2016: A Year In Marilyn Headlines

In January, exhibitions featuring Milton Greene and Douglas Kirkland’s photographs of Marilyn opened in London and Amsterdam. In New York, the Museum of Modern Art paid tribute to Marilyn’s choreographer, Jack Cole. Also this month, James Turiello’s book, Marilyn: The Quest for an Oscar, was published. And Edward Parone, assistant producer of The Misfits, died. …

Recreating the Vintage Sound of Marilyn

In another look behind the scenes of the Snickers Superbowl ad, Shoot Online reveals how the music was orchestrated. “Storefront Music’s recent Big Game spot featuring an ‘ageless’ Marilyn Monroe portrayed by actor Willem Dafoe for Snickers highlights the kind of authentic approach to music that lies at the heart of everything the music house composes and …

Behind the Superbowl With Marilyn

Snickers has posted a new video about their Superbowl ad, ‘The Making of Marilyn’, on Youtube. And in other news, Chrysler’s ‘Portraits’ ad – featuring an image of Marilyn, promoting their Jeep brand – has been awarded the Super Clio Prize, reports Mirror Daily.

Advertisers Take Marilyn to the Superbowl

Following the Snickers ad featuring Marilyn and Willem Dafoe, last night’s Superbowl included two further references to MM. The first was a coda to the Snickers ad, with Eugene Levy playing the ‘fan guy’, reports Adweek. (And if you’re wondering how Marilyn made it into the original clip, Bustle has some suggestions.) “‘You wouldn’t have Hollywood history …

Marilyn’s ‘Happy Birthday’ Spoof at Superbowl

Marilyn’s iconic performance of ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ – at the 1962 Madison Square Garden gala honouring John F. Kennedy – has been parodied in a new Snickers ad marking the Superbowl’s upcoming 50th anniversary, reports Adweek. A grouchy ‘Marilyn’ is played here by actor Willem Dafoe. Incidentally, it’s not the first time MM has been …