French Authors Celebrate Marilyn


The French literary world continues to celebrate Marilyn, with two more new books just published. Henry-Jean Servat has just released Marilyn: La Legende, his third book on the star, including an interview with her half-sister, Bernice Baker Miracle, from 1996. Meanwhile, Jannick Alimi’s Marilyn Monroe à 20 ans : Les secrets de ses débuts is now available in paperback and via Kindle. Both authors have spoken (in French, of course) to Le Point about Marilyn.

Marilyn: Elle’s Movie Icon

 Actress Elle Fanning, 14, has once again named Marilyn as her idol, reports ONTD.

“Q: Who is your Hollywood icon?
A: I saw The Seven Year Itch at about seven years old. It’s part of what made me really want to be an actress. That Halloween I was Marilyn Monroe in the white dress, with the mole. I went to the vintage Levi’s store in London yesterday, and they had denim from every decade. The lady said that the ’50s jeans were the ones Marilyn Monroe used to wear–not the actual jeans, but the same style. They were high-waisted, and they tapered at the calf. I’m still thinking about them. Maybe I’ll get them for Christmas. Then I can look like Marilyn Monroe.”

Marilyn: NYC, 1955

A new exhibition and book, depicting an off-duty, but inimitably glamorous Marilyn walking in a New York street in 1955 with her friend, photographer and business partner, Milton Greene – from a rare home movie shot by lucky teenager Peter Mangone – will be launched next month.

The exhibition , ‘Marilyn Monroe Rediscovered: The Lost Film of Peter Mangone’, opens at New York’s Danziger Gallery on November 1st, until December 23.

The accompanying book, Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955, is a mere 48pp long, measures 9 x9″, and includes 30 colour photos, and is available to pre-order now via the Book Depository and other online stores.