In a new book, “The Essential Marilyn Monroe,” Milton H. Greene’s son, Joshua Greene features 284 of his father's images with 176 images never before being seeing by the public.
Milton is best known for his fashion and celebrity portraits, including shoots with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Audrey Hepburn. He passed away in 1985 believing his images would be lost with time, however with many hours of restoration work, the images have found a second life.
In 1953, Milton met Monroe while on assignment shooting for Look magazine. The pair immediately hit it off becoming friends and later as business partners. Marilyn Monroe Productions was established and the pair produced films such as “Bus Stop” and “The Prince and the Showgirl.”
Through the years Milton and Monroe took thousands of photos, and this book features images from 50 of those photoshoots. Monroe can be seen in a myriad of settings, from ballerina dresses to swimming pools, and in both color and monochrome. Published this month by ACC Art Books, the new book currently has a perfect five-star rating on Amazon and currently ranked second in books.
Sixty-plus years after these images were taken, they can finally be enjoyed as they were meant to be: printed.