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Some Like It Hot (1959): Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder

     In 2000, the American Film Institute (AFI) named Some Like It Hot (1959) as the greatest American comedy of all time. The honor gave further deserved recognition to the classic film, which Roger Ebert called “one of the enduring treasures of the movies…” Masterfully directed by Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot is pitch-perfect, full of timeless scenes from beginning to end. The cast is amazing, including Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and George Raft. Naughty and suggestive at times, the film also stirred a censorship debate and was part of the catalyst to the studios ditching the prudish Production Code in the mid-1960′s. On a side note, Some Like It Hot was originally planned to be filmed in color, but the garishness of Tony Curtis’ and Jack Lemmon’s heavy make-up led to the decision to shoot in black and white.
     1929: When struggling musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) accidentally witness a gangland shooting in Chicago, the Mob is out to get them… 
     Forced to go on the lam, the two dress in drag and join an all-girl- band heading to Florida… 
     the girls are lots of fun… 
     but one particularly sexy girl, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), really shines… 

     and catches the eye of Joe… 
     meanwhile Jerry has hilariously caught the fancy of a prospective suitor as well… 
     Joe and Sugar’s romance spikes… 

     but he cannot reveal his true identity… 
     countless classic moments ensue… 
     and the cleverly acted events unfold…
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Updated Marilyn Monroe Hallway Dress- Seven Year Itch

 I found a few better pictures of the Hallway Dress from ‘The Seven Year Itch’ below So I updated my pattern, re-drafting the front drape detail so that it curves from the high hip down the front with a center godet and the waist now points in the front. The client for the dress above is quite tall so its a bit long on the dress form. I will be offering this version in my Etsy shop Morningstar84  as soon as i’m back from my break in January :-)

J. Edgar Hoover: “Marilyn Monroe Is a Communist!”

We have long sus­pected that Marilyn’s death may well have been mur­der, intended to pro­vide poten­tial ammu­ni­tion to silence the Kennedy fam­ily if they broke silence about the President’s assassination.)



Recent par­tial dis­clo­sure of Mar­i­lyn Monroe’s FBI file reveals that J. Edgar Hoover directed the FBI to mon­i­tor the late, unfor­tu­nate Ms. Mon­roe because of her sus­pected com­mu­nist affiliations.

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FBI File Source: Marilyn Monroe’s Jewish Wedding Ceremony to Arthur Miller a “Cover-up”

A classified file released by the FBI shows how the agency tracked Marilyn Monroe’s suspected ties to communism in 1956.

The agency documented an anonymous phone call to the New York Daily News that year warning that playwright Arthur Miller was a communist and Monroe had ‘drifted into the communist orbit’ after her marriage to him earlier that year.
The file is just one piece of the puzzle about what the FBI knew about the actress when she died in August 1962.

The Associated Press waging an ongoing campaign to have more of the FBI documents released by the agency, coinciding with the 50th anniversary Monroe’s death.

The redacted document reveals that on July 11, 1956, the agency got a tip that an anonymous male caller phoned the Daily News to report that the actress’s company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, was ‘filled with communists’ and that money from the company was being used to finance communist activities.

The caller said Miller’s marriage to Monroe during a Jewish ceremony less than a months earlier was a ‘coverup.’
Miller, the man said, ‘was still a member of the CP (communist party) and was their cultural front man.’

The FBI has long made portions of its documents about Monroe public, but most of them are heavily redacted.

However, the FBI claims it has lost its files on the actress and cannot release them.

Finding out precisely when the records were moved – as the FBI says has happened – required the filing of yet another, still-pending Freedom of Information Act request.

The most recent version of the files is publicly available on the bureau’s website, The Vault, which periodically posts FBI records on celebrities, government officials, spies and criminals.
The AP appealed the FBI’s continued censorship of its Monroe files, noting the agency has not given ‘any legal or factual analysis of the foreseeable harm that might result from the release of the full records.’
Monroe’s star power and fears she might be recruited by the Communist Party during the tenure of longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover led to reports being taken on her activities and relationships, including her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller.

Monroe’s file begins in 1955 and mostly focuses on her travels and associations, searching for signs of leftist views and possible ties to communism.

The file continues up until the months before her death, and also includes several news stories and references to Norman Mailer’s biography of the actress, which focused on questions about whether Monroe was killed by the government.

There have been two major government investigations into Monroe’s demise – the original inquiry immediately after her death and another effort by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in 1982.

The second inquiry, released in December 1982, reviewed all files available investigative reports, including files compiled by the FBI on her death. The records, the DA’s office noted, were ‘heavily censored.’

That mention intrigued the man who performed Monroe’s autopsy, Dr. Thomas Noguchi. While the DA investigation concluded he conducted a thorough autopsy, Noguchi has conceded that no one will likely ever know all the details of Monroe’s death.
The FBI files and confidential interviews conducted with the actress’ friends that have never been made public might help, he wrote in his 1983 memoir ‘Coroner.’

‘On the basis of my own involvement in the case, beginning with the autopsy, I would call Monroe’s suicide “very probable,”‘ Noguchi wrote. ‘But I also believe that until the complete FBI files are made public and the notes and interviews of the suicide panel released, controversy will continue to swirl around her death.’

Marilyn Monroe Photo Gallery (part-2)

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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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