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The Wild, Wild Women of Bimini Place

Michelle Morgan, author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed, has posted some interesting findings on her blog about Marilyn’s mother, Gladys Baker, and her friend Grace McKee’s life in Los Angeles during the 1920s. “One of the things I loved, … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Will and Her Beneficiaries

NPR takes a look at Marilyn’s will. Made in 1961, it remains controversial, and it’s rumoured that she had wanted to change it in the weeks before her death. “Monroe grew up in an orphanage and foster homes. She had … Continue reading

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‘The Misfits’ in Portland, Oregon

 Marilyn’s last completed film, The Misfits, is screening at the 5th Avenue Theater, Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, December 3, at 7.00 and 9.30 pm, and on Sunday 4th at 3pm. Free admission to film students, all other tickets $3/$2, and … Continue reading

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‘A Long Dark Night of the Soul’

The latest extract from Zolotow covers Marilyn’s life and career in 1951 and early ’52. While her career was soaring, Marilyn endured further public scrutiny when it was revealed that she was not an orphan, and that her mother was … Continue reading

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