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A Las Vegas couple and a Marilyn Monroe expert have been left embarrassed after what they thought was a nude photo of the star turned out to be a shot of pop star Madonna.
Lawrence Nicastro, 73, said he found the grainy poster-sized photo at his home and thought it was a rare picture of Monroe posing as a naked hitchhiker.
He and his wife Phyllis then spent four months researching the photograph.
Mr Nicastro suspected it had been left by a customer at his service station in New York city in 1962.
The couple brought in Monroe expert Chris Harris, who confirmed it was a genuine, exciting find.
Harris scheduled a news conference to unveil the image but allowed some journalists a sneak preview.
They suggested the photographic treasure was in fact a shot of Madonna from her graphic 1992 book, Sex.
It displayed the singer wearing just heels and a handbag, with a cigarette in her mouth.
Harris realised the mistake: 'You're right; it's Madonna. If there ever was an embarrassing moment....'
He still plans to hold the news conference to 'face the music'.
'Who wins here? Madonna, of course. She really looks like Marilyn Monroe,' insisted Harris.
It is not clear where the photograph actually came from, but Harris said he believed someone had slipped the poster into Mr Nicastro's belongings as a practical joke.

From BBC News - thanks to Paul


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Misha Allure

lol haha thats soo funny all he had to do was look at the cars in the background and he would have known its not a genuine marilyn pic


That was a revolutionary picture actually.


how dumb could you be? their bodies are so different. m is really thin and muscular in this pic. der.


WoW!! 4 months...huh. WoW!! He paid somone 2 tell him it was Madonna! Lol! This is 2 funny.

Aurora London

Madonna and Marilyn look very different! You don't need to be an "expert" to realise that.
Marylin was all curvy, with a "generous" shape, as Madonna has got a Marathonian super muscly body type!
Expert my ass!


There is no doubt that it is our Hyper Sexy Babe!


that is so funny. xD
she doesn't even look enough like marilyn monroe there to even slightly mistake her, let alone all the other facts giving the picture away.


Duh! The guy who found the photo and the so-called Marilyn expert are probably freaken dinosaur old. They are truly stuck on Stupid!

Robert Fellows

Yeah, I'm so sure Marilyn Monroe would stand in the middle of Florida anywhere with a cigarette in her mouth in the 50's and hitchhike.
The idea that anyone (especially someone who claims to be a Marilyn Monroe expert) would think that was an authentic Monroe picture (without looking at the cars in the background for a time reference) is pure stupidity.
Where's this guy been? That's so 1992.

Wil Whalen

So...this guy is a Marilyn Monroe expert??? Are you kidding me? First of all, she doesn't look like Marilyn, she looks like Angie Dickinson. Madonna is a size 0 and has an 8 pack in this pic. Marilyn was a size 12. The vehicles in the background are clearly from the 90's. This guy researched this photo for 4 months and it took an appraiser to tell him that's Madonna?? This takes stupidity to a new level. I think it's hilarious. Sigh. What a world we live in....


Hello?!? Like you couldn't tell it was a picture from the 80s/90s just by looking at the cars in the background!

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