December 30, 2003

the misfits

the misfits book coverthe misfits
by serge toubiana
I dusted off this photo book not only to view the fantastic black & white photography (courtesy of Magnum) chronicling the filming of the movie The Misfits, but also to remind myself of a trip to Death Valley and the surrounding area that I took a little while back.

Among my favorite shots in the book is one captioned "Marilyn prepares by herself for the important sequences athe the end of the film" on page 161, shot by Eve Arnold. It features a lone, thoughtful Marilyn on a desert plain with hills in the far distance, and a boom mic at left. I had the pleasure of viewing this photo on display at the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood during an exhibition of Arnold's work, and fell in love with the photo (which can be seen by clicking here).
posted by julie at December 30, 2003 11:45 PM


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