Love At First Snapshot: Elizabeth Taylor

Milton H. Greene met Richard Burton during the Broadway run of the 1960 Lerner and Loewe production of Camelot. Marilyn Monroe’s publicist, Arthur Jacobs, had been brought on to do the PR and hired his old friend Greene to photograph rehearsals and performances for the album, playbill and a subsequent story in Life Magazine. Milton’s…

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Lens Of A Rising Star: Audrey Hepburn

While under assignment for Life Magazine, Milton H. Greene was hired in 1951 to photograph the young star of the hot Broadway production of Gigi. A then 22-year-old Audrey Hepburn did a wonderful series with her wearing her Gigi, sailor-inspired costume. The pre-movie star Hepburn kicked and smiled, jumped and posed for Milton and he…

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Celebrating Milton H. Greene’s 100th Birthday

You know a lot of us are superstitious about the number 22. It means everything from love to good fortune or that you already have a large quantity of good luck following you through your life. Milton H. Greene was born in 1922 and today he would have been 100 years old. In honor of…

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Reframed: Marilyn Monroe CNN Special

Reframed: Marilyn Monroe CNN Special

the archives helps shape marilyn monroe documentary A year and a half ago, the production crew that was hired by CNN to film a Marilyn Monroe documentary contacted us. After getting a detailed overview, we recommended various content providers, in addition to the Archives. They also expressed interest in interviewing my mother, Amy Greene, for…

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Film Vs Digital Photography – What’s the Difference?

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Film and Digital Photography Each Have their Own Unique Properties Over the past decade or so, digital photography has replaced traditional film photography. The main difference between film vs. digital is how the photos are stored. While conventional photography uses positive and negative film as the medium for capturing pictures, digital photography uses a digital…

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“If you can’t light it with one light, then you can’t light it.”

Photographing a subject on a shadowless, white background became a signature look for fashion and portraiture starting in the 1950s. Milton’s mantra was “if you can’t light it with one light, then you can’t light it.” This held true for the light hitting the subject. But it had nothing to do with lighting the white…

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We’ll Always Have Paris

Milton H. Greene was passionate about five things: beautiful women, Paris, food, fishing, and his family. In 1951 while running down a staircase from one Paris collection to another, he passed one of the models, Nelly Nyad. They both stopped and eyed one another. Milton introduced himself as a photographer, she said she was a…

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Top Outdoor Portrait Photography Tips

Outdoor portrait of Steve McQueen

Get Started with Outdoor Portrait Photography Outdoor portrait photography can be rewarding yet challenging for many photographers. Throughout the mid-20th century, Milton Greene pioneered on-location photography, which meant that he had to master the art of outdoor portrait photography. With his trusted analog camera in hand, he captured some of the most intimate and never-before-seen…

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Old Photo Restoration: The Process

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Milton H.Greene was a legendary photographer whose work was featured in many publications such as Look and Vogue magazine. Through his talented ability to capture personalities, he brought his subjects’ to life in each of his photos. According to his son Joshua, although much of Milton’s work was published, he died heartbroken that many of…

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What Midcentury Fashion Really Looked Like

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Midcentury styles are not just for furniture – and nobody captured the era more perfectly than Milton Greene, famous for his fashion and celebrity photography during Hollywood’s golden age. From conservative designs to simple yet elegant ways to accentuate your natural features, here are ten examples of what midcentury fashion looked like in its heyday,…

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