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Marilyn Monroe photographed on July 13th 1962 by George Barris.

“I recall the time where she - it was getting dark practically, very little light and she was on the sand there - the beach was practically deserted, I gave her this blanket to cover her - her legs with to keep warm and she was freezing and she says to me
"George” she says “George I’m really frozen” and I said “Marilyn I only have one roll of film left in the camera, let me make that one picture of you and let’s call it a day and start again tomorrow.” and she says “okay” and she puckered up her lips as if she was going to blow me a kiss and she said “George this is just for you” and it was a beautiful picture. Unfortunately it was the last picture I ever took of her.“ - Photographer George Barris talking about the last ever picture he took of Marilyn, this was also her last professional photograph.

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<br />Portrait of Marilyn Monroe from Niagara.
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Reference photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Earl Moran for his pin-up and glamour art in their 1946-1950 sessions.

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Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier and Terence Rattigan .Feb 1956. Taken by Milton H Greene

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Marilyn Monroe

It’s very difficult for me to set down on paper as if talking to a second person those bare truths & emotions I felt -  perhaps even poetic but which if I wrote them in their naturl form I fear I might disgard right into the wastepaper basket.
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Marilyn Monroe, Fragments - letter written at age 17

(spelling mistakes included)