Tag Archives: James Haspiel

James Haspiel Speaks to CulturePop

James Haspiel – who befriended Marilyn as a teenage fan, and has published three outstanding books on MM – gave a rare interview to CulturePop.


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Immortal Marilyn in August

This ¬†month’s updates at Immortal Marilyn include a candid interview with Screenland¬†from 1952; a review of the new De Dienes book; and a chapter from James Haspiel’s Marilyn: The Ultimate Look at the Legend.


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Alleged Blue Movie Resurfaces

Another alleged sex tape has resurfaced, to be auctioned by Spanish collector Mikel Barsa. This tape is nothing new – it was released as a DVD a few years ago, rather cheekily entitled The Bluest Marilyn Monroe. Speaking to NPR, … Continue reading


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Immortal Marilyn in April

Among this month’s updates at Immortal Marilyn are Claire Stevenson’s fascinating profile of James Haspiel, the teenage fan who became a friend to Marilyn and took many candid photos of her; a feature on Natasha Lytess from club president Mary … Continue reading


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‘A Girl’s Best Friend’: Jane Russell 1921-2011

Read my tribute to the late, great Jane Russell, over here


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‘Marilyn Times Five’

Bruce Conner was an avant-garde artist, and his work has been celebrated in a new documentary, Bruce Conner: The Art of Montage. The film includes a short clip called ‘Marilyn Times Five’, which purportedly shows a semi-naked Monroe, fondling – … Continue reading


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Snapshots by Haspiel, 1955

Featured in the recent Hollywood Legends auction. Candids, mostly taken in New York by Monroe’s teenage fan, James Haspiel.


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Happy Birthday Marilyn

A birthday tribute to Marilyn from ‘sweetnormajean’, via the Everlasting Star boards. (The photo used here is of MM at the East of Eden premiere in New York, 1955, published in James Haspiel’s Marilyn: The Ultimate Look at the Legend.)


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