Douglas Kirkland Exhibit in Toronto

A new exhibit in Toronto will showcase the life works of famed fashion and celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland.

Included in the Toronto exhibition are images from one of Kirkland’s most renowned gigs: his 1961 session with Marilyn Monroe.

Kirkland recalled how, as a young photographer, he went to meet the movie star in her apartment to discuss ideas for the photo shoot.

“She said: ‘I know what we need. We need a bed, a white silk sheet, Dom Pérignon champagne and Frank Sinatra records. We don’t need anything more. And I’m going to be in that bed with nothing on!’

“Could you imagine what a young man like me was thinking?”


That session produced several images that count among the most iconic shots of the much-photographed screen starlet.

See additional photos here.

Douglas Kirkland:  “A Life in Pictures” May 19-June 24 at Izzy Gallery.