Friday, August 29, 2014

Marilyn Monroe (illustrated by Max Rugers)

Marilyn Monroe was an American sex symbol in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. She is known from her career as an acrtess, model and singer, as well as from her untimely death.

She appeared in films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot as well as several others.

She died on August 5th, 1962.

In Sandman she appears in one panel in the first issue of the series. She appears in Mort Notkin’s dream, in which he is at a party dressed as a clown.

Marilyn Monroe appears in Sandman # 1, on page 31, in panel 4.

Max did a great job with this portrait. I like the close up perspective and I like her coy wink. The colors are a bit muted compared to some of Max’s other portraits and it works really well here. It’s always tricky to do a portrait of a real celebrity, but Max always seems to excel at this type of portrait and this is no exception.

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