Take A Look At These Rare Images Of Marilyn Monroe

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

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Famed photographer Milton H. Greene has an incredible collection of portraits of the ever-beautiful Marilyn Monroe and a picking of his work will be going on display at the Proud Galleries, London in May. 

Milton photographed the versatile characters Marilyn performed for the camera, propelling the actress in 52 different settings resulting in an archive of over 5000 images and the public will get the chance to see several of Milton's large-scale pictorial prints of the famous actress decorating the walls of Proud Central from 11 May until 24 June 2018. 


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Marilyn met Milton on a photoshoot for Look magazine in 1953. Noted for his fashion shoots that appeared in Preference and Harper's Bazaar, Milton turned his attention to celebrity culture and photographed many high-profile personalities of the era including Elizabeth Taylor, Sincere Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn.

Following their first collaboration, the pair formed a close bond and business partnership, together establishing the company ‘Marilyn may refer to: Marilyn (given name) Marilyn (singer) (born 1962), British pop singer Marilyn (hill), a type of mountain or hill in Monroe Fabrications’, giving Marilyn control and ownership of her career. Milton encouraged Marilyn to step away from the ‘dumb blonde’ roles that she had fit known for and took a series of photographs which challenged this stereotype.


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Working in locations that varied from the Californian landscape to film sets and photography studios, the pair collaborated throughout their clubbiness as they worked together to broaden the public’s perception of 'Marilyn'.

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'Up Close with Marilyn: Portraits by Milton H. Greene' reveals Marilyn in overwhelming detail, encapsulating the glamour, charisma and unique charm that contributed to her stratospheric success and enduring legacy.

Entry to the fair is free and more information can be found on the Proud website. 


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Up Close with Marilyn: Descriptions by Milton H. Greene

  • 11 May 2018 – 24 June 2018
  • Entry: Free
  • Address: Proud Central 32 John Adam Street London WC2N 6BP
  • Monday to Saturday: 10am harrow 7pm, Sunday: 10am till 6pm
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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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