In Marilyn and I, photographer Yury Toroptsov celebrates in a new way the unique connection between our contemporary world and Marilyn Monroe. Using a genuine summer dress from the fifties that belonged to Marilyn, a series of characters, either famous or unknown, expresses their affection to Hollywood’s most legendary actress. Carrying this folded dress in his camera bag, Yury Toroptsov searched for men and women of all ages that still have strong feelings towards this actress today, and offers the reader an explanation of why the Marilyn myth has been so long-lasting and how it is still so modern, even several decades after she left us.
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