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Jessica Chastain in Talks for ‘Blonde’

Director Andrew Dominik is still planning to film Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, Blonde – to be produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B company – but with a new leading lady. The Wrap reports today that insider sources are suggesting Naomi Watts is out … Continue reading

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Egor Bogachev’s ‘Russian Monroe’

Artist Egor Bogachev is featured in ‘Russian Neon‘, a new exhibition at Erarta Zurich, Switzerland, on display until May 20. His work explores icons of religion, politics and pop culture, blending such disparate figures as Marilyn and Vladimir Lenin. “Bogachev’s series Russian … Continue reading

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‘Goodbye Miss Monroe’ in Melbourne

Goodbye Miss Monroe is a new play by Liam de Burca about choreographer Jack Cole, reports the Herald Sun. Cole is played by Matt Young, while Anna Burgess plays the various Hollywood actresses he coached, including Marilyn and Rita Hayworth. Goodbye … Continue reading

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‘Niagara’ Comes to Dayton, Ohio

Niagara will be screened at the Dayton Arts Institute next Wednesday, April 23, at 7pm. The 1953 thriller will be preceded by a vintage TruColor Niagara Falls Travelogue and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon.

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Going Wilder in Oxford

Some Like it Hot will be screened at the Phoenix Picturehouse in Oxford’s Jericho district on Saturday, May 3, at 6.15 pm. Five other classic Billy Wilder films are included in this year’s Oxford Mail Film Festival.

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De Kooning’s Marilyn at the Smithsonian

Eight years before Andy Warhol, the Dutch-born American painter, Willem de Kooning was perhaps the first great artist to immortalise Marilyn. His 1954 expressionist work is featured in a new exhibition, Face Value: Portraiture In the Age of Abstraction, opening … Continue reading

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‘Loves of Marilyn’ at WH Smith

UK readers may interested to know that ‘The Loves of Marilyn‘, a Life magazine special recently released in the US, is now available exclusively at WH Smith for £8.99. Thanks to Fraser Penney 

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Liz Smith on Kazan, Miller, and Marilyn

Liz Smith, ‘the grande dame of dish’, has shared her thoughts on Elia Kazan’s recently-published letter about Marilyn in her latest syndicated piece – and it’s a doozy. You can read it in full here. “The cruel irony/P.S. to this … Continue reading

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Marilyn: The Globes’ Golden Girl

It’s great to see Marilyn getting some attention on the Golden Globe website. She is pictured here on March 10, 1960, clutching her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, after her triumph in Some Like It … Continue reading

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Sammy, Marilyn and May Britt

This rare photo of Marilyn with actress May Britt is published in a new book, Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey With My Father, by Tracey Davis and Nina Bunche Pierce. Swedish-born actress May Britt married Sammy Davis Jr in 1959. … Continue reading

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