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Lawrence Schiller (b. 1936) began his career as a photojournalist for Life, Time, and Paris Match, photographing some of the most iconic figures of the 1960s, from Marilyn Monroe to Barbra Streisand, from Ali and Patterson to Redford and Newman. His book projects include five New York Times best sellers, Marilyn & Me, Barbra, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer. He is an award winning photographer, film director, and bestselling author.
In 1962, he was invited by Paris March to photograph Marilyn Monroe on the set of Something’s Got to Give. This shoot resulted in some of Schiller’s most iconic images, capturing a nude Marilyn Monroe filming a pool scene for Something’s Got to Give. “You’re already famous, now you’re going to make me famous,” photographer Lawrence Schiller said to Marilyn Monroe as they discussed the photos he was about to shoot of her. “Don’t be so cocky,” Marilyn replied, “photographers can be easily replaced.” At only 25 at the time, his portraits of Marilyn Monroe kickstarted his career as a photographer and were used on the covers of leading magazines.
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