Bert Stern, the photographer best known for the thousands of pictures he took of Marilyn Monroe, has died in New York City at the age of 83. In 1962, Stern shot 2,500 images of Monroe in an LA hotel for Vogue magazine mere weeks before she died; the series became known as "The Last Sitting," and Stern published them as a book in 1982. Stern was also called "The Original Mad Man" because he got his start in advertising. According to the AP, Stern shot many notable names during his career, including Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Truman Capote.


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I've never seen those photos! They're gorgeous. I like that you can see age lines on her face, and she is a total bombshell in every way. Her smile is intoxicating.