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Marilyn Monroe

Miller marriage to Monroe was 'cover for communist activity'

IN THE summer of 1956, the playwright Arthur Miller married screen idol Marilyn Monroe in a Jewish ceremony, an event that fascinated much of the world - including the FBI.

James Dougherty

JAMES Dougherty, the retired Los Angeles detective who married the future Marilyn Monroe for four years in the 1940s, has died in San Rafael, California. He was 84.

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Secret Monroe notes 'say she wasn't suicidal'

USA: On the anniversary of film legend Marilyn Monroe's death, a former prosecutor has unveiled what he says are notes of her secret confessions to a psychiatrist that show her as anything but suicidal.

Sex goddess goes on show

AN exhibition of images of screen icon Marilyn Monroe taken by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers has opened.

Exhibition reveals the happy side of Marilyn Monroe

A NEW exhibition of Marilyn Monroe photos, many of them previously unpublished, has opened in Berlin, showing the screen icon in some of her happiest, most off-guard moments.

Monroe goes under the hammer for Playboy birthday

A TOPLESS photograph of Marilyn Monroe and a limousine once used by Playboy boss Hugh Hefner will go on sale this week at an auction to coincide with the 50th birthday of the men’s magazine.

Gentlemen still prefer blondes as Monroe tops poll of film beauties

MARILYN Monroe’s iconic screen status remains unassailable. A new survey to find the top 50 film goddesses of the last half century has placed Hollywood’s greatest blonde bombshell at No 1.

Monroe spotlighted in former husband's new play

MARILYN Monroe’s battles with drink, drugs and depression are depicted in a new play written by her former husband, Arthur Miller.

Chanel hopping with girl from my bedroom wall

PERMIT me to mull over Marilyn Monroe. Sixty photographs of her, ten of which have never been seen in public till now, will be exhibited at the Dome, George Street, from Wednesday to Saturday.

I just wanna be loved by you

HOW do you deal with Marilyn? What do you even call her? There is a certain type of cineaste, all Sight And Sound subscription and nouvelle vague retrospectives, who might try to say ‘Monroe’, in an affected kind of way, but for most of us, Marilyn will do.

Rare photos of film icon head to city

RARE photographs of Marilyn Monroe are to go on display in the city next month in the only Scottish showing of a world tour.

Star's stolen ring 'on sale'

A £200,000 diamond ring once owned by Marilyn Monroe which was stolen from an exhibition has been offered for sale, according to a caller to BBC1’s Crimewatch.

Two thieves snatch £40,000 of Monroe jewellery from exhibition

POLICE were last night searching for jewellery once belonging to Marilyn Monroe which was snatched from an exhibition showcasing the star’s life.

Some Like It Hot is film favourite

MARILYN Monroe’s comic caper Some Like It Hot has been named the favourite film of all time. The lightweight classic - featuring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as cross-dressing musicians on the run from gangsters - came just ahead of the musical Grease.

Joe DiMaggio died convinced JFK had Monroe killed

HE WAS only married to Marilyn Monroe for nine turbulent months, but Joe DiMaggio, the reclusive US baseball legend, vowed he would never forgive the Kennedys for her death.

Monroe photograph sold

A PORTRAIT of Marilyn Monroe fetched twice as much as expected at auction last night.

Marilyn ex 'obsessed'

AMERICAN baseball legend Joe DiMaggio planned to remarry ex-wife Marilyn Monroe before her death in 1962 and was obsessed with her for the rest of his life, a friend has claimed.

Why the mafia had to murder Marilyn Monroe

MARILYN Monroe was murdered by the mafia in a revenge slaying designed to discredit her lover Bobby Kennedy, it has been claimed.

Last images of Marilyn to snap up thousands

NEWLY-uncovered pictures of Marilyn Monroe are to be sold at auction.

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