Jock Carroll was a Canadian writer and photographer who worked for Weekend Magazine, a popular Sunday newspaper supplement in Canada. It was on assignment for this publication in 1952 that he met Marilyn Monroe while she was filming her twenty-first film, "Niagara." Carroll became so smitten with the star that he shot dozens of photographs of her, but only a few were published at the time. The rest remained unseen for over forty years until Carroll's family published a book titled 'The Niagara Photographs Jock Carroll' in 1996. Christie's is proud to offer the following eleven lots of original negatives, plus all their associated copyrights, from Jock Carroll's now-celebrated "Niagara" photographs, many of which have never before been published. Additionally, each lot includes recently printed photographs from the negatives for visual purposes.
Buyers should note that the publishers of the above mentioned book, 'The Niagara Photographs Jock Carroll' (Stoddart/Friedman, 1996), retain the rights to republish the book including future editions. Buyers should also note that certain uses of these photographs may require permission from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe which holds the rights to her name and likeness.