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The Pallbearer’s Tale

Allan Abbott, one of the pallbearers at Marilyn’s funeral, has spoken to the Phoenix New Times. “I asked Abbott what he recalled of Monroe’s one-time husband Joe DiMaggio, who arranged for the funeral. Abbott told me of how he had … Continue reading


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Nick Ray’s Long Goodbye

┬áThe final extract from Patrick McGilligan’s Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director concerns Ray’s reaction to Marilyn’s death. Ray was filming 55 Days at Peking in Spain when he heard the news. (The magazine cover above shows … Continue reading


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Famous Eulogies: Lee Strasberg on Marilyn

Lee Strasberg’s tribute to Marilyn, read at her funeral, is featured at Flavorwire in a meme on famous eulogies, posted to mark Halloween. You can read the full text here. ‘Prestigious acting teacher and director of the Actors Studio, Lee … Continue reading


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Eulogy for Marilyn

“In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine. But I have no words to describe the myth … Continue reading


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