Category Archives: Art and Photography

’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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Before Marilyn: Norma Jeane in ‘The Times’

UK fans take note: photographs from Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years are featured in today’s Times. (The article is also published online, but it’s paywalled.) Thanks to Fraser Penney


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David Wills: ‘Marilyn – In the Flash’

David Wills’ 2011 book, Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis, is one of the best pictorial studies of MM ever published, and a firm fan favourite. So I was delighted to hear this morning that Mr Wills will soon publish a sequel, Marilyn: In the … Continue reading


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Finding Marilyn on Hollywood Boulevard

This evocative photo of a Marilyn lookalike was taken by Ken Hermann as part of a series, ‘Hollywood Street Characters’, now showcased on Mashable. “Hollywood Boulevard is full of whimsical characters, but it’s not often that we stop and take … Continue reading


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‘Forever Marilyn’ in Manhattan

Just when I thought I’d heard the last of Seward Johnson’s giant sculpture, ‘Forever Marilyn’, a smaller replica has reappeared in Manhattan’s Garment District. As Yahoo News reports, she is currently occupying a stretch of Broadway between 36th and 41st Streets as … Continue reading


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Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years

The long-awaited new book by Michelle Morgan and Astrid Franse, Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years, will be published in the UK on July 6. It is also the subject of a six-page article in today’s Mail on Sunday, with Norma … Continue reading


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Marilyn: A Life in Portraits

In another great article for the BFI website, Nigel Arthur explores photographs from the National Archive, and considers how Marilyn’s image was purveyed through different modes of photography: including promotional and paparazzi shots, film stills, portraits and behind-the-scenes photos. “In Richard … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s ‘Missing Moments’ at the Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum has resumed its annual tribute to Marilyn with a summer-long exhibition, ‘Marilyn Monroe: Missing Moments’, as Susan King reports in her Classic Hollywood column for the Los Angeles Times. “The Hollywood Museum’s new ‘Marilyn Monroe: Missing Moments’ … Continue reading


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