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September 22, 1991 | SUSAN KING
It's no secret why Susan Griffiths was cast as Marilyn Monroe in ABC's "Marilyn and Me." "People always told me I looked like Marilyn," she said. "There was always a resemblance." While working as a sales clerk at Bullock's, Griffiths' colleagues suggested she audition at a look-alike agency. "I ended up going there and the photographer just said, 'You're Marilyn.' And that was it."
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September 22, 1991 | SUSAN KING
It's no secret why Susan Griffiths was cast as Marilyn Monroe in ABC's "Marilyn and Me." "People always told me I looked like Marilyn," she said. "There was always a resemblance." While working as a sales clerk at Bullock's, Griffiths' colleagues suggested she audition at a look-alike agency. "I ended up going there and the photographer just said, 'You're Marilyn.' And that was it."
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
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?
MAGAZINE
March 16, 2003 | ANDREW VONTZ
Forget the Oscars. For the most unabashedly absurd awards night in Tinseltown, try the Reel Awards, a benefit spoof honoring the creme de la creme of celebrity impersonators. In addition to red-carpet interviews with a Joan Rivers act-alike and 20 awards in categories such as "Best Actor or Actress in a Motion Picture/Television Role," the festivities will include musical acts courtesy of "Elvis," "Ricky Martin" and dozens of other, um, really fake celebs. There's also an artistic vision.
NEWS
June 29, 1999 | ANN CONWAY
The event: Preview of an exhibition of Marilyn "Monroe-abilia" staged by Mikimoto at South Coast Plaza. The recent champagne reception benefited the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCI Medical Center. Pearls Are a Girl's Best Friend: Hundreds of guests gathered in Jewel Court to ogle the Mikimoto pearl choker that baseball legend Joe DiMaggio picked up for Monroe 45 years ago on their Tokyo honeymoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1989 | MARK CHALON SMITH
"Legends in Concert: Christmas With the Legends" at Hamptons begins in a vaguely surreal haze of nostalgia. A Bing Crosby impersonator emerges from the dark and moseys about humming carols. He's a tad startled by the audience but soon gets into the flow, telling everybody in his chummiest manner that there's bound to be fun ahead. Before long, Bing is off and crooning "In the Blue of the Night." That done with, he reminds us that there's more joy on the way. Guess who's coming over?
NEWS
November 28, 1993 | LIBBY SLATE
If it's true that actors' faces are their fortunes, then makeup artists hold the keys to the vault. But lest you think that a good makeup job is just a matter of powder puffs and lipstick brushes, think again. "To be a union makeup artist, you have to pass a 10 1/2-hour exam," says Sue Forrest-Chambers, head makeup artist for the syndicated "The Arsenio Hall Show" and Hall's personal makeup artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
While squirming through the new "Legends in Concert" production at Knott's Berry Farm on Tuesday, I thought more of the late Steve Goodman than of Elvis, John Lennon or the other deceased entertainers who are saluted in this glitzy Las Vegas-style revue. More specifically, it was Goodman's light-hearted song, "Elvis Imitators," that sprang to mind. Its lyrics go, "When they put my imitation name in lights, there'll be imitation good rockin' tonight."
NEWS
September 22, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's common knowledge that Marilyn Monroe was married three times--to now-retired Los Angeles police officer James Dougherty, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and award-winning playwright Arthur Miller. But did you know she may have been wed a fourth time? According to writer Robert Slatzer, he and Monroe were married in Mexico in 1952. The union lasted just five days because her boss, then-20th Century Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck insisted they dissolve the marriage.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1991 | RICK DU BROW
The prime-time Emmy Awards, all but dead in the TV ratings last year, roared back Sunday with a surprisingly potent showing in the nation's major markets, overnight figures indicated Monday. Both the Fox Broadcasting Co., which televised the show, and NBC reported that the three-hour Emmy show earned a 15.5 rating and attracted 26% of the audience in 26 top markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2003 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
The kittenish Susan Griffiths curled up on her bathroom counter, hovering close enough to the mirror to apply heavy eyeliner, false eyelashes and a fake mole -- adornments that transform the pretty blond actress into a long-dead screen legend. As she worked, Griffiths recalled the first and only time she met Marilyn Monroe's biggest fan: Joe DiMaggio. The encounter took place in Las Vegas years ago and an executive of the Dunes hotel and casino arranged the meeting.
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