Date of birth : January 15, 1912, New York City.
Date of death : April 5, 1999, Westwood, New Jersey.
Practise : photographer and friend of Marilyn since 1951.
Place of living : Tappan, Rockland County, New York.
: Tappan, Rockland County, New York.
Photographer in New York City, the Fox often asked him to take publicity pictures.
His wife was named Ann Shaw.
He made a documentary on Joe DiMaggio.
in 1953 he took a picture of Marilyn on the set of "How to Marry a Millionaire?" :
In 1941, Sam Shaw had took pictures of sailors with their girlfriends at the Coney Island steeple-chase (New York City) for Friday magazine. The cover showed one of the girls, the skirt blowing in the wind. Shaw suggested to reproduce this image in "The Seven Year Itch".
He took pictures of Marilyn in May
1954, in New York, while she attended a performance in Broadway.
St Regis Hotel
Press conference for "The Seven Year Itch"
with the reporters
with Irving Berlin
with Earl Wilson
with Tom Ewell
with other people
On May 13, 1954, at the St James Theater, after the performance of "The Pajama Game", in the dressing-room of the actress Carol Hainey
At the Club 21
On September 9, 1954,
Marilyn arrived in New York for the shooting of "The Seven Year Itch".
Mechanics and policemen
white top and shorts
Mae West dress
After having moved in New York in the middle of the 50's, she regularly met Shaw and his wife. It was him who introduced Marilyn to the Rostens.
He was present on January 7,
1955 when Marilyn announced to the press the setting up of the Marilyn
Monroe Productions :
It was also him who, after having visited Marilyn at the hospital at the end of Summer 1957, advised Arthur Miller to make a movie based on his short story "The Misfits", specially for Marilyn. He convinced Miller that it would be an ideal way to prove that Marilyn was a talented drama actress. Since then, Miller had always refused to write screenplays.
Premiere of "The Seven Year Itch" on June 1, 1955 :
Pictures in New York, June, 12 1957
in the store
in a snack
on a bench
on the lake
Pictures in Amagansett
with Hugo the basset hound
Pictures at Hampton Beach
in the sea
in the sea
on the beach
On the beach
in the car
On May 12, 1957 at Ebbet's Field, he took pictures of Marilyn, who kicked off a football match, the USA playing Israël :
In 1958, he visited her on the set of "Some Like it Hot" ;
"Marilyn Monroe as the Girl : the Making of The Seven Year Itché, Sam Shaw, New York, Ballantine, 1955.
"The Joy of Marilyn", New York : Exeter, 1979.
"Marilyn Among Friends", with Norman Rosten. New York : Henry Holt and co, 1987.
"Marilyn - the New York Years". Lardon. 2004.