August 3, 2012 |
Sunday is the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death. One of the many disappointments to befall the actress' tragic life was her struggle to have a child, having suffered multiple miscarriages. Very few images of a pregnant Monroe exist but famed celebrity photograper Phil Stern found himself at the right place at the right time during her last pregnancy with third husband, playwright Arthur Miller. In 1958, Look magazine assigned Stern to capture what studio mogul Sam Goldwyn saw through his office window.
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March 26, 2009 |
Joseph Jasgur, the photographer who shot pictures of Marilyn Monroe when she was just a 19-year-old brunet hoping to break into modeling, has died in an Orlando, Fla.-area nursing home. Jasgur had been ill for months. He died of natural causes Saturday, two days before his 90th birthday. He spent the last years of his life trying to win back the legal rights to those photos, as well as hundreds of others that he shot in golden-era Hollywood during the 1940s and '50s.
July 29, 2012 |
In working on a story for Sunday's Image section about how Marilyn Monroe's brand continues to march on a half-century after her untimely death I ran across all kinds of licensed products and properties bearing her name and likeness, many of which appear in a companion piece running in the same issue. Photo Gallery: Marilyn Monroe Merchandise But two of the more ambitious are the separate projects underway to open both a chain of Marilyn Monroe cafes and Marilyn Monroe nail salon-day spas -- both of which are being done in cooperation with (and licensed through)
May 2, 2012 |
Californians will soon have to chance to see what's hidden beneath Marilyn Monroe's skirt. "Forever Marilyn," the 26-foot-tall statue that has become a controversial fixture on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, will leave its post Monday. NBC Chicago reports the sculpture by Seward Johnson will be installed next month in Palm Springs at Tahquitz Canyon and Palm Canyon drives and stay until next June. The Sculpture Foundation, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based organization that provided "Forever Marilyn" to Chicago at no cost, will release the exact location and more details Friday.
May 31, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt-billowing episode in "The Seven Year Itch. " Kardashian was able to keep the skirt from revealing too much, though. [Los Angeles Times] Hillary Clinton is slated to be among the presenters at the Council of Fashion Designers of America annual awards on Monday night in New York City. Clinton is to present the Founders Award to Oscar de la Renta.
July 29, 2012 |
Helen of Troy may have been the beauty whose face famously "launched a thousand ships," but when it comes to moving merchandise, inspiring artists and spilling ink, she can't hold a candle to Marilyn Monroe, whose presence can be felt in almost every corner of popular culture. What follows is a selected list of products that carry her imprint. - Adam Tschorn Advertising The actress' name and image have been used to sell a mind-boggling array of products from khakis andCoca-Colato cars and cosmetics, but one of the more memorable ads to leverage the legend didn't use her likeness at all. In a 1995 print ad, a vodka bottle sits atop a subway grate as the lettering from its label billows about the same way Monroe's dress does in that iconic scene from "The Seven Year Itch.
August 6, 2012 |
NEW YORK - A tiny apartment in a run-down industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn is not where you'd expect to be looking at original color negatives of Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Julie Newmar and Sophia Loren - especially using a bare light bulb and sheet of typing paper as a light box. But that is what happened on a recent night, when the iconic commercial and celebrity photographer Bert Stern - perhaps known...
June 7, 2013 |
More than 3,700 unpublished images of the legendary Marilyn Monroe from photographer Milton H. Greene's estate will be auctioned by Profiles in History on July 27. The images will be sold with copyright. A top fashion and celebrity photographer during the 1950s and '60s, Greene created indelible images that graced more than 100 covers for Life and Look as well as Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and Vogue. He first shot Monroe in 1953 for Look magazine. The two not only became great friends, but they also formed a production company that resulted in 1956's "Bus Stop" and 1957's "The Prince and the Showgirl.
August 5, 2012 |
Why is Marilyn Monroe still an American icon 50 years after her death? She is endlessly analyzed in films and biographies; her image appears on T-shirts and posters; her popularity is reflected in the 52,000 Marilyn-related items for sale on EBay. My USC students, fixated on contemporary pop culture, know little about 1950s Hollywood stars, except for Monroe. Like everyone else, they puzzle over her death, respond to her beauty, recognize her paradoxes: the ur-blond child-woman, the virgin-whore of the Western imagination.
August 5, 1988 |
Scores of friends and fans gathered at the grave of Marilyn Monroe today, still star-struck 26 years after the death of Hollywood's most enduring sex goddess. "Marilyn, wherever you are, I hope you have found the peace you searched so hard for," a weeping Jeannie Carmen said at a ceremony at Westwood Memorial Park in honor of the actress, who died a suicide at age 36.