Susan Bernard, author of the critically acclaimed Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, will be at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, March 14 for a stage reading and book signing. Marilyn: Intimate Exposures is a lavishly illustrated volume celebrating Marilyn’s enduring beauty through photographs by my father, the legendary Bernard of Hollywood and commemorates the 50 years since her passing. It includes forewords by Lindsay Lohan and the late Jane Russell. Check out BernardOfHollywood.com for more information.
VANESSA PARADIS cites Marilyn Monroe as one of her all-time life inspirations. The actress – who is currently promoting her latest film, Café de Flore – is known for being one of France’s treasured exports, but her success doesn’t stop her from having her own personal heroes.
“When I was really young, I think I was six years old, I found this book on my parents’ book shelf and it was these pictures, I hadn’t seen movies of her – and I got really mesmerised by this beautiful deep soul,” she told W. “And then I started to see the movies and listen to the records and I listened to her singing. And we never speak of how great a singer she was. She had an amazing voice. Everyone always talked about her beauty, her dramatic life. She had an amazing jazz voice. She was the one for me and she still is.”
“Marilyn Monroe is a source of inspiration to millions worldwide,” said Perry in a statement. “After having the opportunity to see the movie and fall in love all over again with Marilyn Monroe, I’m excited to find a way to share this movie that I loved so much with my fans in a special and unique way.”
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