60 Years Ago: A Night With Marilyn

On November 17, 1961 – 60 years ago this week – Marilyn joined 25-year-old Douglas Kirkland for what would become one of her most celebrated photo shoots, for Look magazine’s 25th anniversary issue (published in January 1962.)

In a pictorial tribute from French e-zine Crazy for You, we see that the concept of Marilyn between the sheets had been done several times before – with Andre de Dienes, Bob Beerman, Milton Greene, and Eve Arnold – and she would later revisit the idea again with Bert Stern. However, nobody captured the mystique of Marilyn’s innocent sexuality as perfectly Kirkland did that evening.

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