Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Impersonates Her Favorites

Marilyn Monroe is an icon. However, many are not aware that she impersonated a few of her favorite legends. It was during  a photo shoot done by Richard Avedon. Their work was featured in LIFE magazine in 1958.
The first photo shows Marilyn as Lillian Russell. Lillian was a famous singer, dancer and actress in the 1880's until her retirement in 1919.
The next photo shows Marilyn Monroe as Theda Bara. Theda was an silent film actress known for her role as Cleopatra. She was one of the most earliest film sex symbols. She made more than forty films between 1914 and 1926.
The next photo shows Marilyn Monroe impersonating the famous "Charleston Flapper Girl" of the 1920's Clara Bow.

Marilyn's next impersonation photo is of Marlene Dietrich. Marlene Dietrich's most famous role was as a cabaret singer in the 1930 movie "The Blue Angel". Here Marilyn Monroe strikes a leggy pose.

The next photo depicts Marilyn Monroe as the infamous Jean Harlow. Jean Harlow was a sex symbol of the 1930's and was known as the "Blonde Bombshell". She is considered one of the greatest movie stars of all time.

And of course, the photo shoot would not have been complete without Marilyn Monroe posing as herself.

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