Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lindsay Lohan Tries Marilyn for New York Magazine:


I will break my "No Lindsay Lohan" rule for this first and last time on the Glam Guide.

Just one in a long line of ego-rich, judgment-poor deludenoids, Lindsay Lohan has partaken in a photo shoot with pretensions to being Marilyn.

Photographer Bert Stern, one of Marilyn's close friends, shot the famous 1962 "Last Sitting" of Marilyn Monroe for Vogue. The shoot took 3 days and yielded nearly 2,600 photos. Vogue published an 8-page spread.




If you want to see more of the real photos, the complete shoot was published in 2006 as a gigantic art book.

LiLo, take it from Æsop — a jackdaw in borrowed feathers will never make a peacock. No amount of bleach, false eyelashes, or soft lights will ever make you compare with Marilyn. I want to vomit.

Photos from New York Magazine:






 

16 comments:

the princess said...

don't you find that lindsay looks MUCH older than her actual age? yuck! she is definately no Marilyn.

Lydia said...

I agree. She does look better than her usual toxic self, she will NEVER be iconic like Marylin. NEVER. E.V.E.R.
Maybe this is a sign of events to come...didn't Marylin die in the same year as the photo shoot?

Anonymous said...

I like your vomit comment. Very appropriate since it invoked the same response from me. ick!

G.G. said...

Princess - Yes, she does look worn. Marilyn was 36 at the time of this photo shoot. LiLo is 21.

Lyd - You're right. Marilyn was dead within two months of this photo shoot.

Anon - Yeah, this kind of thing really makes me sick.

Glamour Mom said...

Terrible... what is Lohan thinking? She is making a laughing stock of herself.

WendyB said...

I think Lindsay is a pretty girl. Everyone who worked on this shoot made bad decisions, from concept to hair and makeup to editing the photos. It's not so much what she was thinking as what everyone else was thinking. And I bet I can guess what they were thinking: "We're going to get a lot of publicity from this even if it looks shitty, so let's not try too hard."

G.G. said...

I think you have a point Wendy. Ultimately, what were her REPS thinking? Doesn't she have anyone in her life who could give her some real advice?

Libertygirl said...

Someone feed Li-Lo a biscuit...LLG xx

Natalie said...

Yeah, I think there were a lot of bad decisions. I have seen LiLo look decent even smiling for the paparazzi -- but in these, her face and posture are all wrong. The ones where she isn't looking at the camera are better.
And am I mistaken, but are her boobs waay bigger in that cover shot than they usually are? Maybe I am, but that stood out to me. She looks super busty, and usually she isn't. Maybe she's just accentuating the postive, or the negative was accentuated.

Flair said...

Marilyn is just gorgeous and very curvacious, something that Lindsay could not pull off in these photos.
Marilyn just took the most beautiful photos, didn't she?

Anonymous said...

I think that LiLo was trying to make a comeback, only it didn't really work. She shouldn't go from an alcoholic directly to the class and style of Marilyn Monroe. And, she DOES look waaaay too old for her age.

Miss Halfway said...

Lindsay has been a long fan of Marilyn, but honestly, I don't think a true diehard fan would try to recreate the shoot. Only Marilyn could do it, and no one can copy how she did it.

Now, I would have given her credit if she had taken the idea Marilyn had but put her own spin on it, I must say. But this is just... Bad. Really, really bad.

Too be honest, Lindsay just looks like a mess in this shoot. Trying too hard. She also looks, and forgive me for saying this, but very rough and much older.

constant drama said...

What an insult to Marilyn. If Marilyn can come back from the dead she will and she will whoop Lilo's a**.

I'm so piss off by this. What an insult. Urrrghh!!!

Emy said...

ridiculous! that's all I have to say. How dare she pose as Marilyn! >_< grrr this is making me angry.

casssie said...

Lindsey Lohan looks RIDICULOUS in all of these! I'm sorry, but she just looks ugly and not like Monroe at all. I agree- why did she do that?

Anonymous said...

I know people are saying she looks better than usual and stuff, but I actually HATE her pictures. Her mother says they are tastefully done, no, Marilyn's are tastefully done, not lindsay's. Her body does not not looks good. I mean, it just looks like something is off, I can't put my finger on it. Marilyn looks extremely classy. I, however, believe Lindsay did not do Marilyn justice.


xx Britt.