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