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Marilyn and the Truckee River Ring Myth

Did the newly divorced Roslyn Tabor (as played by MM) throw her wedding ring off Reno’s Virginia Street Bridge, and into the Truckee River in The Misfits? The answer is no – while her friend Isabel (Thelma Ritter) mischievously suggests … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s ‘Misfit’ Bridge Will Be Replaced

The Virginia Street Bridge, which stands over the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada – where Marilyn filmed a scene for The Misfits with co-star Thelma Ritter – is set to be replaced, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Built in 1905, … Continue reading


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Misfit Memories: Arthur Miller in Reno

Novelist Saul Bellow befriended Arthur Miller in 1956, when both were waiting out their first divorces in Reno, Nevada. During this period, Miller wrote a short story which he would later develop into The Misfits, a ‘valentine’ for Marilyn Monroe. Bellow’s … Continue reading


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‘Misfit’ Horses Win Reprieve

  In a strange case of life imitating art, a Nevada judge has granted a temporary reprive to a herd of wild Mustangs – nicknamed ‘The Misfits’ – preventing the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rounding up and thinning of … Continue reading


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Michael Branch: ‘Out On Misfits Flat’

Writing for High Country Times, Michael Branch describes The Misfits as ‘the quintessential Nevada film’, and recounts his trip with a friend to ‘Misfits Flat’, where the movie’s most dramatic scenes were filmed: “Miller and Huston tried to script and shoot … Continue reading


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Marilyn and Clark in Carson City

Robin Holabird, formerly of the Nevada Film Office, has spoken to the Las Vegas Review-Journal about Carson City’s movie connections: John Wayne’s last film, The Shootist, was filmed there, as well as scenes from The Misfits, the swansong for both Marilyn and Clark … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s Nevada Valentine

Guy Rocha, a local historian who has researched Marilyn’s stay in Nevada during filming of The Misfits, will give a lecture at the Sierra Place senior residence, Carson City, on Thursday – St Valentine’s Day – at 10am. More details at Nevada … Continue reading


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A ‘Misfits’ Tour of Reno

Lindsay at the IAmNotAStalker blog – dedicated to movie locations, title is ironic – visited Reno last week and stopped by several landmarks related to filming of The Misfits: Virginia Street Bridge, Washoe County Courthouse, and Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, … Continue reading


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The House the ‘Misfits’ Built

A panel discussion will be held at the University of Nevada in Reno on July 9 at the Rotunda on the main floor of the Knowledge Center, focussing on a new exhibition, Post-War Bohemians in Northern Nevada, running until September 16. … Continue reading


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Honouring ‘The Misfits’

Deanne Stillman, author of Mustang, Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree, and an expert on the American West, attended a 50th anniversary screening of The Misfits at the University of Nevada last week, as part of their ‘Honoring the Horse’ exhibition. She … Continue reading


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