Marilyn’s image will loom over this autumn’s film festival circuit. My Week With Marilyn is showing in Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia, while Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You), a French indie about a smalltown beauty whose mysterious death mirrors MM’s, will be screened in Canberra, Australia.
Andrej Pejic – an androgynous, 20 year-old Australian male model of Bosnian descent – appears as Marilyn in ‘Norma Jean’, a risque short film styled by Patricia Field, who comments, “It looks at Marilyn’s status as a sexual icon and explores the societal implications of the sex-kitten femme.”
Watch ‘Norma Jean’ now at Stylite
A charity screening of Some Like it Hot has been arranged by the Friends of Margaret River Hospital, in Western Australia (nearest city: Perth.)
Set for July 30, a ticket price of $20 includes entry to a vintage-themed market at 4pm, with the movie starting at 6pm, plus a free glass of wine.
More details at Augusta-Margaret River Mail
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.
“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.”
Marilyn worked with Kirkland in 1961, creating some of her most provocative, sensuous images. Kirkland has also photographed Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Michael Jackson.
On Sunday September 12 at 11am, Kirkland will discuss his work at the Gallery’s Cinema A.