before there was marilyn, there was norma jeane

    by ali hoffman · February 23, 2011

    Back in 2002, TASCHEN came out with a lust-worthy photography book on Marilyn Monroe.  The downside: Even if you managed to get a hold of the limited-edition box set, the price tag probably scared you away. 

    Now, years later, the famed art book publisher is re-releasing Andre de Dienes' book of wistful photographs of the girl he once met named Norma Jeane. 

    Including journal-like memoirs by the fashion photographer, contact sheets, and a vast amount of style-inspiring shots, the reduced, two-book edition is bound for stardom… on your coffee table, that is.   

    get it here for $39.99  

    Tags: books, film
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