Monthly Archives: October 2012

Garbus, Churchwell on ‘Love, Marilyn’

Sarah Churchwell – author of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, whom also appears (as herself) in Love, Marilyn - praised the new documentary on her Twitter account last night. Meanwhile, Liz Garbus, director of Love, Marilyn - screened at the London Film Festival last weekend – has … Continue reading

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‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ at WH Smith

Marilyn Monroe: Gone But Not Forgotten is a UK ‘bookazine’ special, published by Instinctive Product Development and currently on sale at WH Smith for £5.99. Photos include a few by Carl Perutz, and the text is by Jessica Bailey. Six … Continue reading

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Inside the Hollywood Jewellery Box

Sadie Mintz is the 105 year-old founder of the Hollywood Jewellery Box, and designer of the earrings worn by Marilyn in Some Like it Hot, reports Emily Smithack for the Smithsonian blog. “On one occasion in the 1950s, I rented several pairs of … Continue reading

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Julien’s Icons and Idols

Julien’s Auctions will be holding their Hollywood Icons and Idols sale in Beverly Hills on November 9-10. Marilyn-related items include an eight-minute film made at John F. Kennedy’s birthday gala; the purple skirt Monroe wore for a 1953 photo shoot … Continue reading

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Doheny Triplex For Sale

Marilyn at North Doheny Drive, 1953 The luxury apartment building at 882 North Doheny Drive in Los Angeles, where Marilyn lived in 1953 and again in 1961, is up for sale, West Hollywood’s  Patch reports.

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Marilyn: A British Love Affair

Last week I visited London’s National Portrait Gallery, where I saw their new display, ‘Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair’, and attended a lecture by biographer Michelle Morgan. You can read my review here.

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Hollywood Comes to Toledo

‘Made in Hollywood’, the touring exhibition featuring classic studio photographs from the collection of John Kobal, is on display at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio until January 20, 2013.

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‘The Jump Artist’ and Marilyn

The Jump Artist, Austin Ratner’s prize-winning novel, is based on the early life of photographer Philippe Halsman, a Latvian Jew who was accused of killing his father while still a teenager, during a holiday in the Austrian Alps in 1928. … Continue reading

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