Saturday, August 4, 2012
Maureen on Marilyn (and JFK and Bobby)
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.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch