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Marilyn Monroe death house for sale

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010


Brentwood house where Marilyn Monroe died on the market for $3.6 million



By Martha Groves
Los Angeles Times


The Spanish colonial revival house in Brentwood where Marilyn Monroe died of a sleeping-pill overdose in 1962 is for sale for $3.6 million, according to a realty website.


The rambling four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on 5th Helena Drive features thick walls, casement windows, polished concrete and terra cotta tile floors, original wood beamed ceilings and period hardware and tiles.


Built in 1929, the “hacienda” and pool sit on 23,000 square feet of tree-filled grounds, according to the website of David Offer, with Prudential California Realty.


The listing was first reported by Curbed LA, a website that tracks commercial and residential real estate news.


The house stands behind tall gates at the end of a cul de sac. Offer’s website describes it as: “The crown jewel and largest property of all the Helenas (one of Brentwood’s most romantic and coveted locations) affording lovely vistas and great privacy & seclusion yet in close proximity to San Vicente shops & restaurants and the Sunday Farmer’s Market.”


“Marilyn Monroe Found Dead. Sleeping Pill Overdose Blamed.” So read the Los Angeles Times headline on Aug. 6, 1962, the morning after the 36-year-old actress was found by a worried psychiatrist who broke into her bedroom to find her lifeless on her bed, clutching a telephone receiver.


Wrapped in a pale blue blanket, her body was strapped to a stretcher and carried to a station wagon that transported it to the Westwood Village Mortuary.


The Times reported that Monroe had only recently bought the $75,000 house and that it was partially furnished.


SOURCE: Los Angeles Times



Marilyn Monroe’s 84th Birthday

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010


Marilyn Monroe




June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California


Click below to watch Marilyn Monroe in a scene from Niagara (1953)






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



Hollywood Wax Wars

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009


Is Hollywood big enough for two wax museums?


Wax war on Hollywood Boulevard


Some locals and observers worry that business will melt away for the aging Hollywood Wax Museum with the opening of a Madame Tussauds. But representatives of both play down any rivalry.


By Hugo Martin
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2009


 A wax war is heating up on Hollywood Boulevard.


For 44 years, the Hollywood Wax Museum has been Tinseltown’s only wax attraction featuring celebrities, a monopoly that has kept it open through wars, recessions and riots.


But that all is changing with the opening of Madame Tussauds, Hollywood Boulevard’s newest multimillion-dollar attraction, next to the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.


The 40,000-square-foot building officially opens to the public Aug. 1, but visitors can get early admission starting today. Inside, they’ll see 115 wax figures, including representations of President Obama, Samuel L. Jackson and Marilyn Monroe.


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Prop Shop Calls it a Wrap

Thursday, June 18th, 2009


Dress the Set With Tears: It’s a Wrap


Prop shop


By Brooks Barnes
New York Times


NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The rattan sofa from “The Golden Girls” awaits its next role from a shelf deep inside the 20th Century Props warehouse here. Nearby is the futuristic shower Tom Cruise used in “Minority Report” and an armchair that starred with Marilyn Monroe in multiple films. Overhead: Art Deco chandeliers from “The Aviator.”


On Tuesday, Harvey Schwartz stood amid it all, in tears, wondering how his prop shop, which offers a vast inventory of items to be used in film and television productions, became the latest victim of a rapidly changing Hollywood.


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Monroe’s Marker Defaced…

Monday, February 23rd, 2009


Marilyn Monroe’s grave marker vandalized!


  Marilyn Monroe's defaced grave

 Marilyn Monroe’s grave marker (Courtesy of Gary L. Hill)


Some ghoul has defaced the grave marker of actress Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Cemetery. This photo, which was taken by a friend about 2 weeks ago, shows that either a key or knife may have been used to deface the actresses’ marker. It’s not known if it has been repaired or replaced. If anyone has that information, please post a comment.


What can be said about a person that would do something like this to Monroe’s grave marker or to anyone’s grave for that matter.