Marilyn, Pharrell and ‘Mr S’ Movie Plans

In her latest column for the Chicago Tribune, Liz Smith suggests that Mr S: My Life With Frank Sinatra – George Jacobs’ 2003 memoir – may be adapted for the big screen. Jacobs, who was Sinatra’s valet for 15 years, died late last year. Rumour has it that Pharrell Williams – whose latest hit is called ‘Marilyn Monroe’ – hopes …

Pharrell Inspired by Marilyn

Music’s perennial over-achiever, Pharrell Williams – singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, rapper, producer – performed tracks from his second solo album, GIRL, on Saturday Night Live this weekend, backed by an all-female orchestra. ‘Marilyn Monroe’ is the opening song on the album, and has been confirmed as the second single. It features backing vocals by self-confessed Monroe fan …

Sevdaliza: A Portrait of Marilyn, in Music

Marilyn has inspired many musical tributes, including recent hits from Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams. A more sensual, melancholy take from the Dutch-based Iranian artist, Sevdaliza, is simply entitled ‘Marilyn Monroe’. While Sevdaliza’s lyrics don’t reference Marilyn directly, they seem to evoke her poetic soul. “It’s true In this life I’ve never been the one In your eyes …