Patt Morrison: Lawrence Schiller bares Private Marilyn
Lawrence Schiller’s resume reads like few others. He has directed, produced and written for television and movies; he has worked for Life magazine, Time, Newsweek and The Saturday Evening Post and he collaborated with the iconic writer Norman Mailer.
Although Schiller worked for years as a photojournalist, he didn’t begin to exhibit his own photographs until 2007. The seeds of his newest book, “Marilyn & Me” were sown when Schiller was hired to take pictures of the legendary actress Marilyn Monroe when he was just 23-years-old.
He ended up shooting Marilyn several times near the end of her career, on movies sets and even after her untimely death at the age of 36 in 1962. “Marilyn and Me” includes Schiller’s photographs and personal recollections of the troubled superstar.