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Marilyn’s Jamaican Honeymoon

On January 3, 1957, Marilyn flew to the Caribbean with her husband Arthur Miller for a belated honeymoon. They spent several days at Moon Point, Jamaica, in the luxurious villa of Lady Pamela Bird, an English aristocrat, before returning to New York on January … Continue reading


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Juno Temple Inspired by Marilyn

In an interview with the Toronto Star, 25 year-old British actress Juno Temple (Killer Joe, Maleficent) reveals that Marilyn is one of her idols. “My room at home was covered in posters of Marilyn Monroe. She has been a huge … Continue reading


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Newly Published: Marilyn Book + DVD Set

A new book and DVD set has just been published by Parragon (who also released another Marilyn title earlier this year.) This mixed media package is a reissue of their 2012 set, and while the cover is different, the content … Continue reading


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Myth-Busting: Marilyn and JFK

Over at Buzzfeed today, there’s a helpful visual guide to some of the more persistent myths (including auction hoaxes and faked photos) about Marilyn’s alleged romance with President John F. Kennedy, and her performance of ‘Happy Birthday’ at Madison Square … Continue reading


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When Miss Mizzou Met Marilyn

In a new book, Miss Mizzou: A Life Beyond Comics, J.B. Winter explores how, back in 1952, a rising star called Marilyn Monroe was rumoured to have inspired cartoonist Milton Caniff to create Miss Mizzou, a trench-coated blonde bombshell, featured … Continue reading


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Marilyn Gets ‘Closer’ (Again)

Marilyn graces the cover of US magazine Closer for the second time this year (the first came out back in June), with an article focusing on the mystery of her death. UK readers please note, the eponymous British magazine does not … Continue reading


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New in Books: Tom Kelley, Styling the Stars

After a year-long delay, Tom Kelley’s Studio has finally been published by


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Susan Sarandon Cast as Gladys in ‘Secret Life’

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon will play Gladys Baker, Marilyn’s ill-fated mother, in Lifetime’s upcoming adaptation of J. Randy Taraborrelli’s The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It is set to be filmed in Ontario and Los … Continue reading


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Nickolas Muray Exhibit in Genoa

Photographer Nickolas Muray is the subject of a new retrospective, opening at the Doge’s Palace in Genoa, Italy, and on display until February 8, 2015. Born in Hungary, Muray was also known for his passionate affair with the great Mexican … Continue reading


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Marilyn in Cologne

This 1953 pin-up shot by Bert Reisfield features in a new exhibition at In Focus Gallery in Cologne, Germany, until November 4th. This Marilyn retrospective also includes photographs by Eve Arnold, Andre de Dienes, Elliott Erwitt, Sam Shaw, George Barris, Edward … Continue reading


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