ICONIC 1953 Original Photo MARILYN MONROE "Breakfast in Bed" by ANDRE de DIENES. 11" x 11.75" Antique Gelatin-Silver.
"BREAKFAST in BED" by Andre de Dienes. An INCREDIBLE, Vintage 1950's Original Photograph of Marilyn Monroe as captured by renowned Hungarian-American photographer Andre de Dienes. Born in Transylvania in Austria-Hungary, de Dienes worked for many prestigious organizations including the Associated Press, Esquire, Vogue and Life magazines. In the mid-forties Dienes met the nineteen-year-old Marilyn Monroe (then called Norma Jeane Baker) who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snivelys Blue Book Model Agency.He became one of the first photographers to shoot the girl who would become the most famous woman of the 20th Century. The two would collaborate on several photo shoots until their last in 1961. The offered photograph is an absolute GEM and is one of Dienes most iconic works of Marilyn - the shot titled "Breakfast in Bed" from his 1953 photo shoot with the star actress at the Bel Air Hotel.
It shows Marilyn spread out in the bed, NUDE covered just in sheets as she holds an egg over a milk glass. And best of all, the offered photo is a period TYPE I original from Dienes that was made in the 1950's by his own hands! The doubleweight photo measuring an oversize 11" x 14" is one from his estate. Unlike many of the later-issued restrikes that are made on newer paper, our offered exemplar is a true "vintage" 1950's specimen and has several credit stamps used by Dienes over the years including the 1950's style stamping (note that there are a plethora of worthless fakes of Dienes' Marilyn photos on the internet).
Our photo is in outstanding excellent condition and boasts striking contrast and crisp clarity. Simply put, this is a world-class Marilyn Monroe photograph and one of the very best our firm has publicly offered.Thanks in advance for your professional courtesy and cooperation. "Please allow time for images to load". We are collectors, dealers, authenticators and conservationist of fine vintage photography and memorabilia for over 30 years and have handled some of the world's finest photographs. If you have never bought from us, please give us a try and join over 30,000+ customers. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed!
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