British photographer Cecil Beaton‘s photos of Marilyn Monroe which he took in 1956. He spent three months trying to organize the shoot and despite this she still rocked up an hour and a half late. Marilyn did her own makeup for the shoot and turned up with 2 dresses, a simple black dress and a white evening gown.
This is how Cecil Beaton described the photo shoot:
The initial shyness over, excitement has now gotten the better of her. She romps, she squeals with delight, she leaps onto the sofa. She puts a flower stem in her mouth, puffing on a daisy as though it were a cigarette. It is an artless, impromptu, high-spirited, infectiously gay performance. It may end in tears.