Marilyn Monroe came to New York in 1956 to study acting with Lee Strasberg, after a very short marriage to baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio ended in 1954. In the serious world of New York actors, Monroe fell into the orbit of playwright Arthur Miller, who she married on June 29, 1956. Living in city, the couple rented a simple farmhouse in Amagansett for the 1957-58 summer seasons. During that blissful newlywed time, she called herself MMM for Marilyn Monroe Miller. When she ordered cosmetics over the phone at she’d call herself “Mrs. Miller” and she was often seen driving around town in her black ’56 Thunderbird convertible with their Bassett Hound, Hugo. Marilyn is documented here in these rare photographs shot by Sam Shaw in the summer of ’57. Shaw took more than 900 photos of Marilyn that hot July, nearly 60 years ago.
(Photos, Sam Shaw; via Patch)