Now at the Pop International Gallery in SoHo, NYC, Andrew Weiss has curated an exhibition, ‘Happy Birthday Marilyn’, featuring works by seven photographers – Bill Carroll, Andre de Dienes, Laszlo Willinger, Kashio Aoki, Milton Greene, Bert Stern and George Barris, as reported by Stephanie Nolasco on her La Vintage Vida blog.
While Marilyn’s untimely death is often described as Hollywood’s last tragedy, there have been many others. Over at Flavorwire, Stephanie Nolasco considers some of their stories, including two friends of Marilyn, Judy Garland and Dorothy Dandridge.
“Hollywood has had its share of blonde bombshells, but there’s no denying that actress Marilyn Monroe is one of the most influential sex symbols of all time. Whether she was flaunting a hot pink gown and dripping in jewels or showing off those never-ending curves with a scandalous white dress, Monroe never failed to wear an alluring ensemble that had all eyes on her. And even though it’s been over 40 years since she passed away at age 36 in 1962, Monroe continues to inspire women today in getting glam. However, one challenge in taking cue from Monroe is avoiding the campy, costumed look that’s nowhere near fab. Luckily, there are some tricks to looking like a screen siren because let’s face it, some like it hot!”
Writer and MM fan Stephanie Nolasco has reviewed Fragments for the Elevated Difference website.
“Fragments gives us a glimpse of a woman who was used and misused many times over. Finally, we have the truth of who really was one of the twentieth century’s greatest icons … It’s certain that loyal Monroe fans will instantly fall head over heels for Fragments … There are still many unanswered questions, yet Fragments ultimately reveals how Monroe was a curious, hopeful and passionate woman willing to overcome the many obstacles that came her way by trying to take control of her fate.”