Marilyn Monroe: Articles

John Malkovich Photos: How to Look Like a Model Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein

John Malkovich as Marilyn Monroe in Bert Stern's 1962 portrait 'Marilyn in Pink Roses.' John Malkovich photos: How to look like a model, from Marilyn Monroe to Albert Einstein Whether you found Spike Jonze's 1999 mind-invading comedy Being John Malkovich a pretentious bore or the most innovative motion picture since […]

Jean Kent: Gainsborough Pictures Film Star Dead at 92

Jean Kent in 'Madonna of the Seven Moons.' Jean Kent: British film star and 'Last of the Gainsborough Girls' dead at 92 News outlets and tabloids – little difference these days – have been milking every little drop from the unexpected and violent death of The Fast and the Furious […]

Women in Film Morphing Montage: Who Is That Face?

Women in Film: Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, and dozens of movie actresses in curious morphing montage A few dozen top international female movie stars, most of them Hollywood celebrities, are seen in the Women in Film morphing montage below created by Philip Scott Johnson. The faces belong to actresses from […]

Marilyn Monroe Movies: 'The Asphalt Jungle'

Marilyn Monroe Movies Turner Classic Movies, Saturday, August 5 6:00 AM THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist. Dir.: John Huston. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe. Black and White-112 minutes. 8:00 AM CLASH BY NIGHT (1952) […]

Historic Warner Hollywood Studios to Be Torn Down

'Some Like It Hot' with Marilyn Monroe: Partly shot at the United Artists Studios a.k.a. the Warner Hollywood Studios a.k.a. The Lot. Historic Warner Hollywood Studios to be torn down The historic Warner Hollywood Studios, currently known as The Lot, is to be torn down, reports the Los Angeles Times […]

Cannes Poster: Marilyn Monroe Blows Candle

Marilyn Monroe: Cannes 2012 poster The Cannes Film Festival turns 65 this year. If the festival were a person, it'd be officially considered a senior citizen in a number countries. But the Cannes Film Festival is no person; unlike human (and other living) beings, is keeps getting refreshed with new […]

Lindsay Lohan Nude 'Playboy' Photos Leaked Online: 'Top Internet Search Name'

Lindsay Lohan nude Playboy images – or at least some of them – have been leaked online. In the photo shoot, the Freaky Friday and Mean Girls actress is made up to look like Marilyn Monroe in the late 1940s/early 1950s. Here's why: before becoming a 20th Century Fox star, […]

Marilyn Monroe Early Pictures Auction

Marilyn Monroe a.k.a. Norma Jeane Dougherty in 1946. Marilyn Monroe pictures taken during her first photo shoot – when she was still known as Norma Jeane Dougherty – will be auctioned following a recent (Sept. 2011) Florida bankruptcy judge's ruling. Proceeds from the selling of Monroe's images and their copyrights […]

Marilyn Monroe Subway Dress, Audrey Hepburn Ascot Gown Sell for Millions: Debbie Reynolds Auction

Tom Ewell, Marilyn Monroe, the “Subway Dress,” The Seven Year Itch Does $910k for Judy Garland's Adrian-designed Dorothy dress in The Wizard of Oz sound like a lot to you? Then what about the record-breaking $4.6 million paid for the “subway dress” Marilyn Monroe wore in Billy Wilder's 1955 comedy […]

MGM Files for Bankruptcy + the History of Hollywood & 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'

Marion Davies in King Vidor's Show People Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which decades ago was the most financially stable of the Hollywood studios, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday. MGM – initially Metro-Goldwyn – was formed through the amalgamation of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions in 1924. Goldwyn, […]

Roy Ward Baker Dies: Directed Marilyn Monroe & Bette Davis + 'Titanic' Movie 'A Night to Remember'

Marilyn Monroe, Don't Bother to Knock. Roy Ward Baker, best known for directing Marilyn Monroe in her first dramatic lead, Don't Bother to Knock (1952), opposite Richad Widmark and Anne Bancroft; for the well-regarded 1958 Titanic drama A Night to Remember, starring Kenneth More; and for handling an eyepatched Bette […]

Naomi Watts & Michelle Williams to Play Marilyn Monroe + Brittany Murphy Husband Dead at 39

Two Marilyn Monroe movies for the price of, well, two – which quite possibly means $50 by the time they come out. One, to be called Blonde, will star King Kong's Naomi Watts as Monroe, apparently having affairs right and left. Based on Joyce Carol Oates' fictionalized Monroe “memoirs,” Blonde […]

Marilyn Monroe's Writings in Upcoming 'Fragments'

Marilyn Monroe's thoughts on life, career, romance, and other issues will be published under the title Fragments by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October. According to editor Courtney Hodell, Fragments will include poems, photos, Monroe's musings about husbands James Dougherty and Arthur Miller (it's unclear if there's anything on Joe […]

Marilyn Monroe Smokes Pot on Film?

Marilyn Monroe smokes pot? As everyone's pot-smoking grandmother used to say, “Some like pot, some like it not.” Marilyn Monroe may have been among the “some” who did like it, as seen in a home movie shot around the time she was working on (or was seen in) Billy Wilder's […]

Cary Grant & Ginger Rogers + Marilyn Monroe Home Movies

Private home movies featuring Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, and other Hollywood celebrities, along with behind-the-scene activities on the sets of films such as On the Waterfront and The Misfits will be screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Monday Nights with Oscar” presentation […]

FBI Says No Marilyn Monroe Sex Film

From NBC News Senior Investigative Producer Jim Popkin: “The FBI does not have a pornographic home movie of actress Marilyn Monroe in its files and never did, FBI officials tell NBC News. Document analysts at the FBI have completed a manual search of FBI records and found no evidence of […]

Tony Curtis on Marilyn Monroe & Janet Leigh + Christine Kaufmann

Tony Curtis on Marilyn Monroe, Janet Leigh, Christine Kaufmann For obvious reasons, we avoid quoting from trash tabloids such as the Daily Mail. I'm making an exception here because that London rag features a write-up of a bizarre interview with 82-year-old Tony Curtis, whose co-stars include Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, […]

Norman Mailer Dead at 84: 'The Naked and the Dead' & Controversial 'Marilyn' Author

Author Norman Mailer, as well known for his books as for his convoluted private life, died early today of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was 84. Born on Jan. 31, 1923, in Long Branch, New Jersey, Mailer decided to become a writer while […]

'The Misfits' Photographs with Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller + Evelyn Brent Project & Robert Vaughn Interview

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller during the making of The Misfits. © The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum Photos Rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Arthur Miller, and others involved in the making of John Huston's 1961 dramatic modern Western The Misfits are to be found in the exhibit […]

'How to Marry a Millionaire' Screening: Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe & Lauren Bacall at Academy

Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall try to calculate the number of hunky young men they'll be able to buy once their millionaire husbands kick the bucket.Photo: © A.M.P.A.S. One of the earliest examples of CinemaScope, How to Marry a Millionaire is an enjoyable romp starring three of Hollywood's […]

Actor Keith Andes Committs Suicide: Marilyn Monroe Leading Man

Keith Andes: Actor was featured in 20 movies. Actor Keith Andes dead at 85: Marilyn Monroe romantic interest in 'Clash by Night' Film and stage actor Keith Andes, best remembered as Barbara Stanwyck's brother and Marilyn Monroe's romantic interest in the 1952 drama Clash by Night, died at his home […]

Arthur Miller Dies: Marilyn Monroe Husband & 'Death of a Salesman' Author

Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe's former husband, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies Arthur Miller, one-time husband of Marilyn Monroe and the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Death of a Salesman, died of congestive heart failure at his Roxbury, Conn., home on February 10. Miller was 89. Professionally, Arthur Miller is best remembered for […]