Marilyn Monroe – The Last Sitting – by Bert Stern (1962)

Self-taught American commercial photographer Bert Stern (1929-2013) is best known for The Last Sitting, a collection of 2,500 photographs taken for Vogue of Marilyn Monroe in 1962. The photo shoot took place at the Bel Air Hotel for a three-day period just six weeks before her death. The book The Last Sitting was published in 1982 and again in 2000.

During his career he also photographed Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Drew Barrymore and Lindsay Lohan (recreating The Last Sitting), among others, in addition to his work for advertising and travel publications.

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, 1962 via

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