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Comment: First UK edition (hardback). 4to (33cm by 27cm), 192pp. Illustrated throughout in b&w and colour. Original grey cloth, dustwrapper. The book is in very good condition; the dustwrapper is good (some creasing of the rear panel, closed tear to one of the folds). ISBN 0856134686
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The Last Sitting Hardcover – Oct 1982

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; Prima edizione (First Edition) edition (Oct. 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068801173X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688011734
  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 25.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 738,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text with Anne Gottlieb. Photographs by Bert Stern 4to pp. 192 ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ) The photographs in The Last Sitting include some of the most famous of the star, as well as never-before-published photos from Stern's private collection. Marily

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There are so many more pictures from these photo shoots on the internet. I was very disappointed with the selection in the book. Didn't get a feel for the last photos taken of Marilyn.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
A mixed bag 17 Oct. 2001
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I have owned this book for many years and don't really know the difference between this book and Bert Stern's other listed book, "The Complete Last Sitting." When I bought this book, I considered this one of the best on MM, but now it seems a bit ghoulish because Stern published pictures that MM had rejected. She had even used a pin to destroy the negatives, but Stern published them anyway. In hindsight, this is disrespectful to MM. He even publishes a photo of MM dropping her scarf, looking nude and very vulnerable. He also calls this sitting MM's last sitting. However, she posed for George Barris a couple of weeks after Stern's sitting, making Stern's allegation untrue. More importantly, Stern really doesn't get to know her at all so his "insights" are superficial. However, if you love MM (as I do) and can ignore these defiencies, you will enjoy this book.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Incomplete Last (kind of) Sitting 28 Sept. 2003
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The difference between Stern's Last Sitting and Complete Last Sitting is the inclusion (in the latter volume) of recently restored proofs, the majority of the session, that Monroe herself had rejected- destroyed with pin and permanent marker, with "x"s to her face.
The Barris book (truly the last photo session)is a skinny volume, mainly composed of similar shots of Marilyn at the beach in her mexican sweater. It's also inferior to Stern's due to the dubiously "remembered" confessions that fill almost every page, information that turns out to be common knowlege.
If it's' a massive, intimate super-fan's only photography book, spend the extra $ on the Complete Last Sitting... and enjoy!
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The incomplete last sitting 11 Feb. 2009
By Jonathan Chin - Published on
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The book contains magical and lovely images Of Marilyn in her final days.Here,she looks her best yet vulnerable.Also included inside are few Marilyn rejected shots.Is a must buy before you proceed to the later version "The Complete Last Sitting".
Hers was a life too short -- just like Princess Diana 13 Jan. 2015
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This book was the last photo shoot done of Marilyn Monroe before her tragic death. It captures her as playful, yet troubled. Hers was a life too short -- just like Princess Diana! And Bert Stern knew just how to capture the essence of Marilyn -- a girl who never took a bad picture. I highly recommend it.
so dust jacket isn't perfect. The collection of photos of Marilyn is remarkable 18 Nov. 2014
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Was a used book, so dust jacket isn't perfect. The collection of photos of Marilyn is remarkable. I'm especially fond of the ones revealing her scar, and the ones she drew the orange highlighter X through on the contact sheets that were enlarged including the X.
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