© MILTON H. GREENE
It was taken in 1954 at Milton’s New York City studio shortly after Marilyn had arrived for the opening of The Seven Year Itch. Marilyn wears Ann Klein, though the dress is too small. All of the poses in this sitting amusingly deal with Marilyn’s challenge to hold up the ill-fitting tulle and satin dress. The result is an iconic series of images.
Marilyn Monroe by Ed Feingersh in NYC. (1955)
There is always so much I want to say about the death of Marilyn Monroe, mostly because of all the controversy that lags behind it. Suicide? Overdose? Its so cruel to make such unknown assumptions that this beautiful and kind hearted human being could harm herself in such uncanny ways. I believe and always will believe she was murdered, and it saddens me to believe this, but just knowing that she was taken so unfairly and tragically its heart wrenching. The year of 1962 was turning into a happy time for her, she was discovering herself and her new found freedom, a home and the comfort it brought her. And just like that, it was over. I will always see that glow that emanated from her, and picture her turning around with a surprised expression, ending in only to express kind eyes and a warm smile. “Goodnight honey”, she said in a breathy tone. “Norma Jeane was always a butterfly. She was beautiful all her life, within and without. Like all beautiful butterflies, she had to fly away.” (June 1st, 1926-August 4th, 1962)
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Turkey (by Mehmet Güney)
Amanda Seyfried for Clé de Peau Beauté