As Zales Jewellery launches a Marilyn-themed diamond range in association with her estate, she is ranked 8th on Forbes‘ list of the thirteen Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of 2019, with $13 million earned in this year alone. Michael Jackson tops the poll for the seventh consecutive year, with Elvis Presley just behind, and Whitney Houston, the only other woman, in 12th place.
It’s a fine Parisian tradition to make Marilyn a poster girl for the annual Champs-Élysées Film Festival (see previous entries here) and this year is no exception. The festival, showcasing independent French and American movies, runs from June 18-25, with guest stars including actors Kyle MacLachlan, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, and filmmaker Debra Granik.
As we raise a glass for 2019, thanks to everyone who’s followed ES Updates this year (and you can look back on all the highlights here.)
With the festive season fast approaching, here’s a selection of the best Marilyn calendars (and diaries) for 2019. First of all, here’s a bumper edition of high-quality images from Hugo et Compagnie…
Another calendar and diary, from Italy:
This US calendar is officially licensed and approved by Marilyn’s estate.
Marilyn is also featured (with Arthur Miller) in this German literary calendar from Anfang & Aufbruch…