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Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles

Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles, another new photo book, was featured in the Mail this weekend (photos from the article captured here by Fraser Penney.) Beaton’s essay about Marilyn will be familiar to fans, and given his acerbic comments about … Continue reading


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Forgotten Fifties: The ‘Look’ Archives

So many photo books with a Marilyn connection are coming out lately. It takes a lot of willpower not to buy them all! The Forgotten Fifties: America’s Decade from the Archives of Look Magazine, by James Conaway and Alan Brinkley, will … Continue reading


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‘Marilyn: American Icon’ in Washington

‘Marilyn: Celebrating an International Icon’, a touring exhibition (previously in Georgia), comes to Reading Public Museum in Washington DC on August 22, reports Daily Local News. “The Reading Public Museum is highlighting the woman who redefined sexuality in America with … Continue reading


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Julien’s Prepares for Marilyn Auction

In an email to subscribers, Julien’s Auctions has invited collectors to consign items for a major upcoming sale of Marilyn-related items. The auction will take place this autumn, so if you have something of value to sell, the deadline for … Continue reading


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‘Marilyn Geek’ Comes to Ontario

The collection of Melinda Mason – webmistress of MarilynGeek.com (formerly known as ‘Marilyn and the Camera’) will be displayed at the Wellington County Museum in Ontario, Canada from September-January 2015.  Opening night (September 12) will include a screening of Gentlemen … Continue reading


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‘Styling the Stars’: Treasures From Fox

Styling the Stars: Treasures From the Twentieth Century Fox Archive, a new coffee table book by Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, will be published in October. It is 320pp long, and measures 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches. Marilyn graces the … Continue reading


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Lauren Bacall 1924-2014

Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall has died aged 89. I will post a more detailed tribute soon, but first here’s a few words from Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw on her famous collaboration with Marilyn: “Bacall’s superb screen presence should have … Continue reading


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‘Famous and Infamous’ at Christie’s

David Gainsborough Roberts’ collection of Marilyn’s costumes and personal items is well-known to fans. I was lucky enough to see it at Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire in 2005 (the ancestral home of Marilyn’s poet friend, Dame Edith Sitwell.) He has also … Continue reading


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Taraborrelli’s Marilyn Set for TV

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, celebrity author J. Randy Taraborrelli’s 2009 biography, is being adapted into a mini series for the Lifetime Channel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Lifetime is poised to find out if blondes really do have … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s Signature Fetches High Prices

Even in this age of the ‘selfie’, some celebrity autographs still hold their value, reports the Financial Times. “With little demand from digital-native teenagers, many autograph dealers have moved away from the mass market of contemporary music, film and sports … Continue reading


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