Category Archives: Magazines

Sight & Sound: Marilyn’s Method

Accompanying the ‘Birth of the Method‘ season at London’s BFI – including a screening of Bus Stop in November – the current issue of UK magazine Sight and Sound features an in-depth article about Hollywood’s Method pioneers. If you want … Continue reading

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Marilyn Gets ‘Closer’ (Again)

Marilyn graces the cover of US magazine Closer for the second time this year (the first came out back in June), with an article focusing on the mystery of her death. UK readers please note, the eponymous British magazine does not … Continue reading

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Marilyn: A Woman For All Times

  Marilyn appears in The Times magazine today, so if you’re in the UK you might still find a copy (the online version is for subscribers only.) As part of their regular feature, ‘Contacts: The Story Behind the Picture’ – … Continue reading

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Marilyn, Sam Shaw in ‘TV Guide’ Special

2014 has been a bumper year for special edition magazines. Both Newsweek and Life have released one-off tributes to Marilyn. Now TV Guide, in partnership with the estate of photographer Sam Shaw, have published a 98-pp magazine. Part of their ‘American … Continue reading

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Hollywood Misfits: Monty and Marilyn

‘The Long Suicide of Montgomery Clift’ – an extract from Anne Helen Petersen’s upcoming book, Scandals of Classic Hollywood – is published at Vanity Fair today. “Clift appeared in The Misfits, a revisionist western best known as the final film of Marilyn … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Heymann’s ‘Joe and Marilyn’

Writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, Ryan Chittum adds to the mounting criticism of C. David Heymann’s posthumously-published Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love.  The article includes an acknowledgement to ES Updates: ‘Marilyn Monroe fan sites saw through this right away. … Continue reading

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Daily Express Remembers Marilyn

Britain’s Daily Express has begun a week-long series of historic front pages by reproducing their coverage of Marilyn’s death in August 1962 as a one-off pullout special. Thanks to Fraser Penney

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Barbara Leaming on Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn

The October issue of Vanity Fair includes an article by Barbara Leaming about Jacqueline Kennedy, focusing on the aftermath of her husband’s murder in November 1963. ‘The Winter of Her Discontent‘ is an extract from Leaming’s upcoming book, Jacqueline Bouvier … Continue reading

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Immortal Marilyn in September

Over at the Immortal Marilyn website, this month’s updates include my tribute to Lauren Bacall (which you can also read here), and a Photoplay article from 1950, headlined, ‘How a Star is Born.’

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Joe and Marilyn’s Forbidden Kiss

  Writing for the New York Times, David W. Dunlap reveals how a harmless photo taken at Marilyn’s wedding to Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco, back in January 1954, cost the newspaper’s picture editor, John Randolph, his job. “Gay Talese told … Continue reading

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