Tag Archives: Scott Fortner

Marilyn’s ‘Breathless’ Singing No Fluke

Following Joan Copeland‘s recent – and rather silly – claim that Marilyn’s ‘breathless’ rendition of ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ was due to her getting lost on the way to the stage, Scott Fortner takes an behind-the-scenes look at the legendary … Continue reading

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Top 10: Actors Playing Stars

Michelle Williams’ performance in My Week With Marilyn  inspired Flavorwire to compile a list of ten outstanding movie roles by actors playing other actors, including Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford and Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer. Meanwhile, Scott Fortner has … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Julien’s Rarities

 Scott Fortner takes a look at the upcoming Icons and Idols auction at Julien’s on his MM Collection Blog today, featuring this gorgeous signed photo of a young Marilyn. While you’re visiting Scott’s website, why not enter the MM Notable … Continue reading

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‘Icons and Idols’ Auction Details

Full listings for the Icons and Idols auction (December 1-2) are now online at Julien’s Auctions. A print catalogue – featuring a cover shot of the young Marilyn by Joseph Jasgurs – can be ordered (for $100.) On the subject … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Metamorphosis, Last Sessions

Scott Fortner reviews Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis on the MM Collection Blog, and offers readers a chance to win a copy via Facebook. ‘The coloring and definition of these portraits are indeed the finest I’ve come across in any other publication. The … Continue reading

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Marilyn Mania in New York

Marilyn Monroe may have been born and raised in Hollywood, but in later life she became a proud New Yorker. After the recent premiere of My Week With Marilyn at the Lincoln Center, the New York Post has paid tribute with an … Continue reading

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No Sale for Disputed MM ‘Sex Tape’

A 1940s porn film, said by current owner Mikel Barsa to feature an ‘underage’ Marilyn Monroe, failed to sell at auction in Buenos Aires yesterday, after MM’s estate denounced it as ‘fraudulent’. ‘Whoever the woman in the film may have … Continue reading

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Alleged Blue Movie Resurfaces

Another alleged sex tape has resurfaced, to be auctioned by Spanish collector Mikel Barsa. This tape is nothing new – it was released as a DVD a few years ago, rather cheekily entitled The Bluest Marilyn Monroe. Speaking to NPR, … Continue reading

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Pamela Keogh Clarke Interviewed

“I am also amazed at how much “junk” is written about MM. The only reason I can think of that people get away with it, is because there is no one to “protect” ‘her – she really doesn’t have any … Continue reading

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More on ‘MM: Personal’

“Marilyn Monroe is the most famous, ubiquitous, and idolized woman of our modern age. An icon of physical beauty, sexuality, and the quintessentially American dream, Marilyn’s legend continues to grow four decades after her death. MM:Personal is a new and … Continue reading

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