In 1962, photographer Bert Stern shot a series of photos of Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel-Air that have collectively come to be known as "The Last Sitting." The photographs are arguably the most famous images ever captured of America's most famous actress. Six weeks after she had posed, Monroe was found dead of an apparent barbiturate overdose.
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Fast forward forty-six years later:
Stern re-shoots these classic shots...with none other than Lindsay Lohan.
Ohhh, they are trying to relate Lindsay to Marilyn in so many ways to make it seem like this was a perfect match, but it just doesn't work.
Better to leave well enough alone...
Why redo something that was so beautifully done in it's original form?
Miss Marilyn is probably rolling over in her grave.
Lindsay in no way matches the beauty of Marilyn...not even close! At best these photos are bad knock-offs. Lindsay looks more like a hooker or drug addict caught in the act in most of them.
Also, her body doesn't even compare...Marilyn had a womanly hourglass figure and that creamy white smooth skin and wasn't covered in freckles. Marilyn just exuded sex. I don't feel that from Lindsay ever.
Stern said the project also grew out of his interest in “controversial women,” or “bad girls,” like “Britney, Paris, and Lindsay.” Monroe was, in a sense, the original tabloid queen.
I think Stern would have been better off shooting Lindsay for her first "sitting" with Playboy or Penthouse then, don't you think?
(all photos: New York Magazine)