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President’s Week Sale
Starting Monday, February 16th (Presidents Day) through February 22nd, you can get a limited edition print of Marilyn Monroe holding a portrait of her hero, Abraham Lincoln for $525 (30% off its $750 regular price) and receive a ‘Marilyn Monroe Ready for an Evening Out’ Advance Continuous Tone (ACT) Print as our gift to you (a $150 value). ‘Marilyn Monroe with a Portrait of Lincoln' is part of the 'Portraits of an Era collection and is limited to an edition of 500. On a Los Angeles street in 1954, Milton H. Greene took this image of Marilyn Monroe in the back of a Cadillac holding a portrait of her hero — Abraham Lincoln. Jack Benny gave the car to Marilyn for appearing on his television show. This image was published for the first time in 1996 in The Archives’ best-selling book Milton’s Marilyn. It was not exhibited until the release of 'Portraits of an Era' in 2001.
More about the photo above...
It’s 1954, and Marilyn Monroe stands in her shiny black Cadillac – given to her in lieu of payment for a television appearance. The car’s top is down, and palm trees in the background indicate she’s in her hometown, Los Angeles.
Welcome to The Archives Blog!
We're very excited to offer another avenue to reach our fans, friends and customers. Check back for posts on everything from photography tips, fun stories about celebrity photo shoots, updates on what The Archives are working on, information on Sales and Specials or anything else myself or my crew feels is important or interesting.
I originally started The Archives in the mid-1990's as a way to protect and restore my father, Milton H. Greene's photographic legacy as well as to provide curating services for the 300,000 images in my father's collection. During this long, strange trip, I have become an expert in estate curation and helped usher in the digital imaging and large format printing revolution in Fine Art Photography.
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- Joshua Greene
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