Sneak Peek: The Celebrity Images in Douglas Kirkland’s Photography Exhibition are Incredible

Douglas Kirkland remembers his photoshoot with Marilyn Monroe perfectly. “She said, ‘I know what we need,’” he tells me. “‘We need a bed, a white silk sheet, and Dom Perignon. And I won’t have anything on but that white silk sheet.’ That was very exciting for a young man like me.” Monroe was one of Kirkland’s earliest subjects as a young photojournalist working for Look magazine and later for Life, as was Elizabeth Taylor. Now, at 82, he has captured intimate portraits of some of Hollywood’s most iconic stars, from Charlie Chaplin to Audrey Hepburn to Meryl Streep to Jack Nicholson.