A vintage gelatin silver photograph of Marilyn Monroe wiping away her tears on the day she announced to the press that she and husband Joe DiMaggio would divorce. it is signed in pencil, on verso, "Bernard of Hollywood" by photographer Bruno Bernard.
Bruno Bernard (1912-1987), also known as Bernard of Hollywood, was born into poverty on February 2nd, 1912, in Berlin, Germany. His studio at 9055 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles became a mecca for Hollywood's aspiring young actresses. He is credited with popularising pin-up photography and first photographed Marilyn, then Norma Jeane, in 1947.
Marilyn on Joe DiMaggio: “I expected a flashy New York sports type and instead I met this reserved guy who didn’t make a pass at me right away... He treated me like something special.”
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard. This item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe"
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