Marilyn Monroe

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 10/9/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. The Pinocchio lizard, long thought to be extinct, has been rediscovered in the cloud forests of Ecuador. (Learn more at Christian Science Monitor)   2. “Poop pills” — capsules filled with a donor’s lab-processed fecal matter — can cure Clostridium difficile (C-diff) and other serious gut infections. (Learn more at AARP)   3. Erica Jong, whose groundbreaking novel Fear of Flying turns 40 this month, says protagonist Isadora Wing would be a “passionate grandmother” if she were alive …

HBO’s ‘Love, Marilyn’ Adds Little to the Legend

Posted on 06/16/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

Entertainment“The Ancient Greeks had Oedipus. We have Marilyn.” At first, that statement made by a Marilyn Monroe biographer at the start of the HBO documentary Love, Marilyn, sounds outlandish. But by the end of the mostly effective (if a tad too long) movie, which premieres Monday at 9 p.m., the comparison to Greek tragedy doesn’t seem so far-fetched. After all, the Marilyn Monroe story long ago achieved mythical status. In the more than half century since her death in a …

Kenneth Battelle: The Hairdresser Behind Jackie’s Bouffant

Posted on 05/15/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodayBack in 1961, the New York Times ran a lengthy article to mark the 34th birthday of a Manhattan hairdresser who had already reached such a level of renown that the paper dispensed with its traditional practice of referring to a news subject by his surname and the title “Mr.” Instead, it simply referred to him as “Kenneth,” and proclaimed, lyrically, that “being besieged by a bevy of beautiful women is all in the line of business for one young man.” …

A Forever Fan Wants Your Marilyn Memories

Posted on 08/5/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

EntertainmentFifty years ago, on August 5, in the early hours of a Sunday morning, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood home. Had she lived, she would have been 86-years-old. I have a longstanding Marilyn obsession, which makes this post tough to write. What could I reveal that hasn’t possibly already been said, written and speculated about her life?  What unique photo can I share? What evidence could I provide about the mystery surrounding her death? Perhaps you can relate to …

Does the Trailer for Whitney Houston’s New Movie Make You Happy or Sad?

Posted on 04/3/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWe’re a couple of months away from the release of Whitney Houston’s last movie, Sparkle and now that I’ve seen the trailer, I feel a kind of sadness, and maybe even anger, that I didn’t really experience even when she died. You remember the coverage back in February, don’t you? All about how Whitney had been in a physical and emotional tailspin in the days before she died. There were endless reports of how she’d been disoriented and frail, rambling …