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Marilyn ‘Kissed’ in Coca Cola Ad

Marilyn is one of several vintage stars featured in a new ad campaign marking the centenary of the iconic Coca Cola bottle. The original photo was taken by Edward Clark on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with co-star Jane Russell, as … Continue reading

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Jerry Wald Home Up For Sale

The former home of legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Wald is up for sale, reports the Los Angeles Times. Located in Beverly Hills, the Pennsylvania Dutch Colonial Revival-style house was designed by noted architect Gerard R. Colcord and built in 1939. Known … Continue reading

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Marilyn Inspires Max Mara’s Wrapover Trend

The Mexican beach jacket worn by Marilyn during her last photo session – with George Barris in July 1962 – is one of the inspirations behind Max Mara’s Fall 2015 collection, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Among the wrapover sweaters and coats, … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies … and Marilyn Monroe

Fans of the Loving Marilyn website will already be familiar with the lively, perceptive writing of MM superfan and vintage style queen Shar Daws. Shar has now written a scintillating new piece for Tease and Cake, a UK-based burlesque magazine. … Continue reading

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Marilyn Movie Weekend in North Carolina

The Cary Theater in North Carolina are screening some of Marilyn’s best movies this weekend, including Niagara and The Seven Year Itch (Thursday, February 26th); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Misfits (Friday, 27th); Some Like it Hot and Bus Stop … Continue reading

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Multiple Marilyns Open the Oscars

Multiple Marilyns graced the open ceremony of this year’s Oscars. In presenter Neil Patrick Harris’s musical tribute to Hollywood, Marilyn was mentioned in the same breath as Charlie Chaplin, another true immortal who never won an Oscar (except for a … Continue reading

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From 1998: Miller Shares View of Marilyn

The tenth anniversary of Arthur Miller’s death is being marked with a London revival of A View From the Bridge – the controversial play that first opened in the same city back in 1956, during filming of The Prince and … Continue reading

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Richard Meryman Dies at 88

Journalist Richard Meryman – who was the last person to interview Marilyn, and went on to become an acclaimed biographer – has died aged 88, reports the New York Times. The son of artist Richard Sumner Meryman, ‘Junior’ was born … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Jasgur Test Shot Sold in Wiltshire

One of Marilyn’s early professional test shots, taken by Joseph Jasgur on March 3, 1946, has been sold for £3,100 in an auction at Henry Aldridge and Sons of Devizes, Wiltshire, according to the Western Daily Press. (This was not, … Continue reading

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‘Misfit’ Horses Win Reprieve

  In a strange case of life imitating art, a Nevada judge has granted a temporary reprive to a herd of wild Mustangs – nicknamed ‘The Misfits’ – preventing the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rounding up and thinning of … Continue reading

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