Marilyn in the news

Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  Here is a photo I took today of my basset hound, Toby.  Doesn't he look excited that Santa is coming to town :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Marilyn Monroe Motorcycle

Donald Powell sent along these incredible photos of his 2003 Triumph America.  And YES that is a photo of his bike at Marilyn's crypt.  Amazing photo!  I'm sure if Marilyn was alive she would love it.

Mad Magazine Issue #26, 1955

I had an email request from Tim for an image from this Magazine.  He wanted to know how Marilyn looked in the parody they published called "The Seven Itchy Years".

Thanks to Lisa for passing this along.  Here are a couple scans from the magazine.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Little Marilyn Christmas Tree

Spent the day getting out Christmas ornaments and decorating the tree we cut down yesterday.  Came across a little tree I had and decided to put all my Marilyn ornaments on it.

It was a sad year - for the first time in at least 10 years there is not a Marilyn Monroe ornament available.  I would get one for Christmas each year without fail. Carlton Cards had continued the tradition year after year but this is the first that they have not released a Marilyn.  Not that I have any more room on my tree :)

The Year of the Rabbit: The Playboy Auction

UPDATE:  These photos sold for $20,000 at the Christies Auction.

I came across an unbelievable collection of Earl Moran photos featuring Marilyn in an upcoming Christies auction slated for December 8.  The Earl Moran LOT 69 SALE 2367 features 55 gelatin silver prints which are estimated at $20,000 -30,000.  Would sure love to have them but WOW that is some series money.  Some of these photos are featured in low quality in my new Moran gallery.

Thanks to everyone who has responded to the Moran collectors call.  I particularly like seeing Moran art with the real life Marilyn photo.  Hoping to showcase some of this.  If you have any examples send them to MARILYNFAN AT GMAIL.

In particular, I am looking for high quality scans of the following photos, if you can help, let me know.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Flowers for Marilyn

I am a big fan of the group that runs Immortal Marilyn and I wanted to pass along this information about a great thing they do for fans and Marilyn every year.

These folks make sure that Marilyn has a beautiful bouquet of flowers at her crypt from her fans on special occasions.  Not only are the flowers gorgeous but if you donate you can send along your message to Marilyn.  They put them all on a card that is delivered to the crypt.  You can look at photos of the flowers from over the years at

If you would like to participate here are all the details from my friend Mary Sims of Immortal Marilyn...

Subject: Holiday Flowers for Marilyn and Gift for Animal Haven
Hi Everyone,
Happy Holidays!
It is that time of year again with the holidays upon us. As always, Immortal Marilyn will be holding our annual Christmas fund raiser. A beautiful holiday arrangement will be placed at Marilyn's crypt from her fans, along with a card by our lovely Carla Orlandi-Smith.
We will set aside $175.00 for this, and anything above and beyond that raised will be donated to Animal Haven of NYC in Marilyn's honor.
So far in 2010 we have raised for Animal Haven, $616.00. That's already exceeded the $405.00 raised in 2009 by more than $200! A huge thank you to all who contributed! Let's see how much more we can make that total with the last fund raiser of the year!

Immortal Marilyn's PayPal ID is if you want to donate that route. If you wish to donate via snail mail, email me at for the address.
Along with your donation you can include a short sentiment to be included with your name on the Christmas card if you wish.

Also check out Animal Haven to have a look at IM's favorite charity, a wonderful highly rated no-kill shelter located in New York, the city Marilyn loved so. Donations are given four times a year, Valentine's Day, June 1 (Marilyn's birthday), August 5th (the anniversary of Marilyn's passing), and December, for the Holidays.