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Marilyn Monroe by George Barris, taken in 1962 on Santa Monica Beach, California. Hand signed and numbered. Barris was one of the last to photograph Marilyn shortly before her demise. This is an artist proof, edition of only 2.

From the Last Photos 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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Publication: Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962. Marilyn--her life in her own words : Marilyn Monroe’s revealing last words and photographs / George Barris. Secaucus, NJ : Carol Pub. Group, 1995. Steinem, Gloria. Marilyn / text by Gloria Steinem ; photographs by George Barris. New York : H. Holt, c1986.
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  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm.)
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