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Men, Movies and Marilyn

Ahead of TCM’s Marilyn movie marathon on August 4th, Rafer Guzman studies her impact for Newsday - arguing that, even in her most farcical roles, she was never just a dumb blonde. “If people remember Monroe as a distressed damsel, that’s … Continue reading

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Jack Cole Tribute at UCLA

Mitzi Gaynor, who starred alongside Marilyn in There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), will appear at a tribute evening for choreographer Jack Cole at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theatre on August 4 (the anniversary of Marilyn’s death) at 7.30 pm, … Continue reading

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31 Days of Oscar

The New York Post reports on 31 Days of Oscar, TCM’s countdown to this year’s Academy Awards by screening a special program of classic movies – including Some Like it Hot (February 1st) and Let’s Make Love, which though not one … Continue reading

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‘Battle of the Blondes’ on TCM

Turner Classic Movies (US) are showing a ‘Battle of the Blondes’ season this month, including two Monroe movies – Niagara and Some Like it Hot. TCM’s review of Niagara is particularly interesting: “To make strong impressions in this setting, the human … Continue reading

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TCM Greatest Overlooked Performances

TCM includes one of Marilyn’s shining moments in its new list of the Top 10 Greatest Overlooked Performances. Many felt she was denied an Oscar nomination by the Hollywood establishment because of her rebellion against Twentieth Century Fox. Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading

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