"...Colin Clark was 23 years old when the most famous movie star in the world, Marilyn Monroe, came to England to co-star with acting legend Sir Laurence Olivier in The Prince and the Showgirl, which Olivier was also directing. Young and well-connected, Clark wangled himself a job as the film’s third assistant director (otherwise known as an uncredited gofer)..."
"...While these TV movies still stand out in my mind (obviously), few left quite the impression that Norma Jean & Marilyn did. Like those Lifetime dramas, HBO's Marilyn Monroe biopic has taken on a new dimension in the context of society's current reckoning with serial sexual abusers, primarily because it stars two of Harvey Weinstein's prominent accusers: Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino...."
"..."Dear Marilyn ..." There, below the famously simple nameplate on Marilyn Monroe's remains in Westwood Cemetery, Los Angeles, a note wrapped around a single red rose lay on the ground...."
"...Set in 1962, Calendar Girl's fatal error is that it is a nostalgia piece designed for today's teen fans of Beverly Hills 90210 who, not unsurprisingly, have no nostalgia whatsoever for the period depicted in the movie. The premise entails three 18-year-old boys from Nevada who journey to Hollywood, California to tell their idol Marilyn Monroe that they adore her..."
"...As Candy Cane, Fenn, the beautiful Audrey from Twin Peaks, plays the same sort of pouty innocent. Her performance is a competent Marilyn Monroe impersonation, which probably does have some historical validity but her presence in the movie seems gratuitous and contrived..."
"...You see, earlier today I decided I would go and rent your classic drama The Misfits from one of your many splendid corporate DVD rental facilities. As all the world knows, John Huston's magnificent western elegiac was shot right here in good old Reno -- that's you! -- and then I thought mabye tomorrow I might go visit some of the original shooting sites once trod upon by the likes of Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Monty "The Right Profile" Clift...."
"...The juxtapositions and duality of Marilyn Monroe's life are illustrated with chilling literalness in HBO's Norma Jean & Marilyn. Judd, as Norma Jean Baker before her Hollywood makeover, and Sorvino, as the actress after the metamorphosis into Marilyn, occupy the screen at the same time as separate characters..."
"...Marilyn Monroe said that, and I don't blame her, nor would I dare judge her. But she's returned to us in various guises recently, and, since she's back, a visiting angel, she invites contemplation – as she always did..."
"...illustration by Jason Stout Thomas Jefferson would have to take the cake as the American figure who most closely approximates Hamlet -- by "Hamlet" I mean a figure whose appeal and influence derive from the very contradictions that torture him most deeply. But Marilyn Monroe would be a close second: Lady Hamlet..."
"...(Ethnic envy?) He wrote of boxers (fancied himself a talented amateur); film stars (he directed and starred in several independent features); serial killers and assassins (he was arrested once for stabbing his wife with a penknife, and had killed in combat); CIA operatives (he had no known connection to the CIA); presidents (he ran for mayor of New York). He wrote a novella of Marilyn Monroe and a novel about Jesus, both in the first person..."
"...Mankiewicz. Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe and Barbara Bates..."
"...Directed by: Otto Preminger. Starring: Rory Calhoun, Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum..."
"...He was also proud of his hometown of San Francisco. That's where he eloped with Marilyn Monroe in 1954..."
"...One of the most striking images is a magazine cover of his father Keith with Marilyn Monroe in a love-clinch. Mark resembles his drop-dead handsome father, who began his film career in 1947's The Farmer's Daughter with Loretta Young..."
"...Directed by: Walter Lang. Starring: Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe and Mitzi Gaynor..."
"...All About Eve D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Bates...."
"...Most of Mister Lonely's characters are celebrity impersonators who live out their dreams in a 24/7 state of perpetual make-believe in a commune housed in a castle in the Scottish Highlands. The Michael Jackson look-alike (Luna) meets Marilyn Monroe (Morton) while performing his act in a nursing home in Paris..."
"...He presents much new material, including unpublished oral histories from the JFK and LBJ libraries, and correspondence between Jackie and Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson over a period of 40 years. He provides new insight into Jackie's reaction to Marilyn Monroe's death..."
"...There’s this coy, playful air about it that reads like a PR gimmick. The juiciest piece of “history” uncovered is that there may or may not be a tunnel Marilyn Monroe used to visit JFK, but this rumor quickly fizzles..."
"...The Andy Paris story is a genuine rags-to-riches to IRS audits all-American tale, complete with briefcases stuffed full of cash, Mexican pistoleros, midnight border runs in a snazzy Caddy, and the Spanish-fluent son of Greek immigrants manufacturing mountains of the chewy, gooey, DayGlo pink candy in McAllen, Texas, with the help of his all-Mexican workforce and investors. Did I mention the dashing Paris – he resembles no one so much as The Thin Man-era William Powell – also dated Marilyn Monroe and was "the most photographed man in America" two years running, this in addition to making the cover of Life magazine? Also of note: He taught Natalie Wood to blow the finest quality bubbles with his trademark chew..."