The Last Sitting

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The Last Sitting
Marilyn Monroe - The Complete Last Sitting cover.jpg
AuthorBert Stern
Annie Gottlieb
SubjectMarilyn Monroe
PublisherWilliam Morrow and Company
Publication date
October 1982

The Last Sitting is a book and photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe by photographer Bert Stern. The photo shoot was commissioned by Vogue magazine in late June 1962, taking place over three daily sessions, just six weeks before she died.

Bert Stern first published The Last Sitting in 1982. The book included many of the over 2,500 images that Stern had shot, including contact sheets with images Monroe had disliked and crossed out. In the book, Stern recounted being enchanted by Monroe until a near-intimate encounter after the second day of shooting; he then realized that she was deeply troubled.[citation needed]

In 2008 Stern shot recreations of the images used by Vogue — with actress Lindsay Lohan as the model—for the February 25, 2008 issue of New York.[1]

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Hardcover editions
Paperback editions


  1. ^ Fortini, Amanda (February 18, 2008). "Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe in "The Last Sitting"". Photographs by Bert Stern

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