Tag Archives: Snapchat

Marilyn at 90: Fans Pay Tribute

Photo by Jackie Craig
Westwood photos by Jackie Craig

Floral tributes were left by Marilyn’s crypt at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles on what would be her 90th birthday, while devoted fans like Monica Shahri visited in person.

13312765_1147398838643940_8372885323552529793_n

Canadian fan Billy made a heart-shaped card for Marilyn…

13325530_1054747834615180_7316972183134936226_n

And there was cake too, courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the team behind the Golden Globes.)

13347020_10153652033312688_3184974542303152467_nThe L.A.-based fanclub, Marilyn Remembered, organised a donation to Hollygrove, the former children’s home where Marilyn once lived.  Now known as EMQ Families First, the charity  has launched a new fundraising drive, ‘Modern Marilyn‘.

Marilyn-Monroe-Hollygrove

Immortal Marilyn listed 90 Marvellous Marilyn Moments on their blog, and compiled a fan-focused tribute video. In Bendigo Park, Australia, staff member Marisa left a memento at the feet of Seward Johnson’s giant sculpture,  ‘Forever Marilyn‘.

13312760_10210006219180352_7218404595032244310_n

13315365_1035355386554566_4500844244547916610_n

Many other fansites, like All About Marilyn and Marilyn Mexico, were also in celebratory mood.

13321755_10154089076087324_7247801339780296825_n

Mexico loves Marilyn…

13322115_10154090210677324_7761125844054908073_n

Snapchat users (including reality TV star Kim Kardashian) got busy with a special Marilyn Monroe filter…

Cj45NdbWYAEcNrU

The Milton Greene Archive shared this previously unpublished photo of Marilyn with a canine friend, originally taken for a Life magazine spread on Asian gowns in 1955.

13327411_1031391463564037_1075193920641982012_n

The estate of Sam Shaw remembered a ‘dear friend.’

sam shawTwo of Marilyn’s most respected biographers, Michelle Morgan and Gary Vitacco-Robles, paid their respects via social media.

michelle morgan

gary vr

Novelist Megan Abbott chose her favourite photo of Marilyn.

Megan Abbott

The estate of Humphrey Bogart also remembered her fondly…

13339528_1353642397983387_775224521514747818_nArtists Alejandro Mogollo and Ileana Hunter shared Marilyn-inspired pieces.

13339638_1272832199411581_8628908251256126175_n

 

13310323_10153733682444389_4465407013541165826_n

Everlasting Star admin Sirkuu Aaltonen went on a book hunt

blogger-image--1602771202

And UK superfan Megan posted a touching tribute on her personal blog.

“Another year has gone by and Marilyn’s star keeps growing brighter and brighter, people are still fascinated and enthralled by this beautiful soul. Did Marilyn have her faults? Of course she did, it’s hard to believe, I know, but she was a human being just like us. I love Marilyn for Marilyn and that will never change. I’d like to think that there are more genuine fans who love and respect Marilyn than conspiracy lovers who just follow their ignorance.”