Marilyn Monroe’s “Last Sitting” shoot for Vogue in 1962 is iconic for so many reasons. But did you ever wonder how the photos came to be? In Nowness‘ latest video, the man behind the spread, Bert Stern, reveals all the details.
In the video below, which is a clip from the upcoming documentary about the photographer by Shannah Laumeister, Stern opens up about not having a real plan in mind for Monroe’s shoot inside the Bel Air Hotel. He had laid out scarves and jewelry inside a suite at the hotel, and pretty much let Monroe direct her own photo shoot. The end result is, well, history.
Hear Stern’s story below: