There are countless iconic images of Marilyn Monroe but this has got to be my favorite. The way she looks, from her gyspy-like outfit to her facial expression, is subliminally seductive and trademark Marilyn. But what I love most is the photographer’s direction: picking an unusual location, which is a palmistry center, and posing her with her palms out, as if inviting the viewer to read the lines on her hand and look into her future. Monroe certainly led a colorful life, albeit one with a fateful end.
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