Size: 16 x 20 inches
Artist: Boris Grinsson
This is the original French poster for the 20th Century Fox documentary on Marilyn Monroe. Directed by Henry Koster in 1963, the film features Rock Hudson narrating a compilation of clips from Marilyn's most celebrated movies. The documentary traces her early studio beginnings to her final screen moments in the unfinished "Something's Got To Give". The poster is linen backed and in very good condition. It shows signs of being folded in four.
About Marilyn Monroe: "In 1926 a girl was born in the charity ward at the Los Angeles County Hospital who would become one of the most celebrated and enduring icons of all time – Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jeane Mortenson’s childhood was volatile as she was passed from family members to family friends and frequently stayed in orphanages as a result of her mother’s mental health. To avoid another orphanage stay a family friend orchestrated a marriage proposal when she was sixteen years old. When her husband was sent to the Pacific with the merchant marine, Norma Jeane began working on an assembly line at an aeronautical plant.
In 1945 a photographer took a snapshot of the stunning brunette while at the factory and within months she became a successful model securing dozens of magazine covers and a screen test with 20th Century Fox. Studio executives, directors and photographers immediately recognized her ability to capture and hold the attention of anyone on the opposite end of a camera lens. By the end of 1946 her hair had become a platinum shade of blonde and her name was changed to Marilyn Monroe."