This volume is a presentation of 150 rare photographs of Marilyn Monroe in her prime. Her friend, James Haspiel, acquired the originals over several decades and caringly preserved them. There are glamour shots, unpublished stills from her first screen auditions, "candids" by her fans, tests of costumes - some of them considered too revealing by the studio bosses for 1950s audiences, and many more photographs of her in private and in public, exclusive to this book. The book has an introduction by the author on Marilyn's early life and work, and the circumstances of each photograph is carefully detailed. James Haspiel is the author of "Marilyn: The Ultimate Look at the Legend".