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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Maureen on Marilyn (and JFK and Bobby)

Maureen Dowd's Sunday column (find it here but not yet on the Times' site) looks at the enduring, even growing, popularity of Marilyn Monroe today, noting that beyond the sexual bombshell element she was also someone who wanted to read great books and meet intellectuals--unlike, say, Sarah Palin.  We also get Mike Nichols talking about standing behind her as her dress split while she famously sang "Happy Birthday" to Jack Kennedy in MSG--and his account of the mutual flirting between the actress and Bobby Kennedy while they danced.  New songs, plays, movies related to Marilyn.  And more.

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