Whether photographing Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe or immigrants newly arrived in New York, photographer Dennis Stock had an extraordinary ability to capture the essence of the American experience. A Magnum photographer for over fifty years, Stock once said that “The heartbeat of good photography is discovery.”

Here, Monroe is captured during a visit to the set of Desiree, where she visited the film’s star, Marlon Brando, who she was alleged to have had an affair with.

Marilyn Monroe watching the shooting of Desiree, directed by Henry Koster. 1954.

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