Skip to stern skip bert search. Monroe, sleepy-eyed and photos, sips from a Champagne glass, enacts a stern dance of sorts with various diaphanous scarves, monroe with erotic playfulness on a bed of white linens. Six weeks after she photos posed, Monroe was found dead of an apparent barbiturate overdose. But the pictures are also remarkable for the raw truths they seem to reveal. In them, we see an actress whose comedic talents were overshadowed by nude sex appeal, a woman who is cannily aware of her pinup status, yet monroe also beginning to show her 36 years.
In many shots, she is obviously drunk. This was an unhappy time for Monroe. In our armored, airbrushed age, his famous celebrity nude scenes feels almost revolutionary.
Forty-six years later, Stern has revisited his classic shots with Lindsay Lohan, another actress whose prodigious fame is nude quite commensurate with her professional achievements. Without putting too fine a point on it, you might say Lohan has, like Monroe, a knack bert courting the tabloids and tripping up her career.
Readers will remember that Lohan had her own Billy Wilder moment two summers ago on the set of Georgia Rule.