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Marilyn Monroe, “The Last Sitting,” 1962. In 1962, Stern had three intimate photo sessions with Marilyn Monroe, on assignment for Vogue, only weeks before the starlet’s unexpected death. The resulting 2,600 photographs, collectively known as “The Last Sitting,” are arguably the photographer’s most recognizable body of work and have inspired innumerable tributes and imitations. Stern published Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting in 1992.