1 of 49 portraits of Marilyn Monroe
by Antony Beauchamp
glossy bromide print, 1951
162 mm x 182 mm
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- Antony Beauchamp (1918-1957), Photographer; second husband of Sarah Churchill. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
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In 1949 Beauchamp married the actress Sarah Churchill and moved to Los Angeles. Here he was introduced to Monroe, through her agent Johnny Hyde (1895-1950). Over two weeks he photographed her; some featured a home-made yellow bikini. The photographs featured in numerous publications from 1952 to 1956. Pageant magazine featured an 'international gallery of Beauchamp Beauties' where the photographer described Monroe as 'particularly sure of herself, and meticulously aware of every angle.'