Tag Archives: River of No Return

Rare Marilyn Photos Go on Tour

Writing for the Daily Beast, Marlow Stern reports on a new exhibition containing lesser-known photos of Marilyn by Whitey Snyder, Lani Carlson, Mischa Pelz, Milton Greene and Thomas ‘Doc’ Kaminski, touring the US this summer. Prints are also available to … Continue reading


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A Matter of Diction: Bette and Marilyn

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine two stars more different than Marilyn and Bette Davis, although they briefly appeared together in All About Eve. Many on the set found Davis intimidating, and few escaped her catty remarks. However, as … Continue reading


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Stanley Rubin 1917-2014

Stanley Rubin – the producer of River of No Return, who along with his actress wife, Kathleen Hughes, was a regular guest at Marilyn’s annual memorial services – died on Sunday, March 2, aged 96, reports the L.A. Times. Born in … Continue reading


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When Norm Met Marilyn

 This rare candid photo has a ‘meet-cute’ story behind it, as explained by blogger Posh Todd… “Never-before-seen photo of Marilyn Monroe, taken in Banff, Alberta, in 1953 when she was filming Otto Preminger’s River of No Return. The gentlemen in … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s Blu-Ray Bargain Week

US readers, take note: nine of Marilyn’s movies can be purchased on Blu-Ray via Amazon.com this week at a bargain price of $39.99 (reduced from $199.99 by a massive 80%.) The offer ends on Sunday, January 19, at 12 am PST/3 AM … Continue reading


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Remembering Tommy Rettig

Writing for the Times-Ledger, the The Greater Astoria Historical Society takes a fresh look at the career of child actor and native of Queens, New York, Tommy Rettig. “Thomas Noel Rettig was born Dec. 10, 1941, and grew up in Jackson … Continue reading


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Dreams Are Made at Bonham’s

‘What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic‘, is an auction curated by TCM at Bonham’s on November 25. Several MM-related items are featured, including this rare photo of the newylwed DiMaggios in Japan, and the Millers on … Continue reading


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Marilyn in Jasper: A Souvenir

Jasper Museum in Alberta, Canada has published a 25pp booklet featuring photos and anecdotes from Marilyn’s stay in the region, while filming River of No Return in 1953. You can order it here.


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Marilyn in Vancouver

  On July 27th, 1953 – exactly sixty years ago – Marilyn Monroe came to Vancouver. This anniversary is marked by John Mackie in today’s Vancouver Sun. ‘Marilyn Monroe stopped off in Vancouver 60 years ago en route to Jasper, where … Continue reading


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Spanish Authors Remember Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe’s native city, Los Angeles, was once part of Mexico, and her final home in the city was built, and decorated, in the style of an authentic villa. In 1962, a few months before her death, Marilyn visited Mexico … Continue reading


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