Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe’s costume test for her unseen last movie (video)

Marilyn Monroe’s costume test for her unseen last movie (video)

Marilyn Monroe‘s costume test for the unfinished 1962 movie Something’s Got to Give. She’s absolutely hypnotic, even just trying out different costumes and hairstyles. It’s such a shame she died before this movie could be made… Edited with BlogPad Pro

Marilyn Monroe’s Coca Cola commercial

Marilyn Monroe’s Coca Cola commercial

Marilyn Monroe‘s Coca Cola commercial from 1953. Apparently this was a scene from the movie Love Nest which was later re-edited and used to advertise Coke. Who better to have to advertise your product that Marilyn? Chanel obviously agree! You can watch the Coke advert below:

10 things you didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe

10 things you didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe

I say ‘10 things you didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe‘ but obviously I have no idea how much of a Marilyn expert you are, so I guess these are really 10 things I didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe! Let me know if they’re all news to you too – I was amazed by some of(…)

Who knew she’d soon be the most beautiful woman in the world?

Who knew she’d soon be the most beautiful woman in the world?

Norma Jean Dougherty (who later became Marilyn Monroe) photographed for US Army magazine YANK on June 26 1945. There’s no doubting that Norma Jean is very pretty but it’s hard to see how she transformed to the iconic star and pin up queen she became later… See other YANK pinup girls here

Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell both in white halterneck dresses

Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell both in white halterneck dresses

Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell both in white halterneck dresses. I think this photo was from 1953 when they put their signatures, hand and footprints in cement outside Graumans Chinese Theatre (below)   Source, source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and(…)

The 10 most iconic dresses

The 10 most iconic dresses

It’s hard to define an iconic dress – it has to be instantly recognizable:  Where was it worn and by whom?  For example: ‘Remember that Swan dress that Bjork wore to the Oscars?’ A lot of the most famous dresses are widely available as fancy dress outfits too – and for good reason. Doesn’t everyone(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Dressing Marilyn

Vintage Lookbook: Dressing Marilyn

It struck me as strange that in all the vintage lookbooks I’ve done – I’ve never done one for Marilyn Monroe. I have no ideas why! So here you go! What do you think, did I get it right? Clockwise from top left: Alpo brown satin gloves, Kaufman Franco Sequin wrap dress, Lipstick Queen Fired(…)

Chanel’s new No.5 advert with Marilyn Monroe

Chanel have recently managed to buy a rare recording of Marilyn talking about her famous Chanel No.5 quote. You know the one: What do you wear to bed? Just a few drops of Chanel No.5… I’ve always worn Chanel No.5, partly because I love it, partly because I knew Marilyn adored it, but mostly because(…)

Photos of Marilyn Monroe on her USO tour in Korea, 1954

Photos of Marilyn Monroe on her USO tour in Korea, 1954

Above: Marilyn Monroe receives an escort while in Korea for her USO tour. In February 1954 shortly after marrying Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe took a detour from a trip in Japan to entertain the troops in Korea. She performed ten shows in four days, in front of audiences that totaled more than 100,000 soldiers and(…)

My fantasy interview: all about Marilyn Monroe in her own words

There’s been a bit of a Marilyn Monroe theme to my blog this week – which wasn’t planned, it just sort of snowballed. Anyway, it’s turned into an unplanned celebration of Marilyn which is appropriate as today is the 50th anniversary of her death on August 5th 1962. I’m not sure that’s really something to(…)

Marilyn Monroe’s scar, photo by Bert Stern

I’ve moved this photo into a Pinterest gallery showing Marilyn Monroe’s impressive scar here. As you can see it’s quite an impressive (not to mention crude) scar on her stomach.  It was from when she had her gallbladder removed. See the gallery here.