1st August – 9th September 2012
Monday to Sunday: 10am till 7pm
Proud Chelsea 161 King’s Road London
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On the 1st of August Proud Chelsea launched an exclusive exhibition from world-famous glamour photographer, Bruno Bernard: who is professionally known as the legendary “Bernard of Hollywood”. Bruno photographed Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars, but is best known for “discovering” sex-symbol Marilyn Monroe. Based on the book Marilyn: Intimate Exposures by Susan Bernard – a celebrity in her own right – this collection documents the transformation of fresh-faced and bright-eyed Norma Jean, into glamorous Marilyn Monroe with the “Pillow Case White” hair.
In 1946 Monroe first met Bruno Bernard as he was leaving a dentist appointment: Bernard invited the future actress for a “strictly professional” photo shoot and the rest is photographic and cinematic history. First a pin-up model, the 50s beauty later became a world-famous actress staring in films such as “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, “Some Like It Hot” and “How To Marry A Millionaire”. The star would later comment: “Remember, Bernie, you started it all.”