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More Than 3,700 Unpublished Images of Marilyn Monroe Up for Auction

Profiles in History has announced the auction of more than 3,700 unpublished Marilyn Monroe images, as part of a larger collection of camera negatives and transparencies from the Milton H. Greene estate. Photographer Greene first encountered Monroe on an assignment for Look Magazine in 1953; the star was so overjoyed by the photos he took of her, that “she responded with two dozen roses and called to say they were the most beautiful pictures she had ever seen.”
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 6, 2013 2:30 PM
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HBO Documentary Films Picks Up 'Love, Marilyn,' Featuring Array of Stars Reading Monroe's Letters & Diaries

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Liz Garbus' Telluride and TIFF entry "Love, Marilyn." Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the iconic star's death, Garbus' doc features contemporary actresses (Viola Davis, Glenn Close and Lindsay Lohan among them) reading entries from Monroe's never-before-seen diaries and letters.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 14, 2012 5:57 PM
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Spend a Sleepless Night and Day with Marilyn Monroe: A Guide to Her Best Roles

To mark the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death, TCM rolls out a full 24-hour marathon of Monroe films on August 4 as part of the month long "Summer Under the Stars" festival. The lineup reflects Monroe's versatility and depth as an actress, including her trademark naughty-nice comedic turns.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 2, 2012 4:25 PM
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