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2010 Marilyn Memorial at Westwood

I wanted to pass along this information about this year’s memorial service:

The 2010 Marilyn Monroe Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 on Thursday, August 5 at Westwood Memorial Park. A reception following the memorial service is currently being arranged. Information on the reception will be announced soon.  Visit http://marilynrememberedclub.blogspot.com for updates.

Marilyn Monroe Memorial Fund

Please help keep the legend of Marilyn Monroe alive by contributing to the Marilyn Monroe Memorial Fund. The Marilyn Remembered Fan Club, the entity arranging the memorial service since 1982, is offering fans around the world the opportunity to become personally involved in the memorial service by becoming a sponsor of the 2010 event. Please note that 100% of donations will be used to fund memorial service and reception expenses. The Marilyn Remembered fan club is charged a facility usage fee of $500 to hold the service in the chapel at Westwood Memorial Park, the same chapel where Marilyn’s actual funeral services were held. Other expenses include memorial service program printing costs, flowers for the service and Marilyn’s crypt, chairs for additional seating if needed, refreshments for the reception following the memorial service, etc.

Everyone donating to the Marilyn Monroe Memorial Fund will be acknowledged in the memorial service program. 

How to Donate:

Donations can be sent via PayPal (www.paypal.com) to Greg Schreiner, Marilyn Remembered Fan Club President, at cgriffis55@ca.rr.com. A donation in the form of a check, money order or cash can be sent to Greg directly:

Greg Schreiner
1237 Carmona Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Fans attending the service have never been charged an entrance fee in the 25 year history of the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club. Please consider helping the club offset the costs of holding the service, renting the facility, and providing programs, etc. Your personal sponsorship will help keep the legend of Marilyn Monroe Alive.

Thank you!

Greg Schreiner & Staff

Marilyn Remembered Fan Club

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Julien’s Auctions – Anna Nicole Smith & Marilyn Monroe

Each year in June, an auction is held that contains amazing Marilyn Monroe items.  I purchased my Marilyn Monroe hat from Julien’s.  The current auction is taking place in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood on June 26 and 27.  I’m disappointed that I’ll be missing the public exhibit of the items by just a few days, as I’ll be in Vegas for my wedding.

You can browse the entire catalogue online at http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2010/hollywood-legends/icatalog.html

Lots of Marilyn items including those from the estate of Dr. Ralph Greenson.  Items include;  Funeral program and chest ex-ray (which I already posted about HERE).

There is a whole section on Anna Nicole Smith’s items.  I was amazed to see all of the Marilyn items she had.  There are even pieces of furniture she had custom made with portraits of Marilyn.  It is apparent that she was a true fan.

  

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Marilyn Party in NYC

I received this email and thought I’d pass it on.  

“As we are sure you know, Marilyn’s birthday is coming up on June 1st, but what you may not know, is that there is a huge group birthday bash being planned in New York City for Friday June 4th, 2010.
 
We are inviting all her fans to come dressed as Marilyn and meet at Madison Square Park for music, entertainment and other Marilyn related activites.  We are trying to get New York to stop and stare at the sight of this many Marilyns in one place honoring the legend as she deserves to be honored.
 
Here’s to Marilyn turning 84 and being just as fabulous as ever! ”

UPDATE : I have added some photos that maryellen sent along (Thanks!)


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Marilyn Forever Blonde in Jacksonville

Sunny Thompson’s amazing one-woman show is coming to Jacksonville Florida on Feb 11 – March 7, 2010.  It is playing at the Museum of Comptemporary Art.  If you live in this area do NOT miss out!  For show times and tickets please visit

 http://www.mocajacksonville.org/event/forever-blonde-marilyn-monroe

For my review of Sunny’s show and the accompanying art exhibit life as a legend visit http://www.marilynmonroe.ca/camera/travel/michigan.htm

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Forever Blonde – Berlin and Glasgow dates cancelled

I’m sorry to announce that Sunny Thompson’s shows in Berlin and Glasgow have been cancelled at this time.  They will be rescheduled at a later date.

So these are the dates for the currently scheduled shows in the UK.

BRIGHTON  9/25-9/27 = 3 shows

MANCHESTER 10/1-10/2 = 2 shows

WINDSOR  10/8-10/10 = 5 shows

WHITLEY BAY 10/12-10/15 = 4 shows

LONDON 10/20-11/18 =  26 shows (2 of which are previews)

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Forever Marilyn European Tour

Sunny has informed me that her wonderful Marilyn play will be touring Europe this fall!  If you are lucky enough to be near one of these locations – DO NOT MISS IT!  The dates are:

ADMIRAL PALAST (Studio)
 www.admiralspalest.de
Berlin, Germany
4 shows
9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12
 
THE CORN EXCHANGE at the Brighton Dome
www.brightondome.org
Brighton, England
3 shows
9/25, 9/26, 9/27
www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
BRUNTWOOD THEATRE at the RCCM
www.rncm.ac.uk
Manchester, England
4 shows
10/1 – 10/4
 www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
MITCHELL THEATRE
Glasgow, Scotland
3 shows
10/8, 10/9, 10/10
 www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
WHITLEY BAY PLAYHOUSE
www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk
Whitley Bay, England
4 shows
10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15 
 www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
London, England
29 shows
10/29 – 11/21
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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Some Like it Hot Celebration Weekend

image001LEGENDARY RESORT HONORS LEGENDARY FILM – HOTEL DEL CORONADO HOSTS SOME LIKE IT HOT WEEKEND CELEBRATION

Featuring Special Guest Tony Curtis

Coronado, CA — Movie buffs and Marilyn Monroe fans won’t want to miss the chance to experience a great moment in Hollywood history – the Hotel del Coronado reels back 50 years to celebrate the debut of the 1959 comedy classic, Some Like It Hot. Directed by Billy Wilder and shot on location at The Del in 1958 and released the following year, the movie has since become a legend – voted the No. 1 comedy of all time by the American Film Institute. The Del will celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary with a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime weekend starring special guests Tony Curtis, author Laurence Maslon, and the film’s Academy Award-winning producer, Walter Mirisch.

 

Mingle with the Stars!

Some Like It Hot Weekend Celebration Package

September 18-20, 2009

Package includes: two-nights accommodations; Some Like It Hot DVD; a copy of Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion; and tickets for two people to the following exclusive events:

Friday, September 18

6pm – 9pm: CALLING ALL BAND FANS! Start the weekend celebration with a fun-filled reception and chef’s tasting menu reminiscent of the ‘50s. Meet Sweet Sue and Her Society Syncopators – the original girls in the band from Some Like It Hot. The evening will include a special cabaret performance with Broadway singer and performer Nancy Anderson, accompanied by Tom Lindblade. A Marilyn Monroe look-alike will also be on hand for photo opportunities.

 Saturday, September 19

5pm – 6:45pm: BEHIND-THE-SCENES CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and meet Some Like It Hotproducer Walter Mirisch and Laurence Maslon, author of the new book Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion. Mirisch will describe the making of this ground-breaking film, and Maslon will debunk myths and share hilarious tales. A book signing will follow.

  7pm – 9pm: A NIGHT WITH TONY CURTIS. Reception and buffet dinner featuring classic menu items including some of Marilyn’s favorite dishes. Award-winning actor, author and artist Tony Curtis will recount the behind-the-scenes stories from the filming of Some Like It Hot and present a retrospective video of his career. He will also have his book Tony Curtis: An American Prince and artwork for sale.

Rates start at $340* per night at the Hotel del Coronado

Rates start at $595* per night at Beach Village at The Del

Friday and Saturday night stay required. Taxes and $25 daily resort charge not included.

*Starting rate shown is per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Offer subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Not valid for groups.

Call 800-HOTEL-DEL or visit www.hoteldel.com/slih for reservations.

Billy Wilder’s hilarious film skillfully blends several American preoccupations – Marilyn Monroe, jazz, gangsters and drag – into one scintillating bootleg cocktail. The Prohibition-era story follows the exploits of Lemmon and Curtis, out-of-work musicians who accidentally witness Chicago’s “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.” In a run for their lives, the men disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band traveling by train to “Florida.” Here, the ukulele-strumming singer, played by Monroe, catches the eyes of both men, but it is Curtis’ character who assumes still another identity to successfully woo and win Monroe (he reinvents himself as an unlucky-in-love millionaire). Lemmon’s female character, meanwhile, is vigorously pursued by a bona fide millionaire, played by Joe E. Brown. The hilarious romantic romp is played out at California’s famed Hotel del Coronado – the resort’s spectacular Victorian architecture creating a perfect backdrop for the film’s 1929 setting. “The Del is so prominently featured in the movie, it almost becomes a fifth character,” says Christine Donovan, The Del’s historian.

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