Douglas Kirkland




Douglas Kirkland is a Canadian photographer who started his career, aged twenty four, as a staff photographer working for Look magazine. He is best known for A Night To Remember the famous photoshoot he took of Marilyn Monroe posing naked in bed in which he created a portfolio of over 50 photographs of her looking relaxed, happy and at ease.

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Photographic Career

Kirkland photographed a virtual who’s who of actors and fashion stars throughout his career including Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Julie Christie, Coco Chanel, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. He was also the onset photographer for a number of well known films including The Sound of Music, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Out of Africa, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and 2001 A Space Odyssey.


His work has been exhibited internationally throughout his career and is also in a number of permanent collections including the Smithsonian Museum Washington, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, National Portrait Gallery, London, the Eastman House in Rochester, the Houston Center for Photography and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

Kirkland currently lives and works in the Hollywood Hills of California.