Marilyn Monroe – Black Sitting (BLK-037)

The Essential Marilyn Collection
Milton H. Greene
  • This image of Marilyn Monroe is from the series known as "The Black Sitting," which remains the ultimate Monroe-Greene achievement. Marilyn was photographed before leaving for California to make _Bus Stop_ in 1956. With all its sexy fishnet stockings and provocative attitudes, it retains the saucy innocence of a girl playing dress-up. This subtle duality is central to the core of Marilyn Monroe's lasting appeal. The bustier and fishnet stockings, first used here, inspired the costume worn by Marilyn's character "Cherie" in _Bus Stop_, a film they produced as well. This evocative sitting was only shared with a hand full of close friends. The public did not see photographs from this sitting until 1973 when some selected images where printed in the Monroe/Mailer biography _Marilyn_.Pin_it_button