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Marilyn’s Pearls Coming to the V&A

The Mikimoto pearls given to Marilyn by Joe DiMaggio on their Japanese honeymoon in 1954 will feature in ‘Pearls’, a ¬†new exhibition opening at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in September, reports¬†Professional Jeweller. With typical generosity, Marilyn gave the pearls … Continue reading


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15 Minutes Eternal: Warhol in Asia

’15 Minutes Eternal’, an exhibition devoted to the work of Andy Warhol – including a 1967 screenprint of Marilyn – will tour Asia over the next 27 months, reports Art Daily. Opening in Singapore, the retrospective will also visit Hong … Continue reading


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Marilyn and Joe: The Dream Fades

These latest extracts from Maurice Zolotow’s 1960 biography, first published in the Los Angeles Daily Mirror, reveal how Marilyn’s 1954 marriage to Joe DiMaggio was overshadowed by her burgeoning career.


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Marilyn on Tokyo Subway

Umbrellas left behind in the subway (June 1976) ‘This Marilyn Monroe poster aims to remind passengers to take their umbrellas with them when they leave the train. The text in the top right corner — “Kaerazaru kasa” (umbrella of no … Continue reading


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