An EXCEPTIONAL, Vintage 1950's Original Photograph of a young Marilyn Monroe as captured by renowned Hungarian-American photographer Andre de Dienes. This antique photo originates DIIRECTLY from Shirley de Dienes, Andre's widow and were personally obtained by her close friend and our consignor.
Born in Transylvania in Austria-Hungary, de Dienes shot for many prestigious publishers including the Associated Press, Esquire, Vogue and Life magazines. In the mid-forties Dienes met the nineteen-year-old Marilyn Monroe (then called Norma Jeane Baker) who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snivelys Blue Book Model Agency. He became one of the first photographers to shoot the girl who would become the most famous woman of the 20th Century.
The two would collaborate on several photo shoots until their last in 1961. The offered photograph was taken during the time the two stayed at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles and was captured at a nearby cafe. It shows Marilyn through the cafe's window offering a light. In reality there was no one on the opposite side of the table but just Dienes posing Marilyn for this wonderful artistry shot (we can eve see the silhouette of Dienes' reflection off the window glass on the left)!
The offered photo is a period 1950's exemplar from Dienes that was made in the 1950's by his own hands! The photo is a doubleweight example and comes from his estate with unmatched provenance.
On the reverse is a couple of photo credit stamps including the 1950's example which is cut off. Simply put, this is an extraordinary Marilyn Monroe photograph for the finest of Monroe collections.
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