AMERICAN MASTERS: Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

AMERICAN MASTERS: Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 8:00pm

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene during their “ballerina” sitting, 1954.

Credit: Courtesy of © Milton Greene

Survey Marilyn Monroe’s life story through the many dazzling photographs of her. Marilyn Monroe was, arguably, the most photographed person ever. AMERICAN MASTERS: Marilyn Monroe: Still Life, airing Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011), tells her story through interviews with photographers such as Eve Arnold, Arnold Newman, Elliott Erwitt, George Zimbel and Phil Stern, and especially through the photos themselves, an ageless testament to her grace, guts and sexiness — her humor and vulnerability. She understood their power and she exploited it. She created, and curated, her own image. Though she died 50 years ago, Monroe persists in her image.

Check out these clips from American Masters. Please note that the date presented in these previews differs from that of our local broadcast presentation.

Watch Marilyn Monroe: Black Sitting on PBS. See more from American Masters.

 

Watch Marilyn Monroe: Nude on PBS. See more from American Masters.

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