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Cameron Mitchell Honoured in Pennsylvania

Actor Cameron Mitchell (1921-1994), who played Tom Brookman in How to Marry a Millionaire, will be honoured in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, beginning with a screening of the 1953 comedy on September 27 at the Zion Church, Glen Rock, reports The … Continue reading

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Immortal Marilyn in September

Over at the Immortal Marilyn website, this month’s updates include my tribute to Lauren Bacall (which you can also read here), and a Photoplay article from 1950, headlined, ‘How a Star is Born.’

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The Sixty Year Itch

“A warm draft from the subway ventilator shaft is enough to turn Marilyn into the most exotic butterfly in history. Director Billy Wilder’s brilliant idea, with its mixture of erotic fantasy and the dream of being weightless and able to … Continue reading

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New York to Recreate ‘Marilyn Moment’

The US-based Sexy Hair brand, who have been using Marilyn in their promotional campaigns since last year, are hosting a mass ‘Marilyn moment’ next Monday, recreating the famous ‘subway scene’ from The Seven Year Itch – exactly sixty years after … Continue reading

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Jenny Packham’s ‘Dear Marilyn’

British-born Jenny Packham – whose designs have been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge – unveiled a new, Marilyn-inspired collection at New York Fashion Week, reports The Hindu. “Packham even wrote a ‘Dear Marilyn’ letter she included in her show … Continue reading

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Marilyn, Natasha and a Rehashed Rumour

A rather misleading article by David Gardner appears in today’s Mail, claiming that Marilyn had a ‘lesbian affair’ with her dramatic coach, Natasha Lytess. This rumour is nothing new – but while there is some evidence to suggest that Natasha … Continue reading

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Celebrating Phil Stern at 95

Photographer Phil Stern, who turned 95 this week, has donated prints of 95 of his iconic shots to the Veterans Home of California, where he is currently a resident, reports Media Bistro. A special celebration and unveiling of the donated prints is scheduled for this … Continue reading

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Joe and Marilyn’s Forbidden Kiss

  Writing for the New York Times, David W. Dunlap reveals how a harmless photo taken at Marilyn’s wedding to Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco, back in January 1954, cost the newspaper’s picture editor, John Randolph, his job. “Gay Talese told … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Scandal

In the wake of news that over a hundred celebrities’ private photos have been leaked by a hacker, Anne Helen Petersen looks back at Marilyn’s nude calendar scandal, and how she survived, over at Buzzfeed. “More than 60 years ago, … Continue reading

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‘Millionaire’ Style Tips From Pola

The recent passing of Lauren Bacall has brought renewed attention to one of her most popular films, How to Marry a Millionaire. Among this underrated comedy’s many attributes is an impeccable sense of style (thanks to costume designer Travilla.) Over … Continue reading

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