Tag Archives: Joe DiMaggio

Films Marilyn Wanted: ‘Guys and Dolls’

You can read the latest article in my ‘Films Marilyn Wanted’ series here

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Reviewed – Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil

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Costumer Angela Alexander Dies

Costumer Angela Alexander, reported to have worked on several Monroe movies during her tenure at Twentieth Century-Fox’s wardrobe department, has died aged 94. I must admit, I haven’t heard of Ms Alexander before, so can’t comment on her relationship with … Continue reading

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When ‘Spud’ Murray Met Marilyn

Meredith W. ‘Spud’ Murray, a pitcher for the New York Yankees from 1960-68, died at home in East Waterford, PA, earlier this month. Writing for the Delaware County Times, Ed Gelbhart recalled a conversation with Murray in which he spoke of … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Eternity Ring on Auction

  Marilyn’s eternity ring, given to her by Joe DiMaggio after their  1954  wedding, is among the items on offer at the Profiles in History auction, ‘Icons of Hollywood’, in December, reports the Los Angeles Times. (A nude painting by … Continue reading

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Sugar’s Stamp of Approval

Marilyn, in character as Sugar in Some Like it Hot, features on this new USPS stamp, to be issued in 2012 as part of the ‘Great Film Directors’ series (which also includes John Huston, director of The Misfits, while ex-husband Joe DiMaggio … Continue reading

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Baseball Sealed With Marilyn’s Kiss

A baseball signed by Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio – and ‘smooched’ by MM – has sold online for $59,750 (about £36,000) via Heritage Auctions, reports the New York Daily News.

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Maureen O’Hara Film Festival in Ireland

The Maureen O’Hara Classic Film Festival runs from June 17-26 at the Glengarriff Eccles Hotel, Co. Cork, the Irish Echo reports. O’Hara, star of classic films including How Green Was My Valley and The Quiet Man, now lives in Glengarriff. … Continue reading

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Dinner with Joe and Marilyn

Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron, who played first base for the New York Yankees from 1954-62, has recalled having dinner with the DiMaggios: “I was so nervous, I shaved four times that day, Marilyn was a lovely woman, nothing like the characters … Continue reading

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Remembering Leonard Lyons

Stories My Father Told Me: Notes From the Lyon’s Den, by film critic Jeffrey Lyons, looks back at the career of New York Post gossip columnist, Leonard Lyons. (More details on the book at Abbeville Press.) The photo above shows … Continue reading

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