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Marilyn in Fashion: Orry-Kelly, and More

It has been a good year for Marilyn-related fashion books. Creating the Illusion, Jay Jorgensen’s lavish study of Hollywood’s great costumers, has been well-received by Marilyn fans, and features rare photos and information. And after being published in his native … Continue reading

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Cartier’s Diamond Homage to Marilyn

Diamond manufacturer Cartier has made an enchanting Christmas commercial, featuring a cover version of ‘Diamonds Are a Girl Best Friend’, performed by supermodel Karen Elson, from an arrangement by Jarvis Cocker. Of course, Cartier was referenced in Marilyn’s signature song … Continue reading

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Latest Book News: Marilyn Reissued

Two previously published works on Marilyn are being reissued under different titles. Originally a ‘bookazine‘, Jessica Bailey’s Marilyn Monroe: A Hollywood Legend is now available in paperback for £4.99 at Amazon. It is a fully illustrated, short biography. Meanwhile, a video-enhanced, ebook edition … Continue reading

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Marilyn at Julien’s in December

Some interesting Marilyn-related items will be auctioned by Julien’s in their Icons and Idols: Hollywood 2015 sale on December 16. Among the highlights are a 1946 Fox studio memo, concerning the starlet’s name change; a  scorecard from the 1949 Movie Star … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Love Affair With Brooklyn

“When I retire, I want to retire to Brooklyn…it’s my favorite place in the world so far that I’ve seen. I haven’t traveled much, but I don’t think I’ll find anything else to replace Brooklyn. I just like walking around. … Continue reading

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Marilyn Remembers Clark Gable

On November 16, 1960 – fifty-five years ago today – Clark Gable, the ‘King of Hollywood’, passed away. On the Dear Mr Gable site, Marilyn’s heartfelt tribute to her co-star is posted, along with another reminiscence from The Misfits director … Continue reading

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Milton’s Marilyn in British Columbia

Canadian superfan Billy Krzemien shared this hauntingly beautiful mural on Immortal Marilyn‘s Facebook group today… “Proof that our sweet Marilyn is EVERYWHERE….My dear friend Sheila was visiting her brother recently in a small town called, Chetwynd (northern part of our British … Continue reading

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Marilyn, Arthur and ‘A View From the Bridge’

Writing for the New Yorker, theatre critic Hilton Als considers the emotive impact of Arthur Miller’s 1955 play, A View From the Bridge, and its symbolic connection to Marilyn. “In 1951, he made a trip to Los Angeles to work on The … Continue reading

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Writers’ Guild Still Loves Sugar

The Writers’ Guild of America has ranked Some Like it Hot -(written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond) at No. 2 in their 101 Funniest Screenplays poll – beaten only by Annie Hall. “Great comedies wreak havoc on conventional wisdom, and … Continue reading

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Erwitt on Marilyn, and ‘The Misfits’

In a new interview with the UK Telegraph, Elliott Erwitt recalls photographing Marilyn on the set of The Misfits. ‘She didn’t pay any attention to me and I took a few pictures of her not posing,’ he remarks. ‘I guess it’s unusual … Continue reading

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