“Monroe was no meek studio star. She tested the weakened boundaries that governed star contracts in the early ‘50s, and fled Hollywood, formed her own production company, and chose her own projects. Monroe also ‘acted out what mattered’ to people in the 1950s — which is to say, she acted out sex — and did so in a manner that seemed to heighten and soothe anxieties about sexuality during the era. As a result, she also proved a singular challenge to the gossip industry, which had little experience in processing an image of which sexuality was so forthrightly a part.”
A fascinating look at Marilyn and the gossip rags, part of a thesis on ‘Problem Stars’ by Anne Helen Petersen
Though I’ve always been ambivalent about Warhol’s Marilyn, the warmer tones of this silkscreen are very alluring. So if any of my Brighton friends have £495 to spare and would like to buy me a present, make haste to Art Republic on Bond Street!
Screening tonight at The Gateway, First and Lincoln streets, as part of the annual heritage weekend in Port Angeles, Washington State. Following a female impersonator contest and Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest, both to start at 8:30 p.m. Snacks will be available; moviegoers should bring chairs.
‘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 return) — is a play on ‘Kaerazaru Kawa,’ the Japanese title for River of No Return, the 1954 movie starring Monroe.’
“‘It was a 1951 dinner party. I was a first-year English student at Barnard. My father was a doctor and so was the guy who hosted the party. Marilyn was very shy, so they sat her next to the least threatening person in the room – me.’
Growing bold as the night progressed, Joan Molinski (Rivers’s given name) found the courage to advise Monroe that she, too, hoped for a career in show business.
‘Honey, let me tell you a secret, Marilyn told me,’ Rivers continues, adopting Monroe’s feathery voice. ‘Men are stupid and they like big tits.'”
Softness, brightness and shine for blonde hair. Marilyn is for blondes who would like to stay blonde and become even more so, in a gentle, shiny and natural way. Use The Blonde shampoo, then use this pre-wash conditioner as a regular top-up.
Enhances golden tones.
We make it with softening linseed gel, chamomile for lightness and to calm your scalp, saffron for golden colour, lemon for shine and olive oil to moisturise your hair. It also lightens gradually.”