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