Marissa Mulder: Fragments of Marilyn

Cabaret singer Marissa Mulder will perform Fragments of Marilyn, a unique tribute blending music from past and present with Marilyn’s own words, at the Gaslight Theatre in St Louis, Missouri tonight and tomorrow (March 18-19), reports STLPublicRadio. “Marissa Mulder, a cabaret singer, will perform a tribute to Marilyn Monroe in a variety of styles. She said she …

What ‘Fragments’ Taught Us About Marilyn

Writing for the Huffington Post, psychologist Romeo Vitelli considers a new study by Spanish psychiatrist Mercedes Fernandez-Cabana. Originally published in the medical journal, Crisis, the article speculates on what Marilyn’s personal writings, as collected in Fragments, may tell us about her possible suicidal intentions in the years leading up to her death. But most of the writings …

‘Fragments’ Documentary Premiere in Toronto

Love, Marilyn – a new documentary by Liz Garbus, based on Marilyn’s personal writings, published in the 2010 book, Fragments, and featuring voiceovers by Uma Thurman, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Giamatti, Viola Davis, Adrien Brody, Marisa Tomei and Glenn Close – will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in October, reports RealScreen.

‘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, and Marilyn wrote about working with Lee Strasberg at the Actors’ Studio. She wrote ‘best …

Liz Garbus Casts for ‘Fragments’

Liz Garbus, director of Bobby Fischer Against the World, is making a documentary based on Fragments, the collection of Marilyn’s personal papers. Screen Daily has the details: “Uma Thurman, Viola Davis, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Giamatti, Ellen Burstyn and Evan Rachel Wood are among the all-star ensemble cast who will appear in Liz Garbus documentary Fragments, which …

‘Fragments’ Documentary Planned

Fragments, the 2010 collection of Marilyn’s personal writings, is to be the subject of a documentary, to be released on the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s death, in August 2012. ‘StudioCanal has acquired worldwide rights to upcoming documentary “Fragments,” based on the eponymous book of Marilyn Monroe’s writings, diaries, poems and letters. Liz Garbus, producer and …

Mad About Marilyn: ‘Fragments’

I’m a little late in posting this. My review of Fragments, last year’s collection of Marilyn Monroe’s personal writing (which you can also read here), has been published in the December 2010 issue of Mad About Marilyn magazine. It is an outstanding edition, also featuring an article comparing Marilyn with her peer, actress Kim Stanley, who played Cherie …