Monthly Archives: January 2011

Re-Branding Joe DiMaggio

Following the recent licensing deal for Marilyn, it seems that her former husband, Joe DiMaggio, is also about to be ‘rebranded’. Morris Engelberg, DiMaggio’s longtime friend and attorney, became his trustee when the American sporting icon died in 1999. In … Continue reading

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‘Bus Stop’ in the Midlands

“In his day, William Inge was as well-known and influential as his friend and mentor Tennesse Williams, with Broadway hits and Hollywood movies. He came from Kansas, writing about small town life and people. In the UK productions of his … Continue reading

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Taschen Reissues De Dienes’ ‘Marilyn’

Art publisher Taschen are reissuing Andre de Dienes‘ Marilyn, one of the finest photography books on Monroe, in a compact, two-volume edition with slip-cover. Full price is £24.99 ($39.99) but it can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK for just £13.49 … Continue reading

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Marilyn: The Norma Jeane Years

This DVD was released in 2010, but it is actually a reissue of a 1991 documentary, The Discovery of Marilyn Monroe. As the titles suggest, this 50-minute film focusses on Marilyn’s early career, including Norma Jeane’s ‘discovery’ by photographer David … Continue reading

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Gus Zernial 1923-2011

Gus Zernial, the left-fielder and right-hand batter who played in baseball’s Major League during the 1950s, has died aged 87. Along with Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, Zernial hit the most home runs during the decade. Zernial is also known … Continue reading

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Irreplaceable Marilyn

‘Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul,’ Marilyn Monroe once said. ‘I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty … Continue reading

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The Marilyn Room

A new live music venue in Bend, Oregon with great food, drinks and Marilyn-inspired decor. Visit them on Facebook Thanks to Marilynette Lounge

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Liz Smith Reviews ‘MM: Personal’

“Unlike last year’s Fragments, which consisted solely of Marilyn’s notes, poems, jottings, recipes, etc., MM Personal — while it also has letters from the star — is mainly correspondence to Monroe. From friends and professional colleagues — including harried notes and telegrams from … Continue reading

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Marilyn at Tiffany’s

‘Another influence on Capote’s sense of this bright new character in American fiction was Marilyn Monroe. He loved the wit and the strange sadness Marilyn expressed in her friendship with him; the sense of aloneness and of running away from … Continue reading

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‘Some Like It Hot’ in Henley

At the Peppard Revels Film Club at the War Memorial Hall on Friday, February 11, at 7.15 pm.

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