Monthly Archives: August 2012

When Susan Met Marilyn

Susan Bernard, author of Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, told the San Francisco Chronicle about her early encounter with MM. “In her only memory of meeting Marilyn Monroe, Susan Bernard is 3 or 4 years old. She’s in Los Angeles, and the Hollywood … Continue reading

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The Designers Who Dressed Marilyn

In a review of the excellent new book, Marilyn in Fashion, ArtInfo features some of the designers of her most iconic outfits, including Ceil Chapman (who created the purple beaded dress worn by Marilyn in Korea) and Charles LeMaire (who … Continue reading

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Dallas Couple Remember Marilyn

Writing for Dallas News, Nancy Churmin investigated Marilyn’s possible connections with the city. “When seeking as I always do for a Texas connection, I received a slender link courtesy of Gregory Schreiner, Marilyn Monroe expert and the President and founding member … Continue reading

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MAC Collection Unveiled

Over at The MMM Blog, Melinda Mason has details of the new MAC Cosmetics collection, which is Marilyn-inspired and due out in October.

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Story of a High School Sweetheart

After writing a tribute to Marilyn for the San Francisco Chronicle, Mick LaSalle received this letter from a reader: “Dear Mr. LaSalle: Reading your August 3 article about Marilyn Monroe ['The Power of Marilyn'] put me in mind of a family … Continue reading

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The Wild, Wild Women of Bimini Place

Michelle Morgan, author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed, has posted some interesting findings on her blog about Marilyn’s mother, Gladys Baker, and her friend Grace McKee’s life in Los Angeles during the 1920s. “One of the things I loved, … Continue reading

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Doreen Provost Remembers Marilyn

81 year-old Doreen Provost – a resident of Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia – recently told Jessica McKay at Burke Patch of her encounter with Marilyn Monroe back in 1954. ‘In January 1954, Provost, a UCLA graduate, was working as … Continue reading

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Focus on Spyros Skouras

Spyros Skouras, the Greek-born president of Twentieth Century-Fox, was an important ally of Marilyn during her early career. In September, the Greek America Foundation will research his life, including extensive study of the Skouras Papers at Stanford University, with the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Marilyn in Barrington

Barrington Public Library in Rhode Island will be screening Marilyn’s movies for free every Tuesday at 7pm this month: The Seven Year Itch (August 14th); Some Like it Hot (21st) and The Misfits (28th.)

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How Marilyn Stayed in Shape

Decades before Jane Fonda’s workout video inspired women worldwide to tone up, Marilyn was an early Hollywood fitness devotee, who lifted weights, jogged and followed a high-protein diet. Her diet and fitness secrets were discussed in the Daily Mail this … Continue reading

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