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Kirkland’s Marilyn Inspires Lana Del Rey

Douglas Kirkland’s 1961 photos of Marilyn ‘between the sheets’ have become a staple of glamour photography, so much that its influence is often taken for granted. In September 2014, one of Kirkland’s images was featured on the cover of Vanity … Continue reading


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Verdict Reached in ‘Letter of Despair’ Trial

The ‘Letter of Despair‘ trial – concerning a draft note (later typed) from a distraught Marilyn to Lee Strasberg during filming of Some Like it Hot in 1958 – reached its verdict on November 19, with a ruling against the … Continue reading


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Marilyn and the Art of the Pin-Up

Legendary fashion writer Suzy Menkes reports on Christie’s current online sale, ‘The Art of the Pin-Up‘ (including images of Marilyn by Andre de Dienes and Bruno Bernard) for Vogue, noting that the perky innocence of that era is now a … Continue reading


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Love Letters From Marilyn’s Lost Archive

Love letters sent to Marilyn – including a lusty paean from Arthur Miller, and a regretful missive from Joe DiMaggio, as reported in People magazine – are currently on display at the Newbridge Style Icons Museum in County Kildare, Ireland, … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s Still Top of the Polls

While Marilyn is regularly cited in lists of the world’s greatest sex symbols, her historical and cultural impact is sometimes overlooked. Not so this week, as The Smithsonian magazine includes her in a special dedicated to the 100 Most Significant Americans, alongside … Continue reading


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‘Secret Life of Marilyn’ Finds Its Joe

Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan – best-known for his role as Denny Duquette in the popular TV medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy – will play Joe DiMaggio in Lifetime’s upcoming mini-series, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, according to the Hollywood Reporter. … Continue reading


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Marilyn ‘Caught Cold’ From Joe

The New York Daily News has republished a number of archive articles relating to Joe DiMaggio, born a century ago this week. One of the sadder stories reports on his and Marilyn’s divorce hearing at the Santa Monica Court on … Continue reading


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100 Years of Joe DiMaggio

Joseph Paul DiMaggio was born 100 years ago this week, on November 25, 1914. Many have paid tribute to the sporting legend, including Life.com: “For countless people, he’s a symbol of an era in American sports when baseball, boxing and horse … Continue reading


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Marilyn Spotted on Kansas Roundabout

The town of Hutchinson, Kansas received a surprise visitor on Saturday, November 22, when a mystery graffiti artist (or, for some, a mere vandal) spray-painted four stencil images of Marilyn’s face – two red and two blue, perhaps denoting the … Continue reading


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‘Letter of Despair’ Trial Begins

The latest developments in an ongoing legal battle over the ownership of Marilyn’s alleged ‘letter of despair’ to Lee Strasberg are reported at My News LA today. “Testifying in a trial to determine who owns a letter handwritten by Marilyn … Continue reading


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