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July 25, 2017
Born in New York in 1922, Milton Greene began taking pictures at the early age of 14. Although he was the recipient of a scholarship to the renowned Pratt Institute, a heightened awareness of the photographic image diverted his attention to the camera and its versatility. He soon apprenticed himself to the famous photojournalist and wizard of composition, Elliot Elisofen. Before long, his keen regard for fashion and the camera found him assisting Louise Dahl-Wolfe, the distinguished fashion photographer known for her unique covers and fashion pages for Harpers Bazaar.
The range of Milton Greenes subjects include such people as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Sammy Davis Jr., Sir Lawrence Olivier, Judy Garland, Paul Newman, Dizzy Gillespie, and Catherine Deneuve as well as many others. But it was his unique friendship, business relationship and ensuing photographs of Marilyn Monroe for which he is most remembered.