A new collection of Marilyn Monroe photographs is ready for its close-up at 5 p.m. this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles.
The Drkrm (pronounced "darkroom") Gallery opens its show, “Remembering Marilyn,” 50 years after the iconic actress’s untimely death.
Many of the images are original prints that have yet to see the light of day.
“There’s one — a really beautiful one — where she’s just sitting there with her hand on her head," describes Drkrm director John Huckert. "She looks so vulnerable and kind of depressed. There’s ones of her at screenings. One of my favorites, she’s standing on this table thing, and her head isn’t in the picture — it’s just her body.”
Photographer Ed Feingersh snapped the photos while following Monroe around for a week in New York on a Redbook Magazine assignment in 1955.
Colin Rich, a time-lapse filmmaker and cinematographer recently told the L.A. Times one of the toughest aspects of photographing L.A.
"It's really, really, difficult to shoot an original shot here," Rich, a native Angeleno, told the paper in April. "If you want good shots, you always have to keep pushing."
Here we are in August and Rich has completed his impressive collection of individual timelapse called "NightFall".
“I wanted this to be a tour de force,” he told L.A. Now this week. “I wanted the camera to feel like it’s pulling you through the city, and channeling that energy transfer of day to night.”
So, how do you think he did?