Monday, July 30, 2012

Marilyn Monroe: June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962




Eric Skipsey - Marilyn Monroe with pet 'Maf Honey' (a gift from Frank Sinatra)
at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1961


Sunday, August 5 is the milestone 50th anniversary of her death -- yet Marilyn is probably as big a superstar today as ever. Like Elvis Presley and James Dean, she died before her fans were ready to let go of her.


Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty : "Marilyn Monroe may very well remain pop culture's reigning beauty queen into the next half-century."


Marilyn Monroe still an icon 50 years later


Marilyn Monroe's fame endures through pop culture, nearly 50 years after her death

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/27/4131976/marilyn-monroes-fame-endures-through.html#storylink=cpy


Events around Southern California marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe


To mark Marilyn Monroe's 50th death anniversary, PS Resorts announced a tribute concert set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the site of the 26-foot-tall “Forever Marilyn.”


Collector marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death with a straightforward compilation of her songs, from the sultry big band jazz of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” to her sweetly wistful torch-gospel routine on 1954’s “River of No Return”.





Alfred Eisenstaedt ©Time Inc.
Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953

More: photos of Monroe at home by LIFE's Alfred Eisenstaedt






Marilyn Monroe Singing "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy,
Madison Square Garden, NY, 1962
©Bill Ray