Milton H. Greene

For over four decades, Milton H. Greene made his mark as one of the most celebrated photographers in the world. Born in New York in 1922, Greene began taking pictures at the early age of 14. By age twenty-three, he was referred to as "Color Photography's Wonder Boy."

Greene's work in the fifties and sixties appeared in Life, Look, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue.

Greene's most noted work is with Marilyn Monroe. They first met in 1953 on assignment for Look Magazine. In 1956, they formed Marilyn Monroe Productions together, which produced "Bus Stop" and "The Prince and the Showgirl." By the end of their 4 year relationship, he had photographed her in 50 different sittings producing over 3,000 images, some of which have never been published.

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Ron Wood, David Bowie & Iggy Pop

#FineArtFriday – Ronnie, Bowie and Iggy, by Milton Greene

Milton had decided he was moving to San Francisco in 1980. One of the very last sittings he did at the house on 78th Street was a spontaneous one. He was working with an art dealer who brought over an entourage of Rock Stars, literally. Keep in mind, Milton did not necessarily know their music, but he was no stranger to people who were authentic.

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Marilyn Monroe

#FineArtFriday – Marilyn Monroe, by Milton Greene

American actress Marilyn Monroe during a cocktail party at the Greene family home in Beverly Glen, Los Angeles in June, 1956. One evening, they invited reporters and press in for a cocktail party. This was the first occasion Marilyn wore the iconic Nardiello black satin spaghetti strap cocktail dress.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Proud Galleries, 32 John Adam St, London WC2N 6BP

11th May - 24th June 2018

Proud Galleries is pleased to present ‘Up Close with Marilyn: Portraits by Milton H. Greene’, an exhibition of rare photographs of Marilyn Monroe, captured by celebrated photographer Milton H. Greene.

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