Photogs Settle Case of Nude Monroe Pics

Limited set of prints will be sold
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2009 9:52 AM CST
In this photo provided by Weingrad & Weingrad LLP, a copy of a transparency showing actress Marilyn Monroe made in Los Angeles in July 1962 is shown.   (AP Photo/Bert Stern)
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(Newser) – The lawsuit over the final nude photos of Marilyn Monroe has been settled amicably, Reuters reports. Photographer Bert Stern, who shot the photos weeks before Monroe’s death in a session known as “the last sitting,” will work with the two photographers he sued to develop and sell limited sets of the seven rare prints, reports the Huffington Post.

Stern, who famously re-created the Monroe shoot with Lindsay Lohan last year, lent the photos to Eros magazine in 1962 and didn’t realize they were missing until Michael Weiss and Donald Penny approached him with the pictures. Weiss and Penny claim the transparencies were discovered in a trash can in the 1970s. Stern sued the two for $1.7 million, but details of the settlement were not released.