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A complete collection of Bert Sterns famous "Last Sitting" photoshoot.

A beautiful haunting photo of Marilyn Monroe from her last photoshoot by Bert Stern

Marilyn Monroe the Last Sitting photo Bert Stern, 1962.

Photographer Bert Stern's three-day session with the famous blonde was a return to form for the glamour queen after a few difficult years...

Marilyn Monroe - The Last Sitting - June 1962 for Vogue by Bert Stern

"She was the color of champagne, the color of alabaster. We were ready to begin" - Bert Stern

Over the years, Stern gave various accounts of what happened that day.


10/07/1962 Marilyn in Chinchilla par Bert Stern - Divine Marilyn Monroe

Oct. 7, 1962: Marilyn Monroe in Chinchilla by Bert Stern - The Last Sitting, day 2 (img. gallery)

Stern convinced her to pose nude with scarves as they drank champagne and listened to the Everly Brothers. The shoot went on until 7h00 the following morning. Stern was very happy with the photos. Although he shot nudes, they had an innocence about them. - Wright

The shoot was for Vogue, which had Stern on a contract that required him to fill 100 fashion pages a year and afforded him an additional 10 pages for personal projects. Stern proposed Monroe as a subject, she and the magazine agreed, and he set up an impromptu studio at the Hotel Bel-Air, expecting to receive only a few minutes with her.