Izabella Zaydenberg. Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe had a complicated relationship, but he does credit her for making Playboy a success. Unfortunately, she did that without any say in the matter. Hefner claimed that Monroe put Playboy on the map, as that debut issue with her on the cover sold out in December According to a High Snobiety interview with Pierre Vudrag, owner of vintage poster and art retailer Limited Runs , the photos were taken by photographer Tom Kelley in , four years before the photos were actually used in Playboy. She had two conditions, though: that he actually paid her, and that his wife was with them the whole time, to ensure that nothing inappropriate would happen.
Rare Marilyn Monroe photos, including an early nude, hit auction block
Rare Marilyn Monroe photographs, some nudes, hit auction block
By Carly Stern For Dailymail. Gentleman who prefer blondes have long gone wild for an iconic nude photo of Marilyn Monroe, in which the actress poses nude, her legs curled beneath her and her arm raised up on a red velvet sheet. Several other photos of the stunning blonde bombshell are also on display, and all of the originals can be purchased by private buyers who have a few million bucks lying around. Scroll down for video.
By Marisa Dellatto. May 27, am Updated May 27, am. The Hungarian photographer was known for his work with the bombshell actress and sex symbol. Hosted online by Nate D. Sanders , the auction ends May 28 at 5 p.
Nowadays, it is really hard to discern something natural and real from the edited, altered and photoshopped. It has been speculated that the famous actress did have some plastic surgery performed on her chin and possibly her nose, despite popular belief. Either way, every talk of her photos stirs up controversy and much attention to this day, proving that some stars shine bright even long after they are gone. As difficult as it may seem to fathom, regarding the modern trends, sex used to be considered quite a taboo subject in Los Angeles. When Monroe met the photographer responsible for the iconic pictures, Tom Kelley , she was reportedly late with her rent payments and had her car in repossession.