Diamonds In The Rough – Part X

It's been a long time - months - since our last edition of Diamonds in the Rough, the Special Feature that points folks to some of our favorite posts from the past. Of course, there's a reason that we haven't done one of these for a while, and it's something I've mentioned before. The simple … Continue reading Diamonds In The Rough – Part X

Marilyn Maxwell – From Singer To Movie Star

Because of the fifty-year anniversary of her death, you've probably noticed a lot of articles lately about a certain film legend, but we featured  Marilyn Monroe this time last year. Instead, I thought I'd offer the story of Marilyn Maxwell, one of several actresses who were sometimes compared to her and one whose name was … Continue reading Marilyn Maxwell – From Singer To Movie Star

Marilyn Monroe The Singer

If your memories of Marilyn Monroe as a singer mostly consist of her breathy rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" offered up to Jack Kennedy or brassy numbers like "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend," then you might be surprised to hear that there is a movement afoot to reexamine her vocalizing. According to a … Continue reading Marilyn Monroe The Singer

Getting Relief From The Heat

With triple-digit temperatures everywhere you look, my thoughts have turned to ways to stay cool. I think that might be at least one reason for my attention being caught by pictures of a huge new statue in Chicago. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) It's a delightfully realistic Marilyn Monroe in her iconic … Continue reading Getting Relief From The Heat