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Remembering Marilyn in Bement

On August 6, 1955 – almost 61 years ago – Marilyn visited Bryant Cottage in Bement, Illinois, where her idol, Abraham Lincoln, had stayed while debating slavery with Senator Stephen Douglas in 1858.  The anniversary of her visit will soon … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Vanity Fair: A Tale of Many Covers

Marilyn makes the cover of Vanity Fair‘s August issue (French edition only.) If the photo looks familiar, that’s because it was previously used on Vanity Fair‘s US edition, back in October 2008. And by comparison with Bert Stern’s original photo, … Continue reading

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Best Hotel Films: ‘Don’t Bother to Knock’

Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) is featured on a list of the ‘best hotel films’, compiled by Other selections from classic Hollywood include Grand Hotel, Key Largo, The Bellboy and Psycho. “Notable mostly for featuring Marilyn Monroe’s first serious role, … Continue reading

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Neil Young: ‘From Marilyn to Madonna…’

Many musicians have paid tribute to Marilyn over the years, and legendary folk-rocker Neil Young is no exception. reports that in a recent appearance at Bethel Woods – site of Woodstock – Young performed an old favourite, ‘From Hank … Continue reading

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‘Best of Marilyn’ Matinees in Massachusetts

The upcoming 53rd anniversary of Marilyn’s death will be marked by a month of Tuesday matinees, hosted by Marion Council and Sippican Historical Society in Marion, Massachusetts, reports Sippican Village Soup – with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on August 4th, The … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright and the ‘Marilyn Home’

Writing for, Jen Russo visits King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu, which opened in 1993. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, it also has a Marilyn connection. “It’s pretty amazing that in 1988, the original owners of the property–Howard Hamamoto, … Continue reading

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‘Power Girl': Comic Artists Reinvent Marilyn

A series of illustrations by comic-book artist Joe Phillips, reimagining classic Hollywood stars as superheroes – including Marilyn as ‘Power Girl’ – is featured in the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy blog this week. (Phillips has taken inspiration from a 1953 … Continue reading

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All About History: ‘Becoming Marilyn’

‘Becoming Marilyn’, an article about Norma Jeane’s early years and transformation, is featured in the August issue (#28) of UK magazine, All About History. The article is eight pages long and fully illustrated.

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Movietone Marilyn Goes Public on Youtube

The Associated Press and British Movietone have now uploaded their entire archives to Youtube. Media coverage of this announcement has focused heavily on Marilyn, with the Mirror highlighting a vintage newsreel about her 1954 marriage to Joe DiMaggio on their website … Continue reading

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‘Legendary’ Marilyn at Andrew Weiss Gallery

A photography exhibition last seen in New York, ‘Marilyn: The Making of a Legend’ will return to the Andrew Weiss Gallery in Los Angeles on July 25. has posted a slideshow of images by photographers including William Carroll, Andre de … Continue reading

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