RARE 1962 Original Photo MARILYN MONROE by GEORGE BARRIS Her LAST Photo Session. An IMPORTANT and Extremely RARE, Vintage 1962 ORIGINAL Photograph depicting Marilyn Monroe as captured by George Barris (1924 -). The New York City photographer who grew up in Manhattan's Lower East Side carries the distinction of being the last photographer to conduct an official photo shoot with Monroe, just a month before her death.Barris who shot for Parade & Cosmopolitan Magazine first met and photographed Marilyn in New York in 1954 where she was on location for the film, "The Seven Year Itch". The two became close friends. While collaborating on an upcoming book with Marilyn, Barris photographed Marilyn during a photo session that took place on July 13, 1962 in the Santa Monica Beach area in CA. Sadly, this would be Marilyn's FINAL photo shoot as she tragically died less than a month later on August 3rd, 1962. Barris is one of the last people still alive who knew Marilyn personally.
Offered is a rare and desirable ORIGINAL, issued in 1962 of one of Barris' shots of Marilyn for other Barris works from the shoot, click HERE. For link and click HERE. This gelatin-silver photograph measuring 8" x 10" was one subjected for use in newsprint publication over the years with several stamp dates, the earliest that reads AUG 31 1962!
The photo is a TRUE "VINTAGE" period TYPE I original photo made by Barris and more importantly a specimen made in 1962 and NOT a print made years after her death. (the last point is emphasized for because there are lots of modern copies out there, authorized and unauthorized - if you're going to spent that kinda coin, you sure as heck want a vintage 1962 specimen).
This is an exceptional Marilyn photograph, one dating to her final photo shoot. This offered example represents one of only a few true original 1962 Barris photographs that will ever be publicly offered as the few known exemplars are buried in permanent collections and private galleries! "Please allow time for images to load".
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The item "RARE 1962 Original Photo MARILYN MONROE by GEORGE BARRIS Her LAST Photo Session" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2015. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Other Movie Memorabilia". The seller is "hyee_auctions" and is located in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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