Marilyn: Alive and Swinging


“An evening of vintage glamour and swinging music.

Relive the days of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and sparkling Hollywood. All the big tunes brought to you by the UK’s finest tribute artists. Brighton’s best burlesque cocktail shaker will make an appearance along with the city’s best loved showgirls and boys.

Compered by Brighton’s own Marilyn Monroe Impersonator and Okie pookle player Laura Nixon.

‘The Sexiest woman in Brighton’ – Bare Cheek, Latest 7

‘A true blond bombshell!’ – The Argus

Come and join the party!

Dress suave, 1950’s, Trilbies, diamonds, showgirls, kats and spats or anything that makes your feel fabulous!

Dates:

Thursday 19th August (Pre-book here)

Friday 17th September

Thursday 9th December

Thursday 16th December

Thursday 23rd December

The Latest 7 Music Bar

14-17 Manchester St, Brighton (off St James’ St, near seafront & Palace Pier)

Marilyn’s 2010 Memorial at Westwood

Photo by Scott Fortner

Speakers at this year’s service, organised by Marilyn Remembered Fan Club:

  • John Gilmore, author of Inside Marilyn Monroe
  • Noreen Siegel, wife of Dr Lee Siegel, Marilyn’s longtime physician at Twentieth Century Fox
  • Marion Collier, ‘Olga’ from Sweet Sue’s Band in Some Like It Hot
  • Audrey Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald’s promoter (Marilyn arranged for Ella to perform at LA’s Mocambo Club in 1954)
  • Stanley Rubin, producer of River of No Return
  • Lois Banner, Professor of History and Gender Studies at USC, currently working on two books about Marilyn
  • Diana Levitt, whose father, F. Hugh Herbert, directed Marilyn’s first movie, Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! in 1947. Diana also took acting classes with Marilyn

For a personal account of the service by ‘misskelleen’, join the 1962 community at LiveJournal


Marilyn Cafe in Adelaide

Cafe Etc is on Jetty Road, Brighton, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Owned by Carol Walker, the cafe is decorated with MM posters and memorabilia. If you’re in the area, please do pay the cafe a visit and leave a comment here.

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Marilyn Coffee Mosaic in Sydney

“As thousands sipped lattes at The Rocks Aroma Festival yesterday, a small team tried to break the Guinness World Record.

Over four hours, a team of 12 filled 5200 cups with 680 litres of milk and 780 litres of coffee to varying levels to make the world’s largest coffee mosaic of the screen siren at the Overseas Passenger Terminal Forecourt.

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority’s Head of Design Michael Donohue said the blonde bombshell was a natural choice after their 2009 record-breaking Mona Lisa montage.

More than 115,000 people turned out for the festival.”

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Immortal Marilyn’s Flowers in August

A message from Mary at Immortal Marilyn:

“Be a part of the honoring Marilyn this August 5th on the 48th anniversary of her passing. We will be placing beautiful flowers at her crypt & making a charity donation in Marilyn’s name to Animal Haven of New York City. Your name will be included on a card to be placed at her crypt beside the flowers.  Last day for donations is August 5th.
Thank you!”

More information here

Fans Celebrate at ‘Marilyn Square Park’

On June 1st, a celebration for Marilyn Monroe’s 84th birthday was held at Madison Square Park, New York, hosted by the Erno Laszlo skincare company. In her lifetime Marilyn favoured Laszlo’s skincare products, and according to the Angel of Beauty blog, was acquainted with him personally:

“Erno Laszlo was a great part of Marilyn Monroe’s life. When newspapers around the world carried the pictures of her death bed, Laszlo’s Active pHelityl Cream were to be seen on the nightstand. Apparently Marilyn Monroe treasured the quiet, intimate conversations with Dr. Laszlo, and scheduled them often.”

Among the guests were no less than thirty blonde lookalikes, handing out red lipstick and T-shirts while a brass band played music from Marilyn’s era. (Source: DNAInfo)

Photo by Julia Dinh
Photo by Christopher Rosco

Marilyn’s presence also graced the opening of a new Erno Laszlo store in London’s Covent Garden at the weekend.

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