Monthly Archives: October 2011

‘Marilyn and I’ in Paris

Marilyn and I, a 2010 project by photographer Yury Toroptsov, featuring MM fans worldwide posing with a dress she owned, is the subject of a new exhibition, opening at Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche department store in Paris on October … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Last Sessions: A Novel

Marilyn’s Last Sessions, a 2006 novel by French author Michel Schneider, about her relationship with psychoanalyst Dr Ralph Greenson, will be published in English on November 3. The book inspired a 2009 documentary of the same name. While I felt that … Continue reading

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Don Murray Praises ‘My Week With Marilyn’

Don Murray, who made his screen debut as Marilyn’s leading man in Bus Stop (1956), presented a Best Actress award to Michelle Williams last night at the Hollywood Film Awards. The honour was for Williams’ work in general, and not for … Continue reading

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Time, 1961: Marilyn’s New Role

This article, first published in Time on February 17, 1961, takes a compassionate look at Marilyn’s decision to enter a hospital, following her divorce from Arthur Miller and related emotional problems. It also suggests that in seeking help for her depression, … Continue reading

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Lorelei Lee: A Hawksian Woman

Kathleen Murphy‘s essay, ‘Balls of Fire: Women in the Films of Howard Hawks’, posted today at Parallax View, includes a paragraph on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes posits Russell and Monroe as Hawksian comrades-in-arms, professional practitioners of extreme sexual style … Continue reading

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Finishing the Picture

Read my review of Arthur Miller’s last play, Finishing the Picture – inspired by the filming of The Misfits - here

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Marilyn’s ‘File My Claim’ Dress Sold

The green velour gown worn by Marilyn for her role as saloon singer Kay Weston in River of No Return (1954), has sold to a private bidder for $504,000 at the latest Julien’s Auctions event, the Daily Mail reports. Marilyn wore … Continue reading

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MM Photos on Auction in London

This 1955 photo by Roy Schatt is among the Marilyn-related items on offer at Christie’s, South Kensington, on November 2. Also included are pictures taken by Andre de Dienes, Edward Clark, Philippe Halsman, Richard Avedon and Bert Stern.

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Marilyn’s Photographers: Anthony Beauchamp

Read my profile of the Englishman who photographed a young Monroe here or at Immortal Marilyn

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Marilyn in the Blogosphere

  Early fan reviews of MM-related books and film have been posted online. Artist Elizabeth Grammaticas attended last week’s premiere of My Week With Marilyn at the New York Film Festival: ” ‘My Week with Marilyn’ is the most heartfelt attempt … Continue reading

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