The True Story of Marilyn Monroe is a new magazine special from A360 Media, for readers in the US. The cover image is a colourised version of a shot from Marilyn’s 1952 sitting with photographer Frank Powolny, which would inspire pop artist Andy Warhol a decade later.
The subtitle ‘true story’ may be a little optimistic, however, as the second page includes a fake photo (see here), and the back cover features a fake quote! Overall, though, the text is quite well-written, and there’s a good selection of photos (a few are colourised.)
Meanwhile in Australia, Marilyn graces the cover of another magazine special, Issue #18 in the ‘Icons’ series from Australian Women’s Weekly,. Featuring a glamorous 1953 portrait by Frank Powolny, it’s her third cover story since the series began in 2019 – and inside, there’s an 8-page article, ‘My Friend Marilyn,’ written for the magazine by Hollywood costumer Travilla in 1969. For readers outside Australia, copies can be found on eBay.
Thanks to Lorenzo at Marilyn Remembered