Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert is pleased to present a special exhibition of photographs by
photojournalist, filmmaker, and writer Lawrence Schiller. On display will be the artists famous photographs of Marilyn
Monroe in addition to several of his photographs of major figures of the time. Please contact Jim Carona at [email protected].
Throughout the turbulent and tumultuous decade of the 1960s, it often seemed that whenever a headline-making news event
occurred, Lawrence Schiller was there. When Lawrence Schiller got the assignment from the French magazine Paris Match to
photograph Marilyn Monroe on the 20th Century Fox set of "Something’s Got to Give", he thought nothing of it. Monroe by then
was firmly established as a figment in the imagination of most young men. She’d appeared in twenty-nine films by the time
Schiller photographed her in black and white and color in May 1962. The world was unprepared for the moment when Marilyn
jumped in the swimming pool in a flesh-colored bikini and came up out of the water au natural. She was all smiles and in her
element: the sex goddess posing for eternity. Just months after the late spring shoot, Monroe was dead and Schiller’s photos of
the star were used on the cover and throughout the story that Life Magazine published as a last look at the troubled star.
Additionally, photos on exhibit showcase Schiller’s timely photographs of great moments from the 1960s, from movie stars to
politicians, providing an all encompassing snapshot of this defining decade in history.
In 2012 Schiller, renowned as a documentary filmmaker, film and television producer, writer and collaborator with
authors such as Norman Mailer, authored a new book entitled “Marilyn and Me: A Memoir in Words and Photographs,” a series
of his recollections of his fateful meeting with the tragic star. “Marilyn and Me,” a limited edition (1,962 copies), was recently
published by Taschen and is now on sale. Schiller has been on the interview circuit for this new book, including the cover of
Vanity Fair and appearances on all of the major news programs.
Heather James Fine Art is located at 45188 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert and features a wide array of art ranging from
Impressionist and Modern art to Post-War and Contemporary, American, Latin American, Old Master, Photography and Design.
For more information about the gallery and upcoming exhibitions, please visit our website www.heatherjames.com or contact the
gallery at 760-346-8926.