“I could see a sadness in her eyes; she had learned to smile, laugh and clown, even though her heart was breaking.” — George Barris Today marks 50 years since Marilyn Monroe’s untimely death. Though a screen star, sex symbol and style icon, it’s the candid photos of Monroe by George Barris – shot on Santa Monica Beach in 1962 – that remain some of the most beautiful and most genuine. All of the above photos are from that shoot.
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