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2009-08-14 20:06:17

A California woman plans to list the crypt now occupied by her husband on eBay with a unique selling point: It is just above the one where Marilyn Monroe rests. Elsie Poncher told the Los Angeles Times the minimum bid will be $500,000 for the crypt at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. She wants the money to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her house in Beverly Hills. I can't be more honest than that, she said. I want to leave it free and clear for my kids. Poncher said her...

2009-07-23 11:48:33

Pictures paint concepts of a thousand words- now, for the first time, scientists studying the brain have worked out how words paint concepts in our minds.The team, including Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the Department of Engineering of the University of Leicester in the UK, Professor Itzhak Fried at the University California Los Angeles and Professor Christof Koch at the California Institute of Technology, has published these findings in the journal Current Biology. It is published...

2009-06-29 09:49:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- artnet Auctions sale of Icons: 20th-21st Century Photographic Portraits showed strength in the photographs market as the ten-day online photographs auction concluded June 25 with $135,000 in sales (including 10% buyer's premium). The sale featured over 200 original fine art photographs of legends of fashion, film, music, politics, sports, arts and literature from Marilyn Monroe to Madonna. Top Lots Sold Screen stars led the sale with spirited...

2009-06-15 11:01:00

- 200 photographs by 70 renowned photographers - Estimates from $1,000 to $20,000 - June 15 - 25, 2009 NEW YORK and BERLIN, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From June 15-25 artnet Auctions will feature Icons: 20th-21st Century Photographic Portraits, a special sale of 200 original fine art photographs of legendary figures including The Beatles, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, President Barack Obama and Elvis Presley. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

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2009-06-01 20:10:00

Previously unpublished photos taken of Marilyn Monroe at age 24, before she became a Hollywood sex symbol, have been discovered in the archives of Life.com. The actress and model died of a drug overdose in 1962 at age 36. In honor of what would have been her 83rd birthday Monday, Life.com posted Life photographer Ed Clark's 1950 pictures on its Web site. The photos discovered last month show the future bombshell looking pretty, but demure, wearing a long-sleeved, button-down shirt or bikini...

2009-05-23 14:47:56

U.S. actor Tony Curtis said in a profanity-laced interview with a BBC journalist he was upset by his Oscar nomination for the film The Defiant Ones. The 84-year-old actor swore repeatedly while talking with BBC Radio Ulster journalist William Crawley, particularly when speaking about his Defiant nomination and a comment he made about actress Marilyn Monroe, The Daily Telegraph said Saturday. They nominated Sidney (Poitier) and I for the same part in that film, and that was (profanity), I was...

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2009-05-06 20:47:02

U.S. singer, composer and jazz pianist Buddy Greco has announced he is selling on eBay his memorabilia collection, which includes rare photos of Marilyn Monroe. Among the items hitting the auction block are some of the last photos taken of the iconic actress. They were snapped at the Cal Neva Lodge just five days before her death in 1962, The Presence Group said in a news release. I've been collecting memorabilia throughout my career, Greco, 82, said while preparing for his show in Buddy...

2009-05-06 09:00:00

Buddy Greco's Memorabilia Collection featured on eBay - includes last photos of Marilyn Monroe alive CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- International recording artist, singer, composer/arranger and one of the world's greatest jazz pianists, Buddy Greco, with a career spanning over 70 years and 68 albums, is making his memorabilia collection available for sale on eBay. Included in the auction are 6 of the last photos of Marilyn Monroe alive, taken during the controversial and...

2009-02-10 13:01:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- artnet Online Auctions (http://www.artnetonlineauctions.com) launches sale of Marilyn Monroe Photographs featuring 60 works by renowned photographers including nine limited edition Bert Stern prints from "The Lost Sitting." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090210/NY68450 ) 60 works by 15 photographers Price estimates range between US $500 and US $30,000 February 10-24 Highlights include nine limited edition Bert Stern prints from...

2008-10-22 09:00:24

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CelebriDucks, the original creator of the first-ever celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, athletics and history, is doing their part to bring a little happiness to a tough economy. Thus they are releasing their new Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee limited edition rubber ducks just in time for the holidays. Wearing a pink dress with white gloves, the new Marilyn duck embodies the epitome of elegance in the tub. After all, in any...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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