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Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe as you’ve never seen them before

Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe as you’ve never seen them before

Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Deitrich and DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean on the cover of a magazine…

It’s 25 years since Madonna gave us the ultimate line-up of style icons in her hit song Vogue.

To mark the anniversary, openly gay artist Jody Little’s new exhibition ‘Vague’ is a collection of portraits that celebrate the Hollywood legends from the song.
‘From Bette Davis to Marlene Dietrich the stars are the ultimate gay icons,’ he says.

So strike a pose.

Greta Garbo

After a string of lovers (both male and female) Greta famously wanted to be alone.

Marilyn Monroe

America’s greatest sex symbol and one of the country’s most enduring icons.

Marlene Dietrich

Dietrich was dressing in men’s suits in the 1930s and wanted to see what The Boys In The Back Room will have.

James Dean

Dean was one of the first angst-ridden teenagers, struggling with parents, life and perhaps his sexuality – he famously implied he was bisexual and has been romantically linked to men and women.

Marlon Brando

One of the greatest film actors of all time, Brando was a bad boy who oozed raw sex appeal.

Bette Davis

‘What a dump!’ spat Bette in Beyond The Forest whilst seemingly chewing a wasp and the scenery.

Jody Little’s ‘Vague’ is at The Framer’s Gallery, 36 Windmill Street, London until 2 May 2015. See his site here.

You can order your own original from the collection direct from the artist by email here. He is donating 10% of all sales to Albert Kennedy Trust, the UK charity helping LGBTI homeless youths.