George Barris

Born in 1922 - United States


George Barris is an American photographer born in 1922, known for his photographs of Marilyn Monroe.

Barris has always been passionate about photography and started working as a photographer for the office of Public Relations of the United States Army.

Many of his photograph of General Dwight D. Einsenhower has been published. After the war, he became an independent photographer and went to work in Hollywood.
He photographed several celebrities of the 50s and 60s such as Elizabeth Taylor during the filming of "Cleopatra" Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen.

Barris is maybe best known for his pictures of Marilyn Monroe, who he photographed in 1954 during the filming of "The 7 Year Itch" and in 1962 at the Santa Monica beach as well as in the Hollywood hills, July 13, 1962 to be more precise, in a series of famous photographs which were the last pictures of the actress before her tragic death.

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1.Jump up Trilling, Diana (21 December 1986). "'PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME A JOKE'". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
2.Jump up "The last photo taken of Marilyn". Daily Mirror. August 8, 1962.

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