Fashion photographer Andre de Dienes's life was changed forever one day in 1945 when he met an aspiring model named Norma Jeane Dougherty. He instantly fell in love with her innocence and charm and the two were briefly engaged. They took many adventurous road trips together in those early years, de Dienes shooting Norma Jeane in his original, inspired style. He soon built up a huge portfolio of stunning photographs of the smiling brunette which helped launch her model career and, eventually, a film career that was to make her a legend. The memoirs tell a beautiful story of love and friendship, describing the transformation from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe. The combination of de Dienes's memoirs and an extensive selection of his photographs makes for an unprecedented, personal exploration into the psychology, history, and iconography of the world's favorite movie star.
- Hardcover (2 volumes in a slipcase)
- 848 pages
- 6.7" X 8.7"