24 Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe During the Hat Sitting, 1958

June 16th 1958 – Marilyn sits for Magnum photographer Carl Perutz in New York, shortly before flying out to Hollywood to film Some Like It Hot.

It’s worth mentioning that this photoshoot is the last time Marilyn is seen sporting her longer layered ‘1957’ hair, before it was restyled for Some Like It Hot, which she started work on, 4 August 1958.

Originally taken for a magazine article that never came to fruition, a limited number of the photos from the session were published but the rest were sadly lost. Fortunately, Marilyn had purchased a number of the prints, one of which can be seen here in her New York apartment, as detailed on this invoice dated 18 June 1958.

Thankfully for all of us, the rest of Perutz’s photos were rediscovered by chance in a warehouse in New York City in early 1980 and here they are.

(Photos by Carl Perutz)


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