Never before seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe shot by photographer Len Steckler were revealed today. The images capture the icon lounging around Steckler's New York apartment just nine months before her death. Monroe was wearing demure cat-eye sunglasses when she stopped to see the photographer's friend, Pulitzer-prize winning poet Carl Sandburg, in 1961. "It was serendipitous with these two icons in their moment and me there with my camera," Steckler told Reuters. After 45 years in his private archive, Steckler decided to reveal the black-and-white photos after his son discovered the negatives. “Marilyn Monroe: The Visit” is being sold as a limited-edition series ranging from $1,999 to$3,999 at thevisitseries.com.
— Joyann King