About the Images

Jock Carroll was a Canadian former fighter pilot and war correspondent and increasingly successful journalist and photographer.

Marilyn Monroe was a young actress on the verge of Hollywood superstardom and shooting her first major dramatic role in "Niagara", a dark thriller set around, and shot at, locations near to the Falls.

The assignment was for the Canadian Weekend Magazine, which commissioned Carroll to spend a couple of days on set with Monroe, photographing her as he went. The two hit it off: Carroll struck by her youth and beauty, and Monroe intrigued by his tales from Korea and the news desk.

The result was a fascinating collection of shots, some posed, some candid, but all capturing the essence of what Marilyn was at the time. They contain lots of beauty and lots of glamour, but also lots of the personality which was such a part of the Monroe appeal.

After the magazine article appeared, the photographs were archived until they appeared as "lost photographs" in a (now out of print) book published in 1996, the year after Carroll's death.

We are delighted to have acquired the copyright in some of the best of these images. They have never before been available for sale commercially, and we are now offering a selection of them exclusively in very Limited Editions as our Marilyn at Niagara Collection. They are only available from us through this Website or by visiting our Gallery in London at 313 King's Road, Chelsea.