Mai multe fotografii cu Marilyn Monroe, când avea 27 de ani, realizate de make-up artistul ei, au fost făcute publice, scrie Daily Mail.
La începutul carierei cinematografice, Marilyn era foarte nervoasă înainte de filmări. Artista îl ruga pe Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder să o fotografieze înainte de filmări pentru că acest lucru o relaxa şi o calma. Imaginile nu erau menite să fie publicate.
Snyder a machiat-o pe Marilyn Monroe timp de 16 ani şi i-a fost un prieten apropiat. Make-up artistul a realizat zeci de fotografii cu Marilyn la filmările peliculelor „Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, „The Prince and the Showgirl”, „Niagara” sau „Something’s Got to Give”.
Julien’s Auction House va vinde mai multe fotografii rare din colecţia privată a lui Allan Snyder.
Charming unseen photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by her trusted make-up artist to get her to relax on a film set have emerged for sale.
So trusted was Synder that Monroe often asked him to photograph her because it helped calm her nerves before filming.
The amateur shoots brought her to life and these images show a 27-year-old Monroe totally at ease, wearing a low-cut red T-shirt and a cream skirt.
They are a world away from the international sex symbol she went on to become.
The pictures were taken on the film set of the 1953 movie Niagra, one of her first leading roles. The famous Niagra Falls can be seen in the background.
Snyder was Monroe’s professional and personal make-up artist for 16 years and there is a photo of him putting make-up on her face.
He was an important part of her inner-circle and was a pallbearer at her funeral in 1962 as he had promised her he would be.
There are dozens of pictures from the sets of other films including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Prince and the Showgirl, Niagara and Something’s Got to Give.
The archive includes letters and other ephemera and is expected to fetch thousands of pounds when it all goes under the hammer at auction.
Darren Julien, of Julien’s auctioneers, said: ‘Whitey Snyder died in the 1990s and these items have come from his estate, so they have never been seen before.
‘Whitey was Marilyn’s make-up artist for 16 years and had unlimited access to her.
‘They met when Monroe had her first screen test at 20th Century Fox in 1946.
Mr Julien said: ‘These calendars used to sell for about 300 or 400 dollars but recently they are going for up to $6,000.
‘This one is in good condition and Marilyn couldn’t do anything about the picture being licensed because she had no control over it.
‘But in a way it was the picture that helped launch her career.’
The archive will be sold in Beverley Hills, California, during a two-day sale starting on March 31