Marilyn Movie Season in Columbus, Ohio

Marilyn filming ‘Some Like It Hot’

Ohio State University’s Wexner Arts Center will host a film festival this summer marking the 50th anniversary of Marilyn’s death, reports the Columbus Dispatch

“Thirteen feature films will be screened over nine nights in “Marilyn Monroe: The Actress,” the center’s indoor summer film series in July and August. The series is timed to overlap with the 50th anniversary of the death (on Aug. 5, 1962) of the blond icon.

Among the fan favorites in the series are Niagara (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), River of No Return (1954) and Some Like It Hot(1959).

The series also includes The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) with Laurence Olivier, which inspired the recent film My Week With Marilyn; and The Legend of Marilyn (1966), a documentary directed by John Huston, who worked with Monroe on The Misfits.”

Pop Art Marilyn in Columbus, Ohio

‘Stardust Valentine’ by Joss Parker

Red, White and Pop Americana, an exhibition by artist Joss Parker, includes a series of Marilyn-inspired works and is on display at Clayspace/Gallery 831, Columbus, Ohio until this Friday, July 29.

“Canvases featuring Warhol favorite Marilyn Monroe and other subjects tap the nostalgia running through vintage pop culture, illustrating connections that are more personal than analytical.

Parker explained that his portraits of the screen goddess have as much to do with childhood memories of watching her movies with his grandfather as Monroe’s favored status in Warhol’s oeuvre.”

Columbus Dispatch