Monthly Archives: February 2012

Marilyn: The Face of Cannes, 2012

This photo of Marilyn – taken on her 30th birthday – adorns promotional posters for the Cannes Film Festival, coming in May. It seems fitting that the ultimate movie actress should be chosen to represent the world’s pre-eminent celebration of … Continue reading


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‘Smash’, Episode 4: ‘The Cost of Art’

Cinema Blend singles out Megan Hilty’s big Marilyn number for praise this week: “This week’s big musical number, ‘I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl’, is a standard Marilyn sexpot song…with a twist. I think what I … Continue reading


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Women on Film: Marilyn Redux

Gabriella Apicella has contributed an insightful article for the Bitch Flicks blog, comparing recent screen portrayals of Marilyn and Margaret Thatcher, and discussing why film-makers sometimes misrepresent powerful women: “Although devastatingly insecure about her talent and notoriously late on set … Continue reading


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Marilyn, The Who and ‘Tommy’

Tommy, The Who’s cult 1975 musical directed by Ken Russell, and featuring a surreal scene set in ‘The Church of Marilyn Monroe’, tops Screen Junkies’ list of the 5 Best Rock Operas: “The main character, Tommy, joins a cult that worships … Continue reading


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‘Fragments’ of Inspiration

New York-based singer-songwriter St Vincent (aka Annie Clark) talked to Drowned in Sound about how Marilyn’s writing – collected in Fragments - inspired the song, ‘Surgeon’, on her new album, Strange Mercy: ‘Clark mentioned that she “was reading Marilyn Monroe’s diary, … Continue reading


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‘Bus Stop’ at Reel 13, New York

 Bus Stop will be screened at New York’s Reel 13 at 9pm on March 24, reports Broadway World.


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MM: Obsession Overload?

Over at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Clint O’Connor looks at Marilyn’s enduring appeal: “We are eternally obsessed with dead movie stars…But Monroe reached beyond the limitations of film stardom by injecting herself into the social zeitgeist. Baseball god. Broadway lion. … Continue reading


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Marilyn Exhibit in Santa Cruz

The collection of Scott Fortner will feature in Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit, at the Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz County, Central California on March 16-17. Scott will also present An Evening with Marilyn: An Intimate Look at The Legend, a … Continue reading


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Kate Upton’s Monroe Muse

After some truly terrifying MM-inspired photo shoots in recent days (yes, Courtney Stodden and Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola, I mean you), it was a pleasant surprise to see this superior effort featuring glamour model Kate Upton, photographed by Sebastien Faena … Continue reading


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Celebrating Michelle’s Indie Spirit

Michelle Williams won last night’s Film Independent Spirit Award as Best Female Lead for her role in My Week With Marilyn. The ceremony was held at one of Monroe’s childhood haunts, Santa Monica Beach. “My friend was joking that until now … Continue reading


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