Marilyn Monroe – Ballerina Sitting (B-47)

The Essential Marilyn Collection
Milton H. Greene
  • This iconic image of Marilyn Monroe from the aptly titled "The Ballerina Sitting" is one of Milton and Marilyn's most widely recognized collaborations. It was taken in 1954 at Milton's New York City studio shortly after Marilyn had arrived for the opening of the _Seven Year Itch_. Marilyn wears Ann Klein, though the dress is too small. All of the poses in this sitting amusingly dealt with Marilyn's challenge in holding up the ill-fitting tulle and satin dress. Another photograph from "The Ballerina Sitting" was chosen by _Time Magazine_ as one of the three most popular images of the 20th Century.