The last professional photos taken of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe are going up for sale. The photos were taken by Monroe’s friend, George Barris in 1962 on a beach in California, just three weeks before Monroe’s untimely death aged 36.
The pair met on the set of The Seven Year Itch.
Barris had been planning to publish the photos in a book about Monroe’s life, Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words. It would be 25 years before a grief-stricken Barris would publish the photos in a limited edition run.
As The Daily Mail reports, the eight chromogenic prints are expected to sell for approx $1976 AUD at Bloomsbury Auctions in London on June 4.