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Artist of the moment……..Photographer George Barris

George Barris was the last photographer to shoot Marilyn Monroe one month before she died they had their last shoot. George Barris was born in New York City in the year 1928. Barris was involved in World War 2 as a photographer for the United States Army.
Barris was a key part of the public campaigns of the Army.

Price range information: Works range from $800 to $3,000.

In this clip we visit George Barris and another photographer as they recount their encounters with Marilyn Monroe. Barris even shows us the camera he used during the famed last shoot of Santa Monica Beach:

George Barris took his last image of Marilyn in July of 1962. Marilyn Monroe would die in August of 1962.

After his discharge from the Army the artist headed for Hollywood. He was able to meet Marilyn during the filming of the movie The Seven Year Itch. After working as colleagues the two remained friends for the rest of their lives.

A well acclaimed shoot was his work with the movie star Elizabeth Taylor as she was shooting the movie Cleopatra.

Barris spent two decades living in Paris, France. He now makes his home in California.

In this photo we see George Barris alongside Marilyn Monroe.


In this clip a montage from the aforementioned shoot at Santa Monica Beach, California.