Marilyn Monroe prints go on show in Bournemouth

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Between Takes, The Misfits, 1960©Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
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Between Takes, The Misfits, 1960©Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos

Eight previously unpublished Marilyn Monroe prints have gone on display at the Westover Gallery in Bournemouth.

The limited edition pictures were taken from photographs captured by Eve Arnold in the late 1950s and early 60s.

Six of the images in the exhibition, entitled Marilyn, were taken during a two month-long session when Monroe was filming for The Misfits in 1960.

Ms Arnold worked with Monroe for a 10 year period which started in 1952 at a shoot for Esquire magazine.

Having photographed presidents, prime ministers, movie stars and the Queen, Ms Arnold said she had a special affinity with Monroe, whom she met when they were both relatively unknown.

"She was going places but she hadn't arrived," Ms Arnold said.

"It became a bond between us… Marilyn was very important in my career. I think I was helpful in hers too.

"She liked my pictures and was canny enough to realise that they were a fresh approach for presenting her - a looser, more intimate look than the posed studio portraits she was used to in Hollywood."

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