Monthly Archives: March 2011

Anthony Summers in Youghal

Anthony Summers, author of best-selling, investigative biographies including Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe (1986), will give a talk with the tongue-in-cheek title, ‘How to Write Books and Other Things of Which I Know Nothing…’, at the Red Store … Continue reading

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Marilyn Style for Spring

Over at Type F, Stephanie Nolasco notes an MM influence in the new season’s trends. “Hollywood has had its share of blonde bombshells, but there’s no denying that actress Marilyn Monroe is one of the most influential sex symbols of all … Continue reading

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Marilyn in the Blogosphere

Marilyn: The Last Sessions, which aired on More4 this week, was not well-received by fans. Among the errors was the inclusion of a stag film starring Arline Hunter, wrongly identified as Marilyn. Antii Alanen, film programmer at Finland’s National Audiovisual … Continue reading

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Douglas Kirkland Interview

Canadian-born photographer Douglas Kirkland spoke to Eye Weekly recently about his iconic 1961 shoot with Marilyn: “I was in complete shock,” says Kirkland. “There I was—a kid from Fort Erie. My background was Sunday school and small town. And there … Continue reading

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Greatest Female Characters

Sugar Kane, as played by Marilyn in Some Like it Hot, ranks 10th in Total Film‘s list of the 100 Greatest Female Characters. (Ellen Ripley of Alien is the overall winner.) Sugar Kane Kowalczyk The Character: How to torment two … Continue reading

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The Goddess and Her ‘Demon Lover’

In a guest post for the Yale University Press blog, Jerome Charyn – author of Joe DiMaggio:The Long Vigil – shares his perspective on the Marilyn-Joe romance. “But he was the only man who never really exploited her. He wasn’t really … Continue reading

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Barris Photos Sold at Auction

Four photographs of Marilyn, taken by George Barris, were sold at the Vision 21 auction at Bonham’s today. “Portraits of the iconic blonde by photographer George Barris exceeded pre-auction estimates, bringing in £1,320/$2,113 (1962′s “Marilyn in the Garden” and 1954′s “Marilyn … Continue reading

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‘The Rat Pack’ in Photos

A limited edition photo book, The Rat Pack, is published by Reel Art Press in three different versions, priced from a jaw-dropping £400. Text is provided by Shawn Levy, author of the best-selling, gossipy Rat Pack Confidential (2003.) The photos of Marilyn are … Continue reading

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Lois Banner at Book Soup, LA

Dr Lois Banner will be signing copies of MM – Personal at Book Soup, West Hollywood, on March 30 from 7pm. Her next book, An Uncommon Woman: Marilyn Monroe as an American Icon of Passion and Power, will be published … Continue reading

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Marilyn on Blu-Ray

Nicolas Roeg’s Insignificance, featuring an MM-inspired heroine, will be released by Criterion on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 14. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION: Newly restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on … Continue reading

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