Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Marilyn Monroe Collection Featured in Newsweek Magazine Special Issue on Marilyn Monroe

Several items from the Marilyn Monroe Collection are featured in a Newsweek magazine special issue focusing on Marilyn Monroe.

This special issue on Marilyn includes an introduction written by Joshua Greene, and has many photos of Marilyn along with comments from photographers Douglas Kirkland, Lawrence Schiller and Elliott Erwitt.  Other information on Marilyn is also included in glossy, full color spreads.  This Newsweek special issue is on newsstands now across the US, and will soon be available worldwide.  It's a must have for every Marilyn Monroe collector.

MMC items featured include:
Also showcased are Marilyn Monroe items from the Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection, a frequent co-exhibitor with the MMC.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Seven Year Itch Subway Scene Costume Crowned Most Iconic

The Billy Travilla designed white halterneck dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch has been voted the most iconic screen costume via a survey commissioned by the British Heart Foundation. It's no surprise that the billowing white gown topped this survey. Every time a celebrity or a member of a royal family has a hem that billows in the wind the press refers to it as a "Marilyn Monroe moment."

Costumes rounding out the top five are:

2. Dorothy's blue and white gingham dress and ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
3. Olivia Newton-John's infamous Grease "bad girl" black outfit worn in the final scenes of the film.
4. The bikini worn by Ursula Andress as she emerges from the sea in Dr No.
5. The black Hubert de Givenchy cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's.
Included in the top 10 list are the red Baywatch swimming costumes, cartoon character Jessica Rabbit's glittering split-to-the-thigh red dress and Michael Jackson's red leather Thriller costume.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Movie Marathon in San Diego, California

The Birch North Park Theatre in San Diego, California is hosting a Marilyn Monroe movie marathon on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  Films being shown include Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, and The Misfits.  For more information and to buy tickets, click here.