Friday, June 10, 2011
Presented by the Fundação D.Luís I in partnership with Terra Explêndida - Produção Cultural, the photographic exhibition "Marilyn Monroe: A Última Sessão" (Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting) brings to the public 60 photos that Bert Stern selected from his book "The Last Sitting" edited in 1982.
During the three sessions that Stern had with Marilyn in the year of 1962 for the Vogue magazine, he took 2571 photos, some of them never fully revealed since the actress didn't enjoy them and defaced them with a cross directly on the film.
The selected photos shown at this exhibition are from the last session, some six weeks before Marilyn's death, and are part of the private collection of NY based Leon and Michaela Constantiner.
"Marilyn Monroe: A Última Sessão" by Bert Stern can be visited until the 17th of July 2011 at the Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal. Admitance is free.
50 years will have passed in 2012 since the death Norma Jean Mortenson.