Marilyn Monroe – Negligee Sitting (ED-021)

The Essential Marilyn Collection
Milton H. Greene
  • In 1953, Milton was sent to Los Angeles on assignment for _Look Magazine_ to photograph a budding actress named Marilyn Monroe. "The Evening Dress Sitting" depicting Marilyn, in an evening wear and mink stole was one of six sittings photographed that first meeting. (Tree, Mandolin, Nude, Rock Sitting and some candid images were shot during that assignment) To Marilyn's surprise, she realized that day that color photography's wonder boy was in fact "just a boy" to which Milton replied "you're just a girl." That small gesture of recognition laid a foundation for their enduring friendship. This photograph captures a certain innocence in Marilyn that has drawn in people for generations. An image from this sitting was published in the CD booklet of the "Blonde" soundtrack produced in 2001.Pin_it_button