Thursday, February 21, 2008

But She Has Blonde Hair Too

Madonna hitchhiking (from Sex), 1992 © Steven Meisel
From the AP wire:
Lawrence Nicastro, 73, said he found the grainy, poster-size photo last year while going through storage items at his home in Las Vegas. He believed it had been left by a customer at his service station in the Bronx in 1962.

Nicastro and his wife, Phyllis, said they had spent about four months researching the origin of the photograph and called in Chris Harris, a publicist and Monroe expert, for help authenticating it.

Harris said it was a dead ringer for Monroe and scheduled a Wednesday news conference to unveil the image to reporters.

The two men gave The Associated Press a sneak peak Tuesday.

"You're right; it's Madonna," Harris said after being told of the mix-up. Harris said he believed someone had slipped the poster into Nicastro's storage as a prank.

So, I can kind of believe that a 73 year old man mistook a very common photo of Madonna for a very rare photo of Marilyn Monroe.

Kind of.

What is harder form me to believe is that one, someone makes a living as a Marilyn Monroe expert and two, that said expert confused the two. (His Marilyn Monroe experting days are totally numbered.) What is super hard for me to believe is that neither noticed the '92 Ford Aerostar cruising down the road in the background.
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