Photographer Bert Stern had three sessions with Marilyn Monroe for Vogue magazine in late June 1962, six weeks before her death. These sessions produced extraordinarily beautiful and unique images of Marilyn. A few are below.
Source for these images: Bert Stern; Annie Gottlieb. Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting. Munich: Schirmer Art Books, 1992. Over 2500 b/w and color photographs. This book has been issued in a new edition (Summer 2000). It can be ordered directly from Schirmer-Mosel-Verlag. For more information, consult the publisher's web page showing Books on Marilyn Monroe by Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH, or contact Bueroservice.Gnad@t-online.de for ordering information. Price is DM198,00 plus shipping, payable by check in advance or by credit card.
See also Bert Stern's web page, including his pictures of Marilyn. His On First Store includes a print for sale of one of his images of Marilyn.
Signed prints of two of his pictures of Marilyn are for sale from The Marilyn Monroe Private Collection.
See also my Picture of the Month for December 1998. This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of Marilyn.