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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...

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

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

"Then we started to take pictures with these scarves and jewellery, and I had to figure out the lighting"- Stern