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WARHOL’S MARILYN MONROE FETCHES MORE THAN ANY OF HER MOVIES

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Warhol’s 1962 pop-art multiple images of Marilyn Monroe sold for $38.2 million on Thursday. The original silk screen grid, titled “Four Marilyns,” had been expected to fetch about $30 million. The New York Times reported that it was purchased by Victoria Gelfand, a director at the Gagosian Gallery, at the Park Avenue salesroom of […]

PUBLICIST TO THE STARS LOIS SMITH DEAD AT 85

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Publicist Lois Smith, whose clients included Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, and Martin Scorsese, died in Hebron, Maine Sunday after sustaining a head injury in an accidental fall. She was 85. In an obituary, TheWrap.com, quoted from an interview that Smith gave to the Boston University campus newspaper, BU Today, in 2010: “I’m so glad I’m […]

U.K. FIRM PLANS TO RAISE CELEBRITIES FROM THE DEAD

June 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

A British firm that received a bit of international notoriety when it projected a hologram of Tupac Shakur on stage at the Coachella Music Festival in April says that it intends to resurrect other dead performers similarly, including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Marilyn Monroe — and take them on tour. John Rock, […]

MARILYN MONROE COMING TO CANNES

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The image of Marilyn Monroe will appear throughout Cannes in May during that city’s 65th annual film festival. “Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary,” the festival said in a statement as it unveiled a […]

NBC’S GREENBLATT: LET’S BRING BACK “MUST SEE TV”

August 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said Monday that he hopes to make the network a “Must See” phenomenon again. Referring to the network’s onetime slogan for its Thursday night lineup of comedies plus the drama ER (“Must See TV”), Greenberg said that he wanted to present programs that would have the feel of events — […]

PINUP STARS TO GO ON DISPLAY AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of Hollywood’s most famous pinup stars will be pinned up, so to speak, on the walls of the Palais des Festivals, the main theater at the Cannes Film Festival this year, the festival said today (Thursday). The display of photos from the collection of the late Anglo-Austrian journalist John Kobal, which now includes more […]

PIN-UP STAR JANE RUSSELL DEAD AT 89

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jane Russell, whom industrialist Howard Hughes made famous overnight with his sexy advertising campaign for The Outlaw in 1943, died Monday in Santa Maria, CA of respiratory failure at age 89, her son, Buck Waterfield, disclosed. Hughes, who owned RKO, the studio that released The Outlaw, and produced and directed the movie, featured the buxom […]

HOLLYWOOD LEGEND TONY CURTIS DEAD AT 85

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Actor Tony Curtis has died of cardiac arrest in Las Vegas at age 85. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work opposite Sidney Poitier in Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones (1958), but he is probably best remembered for his role in Billy Wilder’s comedy classic Some Like It Hot (1959) with Jack Lemmon […]