A floral tribute was delivered to Marilyn’s crypt yesterday by Immortal Marilyn staffer Jackie Craig, on behalf of loyal fans. $150 was donated to the Animal Haven charity after the cost of the flowers was met.
This month’s updates to Immortal Marilyn’s website include Fraser’s review of Circling Marilyn, by Clara Juncker; a vintage magazine article about photographer Philippe Halsman‘s 1954 session with Marilyn; and IM’s Past Portal, a page dedicated to fan club meetings.
June 1, 2011, marks what would be Marilyn’s 85th birthday, and preparations are already underway.
Immortal Marilyn have launched a flower appeal and fundraiser for the Animal Haven charity. You can donate via PayPal, to email@example.com or contact Mary privately for her mailing address.
And if you’re feeling creative, the Andrew Weiss Gallery in LA are looking for fan-made cards, for possible inclusion in their upcoming photo exhibit, ‘Happy Birthday Marilyn’. All entries must be submitted by May 20.
My fellow Immortal Marilyn staffers are currently adding monthly updates for February, so watch out for more new features (articles, reviews, artwork) over the next few days.
And while you’re there, please consider donating to the St Valentine’s Day Flowers for Marilyn appeal. A bouquet will be left at Monroe’s grave, and all profits will be sent to the Animal Haven charity.
If you’re interested in participating, please contact Immortal Marilyn’s president and webmistress, Mary Sims: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowers have been delivered to Marilyn’s grave by actress and Immortal Marilyn staffer Carla Orlandi. $255 was donated by fans to Animal Haven, giving a total of $871 raised in 2010 – more than double the amount given in 2009.
“Be a part of the honoring Marilyn this August 5th on the 48th anniversary of her passing. We will be placing beautiful flowers at her crypt & making a charity donation in Marilyn’s name to Animal Haven of New York City. Your name will be included on a card to be placed at her crypt beside the flowers. Last day for donations is August 5th.