Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘Blondes’ in Perth

 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be screened at the Perth Playhouse in Scotland on Monday, April 29th at 7.30pm, as a fundraising event for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, which – like the 1953 movie – celebrates its ‘Silver Anniversary’ this year, reports … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Pearls Coming to the V&A

The Mikimoto pearls given to Marilyn by Joe DiMaggio on their Japanese honeymoon in 1954 will feature in ‘Pearls’, a  new exhibition opening at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in September, reports Professional Jeweller. With typical generosity, Marilyn gave the pearls … Continue reading

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‘Love, Marilyn’ in Baton Rouge

Love, Marilyn will be screened next Saturday, April 20th, at 4:30 pm in the Cinemark Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge, as part of the Louisiana International Film Festival. Thanks to David Hoyd Hastie  

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Dennis Stock Exhibit in New York

A retrospective exhibition for photographer Dennis Stock, who died in 2010, is now at New York’s Milk Gallery until April 17th. This image shows Marilyn, in costume for There’s No Business Like Show Business, watching Marlon Brando filming Desiree in 1954. Stock also … Continue reading

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Phil Ramone 1934-2013

Legendary music producer Phil Ramone, who arranged Marilyn’s iconic performance of ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’, died in New York on March 31st, aged 79. Here is an excerpt from an interview he gave to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2010: “Q. You were the … Continue reading

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‘Love, Marilyn’ on French TV

Liz Garbus’s new documentary, Love, Marilyn, will have its French premiere in a TV double-bill on Canal on April 23rd, following an earlier screening of My Week With Marilyn, reports Yvon Molostoff on his excellent blog, Le MM Que J’aime.

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‘Marilyn: My Secret’ in L.A.

Marilyn: My Secret is a new play, opening at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood and running until April 21st. The drama focuses on Marilyn’s rumoured sexual escapades (mostly unproven.) James Spada, author of the 1982 book, Monroe: Her Life in … Continue reading

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Bert Stern’s Last Sitting: An Ever-Changing Story

In Bert Stern: Original Madman, Shannah Laumeister’s 2011 documentary about the photographer, Stern discusses his infamous ‘last sitting’ with Marilyn. He spoke to Time magazine recently, and you can watch a clip from the film at Nowness. “After I set up the studio … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Beauty Icon

Novelist Mhairi McFarlane has written about Marilyn’s enduring charm on the website of Guardian beauty expert Sali Hughes. “The familiar image is the baby-doll pretty ’50s starlet with Milkybar hair, peachy cheeks and blood-red lips, but the Marilyn I love is in … Continue reading

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