Marilyn’s White Gloves in Springfield, MA

Marilyn in court, 1954

A pair of Marilyn’s white gloves will be on display as part of Pop! Icons of American Culture at the Smithsonian, at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, MA from this Friday, December 7, until February 24, 2019, as Ray Kelly reports for Mass Live. (And if you’re wondering why there aren’t more substantial Monroe artefacts in the Smithsonian collection, it’s because they’re too expensive. Donations, anyone?)

‘Best of Marilyn’ Matinees in Massachusetts

11665511_1020279141330387_121025133541020399_nThe upcoming 53rd anniversary of Marilyn’s death will be marked by a month of Tuesday matinees, hosted by Marion Council and Sippican Historical Society in Marion, Massachusetts, reports Sippican Village Soup – with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on August 4th, The Seven Year Itch on the 11th, The Misfits on the 18th, and Some Like it Hot on the 25th.

“The Best of Marilyn matinees will be held in the front room of the Music Hall, 164 Front St., and offered free of charge to the public. Parking is available across the street at Island Wharf. Films begin at 11 a.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation. For more information, contact the Sippican Historical Society at 508-748-1116.”

Celebrate Marilyn’s Birthday in Gloucester, MA

Marilyn on her 36th birthday

Another birthday celebration to report, at the Patron’s Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Wednesday:

“The Patron’s Museum, the little treasure trove and gathering place based at 92 Thatcher Road and run by Bradley P. Smith, will celebrate a special birthday throughout the day next Wednesday — Marilyn Monroe’s.

The museum will be taking a look at a number of Monroe’s movies, Smith said and will display some Marilyn artifacts, including a 4-foot by 4-foot oil painting of Marilyn done by artist Parker Harlowe in 1982.

Smith said there will be cake and candy available throughout the day, with the cutting of the cake set for 1 p.m. Anyone seeking more information on the event should contact Smith at 978-223-5938.”

Gloucester Times