This third selection is unique in that it illustrates the conditions under which the previous photos were taken. We see Douglas KIRKLAND and Marilyn MONROE in a photo studio around a large white bed. The artist is sometimes hung above the void to capture each movement of the star. You can feel a certain complicity. Marilyn is relaxed, focused and this is reflected in the final shots. They are printed in more intimate formats, related to the subject. They let us to have a look behind the scenes of a moment that has become mythical. You have to imagine the scene in the sixties, between 9pm and 1am, Champagne, the music of Frank Sinatra and Marylin, naked in a bed. Douglas Kirkland confides in an interview about the atmosphere and connection between him and Marilyn during this session. He describes this moment as « very hot », the star was playing his charms and a real connection is established.