Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photo to Debut at 'GOODBYE MARILYN,' 9/5-10/12

Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photo to Debut at 'GOODBYE MARILYN,' 9/5-10/12

A never-before-seen picture of iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe has been discovered in Los Angeles. The image will be unveiled at intermission of each show during the run of "Goodbye Marilyn: A Love Letter," which will enjoy its world premiere and run in Los Angeles September 5 through October 12.

"We attempt to see beyond the celebrity and try and capture Marilyn Monroe's humanity," Michael Phillips, the writer and director of "Goodbye Marilyn," says. "But essentially, this is a love letter to Marilyn who, 52 years after her death, still captivates."

The Marilyn Monroe image is from a private collection, and loaned to the production for public viewing during the show run. The photograph was taken in Banff, Canada in 1953; Marilyn fostered a relationship with the photographer, after he gave her a book of poetry - the very same book which was on her nightstand the day she passed away.

"'Goodbye Marilyn' captures Marilyn Monroe in the same way this picture does," says the owner of the image, who wished to remain anonymous. "It sees beyond the celebrity."

"Goodbye Marilyn" explores the last night of Marilyn Monroe's life, attempting to show her not as a celebrity, but as a person. Phillips has crafted a sensitive and intimate portrayal of Monroe, sure to delight fans and theatregoers alike.

"Goodbye Marilyn: A Love Letter" will be at the Working Stage Theatre, 1516 N. Gardner St, West Hollywood, CA 90046. Shows will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite; for more information on ticket sales, visit https://goodbyemarilyn.eventbrite.com and its Facebook events page at https://www.facebook.com/events/594445980676353/.

For more information on "Goodbye Marilyn: A Love Letter," visit http://GoodbyeMarilyn.com; the play can also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/goodbyemarilyn or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goodbye-Marilyn-A-Love-Letter/1497080960521909.

"Goodbye Marilyn" explores the last night of Marilyn Monroe's life. Essentially, the play is a love letter to Marilyn, attempting to show her not as a celebrity, but as a person. At times funny, sad, and exploring the full range of emotions within, "Goodbye Marilyn" is sure to delight audiences. Come see it for Marilyn; come say goodbye. For more information, please visit http://GoodbyeMarilyn.com; the play can also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/goodbyemarilyn or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goodbye-Marilyn-A-Love-Letter/1497080960521909.

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