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Great Entrances: ‘Some Like it Hot’

Writing for the Irish Examiner, Paul Whitington includes Marilyn’s arrival on the railway platform in Some Like it Hot among the greatest entrances in movie history. “It’s that masterful impresario Billy Wilder again. His classic comedy starred Jack Lemmon and Tony … Continue reading


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Halsman’s ‘Jump’ Book Reissued

Photographer Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book, first published in 1959, is being reissued, reports the Daily Mail. Marilyn’s ‘jump’ session is featured among many others, and a photo of her and Halsman jumping together graced the cover of a previous reissue in 1986. … Continue reading


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Marilyn Returns to the El Portal Theatre

Marilyn: Forever Blonde, the acclaimed one-woman show starring Sunny Thompson,will return to North Hollywood’s El Portal Theatre in October, after a sell-out run in 2012, reports Broadway World. The El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood sits next door to the Lankershim … Continue reading


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A Sixty-Year Itch for Marilyn

The Weekly News, a tabloid distributed mainly in Scotland, focuses on nostalgia and the lighter side of life. Marilyn graces their cover at least once a year, and in the current issue (dated August 29), they’re celebrating the 60th anniversary … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s ‘Madcap’ Hat Up for Grabs

A black velvet floppy hat with upturned brim – belonging to Marilyn, and worn in a photo taken by Roy Schatt at the Actors Studio circa 1955 – is on offer for a starting bid of $20,000 at Nate G. Sanders Auctions this coming … Continue reading


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‘Is Marilyn Meant for the Stage?’

I’ve said before that there are so many plays about Marilyn being produced lately that it’s hard to keep track of them all – and frankly, most of them are best forgotten. Marilyn: Forever Blonde, the long-running, one-woman show starring … Continue reading


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‘Down Boy!’ Rare Marilyn Song Resurfaces

Marilyn has been making news in the music world this week, with a story that ‘Down Boy’, an unreleased song cut from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, may be sampled on a new track by hip hop producer Timbaland (who is currently … Continue reading


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Remembering Marilyn in Salinas

Today’s UK Express features rare and lovely photos of Marilyn during one of her earliest public appearances in Salinas, California. Although the article dates the trip to 1947, it actually occurred in February 1948. You can read more about her Salinas … Continue reading


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Milton Greene’s New York Apartment Up for Rent

Milton Greene’s New York apartment at 127 East 78th Street is up for rent at a staggering $27,500 a month, reports the Daily Mail. Unsurprisingly, the Monroe connection is being played to the hilt, with the realtor describing it as her ‘sanctuary’. However, while … Continue reading


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Marilyn and Leonard Lyons in New York

What a Time it Was! Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New York Nightlife, a new, illustrated book from Jeffrey Lyons (son of legendary New York Post columnist, Leonard Lyons), will be published by Abbeville Press in September. It includes … Continue reading


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