Last week we looked at the Elvis and Marilyn images in two categories of my collection – Head Shots and A Little Bit More. Now we will get into the other three categories, again ranking them in ascending order.
Full Body Shots:
There wasn’t not much talent needed to show them both side-by-side in gold outfits.
This could have been better if they had brightened it up.
Good concept, but the picture cuts off Elvis’ head and it is too fuzzy.
Why did they put a polka-dot necktie on Elvis?
This had to be pretty easy to put together, but I do like seeing their two most iconic photos together.
An older Elvis and an older Marilyn than on most of these images.
I found this on an Italian website. I’m pretty sure that is Elvis’ head on somebody else’s body.
This image just doesn’t impart much connection between Elvis and Marilyn.
Study Elvis in this. Doesn’t it look like the scene in Jailhouse Rock when he told Judy Tyler “That ain’t tactics, Honey. It’s just the beast in me.”
Great artwork. As before, I’d like more color, but there is probable something deeper I am missing.
This must be the most familiar of all the Elvis/Marilyn images. I found it all over the internet.
The big winner. I love the pose, but it has to be someone else’s body with Elvis’ head. I have never seen a photo of him in that position.
Elvis / Marilyn / James Dean / Humphrey Bogart:
There are a bunch of drawings of these four icons together in bars, diners, and other scenes. For my collection, I have cropped out Dean and Bogart, but I couldn’t do that with this one because it would ruin the coolness of the Mt. Rushmore image.
Marilyn and Elvis just seem to be plopped into this picture. No real connection.
Better. Elvis is singing to Marilyn, and she is swooning to his music.
First runner up. I couldn’t cut out Humphrey Bogart, but I love Elvis checking out Marilyn.
The big winner. Elvis has Marilyn on one side and a pile of money on the other.
An interesting combination of images and design.
This is clever. I wonder what Marilyn was holding in the original.
Do you think Elvis and Marilyn had enough star power to get the police to buzz off?
Young lovers in Paris. I particularly like the rose.
How cool is this? Hard to believe this didn’t rank in the top three.
Outstanding, but I have one little quibble. Why didn’t they align the original pictures so Elvis was taller than Marilyn? Still, second runner-up.
This one is a bonus, not part of the ranking. I made it wuth Windows Paint, and I wanted it to appear right after the one that inspired it.
First runner-up. In spite of it not being a sharp image, I am very impressed with this pairing of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Powerful.
This is the grand winner in the Clever Combination group. And I created it by mistake. While watching a YouTube video that had a sequence of Elvis / Marilyn images morphing from one to the next, I clicked on Screen Grab a little late. So, two images were captured together. I love the result and gave myself the prize.
Elvis and Marilyn – Stars Forever:
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