Category Archives: Art and Photography

From Lady Liberty to Marilyn

Happy Independence Day to all our American readers! This ‘paste-up’ by street artist Pegasus - blending MM in The Seven Year Itch with the Statue of Liberty – can now be seen in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, NYC.


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Greene Photo Auction in Poland

The ongoing saga of Milton Greene’s missing Polish photo archive has taken another unexpected turn, reports the New York Times. A collection of 3,100 prints will be auctioned this Wednesday, June 25 – on condition that the archive stays in … Continue reading


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Backstory: Marilyn on Madison, 1962

Writing for the Worcester Telegram today, Liz Smith explores the backstory behind a fan photo taken as Marilyn left John F. Kennedy’s birthday gala at Madison Square Garden. There’s just one problem – the photo isn’t included! I’ve found a … Continue reading


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Happy Bloomsday, Marilyn

The novelist James Joyce, who died in 1941, never knew Marilyn Monroe. But she is indelibly associated with his masterpiece, Ulysses, after Eve Arnold photographed her reading it in 1955. Today is Bloomsday, the day in which Ulysses is set, … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s Malibu: Beauty on the Beach

This 1952 pin-up of Marilyn, photographed by J.R. Eyerman near Paradise Cove, Malibu, is featured in a photo gallery accompanying the Hollywood Reporter article, ‘When the Stars Moved to Malibu.’ A framed copy of the picture is displayed at the Paradise Cove … Continue reading


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Kylie – With a Hint of Marilyn…

London street artist Pegasus – who has created several tributes to Marilyn – pays homage to Australian singer Kylie Minogue in a new Chelsea artwork. There’s more than a hint of MM, too – Kylie is wearing Marilyn’s ‘Blue Dragon’ … Continue reading


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Hollywood’s Birthday Plans For Marilyn

As previously mentioned here, a new exhibition of rare photos will soon be opening in Los Angeles. The Marilyn Remembered Fan Club are hosting a birthday celebration for MM on Sunday, June 1, at Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard, in conjunction with … Continue reading


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Rare Marilyn Photos Go on Tour

Writing for the Daily Beast, Marlow Stern reports on a new exhibition containing lesser-known photos of Marilyn by Whitey Snyder, Lani Carlson, Mischa Pelz, Milton Greene and Thomas ‘Doc’ Kaminski, touring the US this summer. Prints are also available to … Continue reading


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A Girl, A Grate and the Censors

Although tame by today’s standards, Marilyn’s movies often fell foul of the rigid censorship code of the time. The Seven Year Itch was toned down to gloss over its theme of adultery, while the famous ‘skirt-blowing scene’, which garnered huge publicity, was … Continue reading


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Peter Max Exhibit in New Orleans

Pop artist Peter Max, dubbed ‘the zen master of colour’, has teamed up with the estate of Milton Greene to create a series of images of Marilyn, on display in an exhibition titled ‘Homage to Colour’, now at the Angela … Continue reading


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