Monthly Archives: September 2011

All About Eddie Redmayne

Colin Clark, author of My Week With Marilyn, is played by Eddie Redmayne in the forthcoming movie. In some ways this is a difficult role to take, because personally I don’t believe that Clark was really as close to Monroe … Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton: The New York Years

A new exhibition (with accompanying book) opening at the Museum of the City of New York next month. “Cecil Beaton: The New York Years Oct 25 through Feb 20 From the 1920s through the ‘60s, Manhattan’s artistic and social circles embraced … Continue reading

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Elliott Erwitt in Austin, Texas

Photographer Elliott Erwitt will discuss his life and work with Steve Hoelscher, head of American Studies, tonight at 7.30pm in the Jessen Auditorium, at the University of Texas in Austin. The event will be webcast live. “To me, photography is … Continue reading

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Sugar at the Bing Crosby Theatre

Some Like it Hot heads a new classic film season, ‘Beauties of the Fifties and Sixties’, at the Bing Crosby Theatre in Spokane, Washington, on September 27. Doors open at 6.30pm, with trailers and short films at 7 and the … Continue reading

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‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’

Over at Flavorwire, a look back at past depictions of Marilyn in popular culture, in anticipation of Michelle Williams’ upcoming movie role. Pictured above is Catherine Hicks in the TV movie, Marilyn: An Untold Story (1980.) I would also nominate … Continue reading

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The Art of Marilyn in Crete

Painter and ES member Elizabeth Grammaticas visited the ‘Marilyn Monroe in the Arts’ exhibition in Crete last week, and has shared her thoughts (and photos) with us. I have posted a small selection, but you can see many more over … Continue reading

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Opening Shots: Bus Stop

A further extract from Richard Dyer’s Heavenly Bodies, considering Marilyn’s first scene in Bus Stop. Screencaps by likeabalalaika “The first shot of Monroe, as so often in her films, is a point-of-view shot. But it is not Beau, the hero’s, point … Continue reading

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Calendars and Diaries For 2012

 Graphique De France wall calendar Graphique de France mini calendar Brown Trout/Faces wall calendar Brown Trout/Faces mini calendar Sam Shaw calendar Dream wall calendar (with fridge magnet) TeNeues wall calendar (incl. photoshopped artwork) TeNeues/Heiner Meyer Glamour wall calendar (incl. 3 … Continue reading

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Megan Fox Explains Tattoo Removal

While promoting her new comedy, Friends With Kids, at last week’s Toronto Film Festival, actress Megan Fox explained to CinemaBlend why she has removed her Marilyn tattoo. (She initially told Amica magazine last month that the tattoo had ‘negative energy’ and … Continue reading

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Marilyn, Roswell and Tracy Lawrence

Not another UFO sighting, but a track by country artist Tracy Lawrence from his new album, The Singer - about a beautiful, mysterious woman, ‘somewhere between Roswell and Marilyn Monroe’. “‘Roswell and Marilyn Monroe’ is one of the most unique pieces … Continue reading

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