Monthly Archives: September 2010

Oliver Stone and the Marilyn Conspiracy

Liz Smith shares an intriguing rumour about yet another Marilyn-related movie project in her column today. I have heard that Oliver Stone (The Doors, JFK) is finally interested in Monroe as a subject. Or at least in what supposedly went … Continue reading

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Marilyn by Vachon, August 1953

Marilyn Monroe is seen in this collection of previously unpublished photos of her in Alberta, Canada taken in the summer of 1953. The collection of more than 100 previously unpublished photos of Monroe can be seen for the first time … Continue reading

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Only the Lonely: Candid Profile

“I churned out after work last night.  Marilyn’s image used to be stressful and overwhelming to work with.  Finally, working with her image has become a soothing practice…now that it’s been a few years, and I’ve read more books than … Continue reading

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Emma Watson Cameo in ‘My Week With Marilyn’

Emma Watson, best known as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, will play a small role as wardrobe girl Lucy in My Week With Marilyn, writes Baz Bamigboye in today’s Daily Mail. (In his memoir of working on The … Continue reading

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Love from London, 1956

A photo of Marilyn Monroe taking tea at the Savoy Hotel, London, with Sir Laurence Olivier at a press conference for The Prince and the Showgirl on July 15, 1956, is included in the Love From London: A City of … Continue reading

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James Bacon 1914-2010

Read my post on the veteran Hollywood reporter, who died last week, here

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Dining with Sugar

Dinner and a movie (Some Like it Hot) at the Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI, until September 24. Thanks to The True Marilyn Monroe

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Camel Racing in Virginia City

These races started in 1960 when the San Francisco Chronicle and the Phoenix Sun challenged each other to a race. The winner was Hollywood director John Huston, who was filming “The Misfits” nearby. Two stars of the film, Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading

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MM Film Season at Warhol Museum

There could hardly be a more perfect setting for a Marilyn Monroe movie season than the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. The screenings accompany the Marilyn: Life as a Legend exhibit, which runs from October 23 through to January 2. Nice to … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Cable-Knit Sweater

‘You fellows are always talking about sweater girls. I don’t know what the fuss is about. Take away their sweaters and what have they got?’ – Marilyn Monroe, 1952 French designer Gerard Darel, who acquired Marilyn’s famous cable-knit sweater in … Continue reading

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