I’ve always been fascinated by the backstory on this iconic photograph by Richard Avedon. Would you like to know why Marilyn is sad, sort of, here? This is why:
â€śFor hours she danced and sang and flirted and did this thing thatâ€™sâ€”she did Marilyn Monroe. Then there was the inevitable drop â€¦ she sat in the corner like a child, with everything gone.â€ť And he clicked his shutter once more. â€śI wouldnâ€™t photograph her without her knowledge of it. And as I came with the camera, I saw that she was not saying no.â€ť
I wish someone would give Marilyn Monroe a puppy or something, you know?