Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – A Review

Hedy Lamarr has always been a bit of an enigma. Beautiful, glamorous, and mysterious, Lamarr seemingly took cues from 30s sensation Greta Garbo, eventually embracing a reclusive lifestyle. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, a 2017 documentary produced by Susan Sarandon, attempts to introduce the world to the “real” Lamarr through interviews, film clips, newspapers and rare, candid photographs. Bombshell tries to paint Lamarr as a … Continue reading Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – A Review

Slatzer/Capell/Fowler Part 2

On September 11, 1972, Robert Slatzer’s attorney’s sent a letter to Venice Publishing demanding his manuscript be returned for a book called Sincerely, Marilyn Monroe. This book was to be the framework for the book he would write with Fowler and Capell. The whereabouts of this manuscript are unknown to me but if anyone knows the location, please, let me know. The legal woes between … Continue reading Slatzer/Capell/Fowler Part 2

Who Wrote “The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe”? Part 1

First off, I have to thank Jackie Craig for making me look in my files. I haven’t done anything “heavy” on Marilyn for roughly two years so this was a fun look back on where I was. I discussed this briefly on Goodnight Marilyn but due to time constraints, wasn’t able to fully explore the topic like I would have wanted to. Know that the … Continue reading Who Wrote “The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe”? Part 1

Rockabilly/Psychobilly by Jamie Kendall

One of the most impressive aspects of both rockabilly and psychobilly has been their spread throughout the world. Though the cultural themes are absolutely steeped in mid-century Americana, enthusiasm for the culture is borderless and the actual core visual, audio, and lifestyle remains surprisingly consistent. This book itself is a fine example, with less than one-third of the artists actually being from the US. – … Continue reading Rockabilly/Psychobilly by Jamie Kendall

Book Review: The Girl

Actress, Sex Symbol, Feminist? What is the first thing one thinks of when they hear of Marilyn Monroe? “Happy Birthday Mr. President?” A sex symbol? An actress of the 1950’s? A woman who died mysteriously? What about a strong business woman? Or even a feminist? Biographer Michelle Morgan, author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed, Before Marilyn, The Ice Cream Blonde, and Carole Lombard: Twentieth … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl