Category Archives: Art and Photography

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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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 Heritage Pics Raise $80,000

Heritage Auctions’ recent online auction of Marilyn photos brought in a combined total of $80,000 – far exceeding expectations, reports Fine Books & Collections. ‘This was the first Marilyn online only auction we have held and the strong results – … Continue reading


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Stern, Barris at Heritage Auctions

Some of the last photos taken of Marilyn – by Bert Stern and George Barris – are up for grabs at Heritage Auctions‘ online sale, running for five days from tomorrow (March 10). Photos by Andre de Dienes, Philippe Halsman, … Continue reading


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The Last Goddess: Grace Hartigan’s ‘Marilyn’

Grace Hartigan was an American Abstract Expressionist painter of the New York School in the 1950s. One of her most famous works, ‘Marilyn’, was created after the death of MM. In a new biography, Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter, Cathy … Continue reading


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‘Holding a Good Thought For Marilyn’

Holding a Good Thought For Marilyn: 1926-1954, The Hollywood Years is a new book by Stacy Eubank, who will be well-known to Everlasting Star members as ‘chickeyonthgo’. Stacy is the most knowledgeable Marilyn fan I’ve ever known (and believe me, I … Continue reading


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Marilyn ‘Kissed’ in Coca Cola Ad

Marilyn is one of several vintage stars featured in a new ad campaign marking the centenary of the iconic Coca Cola bottle. The original photo was taken by Edward Clark on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with co-star Jane Russell, as … Continue reading


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Marilyn Inspires Max Mara’s Wrapover Trend

The Mexican beach jacket worn by Marilyn during her last photo session – with George Barris in July 1962 – is one of the inspirations behind Max Mara’s Fall 2015 collection, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Among the wrapover sweaters and coats, … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s Jasgur Test Shot Sold in Wiltshire

One of Marilyn’s early professional test shots, taken by Joseph Jasgur on March 3, 1946, has been sold for £3,100 in an auction at Henry Aldridge and Sons of Devizes, Wiltshire, according to the Western Daily Press. (This was not, … Continue reading


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Michael Cohen: Reading With Marilyn

Photographs of Marilyn reading are quite common, and author Michael Cohen has chosen this picture – taken by Jock Carroll, while Marilyn was lying in bed and reading her script for Niagara in her hotel suite during the summer of 1952 … Continue reading


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