Accord in Marilyn Monroe `Last Sitting' photos

January 12, 2009 12:32:31 PM PST
A settlement has been reached in the legal fight over seven nude and semi-nude photographs taken during Marilyn Monroe's "Last Sitting" in 1962.

The pictures were among 2,500 erotic shots Bert Stern took of the movie star for Vogue magazine just before her drug-overdose death that year.

Two photographers approached Stern last year to make a deal involving seven film transparencies from the shoot. Stern sued because he believed the items had been stolen from him.

Photographers Donald Penny and Michael Weiss said another colleague found the transparencies in curbside garbage in Manhattan in the 1970s.

Their lawyer, Jamie Brickell, and Stern's lawyer, Stephen Weingrad, said Monday the dispute was settled "amicably."

They said nine sets of photos from the transparencies will be jointly produced and sold.