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Michelle Morgan: ‘Marilyn’s Tumultuous Life’

‘Marilyn Monroe: The Truth About Her Tumultuous Life’, an article by Michelle Morgan (author of MM: Private and Undisclosed), first published in 2012 by Emirates Woman, can now be read here. Coming from one of Marilyn’s most respected biographers, it’s … Continue reading

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First Look at ‘Secret Life of Marilyn’

 Two still photos from the Lifetime Channel’s upcoming mini-series, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe – based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s 2009 biography – have been posted today by Entertainment Weekly. It will premiere on the US cable channel on … Continue reading

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Simon Claridge’s ‘Diamond Dust’ Marilyn

Commissioned by Twentieth Century-Fox, artist Simon Claridge’s images of Marilyn, coated in diamond dust, are currently on display (with prints for sale) at branches of Castle Galleries throughout the UK.

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On the Radio: ‘Goodnight Marilyn’

Goodnight Marilyn is a new, weekly internet radio show, hosted by Nina Boski and focusing on Marilyn’s glittering career and untimely death (with a feature film also planned.) Recent guests include biographer Gary Vitacco-Robles, Marilyn Remembered’s Greg Schreiner (who owns one … Continue reading

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Marilyn Exhibit in Liechtenstein

Ted Stampfer’s extensive collection of Marilyn memorabilia is the focus of a new exhibition, ‘Marilyn – the Strength Behind the Legendary Monroe’, opening tomorrow (March 25) at the National Museum of Liechtenstein, reports ArtLyst. “Presented are more than 400 selected pieces … Continue reading

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‘Marilyn Forever': The Critics’ Verdict

The Long Beach premiere of Gavin Bryars’ opera, Marilyn Forever, has attracted a lot of media coverage. Poet Marilyn Bowering, who wrote the libretto, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter: “Back in the late-1980s, Bowering was approached by a TV producer, who … Continue reading

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‘Smash’ Concert Breaks Kickstarter Record

A one-off benefit performance of the Bombshell musical, by the cast of TV’s Smash – set for June 8 at New York’s Minskoff Theatre – has become the most successful theatre campaign to date on crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter, raising over … Continue reading

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Marilyn in London: Brian Seed’s View

This photograph of a determined-looking Marilyn, arriving at the Comedy Theatre for the London premiere of husband Arthur Miller’s play, A View From the Bridge, in October 1956 – watched by a wanly smiling Sir Laurence Olivier, with whom she … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s March Magazine Madness

Two magazines dedicated to Marilyn are now available in the US only. The Private Marilyn is lavishly illustrated, but prone to speculation – including one chapter which covers the widely-disputed ‘Greenson tapes.’ Marilyn: The FBI Files, a Star magazine special, is full of salacious, … Continue reading

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Love Goddesses: Marilyn and Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth was the original ‘love goddess’, and the parallels between her and Marilyn Monroe are striking. Both enjoyed glittering careers, but their lives were touched by personal tragedy. You can read my article in full here.

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