Archive for August 5th, 2009

Budd Schulberg Obituary

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009


‘What Makes Sammy Run?’ author Budd Schulberg dies at 95




The scathing look at the film industry drew the Hollywood establishment’s anger. The writer, who named names before the House Un-American Activities Committee, won an Oscar for ‘On the Waterfront.’


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
August 5, 2009


Budd Schulberg, who exposed the dark side of American ambition in his acclaimed Hollywood novel “What Makes Sammy Run?” and won an Academy Award for his screenplay depicting the mob-controlled longshoremen’s union in the film classic “On the Waterfront,” has died. He was 95.


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Marilyn Monroe Memorial

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009


The 47th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death


Marilyn Monroe


Today was the 47th anniversary of the death of actress Marilyn Monore. Each year a memorial is held at her grave at Westwood Memorial Park. Here are a few photos of todays memorial courtesy of Frank Keith.


Marilyn Monroe-memoral

 Marilyn’s crypt (Courtesy of Frank Keith)



 Memorial bench in front of Marilyn’s crypt (Courtesy of Frank Keith)



 Paramount’s A C Lyles with Marilyn fan (Courtesy of Frank Keith)



 Westwood chapel where Marilyn’s services were held (Courtesy of Frank Keith)



Memorial wreath (Courtesy of Frank Keith)


Footage of Marilyn Monroe’s funeral