Marilyn Movie Tribute in Mexico City

A major retrospective of Marilyn’s glittering movie career is now in full swing at the Filmoteca UNAM in Mexico City. Today, August 4, Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Misfits will be screened; with The Prince and the Showgirl, Niagara, and River of No Return to follow tomorrow, August 5; Don’t Bother to Knock, How to Marry a Millionaire and The Seven Year Itch on Saturday, August 6; and another chance for Blondes, Misfits and Hot on Sunday, August 7.

And while you’re in Mexico’s capital, the Museo Del Estanquillo is hosting a series of lectures on Marilyn’s life and work, accompanying a retrospective for photographer Humberto Zendejas, as La Jornada reports. Diario Cambio looks back on Marilyn’s 1962 trip to Mexico, while in Tierra Adentro magazine, Katia Rivera analyses ‘Prayer for Marilyn Monroe,’ the famous poem by Nicaraguan priest Ernesto Cardenal.

Marilyn also appears in today’s edition of El Universal (with illustrations by Daniel Razo, based on photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt and Bert Stern.)

Marilyn is also featured in El Sol de Tlaxcala today. The article is dire, unfortunately – but at least the artwork (based on a photo by Nick de Morgoli) is lovely!

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