Marilyn will be honoured with an unusual double bill on Friday May 5 at the Britannia Panoptica Hall in Glasgow. Starting at 7:30 pm, one of her most obscure films, 1951’s Hometown Story (in which she appears only briefly, but makes a strong impression) will be followed by The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966), one of the first (and best) documentaries made about her – and all for just £5, so don’t miss out!
Marilyn was briefly a student at UCLA – studying Renaissance Art and Literature. So it seems apt that her ‘alma mater’ should mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of her passing on January 25 at 7.30pm in the Billy Wilder Theatre (also apt), with a selection from the Archive’s vast Hearst Metrotone News collection of newsreel clips and outtakes featuring a candid Monroe; a screening of the seminal documentary, ‘The Legend of Marilyn Monroe’, with an appearance by producer Terry Sanders; and also Susan Bernard (who seems to be everywhere lately!)
The 1964 documentary, The Legend of Marilyn Monroe, and J. Randy Taraborrelli’s 2009 biography, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, are both available at the iTunes Apps Store, reports Product Reviews
David L. Wolper, producer of The Legend of Marilyn Monroe, died in Beverly Hills last week aged 82. Read my tribute to Wolper and his seminal documentary here