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My Favorite Pinups

Marilyn Monroe and Stephanie Q

milton-h-greene-marilyn-monroe--large-msg-122965128879 What you see here is one of my favorite pics of Marilyn Monroe.

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

Today I'm cruising through Model Insider, checking out the newest image uploads and 21 yr old Canadian model Stephanie Q posts these pics.

8577-4e308b92d60f2This is an excellent take on a set of shots that I love. It's not a direct reproduction as you can see, but it captures the essence and theme of "Ballerina Sitting"
Stephanie and AXS images do an excellent job of capturing that special combination of innocence, allure vulnerability, sensuality, and sex appeal.
Marilyn Monroe was my first crush, my first pinup, my first. well use your imagination
Stephanie Q and AXS sparked a nice memory of a great picture of Marilyn and that made for a good start to my day.
I'll be keeping an eye on Stephanie Q. you just might see here featured here again

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