George Barris (photographer)

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George Barris is an American photographer best known for his photographs of Marilyn Monroe.[1] He was from New York City before World War II.

Barris had a lifelong interest in photography, and as a young man he worked for the U.S. Army's Office of Public Relations. Many of his photographs of General Dwight D. 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, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Steve McQueen and many more.

He is perhaps best known for his work with Marilyn Monroe whom he photographed in 1954 on the set of the Seven Year Itch, in Santa Monica beach and the Hollywood Hills in 1962 "The Last Photos". George Barris was collaborating on a book titled: Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words at the time of her death. George Barris took the last photograph of Marilyn Monroe on July 13, 1962.[2]

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  1. ^ Trilling, Diana (21 December 1986). "'PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME A JOKE'". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "The last photo taken of Marilyn". Daily Mirror. August 8, 1962. p. 1. 

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