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Here’re 7 stunning, rare photos from Marilyn Monroe’s final photo shoot

June 1st is screen legend Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birth anniversary. Here’re 7 stunning, rare photos from Monroe’s final photo shoot.

hollywood Updated: May 23, 2016 13:29 IST
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Just last year, rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, taken just weeks before her untimely death, went to auction in London.
Just last year, rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, taken just weeks before her untimely death, went to auction in London.(Twitter)

June 1st is screen legend Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birth anniversary. In conjunction with the milestone, Julien’s Auctions announced a historic auction where “the most important archive to appear on the market in decades” will be put up for bidding.

“The auction is unique for its diversity and because it contains items ... that haven’t seen the light since her death in 1962 and even since her childhood,” Martin Nolan, the executive director of the auction house, told EFE.

Just last year, rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, taken just weeks before her untimely death, went to auction in London.

Read: Marilyn Monroe’s heartbreaking letters, belongings to be auctioned

The stunning snapshots were taken by her friend, photographer George Barris, on Santa Monica beach on July 13, 1962, just three weeks before she was found dead at 36 in her Los Angeles bedroom.

The set also included photos of Monroe in her Brentwood, California home. Barris, who met Monroe in 1954 on the set of her hit film The Seven Year Itch, originally intended to use the pictures for a book he was working on about the iconic actor, but he scrapped it after her death.

Here are the stunning pictures

With agency inputs

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