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Marilyn’s Estate Targets Clydebank Salon

A Scottish hair salon, named after MM, has been forced to change its name after pressure from the licensing arm of Marilyn’s estate, reports the Clydebank Post. As a fan, I’m always delighted to see tributes to Marilyn in shops, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Marilyn in Colorado

The touring exhibition, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon, comes to Fort Collins Museum of Art in Colorado from November 1-December 27, reports The Coloradoan.  “The museum will feature the exhibition depicting various stages of the screen goddess’s career beginning Saturday. It showcases 115 … Continue reading

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When Nikita Met Marilyn…

Time magazine profiles Cold War Roadshow, an upcoming documentary about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev’s historic visit to the US in 1959, on its website today – including footage of an evasive Marilyn being interviewed by reporters after a luncheon in Khrushchev’s … Continue reading

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Marilyn – A Wonderful Role Model

So much of the mainstream media coverage focuses on wildly exaggerated rumours about Marilyn’s private life and her death. All the more refreshing, then, to find an article highlighting her strengths and achievements. ‘10 Reasons Marilyn Monroe Is a Wonderful … Continue reading

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Kelli Garner Cast in Marilyn Mini-Series

Actress Kelli Garner, best-known for her role as Kate Cameron in TV’s Pan-Am, will play Marilyn in Lifetime’s upcoming mini-series, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, reports TVLine. As previously reported, Susan Sarandon will play Marilyn’s mother, Gladys. Garner, who is … Continue reading

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‘Marilyn: Missing Evidence’ on Channel 5

UK television’s Channel 5 will broadcast a new, hour-long documentary – Marilyn Monroe: Missing Evidence – tonight at 8 pm. It is produced by Dan Chambers, the channel’s former Director of Programmes, and David McNab, who has an extensive track … Continue reading

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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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