Category Archives: Television

‘Smash’ Cast Remember Marilyn

Smash cast members Megan Hilty, Debra Messing and Christian Borle are pictured here marking the 50th anniversary of Marilyn’s death during filming of the upcoming second series. According to Starpulse, Messing also shared a Monroe quote on Twitter: ‘A career is … Continue reading

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Reporting Marilyn’s Death

Today’s San Diego Reader, and The Mirror feature vintage news reports on Marilyn’s death, while NBC has revealed a TV broadcast on the tragedy. Time has posted a variety of articles about Marilyn from their archives – some written during her lifetime.

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Men, Movies and Marilyn

Ahead of TCM’s Marilyn movie marathon on August 4th, Rafer Guzman studies her impact for Newsday - arguing that, even in her most farcical roles, she was never just a dumb blonde. “If people remember Monroe as a distressed damsel, that’s … Continue reading

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Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe

The Reelz Channel in the US has just announced a new documentary, Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe, to premiere on Friday, August 3rd. “Hosted by television personality Dayna Devon, Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe explores the continued and unrelenting popularity of the … Continue reading

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Marilyn and the Chicago Mob Wives

Nora Schweihs – currently starring in TV’s Chicago Mob Wives - is the daughter of Frank Schweihs, who was alleged to have been involved in bringing about Marilyn’s untimely death by authors Milo Speriglio and Adela Gregory, in their 1993 book, Crypt 33: … Continue reading

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‘Smash’ Episode 15: ‘Bombshell’

  The season finale of Smash has now aired in the US… “Hilty is the real genius in the Marilyn role — even Anjelica Huston knows that, even if she couldn’t sway Derek — and if I were here, I would … Continue reading

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‘Smash’ Episode 14: ‘Previews’

The penultimate episode of this season’s Smash aired in the US last night, reports the Wall Street Journal. ‘The show ends with Marilyn’s death… but there is no applause…only Leo and Frank applaud and then everyone else joins in…but because … Continue reading

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‘Smash’ Episode 13: ‘Tech’

This latest episode is the first to be filmed since the series began airing, and features Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) in Marilyn mode: ‘Movie star/Bombshell star Rebecca Duvall grappled with mounting performance anxiety, and Derek slithered into her dressing room to … Continue reading

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Bobby Rivers on ‘Smash’

 Blogger and MM fan Bobby Rivers shares his thoughts on TV’s Smash:  ”I am a Monroe fan. She was not a belter in her movie musicals.  Not like a Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli or Kristin Chenoweth on Broadway.  Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading

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‘Smash’ Episode 12: ‘Publicity’

Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) sings another Marilyn-themed number in this week’s episode: ‘It’s hard for me to hate Ivy when she sang “Second Hand White Baby Grand” as beautifully as she did. I don’t know that Karen could have sung … Continue reading

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