Marilyn is a favourite cover girl at Scotland’s Weekly News. Inside the latest edition, there’s a double-page spread with author Michelle Morgan talking about her new book, The Girl: Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch and the Birth of an Unlikely Feminist. The Weekly News is available from selected newsagents across the UK, and the second part of the interview will be published in next week’s issue.
Limited Runs have produced a book based on their touring exhibit, Marilyn Monroe: Lost Photo Collection, featuring 21 images by Milton Greene, Gene Lester and Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder. Only 125 copies have been made, priced at $95. Hopefully it will be a high-quality product, but it still seems rather expensive for such a slim volume.
One of Marilyn’s best biographers and a friend of this blog, Michelle Morgan has recently published two new books via Lulu. The Marilyn Journal is the first in an anthology series, compiling newsletters of the UK Marilyn Lives Society, founded by Michelle in 1991. A Girl Called Pearl is a charming children’s novel – not about Marilyn as such, but it is set in the Los Angeles of her childhood, so it does have some interesting parallels, and would be a great Christmas gift for readers young and old (also available via Kindle.)
The Weekly News, a tabloid distributed mainly in Scotland, focuses on nostalgia and the lighter side of life. Marilyn graces their cover at least once a year, and in the current issue (dated August 29), they’re celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Seven Year Itch. If you can’t find a copy locally, there are just a few left at Newsstand.com.
Marilyn has made the cover of Scotland’s Weekly News, with a two-page article inside focusing on her movies. If UK readers can’t find it in their newsagent, it can also be ordered via Newsstand – but hurry!
Marilyn is obviously a favourite at the Weekly News, as she last graced the cover in June 2013. A more recent issue featured Elvis Presley on the cover, so it’s a great choice for nostalgia fans.