Category Archives: Art and Photography

Marilyn Gets ‘Closer’ in August

Rare photos from Limited Runs’ touring Red Velvet Collection exhibit – showcased alongside Tom Kelley’s nudes – are featured in this week’s Closer (US only), with George Clooney on the cover. Here are a selection of rare photos from the … Continue reading


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‘Forever Marilyn’ in The Argonaut

Los Angelenos, don’t miss this week’s issue of The Argonaut, which includes a feature about the Marilyn photo exhibit at the Andrew Weiss Gallery.


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‘Before Marilyn’ in Sunday’s Mirror

A selection of photos from Michelle Morgan and Astrid Franse’s new book, Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years, is published on The Mirror‘s website today. (In an earlier version of this post, I said that it would also be … 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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‘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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‘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. BlouArtInfo.com has posted a slideshow of images by photographers including William Carroll, Andre de … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s ‘Red Velvet Collection’ Goes on Tour

Limited Runs, who curated a Marilyn-themed photo exhibition in 2014 (see here), have announced a new touring event – featuring Tom Kelley’s famous nudes, as well as photos by Len Steckler and Gene Lester. Opening in Los Angeles on July … Continue reading


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’17 Years Marilyn’ Catalogue Available

The recent ‘Happy Birthday Marilyn‘ exhibition at Pop International Galleries, NYC – curated by Andrew Weiss – has inspired a 166-page catalogue, entitled 17 Years Marilyn: The Making of a Legend, featuring works by seven photographers, from her beginnings as a model in … Continue reading


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Book News: Marilyn, Sex and Hollywood

Marilyn graces the cover of a new book, Hollywood’s Second Sex: The Treatment of Women in the Film Industry, 1900-1999.  Dublin-based author Aubrey Malone has previously written books on Tony Curtis, movie censorship, and the early days of Fox Film … Continue reading


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Marilyn Goes ‘Pop’ in NYC

  Now at the Pop International Gallery in SoHo, NYC, Andrew Weiss has curated an exhibition, ‘Happy Birthday Marilyn’, featuring works by seven photographers – Bill Carroll, Andre de Dienes, Laszlo Willinger, Kashio Aoki, Milton Greene, Bert Stern and George … Continue reading


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