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. This gelatin-silver photograph measuring 8" x 10" comes from the collection of the New York Daily News and was one subjected for use in newsprint publication at the time and has the paper's original press stamp and stamp dates, the earliest that reads JUL 13 1962, the exact date of the shoot! The photo is a period TYPE I photo made by Barris for the N.
Daily News and more importantly a specimen made in 1962 and NOT a print made after her death. The last point is emphasized because the MAJORITY of Barris photos are later generation prints (or even worst, copies). This is an exceptional Marilyn photograph of original vintage, 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! We are collectors, dealers, authenticators and conservationist of fine vintage photography and memorabilia for over 30 years and have handled some of the world's finest photographs.
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Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "RARE 1962 Original Photo MARILYN MONROE FINAL PHOTO SHOOT by GEORGE BARRIS" is in sale since Sunday, December 18, 2016.
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. This item can be shipped worldwide.