in a simple white shirt and with her hair plaited in pig tails,
Marilyn Monroe looks a far cry from the iconic star synonymous with
old Hollywood glamour.
In the newly
released image, the actress sports a sombre expression but appears
relaxed as she is snapped on set of 1961 movie The
Misfits – her last ever completed film.
also show a fresh-faced Marilyn caught off-guard wrapped in a towel,
reading the script between takes and standing at her trailer door
sipping coffee as she chats to co-star Montgomery Clift.
form part of a series of eight intimate portraits entitled Marilyn,
taken by America photo-journalist Eve Arnold, that went on display
in galleries nationwide on Saturday.
Only 495 prints
of the pictures will go on sale, with prices starting at £350.
going strong at 98, said: ‘She was going places but she hadn’t arrived.
my pictures and was canny enough to realise that they were a fresh
approach for presenting her – a looser, more intimate look than
the posed studio portraits she was used to in Hollywood.
a bond between us… Marilyn was very important in my career.
I think I was helpful in hers too.’