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The photographer is Milton H Green and I believe the year is 1954.
The story goes something like this (according to : The Archive Store )
These images from the 'Ballerina' series, one of Milton & Marilyn's most recognized collaborations was taken in 1954 at Milton's New York City studio. Clothing designer, Ann Klein, sent various outfits to Milton's studio for Marilyn to wear, however all the outfits were 2 sizes too small. All of the poses in this sitting amusingly deal with Marilyn's problem of holding up the ill-fitting toule and satin dress. The most recognized image from this sitting was chosen as one of Time/Life's 3 most popular images of the 20th Century along with Albert Einstein & Winston Churchill.
Here is another shot from the same series
I used to have a framed poster of this shot. Well it's still in the house just not in my studio. It was "borrowed" several years ago by my now 19yr old daughter who liked the ballerina.
Not too long ago it was again "borrowed" by my 8yr old daughter who also thought the ballerina was pretty