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24 February 2008 @ 10:20 am
my favorite picture of marilyn...

so beautiful!!!

and if anyone is interested...Collapse )
18 December 2006 @ 01:18 pm
I've been searching for my lost Misfits photo and found this:


Thought members here might be interested.
10 December 2006 @ 10:34 pm
I used this photograph for my LJ layout, but had neglected to save a copy to my hard drive.

The link dried up a few days ago. Does anyone have it in a larger format?
09 October 2006 @ 11:37 pm
haha, this is a little odd but pretty cute:


Hollywood heart-throb COLIN FARRELL tried to woo late screen legend MARILYN MONROE when he was a boy - even though she died 14 years before he was born. The MIAMI VICE actor attempted to lure Monroe to his beside by saving chocolate for the blonde bombshell to enjoy, regardless of the fact she passed away in 1962. He says, "I used to leave Smarties (small chocolate sweets) under my pillow with a note saying, 'I know you're dead but these are very tasty and you should have a few. I won't tell anyone.'"

Current Mood: amusedamused
06 October 2006 @ 12:19 am
Marilyn Monroe's ''Smoldering'' Image Returns

Wednesday October 4, 11:29 am ET
Velvet Collection 2004 is a ''Must Have'' for Marilyn Admirers, Collectors and Wine Lovers

NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Much like a phoenix emerging from the ashes, Marilyn Monroe rose anew today with the debut of The Velvet Collection 2004. Everyone knows how truly incandescent Marilyn Monroe was, but no one could have predicted just how hot she would become last October, when a warehouse fire destroyed nearly all of The Velvet Collection 2003 featuring a label with the lithe 22 year-old Ms. Monroe in the unforgettable pin-up photo that graced Playboy magazine's first issue in 1953. Emblazoned on our collective memory, that photo has become a truly iconic image, and avid collectors and wine connoisseurs alike lamented the lost opportunity to collect something as unique and iconic as the screen legend herself.

Now, back for a return engagement, the label for the 2004 vintage of The Velvet Collection, a tasty blend of the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, features the same famous photograph but with some stylish alterations: Marilyn poses seductively on a flaming red velvet background but this year a golden, sequined overlay discreetly covers her most memorable assets. When the wrap is gently removed, the stunning original photo is revealed. In addition, new peek-a-boo packaging houses Marilyn in a rich red presentation box, which cleverly protects the bottle while exposing the modest label.

The individually numbered, limited edition of The Velvet Collection 2004 is available as a magnum (1.5 liter) bottle that comes in a sealed gift box for $225 or in a three-bottle, numbered, wooden-boxed set consisting of a standard (750ml) bottle, a magnum (1.5 liter) bottle, and a double magnum (3.0 liter) bottle for the price of $1000.

The voluptuous label of The Velvet Collection is the result of a licensing agreement with Marilyn Wines and Playboy Enterprises, Inc., and the photo reminds one why Marilyn Monroe was chosen as the magazine's first Centerfold.

"Two great icons of sensuality of the twentieth century are Marilyn Monroe and Playboy, the combination of the two has since proved to be legendary," stated Sarah Haney, vice president, licensing, Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

The Velvet Collection 2004 is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot wines from Napa Valley made under the direction of noted winemaker John McKay. The resulting wine is as silky, smooth and seductive as the star on the label.

Marilyn Wines' owners Robert and Donna Holder comment, "Last year's fire not only destroyed most of the 2003 Velvet Collection, but it broke our hearts. Over the years, everything connected with Marilyn has become more and more treasured, as have our limited-edition, finely crafted wines. The Velvet Collection is coveted by Monroe fans and collectors alike. Many tell us that they purchase several bottles of each vintage, one for consuming now, one for future enjoyment and one as a valuable collectible."

The Velvet Collection 2004 is part of a family of wines by Marilyn Wines that feature Marilyn Monroe including Marilyn Merlot, Marilyn Cabernet, and Norma Jeane. The first release of The Velvet Collection, with a different image of Marilyn from the same 1949 photo shoot, was the 2002 vintage.

for the information on how to contact them, go HERE.

Sexiest celebrities

Wed, October 4, 2006

Today, Sun Media concludes a three-part series looking at the 50 greatest sex symbols to ever hold the popular culture sway -- from movie stars and singers to athletes and models.

They are the individuals who, thanks to good genes and more than a little of that elusive ingredient we call charisma, really are too sexy for themselves -- and everyone else

2. Marilyn Monroe: If Marilyn had lived, she wouldn't be on this list. She'd be 80 years old now, probably forgotten, resigned to the meagre existence of a mortal. But in death -- alongside James Dean and other perished-too-young stars -- she was harnessed in time, as much an ideal as a person. Could she act? Does any one even remember? It doesn't matter. What they do know -- even those born decades after her death -- are the freeze-frames and flashbacks: Monroe with her white dress blown up around her hips, Monroe singing Happy Birthday to J.F.K., Monroe cooing in newsreel footage. She's a T-shirt, a stamp, a logo, a brand -- and one of the most recognizable and replicated brands on Earth, whether it's Christina Aguilera echoing her now or Madonna channeling her in 1984's Material Girl video.

to see the rest of the list, go HERE.
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22 September 2006 @ 11:41 am
Becks and Monroe 'top style icons'

David Beckham and Marilyn Monroe have been named the all-time style icons of the past 50 years.

The former England captain may be mocked for his fashion sense but he topped a list of male stars which included Cary Grant, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

Wife Victoria could only manage seventh place in the female list, just pipping supermodel Kate Moss.

Hollywood legend Monroe remains the ultimate style icon for women, 44 years after her death. Audrey Hepburn was second while Diana, Princess of Wales was ranked third in the survey by Canon.

Madonna was fourth, ahead of Fifties screen beauty Grace Kelly. In sixth place was original supermodel Twiggy, followed by Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Sophia Loren and Kylie Minogue.

"Trends come and go but style is something that, for these icons, is constant," said Heat magazine's Hannah Perry.

"It's fantastic to see Marilyn Monroe topping the polls for all time. She really does epitomise style. Just looking at her name conjures up beautiful, truly iconic images of her captured throughout her life.

"Her domination of this poll was no doubt helped by the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Gwen Stefani adopting her style."

In the male stakes, the top three consisted of Beckham, Cary Grant and Elvis.

Singer David Bowie was fourth, and the likes of Frank Sinatra, James Dean, Robbie Williams and John Travolta also featured in the list.

Photographer can't have say in fate of Monroe collection
Rene Stutzman | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted September 14, 2006

This week should have been Joe Jasgur's chance to shine.

Lawyers had hoped to call the 87-year-old photographer to testify in U.S. bankruptcy court in Orlando about the day in 1946 when Marilyn Monroe -- before she was a starlet -- walked into his Hollywood studio and stepped in front of his camera.

Jasgur's mind, though, is too confused. Earlier this week he told a friend he had just returned from Tijuana, Mexico, although he has been in an east Orange County nursing home and a wheelchair for more than nine months.

So the trial to decide who owns his most important work -- one-of-a-kind photos of 19-year-old Norma Jean Dougherty -- began Wednesday and will end Friday without him. The collection includes photos that appear to show Dougherty with a sixth toe on her left foot.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Karen Jennemann must decide who owns the collection: Jasgur or a defunct Orlando drywall company that filed for bankruptcy protection five years ago.

She also must decide whether Jasgur is bound by a more recent deal, a settlement he signed in January 2005 with a U.S. bankruptcy trustee, working on behalf of the drywall company's creditors.

Trustee Carla Musselman testified Wednesday she has worked for three years to round up and sell the Norma Jean photos and other Hollywood celebrity shots Jasgur took in the 1940s.

She wants the settlement enforced and the proceeds split between creditors of Seminole Walls & Ceilings -- they would get 65 percent -- and Jasgur, who would get 35 percent.

Although Jasgur was not in the courtroom, lawyers and witnesses spent most of the day talking about him, primarily his mental competency. Attorney Roy Kobert, representing an Orlando businessman who bought several disputed prints from the drywall company's manager, insisted Wednesday that Jasgur come to court to answer his questions.

"He can't testify," the judge said.

Last year a judge found him mentally incompetent and appointed a guardian for him. That ruling came seven months after Jasgur signed the settlement with the bankruptcy trustee.

Tom Endre, a close friend, testified Wednesday that he went over the trustee's settlement with Jasgur when the photographer signed it Jan. 14, 2005. Jasgur seemed to understand it, he said. But Jasgur had a mini-stroke a few days earlier, said Elizabeth A. Green, one of Jasgur's attorneys.

Even though Jasgur signed that settlement, the judge is now being asked to throw it out.

Rene Stutzman can be reached at 407-324-7294 or rstutzman@orlandosentinel.com

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30 August 2006 @ 05:05 am
i'm really sorry for this, but if i could just take a moment of your time... so i've been organizing my icon photobucket, sorting the marilyn monroe icons into folders by maker, and came across some without a maker's name. i must have picked them up ages ago from xanga (i certainly don't do that anymore, it pisses me off people take icons and put them on their xangas... but that was at least a year ago i saved these ones), or when i checked whoever's icon credit they had none, etc. i was wondering if someone would be so kind, if you know the icon maker, or you are the icon maker, if you could let me know so i can give proper credit. out of the 1500 marilyn icons i have saved on my photobucket, these are the ones with no credit.

xposted to marilyn communities ♥
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08 June 2006 @ 01:24 am
I have a beautiful Marilyn Monroe Handbag on ebay