The Misfits: Story of a ShootPhotographs by Magnum photographers, with text by Serge Toubiana and an interview with Arthur Miller

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This book tells the story of the making of the legendary film The Misfits (1961), directed by John Huston and starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.

As part of the promotional strategy for the film, The Magnum photographic agency was given the exclusive right to take photographs during the shooting. Eight of its most famous photographers covered the production, both on and off the set.

Two hundred of their pictures are reproduced in The Misfits in rich duotone, providing both a fascinating documentary of the making of a film and an intimate portrait of three of the most famous film stars of all time.

The photographs are accompanied by an essay recounting the tragic and triumphant story of the film and an interview with Arthur Miller, husband of Marilyn Monroe and writer of the movie.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 250 × 184 mm (9 7/8 × 7 1/4 in)
  • Pages: 192 pp
  • Illustrations: 0 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714861074

Arthur Miller was one of America’s leading dramatist. His plays include Death of a Salesman (1940), The Crucible (1953) and A View From the Bridge (1955). He is also the author of a novel, Focus (1945), and several non-fiction works. Miller adapted the screenplay for The Misfits from his own short story.

Serge Toubiana is Director General of La Cinémathèque Français. He is also the co-author of several books about the cinema, including the biography Truffaut (1999).

"A must for photography and Monroe fans alike."—British Journal of Photography