Marilyn Raises Millions in Bendigo

Australia’s unofficial ‘year of Marilyn’ has been a resounding success, as the Bendigo Advertiser reports. “Bendigo Art Gallery’s Marilyn Monroe exhibition brought more than $13 million into the region, Victorian government modelling has shown. Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan announced on Wednesday $13.2 million in economic impact for Bendigo was derived from the four-month exhibition, … Continue reading Marilyn Raises Millions in Bendigo

Last Chance for Marilyn in Bendigo

The highly popular Australian exhibit, Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe, will close on July 10, reports the Bendigo Advertiser. “In the final weeks of the exhibition, the gallery is presenting a number of programs to complement the exhibition: Curator’s introduction, noon, Thursday, June 23. Join exhibition curator Tansy Curtin for a special overview, as she discusses the … Continue reading Last Chance for Marilyn in Bendigo

‘Ladies of the Chorus’ in Bendigo

Made on a shoestring over ten days as a Columbia B-feature, Ladies of the Chorus (1948) gets a rare screening at the Star Cinema in Bendigo, Australia  next Wednesday, June 1 (Marilyn’s 90th birthday), reports the Bendigo Advertiser. While not a great film by any means, Ladies of the Chorus (also streaming on Youtube) offered Marilyn her first lead role, plus … Continue reading ‘Ladies of the Chorus’ in Bendigo

Marilyn’s Photographers Celebrated in Bendigo

A new article for the Bendigo Advertiser focuses on the importance of photography in Marilyn’s career, and her work with masters of the art such as Andre de Dienes, Eve Arnold, Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon, as featured in the Bendigo Art Gallery’s current exhibition, Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe. “THE photographic works included in … Continue reading Marilyn’s Photographers Celebrated in Bendigo

Making A Marilyn Moment In Bendigo

Visitors to Australia’s spectacular new exhibition, Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe, will now have a chance to recreate Marilyn’s iconic ‘subway scene’ from The Seven Year Itch, reports the Bendigo Advertiser. “Every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm, a subway grate, complete with wind and a 1950s New York backdrop, will be set … Continue reading Making A Marilyn Moment In Bendigo

Marilyn’s Korea Dress On Show in Bendigo

One of Marilyn’s most iconic dresses, rarely seen today, is currently on display as part of Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe, the new exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, as Scott Fortner reports for his MM Collection blog. “Many of the items on exhibit have been seen around the world, including the US, Italy, Germany, Japan, … Continue reading Marilyn’s Korea Dress On Show in Bendigo

Marilyn Mania Comes to Bendigo

Reviews are coming in for Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe, the new exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery. In an article for the 3Sixty website, Irvin Hanna reveals how Marilyn mania has come to Australia. “The girl that every woman wants to be best friends with has landed in the quaint city of Bendigo, two hours by … Continue reading Marilyn Mania Comes to Bendigo

Marilyn Puts Bendigo on the Map

‘Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe‘ has finally launched at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Australia, and she’s causing quite a stir both at home and abroad, with coverage in the Bendigo Advertiser, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and News.com. Fans will be interested to know that there is a catalogue accompanying the exhibition. … Continue reading Marilyn Puts Bendigo on the Map

Schreiner Collection Heads to Bendigo

On the eve of the Bendigo Art Gallery’s ‘Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe’ grand opening (March 5), Greg Schreiner talks to ABC Australia about his enduring love for Marilyn. “Greg Schreiner first began collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia as a child when he fell in love with the actress. ‘I’ve never gotten over that, and … Continue reading Schreiner Collection Heads to Bendigo

Collecting Marilyn: From Hollywood to Bendigo

With the much-anticipated Australian exhibit, Twentieth Century Fox Presents Marilyn Monroe, opening at the Bendigo Art Gallery next Friday (March 5), Los Angeles-based collector Scott Fortner – whose treasure trove will be featured extensively in the display – has been interviewed by Time Out. “I’ve basically been collecting Marilyn Monroe related pieces for as long … Continue reading Collecting Marilyn: From Hollywood to Bendigo