Taschen are reissuing Andre de Dienes, Marilyn, one of the finest photography books on Monroe, in a compact, two-volume edition with slip-cover.

Isbn 978383652710-1, Hardcover in 2 slipcases, 848 pages.

The collection shows photos and secret memoirs of Marilyn Monroe’s first photographer and lifelong friend Adre de Dienes. He started to photograph her during their many adventures together in every possible natural setting in his original, inspired style. He soon built up a huge portfolio of stunning photographs which helped to launch her model career and, a few years later, a film career that was to make her a legend.

The memoirs tell a beautiful story of love and friendship from the point of view of someone who knew Marilyn intimately; describing the transformation from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe.