On February 17, 2002, the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club met at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. Here are the meeting notes, be sure to click on the links provided:
The stage version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is currently being shown at UCLA, March 5-17. Click here or on the flyer below for more information!
Greg again made an announcement about Some Like It Hot German newsletter. Recently Greg was featured in an exclusive interview for this wonderful magazine. This months issue features Marilyn Remembered member Valerie Weich's monthly report on Marilyn Remembered meetings. If you'd like more information about this club and how to get a subscription to this newsletter please feel free to write the editor at: Ralf U. Beeskow
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Franklin Mint is putting out another Marilyn doll, this one will be of Marilyn posed in her red dress made famous by Milton Greene. (Greg mention that the original design for this dress was bought off the rack by Marilyn. Apparently she loved the style so much she had someone design several version of this dress in different colors. One was even worn in the move Let's Make Love. Greg is the proud owner of the pink version of this dress!)
Max Factor Hollywood History Museum has several dresses on loan from Greg's collection. The costumes are being housed on the 2nd floor of the building. The museum is opening soon for the general public, an announcement will be made when the grand opening takes place. (Greg is hoping to hold a Marilyn Remembered meeting there one day in the near fututre.)
Greg Schreiner's new CD, Hollywood Fashion Revisited, which features music from famous Movie Themes, is NOW available for purchase! If you are interested in buying this fabulous CD please click on the link below:
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Clark Kidder has recently put out a new book on collecting Marilyn Monroe items. The book is called Marilyn Memorabilia: Putting a Price on the Priceless Performer. This book should be available for purchase at most retail book stores or you can buy it online at WWW.AMAZON.COM
The next Marilyn Monroe Diamond Collection (5 set of DVDs) is due out in May 2002! The set will include, Monkey Business, Don't Bother To Knock, Niagara, River Of No Return and Let's Make Love. The set will be available for purchase at local retail stores or on line at WWW.AMAZON.COM .
This weeks Sunday edition of The Los Angeles Times featured a Dear Abby column that referenced Marilyn Monroe. The letter was from a woman who considered herself once a "plain Jane," Abby's response referenced Marilyn Monroe. Here is the snippet of Abby's response (for the full article Click Here):
"There was once a neglected and unwanted little girl who often worried that she was a "plain Jane" or worse, but she made the most of what she had. Later on, she said this: "No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a child. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't." We remember her as Marilyn Monroe, as pretty as any girl ever was."
Now, the main reason we held this months meeting at The Hollywood Entertainment Museum was so that we could view TWO rare and wonderful documentaries on Marilyn Monroe.
The first documentary was directed and produced by Paul Kerr and is called Marilyn on Marilyn. (Paul Kerr also directed and produced the documentary Nobody's Perfect based on the making of the film Some Like It Hot another BBC production) This amazing documentary first aired on BBC Christmas Day. What makes this documentary so unique is that the only narrator for the film is Marilyn Monroe herself. Her voice is taken from two interviews that Marilyn gave in her career; One in the mid-fifties with George Belmont and the other in 1962 with Richard Merryman. This film also features never before seen home footage of a very young Marilyn Monroe, a rare treat for any Marilyn fan. Currently this documentary is not available for purchase however there is plan to rebroadcast this footage on BBC Knowledge/BBC4 and again on BBC 2 around the 40th Anniversary of Marilyn's passing. After viewing this film every member of Marilyn Remembered was speechless, the film was truly moving.
The second documentary that was shown was David Wolper's 1963 production, The Legend of Marilyn Monroe . This film is one of the first of its kind ever made on Marilyn Monroe and features rare footage of Marilyn herself, her friends and her relatives including her mother Gladys. It was so fascinating to see people interviewed on Marilyn Monroe that are no longer with us today. The narrator for the film was Marilyn's director and friend John Huston and the director was award winning film maker Terry Sanders. This documentary has not been available to the public since the early 1980s and for the first time ever it is now on DVD with new interviews with the producer and director! If you'd like more information on how to purchase this wonderful documentary please CLICK HERE .
The meeting ended at around 6pm.
INGE MORATH: Sadly another person in Marilyn's history has passed way, Magnum photographer Inge Morath. Inge photographed Marilyn in 1960 on the set of The Misfits. It is said they got along quite nicely together despite the fact that after the film ended Inge went on to marry Marilyn's ex-husband, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Arthur Miller. Inge died on January 31, 2002, she is survived by her husband Arthur Miller and their daughter Rebecca.
For more information on Inge and her amazing life please click on these links INGE MORATH OBITUARY, WWW.INGEMORATH.NET and MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHERS.
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