Bonham’s will auction Marilyn’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes suit – in which she sang ‘When Love Goes Wrong, Nothing Goes Right’, back in 1953 – at their TCM Presents … Treasures From the Dream Factory sale on November 23. Other MM-related items include her red saloon gown, also designed by Travilla, and worn while singing ‘One Silver Dollar’ in River of No Return (1954); Marilyn’s signed contract for The Asphalt Jungle (1950); Paddy Chayevsky’s annotated early screenplay for The Goddess (1958), a thinly veiled portrait of Marilyn, starring Kim Stanley; and Natalie Wood’s bound screenplay for Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1947), in which Marilyn made her screen debut.
The Kills‘ fine cover of Marilyn’s ‘One Silver Dollar’ from River of No Return – featuring vocals by Alison Mosshart – is included on their forthcoming ‘The Last Goodbye’ EP, marking their 10th anniversary as a duo. Due on February, the EP also features covers of standards by Patsy Cline and the Velvet Underground, reports Canada’s Exclaim.
One of my favourite bands (The Kills) covering one of Marilyn’s best songs (‘One Silver Dollar’, from River of No Return): this is a win-win situation for me. The cover was recorded as part of a live session for Australia’s Triple J.