Marilyn’s Siren Call to ‘Cinema On Paper’

Cinema on Paper is a deluxe coffee table book featuring over 100 examples of classic movie poster art from the collection of Dwight M. Cleveland. This seductive image of Marilyn in an Italian poster for How to Marry a Millionaire draws inspiration from a Frank Worth full-body shot of Marilyn in her purple Travilla gown, and an iconic Frank Powolny close-up portrait, so that she seems to beckon the viewer. “American publicity material gives Monroe no more attention than her co-stars,” the author notes, but “it’s clear that European distributors knew exactly what audiences wanted.”