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Amy Schumer channels Marilyn Monroe on bombshell Vanity Fair cover

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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Talk about the lady in red!

Amy Schumer has everyone goggling over her new Vanity Fair cover, which features her posing like a glam Hollywood goddess from the last century — and simultaneously channeling Marilyn Monroe.

Schumer posted pictures from the shoot on her Instagram Monday:

OK, that's not really her. That's a shot from a character's "reveal" on "Game of Thrones" that she posted as a joke. This is Schumer's cover:

It's clearly a throwback to the kind of "bombshell" images that were popular on pin-up calendars from the 1940s and 50s. In addition, the picture channels Marilyn Monroe's Playboy pictures, like this one:

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Now, Monroe never appeared on the US cover of Playboy nude (that pin is from 2013 reproduction of an image that appeared inside its first issue in December 1953). But we get the picture.

Schumer was clearly having fun with the whole experience, including the "bombshell" concept:

And this more straight-faced (if seriously hot) image she apparently had to "beg" legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz to shoot:

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"I explained to her how important it was to me and she finally agreed," Schumer says in the VF article about the shoot. "I felt powerful and beautiful. She understood once we shot it. Or maybe she ran to the bathroom to throw up. It was one of the most meaningful moments of my life."

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