This fantastic candid portrait shows Marilyn in a white bath robe outside the townhouse location for 'The Seven Year Itch' in 1954. Hundreds of adoring fans had gathered on the opposite side of the street to catch a glimpse pf their idol. It is a silver gelatin print on double-weight fiber paper, which was produced, under the guidance and approval of Barris, by One West Publishing. The print is editioned '22/50' on verso, signed by George Barris in the image on the bottom right hand corner and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from OneWest Publishing.
Barris first met Marilyn in 1954 on the set of The Seven Year Itch, and the two become firm friends. This photo, originally shot in the summer of 1954, provides a wonderful candid look behind-the-scenes of one of Marilyn's best and most loved films.
George Barris was born on June 14th, 1922, in Manhattan, New York City. When his brother bought him a box camera for his 6th birthday, he began a lifelong love affair with photography. He has captured unforgettable images of icons like Steve McQueen, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Clark Gable and Elizabeth Taylor.