September 20, 1991 |
It is 1946. Wearing a dress with a plunging neckline, Norma Jeane Baker enters a studio reception room and trips, falling forward on all fours. Like a slobbery voyeur, the camera moves in for a leering close-up, transferring our eyes to her panoramic breasts while she speaks at length with the young man who has rushed to her aid. Did it really happen? Did any of "Marilyn and Me" (airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) really happen as it is told?
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April 15, 2005 |
Robert F. Slatzer, 77, who wrote two books on Marilyn Monroe and claimed that he was briefly married to her, died March 28 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness, his wife, Deborah Slatzer, said. In "The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe" (1974), Slatzer contended that he and Monroe were married secretly in Mexico in 1952 but that the relationship was ordered dissolved by Darryl F. Zanuck, then the head of 20th Century Fox Studios, who was worried about Monroe's image.
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March 21, 1991 |
Had she chosen the ordinary life of most of her classmates, it's doubtful anyone would remember much about the smiling blonde whose picture appears between Caroline Baeza and Bob Barker on Page 38 in the 1941 Van Nuys High School yearbook. After all, Norma Jeane Baker only attended the school for slightly more than half of her sophomore year--between fall 1941 and spring 1942.
November 22, 1985 |
The Grand Jury has decided not to reopen the investigation into the 1962 drug-overdose death of Marilyn Monroe, officials said today. Jury foreman Charles Richardson informed the Board of Supervisors of the jury's decision in a a letter earlier this week. Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner earlier said he opposed a new investigation into the actress' death.
June 13, 1988 |
Universal Pictures' has a problem with "The Great Outdoors." Outdoor adventure TV producer Robert Slatzer has notified Universal to "cease and desist" use of his trademarked title "The Great Outdoors" as the title of its upcoming John Hughes-produced film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. But--as Universal is discovering--that is virtually impossible, since the ad campaign is already in full swing, with billboards up and ads in newspapers.
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.