Category Archives: Art and Photography

Marilyn Linked to White Barn Theatre

According to New Canaan News, the site of the former White Barn Theatre in Norwalk, Connecticut is being eyed by a housing development firm. The Save Cranbury Association opposes the plans to build on the two-acre site. ‘This is one … Continue reading


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Renato Guttuso: The Radical Marilyn

In a review of a new London exhibition celebrating the art of Italian communist painter Renato Guttuso, The Guardian‘s Jonathan Jones spotted a familiar face – Marilyn, a la Andy Warhol… “Guttuso became a communist during the second world war, … Continue reading


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Immortal Marilyn in January

After raising $405 for the Animal Haven charity with their ‘Flowers for Marilyn‘ Christmas appeal, Immortal Marilyn have started 2015 in style with updates to their website, including a 1956 article from Anything Goes magazine, about Marilyn’s calendar shoot with Tom Kelley; two new … Continue reading


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‘Single Again, Marilyn Waves to Fans’

This previously unpublished photo, taken sixty years ago by Los Angeles Mirror photographer George Lacks at Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio’s divorce hearing on October 27, 1954, shows the immense strain MM had been under, and a resolve to move on … Continue reading


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Merry Christmas to All Our Readers

Marilyn is photographed here during location filming of Bus Stop in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 1956. As a native Californian, this was one of the few times Marilyn saw snow – and according to biographers, she loved the experience.


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2014: A Year in Marilyn Headlines

In January, Newsweek published a special issue, Marilyn Monroe: The Lost Scrapbook. Photographer Larry Schiller claimed to own a scrapbook given to Sam Shaw by Marilyn, though expert readers noted the handwriting was dissimilar to her usual style. Also this … Continue reading


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Phil Stern 1919-2014

Photographer Phil Stern has died aged 95, Variety reports. He was born in Philadelphia in 1919, and learned his trade as an apprentice for the Police Gazette. He won a Purple Heart for his work as a unit photographer during … Continue reading


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Cheers, No Tears: Marilyn’s Colombian Splash

A lovely, make-up free photo of Marilyn enjoying a dip in the pool (and a tipple), taken by Milton Greene in 1955, adorns the cover of Colombian Esquire‘s whiskey-themed December issue. She previously graced the cover of Mexican Esquire in 2012.


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Sidekicks of History: Marilyn and Sam Shaw

Marilyn’s friendship with photographer Sam Shaw is featured in a new book, The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Sidekicks of History, with text by Shaw’s granddaughter, Melissa Stevens, and an illustration by Julianna Brion.


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How Shirley Temple Inspired Warhol’s Marilyn

A signed photo sent by child star Shirley Temple to a young Warhol, thought to have inspired his iconic screenprints of Marilyn, is featured in Love is Enough, a new exhibition at Oxford Modern Art, reports the Sunday Times (full … Continue reading


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