marilyn monroe

Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, 1960

Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on the difficult set of the The Misfits, an extraordinary film with a unique atmosphere and notable for being the last picture for both Monroe and Gable. Gable died shortly after this photo was taken, and Monroe would follow him a year later. Clift's career had been on the decline since being involved in a car accident that permanently scarred and disfigured his face. So in a sense this film, made in 1960, marks the beginning of the end of the Classic era for me, capturing these once so brightly shimmering stars as they are fading. This is a big reason why this film is so important and so special to me, and I'm very glad I got this picture. What beautiful people they were.