First in Hungary – Douglas Kirkland – Mythos and Legend –  Manor House @ Budapest

“Coco Chanel” and „An Evening with Marilyn Monroe”

by Douglas Kirkland

Viewable: March,17. – May, 10. 2020. – Open: Noon – 7 p.m.  

Hungarian House of Photography – Manor House @ Budapest

District, VI., 20. Nagymező Str. 

Douglas Kirkland (1934) known as photographer of film and stars in the 60s and made a name for himself with photos to the present day by photographing many Hollywood celebrities, such as the American actress Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and many other Hollywood legends.

In 1961, during one night, he recorded 55 shots of Marilyn Monroe for Look magazine. Of course, Marilyn Monroe has been the subject of countless photographs … not without being one of the greatest stars of the mid-20th century, but perhaps of all cinema. Even after so many years, Marilyn Monroe photographs are as delighting as she was when she first set foot in Hollywood. In 1961, Marilyn Monroe, 35, was at the peak of her career. With amazing successes (Some Like it Hot,  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bus Stop,  My Week with Marilyn, Failures and Successes and so on. She filmed these films with private setbacks (three miserable marriages, including those with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller) behind her. See, admire the “MovieVille” rare snaps of Marilyn Monroe.

Also can be viewed Kirkland’s series of 1962,  when he spent 21 days taken sixty episode of Coco Chanel. One of the  notable quotes:  … “Fashion fades, only style remains the same” by Coco Chanel. 

“French fashion designer and businesswoman born 1883-1971., was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. She was credited with the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style … (source wikipedia)

Kirkland have had been shooting more than 100 films and has been featured in legendary films such as 2001: Space Shuttle, Butch Cassidy and The Puppy Sundance, Far from Africa, Titanic or Great Gatsby. His works have been exhibited all over the world, from the National Portrait Gallery in London to the GeorgeEastman Museum.

The Manor House features a legendary series of two special women. These two grand series prove that Douglas Kirkland’s oeuvre is a unique treasure trove of Hollywood celebrities and pop culture for the past half century.

Locals and foreigners are mnore than welcomed to see the exhibition, if you are around rollinginbudapest. 

Update Aggie Reiter

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