Marilyn News

Becoming Marilyn Monroe


I have been so lucky to see Sunny Thompson as Marilyn Monroe in Forever Blonde on several occasions, in London, Brighton and L.A. Each time she has had the power to transport me to 1962 where I was able to meet Marilyn in person, or at least that's how she made me feel! When she is on stage you are able to suspend belief and soak up the time with Marilyn that this one woman show gives you and now you can see the documentary film!


‘Becoming Marilyn Monroe’ Synopsis

In 1954, Greg Thompson fell in love with a picture of Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Life Magazine. He was 10 years old. 47 years later, he married her!

‘Becoming Marilyn Monroe’ is the improbable story of how a theatrical playwright-producer finally found the right girl to play the part of Marilyn Monroe in his one woman play about his first pre-teen crush!

Thompson promised to marry her if she would do the part.

Sunny Thompson has a different story!

Click on the photo to go to the Becoming Marilyn Website to find out more!




Marilyn Photographer Dies Aged 94

It is with great sadness Loving Marilyn reports on the death of world renowned photographer George Barris, who died at his home on Friday 30th September, 2016. Barris took the last shots of Marilyn at Santa Monica beach, 13th July, 1962 - just a few weeks before she died. Loving Marilyn will be adding a page dedicated to George Barris and his work with Marilyn, very soon.

Of Marilyn... George once said 

'When I first saw her, I thought she was the most beautiful fantatic person I'd ever met' George Barris Los Angeles Daily News 2012.




Julien's Auction 6th December 2014 

juliensClick on the image to go straight to the online catalogue


I have always wanted to own something of Marilyn's! It's not for everyone - but for me it would be a dream come true. Each time that Julien's puts on an auction that includes property of Marilyn Monroe, I spend hours browsing the catalogue - this year I'm intending to make a bid!!! If I'm successful I'll let you know! If you happen to bid and you're successful please let me know!