It is said that a man who is tired of London is tired of life!


But what would you call a man who does not think she is simply beautiful?


Taken by a trusted friend on location while she filmed her first leading role for Niagara in 1953, this picture has never been seen by the public before. It shows the 27-year-old actress on the brink of international stardom. The man behind the camera was Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder, Monroe’s make-up artist .

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I have the book and also the DVD of ‘My Week with Marilyn’ but somehow the fact that another actress was chosen to play this star bothers me tremendously. Almost sacrilege.

 In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. — (C) Weinstein