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My Week With Marilyn

Friday, November 11th, 2011

In cinemas at the end of the month is My Week With Marilyn.

The amazing cast is led by Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Oliver and includes Judy Dench, Derek Jacobi, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott and of course Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark.

The film follows the relationship of Colin Clark, an employee of Laurence Oliver, and Marilyn Monroe as she struggled during the filming of The Prince and The Showgirl

Set in and around London in 1957 the film features some fantastic eyewear of the 50s, especially those iconic sunglasses for which Marilyn is known.

retro 50s sunglasses

Arthur Miller – The Misfit?

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Arthur Miller was an author and playwright of great acclaim best known for The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, and A View from the Bridge.  He also received notoriety for his marriage to Marilyn Monroe in 1956 and the testimony he gave to the House Un-American Activities Comittee.  He was a specs wearer and, like the name of the film he wrote, a bit of a misfit.  Here are some frames of the 1950s similar to those he and his wife wore.