A movie retrospective for Marilyn begins at Amsterdam’s Lab111 today, with a screening of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Over the next fortnight, How to Marry a Millionaire, Niagara, River Of No Return, Some Like It Hot, The Asphalt Jungle, The Misfits, and The Seven Year Itch will also be shown.
“The most endlessly talked-about and mythologized figure in Hollywood history, Marilyn Monroe remains the ultimate superstar, her rise and fall the stuff that both dreams and nightmares are made of. Innocent, vulnerable, and impossibly alluring, she defined the very essence of screen sexuality. Rising from pin-up girl to international superstar, she was a gifted comedienne whom the camera adored, a luminous and incomparably magnetic screen presence. In short, she had it all, yet her career and life came crashing to a tragic halt, a Cinderella story gone horribly wrong; dead before her time – her fragile beauty trapped in amber, impervious to the ravages of age – Monroe endures as the movies’ greatest and most beloved icon, a legend eclipsing all others.”
Thanks to Ralph at Marilyn Remembered