Taken from an actual photo by famed photog Cecil Beaton of MM in 50's.
I took the photo and sharpened the image using a blue tint to color
the black and white image which itself is not in the best shape.
It was given to me by my Uncle who worked in an ad/art studio on the Westside of NYC.
Legend has it that Beaton did the series of Marilyn and the photos rejected were scattered amongst the many fledgling ad guys. My Uncle carried it in his wallet for many years and i always admired it. Marilyn could never take a bad picture even on one of her 'down' days.
She reminded me of an angel with glowing skin then and still does.
I own it now. No matter how many photos one sees of this ethereal beauty she never ever ceases to amaze.
I know of no other woman now or since that has that type of spiritual beauty not of this world.
50 years tonight ago she met her passing in a.... very questionable tragic way.
How ironic that she should achieve the fame she she never truly found in life by leaving it.
But to me, immortality is saved for the very few that truly deserve it and that she surely did.