Hotel Bel-Air is hosting a rare exhibition of Bert Stern's photography of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe remains one of the world's most recognisable faces even decades after her unfortunate death. "The Last Setting" offers a final glimpse into the life of the Hollywood icon before her untimely death six weeks later.
Showcased at Hotel Bel-Air, the 2,571 portraits, taken on a late June afternoon in 1962, reveal a Marilyn completely unreserved yet utterly glamorous in wispy scarves, pink silk, birdcage veils, and an iconic black velour gown by Christian Dior. Collectively called The Last Sitting®, the intimate portraits would be the public’s final glimpse into the life of the Hollywood icon before her untimely death six weeks later.
Guests will have a chance to discover Stern’s series in a rare exhibition taking place from September 1 to October 31. The exhibition will feature 15 photos from the photography series, two of the standout images are double-sided 8ft by 3ft prints featuring a playful Marilyn behind the camera.