Lawrence Schiller recalls Marilyn’s nude poolside shoot
In an intimate first-hand account, Lawrence Schiller talks to CBS Sunday Morning about the poolside shoot that made his name, when Marilyn Monroe, determined to reclaim fame from the rising star of Elizabeth Taylor, jumped into the water in a skin-colored bathing suit, and emerged out of the pool in...nothing.
The images, at once voluptuous and coy, splashed over Life magazine, and sent sensual ripples around the world. But as he explores the workings of media and celebrity that orchestrated the shoot, Schiller reveals as much about the actress’ struggle with her own insecurity, identity, and “darkness” as he does as about the making of these iconic pictures.
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