Hollywood’s blonde bombshells seem to enjoy impersonating previous movie legends. Following in the footsteps of Marilyn Monroe (who teamed with Richard Avedon for her very own play pretend) it was Scarlett Johansson’s turn to do so, under the lens of Tim Walker.
After shooting the Moet Chandon adds I featured previously, and excessively sampling the product, the duo agreed it would be fun to do a story based on cinematic icons. Photographed over 14 hours, it would eventually include such personas as Marlene Dietrich, Sarah Bernhardt, Giulietta Masina and Buster Keaton. Elvis, who was at the top of Johansson’s wish list, was ultimately scrapped, because “it just didn’t look appealing”. Well…unappealing or not I’d still like to see it!
as Frederico Fellini’s wife and muse Giuletta Masina in movie La Strada
as actress Sarah Bernhardt in the promotional material for Jean Richepin’s play Pierrot’s Assassin
as silent movie legend Buster Keaton