Category Archives: Art and Photography

Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles

Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles, another new photo book, was featured in the Mail this weekend (photos from the article captured here by Fraser Penney.) Beaton’s essay about Marilyn will be familiar to fans, and given his acerbic comments about … Continue reading


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Forgotten Fifties: The ‘Look’ Archives

So many photo books with a Marilyn connection are coming out lately. It takes a lot of willpower not to buy them all! The Forgotten Fifties: America’s Decade from the Archives of Look Magazine, by James Conaway and Alan Brinkley, will … Continue reading


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‘Marilyn: American Icon’ in Washington

‘Marilyn: Celebrating an International Icon’, a touring exhibition (previously in Georgia), comes to Reading Public Museum in Washington DC on August 22, reports Daily Local News. “The Reading Public Museum is highlighting the woman who redefined sexuality in America with … Continue reading


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Mystery Solved: Marilyn Gets Photomatic

A few years ago, this photobooth shot of Marilyn by Richard Avedon was auctioned. Thanks to Everlasting Star member ‘Joan Newman’, we now know the story behind it. “Esquire publisher Arnold Gingrich says: ‘It happened like this. Richard Avedon, the … Continue reading


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Tom Tierney: Marilyn’s Paper Doll Artist

Artist Tom Tierney, who created over 400 ‘paper dolls’ books, died on July 12 at his Texas home, reports the New York Times. He was 85. He briefly knew Marilyn in 1958 when they were both living in New York, … Continue reading


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The Perils of Photoshop

‘False Images = Faulty Facts‘, an article posted by John Greco on his excellent Twenty-Four Frames blog today, takes a look at the problem of Photoshopped images. This photo of Marilyn alone, taken by Ed Clark at Griffith Park in … Continue reading


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Hollywood Frame by Frame

Hollywood Frame by Frame, a new book by Karina Longworth looking at the ‘accidental art of the contact sheet’, is profiled in today’s Mail. Bus Stop, Some Like it Hot and The Misfits are all featured inside.  


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‘Don’t Go, Monroe’: Tale of a Chinese Statue

You may have thought Seward Johnson’s ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue was the largest of its kind, but a Chinese real estate company went one better with a very similar, but even bigger likeness, unveiled at a shopping mall in Guigang in … Continue reading


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More Marilyn in Perth, Australia

In addition to the current Richard Avedon: People exhibit at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Marilyn also features in a smaller display at Linton and Kay Galleries, focusing on her work with Los Angeles-based photographers such as … Continue reading


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Comic Strip Mourns Marilyn

As with other famous tragedies, many people remember where they were when Marilyn died. This excerpt from John Wilcock: The New York Years (an ongoing comic book biography of underground publisher John Wilcock, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall), recreates the … Continue reading


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