Category Archives: Art and Photography

Hollywood Legends in April

Julien’s Hollywood Legends 2014 auction, set for April 11, features many Marilyn-related items (she is pictured with Marlon Brando on the back cover.) Highlights include rare behind-the-scenes photos from Niagara; original photos by Manfred Linus Kreiner; the rhinestone clip-on earrings … Continue reading


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A Decisive Moment: Marilyn in New York

Over at the American Past blog, Jenny Thompson takes an in-depth look at Marilyn’s time in New York, through the lens of photographers Ed Feingersh and Sam Shaw. “In 1955, Monroe had returned to New York City to capture something … Continue reading


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Heritage Auctions: Barris and More

A collection of 80 colour prints signed by George Barris is featured in a collection of Signature Photos at Heritage Auctions, New York, on April 5, with bids starting at $30,000. Among the other Marilyn-related items are photos by Andre … Continue reading


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Julien’s 90210 Spring Auction

Marilyn makes the cover yet again, in this online catalogue for Julien’s 90210 auction, ending next Monday, March 17. Items on offer include photographs by Joseph Jasgur, George Barris, and Andre de Dienes; a screen-print by Pop Artist Steve Kaufman; and a … Continue reading


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Marilyn Crosses the Channel

Marilyn is the subject of another dedicated magazine – the third this year – as part of the French ‘Etoiles du Cinema’ series. It’s widely available in France, 80 pages long, and is said to contain many photos though nothing … Continue reading


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Marilyn Remembered: Blue Book Days

Several months ago, ES Updates reported on ‘Marilyn’s Blue Book Days‘, a new book and documentary project. Filmmaker Suzanne van Leendert and Astrid Franse, owner of the Blue Book Modeling Agency archive, are visiting Los Angeles to shoot footage and will … Continue reading


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‘MM and Me’: Online Art Exhibit

If you’ve visited Marilyn’s crypt and had your photo taken there, you may be interested in participating in ‘Marilyn Monroe and Me’, a new online art exhibit, curated by MM collector and historian, Scott Fortner. More details at the MM … Continue reading


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William Carroll Has Died

Our condolences to the family of William ‘Bill’ Carroll, one of the first professionals to photograph Marilyn, who died on January 27th. I will publish a more detailed tribute at a later date, but meanwhile his obituary can be read … Continue reading


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‘Forever Marilyn’ Leaving Palm Springs

Seward Johnson’s giant sculpture, ‘Forever Marilyn’, will soon be heading for New Jersey – but Palm Springs residents hope her departure won’t be permanent, reports The Press Enterprise. “‘It’s going to be a very sad day not only for Palm … Continue reading


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Art and Myth: Alison Jackson’s Marilyn

Over at Mental Floss this week, artist Alison Jackson‘s photograph of two lookalikes impersonating Marilyn Monroe with President John F. Kennedy topped a list of ‘10 Internet Lies That Just Won’t Die.’ Of course, Jackson’s work is not intended to … Continue reading


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