I’m proud to have a letter published in the British newspaper, The Morning Star, today. I have written to newspapers three times in my life, and all were about Marilyn Monroe (she is, perhaps, the subject about whom I feel most qualified to share my views in public.) Continue reading
This article was first published at Immortal Marilyn in October 2017
Artists in Love is a ten-part documentary series, produced in Italy for the satellite channel Sky Arts, and first broadcast in 2016. Among the famous couples profiled are the Mexican artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; opera singer Maria Callas’s tortured relationship with shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; plus singers Johnny Cash and June Carter, and filmmaker Federico Fellini and his actress wife, Giulietta Masina. Continue reading
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“Marilyn, that icon of über-femininity, is most often compared to other dead women. Or rather, other dead women are compared to her … Whenever a glamorous young woman dies, she is compared to Marilyn Monroe, whether she was a blonde – or dumb – or not.” – Sarah Churchwell Continue reading
The Misfits (1961) was reissued in the UK and Ireland in June, and also headlined a major retrospective, ‘Marilyn’, at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank. The month-long season featured all but one of the sixteen films Marilyn Monroe made from 1952-62, of which The Misfits would be her last. Continue reading
Actors Studio, Arthur Miller, Baby Doll, Clark Gable, Eli Wallach, Elia Kazan, Henry Hathaway, Lawrence Schiller, Lee Strasberg, Marilyn Monroe, Method Acting, Montgomery Clift, Norman Mailer, Ralph Roberts, The Misfits
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The Last Misfit: Eli Wallach 1915-2014
Eli Herschel Wallach was born at Union Street, in Brooklyn’s Red Hook district, in December 1915. One of four children, he grew up above Bertha’s candy store, managed by his Polish immigrant parents – one of the few Jewish businesses in a predominantly Italian neighbourhood. Two months previously, Arthur Miller had been born in Harlem; while Elia Kazan, born in Istanbul in 1909, was living in New York with his Greek Orthodox family.
‘Even in my earliest memories, my wish was always the same: I wanted to be an actor,’ Wallach wrote in his 2005 memoir, The Good, the Bad and Me. Continue reading
Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Miller, Canada, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn's Mindset, Mark Twain, Norma Jeane's Wishes In Time, Norman Mailer, Ray Bradbury, Science Fiction, Stuart P. Coates, Time Travel, Whispers Across Time
An interview with Stuart P. Coates, the Canadian author of three science fiction novels (two of which feature a time-travelling Marilyn Monroe.) Continue reading
Cindy De La Hoz is an American film historian, and has previously written about Lana Turner and Lucille Ball, as well as Platinum Fox (2007), a pictorial retrospective of Marilyn Monroe’s career at Twentieth Century Fox. The latter book was followed by a miniature edition, simply entitled Marilyn.
Marilyn Monroe: The Personal Archive is a broader look at Monroe’s life. It also features twenty facsimile documents, and is published in the UK by Carlton Books. In 2008, the US bookstore, Barnes & Noble, released a similar photo-biography with inserts, Jenna Glatzer’s The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, now out of print.
Like Platinum Fox, De La Hoz’s book is lavishly designed, with a cushioned cover and pastel colour scheme. Continue reading