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Nov 07 2016
Love For Sale: The Ultimate Marilyn Monroe Auction Comments (0)

246010_0Who's that girl?! (Image via Julien's Auctions)

This auction of Marilyn Monroe artifacts from the collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts, the estate of Lee Strasberg and Deja vu will make you wish you were rich so you could buy, well, all of it.

Screen Shot 2016-11-06 at 12.41.58 PMJust seeing MM's costumes in this disembodied way is startling—like the lines police draw around dead bodies.

The items consist of some of Monroe's most iconic movie outfits, many other personal garments, knick-knacks, magazines, incredible autographs and unpublished photos and even her 1962 address book, complete with contact info for Avedon, Henry Fonda, Monty Clift and many others I wish were alive to take the call.

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245907_0Ephemera, a handwritten list of approved directors & MM with her dog Maf (for Mafia) and superfan James Haspiel

Some of the items are morbid, like prescription pill bottles.

Some of the items are maybe too personal, like used panty hose.

245260_0Late '40s pic of MM with her Chihuahua

Some of the items are so intimate, it's hard to believe one wouldn't feel closer to the icon by owning them, including family photos and the pic at the top of this post, a private snap showing Monroe in her going-out-in-public brunette disguise.

245235_0Lookin' for nuggets? This one is 24K, as far as nuggets go.

But of course the ultimate prize is the nude gown she wore to wholesomely wish President Kennedy a happy birthday in 1962—that one is expected to fetch, no exaggeration, millions.

245068_0I dunno how to marry a millionaire, but these rocks are why to!

Check it out here. The auction kicks off November 17 at 6 p.m. PT.

 
Oct 27 2016
Love For Sale! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-10-26 at 7.30.14 PM(Images via Heritage)

Man, this latest Heritage Auctions event has Marilyn Monroe's wig from her final completed film The Misfits, lots more on her and other stars, plus one of Wayland Flowers's original Madame dolls:

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Check it out here.

 
Aug 23 2016
Beach Babes Comments (0)

She re-posts a lot of nutty stuff without any indication which things she supports at times, but Mamie Van Doren, 85, has one helluva interesting Facebook page. Yesterday, she posted this manipulation that puts her (that's how she looks now) alongside her old pal and rival sex siren Marilyn Monroe (that's how she looked then) on the beach.

 
Aug 16 2016
Madonna Turns 58: What 10 Other Great Ladies Were Doing @ 58 Comments (0)

What some other great dames were doing at 58:

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Jul 04 2016
Death And Taxes: Wayne Hollowell's DEATH BECOMES YOU Series Comments (0)

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I'm a fan of Wayne Hollowell's fan-powered, often ghastly, always evocative celeb portraits, and he's outdone himself with his macabre “Death Becomes You” series. Above is Jayne Mansfield's final spin. Click here for Sharon Tate, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Natalie Wood, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Anna Nicole Smith.

 
Jun 01 2016
90 Things Marilyn Would've Done If She'd Lived To Age 90 Comments (0)

13308398_1272832199411581_8628908251256126175_oMarilyn Monroe (Image by Alejandro Mogollo)

Today would've been Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday. Here are my guesses are 90 things we would've seen her do had we been lucky enough to have her this long:

(1) Gives tearful press conference about surviving overdose: “I guess I'm a bad role model, but I promise I'm trying to be a good person.”

(2) Completes Something's Got to Give, garnering raves for her comic timing and eye-popping skinny-dipping appearance

(3) Bombs in What a Way to Go! the following year

(4) Pays the rent with an internationally produced horror flick opposite Ray Milland, Clu Gulager and Michele Lee

(5) Takes an apartment in New York, living as bicoastally as her income allows

(6) Sits for Andy Warhol

(7) Attempts suicide over RFK's assassination

(8) Receives extensive therapy that leads to enough insight to help her bounce back from serious mental issues

(9) Sues Bert Stern for releasing images from an old shoot she never liked

(10) Poses for Blackglama then demands the image not be used: “They made me look old. I work too hard to look young to look old.”

(11) Garners an Oscar nomination for playing a drug-addicted prostitute

(12) Tours Vietnam with Bob Hope

(13) Publicly criticizes Jane Fonda

(14) Marries and divorces a gay fan/producer

(15) Gets arrested for having pot in her purse while traveling in Europe; beats the rap

(16) Says Linda Lovelace seems to be “the only woman in pictures who got more screwed than I did.”

(17) Makes a slightly jittery, shy appearance at Town Hall in NYC, where she implies she aborted RFK's baby

(18) Gives a New York Times interview about her various addictions

(19) Takes up painting

(20) Survives a vicious mugging

(21) Brings attention to the play The Boys in the Band by attending multiple performances

(22) Makea her Broadway debut in the '70s to wildly mixed reviews

(23) Gains an unwanted reputation as an anti-feminist after sparring with Gloria Steinem at an art opening

(24) Begins series of lawsuits over hijacking of her image by various international businesses

(25) Wins an Emmy for playing a murderess with multiple male and female personalities on Columbo

(26) Makes a hit-and-miss appearance on The Carol Burnett Show

(27) Gives the greatest interview in the history of The Merv Griffin Show

(28) Directs a modest feature film, garnering mixed reviews

(29) Gets (more) plastic surgery

(30) Becomes the first woman of 50 to pose nude for Playboy

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6-PACK — Marilyn Monroe Would Be 90 Today + What Makes Trump Trump + Trump U Students Told To CASH IN ON Housing Collapse + Beckinsale HARBORing Resentment + Rocco Back To NYC + Netflix Pride! Comments (0)

Ezgif-246756429Wonder what People's Marilyn at 90 issue would look like if she were alive? (GIF via fair use)

*widget boy cultureMarilyn Monroe would have been 90 today—let that sink in, how she'd look, what she'd be doing. Other stars who alive and 90+.

*widget boy cultureJournalist who covered Trump for 40 years explains what makes Trump Trump: “I know of no black person who has ever played a significant role in his business.”

*widget boy cultureTrump U coached students on how to “cash in on” housing crisis. How could any Bernie booster switch to Trump in the general? Stupidity/lack of an ethical base.

*widget boy cultureJesus, if Kate Beckinsale isn't too pretty, then how would you describe Michael Bay? Not much of an asshole?

*widget boy cultureMadonna & Guy Ritchie's custody case over Rocco is done! The show is over, say good-bye.

*widget boy cultureVia Towleroad: Netflix Brazil celebrates Gay Pride with a touching vid: 

 

 
Feb 03 2016
Hold The Snickers: Least Marilynesque Actor Ever Steps Into Her Shoes Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 12.20.27 PMVideo still via Snickers

I'm not a fan of commercials that use dead stars to hawk products, but as far as those things go, this one is pretty clever. Keep reading for the full ad, which features a highly unlikely stand-in for Miss Monroe ...

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