Dispute over nude Marilyn Monroe Last Sitting photos settled amicably

January 13th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, January 13 (ANI): A legal dispute over seven nude and semi-nude pictures taken of Marilyn Monroe during her “Last Sitting” has been settled amicably, according to the lawyers on both sides of the argument.

The photographs, amongst the set of other 2,500 snaps, had been shot by Bert Stern for Vogue magazine just before the actress death from drug-overdose in 1962.

Stern had sued photographers Donald Penny, Michael Weiss after being approached to make a deal regarding seven film transparencies from the shoot.

He had believed that the film had been nicked off him, reports the Telegraph.

Penny and Weiss insisted the transparencies had been discovered by another colleague in Manhattans curbside garbage in the 1970s.

Their attorney, Jamie Brickell and Stern’’s lawyer, Stephen Weingrad revealed that the settlement had been reached amicably and that nine sets of photographs from the transparencies would be jointly developed and sold. (ANI)

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