28 December 2013

Milton H. Greene

Milton H. Greene, Marilyn Monroe's chosen photographer. His wife, Amy Greene, was the actress' close friend.

09 October 2013

Marilyn Monroe: after all there was a plastic surgery

Marilyn Monroe: after all there was a plastic surgery:
Notes from a doctor about Marilyn Monroe, indicating that the Hollywood sex symbol has undergone plastic surgery, will be auctioned next month, along with a set of X-rays of the actress.

The set of six X-rays and a file of notes from doctors, making medical history, in part, the actress can earn up to $ 30,000 at an auction to be held in November.

Notes written by Hollywood plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin seem to confirm speculation that Monroe, still a standard of beauty, was the knife for cosmetic reasons.

The seller, who has not been identified so far, received the items in question as a gift Gurdin.

Notes Gurdin include references to a cartilage implant in the jaw Monroe in 1950, before the films that made ​​more successful.

06 September 2013

Photo Cushion Cover Marilyn Monroe








Photo Cushion Cover Marilyn Monroe

This is a beautiful cushion cover with Marilyn Monroe that you can get at Amazon.

Product Details:
  • cushion cover Measures 17'' x 17'' (43cm x 43cm) approx
  • Fully Machine Washable
  • 100% Polyester
  • Printed Both Sides
  • Classic Marilyn Monroe

10 August 2013

The Best Of Marilyn in DVD

 
 

 




Marilyn Monroe - The Best Of Marilyn : Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / Seven Year Itch / How To Marry A Millionaire / The Final Days Documentary (This edition presents 4 Disc Box Set in DVD).
Box set containing three popular Marilyn Monroe movies and a biographical documentary. In 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953), Lorelei Lee (Monroe) and her showgirl partner Dorothy (Jane Russell) are a pair of gold-diggers who go to Paris in search of rich husbands, and set their sights on the wealthy male passengers on their transatlantic liner crossing. In the meantime they must fend off unsuitable beaux - including the US Olympic team. Best known for its musical numbers, including 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'. In 'How to Marry a Millionaire' (1953), three models (Lauren Bacall, Monroe and Betty Grable) rent an expensive New York apartment and set out to catch millionaire husbands. Suitable millionaires prove to be thin on the ground, however, and all three find that true love wins out after all - especially for Bacall, whose choice turns out to have been a millionaire all along. In 'The Seven Year Itch' (1955), happily-married Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is left in New York City while his wife and child go on summer vacation. His lively imaginings of what a summer of freedom has in store seem to have some validity when a beautiful and sensuous young girl (Monroe) moves into the sublet upstairs. Finally, 'Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days' looks at Monroe's final project, 'Something's Got To Give', one of the most talked about unfinished films in history. Through interviews, never-before-seen footage and an edited reconstruction of the film, the documentary takes a fascinating look back at the life and times of the world's most famous and beloved stars.

25 July 2013

50th anniversary of Marilyn's Death

August 5th, 2012 is around the corner, the 50th anniversary of Marilyn's passing.

14 June 2013

Warhol Painting Is the Star of a Modest Auction

After the historic $495 million sale of postwar and contemporary art at Christie’s, there was considerable curiosity surrounding Phillips’s far more modest one on Thursday evening.
Could the third contemporary art auction of the week do well, considering that at Christie’s on Wednesday night, paintings by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat smashed all previous auction records?
Although the struggling boutique auction house managed to win pricier materials than in recent seasons, it had only one real star — Warhol’s “Four Marilyns.” The 1962 painting of Marilyn Monroe, times four, sold for $34 million, or $38.2 million with fees. (Its estimated sale price was $35 million to $45 million.) The buyer, Victoria Gelfand, a director at the Gagosian Gallery, beat out three other bidders. 
While officials at Phillips declined to discuss the story behind the consignment, people familiar with the transaction say Phillips’s owners, the Russian retail giant Mercury Group, bought the painting a year ago from the Manhattan dealer Robert Mnuchin.
(Final prices include the buyer’s commission to Phillips: 25 percent of the first $100,000; 20 percent of the next $100,000 to $2 million; and 12 percent of the rest. Estimates do not reflect commissions.)
“Four Marilyns” was the high point in an otherwise ho-hum auction, one that totaled $67.9 million, or $78.6 million with fees. (Its low estimate was $77.5 million.) Of the 37 works on offer, only seven failed to find buyers.
Several works by more popular artists brought solid numbers. The word paintings by Christopher Wool sold well earlier in the week. On Thursday, “And If, 1992” — in which letters are broken in disjointed columns — had an estimated sale price of $3.5 million to $4.5 million. A telephone bidder paid $3.5 million, or $4 million with fees. It was the second-highest price of the night.
At Christie’s, Basquiat’s 1982 painting “Dustheads” sold for a record $48.8 million. At Phillips, the prices were far lower. An untitled work, one of the artist’s first images of Jackie Robinson, had been estimated to bring $3.5 million to $4.5 million. It went to a lone telephone bidder for $3.5 million, or $4 million with fees. But a graffiti-filled collage, “Untitled (Soap),” from 1983-1984, failed to sell at all, never mind match its estimated sales price of $5 million to $7 million.
Lichtenstein’s 1972 Pop take on a traditional old master still life sold for $3.5 million, or $4 million with fees, just barely matching the estimate of $4 million to $6 million.
There was slightly more interest for a sculpture by Thomas Schütte, whose tied and twisted figures currently adorn the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the entrance to Central Park. “GroBer Geist Nr. 9, 1998,” a more than eight-foot-tall Cor-Ten steel figure, sold for $3.5 million, or $4 million including fees, just above its low $3 million estimate.
Phillips results were not what the audience — predominantly dealers, a smattering of collectors and Courtney Love — wanted to discuss. Everyone was still reeling from the high prices the night before.
“It’s amazing to think that Christie’s sold nearly half-a-billion dollars worth of art,” said the dealer Larry Gagosian. “Few movies do that for their entire run. And the sale was even the length of a feature film. It just shows the power of the market.”
The Miami collector Donald Rubell shook his head in amazement when asked about the volume of art that changed hands in three days. “Think how much was absorbed at auctions in just one week,” he said. “That’s probably more business than the galleries did all spring.”
The big question, however, is how long will the boom continue?
“Who knows,” Mr. Gagosian said. “We’ll have to wait till next season.”
Or perhaps next month, when the next round of auctions take place in London. 

in "The New York Times"

06 May 2013

Marilyn's Death, Suicide or accident?

Marilyn Monroe was discovered dead of a drug overdose on August 5th, 1962. The circumstances of her death are debated to this day. Suicide or accident? It was a frightfully fitting - yet untimely - end to the enigmatic star.

What do you think about it? Please comment here!

01 March 2013

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