Streaming Marilyn: 60 Years Later

Publicity shot for Niagara (1953)

From the steamy noir of Niagara and high glam of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to the comic capers of Some Like It Hot and poetic angst of The Misfits, Marilyn’s filmography has something for everyone, as Guy Lodge reflects in an astute summary for The Observer.

“Sixty years on from her death at 36, Monroe still inspires a kind of protective instinct in the public, even among generations who missed her lifetime by several decades. Yet such discussions tend to frame Monroe only as tragic icon, rather than a blithe, sly and continually underestimated actor. There could hardly be a better time to catch up on her abbreviated but frequently joyous filmography, nearly all of it available to view in the streaming realm.”