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George Barris (American, b.1928)
LOT ID: 74937
Marilyn Monroe in White Robe: From the Last Photos, 1962

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
14 х 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm.)
Signed, lower left. Stamped on verso.
Print/Casting Year 1987
Lot description
"Marilyn Monroe in White Robe". Photograph by George Barris of the stunning Marilyn Monroe from the "Last Photos" series taken in 1962.

C-print, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm). Hand signed lower left and stamped on the verso.

This photo was taken on Santa Monica beach in the summer of 1962, as part of story Barris was doing for Cosmopolitan Magazine. This was in addition to a collaborative book between Monroe and Barris, which would later be printed after Monroe's death. Sadly these were some of the last photos ever taken of Marilyn Monroe.

“George Barris grew up in New York City before the World War II. His interest in photography was lifelong, and as a young man he worked for the U.S. Army's Office of Public Relations. Many of his photographs of General Eisenhower were published. After the war, he became a freelance photographer and readily found work in Hollywood. He photographed many stars of the 1950s and 1960s, including Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra. He is perhaps best known for his work with Marilyn Monroe, however, with whom he was collaborating on a book at the time of her death. As part of this project, he is believed to have taken the last photographs of Monroe while she was alive. He did not allow these to be published until many years after her death.” [wiki]
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