On Exhibit: Photos by the Last Living Photographer of Norma Jeane

The Pictures that Started it All

Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Opens at the Andrew Weiss Gallery, Beverly Hills

94 year old Bill Carroll, the last living photographer of Norma Jeane, will be in attendance of the launch of a major photography exhibition-“Becoming Marilyn” at the Andrew Weiss Gallery June 17, 2010 to commemorate the 84th birthday of the timeless icon of glamour, Marilyn Monroe. The show will feature the world’s most in-depth collection of Marilyn Monroe photographs, including Bill Carroll’s rarely seen photos from 1945, to the very last pictures ever taken of her.

The photographic journey of Marilyn Monroe begins with those by Bill Carroll, who captured the image of a beautiful 19 year old girl, dreaming of stardom on a sunny beach in California. The pure innocence and simplicity in these portraits present us with an era long gone by. At 94 years old, Bill Carroll has waited 65 years to show them again. The exhibition will also include images by the man known to have made Marilyn famous, the legendary photographer of the stars, Bruno Bernard of Bernard of Hollywood™. His many photographs of Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe capture the dramatic metamorphosis of this aspiring model into the world’s most provocative legend.

In addition, the exhibit will present some of Marilyn Monroe’s most popular photo shoots, Bert Stern’s Last Sitting, George Barris’ Last Photos, Tom Kelley’s Red Velvet photos, as well as vintage photos by her personal confidant and business partner Milton Greene. Other early images of Marilyn as Norma Jeane by David Conover will also be on display. The exhibition opens to the public June 18, 2010 and will end September 18, 2010.

The Gallery is located at 179 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Open Tues.-Sat.11:00 am-5:00pm or by appt. For more information call (310) 246-9333 or email info@andrewweiss.com.