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Cheyenne Randall is an artist in Seattle who is making us swoon with his pictures of tattooed celebrities. Audrey Hepburn and Willie Nelson are just a couple stars Randall has in his impressive gallery of celebs donning gorgeous skin art. Check out some of our favorites below: Marilyn Monroe before she exploded as an icon. Liz Taylor giving us the eye... and sporting some epic tats. Gaga with more tattoos than skin. Jimi Hendrix with a heart full of love on his cheek... To see more of Randall's work check out his tumblr: Shopped Tattoos. Spoiler alert: It's all AWESOME. Read More
Cheyenne Randall, a Seattle-based mixed media artist, has knocked the socks off Instagram and Tumblr with his latest project. In the images below, Randall takes classic photos of Hollywood icons and glazes the figures with home-spun tattoos. Ever wondered what Lady Di would look like with a sleeve? Your quest is over.      Ms. Marilyn Monroe...had she lived on Bedford Avenue, circa 1999. Audrey Hepburn, had her Roman Holiday been more of a Roman bacchanalia.    A Rockwellian WW2 worker, had she also maybe enjoyed roller derby.    This sixties' ad... Read More
  We may think we know, but we have no idea. She was the most famous woman in the world and yet the world knew so little about her. Marilyn Monroe was so much more than the air-headed characters she portrayed; she was highly intelligent, passionate and driven, as well as an innovative leader for women in Hollywood. She bucked the system and made her career her own. Love Marilyn  takes her recently discovered writings and turns them into poignant glimpses into the complicated life of the star. Read More
Marilyn in the white dress over the subway vent. Marilyn singing a breathless happy birthday to JFK. Marilyn in hot pink full-length gloves, proclaiming that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Read More
Can’t wait until Sunday for the next Mad Men? Well, hurry on over to the Cinema Village Theatre tonight or tomorrow to catch the documentary Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. This thrilling biography covers the life and work of one of American photography's all-time greats, known for capturing the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and the infamous Lolita image from Stanley Kubrick's film. Stern's work on Madison Avenue helped shape the state of modern advertising, which earned him the credit of original "Mad Man. Read More
Despite the fact that she only just released the four-minute long trailer yesterday, Lana Del Rey’s video for “National Anthem,” featuring A$AP Rocky, was released this morning- and it's definitely interesting. Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video features Lana playing both Marilyn Monroe AND Jackie Onassis while A$AP plays JFK in what appears to be a live-action instagram reel. Whether it has you bleeding red, white, and blue or ready to move to Canada, nothing gets people in the mood for the 4th of July like an All-American controversy! Well played, Lana, well played. Read More
For the past several years, Michelle Williams has been pretty much incapable of doing wrong. After acclaimed performances in movies like Brokeback Mountain and Blue Valentine (not to mention a couple of Oscar and Golden Globe nods), she's earned a reputation as one of Hollywood’s go-to “serious actresses.” Williams does seem like a decent choice to play an inimitable icon like Marilyn Monroe, but unfortunately her acting chops can’t save her in the oddly bland My Week With Marilyn (directed by Simon Curtis, written by Adrian Hodges). Read More
There have been a lot of Marilyn Monroe inspired movies and/or photo shoots over the years with many celebrities trying and failing (cough*Lindsay Lohan*cough) to capture the complexity of Monroe, the girl and the movie star, but I have high hopes for "My Week With Marilyn." The film revolves around Monroe's first trip to Europe and a short affair with a production assistant named Colin Clark, who later wrote about the affair in a tell-all book that the film is based on. I'm a big fan of Michelle Williams and I think she was an unexpectedly amazing choice for this role. Read More
  The Naked Truth, a photographic & video survey of 50 years of Voyeurism, Nudity and Sex, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel opened today at the housprojects gallery on Howard Street, Soho, NYC.  There are the classic couplings of Bert Stern & Marilyn Monroe, David La Chapelle & Amanda Lepore and Herb Ritts & Madonna. But some of the most powerful images are from artists I was less familiar with, like Marla Rutherford's Spring Cleaning above. And that's the whole point to going to see art-- to be moved, to be affected, disturbed. To find something new. Read More
Peggy Wilkins has a secret stash: an apartment-sized collection of Playboy magazines.  Her love affair started at age 13, when she had to have an issue with teen detective Nancy Drew—wearing a trench coat and nothing else—on the cover.  After her mother told her she wouldn't purchase the magazine, Peggy did what any real fan would do—she stole it.Since that day, Peggy has amassed every single issue of Playboy, including a copy of the (extremely rare) premiere issue with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, signed by Hef himself. Read More