Monroe Last Pictures Row Settled

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The pictures were among some 2,500 pictures taken of the film star by famous photographer Bert Stern at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles in 1962 for Vogue magazine just before her drug overdose death that year.

The photos show Monroe, star of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and other movies, in various gently erotic poses behind a piece of transparent, white gauzy fabric.

Stern later recreated the shots in February 2008 with actress Lindsay Lohan.

The 78-year-old sued three photographers for around £1.5m last year after they told him they had found seven film transparencies of the shoot.

He said he believed the film had been stolen after he loaned it to now-defunct Eros magazine in the summer of 1962.

But photographers Donald Penny and Michael Weiss denied the photos had been stolen, saying a colleague, Robert Bryan, had found the film in rubbish left by the kerb in Manhattan in the 1970s and kept it in a shoe box as memorabilia for the last 35 years...

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