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'It's Still About Nudity': VF's Marilyn Monroe Nude Outtakes, GQ's Interview with 'The Man Who Hacked Hollywood'

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by Sophia Savage
May 1, 2012 3:14 PM
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Marilyn Monroe is the gift that keeps on giving.

Vanity Fair's June issue features outtakes from her last photo-shoot. Photographer Lawrence Schiller (aka Larry Wolf) was to take nude photos of the star (in the pool with a suit, out of it naked) and guarantee that they would appear on magazine covers that made no mention or reference to Elizabeth Taylor, of whose fame (and Oscar) Monroe was envious.

Schiller's new memoir, "Marilyn & Me," reveals never-before published photographs and recounts his conversations with Monroe about her insecurities as a sex symbol and failure to win awards. During her last conversation with Schiller, she asked: "It's still about nudity. Is that all I'm good for?" The following day she would be found dead and Schiller would find a returned nude photo of her; Monroe had written, "Send this to Playboy, they might like it."

Monroe's struggle wouldn't have been any easier today. The 'celebrity' category is vast and the fame business knows no boundaries. "Would Marilyn tweet?" asked Kenneth Branagh, who played Laurence Olivier in "My Week with Marilyn," in our toh! interview.

GQ's David Kushner talks to Chris Chaney, or The Man Who Hacked Hollywood (i.e. nude photos of Scarlett Johansson). It's not a pretty story. Chaney hacked into celebrity emails accounts (he found the names of their dogs on Facebook, then got into their emails and contacts), and fell down the rabbit hole of sex tapes, secrets and scandals. Chaney shares his hesitance each step of the way, but confides it was too much to resist once he had access to the private email accounts of celebrities high and low; "It's the whole 'Star Trek' thing," he says. "'Going where no man has gone before.'" He's gone to prison now.
 

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