Show Business: MM: Still Magic

Since her death ten years ago this week, Marilyn Monroe has attained the pop pantheon of nostalgia. Books have been written about her, poems have apostrophized her and artists from Andy Warhol to Claes Oldenburg have portrayed her in painting and sculpture. Now, to celebrate—and cash in on—her legend as the last of the movie sex goddesses, Los Angeles Journalist Larry Schiller has collected 185 photographs of Marilyn by 15 top photographers for an exhibition at Los Angeles' David Stuart Galleries.

As the samples on this page indicate, the photographs trace Marilyn's growth from teen-ager to star, catching her in all of...