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.