Friday, April 25, 2014

Lindsay Lohan Channels Marilyn Monroe for Playboy Magazine

above: Lindsay Lohan (detail), photographed by Yu Tsai for Playboy Magazine, 2011
above left: Lindsay Lohan, 2011; above right: Marilyn Monroe, 1953

Lindsay Lohan channels Marilyn Monroe once again on the cover and inside editorial for the January/February 2012 issue of Playboy magazine. I say "once again' because I previously compared the Bert Stern shots of Ms. Lohan for new York Magazine with the original Bert Stern shoot of Marilyn years ago (see those pictures here) and now, she once again emulates the legendary actress in the pin-up like poses originally struck by Marilyn for the 1953 issue of Playboy.

above left: Lindsay Lohan in 2008, and above right: Marilyn Monroe in 1962, both shot by photographer Bert Stern

Shot by photographer Yu Tsai, Lilo replicates some of Marilyn's 1953 poses for the magazine and adds a few more. An interesting note: Lindsay is 25 in these photos and Marilyn was 27 in hers.

Say what you will about Lindsay but she looks uncannily like Marilyn and oozes the same sort of sexuality as society's beloved Norma Jean Baker once did. You can see that both Marilyn's original shots and the new ones of Lindsay are heavily retouched for Playboy, but I love that we can see Lindsay's freckles.

Here are all the photos from the not yet released issue (NSFW):

Images of Marilyn Monroe from the 1953 Playboy editorial:
And the centerfold of Monroe:

The 2012 January /February issue of Playboy (cover shown below) will be on the stands soon.

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