The catalogue present a selection of 140 images most of which have never before been published, of the famous star, a myth and icon of the 20th century, and of her contemporary friends and actors. The photographs recreate magic and charmly recollections that accompany us on an itinerary of discovery, as we draw nearer to Marilyn. The authors of the photographs are Sam Shaw and his sun Larry. The father had his first contacts with the world of the cinema in 1950, and met Marilyn in 1951 and from then never abandoned her. From him the famous sequence of the skirt blown up by hot air. Since 1958 Larry become close assistant of his father. This collection is a perfect example of a family archive that bears witness to the spirit of an epoch, both in Hollywood and in Paris. A third of the shots are devoted to Marilyn Monroe, chosen from Shaw's unpublished portraits, and a hundred are photos of the "friends".