Rare Pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn to go on Exhibit

| by Michael Allen

British photographer Cecil Beaton's work from the 1920s to the 1960s will go on exhibit next month at the Museum of the City of New York. His showcased work will include rarely seen photos of Aundrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol and others.

Working as a staff photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Beaton shot some of the most famous and enduring stars.

The show, which starts on October 25, will include a striking Eliza Doolitle-staged Audrey Hepburn from 1963.

There is also a self-portrait of the London-born socialite, knighted in 1972, swinging from Brooklyn Bridge's ironwork.

There is also a picture of Andy Warhol next to transsexual Candy Darling, taking a walk on the wild side as their personas almost blend together.

Besides his photography, Beaton was famous for designing the costumes for the hit 1956 musical 'My Fair Lady.' He won a Tony for Best Costume Design for the musical in 1957 and went on to win Academy Awards for his costumes for 'Gigi' and 'My Fair Lady.'