There will surely be much fanfare to mark the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, Aug. 5, 1962. For starters, there’s a new book, “Marilyn by Magnum” (Prestel Publishing, $29.95). The Magnum photographic cooperative was founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour.
In the book, we see the work of Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold, Inge Morath, Philippe Halsman, Bruce Davidson, Dennis Stock, Bob Henriques, Erich Hartmann and others.
The images range from glamorous portraits to intimate candids to Marilyn working on movies. Says Magnum: “In richly toned black and white as well as lustrous color, these photographs reveal Marilyn’s uncanny ease in front of the camera.”
Talking shop: The Met’s Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Baz Luhrmann directed videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada.
Screenworthy: Richard Linklater’s black comedy “Bernie,” starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey, looks well worth seeing. I missed screenings because of all the festivals in town but am hoping to catch it asap.
Sunnyside Upton: Kate Upton goes retro glam with an Old-Hollywood inspired photo shoot at the Beverly Hills Hotel in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar.