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Laszlo Willinger (American, b.1909)
LOT ID: 69819
Young Marilyn (three works), 1949

Silver Print, Gelatin silver print
14 х 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm.)
Signed, and stamped on the verso. Blind stamped lower right margin.
Print/Casting Year 1990
Edition of 25 and 50
Lot description
A rare collection of three black and white photographs of a young Marilyn Monroe, taken in 1949 and 1950 by MGM studio photographer, Laszlo Willinger. These photographs were taken shortly before the transformation and launch of Marilyn Monroe's career in film. Two photographs are signed from an edition of 50. One photograph is unsigned from an edition of 25.

Glamour portrait image, taken c. 1950 after Marilyn's break out role in the film "All about Eve”. 11"x14", unsigned, stamped and numbered on the verso from an edition of 25.

Pin-up image in bathing suit taken c. 1949, size approx. 7"x13", on 11"x14" paper, hand signed, stamped, and numbered on the verso from an edition of 50.

Portrait image, taken c. 1949, 11"x14", hand signed, stamped and numbered on the verso from an edition of 50.

Laszlo Willinger brought a freshness and energy to his portraits and gave his subjects a quality of intelligence. Willinger's portraits of movie stars and celebrities during the 1930s and 1940s have become collectible and are appreciated as fine art.
Young Marilyn (three works) by Laszlo Willinger
  • Young Marilyn (three works) by Laszlo Willinger
  • Young Marilyn (three works) by Laszlo Willinger
  • Young Marilyn (three works) by Laszlo Willinger
  • Young Marilyn (three works) by Laszlo Willinger
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