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.
Some Like it Hot is screening at the Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, Florida, on July 29, as part of a double bill also featuring James Dean’s Rebel Without a Cause, at 3pm and 7pm.
Some Like it Hot is screening at the Tampa Theatre, Florida, on July 3 at 2pm, as part of its Summer Classic Movie Series. A theatre tour and mini Mighty Wurlitzer organ concert will precede the main event.
Tony Curtis’s daughter, Alex, will attend, and Tampa Bay residents will share memories of the late actor’s visit to the theatre in 1996.
In March 1961, Marilyn took a holiday with ex-husband Joe DiMaggio in the area, sparking rumours of a reunion. They stayed at the Tides Motel, and spent their days in training with the Yankees, or relaxing by the sea.
In March 1961, while Marilyn was recovering from illness, ex-husband Joe DiMaggio invited her to join him for a relaxing break in Florida. According to today’s Orlando Sentinel, Marilyn visited the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel during her stay…
“The New York Yankees once made the hotel their home during spring training, and it is said that a chunk of the bar remains missing, where the former owner broke it off so Marilyn Monroe could sign it.”