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People Still Really Want to See Marilyn Monroe Naked

The cover story of the new “Vanity Fair” reminds us of an article we posted way back in 2006.

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Today the June issue of Vanity Fair arrived on our desk, bearing a photo of Marilyn Monroe and a giant cover line: “Inside: The Lost Nudes.” The story is an adaptation of photographer Lawrence Schiller’s memoir, in which he recalls photographing Monroe on the set of her last movie, the never-finished Something’s Got to Give. The article does, in fact, include nude photos—although (spoiler alert) all the shots are strictly PG-13. What made this article stick out for us, however, is that it’s a reminder of one of the most-viewed stories ever posted on Washingtonian.com: an article from December 2006 called “Marilyn Monroe’s First Nude Photos.” So for all the folks who looked at it—and were instantly disappointed that (spoiler alert number two) no actual nudes were included in the post­—we’d recommend hitting your local magazine rack soon.

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