Monthly Archives: March 2012

New MM Releases in The Bookseller

 The upcoming batch of new MM titles is featured in this week’s Bookseller (including much-anticipated titles from Michelle Morgan and Lois Banner.)

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Yona Zeldis McDonough on Marilyn

Yona Zeldis McDonough, who edited the 2002 anthology, All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader, has also written fiction and non-fiction for adults, and books for children. She spoke recently about her thoughts on MM’s enduring legacy: “You edited … Continue reading

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‘Sugar’ in San Francisco

 Riley Krull stars in Sugar, a new production of the musical based on Some Like It Hot, from April 4-22 at the 42nd Street Moon, Eureka Theatre, San Francisco.

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‘Hello Norma Jeane’ in Chicago

 Hello Norma Jeane, by London dramatist Dylan Costello, will be staged at 7.30 pm, on Saturday, April 14, at Center on Halsted Hoover-Leppen Theater, Chicago, where it is one of five contenders in a ‘Gay Play Weekend’. “Joe has his … Continue reading

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‘Smash’ Episode 7: The Workshop

 This week’s episode focuses on the tension between Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) and her Broadway diva of a mother (Bernadette Peters): ‘WHAT WAS AWESOME: We get to see the workshop of “Marilyn” almost in its entirety which, frankly, is flippin’ … Continue reading

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‘Magnum on Set’ at Covent Garden

The London Film Museum is opening a new gallery in Covent Garden with a movie-themed exhibit from Magnum Photos. “The collection includes masterpieces such as Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight, Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch, Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without A Cause, … Continue reading

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Rose Loomis and the ‘Evil Beauties of Cinema’

 Film critic Mick LaSalle names Marilyn’s smouldering performance in Niagara among his ‘Evil Beauties of Cinema’, but with a caveat: “Not Evil Even When She’s Being Evil: Marilyn Monroe in ‘Niagara.’ As Francois Truffaut said when he reviewed this film, … Continue reading

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Back to Basics With Kylie

Kylie Minogue has kicked off her ‘Anti Tour’ in Melbourne, wearing a Vivienne Westwood top emblazoned with a 1957 headshot of MM by Richard Avedon. Kylie previously wore an identical top back in 1994, reports the Daily Mail.  

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Snyder Photos Featured on MSN

Photos from the estate of Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder – soon to be auctioned at Julien’s – made the MSN homepage today.        

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‘Marilyn Unveiled’ in Santa Cruz

 MM collector Scott Fortner talks to Good Times about the ‘Legacy of a Legend’ and ‘Marilyn Unveiled’ charity gala and exhibit, coming up this Saturday, March 17, at Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz. ‘It’s a testament to Monroe’s iconic … Continue reading

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