My week with Marilyn
I wish this happened with me , but at least I saw the movie..After which I went into researching on it a bit..that usually happens with every movie I end up watching..if I like it then I shall check its quotes, read about the character and understand the history
like here I got to know more about Milton Greene
At the age of twenty-three, Greene was referred to as “Color Photography’s Wonder Boy”.Greene was initially renowned for high-fashion photography, but he is best known for his portraits of artists, musicians, film-, television- and theatrical celebrities. His ability as a director enabled him to capture the qualities that personified the real person, as he converted his vision into photographic art.
Milton and Marilyn first met in 1953 on a photoshoot for LOOK magazine. At 31 he was already a well know fashion and celebrity photographer and at 27 she was just graduating to leading roles and would soon marry Joe DiMaggio.
Greene, who always saw MM’s potential as a dramatic actress formed a collaboration with Marilyn and invited her to his place, It was while living there and later in a hotel in New York that Marilyn escaped Hollywood, the press, and the dumb, sexy blonde persona on which her career was based. She then began working with Milton to establish a business partnership that would seal her future. She also became part of a family.
One of their combined production ” Bus Stop and The Prince And The Showgirl ” is the subject of the current movie .For that hour and half I was under the spell of the movie. And certainly if the character is as gorgeous as Marilyn Monroe, I guess its not bad that I still am.
All images @Milton Greene. The book can be found here
from the movie
Sir Laurence Olivier: Marilyn, my darling, you are an angel and I kiss the hem of your garment but why can’t you get here on time for the love of FUCK?
Marilyn Monroe: Oh, you have that word in England too, ha?