Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lindsay Lohan channels Marilyn Monroe in "The Last Sitting" for New York magazine

Hmm... I don't know quite what I feel about this - Lindsay Lohan imitating Marilyn Monroe in her final photo session with famed photographer Bert Stern, known as "The Last Sitting". Six weeks after the shoot, Monroe was found dead of an apparent barbiturate overdose. Forty-six years later, Lohan is posing bombshell-style for the latest issue of
New York magazine, also shot by Stern. “I didn’t have to put much thought into it. I mean, Bert Stern? Doing a Marilyn shoot? When is that ever going to come up? It’s really an honour,” she said.

While it might seem an odd choice, I mean what has Lohan done so far that is even remotely in the same region as what Monroe achieved (besides struggle with addiction?) But there is obvious similarities... both were/are fodder for the tabloids, whose lives dramatically changed from their constant media exposure. Having said that, when seeing the original prints at an exhibition in Paris last year, I never ever could have pictured anyone else in the photos and, I must admit, I still can't.

The new issue of New York magazine is out now.

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