Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Showpeople: favourite fotos

Part of our Showpeople strand here - see label for previous - focusing on some fascinating snaps of Marilyn, Marlon and Sir Larry .....
I like this shot of MM with Olivier and Susan Strasberg, taken in 1956 when Strasberg was playing in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK on Broadway, and before Monroe and Olivier had started THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL in London. Marilyn looks marvellous here but Olivier and Strasberg seem to have eyes only for each other - the young Miss Strasberg (a friend of MM's due to Marilyn being at her father Lee's Actors' Studio) was it seems already romancing Richard Burton, so maybe had a thing for British actors ....
Marlon and Marilyn have been snapped together several times too, here at the premiere of EAST OF EDEN in 1955, and photographed by Milton Greene (who did those great mid-50s shots of Monroe) and also on the set of DESIREE in 1954, where MM is wearing a dress from THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, being filmed by Fox at the same time.

Coming Up: several more on Monroe, after reading Lawrence Schiller's memoir on shooting those pool pictures from the uncompleted SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, and some new Monroe magazines, like the VANITY FAIR ICONS issue on her, 

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