Douglas Kirkland (Canadian, b. 1934)
“Marilyn Monroe 1961”
Photograph, 95×67 cm
Below the image inscribed, fully signed and numbered 19/25.
“Through the years I have often been asked what really happened in that room with Marilyn. I can only say this: It was extremely intimate. When I looked down on her from the high position over the bed, I felt like I couldn’t put film through the camera fast enough. I had no assistant there. It was just myself, the camera and Marilyn. I didn’t even use a strobe light. It was just a flood light, a constant light, so that there was no interruption of flash. Frank Sinatra filled the room with his seductive, beautiful ballads. That was the atmosphere of the evening: quiet, soft, and enticing.” (Kirkland cit. after Roizman 2015, n.p.).