Posts tagged "marilyn monroe"

Jennifer Lopez Makes Like Marilyn Monroe On “Lopez Tonight”

Celebrities loooooove Marilyn Monroe. Lindsay Lohan, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aquilera, and Scarlet Johansson all channel her on a regular basis. And last night, Jennifer Lopez became the latest to make like the original blond bombshell when she slinked onto “Lopez Tonight” in a floor-length dress and blond wig to sing “Happy Birthday” to…

Strange Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia For Sale

I get that Marilyn Monroe was like the biggest sex symbol of all time. But how obsessed with her would you have to be to want to buy her chest x-ray? Seems creepy to me, but the auction house manager charged with selling her 1954 x-ray is confident that people will want this “ultimate look…

Ami Angelowicz / April 13, 2010

Does Photoshop Retouching Really Deserve Its Bad Image?

Retouching is getting a very bad name in the media these days, and photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino is fighting back against a possible law in France that would require any Photoshop image to clearly mention its changes via a warning label. While instances of bad airbrushing and tampering have become extremely apparent as of late, he’…

Bianca Posterli / November 3, 2009

In The Future, Your Shoes Will Be Famous For 15 Minutes

Check it: Nike special-edition Air Max sneaks, featuring Andy Warhol’s iconic pop art imagery of Marilyn Monroe. [Inventor Spot]…

Leonora Epstein / November 3, 2009

Paintballers Splatter A Lovely Marilyn Monroe

The first time I played paintball, I discovered that it really hurt when those suckers hit you and decided it just wasn’t for me. But I am pretty amused by these enterprising paintballers who got together and plotted to craft a pop-art Marilyn Monroe by shooting their paintball guns. Kind of cool, no?

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 29, 2009

Sold! Someone’s Getting Buried On Top Of Marilyn Monroe

Someone wanted to be on top of Marilyn Monroe really, really badly. Earlier this month, the crypt above Marilyn was emptied out to make room for a new “resident.” The grave space was auctioned off on eBay, and it’s sold for a modest … $4.6 million. In my opinion, that’s too much money to kick…

Nikki Dowling / August 25, 2009

Sleep With Marilyn Monroe … For All Eternity

Septuagenarian Elsie Poncher is removing her late husband’s remains from his resting place so that she can sell his graveyard crypt on eBay, and the bidding starts at $500,000. Why is this plot such hot property? Richard Poncher’s crypt is directly above the one that belongs to bombshell icon Marilyn Monroe.

Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2009

Inspiration Board: In Homage To Marilyn Monroe

On this day some 47 years ago, the world lost one hell of a saucy minx. We’re talking, of course, about Marilyn Monroe, the buxom blonde icon to end all icons who shagged movie stars, baseball players and presidents alike. (Allegedly, of course.) In an effort to bring out that little bit of Marilyn i…

Lily Q / August 5, 2009

Lindsay Lohan Wants Marilyn Monroe’s Role In “Some Like It Hot” Remake

It’s quite obvious Lindsay Lohan thinks of herself as the second coming of Marilyn Monroe. Lindz has donned Marilyn-inspired looks for not one, but two expensive photo shoots. She even has a quote from “Some Like It Hot” tattooed on her wrist. Now she wants to take her obsession to the next level by playing…

Annika Harris / July 31, 2009

Lindsay Lohan Does Yet Another Marilyn-Inspired Photo Shoot

In a bizarre move that makes me think Lindsay Lohan and the editors of Vogue suffer from amnesia and severe blindness, LiLo is on the August cover of Spanish Vogue in a Marilyn Monroe-inspired photo shoot. In the image, she dons a blond, Marilyn-ish wig, and on her dress is a ginormous black-and-white print of…

Nikki Dowling / July 20, 2009

Marilyn Monroe’s Curves Got A Boost With Early Wonderbra Prototype

Marilyn Monroe’s old underwear is going up for auction this weekend and her bra alone is expected to fetch up to £2,000 (about $3,285). And you thought your bras were expensive! This is no ordinary bra though, of course. In addition to being worn by one of the most famous and arguably sexiest women of…

Wendy Atterberry / July 16, 2009

Quick Pic: Some Like It Hot

Last Friday, these ladies competed in the Hollywood Casino of Cincinnati’s Marilyn Monroe Look-A-Like Contest and the winner took home 500 clams. Dang, forget these other weird beauty pageants, this one seems like pretty generous odds with a big payola, especially for a casino. So, if you want to cash in, see how much you…

Simcha / June 29, 2009

The Merging Of Two American Icons: Marilyn Monroe And Mickey Mouse

Pop artist Ron English and vinyl toy manufacturer Garage Works teamed up to create “Marilyn Mickies,” limited-edition fiberglass statues of Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse’s face as her breasts. If art is meant to be interpreted, what the heck do you think this means? [Garage Works Industries via Highsnobiety]…

Catherine Strawn / June 16, 2009

Lindsay Lohan Finally Has A Hit

Her acting career may be in the crapper, but Lindsay Lohan’s fashion line is a hit. She’s kicking ass with her fast-selling debut legwear line, created through her company, 6126 (a name inspired by Lohan’s idol, Marilyn Monroe, whose birthday was June 1, 1926). Despite a price tag that rivals that of some designer jeans,…

Wendy Atterberry / December 9, 2008

Eight Songs Inspired By The Very Famous

Don’t you ever wonder what it would be like to be a singer or band’s muse? Some of the most recognizable songs ever are written about some of the most famous people ever — after the jump, the inside story behind eight great tunes, from “Sweet Caroline” to “Cry Me A River.” Some of them…

Leigh Raines / November 15, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Stolen Nude Photos, Decisions At Home, And Jason Ritter

Photographer Bert Stern is suing two people in an attempt to get back seven nude and seminude pictures of Marilyn Monroe that Stern says were stolen from him. [CBS News]
A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that women make more decisions at home than men do. [LiveScience]
Is Jason Ritter the new…

Catherine Strawn / September 26, 2008

Marilyn Monroe’s Secret Stash

What’s a woman who has been dead for over 40 years doing on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair? Well, when the lady in question is Marilyn Monroe, it’s no wonder the ultimate sex symbol is still making it as a cover girl from the grave. Her case has been reopened — or rather,…

Simcha / September 12, 2008

Questionable Guy Trend: The Man Skirt

While we’re still not sure how we feel about men in tights, couture designers like John Galliano, Comme des Garçons, and Etro are putting men in skirts and sending them down the runway. And we’re not talking tribal Scottish kilts here either — a woman could easily wear these duds for dudes. The designer taste…

Simcha / September 11, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Marilyn Monroe’s Receipt, Casual Sex, And A Tragic Death

A hair salon receipt from the Beverly Hills’ Elizabeth Arden salon signed by Marilyn Monroe (who paid $15 for a treatment) will be auctioned today at Christie’s, with its estimated value between $1,500 and $2,000. What exactly does one do with something like this, hang it beside her dressing table? [Christie’s]…

Catherine Strawn / June 25, 2008

Quick Pic: The Sexiest (Potentially Fake) Marilyn Monroe Image Ever

Thanks to Nerve for pointing out this image of Marilyn Monroe on all fours. They’re not 100% sure of its validity, but if it is a real photo of the blonde bombshell, we’ve never seen her look more fetching.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008