them doing their acts, he captured many in mid air, which went on to inspire many later jump pictures of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, who Halsman had several photo sessions with –  including her first cover of Life Magazine.

1954 via livejournal


Marilyn Monroe, 1959 via

Marilyn Monroe, 1959  via laurencemillergallery

1959 via livejournal

ourmarilynmonroe:Marilyn Monroe photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1952

Marilyn Monroe, 1952 via tumblr

philippe halsman by philippe halsman 1954

Marilyn Monroe 1954 via thisismarilyn


2 responses to “Philippe Halsman – Marilyn Monroe Photographs

  1. Such a gorgeous woman.. I always wonder how she would have been in real life. She could have been deeply unhappy but hid it so well from the rest of the world, you only have to look at these photographs. There is something very mystical about her!

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