‘Cult of Marilyn’ Hits Savannah

Marilyn and Tony Curtis, Some Like It Hot

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be screened tonight, June 7th, at the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, Georgia, followed by Some Like it Hot on the 8th.

Marking the occasion, Jim Reed reports on the ‘cult of Marilyn’ for Savannah Now:

“As a child, I could not grasp why all sorts of folks would eagerly place life-sized cardboard cutouts of Monroe in their living room. Nowadays, I see what she represented to an earlier generation.

To some, she was the archetypal girl-next-door-turned-sex-kitten. To others, a gifted dramatic and comedic actress whose troubled life ended well before her estimable talents could fully mature.”