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Avedon’s readings of the surface

BRABBU pays homage to one of the great photographers of our time, Richard Avedon. #Marilyn #Monroe

The Girl's Alright: What's With Some Black Women's Fascination With Marilyn Monroe?

Dorothy Dandridge - Partial Filmography: Malaga (26-Jan-1960) Porgy and Bess (24-Jun-1959) The Decks Ran Red (10-Oct-1958) Tamango (24-Jan-1958) Island in the Sun (12-Jun-1957) Carmen Jones (5-Oct-1954) · Carmen Jones Remains to be Seen (15-May-1953) · Herself Bright Road (17-Apr-1953) The Harlem Globetrotters (30-May-1951) Tarzan's Peril (13-Mar-1951) Atlantic City (29-Jul-1944) & Hit Parade of 1943 (26-Mar-1943)

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer on set filming Mayerling, 1957. Mayerling was a live television event broadcasted over NBC on February 24, 1957 to American audiences. The production was directed by Anatole Litvak, who had previously filmed a French version of Mayerling two decades earlier in 1936. This was one of two performances featuring real life married couple Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer. In 1956 Audrey and Mel starred the film version of the novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

Mamie Van Doren, born Joan Lucille Olander (February 6, 1931 or 1933 according to her), is an American actress, model, singer, and sex symbol that is known for being one of the first actresses to imitate or "clone" the look of Marilyn Monroe. Van Doren is perhaps best remembered for bringing the rock 'n' roll-style of music alive in the B-musical Untamed Youth (1957), and for many other films of this exotic nature.

https://flic.kr/p/P1nAaQ | Barbara Lang | German postcard by ISV, no. B 10. Photo: MGM. Publicity still for House of Numbers (Russell Rouse, 1957). Beautiful, brassy Barbara Lang (1928–1982) was an American actress and singer. During the 1950s she was one of the many B-level blondes in Hollywood who were promoted as the new Marilyn Monroe. However, Lang appeared in only three films.

Merilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American movie actress. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female actress of all time by the American Film Institute. Her real name is Norma Jean Mortensen and she was born in Los Angeles, California. She died of a drug overdose on August 4, 1962, in Brentwood.