Marilyn season comes round again, at least once a year we’re reminded why the ultimate blond bombshell remains one of the few true movie stars, perhaps legend is more appropriate. We never tire of these Miss Monroe coffee table books and while we’ll reserve judgement on ‘My week with Marilyn’ until we see it, this collectors volume book, Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe, looks to be a surefire hit.

Intimate photographs by the great Bert Stern taken over 3 days at the Bel-Air for Vogue. 6 weeks after they were shot, Marilyn was dead. The accompanying text by the equally legendary Norman Mailer makes this a bit of a must-buy coffee table book. This edition of 125 numbered copies comes with a pigment print signed by Stern. From Taschen. Available from Amazon.

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