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George Barris (American, b.1928)
LOT ID: 74935
Marilyn Monroe on the Beach, 1962

Silver Print, gelatin silver print
10 х 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm.)
Signed, stamped, signed on right, stamped on verso.
Print/Casting Year 1987
Lot description
George Barris, Marilyn Monroe 1962, on the beach. From The Last Photo Shoot. Original silver print, 8x10 in. Hand signed by the photographer, stamped on the verso.

As part of a photo shoot commissioned by Cosmopolitan Magazine, Barris photographed Marilyn Monroe just a couple of weeks before her demise. Marilyn was only 36 when these last photos were taken of her.

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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