"This was David Bowie’s first night (ever) in the United States. I am the one waving in the photo. David was great. He went to dinner with me, my brother and my parents. This photo was taken in my parent’s living room in Silver Spring, MD. Later that night he came to my house and spent the evening."
Peter Mangone passed away on December 11, 2012. However, he lived to oversee the printing of his historic pictures of Marilyn Monroe and the publication of our catalog.
The exhibition will continue as planned – a fitting tribute to Peter and the remarkably candid pictures he took one day in 1955 of his idol, Marilyn Monroe.
It is five and a half minutes of grainy eight millimeter footage, but in that time we can see more of the true nature of Marilyn Monroe than in many of her longer and better known films. The film was shot in 1955 when Marilyn Monroe was 29 and Peter Mangone was 15.