Pictured above is Immortal Marilyn‘s birthday bouquet, placed at Marilyn’s crypt. This month’s updates include a Top Secret magazine exposé from 1960; a review of They Knew Marilyn Monroe; and my tribute to Peter Mangone.
Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955, the exhibition of stills from Peter Mangone‘s home movie (now also a book), is now at the Galerie Walter Keller in Zurich, Switzerland, until June 29th. (MM lookalike Suzie Kennedy is pictured above, at the show.)
Photographer Mary Ann Lynch will be sharing her memories of the opening night at the original New York exhibit with us very soon. And you can read my tribute to Peter Mangone here.
Peter Mangone, who made headlines when he found rare footage of Marilyn in New York, filmed when he was a teenage fan, passed away on December 11, 2012.
The home movie was first shown in a 2003 BBC documentary, The People’s Hollywood.
Earlier in 2012, an exhibition and book, Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955, was announced. Sadly, the opening of the display – now at New York’s Danziger Gallery – was delayed after Hurricane Sandy devastated the city.
“I used to get up every day and put on a shirt and tie, because I read she was coming to New York to go to the Actor’s Studio and that she would stay at the Gladstone Hotel, so I used to get up every morning, dress up, get on the train, cut school and wait for hours. Some days I didn’t see her, some days I’d get a glimpse of her. Then I finally stood across from the hotel one day and I saw her. The next day I went in front of the hotel with a piece of paper, she signed it and she said, ‘You were here yesterday. You had a red tie on. Weren’t you cold?’ Because it was freezing. But she noticed. She really cared, you know.”
A new exhibition and book, depicting an off-duty, but inimitably glamorous Marilyn walking in a New York street in 1955 with her friend, photographer and business partner, Milton Greene – from a rare home movie shot by lucky teenager Peter Mangone – will be launched next month.
The exhibition , ‘Marilyn Monroe Rediscovered: The Lost Film of Peter Mangone’, opens at New York’s Danziger Gallery on November 1st, until December 23.
The accompanying book, Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955, is a mere 48pp long, measures 9 x9″, and includes 30 colour photos, and is available to pre-order now via the Book Depository and other online stores.