A privileged witness to the glamorous spirit of the 1950s and 60s, Milton H. Greene photographed the greatest artists, actors, and personalities of the twentieth century, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Sammy Davis Jr., Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Groucho Marx, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Lauren Hutton, Alfred Hitchcock, Sir Laurence Olivier, Ava Gardner, Steve McQueen, Claudia Cardinale, Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Dizzy Gillespie, and Catherine Deneuve, amongst countless others. Renowned for his fashion photographs, Greene perfectly captured the fantasy, elegance, and beauty of his models, for which he secured assignments from major national publications and prestigious advertising clients.
But That’s Another Story: A Photographic Retrospective of Milton H. Greene reproduces, in their original clarity and integrity, pictures that have been largely unavailable since Greene’s death in 1985. Organized thematically, it features both the widely published fashion and celebrity series (including the campaign Greene shot for American Airlines in the 1950s) and some intimate backstage candids. A whole chapter is dedicated to photos of Marilyn Monroe, where some of her most iconic portraits mix with private moments from her life. Ultimately, Greene’s photography invites us back to an era when film and fashion, art and style were at their highest.
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Milton H. Greene (1922-1985) photographed for Look, Life, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and others throughout the 1950s and 60s, and won awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Art Directors Club. In recent years his work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., among others. He collaborated with Norman Mailer on Of Women and Their Elegance (Simon and Schuster, 1980), a fictional autobiography of Marilyn Monroe.
Joshua Greene is the president of The Archives, a company he created in 1993 to restore and market a 60,000-image collection created by his father. Before starting The Archives, Joshua Greene was a well-known professional photographer, whose work has been published in Vogue, House & Garden, Elle Decor, Victoria, and House Beautiful, among others. He is also the author of 15 books on food, gardening, and home furnishings.
Amy Greene, now retired, is a noted figure in the beauty and cosmetics world; she served as a beauty editor at Glamour for 10 years, helped develop the Beauty Checkers line with Henri Bendel, and coauthored the makeup guide The Successful Face with Molly Pomerance (Summit Books, 1985). She and Milton were married for more than 36 years and had two sons, Joshua and Anthony.