Iconic Images & The Little Black Gallery London presents ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’ starring Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene & Douglas Kirkland, 19 January – 27 February 2015
Milton H. Greene (1922-1985) made his mark as one of the most celebrated photographers in the world. Greene began taking pictures at the early age of 14. By age 23, he was referred to as “Color Photography’s Wonder Boy.” working for Life, Look, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue. Greene’s most noted work is with Marilyn Monroe. They first met in 1953 on assignment for Look Magazine. He photographed her in 52 different sittings producing over 5,000 images, some of which have never been published.
Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto, Canada. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s. Kirkland has worked on the sets of over one hundred motion pictures and his photography has been exhibited all over the world. The evening he spent with Monroe 54 years ago was sensual, intimate, and spontaneous, and it produced the famous series “An Evening With Marilyn Monroe.” According to Kirkland, the two of them shared a tension-filled shoot. He describes their time together as though they “were in a beautiful dance”.