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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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Rare ‘Misfits’ Pics, Screening in Reno

‘This 1960 photo of Marilyn and Eli Wallach was taken with a Kodak ‘Brownie’ box camera by Lisa Graeber (then Lisa Stix) at Quail Canyon near Pyramid Lake, while filming The Misfits in Nevada. Lisa Graeber (then Lisa Stix) was … Continue reading


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Portrait of a Misfit

‘This photograph, shot in Reno, Nevada in 1960 has an incredible sense of place and of Monroe’s vulnerability. She and Arnold first worked together on a shoot for Esquire magazine in 1952 and, as Arnold says: “She trusted me, and the … Continue reading


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Her Own Words, in Fragments

“I am tired. I am searching for a way to play this role. My whole life has always depressed me. How can I play such a gay girl, young and full of hope?” A quote from Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, … Continue reading


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Camel Racing in Virginia City

These races started in 1960 when the San Francisco Chronicle and the Phoenix Sun challenged each other to a race. The winner was Hollywood director John Huston, who was filming “The Misfits” nearby. Two stars of the film, Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading


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