SIX weeks after Bert Stern took these pictures in June 1962, Marilyn Monroe died.
The set became known as The Last Sitting. Sten and Monroe spent three-days at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. He took 2,500 photos.
Said Stern, who died in June 2013:
“It was a one-time-in-a-lifetime experience to have Marilyn Monroe in a hotel room…”
In the point-click-and-publish digital age, Monroe would never have looked so good:
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