8 X 10 Nude Photo Study Of Monroe By Bruno Bernard
EXCEPTIONAL EARLY 8 X 10 NUDE PHOTO STUDY OF MARILYN MONROE BY BRUNO BERNARD - Gelatin-silver 8 in. x 10 in. glossy print with photo credit on verso to “Globe Photos/ (Bruno) Bernard” and “Tourlanes Publ. Co.” which produced a variety of men’s cheesecake magazines in the 1940’s and 50’s. Marilyn Monroe (almost certainly still Norma Jean at this early stage) rarely looked more inviting than in this sensitive yet extraordinarily sexy nude study, revealing a perfectly curved derriere. Apart from the presumed men’s magazine publication, to our knowledge this spectacular image of Marilyn appears nowhere else apart from a lurid and questionable biography by Ted Jordan, Norma Jeane: My Secret Life with Marilyn Monroe, in which he wrongfully claims photo credit. Easily one of the great hidden treasures of Marilyn’s colorful history. Tiny staple holes in corners, and very minor margin bumps, Very Fine.