On July 13, 1962, photographer George Barris strolled along the beach of Santa Monica with his camera and a blonde bombshell. Weeks later, the gorgeous young woman on the beach would be found dead in her home in Los Angeles.
Almost 53 years would pass before the images from that evening in July would surface. At Bloomsbury Auctions in London, eight chromogenic prints went up for sale. Featuring the legendary Marilyn Monroe, they are believed to be some of the last photographs captured of the iconic actress and model.