The Essential Marilyn Monroe. Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

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Milton H. Greene (1922-1985), famous for his fashion photography and celebrity portraits from the golden age of Hollywood, met Marilyn Monroe on a photo shoot for Look magazine in 1953. 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. By the time their relationship had ended in 1957, the pair had produced two feature films, in addition to more than 5,000 photographs of the iconic beauty. 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.

Greene passed in 1985, thinking his life’s work was succumbing to the ravages of time. His eldest son, Joshua, began a journey to meticulously restore his father’s legacy. A photographer himself, Joshua spent years researching ways to restore his father’s photographs as well as cataloging and promoting Milton’s vast body of work all over the world. As a result, Joshua established “The Archives,” a company committed to the restoration and preservation of photography. After spending nearly two decades restoring his father’s archive, Joshua Greene and his company are widely regarded as one of the leaders in photographic restoration and have been at the forefront of the digital imaging and large-format printing revolution.

Now Joshua Greene, in conjunction with Iconic Images, presents The Essential Marilyn Monroe. Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions. With 280 photographs, including many never-before published and unseen images, newly scanned and restored classics, as well as images that have appeared only once in publication, Greene’s Marilyn Monroe archive can finally be viewed as it was originally intended when these pictures were first produced more than 60 years ago. These classic sessions – 50 in all – cover Monroe at the height of her astonishing beauty and meteoric fame. From film-sets to the bedroom, at home and at play, Joshua has curated a lasting tribute to the work of a great photographer and his greatest muse.

Poignant and powerful, joyful and stunning – these breathtaking images of an icon stand above all the rest. The Essential Marilyn Monroe. Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions is sure to be a book that will become the platinum standard in photography monographs.

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Milton H. Greene (1922–1985) zdobył rozgłos dzięki fotografii mody i portretom gwiazd złotej ery Hollywood. W 1953 roku, podczas sesji zdjęciowej dla magazynu „Look”, spotkał Marilyn Monroe. Natychmiast nawiązali ze sobą dobry kontakt, szybko stali się bliskimi przyjaciółmi i ostatecznie wspólnikami w interesach. W 1954 roku Monroe rozstała się z wytwórnią 20th Century Fox i wraz z Miltonem założyła firmę produkującą filmy – Marilyn Monroe Productions. Ich znajomość zakończyła się w 1957 roku, lecz do tego czasu wspólnie zdążyli stworzyć dwa filmy pełnometrażowe i ponad 5 tysięcy fotografii. Wykonane przez Miltona portrety Marilyn odznaczają się wyjątkową naturalnością, gdyż często wykonywane były w sytuacjach prywatnych.

Milton H. Greene zmarł w 1985 roku, w przekonaniu, że praca jego życia nie przetrwa próby czasu. Jednak już parę lat później jego najstarszy syn, Joshua rozpoczął prace nad odbudowaniem dorobku ojca. Spędził lata na archiwizowaniu jego zdjęć i promowaniu ich na całym świecie.

Teraz Joshua Greene prezentuje The Essential Marilyn Monroe. Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions – zbiór 280 fotografii wykonanych ponad 60 lat temu, w tym wiele nigdy wcześniej nie publikowanych, ukazujących Monroe w rozkwicie jej urody i sławy.