This beautifully natural and charismatic image of Marilyn with her husband, Arthur Miller, was taken by John Bryson in Los Angeles in 1960. It is an original vintage black & white photo, which is matted and framed with the original Christie's lot sticker attached to the back of the frame. It measures 13 x 9.5 inches and features Bryson's handwritten inscription in ink hidden in the border, as follows: "The Miller Family After a Hard Day's Rehearsal - From John Bryson, January, 1960".
This spectacular photo was originally LOT 340, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe", Christie's, New York, Sale Number 9216, October 27th and 28th, 1999.
John Bryson was a prolific photojournalist, who spent 8 years as a photographer and photo editor at Life Magazine before turning freelance. He is renowned for candid and dynamic celebrity portraits and had an innate ability to win the trust and affection of the rich and famous. His book 'The Private World of Katharine Hepburn" is a seminal and celebrated work. Bryson also photographed Ernest Hemingway (famously kicking a beer-can in the snow), Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev and Salvador Dali wearing a crown of sausages.