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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Previously unpublished photos taken of Marilyn Monroe at age 24, before she became a Hollywood sex symbol, have been discovered in the archives of Life.com.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...

2008-10-06 09:00:31

By Nick Drainey THAILAND An underdog in today's election for governor of Bangkok punched and kicked a television journalist, saying he was provoked by tough questions during a live interview. Chuwit Kamolwisit, dubbed Bangkok's massage-parlour king by the Thai press, later apologised for assaulting host Visarn Dilokwanich. "I admit I did it. I couldn't stand it when he humiliated me on air," said Chuwit, a stocky former bodybuilder who owned a strip of bars before entering politics a...

2008-09-10 18:00:20

The couch on which Hollywood film star Glenn Ford said he had sex with Marilyn Monroe is to go up for sale next month, Heritage Auction Galleries said. The sofa is among the dozens of personal items, costumes and documents from the late Ford's estate that are to be offered in a public auction in Dallas and online by Heritage Auction Galleries from Oct. 4-6. The storied 8-foot long, tartan-design couch comes with Ford's account of his night with Monroe, which he wrote on the back of what...

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

A remarkable 2 1/2 minute amateur film of screen goddess, Marilyn Monroe, has surfaced almost 50 years after it was presumed lost. The 8mm film is still in its original Kodak box and includes candid images on the set of "Some Like It Hot", which the American Film Institute listed as the greatest American comedy film of all time. It was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The footage, featuring Monroe, Wilder and Curtis, was taken in early 1959 by a young...

2008-08-22 21:00:17

"THE HOUSE BUNNY" Rated PG-13. At the AMC Loews Boston Common and Regal Fenway Stadium. Grade: B+ For more than 50 years Hollywood has been trying to re-create Marilyn Monroe's magic. Who would have thought that Anna Faris as Shelley, a Playboy bunny bumped from the mansion to become a sorority's housemother, would manage to do it so comically? Shelley is, like Monroe, a child/woman and a truly dumb blonde (think Monroe in "How to Marry a Millionaire"). She mangles vocabulary -...


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