Category Archives: Art and Photography

‘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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Marilyn’s New Polish Home

Last month, ES Updates reported on the Polish auction of Milton Greene’s photos. Today, StandArt News reports that the archive will be the centrepiece of a new national museum of photography, opening in Wroclaw in 2016. “On 25 June 2014, … Continue reading


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Ileana Hunter’s Minimalist Marilyn

The latest pencil portrait of Marilyn by super-talented Ileana Hunter – after Bert Stern’s iconic 1962 photo – has just been unveiled on Etsy. The original is 11 x 16″, graphite on extra smooth Bristol board. Prints are available to order.


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