Feb 28, 2012

Marilyn Makes A Wish In New Cannes Poster

Sneak Peek photographer Otto L. Bettmann' s ghostly image of late actress Marilyn Monroe in the back seat of a car blowing out a candle on a birthday cake, promoting the 65th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, running from May 16 -27, 2012 :

"...fifty years after her death, 'Marilyn Monroe' is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary. Each of her screen appearances sparks the imagination. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality – a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary. 
She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss. The Festival is a temple of glamour and Marilyn is its perfect incarnation. Their coming together symbolizes the ideal of simplicity and elegance..."

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