Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

Never seen Marilyn Monroe nude photo turns out to be a photo of....

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

Never seen Marilyn Monroe nude photo turns out to be a photo of....

Old 02-20-08, 11:08 AM
  #1  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Glendale, next to L.A.
Posts: 18,486
Never seen Marilyn Monroe nude photo turns out to be a photo of....

MADONNA

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/sto...n-madonna.html

Man mistakes Material Girl for Marilyn Monroe

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
CBC News

A case of mistaking Madonna for Marilyn Monroe has left a Las Vegas man with egg on his face, after his "discovery" of a rare nude shot of the dead screen siren turned out to be a published photo of the pop singer.

Lawrence Nicastro had been sifting through old files last year and came across an image he believed was a rare photo of Monroe posing nude as a hitchhiker, wearing only high heels and a handbag.

The 73-year-old Nicastro and his wife enlisted the help of a publicist and Monroe expert named Chris Harris to authenticate the image. They had scheduled a news conference Wednesday to unveil the shot to the public.

After the two men gave The Associated Press a sneak peak at the image Tuesday, it emerged that the photo was actually one of pop music icon Madonna from her 1992 photography book Sex.

Harris conceded that it was indeed the singer, who has at various times fashioned herself after the famed movie star, including patterning her early Material Girl music video after Monroe's performance of the song Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend from the film Gentlemen Prefer Blonds.

"If there ever was an embarrassing moment," Harris said, insisting that in the photo, Madonna is a dead ringer for Monroe, who died in 1962.

Nicastro, who had previously owned a service station in New York state, originally said he believed the image had been left by a customer in the 1960s. Harris now believes someone must have left the image with Nicastro as some sort of prank.

He also said he will still show up for Wednesday's scheduled news conference to "face the music."

Though more than four decades have passed since her death, Monroe's image, films and possessions still captivate the imagination of fans today. Her belongings continue to populate celebrity memorabilia auctions and she remains a fixture on Forbes magazine's annual tally of the top-earning dead celebrities.

Sorry, no pic!

Chris
mrpayroll is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 11:12 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Chrisedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Part of the Left-Wing Conspiracy
Posts: 6,894
Dorks...That is a very very naked pic of madonna is a pose Marilyn never would have done. Smoking a cig, in the street, naked....
Chrisedge is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 11:20 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,201
The hairy pits should have been a clue.
kvrdave is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 11:21 AM
  #4  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 33,001
When you have two class acts like Marilyn and Madonna, it's easy to get them confused.
Bandoman is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 11:26 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
McHawkson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: America Empire
Posts: 14,752
Was the picture of Madonna from her Sex Book (or something like that)?
McHawkson is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 11:26 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Originally Posted by Bandoman
When you have two class acts like Marilyn and Madonna, it's easy to get them confused.


"If I have to fuck every ugly, fat, stinking old man in this town to be a star, that's exactly what I'll do"...
Dr Mabuse is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 11:31 AM
  #7  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Glendale, next to L.A.
Posts: 18,486
Originally Posted by McHawkson
Was the picture of Madonna from her Sex Book (or something like that)?
I italicized Sex

Chris
mrpayroll is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 11:34 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
McHawkson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: America Empire
Posts: 14,752
Originally Posted by mrpayroll
I italicized Sex

Chris
<--- too lazy to read the article.
McHawkson is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 12:13 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Infidel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: the kingdom of the evil Voratians, ruled by the wicked Ak-Oga
Posts: 11,409
The 73-year-old Nicastro and his wife enlisted the help of a publicist and Monroe expert named Chris Harris to authenticate the image. They had scheduled a news conference Wednesday to unveil the shot to the public.

After the two men gave The Associated Press a sneak peak at the image Tuesday, it emerged that the photo was actually one of pop music icon Madonna from her 1992 photography book Sex.

"If there ever was an embarrassing moment," Harris said...
The Infidel is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 12:37 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Numanoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Down in 'The Park'
Posts: 27,882
Madonna is totally buff in that pic. Marilyn was never that cut. Some Monroe expert that guy is.
Numanoid is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 01:32 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Somerville, MA
Posts: 3,879
I found that pic, and I remember it. I saw it in a Playboy when I was like 10, or so. There is a good chance that I released some bodily fluids over that pic. It does not even look like Monroe, what a bunch of retards.
dieinafire is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 01:39 PM
  #12  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,417
It could be worse... it could have been a picture of Marilyn Manson.
DRG is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 02:53 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 20,879
Nicastro, who had previously owned a service station in New York state, originally said he believed the image had been left by a customer in the 1960s. Harris now believes someone must have left the image with Nicastro as some sort of prank.
MS Word document photo?
wishbone is online now  
Old 02-20-08, 03:18 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mrs. Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: With Nick Danger
Posts: 17,799
Mod note: We DO NOT allow links to nudes!
Mrs. Danger is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 03:39 PM
  #15  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 33,001
There are cars in that pic?
Bandoman is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 04:03 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 6,306
Who would ever mistake that for Marilyn Monroe? I saw that pic like 10 years ago. I've always known it was Madonna.
whoopdido is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 06:16 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 13,819
Originally Posted by whoopdido
Who would ever mistake that for Marilyn Monroe? I saw that pic like 10 years ago. I've always known it was Madonna.
But she was blonde. Who else could it be?


How these fools could have gotten to the point of calling a press conference for this notorious photo before being told it wasn't rare or Marilyn Monroe is really quite impressive in and of itself.

Last edited by GoldenJCJ; 02-20-08 at 06:19 PM.
GoldenJCJ is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 06:39 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Bronkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: AnaheimLand, SoCal
Posts: 15,525
I thought this combination of threads was amusing - and almost accurate!

Bronkster is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 06:44 PM
  #19  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Glendale, next to L.A.
Posts: 18,486
Originally Posted by Bronkster
I thought this combination of threads was amusing - and almost accurate!

That's a photoshop!

Chris
mrpayroll is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 07:25 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Bronkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: AnaheimLand, SoCal
Posts: 15,525
is not!
Bronkster is offline  
Old 02-20-08, 08:26 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: BV VA
Posts: 6,070
Originally Posted by Bronkster
is not!
"technically"
kantonburg is offline  
Old 02-21-08, 12:57 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,199
Whats next?
Someone confusing Monroe with Lindsay Lohan.
will travel is offline  
Old 02-21-08, 06:45 AM
  #23  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Vipper II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Abingdon, MD
Posts: 3,171
Based on the description of the picture before they found out that it wasn't actually Marilyn, I had a feeling that it was Madonna. I remember seeing the picture in poster form at one of the crap shops along the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD about twelve years ago. It was kind of gross, so I bought a poster of naked Pam Anderson instead.
Vipper II is offline  
Old 02-21-08, 07:10 AM
  #24  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 33,001
Originally Posted by Vipper II
Based on the description of the picture before they found out that it wasn't actually Marilyn, I had a feeling that it was Madonna. I remember seeing the picture in poster form at one of the crap shops along the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD about twelve years ago. It was kind of gross, so I bought a poster of naked Pam Anderson instead.
Awesome, because she's not at all gross.
Bandoman is offline  
Old 02-21-08, 08:45 AM
  #25  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Vipper II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Abingdon, MD
Posts: 3,171
Originally Posted by Bandoman
Awesome, because she's not at all gross.
Hey, I was a teenager at the time. What did I know? Besides, Pamela was in her prime back then, and probably one of the top three women on every male teenager's mind.

Last edited by Vipper II; 02-21-08 at 08:52 AM.
Vipper II is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.