A staged reading of Marilyn, Mom & Me – Luke Yankee’s play about his late mother, actress Eileen Heckart’s friendship with Marilyn during filming of Bus Stop – will be available to stream later today on YouTube, through to Sunday.
Youtuber Jordan Lee revisits some of the Nevada locations for The Misfits in the latest instalment of his travel vlog, ‘Daze With Jordan the Lion’ – and you can watch all 38 minutes of it here.
Thanks to Lorraine at Marilyn Remembered
Major news outlets (who really ought to know better) frequently trumpet ‘rare, unpublished’ images of Marilyn which are usually nothing of the kind. With that in mind, what a lovely surprise to wake up this morning and find genuine unseen colour footage of Marilyn arriving at Chicago’s Midway Airport to begin her promotional tour for Some Like It Hot on March 17, 1959, posted to the Marilyn Monroe Video Archives account on Youtube.
The annual memorial service for Marilyn will be streaming online from Los Angeles today. More details here.
The Associated Press and British Movietone have now uploaded their entire archives to Youtube. Media coverage of this announcement has focused heavily on Marilyn, with the Mirror highlighting a vintage newsreel about her 1954 marriage to Joe DiMaggio on their website today.
Rare footage of Marilyn is hard to find: and colour film, all the more so. This 1953 home movie of Marilyn at an airport, during filming of River of No Return in Canada, accompanied by co-star Robert Mitchum, was posted to YouTube today by user SGTG77.
Marilyn had sprained her ankle after filming a dangerous canoe scene. However, her friend Shelley Winters claimed she exaggerated the injury as revenge against tyrannical director Otto Preminger.
Screen caps by Yvon Molostoff