Saturday, November 24, 2018

Behind the Scenes Photos of Marilyn Monroe's 'Red Dress Sitting' Series, January 1957

Milton Greene photographed Marilyn Monroe in this series, appropriately 
titled “The Red Dress Sitting” for Life Magazine in January 1957, after 
Marilyn had returned from her honeymoon in Jamaica with Arthur Miller.
This series produced several memorable images, displaying the playful 
eroticism that was apparent in all their work together. Marilyn teases with 
her hair in this sensuous image with one leg crossed in front, her elbow 
propped on the other. Her fiery red heels match her dress and pop perfectly 
against a black background.

Milton used a twin lens Rolleiflex with a 2.8 Planar lens and early Kodak E-3 
Ektachrome color positive film. No longer printable photographically, the 
original film was drum-scanned. This was the last photo session Marilyn and 
Milton did together.

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