Cult (Marilyn Monroe „triptych”)
Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Bob Marley.....
What is the common one between the listed people? We may face their portrait anywhere on the world. In shop-windows, on advertisements, on posters, on films...
A cult may refer to a cohesive social group devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding population considers to be outside the mainstream. In common or popular usage, "cult" has a positive connotation for groups of art, music, writing, fiction, and fashion devotees (see Cult following), but a negative connotation for new religious, extreme political, questionable therapeutic, and pyramidal business groups. For this reason, most, if not all, non-fan groups that are called cults reject this label.
The literal and traditional meaning of the word "cult" is derived from the Latin cultus, meaning "care" or "adoration."In English, "cult" remains neutral and a technical term within this context to refer to the "cult of Artemis at Ephesus" and the "cult figures" that accompanied it.
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962; baptized Norma Jeane Baker) was an American actress, singer, model, and a sex symbol.
After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early roles were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received; as her career progressed, she became known as a sex symbol. She was praised for her comedic ability in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and The Seven Year Itch, and became one of Hollywood's most popular performers.
The typecasting of Monroe's "dumb blonde" persona limited her career prospects, so she broadened her range. Her marriage to baseball player Joe DiMaggio failed. While married to playwright Arthur Miller, she studied at the Actors Studio and formed Marilyn Monroe Productions. Her dramatic performance in William Inge's Bus Stop was hailed by critics, and she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot.
The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose has not been ruled out, while conspiracy theorists argue that she was murdered.
In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.(Source: wikipedia)
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Jonathan_Tree (0) 2009-03-12 1:40
Very interesting scene. Original composition. Funny work. Good sharpness.
Cretense (68695) 2009-03-12 1:48
Very impressive and very original daily life scene! Great idea and realisation! Excellent framing and composition, perfect light managment and beautiful colours! Congratulations!
snunney (89018) 2009-03-12 2:19
An interesting and unusual composition, which when red in conjunction with your note, tells us much about the world and its people. Good composition with the inclusion of the window gazer. Fine colours and sharpness.
portmanndominic (2400) 2009-03-12 2:31
original composition the pictures of Marilyn in the bookshop , good colors and frame and as usual informative note
Have a good day
TopGeo (38208) 2009-03-12 2:35
Very interesting scene. Excellent composition with shop Splendid report in the M.M and intelligent the parallel note the picture has perfect crop and interest frame Great idea and realisation
aadilj (18102) 2009-03-12 2:39
She seems to be surprised George! I like the way you have seen and captured this one. its nice and has good lights and colours
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-03-12 3:35
An astonishing and well composed image, which makes it possible to see the window and the reflection of the frontages. A good pretext for a captivating note. Cheer.
Have a nice day
carper (96) 2009-03-12 4:22
good art photo George.
a well seen shot, nice reflection and a very good composition.
very nice and unusual. I like it, have a nice day.\
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-03-12 4:33
Nice catch, and interesting view.
Nice details too to discover, I like a lot,
Have a nice day,
mesutilgim (88504) 2009-03-12 4:42
Hi dear Georg,
Wonderfull pov and very nice compo with good pictorial geometry and nice warm colors.
Very good notes as well. Another perfect TE job !
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (103565) 2009-03-12 4:51
Good use of the principle of 3 in this superb triptych of Marilyn Monroe. A very informative note. Excellent framing & sharpness. Tfs!
ymrk (14955) 2009-03-12 10:06
Heyyyyy!Very artistic and very different shot!Have a perfect outlook of you!Have a nice weeks!
hay_kes (30856) 2009-03-12 12:50
Very beautiful shot vith good lighting nd repetition.TFS.
Havae a nice day,
bobocortis (15988) 2009-03-12 15:39
The available light was not much, but you've managed it very well.
Great sharpness on the women's hair.
Pleasant to see.
paura (47166) 2009-03-15 4:44
Well composed and fully artistic composition here, friend. Details are very nice to show the interesting image. Well done!
danyy (0) 2009-03-15 14:27
bel hommage à cette femme parmis les femme, ce personnage culte dont rien n'égale sa séduction. Elle se mêle aux reflets de cette grande ville.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2009-03-17 6:58
I couldn´t help myself, but a quick look at your gallery disclosed this great photo, very well seen!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-12 1:39