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March 26, 2009 | Rene Stutzman
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.
May 2, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
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 | By Susan Denley
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 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
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 5, 2012 | By Lois Banner
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 6, 2012 | By Dan Glass
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...
August 14, 2009 | Jeff Gottlieb
Richard Poncher's eternal sleep will soon be disrupted. The onetime Beverly Hills resident, who died 23 years ago at the age of 81, will be moving out of the crypt above Marilyn Monroe's resting spot at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park cemetery. Poncher's wife intends to sell the crypt, said to have once been owned by Monroe's former husband, Yankee great Joe DiMaggio. So although the plaque on Poncher's crypt reads: "To the man who gave us everything and more," his wife, Elsie, is hoping that he has just a little more to give.
June 7, 2013 | By Susan King
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 2, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Martin Lawrence Galleries in Las Vegas hosts a day dedicated to Marilyn Monroe that showcases the famed Marilyn suite , a series of 10 screen prints made in 1967 by Andy Warhol. Fans are invited to mark the half century since the legendary actress died Aug. 5 by coming to see the artwork, lifting a glass of Champagne and watching one of her films on Thursday (today). Monroe defined glamor in midcentury America, but it was a brown-haired 19-year-old named Norma Jean Dougherty who turned up in Sin City in 1946, according to the book "Las Vegas Babylon.
November 20, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Her eyes were searching the grounds of the Beverly Hills Hotel, peeking over the bougainvillea at a row of terra cotta-roofed buildings. "I always wonder which bungalow was hers," said Michelle Williams, staring into the distance at a lodging that could have been home to Marilyn Monroe. The icon, whom Williams plays in the film "My Week With Marilyn," lived at the hotel in the late 1950s while in production on the movie "Let's Make Love. " "Is it too pretentious to say I feel I have a relationship with her?"
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