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Rare Shots of Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra Part of Nine Displayed Images at MGM Grand Gallery

Marilyn Monroe
Renowned photographer, Jeff Mitchum, hosted a private preview event for his upcoming Hollywood Collection at the MGM Grand gallery on New Year’s Eve. The stunning collection features one-of-a-kind images of classic Hollywood stars and movie sets rarely seen in print (Pictured: Marilyn Monroe)

James Dean
James Dean

Scattered around the gallery were nine dazzling images of old Hollywood glamour, beautifully re-mastered from the original studio negatives. Originally captured almost a century ago, the images are recreated using today’s printing techniques and colorized accordingly by use of Mitchum’s creative oversight. Of note are rarely seen shots of Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball during the height of their modeling careers as well as a young Fred Astaire enjoying a round of golf.

Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball

Living up to his notorious attention to detail, Mitchum framed each image in airplane grade aluminum and personally signed the prints, completing the museum-quality collection. This is the only time the images have been produced and sold with the original negative, making the prints unique collectors’ items.

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

The collection will be unveiled and available to the public in early 2014.

Side Entrance to Jeff Mitchum Gallery
Side Entrance to Jeff Mitchum Gallery

Jeff Mitchum is a renowned international landscape photographer whose images have graced the Smithsonian Institute and the Getty Museum. Mitchum and his work have also been featured in National Geographic, The Rangefinder and other publications.

In addition, Mitchum’s critically acclaimed “Israel Collection”, shot during a period of 24 years and showcasing the stunning natural beauty of Israel’s dramatic landscapes, is being inducted into the Jerusalem Museum, Masada Museum and the Galilee in 2012.

Self taught, Mitchum is known for capturing the stunning beauty of nature and dramatic landscape through the use of natural light and bringing it to people’s everyday lives through his world-class panoramic photography. Inspired by men such as Ansel Adams and John Muir, his perspective and unique style in print is an extension of a commitment to perfection. In fact, in fine art photography circles, Mitchum is known as the “Ansel Adams of color.”