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Every few years it seems like something rouses people's interest in Marilyn Monroe. This year, it's a collection of rare and never-before-seen shots of the actress taken by photographer Lawrence Schiller in 1960. Vanity Fair has a lengthy adaptation from Schiller's memoir in which he describes hanging out with Marilyn during the filming of Let's Make Love and Something’s Got to Give. He describes Marilyn as keenly aware of her image, and their sometimes tense negotiations over the photos, of which Marilyn had final approval.
Now anyone can see the images in person: Through a partnership with Duncan Miller Gallery, several of Schiller's photos of Marilyn are now on display at Santa Monica women's shop Hip'tique. If you've got the cash, they're also for sale at $18,000 each.
· Marilyn Monroe at hip’tique [Hip'tique]
· A Splash of Marilyn [Vanity Fair]