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The Last Sitting

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Bert Stern / Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting

Bert Stern, the famous commercial and fashion photographer of the 60s, was the last to be granted a sitting by Marilyn Monroe six weeks before her tragic death. The three-day session yielded nearly 2,600 picturesfashion, portrait, and nude studiesof indescribable sensual and human vibrancy, of which no more than 20 wer

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Published (first published 1982)
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Hugo
Jul 10, 2017 Hugo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
image: Marilyn Monroe e Bert Stern

"Texto original introdutório das oito páginas de fotografias de Bert Stern, publicado na Vogue

As notícias da morte de Marilyn chegaram-nos quando nos preparávamos para mandar imprimir este número da Vogue. Após o choque inicial da tragédia, quisemos saber se haveria maneira de retirar estas páginas. Enquanto esperávamos pela resposta, discutimos entre nós e decidimos publicar as fotos apesar de tudo. Estas são talvez as únicas imagens da nova Marilyn, uma Marilyn que revelou a elegância e
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Joey Traughber
Nov 05, 2009 Joey Traughber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a joy to own! The photos are so beautiful and amazing! I don't usually re-read many books. But, I never tire of reading it! There is not not much text (less than 30 pages). Over 2,500 photos is the biggest photo collection of Marilyn I have ever seen! I love this book and I highly recommend it to all Marilyn fans!
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Kristl
Feb 07, 2008 Kristl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Marilyn lovers
Heartbreaking and raw; almost too much.
Kelly Beckett
May 20, 2012 Kelly Beckett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My husband bought me this book as a present for our anniversary as I am a huge Marilyn fan. I love this book and I keep going back and looking through it every so often. Marilyn looks absolutely beautiful in all of these photos. This book is a must have for any Marilyn fan as the collection of photos are stunning! Of all the Marilyn books I have, this by far is my favorite of them all!
Holly
This is an odd book because Bert Stern comes off as an "I coulda fucked her, but I didn't" sort of guy. But if you take the commentary with a grain of salt, it's a fascinating and oddly heartbreaking series of photos.

AnaRosa
Aug 14, 2008 AnaRosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new, more mature Marilyn had emerged and with a halo of light around her each photograph explores the moods and intimacy of a woman loved by the world still unforgettable nearly 50 years later. An extraordinary look at Marilyn in the final days of her life. A treasure!
Susie Gale
Feb 12, 2016 Susie Gale rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand why some people are so enamored with this book. The fact that Bert Stern got Marilyn drunk and that she looks buzzed in a lot of these pictures, really takes away from what this could have been. All I see is exploitation being glorified. I also have lots of contempt for Stern for having published the photographs that Marilyn didn't approve of and had marked up. I think that is pretty low too. When it comes to MM, I prefer the work of George Barris, Sam Shaw and Ed Feingersh. T ...more
Laura
Sep 15, 2007 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"read" this again in 05, it's just an essay with a jillion fabulous pictures of Norma Jean. Highly recommended.
Slawka Grabowska
Jul 15, 2011 Slawka Grabowska rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that all the pictures are perfect, but descriptions that Stern gave somehow disappointed me. Still worth seeing!
Luke Dimech
Mar 30, 2013 Luke Dimech rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
<3 Beautiful photos and beautifully written. Revealing, Expressive and sensitive.
Danielle
Despite some slightly creepy passages from the photographer, this book is extraordinary. The photos are magical.
Darren
Nov 10, 2013 Darren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bought it right when it came out. Great photos.
Lorraine
May 03, 2013 Lorraine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Visually breath taking!! Truly a coffee table book for all, hard to believe Marilyn wasn't considered photogenic by the major studios at first!
Akshay Karna
Sep 12, 2013 Akshay Karna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
nicely collaborated..photographs are fascinating but yet something seems to be missing..maybe thats marilyn itself
Terri
Mar 19, 2008 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful!
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