Marilyn in the news

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Marilyn Film Festival in Toronto

Lucky fans in the Toronto area can view some Marilyn films on the big screen.  TIFF in Toronto is screening several Marilyn and Liz Taylor movies to coincide with a Warhol exhibit.  These are the upcoming titles:

The Seven Year Itch
December 13

Monkey Business
December 18

Bus Stop
December 21

The Prince and the Showgirl 
December 27

Let's Make Love
December 28

River of No Return
January 5

The Misfits 
January 7

More info here on TIFF website

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Joe Loved Marilyn - his personal letter to her

Just thinking about Joe DiMaggio today on what would have been his 101st birthday.  I thought I would share some excerpts from this amazing letter that was auctioned off by Juliens in December 2014 for $78,000.  Joe was such a private person and never spoke of Marilyn so it is rare to get insight into his personal feelings.

A Joe DiMaggio three-page handwritten letter to Marilyn Monroe postmarked October 9, 1954. DiMaggio dates the letter as "Saturday - a.m." and greets Marilyn "Dear Baby." The letter came to Marilyn on the heels of her October 6th announcement to the press that she and DiMaggio were divorcing. In the letter DiMaggio discusses watching the announcement. The letter reads in part, "Don't know what you're thoughts are about me, - but I can tell you I love you sincerely, - way deep in my heart, irregardless of anything." Accompanied by original transmittal envelope addressed to the house the couple shared in Beverly Hills, California.

"I love you and want to be with you."

"There is nothing I would like better than to restore your confidence in me."

DiMaggio wrote in his letter that he learned Monroe was leaving him when he saw her make the announcement on television.

"My heart split even wider seeing you cry in front of all these people," he wrote in the letter addressed to "Mrs. Joe DiMaggio" and mailed special delivery.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MarilynGeek Sneak Peek : Marilyn in the Flash

Love this book!  Here is an inside look at the new book Marilyn in the Flash by David Wills.

It can be purchased on amazon here...

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Marilyn Monroe Blitzway Statue

Here is a video I did unboxing the new Marilyn Monroe Gentlemen Prefer Blondes statue by Blitzway.  

Friday, October 23, 2015

Upcoming Bonhams Auction includes some Marilyn screen worn costumes

Here are some interesting items from the upcoming auction....

Auction: TCM Presents ... Treasures from the Dream Factory
Date/Time: 23 Nov 2015
Location: New York

For further details please refer to the auction on the Bonhams website by clicking here, or click on the lot:

Lot 2
A Natalie Wood bound screenplay of Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
USD 700 - USD 900
Lot 206
A Marilyn Monroe signed contract for The Asphalt Jungle
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
Lot 207
A Marilyn Monroe suit from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
USD 350,000 - USD 500,000
Lot 208
A Marilyn Monroe red saloon gown from River of No Return
USD 300,000 - USD 500,000
Lot 209
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
Lot 213
An original title for River of No Return
USD 1,200 - USD 1,400
Lot 214
A Bert Stern photograph of Marilyn Monroe
USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
Lot 215
A Marilyn Monroe signed U.S. Dept. of Defense identification card
USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
Lot 218
A revised final screenplay of Let's Make Love
USD 500 - USD 700
Lot 219
A large collection of rare contact sheets of Marilyn Monroe in Let's Make Love
USD 50,000 - USD 80,000

Friday, September 11, 2015

Marilyn Monroe Owned Book and Rabbi Card

I have added a new section to my website featuring the latest addition to my collection.  It is a book from Marilyn's personal library with a surprise inside....

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Marilyn Memorial Service 2015

The 2015 memorial service will be streamed live on youtube today at 2pm EST.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Seven Year Itch Tissue Holder

OMG!  Love this.  Found this tissue holder that features Marilyn from the Seven Year Itch on amazon.

Unfortunately, they only ship to the US so it took awhile for me to figure out a way to get it to me.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality.  It is a sturdy plastic and the image on the front looks good.

The fun part about this is that the way the tissue comes out the top looks like it is her dress blowing in the breeze from the subway.

It can be purchased through Amazon below....

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Juliens Hollywood Legends Auction June 2015

Julien's latest Hollywood Legends auction was a strange one indeed.  Items that belonged to Marilyn and originated from the Christie's auction went for below the estimates.  Many lots remained unsold because they did not reach the reserve.

Yet items that should not have sold for much went for insane amounts...

Signed Playboy $87,500

A grave marker went for $209,000

The star of the show the dress from Something's Got to Give also went for under the estimate at $290,000 (estimate was $300,000 - $500,000)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Marilyn's Rhinestone Star Hair Clips

Finally added a new section to my website about my latest Marilyn acquisition from the Dec 2014 Julien's auction.  Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Marilyn Forever Blonde The Complete Script

I have an inside scoop for all the fans of Sunny's Marilyn: Forever Blonde show.....they are releasing a book! It is called MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE "The Complete Script". The softcover book features the entire script from the play along with 150 never before seen photos of Sunny Thompson as Marilyn Monroe.

Here is your chance to purchase it before it is officially released.
The cost is $30.00 (includes all tax, shipping and handling fees) and each book will be personally signed to you by Sunny Thompson!

Order yours today by emailing Kristin at MARILYNFOREVERBLONDE@YAHOO.COM

I've included some photos of my copy so you get an idea of what it looks like. It is a wonderful collectible for those who have seen the show and for fans that have not yet had the opportunity.

Monday, March 2, 2015

New Coca-Cola Ad - I kissed Marilyn

I have to admit this new advertising campaign by Coca-Cola is pretty cool.  They are using photos of famous people drinking a coke.  This beautiful billboard of Marilyn is currently displayed across the street from Toronto's Coca-Cola Headquarters in downtown Toronto.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Marilyn Merlot Posters for sale

3 Marilyn Wine posters for sale - Marilyn Merlot 2005 & 2006, Norma Jeane 2006. Never been displayed - a few marks on some edges. $100 for all 3 includes shipping to the US, shipping international is $10.  Email me at