Marilyn Monroe was one of the most photographed and filmed women of the 20th century, but rarely did we get a glimpse of the actress during her most private moments. In Morrison Hotel Gallery's upcoming "Some Like It Hot" exhibit, we’ll get to see the more elusive side of Monroe, thanks to some ultra-rare 16mm footage shot by legendary photographer Milton H. Greene, who worked closely with the star over the course of her career.
But of all the rare glimpses into Monroe’s private life, the footage likely to cause the biggest stir was shot six decades ago at her wedding to third husband, Arthur Miller. The newlyweds are picture of joy, mingling with guests with cocktails in hand, laughing, and, yes, even kissing. As for her effortless '50s glam, Monroe can be seen "fussing with her chin-length veil" while wearing a "curve-hugging mid-length sheath dress with empire waist and ruched bust," according to Brides.com.
According to those close to the duo, it was their intimate friendship that made Monroe feel at ease around Greene, which is why she allowed him to capture some of the most intimate moments of her life. "They spent a lot of time together and she often ran to Milton and his family for an escape from the pressures of Hollywood," said Timothy White, co-owner of the Morrison Hotel Gallery. "With that trust came the access and opportunity for Milton to be with her and to photograph her freely. He became a trusted confidant who always had his still and movie camera with him as he documented her life."
The exhibit runs through July 24 at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in West Hollywood's Sunset Marquis Hotel.
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