Lindsay Lohan plays Marilyn Monroe for New York Magazine

New York Magazine

In this month’s New York Magazine, Lindsay Lohan recreates images from Marilyn Monroe’s “The Last Sitting” with Bert Stern, the original photographer who shot the pictures of Marilyn in her last photo shoot in 1962, six weeks before her death. While I personally don’t think that Lohan looks much like Marilyn in more than one or two photos (with her blonde wig hanging in her eyes and hiding half of her face), I think this photo series definitely says something about the resurgence of the pinup aesthetic. For the last few years, we have been seeing more and more mainstream magazines showing photo spreads and advertisements reminiscent of the classic pinups, and I’m hoping that this is just the beginning!

Read about the shoot here.



Filed under In Print, Pin-Up

2 responses to “Lindsay Lohan plays Marilyn Monroe for New York Magazine

  1. I do agree that it’s exciting to see the pin-up aesthetic coming into the mainstream media … However, these photos of Lindsay Lohan are ATROCIOUS! Why on God’s Green Earth would these ever be published! Lindsay’s figure is emaciated and she looks like she’s about to kick the bucket! She took a gorgeous icon’s last photo shoot and turned it into squirrel droppings. I hope that the mainstream media can use the pin-up aesthetic … but, I certainly hope that they don’t keep bastardizing it like they did with this photo shoot!

    Response from Bombshell Betty: Did you read anything else in this blog before you posted this comment? “Body positive” doesn’t mean only approving of people with bodies like yours. I’ve written a longer response to this here.

  2. Pingback: More on body love/hate « It’s a Bombshell’s World

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