Category Archives: Art and Photography

‘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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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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