Archive for the ‘Celebs and Marilyn’ Category

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.

Via cinemablend.com

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MARILYN MONROE DNA PERFUME

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.

CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘SOME LIKE IT HOT’

July 26, 2009

Marilyn on-st of Some Like It Hot 1958

Marilyn on-st of Some Like It Hot 1958

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“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]

LADY MARILYN?

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.

CECIL BEATON EXHIBITION OPENS IN LONDON

April 29, 2009

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Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) is one of the most influential and prolific image makers of all time. He created some of the most iconic images of stars such as Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn – never failing to capture their natural elegance and beauty. Throughout the 1920s his photography was featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair, providing an accurate and unique representation of the enchanting era.

From the 22nd April, an exhibition of Beaton’s photographs will be on display at the Chris Beetles Gallery in Central London in collaboration with premier auction house, Sotheby’s. The collection will feature original vintage prints, as well as modern prints produced form initial negatives drawn from the extensive archive at Sotheby’s. Each of the beautiful modern prints will be available in an edition of 50, all adorning the archive’s official stamp. There will also be a fully illustrated catalogue to accompany the exhibition, available for £10 from the Chris Beetles Gallery.

Click here for more info.

SOME LIKE IT HOT – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

April 29, 2009

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you may want to head over to ArcLightCinemas today for a special viewing of Some Like It Hot. ALC is showing the film today to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary! Click here for more info.

FASHION ICONS OVER THE DECADES

April 19, 2009

Sympatico/MSN Entertainment and Fashionism.ca have collected a list of starlets that have made an impact in fashion.

The list includes Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Click here to view the entire list.

LINDAY LOHAN GETS A ‘MARILYN’ TATTOO

April 19, 2009

Actress/singer Lindsay Lohan has been a self-proclaimed Marilyn fan for quite some time now. She has recently gotten a tattoo on her inner wrist that reads, “Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.”

The quote was taken from a telegram Marilyn sent to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kennedy on June 13th, 1962. She was declining a party invite.

The telegram read, “‘Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”

AUDREY HEPBURN AND MARILYN MONROE EXHIBITION

April 10, 2009

I received the following e-mail regarding an Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe exhibition in honor of Audrey’s 80th birthday, featuring photos by Sam Shaw.

 

 Proud Central is delighted to present Audrey and Marilyn – Photographs by Sam Shaw. In celebration of Audrey Hepburn’s 80th birthday Proud presents the Sam Shaw Collection, a definitive look at the 20th Century’s foremost female icons – Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.  Showing internationally accredited photographs such as the infamous Marilyn over the Subway grate shot, alongside never before seen shots of Marilyn’s extraordinary life. This exhibition will celebrate Hollywood’s leading ladies in a way rarely seen.

This exhibition has been specially put together for Proud Galleries by the Sam Shaw Archive and will be his first UK show to feature both actresses. This exhibition will not be able to be viewed anywhere else after its time at Proud Central, making it the most important collection of it’s time.

We believe that this exhibition needs to reach the true fans of Marilyn Monroe, those who have loved and idolized her life so passionately over the years. For this reason, we are delighted to invite you along to the exhibition that will be showing between 30th April and 26th July. The address is 32 John Adam Street, London. Admission is free.

We would love to work with you on featuring Audrey and Marilyn – Photographs by Sam Shaw on your website, as a means of allowing as many Marilyn Monroe fans as possible to appreciate and experience this exhibition.  It is an absolute must see.

For all further enquiries please contact Janine@proudgalleries.co.uk.

LIFE MAGAZINE PHOTOS

April 10, 2009

Life Magazine has released galleries featuring Marilyn Monroe. Click the links to view them!

Life’s Best Marilyn Photos 

Marilyn and Joe

Marilyn in Swimsuits

Marilyn On Set

 

There are also galleries of the beautiful Audrey Hepburn and stunning Elizabeth Taylor.