Douglas Kirkland in Moscow


Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man New York, 1988 ©Douglas Kirkland/Photo Op

‘Marilyn, with her sweet intuitiveness, made it easy,’ recalls Douglas Kirkland of a magical evening, November 17, 1961, spent with the most famous movie star in the world at the time. ‘She simply said, “Okay, I know what we need. We need a bed with white silk sheets and nothing else, and it will work. But,” she added, “the sheets must be silk.”’ The iconic series of silky, luxurious images they made that night now provides one of the highlights of Kirkland’s first exhibition in Russia, ‘Behind the Scenes: 60 years of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe, and Coco Chanel’. Over those 60 glamorous years, Douglas Kirkland’s shot on the sets of more than 170 Hollywood classics, from the ‘Sound of Music’ in 1963 to ‘The Great Gatsby’ in 2013; nobody has captured the history of modern cinema quite like him.

More information at: Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography