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Today is Monday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2019. There are 148 days left in the year.
In a Strange Twist of Irony: Marilyn Monroe’s Statue Stolen from the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Similarly to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Obstructing Installation of Lyricist Leo Robin’s Star Awarded 29 Years Ago
SHERMAN OAKS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 30, 2019 / The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has broken its own rules to obstruct installing Leo's long-lost star ("#LeosLostStar") that was awarded to the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay more than...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say the man suspected of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation is the same person who smashed President Trump's Walk of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goodbye, Norma Jean?
Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe.
Today in History
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Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2019. There are 213 days left in the year.
Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention.
The beloved singer and actress, who died Monday at 97 , was a contemporary of Marilyn...
Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur
NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City.
Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the...
In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Culver City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its...
Michael Jackson is back: Danish mall reverses removal
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson.
Jesper Andreasen, manager of the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, says on Facebook it was "an overreaction" to remove the statue, adding the late singer "has never been found guilty of any of the accusations against him."
Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the...
Dress Monroe wore to announce DiMaggio split to be auctioned
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a year after she married him is going up for auction.
The simple wool dress with a zippered turtleneck front will be up for bidding starting on March 30, KruseGWS Auctions announced Wednesday.
The auction house expects the dress will fetch between $100,000 and $150,000. The seller's name is not being made public.
Sarasota artist paints with lipstick and kisses
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Fraser, known as Lipstick Lex, has been inspiring positivity through her unique medium.
Armed with tubes of lipstick and an assortment of makeup brushes, Sarasota resident Alexis Fraser, more popularly known as Lipstick Lex on social media, has been spreading positivity with her unconventional art since 2012.
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Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction fetches more than $1.6M
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia has earned more than $1.6 million, including $120,000 paid for a touring version of the actress' iconic white dress from "The Seven Year Itch."
Profiles in History on Wednesday morning announced the results of the "Essentially Marilyn" auction held Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Denver Art Museum hosts 1st major Dior retrospective in US
DENVER (AP) — Haute couture gowns worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna are now on view at the Denver Art Museum.
The museum's new exhibition, "Dior: From Paris to the World," opened Monday and runs through early March. It is the first major Dior retrospective in the United States, and it features seven decades of decadent looks.
Christian Dior exploded onto the fashion scene in the late '40s.
James Karen, ‘Mr. Teague’ of ‘Poltergeist,’ is dead at 94
NEW YORK (AP) — James Karen, a prolific and beloved character actor whose hundreds of credits included memorable appearances in "Poltergeist" and "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 94.
Karen's friend Bruce Goldstein told The Associated Press that he died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He had been battling respiratory ailments.
- The Spokesman-Review‘David Brighton’s Space Oddity’ celebrates music of David BowieOctober 10, 2019
- The AdvocateLetter: Marilyn ‘spectacular’June 27, 2018
- The AdvocateMarilyn Monroe statue coming to cityMay 17, 2018
- Tribune-ReviewBroadway star Megan Hilty to perform at August Wilson CenterMay 8, 2018
- The Spokesman-ReviewComedian, Gonzaga grad Dan Cummins to record episode of Timesuck podcast in SpokaneMay 3, 2018
Florence could rival North Carolina’s 1954 ‘benchmark storm’
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds.
Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch North Carolina has seen in more than 60 years, with rain and wind of more than 130 mph (209 kph).
Old cabins demolished at Lake Tahoe’s Cal Neva Lodge
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Work crews are demolishing some of the old cabins at the historic Cal Neva (NEE'-vuh) Lodge at Lake Tahoe due to fire and safety concerns.
Andy Chapman, CEO and president of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, says the new owners who bought the property on the California-Nevada line in January eventually intend to re-open it as a hotel-casino.
How Marilyn Monroe became Marilyn Monroe
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dresses that belonged to Marilyn Monroe along with an autographed photo thanking the executive who launched her Hollywood career will go on display before heading to auction.
Auction house Profiles in History announced Wednesday that the items will be exhibited in Beverly Hills starting Aug. 18. An auction will follow in late October.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's unusual ownership of a black dress once belonging to movie star Marilyn Monroe is ending as it sold over the weekend for $50,000.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction.
Julien's Auctions says Ripley's Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday.
The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas couple has pleaded not guilty to trying to arrange to have a circuit judge killed.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 36-year-old Dorris Jenkins and her fiance, 21-year-old Adan Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday in Benton County Circuit Court to solicitation to commit murder.
Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church venting
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marilyn Monroe's rear is getting some leers in Connecticut.
A 26-foot statue of the actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous scene from 1955's "The Seven Year Itch" where Monroe holds down her white dress as air blows up from a subway grate.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, is selling a black dress once owned by movie star Marilyn Monroe to raise funds to repay a loan used to buy artifacts relating to the 16th president and keep the presidential relics available for public viewing.
Husband pleads not guilty in death of exhibitionist wife
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — A former police officer charged with murder in the death of his exhibitionist wife pleaded not guilty Monday, and the victim's mother tearfully said she believes him.
William Jeffrey West, 44, entered the plea during a hearing in Shelby County, Alabama, where he is charged in the death of 42-year-old Kathleen Dawn West.
A house that's been a celebrity magnet for decades is on the market in the New York City suburbs.
According to the Journal News , actress Helen Hayes and her husband, playwright Charles MacArthur, bought "Pretty Penny" in Nyack in 1932.
Their guests included Ronald Reagan, Marilyn Monroe, Rosalind Russell, Ed Sullivan, Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh.
NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A house that's been a celebrity magnet for decades is on the market in the New York City suburbs.
According to the Journal News , actress Helen Hayes and her husband, playwright Charles MacArthur, bought "Pretty Penny" in Nyack (NY'-ak) in 1932.
Eddie Murphy, Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, Tiffany Haddish and Simone Biles: What do these celebrities have in common? They spent time in foster care. As the foster care celebrity roster grows and more people pay attention, maybe we can figure out how to improve the system instead of simply celebrating the few who beat it.
As a foster care alumna and advocate, I believe we can.
Broadway musical star Megan Hilty returns to Pittsburgh for ‘The Art of Aging’ Gala
She has played Glinda in Broadway's "Wicked" and Ivy Lynn in NBC's "Smash."
Now, Megan Hilty returns to Pittsburgh for "The Art of Aging" fundraising gala from 6 to 9 p.m. May 14 at the August Wilson Center.
A champagne toast and pre-concert reception kick off Hilty's solo stage performance of Broadway favorites and fresh interpretations of contemporary songwriters.
Arthur Miller’s daughter’s doc about the ‘Death of a Salesman’ playwright on HBO
Early in her documentary portrait “Arthur Miller: Writer” (on HBO Monday, March 19), filmmaker Rebecca Miller (“Maggie’s Plan”) says that when she first started filming conversations with her legendary playwright father more than 25 years ago, she realized that “his public persona was so different from the man I knew. I felt I was the only filmmaker he would let get close enough” to reveal the endearing, philosophical man behind the icon.
Dean’s iconic ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ jacket up for auction
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — James Dean's cherry-red jacket from "Rebel Without a Cause" is expected to bring up to $600,000 when it goes up for auction this week in Florida, offering fans a rare chance to own something linked to the actor who died at 24.
The bomber-style jacket still looks cool at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, where it was displayed recently on a mannequin dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans, similar to Dean's signature style in the movie.
An extraordinary life: Idaho man has photographed it all
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Vic Graybeal has outlived most of the folks he photographed over the years — celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Louis Armstrong, and Twin Falls locals Clarence Smith and grocer Joe Shelby, to name a few.
Gary W. Moore: The Day the Music Should Have Lived
Human beings are attracted to tragedy. It's coded somewhere within our DNA. We say we would rather avoid the exposure, but as terrible events unfold, we lock our eyes and hearts on them and never let them go.
‘Archetypes of the Feminine’ on Display at UnchARTed Gallery
LOWELL -- A new exhibition in the city features work from New England artists who have interpreted the "various archetypes of the feminine."
The exhibit, titled "Saints, Sluts, and Sirens," explores the various images of women that come to mind, from figures like Mother Teresa to Marilyn Monroe to the Virgin Mary.
The exhibit be featured at the UnchARTed art gallery at 103 Market St. through Saturday, Dec. 2. The event was coordinated by Cindy Hughes, Glenn Szegedy and Gay Tracy.
ORONOCO — In Saturday's gloomy dusk, Laurel Schacht was the first to arrive at the funky, homey, loaded-with-history building near the Lake Zumbro Dam.
Yurgine-Johnston: Conduct of Hollywood’s powerful brought into the light
Ken: Lying in bed this morning half awake, I was listening to my stream of consciousness gurgle down its meandering creek bed and I thought, "Harvey Weinstein is the miserable porc du jour. He should go to jail for his reprehensive behavior and abuse of his power." Then, "Did he ever accost Marilyn Monroe?" I have had a thing about Monroe ever since I was 8 years old, when my 12-year-old cousin, Ann, asked me, "Who is your favorite movie star?" After a few seconds of silence, stumped, I blurted,...
Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Years before Elvis Presley became the King of Rock and Roll, the story goes, he lived in a small house up a hill from his elementary school in northeastern Mississippi and played with other kids in a nearby field. Fans now have a chance to buy that old home and land.
Norma Jean’s jeans are up for grabs
Hugh Hefner was laid to rest on Saturday (30.09.17).
The family and close friends of the Playboy magazine founder remembered him fondly in an intimate ceremony held at Los Angeles' Westwood Village Memorial Park at noon.
Hefner's four children, his wife Crystal Harris and some of the closest staff were there to pay tribute to the late media personality, TMZ reports.
Hugh will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe, a space which he is reported to have purchased for $75,000 in 1992.
Some of the famous women who stripped down for Playboy
Over the decades, some of the biggest female stars on the planet have undressed for Playboy pictorials. Here are some of them and the dates they appeared:
— Lindsay Lohan (January/February 2012): The "Freaky Friday" star paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
— Drew Barrymore (January 1995): The one-time wild child was just 19 when she posed.
— Farrah Fawcett (December 1995): The 1970s pinup posed semi-nude for the magazine for the first time, at age 48.
Hugh Hefner to be buried next to Marilyn Monroe
Hugh Hefner will be buried alongside Marilyn Monroe.
The Playboy founder - who sadly passed away at the age of 91 of natural causes on Wednesday (27.09.17) - owns the crypt next to the Hollywood icon's at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, which he is reported to have purchased for $75,000 in 1992.
The Hollywood icon - who died in 1962 at the age of 36 - was the first-ever cover star in Playboy magazine, which was first published in 1953 and the issue sold over 50,000 copies.
Hugh Hefner, leader of the sexual revolution, dies at 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh Hefner turned silk pajamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life.
With Playboy, he helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream conversation.
Playboy’s Hefner, who revved up sexual revolution, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.
Hefner died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday night, Playboy said in a statement.
As much as anyone, Hefner helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream conversation.
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s, has died at 91.
Hefner died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday night, Playboy said in a statement.