Photos Of Marilyn Monroe’s Last Sitting Up For Auction In Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rare portfolio of photographs from Marilyn Monroe’s last sitting is up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia estimates the limited-edition portfolio of 10 photos, made from fashion photographer Bert Stern’s original negatives from his June 1962 assignment for Vogue, could fetch $10,000 to $15,000 when it goes on the block Sept. 10.

The photos will be on view to the public starting Sept. 6, said Aimee Pflieger, head of the century-old auction house’s photography division.

Stern, who died in June at age 83, took more than 2,500 photos of the Hollywood icon over three days at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. The 20-by-20-inch portfolio photos are from the first day, when Stern and Monroe were alone before the arrival of a cadre of Vogue staffers, and project a feeling of spontaneity and playfulness that stands out from the others.

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