Susan Bernard – daughter of photographer Bruno Bernard, and author of Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, is giving a one-hour at London’s National Portrait Gallery on March 14th at 7pm, to accompany the current exhibition, Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair, on display until March 24th.
Rock star Pink has softened her look with a glamorous blonde hairdo that has been compared to Marilyn’s, and celebrity hair-stylist Marcia Hamilton has told readers of OK! magazine how to imitate the effect. (Pink is clearly a Monroe fan, having paid $10,000 for a painting of her last year.)
While this photo is somewhat reminiscent of Milton Greene’s 1954 ‘Ballerina’ sitting with Marilyn, I’d say that the true inspiration was the cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin album, shot by Stephen Meisel in 1984.