Marilyn Monroe Covers Vanity Fair. Again

And to think that Vanity Fair almost made my day with the TV series issue a couple of days ago! Now they brought Marilyn Monroe back. I’m beginning to see it as a tradition for Vanity Fair: every year or so, bam! a Marilyn cover!

Why she’s on the cover of VF’s June 2012 issue? Other than remembering her death on August 5th? Because some “never before seen” pictures of Marilyn taken by Lawrence Schiller in 1960 have just emerged. Images which are reportedly included in “Marilyn & Me”, Lawrence Schiller’s memoir. So yes, another one of those “lost, last photo sessions” with Marilyn. How many of those are there, anyway? It’s like every year brings us yet another lost and never before seen picture of the blond diva! Why isn’t there anyone doing a video saying “please leave Marilyn alone”!

Marilyn Monroe never before seen pictures Vanity Fair June 2012

Marilyn Monroe out of the water photo session

5 comments

#1 Ellington on 05.02.12 at 2:19 pm

I am looking forward to this issue.
I have just re-discovered Marilyn Monroe and she was a woman of many layers.

#2 Ellington on 05.02.12 at 2:39 pm

She is no longer a person Kpriss.
She is an iconic icon.
Remember the film “Tommy”? She was actually worshipped as a god in a religion in that film. And recently in Chicago there was a public art statue of her infamous “Seven Year Itch” subway grate pose.
She, James Dean, Elvis, and soon to be added Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston will be the on the receiving end of things like this now and forever. As long as it is tasteful I do not mind.

#3 kpriss on 05.02.12 at 8:24 pm

So true, Ellington! She is no longer a person, she belongs to the media. And every bit of her will be scrutinized over and over again. The sooner I’ll get used to that, the better. :)

I wouldn’t mind them doing more stories about Michael and Whitney, now that you mentioned it ;)

#4 keiKo on 05.03.12 at 1:38 am

It always amazes me how one person had such magnetism & light – so beautiful. Although I find VF irrelavant to me – this cover shows a beautiful happy woman – sadly missing from the images of woman today in print media.

#5 Riana on 05.03.12 at 11:04 am

keiKo, I agree so very with your last sentence. Very much so. What a image to portray a woman indeed :)

I own some books about Marilyn so to me she is since some time more than a bombshell. This lovely cover shows that no other woman can beat the real Marilyn how hard they try. It’s not just the hair or pout it’s her charisma :)

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