Backgammon Board – Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene
Alexandra Llewellyn in collaboration with Milton H. Greene’s Archive and Iconic Images present an exclusive limited-edition backgammon board using 12 images most of which are unseen from Greene’s 1953 iconic portrait session of Marilyn Monroe. Monroe looking simply stunning in only her negligee and a diamond bracelet.
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” and his iconic images of Hollywood’s Golden Age were featured in every major magazine of the day, including Life, Look, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue.
In 1953, while on assignment for Look Magazine, Milton met Marilyn Monroe. The pair developed an instant rapport, quickly becoming close friends and ultimately business partners. In 1954, after helping her get out of her studio contract with 20th Century Fox, they created Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. Milton and Marilyn were much more then business partners, Marilyn became a part of the Greene family. There was magic in Milton and Marilyn’s working relationship. The trust and confidence they had in each other’s capabilities was on full display in each photo. By the end of their 4-year relationship, he had photographed her in 50 different sittings producing over 3,000 images.
- Handmade in the UK
- Casing of Macassar ebony, with inner casing of black poplar wood, inlaid with brass triangles
- Includes previously unseen images of Marilyn Monroe
- Milton H. Greene’s signature and the edition number are engraved on the triangles.
- Limited edition of only 10 boards
- The playing pieces are tiger eye and mother of pearl inlaid into polished brass
- Shakers are black leather, lined in suede, with a lip to ensure fair roll of the dice
- Dice are precision cut casino quality
- The board is tournament size, measuring 58cm x 38cm x 9cm when closed