“You won’t find a more elegant take on ’50s va-va-voom vulgarity or a more joyous paean to cheesecake self-empowerment” – Time Out
Booker T is playing on the radio Jimmy Dean he plays on my mind Someday soon I'm gonna' wipe your filthy boots When I expose you You Philistine, your Philistine eyes You can take your five and dime Shove it in your Elvis records You can send your valentines To your very own life sized Marilyn Monroe You keep singing everyday's the fourth of July I keep wondering why I don't know how I ever met you, Don't know why I can't forget the way you tease me You Philistine, your Philistine eyes You better stop calling Kicking my love around I don't care if you're another Rudolph Valentino I don't care if you're the marrying kind You better stop calling For my love
Marilyn visited Canada at least three times: as 18 year-old Norma Jeane Dougherty, in 1944; and while filming two of her movies, Niagara (1952) and River of No Return (made in 1953, released ’54.)
In February 2011, the touring Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend exhibit arrives in Ontario. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection are also curating ‘Marilyn in Canada’, featuring photos by John Vachon and George S. Zimbel (taken in New York City during filming of The Seven Year Itch), as well as contemporary Canadian art inspired by Marilyn.
During the long ‘Family Weekend’ of February 19-21, the exhibition opens with guided tours, films and music along with special programming every day based on these shows.
I hope that photographer Jock Carroll, whose book, Falling for Marilyn, chronicled her time in Niagara, will also be featured.
Some Like it Hot seems to be very popular this month – maybe it’s an end-of-summer thing…
“Riverdale Park is getting hot on Sunday.
Movies in the Park present a free screening of ‘Some Like It Hot’ starring Marilyn Monroe on Sunday, Aug. 22.
The movie screens in Riverdale Park East at 8:45 p.m.
People are encouraged to come out with a picnic, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy the event with their friends, families and neighbours.
Each movie night supports a local charity; Sunday’s movie supports the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs in Regent Park.
Riverdale Park East is located at 550 Broadview Ave., south of Danforth Avenue.”