On May 24, 1954, Milton H. Greene and Marilyn Monroe collaborated on one of their most recognizable photoshoots – the Peasant Sitting. After combing through a 20th Century Fox prop closet on a beautiful weekend afternoon, the series was shot in a studio backlot on the French Village set featured in the film What Price Glory. 

Unlike many studio executives at the time, Milton knew Marilyn had the ability to be an excellent dramatic actress. To encourage his close friend, he photographed her wearing the costume donned by Jennifer Jones in her Academy Award-winning performance in The Song of Bernadette. 

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