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Bert Stern and Marilyn Monroe's last session - new from Taschen

by John Rabe | Off-Ramp

Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel Air, 1962. Bert Stern/TASCHEN

6/27/2013 UPDATE: Bert Stern died yesterday at his Manhattan home. He was 83. Here's our 2011 conversation.


Marilyn Monroe didn't become an icon on her own. She had co-conspirators -- the photographers whose cameras loved her. Taschen has just published a huge new book of Monroe's last portrait sitting, taken for Vogue magazine by Bert Stern just six weeks before she died. Stern and Monroe worked together for three days at the Hotel Bel Air, which is where Tachen unveiled the new book. Bert Stern was the guest of honor and he talked with Off-Ramp host John Rabe.


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