Marilyn Monroe – Ballerina Sitting B&W (B-15)

The Essential Marilyn Collection
Milton H. Greene
  • The “Ballerina” series is one of Milton & Marilyn’s most recognized collaborations and was created in October of 1954 at the New York studio. Clothing Designer Anne Klein sent various outfits to Milton’s studio for Marilyn to wear, however all the outfits were 2 sizes too small. All of the poses in this sitting amusingly deal with Marilyn’s problem of holding up the ill-fitting tulle and satin dress. Marilyn was in New York for the opening of the ‘Seven Year Itch.’ This Black & White version of a color image captures Marilyn appearing angelic yet seductive, a look that became legendary and defined her appeal. With her toes pointed inward, a smile on her face and a finger on her chin, Marilyn evokes the demure child playing dress up. Pin_it_button