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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 all time, it is considered to be a sort of early “Wonderbra” with all sorts of special pockets, cups, straps and ribbons that helped give the illusion that Marilyn was even bustier than she really was. Auctioneer Richard Davie said: “The bra looks very complicated at first glance and it actually has four cups inside it – sort of like an early Wonderbra. There’s an inner cup which it almost hidden, which would support her chest as normal. But then there’s an another larger cup about an inch further out, to give the impression she had a bigger chest.” Keep reading »

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 can stomach at their next “Freaky Friday” event, The Coney Eating Contest, on July 24th. [Cincinnati,OH, 6/26/09] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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, Lohan’s line of leggings is selling like hotcakes in high-end stores like Henri Bendel, Nordstrom, Intermix, and Lisa Kline. “They’re blowing off the shelves,” says Jill Lowe, publicist for upscale Hollywood boutique Intuition. There are 35 styles in various colors and patterns, but the best-seller is the Mr. President, which at $132 is also the most expensive. “The leggings are made of top quality materials,” says 6126 publicist Ali Brubaker. “Many have accents like 100 percent leather patches and 100 percent cashmere leggings which also contribute to the price range.” (We’re betting the high price has more to do with the line’s famous designer than leather accents.) Lucky for Lohan, her fashion foray might turn into an entire brand. “We are building a lifestyle brand that represents timeless glamour,” Brubaker says. “Our hope is to organically [roll] out additional product categories over the next several years.” Lohan may not be able to score plum movie roles (or any movie roles, for that matter), but at least she’s got a future in “timeless glamour.” Who knew? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

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 are not so nice… Keep reading »

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 brother on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters“? We hope so, because he looks totally cute in his upcoming movie, “Good Dick.” [E Online]
  • Disney’s Pleasure Island has closed. [AHN]
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    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, her filing cabinets. After Frank Sinatra insisted she keep her affairs in order, Miss Monroe began storing her mementos in two not-so-glamourous metal office drawers which have just been recovered. And both the business and company she keep are fascinating! More info on what was inside, after the jump… Keep reading »

    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 makers claim the look of a skirt for men has been catching on all over Europe this past season and now they have been showing off the menswear trend during the Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Week in New York.

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    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]
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    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. Keep reading »

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