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    10/19/2015 12:34:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies ^ | 10-18-2015 | Paul Kengor
    October 17, 2015 is the centenary of the birth of Arthur Miller, one of the literary left’s shining lights and righteous crusaders against some of liberals’ worst demons: Joe McCarthy, “HUAC,” and, more generally, anti-communism. Yes, anti-communism. As often noted by Harvard’s Richard Pipes and the Hoover Institution’s Robert Conquest, few things have animated liberal animus quite like anti-communism. It’s not that liberals have been pro-communist so much as they are anti-anti-communist. They dislike anti-communists more than they dislike communists. Their preferred demon isn’t Joe Stalin but Joe McCarthy. As James Burnham, the great ex-communist, put it, “for the left,...
  • Virtual Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe comes alive in cyberspace with virtual stickers)

    07/15/2015 9:48:38 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    line ^ | 7-2015
    NOTE: I have some involvement with this project. Our company has the copyright to the persona of many historical figures and I want to do other virtual stickers to go on Line, WeChat, etc. This market is massive in Asia and growing in this country. If you have the computer skills to create these kinds of images that can be used on Line and WeChat, I want to talk to you. Virtual Marilyn - VM2 The persona of Marilyn Monroe has returned from cyberspace as Virtual Marilyn, the world's favorite digital icon of pop culture. Her first series of collectible...
  • Geraldo: ABC Fired Me for $200 Donation, Why Not the Same for Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-15-2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Geraldo Rivera sees a double standard at work in ABC News’ decision to stand by George Stephanopoulos after the network’s chief anchor apologized for failing to publicly disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation over the last three years. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Rivera claimed he was fired by ABC News in 1985 for making a $200 political donation and wondered why Stephanopoulos isn’t getting the same treatment. “In 1985, after fifteen great years, I was fired by ABC News,” Rivera wrote. “The official reason for my firing was a non-disclosed $200 donation to a family friend...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonna’s been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “This #rebelheart had a dream!” the “Like a Virgin” songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • Merry Christmas from VM2 - Virtual Marilyn

    12/24/2014 7:08:32 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    dfu via tinypic ^ | 12-24-14 | dfu
    Merry Christmas, FReepers.
  • Marilyn Monroe Estate Sued Over Threats to 'Virtual Marilyn' Character (Exclusive)

    10/02/2014 1:10:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 10-2-14 | gardner
    At stake in the new lawsuit could be holograms, avatars and CGI of deceased celebrities The only thing more legally troublesome than a celebrity's rights is a dead celebrity's rights. Just look at Marilyn Monroe, the blond bombshell who died in 1962, but continues to be the center of one legal fight after another. The latest is a lawsuit filed on Wednesday against The Estate of Marilyn Monroe that contends her statutory heirs are getting in the way of a computer-generated character called "Virtual Marilyn." the vanguard are a phalanx of intellectual property lawyers who are fighting over issues like...
  • 19 Pictures That Will Make You Think Differently About Marilyn Monroe

    06/06/2014 8:30:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 2, 2014 | Anne Helen Petersen
    Happy 88th Birthday, Ms. Monroe.
  • Jackie Kennedy 'had an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev & so did Bobby Kennedy', new book...

    01/15/2014 9:39:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | David Gardner in Los Angeles
    Driven to distraction by the amorous betrayals of her husband, Jackie Kennedy embarked on a wild fling with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev while she was still in the White House, according to a new tell-all book. Nureyev, who was nine years younger than the First Lady, was also once spotted with Jackie’s brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy ‘kissing each other passionately in a phone box’, the book claims. Much has been written through the years about President Kennedy’s dalliances while in office. His mistresses were famously said to include actresses Marilyn Monroe and Angie Dickinson, mafia moll Judith Exner and a...
  • Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair

    08/05/2013 4:14:11 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 100 replies
    Dialy Mail ^ | August 4,2013 | Helen Pow
    Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy at the White House and confessed she was having an affair with her husband, to which the First Lady responded 'that's great... I'll move out and you'll have all the problems,' according to an explosive new book. In 'These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie,' author Christopher Andersen claims Jackie 'knew everything' about Jack's cheating and turned a blind eye, but his relationship with Marilyn 'seemed to bother her the most.' And she was right to fear the bombshell actress, because Marilyn's sights were firmly set on becoming the President's second...
  • Fascinating old photos

    05/01/2013 2:58:54 PM PDT · by gorush · 186 replies
    e-mail over the transom | 4/1/13 | who knows
    I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.
  • Woman Time Travels Into Iconic Scenes

    04/24/2013 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies ^ | Elise Sole
    Inspired by a Charlie Chaplin film, Flora Borsi created a series called "Time Travel Project" in which the Budapest native subtly inserted her image into photographs of Old Hollywood icons.
  • FBI Finally Releases "Communist" Marilyn Monroe's Unredacted Files

    12/28/2012 11:29:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 66 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 12-28-2012 | Jen Carlson
    FBI Finally Releases "Communist" Marilyn Monroe's Unredacted Files Miller and Monroe at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 1957. (via LIFE) The first systematic Hollywood blacklist—which barred screenwriters, actors, directors and anyone in the industry that was a member of or sympathizer of the Communist Party—was instituted on November 25, 1947. In the 1950s a Red Channels (Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television) pamphlet was published, which listed Arthur Miller as a communist. So when Miller started dating Marilyn Monroe in 1955, The Man started keeping an eye on her as well... and now an unredacted classified file has been...
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. President (JFK would be 95, today)

    05/29/2012 6:53:24 AM PDT · by yorkie · 14 replies
    blog.oup (Oxford University Press) ^ | 5/19/12 | Martin Kemp
    It’s John F. Kennedy’s 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden on 19 May 1962. Only it’s not. His real birthday is ten days in the future. The compelling mass schmaltz that Americans do with an underlying, knowing absurdity saturates the event. After she has characteristically missed her cue on at least two occasions, the host Peter Lawford finally (and with inadvertent irony) introduces the “late Marilyn Monroe”. In a glittering faux-nude dress tighter than her own skin and enveloped in a soft fur wrap, that most desirable of female bodies shuffles with exaggerated mini-steps towards the podium, like a penguin...
  • British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges over Twitter jokes

    01/30/2012 11:40:27 AM PST · by billybudd · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 30th January 2012 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'. Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting. The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?' After making their way through passport...
  • Marilyn Monroe 'an experienced and confident cook'

    11/12/2010 12:24:12 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 6+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Nov 2010 | Nick Allen
    Marilyn Monroe was a dab hand in the kitchen, according to a new book which reveals her very own recipe for stuffing. The Hollywood star scrawled down a list of 11 ingredients, plus several herbs and spices, and instructions on how to make her mixture.
  • Previously unseen photographs show how smitten Marilyn Monroe was with Joe DiMaggio

    09/25/2010 2:24:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:01 PM on 25th September 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A collection of more than 100 previously unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe can be seen for the first time in a new book. 'Marilyn: August 1953', published this week by Calla Editions, features digitally restored black and white images taken during the summer of 1953 of a then 27-year-old Monroe. The photos were shot by John Vachon, on assignment for LOOK magazine in Alberta, Canada, where Monroe was filming 'River of No Return' with Robert Mitchum.
  • Marilyn Monroe chest X-rays auctioned for $45,000

    06/29/2010 4:44:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies · 1+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The apparently endless market for images of Marilyn Monroe now extends to inside the bombshell's body. A set of three Monroe Chest X-rays from a 1954 hospital visit sold Sunday for $45,000 at the Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
  • Rare photo shows Marilyn Monroe with JFK, RFK

    06/01/2010 6:55:10 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 45 replies · 2,181+ views
    CNN ^ | 6-1-10 | Alan Duke
    Marilyn Monroe's sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" sung for President John F. Kennedy's 45th birthday celebration marked the actress' last major public appearance before her mysterious death in August 1962. Tuesday, which would have been Monroe's 84th birthday, marks the public debut of a rare image of Monroe with Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy together after the May 19, 1962, party.
  • Marilyn Monroe's birthday is today - her Bible, a ring, and rare photo with JFK now for sale

    06/01/2010 3:19:18 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 47 replies · 1,082+ views ^ | June 1, 2010 | Réne Girard
    One of Marilyn Monroe's Bibles is now for sale at the Art & Artifact gallery in Los Angeles, CA (approx. 130 miles N of San Diego) as well as one of her rings and the only known photograph of Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy together - taken after she sang "Happy Birthday Mr. President" - perhaps the most well-known public performance of the song in history. ... Today, June 1st happens to be Marilyn Monroe's birthday. She was born Norma Jean Mortensen in 1926, eighty four years ago, in Los Angeles, California. Coincidence? I think not. All very...
  • Auction features Marilyn Monroe X-rays

    04/13/2010 1:01:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,248+ views
    upi. ^ | April 13, 2010
    LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas auctioneer said a 1954 X-ray image of Marilyn Monroe's chest is expected to fetch bids of up to $1,200 in June. Julien's Auctions at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas said the X-ray image of Monroe's chest and lungs, taken at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, is expected to sell for between $800 and $1,200 during the June 26-27 auction, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday. "(The X-ray) was taken around the time she was believed to be pregnant, rumor has it that she had a miscarriage," said Darren...
  • Film of Marilyn Monroe 'smoking marijuana' made public

    12/02/2009 7:55:59 AM PST · by varyouga · 28 replies · 1,803+ views
    BBS ^ | 12/2/09 | BBS
    A video of Marilyn Monroe allegedly smoking marijuana has been made public some 50 years after it was filmed. The film was recently bought for $275,000 (£166,000) by US collector Keya Morgan, who is making a documentary on the death of Monroe in August 1962. He tracked it down to an attic in New Jersey - the person who filmed it said it was taken at an informal gathering in 1958 or 1959. The film shows a personal side rarely seen in public since the actress achieved stardom. At one point in the film, Marilyn points her nose toward her...
  • Some like it pot: lost home movie shows Marilyn Monroe smoking joint

    12/02/2009 2:05:32 AM PST · by cdchik123 · 12 replies · 1,055+ views
    gaurdian ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | James Melkle
    It may have been the year of one of her classic films, Some Like It Hot, but a home movie found after 50 years in an attic apparently demonstrates that Marilyn Monroe may have enjoyed pot too. A silent reel-to-reel colour film, dating probably from the late 1950s, shows a relaxed star taking a quick puff from what is alleged to have been a joint of marijuana while sitting on a couch with at least two other people. But, as President Bill Clinton and other politicians might put it later, she did not inhale, not much anyway. The film shows...
  • Art. Ambition. Poppyseed Cake.

    11/23/2009 11:01:14 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 801+ views
    Bob Edwards Radio ^ | 23 Nov 2009 | Steve Lickteig
    Most people think Billy Pappas is crazy.  And why wouldn’t they?  Who other than a crazy person would spend more than 8 years of his life drawing a single portrait? And of a celebrity, no less?  But that’s what Pappas did. Every day, seven Billy Pappashours a day, Pappas stood in front of an easel, arms steadied by slings and drew, with a razor sharp pencil, what he believes to be the most detailed, precise and life-like drawing ever created. His 14” × 17” work is based on Richard Avedon’s 1957 photograph of Marilyn Monroe. It’s not an iconic photo, but it might show Marilyn Monroe...
  • Marilyn Monroe crypt auction fails again

    11/03/2009 8:08:38 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 616+ views
    reuters ^ | Nov 2, 2009
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A second attempt to sell a crypt on top of Marilyn Monroe's final resting place has failed, with not a single bid received for the burial spot in a celebrity-filled Los Angeles cemetery. Widow Elsie Poncher is trying to sell her husband's crypt to pay off the mortgage on her Beverly Hills home. On selling the crypt, Poncher had planned to move her husband, who died in 1986, to an adjacent crypt intended for her. But a $4.6 million bid submitted through online auctioneer eBay Inc in August fell through when the unidentified bidder pulled out....
  • Monroe 'burial plot' up for sale

    08/17/2009 2:27:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,419+ views
    bbc ^ | 16 August 2009
    A US widow is auctioning off the burial plot occupied by her late husband above that of film legend Marilyn Monroe, the Los Angeles Times newspaper says. "Spend eternity directly above Marilyn Monroe", says the ad placed on eBay by Elsie Poncher of Beverly Hills. Bidding opened at $500,000 (£303,000), and had reached $700,000 by Sunday. Mrs Poncher said she will be "vacating" the remains of her husband "to make room for a new resident" at LA's exclusive Westwood Village cemetery....
  • Widow sells Husband's Tomb above Marilyn Monroe (Too Expensive?)

    08/17/2009 12:27:21 AM PDT · by cakid1 · 34 replies · 1,301+ views
    CBS47 NEWS ^ | Aug 18th '09 | Cakid1
    Sorry this is sad - sick but true. Who would think of this? A widow in Los Angeles has decided to sell her husband's burial spot directly above Marilyn Monroe. (She says she needs the money.) Elsie Poncher has put the burial spot on eBay. The pitch: "The person occupying the address right now is looking face down on her." Bidding for the plot - started..
  • Secret Service: JFK Met Marilyn Monroe at Justice Dept. for Sex

    08/05/2009 3:25:22 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 72 replies · 3,114+ views
    News Max ^ | Aug 5, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    President John F. Kennedy had secret trysts with Marilyn Monroe in a loft above the office of his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Ronald Kessler reveals in his new book about the Secret Service. "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect," released Tuesday, features startling disclosures about presidents from JFK to Barack Obama.
  • Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Wonderbra’ expected to fetch £2,000 at auction

    07/17/2009 3:16:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,576+ views
    timesonline ^ | July 16, 2009 | July 16, 2009
    The secret of Marilyn Monroe’s most outstanding asset can finally be revealed nearly 50 years after her death. The iconic actress, famed for her curvaceous figure, wore the 1950s version of a Wonderbra, which enhanced her cleavage, boosted her cup size and added more than an inch to her bust measurement. The cunningly-designed bra had under-wiring and four cups, an inner pair to hold her breasts and an outer pair an inch in front of the real ones to enhance her bust. In the days before surgical implants, it was one way to get herself noticed. The bra, or one...
  • Unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe surface

    06/02/2009 6:21:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 2,623+ views
    cnn. ^ | June 1, 2009
    They were taken before Marilyn Monroe became branded as the voluptuous blonde who oozed sex appeal in dozens of Hollywood films. A 24-year-old Marilyn Monroe poses for Life magazine in August 1950. They were taken before rumors of an affair with President John F. Kennedy swirled and her mental breakdowns became public. They were taken before the beautiful actress's mysterious overdose that resulted in her death at the age of 36. In a collection discovered by last month, unpublished photographs of Monroe reveal a softer, more innocent 24-year-old budding starlet in a more peaceful time, before her fame peaked....
  • By the book: the low-down on how Nicolas Sarkozy wooed Carla Bruni (be Marilyn Monroe to my JFK?)

    02/11/2009 6:45:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 839+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 02/12/09 | Charles Bremner
    By the book: the low-down on how Nicolas Sarkozy wooed Carla Bruni Charles Bremner in Paris France already knew that it was love at first sight for Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni. Today the country was treated to the full throbbing script of the instant romance between the President known as Speedy and the supermodel singer with a reputation as a man-eater. True to his impulsive form, the bedazzled President offered marriage on the night that he met the Italian-born Ms Bruni at a dinner party, according to an eyewitness account published today. He dared her to kiss him on...
  • Deal reached over Marylin Monroe photos

    01/14/2009 10:26:41 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 1,360+ views
    bbc ^ | 13 January 2009
    A US legal fight over seven nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken six weeks before her death has been settled amicably, lawyers have said. The images were taken by photographer Bert Stern at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles in 1962. Mr Stern sued three photographers for $1.7m (£1.2m) last year as he initially believed the pictures had been stolen after lending them to a magazine.
  • Mariliyn Monroe sex film sells for £750,000

    04/14/2008 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 790+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Last updated at 16:24pm on 14th April 2008
    A sex film featuring Hollywood screen icon Marilyn Monroe has been sold for £750,000. The grainy black and white film was shot in the 1950s and shows the blonde actress performing a sex act on an unidentified male. A New York-based businessman paid the six-figure sum for the tape which is said to be a copy of the original film still held by the FBI.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 3-18-2007

    03/18/2007 7:47:38 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 121+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 3-18-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. The death of Marilyn Monroe Did the Kennedys help her to go? Inside of this book They take one more look But I doubt that we will ever know?
  • Movie trivia question (a total and complete vanity)

    11/02/2006 6:45:34 PM PST · by Conservababe · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Does anyone know the movie in which Marilyn Monroe sang "St James Infirmary"?
  • Top 10 Democrat Sex Scandals in Congress

    10/04/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 92 replies · 10,432+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/04/2006 | staff
    Information compiled from the Washington Post, “Congressional Sex Scandals in History,” and other sources. 10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation. 9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. 8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s...
  • REPORTING FOR BOOTY: Lohan plans "Marilynesque" troop visit with Hillary

    08/08/2006 6:05:30 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 3,504+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 8, 2006 | KATE SHEEHY
    Scene queen Lindsay Lohan wants to entertain the troops in Iraq à la Marilyn Monroe - together with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I've been trying to go to Iraq with Hillary Clinton for so long - Hillary was trying to work it out, but it seemed too dangerous," spouts the freckle-faced "Freaky Friday" star in an off-the-wall interview in the upcoming edition of Elle magazine. "I wanted to do what Marilyn Monroe did, when she went and just set up a stage and did a concert for the troops all by herself. It's so amazing seeing that one woman just...
  • (Keith) Andes, leading man to Marilyn Monroe, dies at 85

    11/27/2005 8:24:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 779+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Keith Andes, a handsome actor who was Marilyn Monroe's leading man in the 1952 film "Clash by Night," has died at the age of 85. Andes, who had suffered from bladder cancer and other ailments, was found dead Nov. 11 in his Santa Clarita home, said longtime friend Marshall LaPlante. The Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled the death a suicide by asphyxiation. Though Andes rarely discussed his career, his apartment walls displayed memorabilia including an album cover from "Wildcat," the 1960 Broadway musical in which he starred with Lucille Ball. A framed note from her refers...
  • The movie "Some Like It Hot" is airing right now on channel 13 (PBS) in New York

    11/19/2005 7:41:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies · 508+ views
  • New Details of Marilyn Monroe's Life and Death

    11/13/2005 7:56:06 PM PST · by kcvl · 61 replies · 3,652+ views
    DiMaggio Family: Marilyn and Joe Planned to Remarry on Day That Turned Out to be Her Funeral Nov. 4, 2005— A report in the December issue of Playboy reveals new details about the life of the legendary Marilyn Monroe and raises even more questions about her mysterious death in 1962. Playboy contributor Lisa DePaulo talked exclusively to June DiMaggio, close friend of Monroe and niece of Monroe's ex-husband, Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio. June and other DiMaggio friends talked openly about a last-minute second wedding allegedly planned by Monroe and DiMaggio, and Monroe's last night alive. The article also features uncensored...
  • Marilyn Monroe Tapes

    08/06/2005 1:44:14 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 47 replies · 2,322+ views
    Tapes Said to Reveal Marilyn Monroe's Secrets Ex-Prosecutor Claims Screen Legend Wasn't Suicidal By Steve Gorman, Reuters LOS ANGELES (Aug. 5) - Marilyn Monroe fretted over a relationship with then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and had a one-night stand with actress Joan Crawford that left her cold. Monroe also thought sex with former spouse and playwright Arthur Miller was just "so-so" and maintained a deep affection for ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. But she credited her psychiatrist with teaching her how to achieve orgasm. The Los Angeles Times revealed a few glimpses into Monroe's mind on Friday in excerpts of tape recordings...
  • New Chapter in the Mystery of Marilyn: Her Own Words?

    08/06/2005 3:49:59 PM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 306+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 5, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos
    On Aug. 5, 1962, the body of Marilyn Monroe was found in the bedroom of her Brentwood home. The 36-year-old movie star was naked and facedown on her bed. An autopsy conducted by Dr. Thomas Noguchi, then deputy medical examiner, concluded that death was due to acute barbiturate poisoning, and a psychiatric team tied to the investigation termed it a "probable suicide." Today, 43 years later, fans from around the world will gather, as they have for decades, near Monroe's crypt at Westwood Village Memorial Park to celebrate her life and mourn her death. John W. Miner, 86, will mourn...

    08/05/2005 9:25:54 PM PDT · by kellynla · 27 replies · 4,038+ views
    History ^ | 8/5/2005 | staff
    On August 5, 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand. Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room. After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was "caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide." Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926. Her mother was emotionally unstable and frequently confined to an...
  • Sculpture of Women's Legs Spread in Front of Main Street in NC Town

    05/11/2005 1:50:17 PM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 88 replies · 3,209+ views Raleigh, NC ^ | 5/11/105 | conservativeinferno
    HENDERSON, N.C. -- People in Henderson are talking about the massive sculpture of a woman's legs, spread open on Welcome Avenue. (cont...)
  • Larry Buchanan [Obituary]

    12/29/2004 2:35:36 PM PST · by flitton · 13 replies · 787+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 28/12/04 | telegraph obituarist
    Larry Buchanan, the filmmaker who has died aged 81, specialised in the niche market for what he called "guerrilla filmmaking" - truly dreadful B-movies with such names as Zontar, the Thing from Venus; Curse of the Swamp Creature; Naughty Dallas and Mars Needs Women, a film which reputedly features in every list of the worst movies ever made. But even this last title found a market, and reached its widest audiences in a version dubbed into Yiddish. Buchanan combined the roles of producer, director, screenwriter, editor and, where appropriate, voice-over narrator. He was unashamed, even proud, of tacky production values,...

    11/22/2003 9:03:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies · 3,666+ views
    spiritDaily ^ | 11-20-03 | Michael H. Brown
    KENNEDY'S SECRET DEVOTION: IS IT TRUE HE WENT TO CONFESSION THAT DAY IN DALLAS?By Michael H. BrownWe all have the memories, the motorcade, the shots ringing out, the  riderless horse, the chill winds of November. It was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy forty years ago this week and even those who weren't alive have the memories by way of all the footage that has been endlessly replayed. Who was this man? Why did it occur? What were the spiritual connotations? This is what we are exploring for the next two days and we can start by saying that...
  • Marilyn was mine: Jerry Lewis

    07/25/2003 10:28:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 73 replies · 524+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 26 2003
    NEW YORK: According to Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Monroe could never have fooled around with the late President John F. Kennedy or Frank Sinatra – because she was too busy spending time with him. Lewis stunned Fox news interviewer Bill O'Reilly when he asked Lewis about Monroe's sexual history. "Half of it is bullshit!" Lewis cried. "Monroe was the nicest, sweetest, most wonderful girl in this world. Troubled, but a marvellous lady." He denied Monroe's documented dalliances with the Kennedys, exclaiming: "I know because she was involved with me! OK? And it was nice, by the way."
  • Calling all Freepers - Need Pictures of Marion 'Mimi' Beardsley Fahnestock

    05/16/2003 5:53:54 AM PDT · by SlickWillard · 22 replies · 2,120+ views
    Here's what I've found so far: "Schwartz" for the NY Daily News AP via the NY Post Louis Lanzano for the Associated Press Mohammed Awad for Reuters
  • JFK & Mimi: Why it matters

    05/17/2003 1:24:13 AM PDT · by kattracks · 68 replies · 502+ views
    It was the early 1960s, on the cusp of the sexual revolution, when a 19-year-old White House intern named Mimi Beardsley commenced a sexual relationship with President John F. Kennedy. She was not the only woman to have an affair with JFK, nor he the last President to dally with an intern. Yet the unearthing of the long-buried secret does matter. Like it or not, care or not, it's a piece of American history. Some people think it should have remained hidden. Not Mimi. Marion Fahnestock, now 60 and living on the upper East Side, confirmed her identity to the...
  • The church lady? You must be kidding! (JFK Intern)

    05/16/2003 3:37:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 592+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/16/03 | RALPH R. ORTEGA and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Mimi Fahnestock leaving Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church yesterday... ...and in 1963, during her alleged affair with then President John F. Kennedy (below) Not Mimi! That was the reaction yesterday from the shocked friends of Marion (Mimi) Fahnestock after she admitted to the Daily News that she was "the Mimi" who had a 17-month affair with former President John F. Kennedy. Their image of the poised and demure administrator who took the pictures at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan was jolted by the revelations. "She is the least likely person I would ever have suspected to have had...
  • Joe DiMaggio died convinced JFK had Monroe killed

    02/10/2003 6:02:21 PM PST · by MadIvan · 82 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | February 11, 2003 | ANNETTE WITHERIDGE
    HE WAS only married to Marilyn Monroe for nine turbulent months, but Joe DiMaggio, the reclusive US baseball legend, vowed he would never forgive the Kennedys for her death. Now, four years after his own demise, the man immortalised by Simon and Garfunkel in the song Mrs Robinson appears to have his revenge. A new book, written by his long-time lawyer and close companion Morris Engelberg, reveals he really did believe the Kennedy clan killed Monroe. "They murdered the one person I loved," DiMaggio confided to Mr Engelberg. Officially, Monroe, who allegedly enjoyed affairs with both John Kennedy, the US...