As previously reported on ES Updates, There’s No Business Like Show Business is being screened at Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK throughout June. You can read my review here, and check out dates here.
You can read my review of Michelle Morgan’s new book, The Girl: Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch and the Birth of an Unlikely Feminist, here.
You can now read my review of Making Sense of Marilyn by Andrew Norman over at Immortal Marilyn.
You can read my review of It’s Me, Sugar – the short film about the making of Some Like It Hot, starring Gemma Arterton as Marilyn – here.
Elizabeth Winder’s Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy was one of my favourite books of 2017. You can read my review in the latest issue of Art Decades magazine – more details here.
As a fan it’s my utmost pleasure to see Marilyn on the big screen, and I was lucky enough to attend a showing of How to Marry a Millionaire at the Duke of York’s cinema in Brighton last week (read my review here.) Further screenings are ongoing throughout January at Picturehouse cinemas across the UK – and looking further ahead, There’s No Business Like Show Business is scheduled for June.
You can now read my review of Dr Rock Positano’s memoir, Dinner With DiMaggio, over at Immortal Marilyn.
My interview with Michelle Morgan, author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed, Marilyn’s Addresses and Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years, is spread over six pages in Issue 11 of Art Decades magazine, now available from Amazon and priced at £9.60 (UK) or $13 (USA.) Michelle has also written biographies of Madonna, Carole Lombard and Thelma Todd.
“I think the biggest myth about Marilyn is that she was a dumb blonde. She absolutely was not! Here is a woman who rebelled against the studio system; who set up her own film company and went to acting school when she was already at the top of her profession. She had a very intelligent head on her shoulders and I think that when people say she was a dumb blonde, it is revealing more about them than her. Yes, many times Marilyn played a dumb character on screen, but why should that mean she was that way in life?”
You can read my review here.