Marilyn Monroe
Billy Wilder Honored by Hollywood’s Great Directors


Iconic Director Billy  Wilder is honored at a casual luncheon by some of his famous director friends at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club. In attendance are directors Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Ivan Reitman,  Rob Reiner and many others.  Wilder directed some of the most memorable and enduring … Continue reading

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Acting Coach Lee Strasberg on Marilyn Monroe

Famous Acting Coach Lee Strasberg on Marilyn Monroe

Lee Strasberg, former director of the prestigious acting school, the Actors Studio, discusses how Marilyn Monroe came to be one of his students: “She was one of the two or three most sensitive, most talented people that I’ve ever seen in my life. One of the others is Marlon Brando.” … Continue reading

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The Last Interview of Marilyn Monroe


Larry King talks to Richard Merryman, who conducted the last interview with Marilyn Monroe before she died in 1962. Merryman describes Monroe talking with much “gusto” and “vitality,” but at the same time he got a sense that she was struggling with her fame and her personal life. Monroe, whose … Continue reading

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Susan Strasberg on Marilyn Monroe’s Character

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In this MSNBC News interview from 1992, Susan Strasberg fondly describes her friendship with actress Marilyn Monroe. Strasberg describes how Monroe was nearly her adoptive sister when she was growing up due to Monroe’s many visits to her home–her father, Lee Strasberg, was Monroe’s acting coach–and how she was often … Continue reading

Cecil Beaton
‘She Was Just Beautiful, All the Time’

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Distinguished British photographer Cecil Beaton and his New York-based assistant Ed Pfizenmaier share memories on their famous 1956 shoot with Marilyn Monroe. Both men were impressed by how beautiful she was in-person and her “variety of moves” in front of the camera. Pfizenmaier explains how both he and Beaton knew … Continue reading

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Poignant Account of Marilyn’s Final Photo Shoot

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Renowned fashion photographer, Bert Stern, reminisces about his intimate 1962 Vogue photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe, which took place just six weeks before her death. During the three-day session, Stern took over 2,500 shots of Monroe, capturing both her Hollywood glamour and human vulnerability.

John F. Kennedy
JFK’s Very Happy Birthday


Hear Marilyn Monroe’s iconic very happy birthday to JFK>  Actress and singer Marilyn Monroe is filmed while singing “Happy Birthday” to John F. Kennedy in Madison Square Garden ten days before the president’s 45th birthday. After the performance, Kennedy comes on stage thanking Monroe and claims that he can “now … Continue reading