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Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

December 4, 2009

Michelle Williams could end up playing Marilyn Monroe. Production Weekly has confirmed that she’s in talks to star as the iconic blonde, bombshell in the Simon Curtis film My Week with Marilyn, which starts shooting in June.

At first glance, Williams doesn’t exactly look the part. That’s particularly important with someone like Marilyn, who’s appearance is so iconic and whom playing will usually mean spending time in a wide variety of revealing outfits. But Williams’ is a great actress, one with an ability to completely transform herself.

I never thought Gretchen Mol would be able to pull of Bettie Page, she looks nothing like the famed pin-up, but if you’ve seen The Notorious Bettie Page you know that she pulls off not only her personality but the heavily photographed centerfold’s physical appearance as well. Williams seems capable of pulling off a similar makeover for Marilyn.

At one point Scarlett Johansson was rumored to be up for the part. While she might be a closer match for Marilyn physically, Williams is the better actress. Have you seen Wendy and Lucy? Get to Netflixing.

The movie is based on the diary of someone named Colin Clark, an employee of Laurence Olivier who was put in charge of keeping an eye on Marilyn while in London during 1957.



December 1, 2009

There will be new perfume available for purchase called Antiquity by My DNA Fragrance. The company is claiming to have made perfumes off of the hair DNA of famous dead celebrities including Michael Jackson, Joan Crawford and Marilyn Monroe.

You can also have your own perfume made by using your own hair follicles. Creepy? I think so.


December 1, 2009

Courtesy of NY DAILY NEWS

Top news sources including ABC and NBC are stating that there is yet another never-before-seen vintage reel out there of Marilyn Monroe. The first “home movie” was supposedly of  Marilyn giving oral sex when she was a young starlet. The owner of the film, Keya Morgan, said that he had bought the film from someone who remained to be annonymous.  The story was later found to be a hoax.

Now, Mr. Morgan is claiming to have purchased yet another “home video” of Marilyn, this time showing her smoking marijuana casually with a bunch of people. Of course the original owner wants to remain annonymous.  Anyone else see a pattern here?  The owner of the film is claiming to be in her 60’s and that she “rolled the doobie” herself and has kept the film in her attic all these years.

The difference this time around is that the film is real. Click here to view a clip (after the clip of Bill Clinton).

From what I’ve read of Keya Morgan, he is a man making a film about Marilyn that no one seems to care about investing in.  I’ve also read that he is very “fame-hungry” – which proves the motive behind the disgusting oral sex film hoax. The new film in question will be up for auction on ebay by Mr. Morgan.  Sounds money-hungry to me.


November 12, 2009

My former website,, expired in September. Unfortunately, someone bought the domain name before I could re-new the website. So please, do not visit anymore as it is no longer a Marilyn website.

Please visit instead as I’ll be moving everything there soon!


September 6, 2009
Looking for this image and more from New york.

Looking for this image and more from New York.

I am currently searching for high-quality images of Marilyn Monroe in a New York subway train and waiting at the Grand Central subway platform. If you have any or know where to find these images, please e-mail me at:

Thanks 🙂


September 6, 2009
Marilyn Monroe by Andre de Dienes

My prize: Authentic print of Marilyn Monroe in 1949 by Andre de Dienes

Back in June, I joined, which is an online Marilyn Monroe community similar to Facebook. Together with One West Publishing and Marilyn Remembered Fan Club, ThisIsMarilyn held a contest giving away $100,000 worth of vintage Marilyn Monroe prints!  All you had to do was become an active member and upload photos, videos, write blogs and interact with other fans. The more active you were, the more points you would receive. The contest lasted from June 1st (the launch of the website and Marilyn’s birthday) and ended on August 4th (Marilyn’s death anniversary).

I came in 13th place and received a 16×20 inch silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes in 1949! It’s a gorgeous print and I can’t wait to have it framed for my new home. I would like to thank Alex Brunning of ThisIsMarilyn, Mr. Chuck Murphy of One West Publishing and Mrs. de Dienes for such an amazing prize!


August 31, 2009

I’d like to apologize for not updating my wordpress or in a little while. Life has been very busy for me, especially this summer. I had a great trip to New York and spontaneously moved two weeks after I returned!

I will try my best at keeping you all up-to-date with everything Marilyn and will also try to finally revamp and get up and running!

Hope you all enjoyed your summer 🙂


July 26, 2009

Marilyn on-st of Some Like It Hot 1958

Marilyn on-st of Some Like It Hot 1958

“It’s the story of my life. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop.”

If you can pin down that quote immediately, and it puts a smile on your face, it’s time to book a trip to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of “Some Like It Hot,” the 1959 film directed by Billy Wilder. Featuring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, the film also starred the beautiful and historic Hotel del Coronado,  where its external scenes were shot.

The San Diego County hotel celebrates this legendary comedy with a special package this September, with Curtis (who played Joe, as well as “Josephine” and “Junior”) among the special guests slated to attend.

Package: The “Mingle with the Stars! Some Like it Hot Weekend Celebration Package” includes your accommodations as well as the following: a DVD of “Some Like It Hot,” a copy of the book “Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion,” and tickets for two for a few weekend events.

On Friday evening, you’ll attend a reception with a chef’s tasting menu and a special cabaret performance with Broadway performer Nancy Anderson. Plus, you’ll get to meet the original band members in the film and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike.

Saturday evening kicks off with cocktails and appetizers during a reception that will include the film’s producer Walter Mirisch. A buffet dinner comes later, along with a presentation by Tony Curtis that will include behind-the-scenes stories of the filming.

The advertised package rate starts at $340 per night (pre-tax and based on double-occupancy) at the Hotel del Coronado, but once you figure in taxes and the $25 daily resort charge for the two nights, your total will be at least $786. The starting rate, pre-tax and not including resort fee, is $595 per night at Beach Village at the Del. A Friday and Saturday night stay is required.

When: Sept. 18-20.

Note: Though Monroe was reportedly not the easiest of actors to work with during the production of Some Like It Hot, she was “on her mettle” while the production was in Coronado. Read more here about this and other fun facts related to the film at Hotel Del.

Contact: Hotel del Coronado, (800) HOTEL DEL

– Susan Derby, Special to the Los Angeles Times

[Photo: Marilyn Monroe played ‘Sugar’ Kane Kowalczyk in this film shot at Hotel del Coronado. Credit: Hotel del Coronado]


June 17, 2009
Lady Gaga in Korea June 2009

Lady Gaga in Korea June 2009

Lady GaGa arrives in Korea sporting a “new” look. Very Marilyn Monroe. This isn’t the first time she’s sported a MM look.