Serious Marilyn Monroe fans only need apply to bid on this
auction for rare photos of the bombshell. Bert Stern's
iconic photos of Monroe
were taken for Vogue
back in June
1962, just weeks before her death in August. Yep, these are the photos that inspired Lindsey Lohan's "The Last Sitting" shoot for New York Magazine
in 2008, shot by Stern himself.
Also up for grabs are snaps by
Monroe's friend George Barris, who captured the silver screen siren romping on
the beach and in her Brentwood home
. Barris's photos were later included in the book Marilyn, by Gloria Steinem.
The online auction through Heritage Auctions Texas for Stern's photo collection, titled "The Last Sitting," could snag a total of
more than $70,000, or about six grand a pop. You can also try to rustle up a
copy of Stern's book Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting,
which currently fetches upwards of $800 on rare book sites. Either way, these
photos don't come cheap! The auction begins on March 10 and ends March 15. (The Telegraph