The original caption of this photograph reads: "Clad in a tightly-fitted gown, Marilyn Monroe glances over her shoulders on arriving at the Astor Theatre tonight for the benefit premiere of "East of Eden." Marilyn served as an usherette. The proceeds went to the Actors' Studio." This is a fine print of the original photograph. It is set in a gesso and wood frame which has been hand-finished by craftsmen using traditional 17th-century Florentine techniques. The frame is hand-painted in black.
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