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‘A Rewatchable Classic': Marilyn in ‘The Seven Year Itch’

With temperatures rising in the UK and abroad, Simon Columb (who wrote a perceptive review of The Misfits last week) revisits that perfect summer movie, The Seven Year Itch, for Flickering Myth. “This is what makes The Seven Year Itch so … Continue reading


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From ‘Love, Marilyn’ to ‘Miss Simone’

Just released on Netflix, What Happened, Miss Simone? is a new documentary about legendary jazz singer and civil rights activist, Nina Simone. Director Liz Garbus’s previous film, Love, Marilyn, is reviewed at CraveOnline today, with critic Ernest Hardy considering the … Continue reading


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Marilyn at Julien’s: High Prices for a Hollywood Legend

Items from ‘the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe’ were sold at predictably high prices in the Hollywood Legends sale at Julien’s Auctions this weekend, reports Fox8.com. IM staffer Jackie Craig took several photographs at the Beverly Hills preview. “Marilyn Monroe’s grave … Continue reading


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Book News: Marilyn, Sex and Hollywood

Marilyn graces the cover of a new book, Hollywood’s Second Sex: The Treatment of Women in the Film Industry, 1900-1999.  Dublin-based author Aubrey Malone has previously written books on Tony Curtis, movie censorship, and the early days of Fox Film … Continue reading


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Marilyn Goes ‘Pop’ in NYC

  Now at the Pop International Gallery in SoHo, NYC, Andrew Weiss has curated an exhibition, ‘Happy Birthday Marilyn’, featuring works by seven photographers – Bill Carroll, Andre de Dienes, Laszlo Willinger, Kashio Aoki, Milton Greene, Bert Stern and George … Continue reading


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Norman Rosten: Marilyn’s Poet Friend

Norman Rosten (1913-1995), a poet and playwright dubbed the ‘Bard of Brooklyn’, was a friend of Arthur Miller from their college days at Ann Arbor in Michigan. He met Marilyn through another mutual friend, photographer Sam Shaw, in 1955. Norman and his … Continue reading


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Before Marilyn: Norma Jeane in ‘The Times’

UK fans take note: photographs from Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years are featured in today’s Times. (The article is also published online, but it’s paywalled.) Thanks to Fraser Penney


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David Wills: ‘Marilyn – In the Flash’

David Wills’ 2011 book, Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis, is one of the best pictorial studies of MM ever published, and a firm fan favourite. So I was delighted to hear this morning that Mr Wills will soon publish a sequel, Marilyn: In the … Continue reading


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Marilyn, Nic Roeg and ‘Insignificance’

Insignificance is a 1985 movie directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on Terry Johnson’s play which imagines a mythic encounter between four iconic figures – based on Joe DiMaggio, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, and Senator Joe McCarthy (played by Tony Curtis) – and set … Continue reading


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Marilyn Inspires Dries Van Noten

Marilyn has long cast a shadow over women’s fashion, and now Belgian designer Dries Van Noten has made her a central focus in his Spring 2016 menswear collection. ‘Belgian designers have been standoffish about the celebrity craze,’ Miles Socha writes … Continue reading


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