Marilyn Monroe, from the Last Photos, original photograph, signed,1962, Andrew Weiss Gallery, copyright George Barris/Edward Weston Collection. (PRNewsFoto/Andrew Weiss Gallery)

Marilyn Monroe would have been 85 on June  1st.  As America’s preeminent sex symbol Marilyn has been the subject of countless photographs taken throughout her career as a model and then a Hollywood actress.  From her early days when she was still known as Norma Jeane Baker photographer Bill Carroll captured Marilyn before her Hollywood career took off.  Then after she reached iconic status as a “blonde bombshell” and actress multiple other photographers documented her stardom.  One of the last to photograph her before her death in 1962 was George Barris.  His work, along with that of Carroll and others are the subject of an exhibit at the Andrew Weiss Gallery in Beverly Hills opening to the public on June 2nd.  The exhibit, in honor of Monroe’s 85th birthday, will combine classic photography of the star with birthday wishes sent in by fans to create a unique display and tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

If you happen to be in Los Angeles between June 2nd and August 13th you should definitely try to stop in and see the exhibit at the Andrew Weiss Gallery at 179 S. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills 90212. The hours are  Tues.-Sat. 11:00am-5:00pm, or by appointment.

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