Two utterly amazing human beings who were professional collaborators and personal friends. He wielded enormous influence on her career and her screen persona. This photo represents, for me, the most delirious nexus of the dance and film worlds; nothing that Astaire or Kelly achieved, however great, speaks [to me] as powerfully. Here we have Jack Cole, who in his art delved fearlessly into the fray of sex and gender role-play. He guided the most powerful symbol of female sexuality to ever appear on film — Monroe. Her other working mentorships are well known: the Russian Natasha Lytess, the Strasberg method-acting clan. But following “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” Marilyn trusted one coach like no other — the choreographer Jack Cole.
Thank you, curcumperficio.net, for the photo
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