Marilyn Monroe, Circa 1952, classic Pin-up photo © Bruno Bernard / courtesy of ‘Marilyn: Intimate Exposures’ by Susan Bernard

Marilyn Monroe at Proud Chelsea

I popped into Proud Chelsea last week to take a look at their latest exhibition: Marilyn: Intimate Exposures Photographs by Bruno Bernard.

On the walls I discovered photos I had never seen before and being a huge Marilyn Monroe fan, this felt very exciting. My favourite photograph was of Marilyn as a young woman still with her red hair, crouching down as she bandaged a dog’s injured paw. This image pretty much summed up the exhibition for me. It displayed the human nature beyond the glamour of this Hollywood star.

In every photograph Marilyn Monroe looks impeccable. Yet, the photos also allow us a chance to feel like we are getting to know her all over again. This is a beautiful exhibition and as it proves, 50 years after Marilyn Monroe’s death, true beauty never fades.

Marilyn Monroe, Circa 1952, classic Pin-up photo © Bruno Bernard / courtesy of ‘Marilyn: Intimate Exposures’ by Susan Bernard

Marilyn: Intimate Exposures Photographs by Bruno Bernard, Proud Chelsea, 1st August – 9th September 2012, www.proud.co.uk

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