© Milton H Greene

Douglas Kirkland and Milton H. Greene got their chance to explore more appeals possessed by the blonde actress.

Tunggul Kumoro   11 February 2016 12:00

Brilio.net - Even after 50 years of her death, the charm of the most iconic blonde, Norma Jeane Mortenson or popularly known as Marilyn Monroe is still worshipped to this day. Two notable celebrity photographers Douglas Kirkland and Milton H. Greene band together in their mutual affinityfor the blonde bombshell in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” an exhibition held at The Little Black Gallery, London.

The exhibition which runs from January 21 to February 27 displays the collection from Kirkland’s 1961 series, In Bed with Marilyn and Greene’s Ballerina Waiting Her Cue, Winsome in White Fur, NY and The Hooker Sitting, LA.

Greene preferred Marilyn to escape the dumb blonde stuff and he took series of picture of her in different character, while Kirkland focused on exposing the actress’s sexual appeal. Nonetheless, all the photos taken by both photographers successfully show how versatile and talented Marilyn Monroe was for carrying an unbearable bewitchment that only her could radiate.

Schenk's House, LA, 1953

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

The Rock Sitting, LA, 1953

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

Ballerina Awaiting Her Cue, NY, 1954

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

Marilyn Goes Oriental with Pekenese Dog, NY, 1955

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

Winsome in White Fur, NY, 1955

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

The Hooker Sitting, LA, 1956

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

The American Airlines Sessions, LA, 1956

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

In a Black Derby and Not Much Else, NY, 1954

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

As a Seductive Ballerina, NY, 1954

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

Playing with a Red Veil, NY, 1957

Photo: Milton H Greene/Archive Images

In Bed with Marilyn, 1961

Photo: Douglas Kirkland

In Bed with Marilyn, 1961

Photo: Douglas Kirkland

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