Photography

Greene, Milton H. (1922 - 1985)

Milton Greene first began as a fashion photographer alongside Louise Dahl-Wolfe before turning into the portraitist of cinema celebrities, capturing their elegant yet natural expressions. But it was his close friendship with Marilyn Monroe and the images remaining from it that distinguished his work. They both met on a shoot for Look magazine after the actress had declared: ‘I saw some of the most beautiful pictures I'd ever seen. I'd like this photographer to photograph me.' - ‘Well, here he is.’ She looked him over and immediately riposted, ‘He’s just a boy!’ At the time, Milton Greene was 31 and Marilyn Monroe, 27. They instantly became friends and she moved in with the Greene family in Connecticut where they formed their own production company, working together on Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl. Together they built beautiful improvised sessions of the actress in a ballerina tulle dress, in a swimming pool or with an unzipped white dress. Surprisingly, despite the sensuality of the sitter, there is no sexual tension in those images. Marilyn Monroe has never seemed so natural and radiant, relaxed by the trustful and friendly photographer.

Tags / Milton H. Greene - American Photographer - Portrait - Cinema - Celebrity - Natural - 1950s
Milton H. Greene, Audrey Hepburn, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Audrey Hepburn, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Grace Kelly, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Grace Kelly, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Paul Newman, 1965
Milton H. Greene, Paul Newman, 1965
Milton H. Greene, Ava Gardner, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Ava Gardner, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Bette Davis, 1952
Milton H. Greene, Bette Davis, 1952
Milton H. Greene, Sammy Davis Jr., 1965
Milton H. Greene, Sammy Davis Jr., 1965
Milton H. Greene, Frank Sinatra, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Frank Sinatra, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Catherine Deneuve, 1965
Milton H. Greene, Catherine Deneuve, 1965
Milton H. Greene, Jane Fonda, 1965
Milton H. Greene, Jane Fonda, 1965
Milton H. Greene, Judy Garland, 1961
Milton H. Greene, Judy Garland, 1961
Milton H. Greene, Judy Garland, 1961
Milton H. Greene, Judy Garland, 1961
Milton H. Greene, Lauren Hutton, 1966
Milton H. Greene, Lauren Hutton, 1966
Milton H. Greene, Tony Curtis, 1961
Milton H. Greene, Tony Curtis, 1961
Milton H. Greene, Sammy Davis Jr., 1955
Milton H. Greene, Sammy Davis Jr., 1955
Milton H. Greene, Steve McQueen, 1969
Milton H. Greene, Steve McQueen, 1969
Milton H. Greene, Marlene Dietrich, 1952
Milton H. Greene, Marlene Dietrich, 1952
Milton H. Greene, Nancy Sinatra, 1966
Milton H. Greene, Nancy Sinatra, 1966
Milton H. Greene, Marlene Dietrich, 1952
Milton H. Greene, Marlene Dietrich, 1952
Milton H. Greene, Ava Gardner, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Ava Gardner, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Carry Grant, 1958
Milton H. Greene, Carry Grant, 1958
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1955
Milton H. Greene, Claudia Cardinale, 1963
Milton H. Greene, Claudia Cardinale, 1963
Milton H. Greene, Faye Dunaway, 1967
Milton H. Greene, Faye Dunaway, 1967
Milton H. Greene, Romy Schneider, Black Hat, 1963
Milton H. Greene, Romy Schneider, Black Hat, 1963
Milton H. Greene, Black Sitting, Marilyn Monroe Holding a Glass, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Black Sitting, Marilyn Monroe Holding a Glass, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Black Sitting, Marilyn Monroe Looking Over Shoulder, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Black Sitting, Marilyn Monroe Looking Over Shoulder, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Black Sitting, Marilyn Monroe with Glass, Leaning on Elbow, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Black Sitting, Marilyn Monroe with Glass, Leaning on Elbow, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe (from The Ballerina Sitting), 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe (from The Ballerina Sitting), 1953
Milton H. Greene, Untitled (Legs Crossed), 1953
Milton H. Greene, Untitled (Legs Crossed), 1953
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, Ballerina Sitting, New York, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, Ballerina Sitting, New York, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, White Dress, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, White Dress, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, Wicker Sitting, New York, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, Wicker Sitting, New York, 1954
Milton H. Greene, Anita Ekberg, 1951
Milton H. Greene, Anita Ekberg, 1951
Milton H.Greene, Dorian Leigh, 1950's
Milton H.Greene, Dorian Leigh, 1950's
Milton H. Greene, Sharon Tate, 1967
Milton H. Greene, Sharon Tate, 1967
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe, 1956
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