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"People always thought they knew who I was..."


Marilyn Monroe

June. 1962.  Marilyn Monroe arrived at the Hotel Bel-Air. Five hours late. She had agreed to a photo sitting for Vogue magazine with photographer Bert Stern. Marilyn never granted photo sittings. 2,571 photographs of world-famous designer fashion and nudes were taken. The photographs would be the final glimpse into the life of the Hollywood icon. What was said? Only two people know. Two people who would never meet again. Six weeks after the photo sitting, Marilyn Monroe, the Original American Goddess, would be dead.

Written by Scott Edward Smith

Performed by Rachel Ogilvy


Fictional adaptation

THE LAST SITTINGEpisode 1: "Fine Dramatic Actress"
00:00 / 21:22
THE LAST SITTINGEpisode 2: "Shutterbugs"
00:00 / 23:41
THE LAST SITTINGEpisode 3: "The Tin Box"
00:00 / 17:26
THE LAST SITTINGEpisode 4: "Jimmy. Joe. Arthur."
00:00 / 26:00
THE LAST SITTINGEpisode 5: "Camera Number Three"
00:00 / 20:11
THE LAST SITTINGEpisode 6: "No."
00:00 / 25:47

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Rachel Ogilvy

Marilyn Monroe

Best known for her long running Lead role in STV’s ’High Road’, Rachel has also recently appeared in ‘River City’, ‘Taggart’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Dead Set’, and ‘Eastenders’. Radio includes Mrs Pinkerton in ‘Pinkerton’ as well as ‘Splitting the Atom’ and ‘The Fly’  all for BBC Radio 4. Rachel has also toured worldwide and has performed in theatres from Glasgow to London’s West End. She has written, produced and performed in her critically acclaimed one-woman show ‘The Crossing’ for the Edinburgh Festival, which toured the UK and the US.  Rachel is also a proud founding member of Paribus Productions. Rachel was thrilled to win the inaugural Moth StorySlam in London and went on to perform in the Moth Mainstage at The Union Chapel, London. Rachel’s VO clients include BT, TSB, QVC, BBC, and SSE.

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Scott Edward Smith

Creator, Writer, Producer

Scott’s career began with production work on Broadway, National Tours, and Las Vegas.  A former Story Editor for Dino DeLaurentis, Scott began his writing career with the 1987 television series, ‘21 Jumpstreet.’ His adapted play, ‘Buddies,’ premiered in Los Angeles. His one-woman play, "That Woman!" had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Scott created and produced the talk radio show Dr. G: Engaging Minds for KABC, and the spinoff TV version on BEOND.TV. He is Co-Author of the book, "Reel People: Finding Ourselves in the Movies".

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