Inside "The Essential Marilyn Monroe" Book
Discover never-before-seen photos of Marilyn Monroe taken by Milton H. Greene, restored by Joshua Greene
Written by Kasey Caminiti
Page 42, Nude, September 1953
Taken during their first sitting for Look magazine, this series was shot after the entourage from Look had left. Milton loved to use props in his photography. Here Marilyn is wearing one of Amy’s sweater coats, a favorite of Milton’s. At the time, many of these photos were considered too risqué for Look magazine, which ended up only publishing a few of the pictures of her sitting on the floor. Here, notice Marilyn is sitting on the floor or kneeling, the result of a sprained ankle.