9:28 pm - 11/25/2012

“If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Playboy's special edition showing Marilyn Monroe's nude photos on 50th anniversary of her death


'This is the first time we've shown the totality of our collection, from the beginning to almost days before the end of her life. it showcases the arc of her life.'
Fifty years after her death, the world is still entranced by Miss Monroe. Playboy’s special package includes the features The Nude Marilyn, a carefully selected portfolio of photographs.

Playboy had a long relationship with Ms Monroe. The very first issue of Playboy featured Ms Monroe as the cover girl.
That famous photograph by Tom Kelley, with Monroe on red velvet cloth, was purchased by Hefner, and says Ebert, it would not be going too far to say it was the making of Hef’s new magazine.
'It legitimized nudity by embodying it in arguably the most famous woman in America,' Mr Ebert writes

Playboy promises the December cover feature 'highlights the full spectrum of her beauty and power'. The classic nude photos range from her first days as a pin-up girl to her final pictorials with the world’s leading photographers.


One of the photos by Lawrence Schiller is the last nude photo ever taken of Ms Monroe, taken just two days before her death.
Many of the photos were taken on the fly. Some of her were taken on movie sets, and some in bed at her home or by her pool.
'Some were taken at midnight in Beverly Hills with only a headlight used for lighting,' said Mr Jellinek. 'It all depended on her mood.
She was really two people - Marilyn Monroe, the glamorous actress, and Norma Jean, the fragile, damaged little girl.



numbedtoe 26th-Nov-2012 02:49 am (UTC)
Hef has never gotten over the fact he didn't fuck her since he seems to think anyone actually gives a damn about the nudes of a woman whose been dead for 50 years.
deethy 26th-Nov-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
idt he actually ever met her? and yet he bought the spot next to her crypt. fucking creepy

Edited at 2012-11-26 02:51 am (UTC)
lucciolaa 26th-Nov-2012 02:56 am (UTC)
Apparently he's talked about his memories of her, so I guess he must have? His obsession with her reminds me of Drake's obsession with Aaliyah tbh

Edited at 2012-11-26 02:57 am (UTC)
deethy 26th-Nov-2012 02:59 am (UTC)
lbr, by memories he probably means fantasies
numbedtoe 26th-Nov-2012 03:06 am (UTC)
IKR? I don't think he ever met her either. i've always thought his obsession with her was bizarre. well that and how he thinks pamela anderson is the closest thing we have to a new marilyn.
toilandblood 26th-Nov-2012 08:28 am (UTC)
thats weird even if he did ever meet her he's so creepy
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