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Theodosia Goodman to Theda Bara, from blonde lass to sultry vamp

On this day 128 years ago, Theodosia Burr Goodman was born in Avondale, a wealthy, largely Jewish, suburb of Cincinnati. An aspiring actress, she went to New York in 1908. Upon finding that there were no meaningful roles for blondes (Google books preview), she dyed her hair brunette. She gained notoriety some seven years later, with what would be her iconic black hair and dark eye shadow, in the movie version of a Rudyard Kipling poem called The Vampire. It was an overwrought melodrama called A Fool There Was, which starred Theodosia as Theda Bara, a femme fatale who lured men to their destruction. This film marked the first major motion picture publicity campaign and first studio-manufactured "star." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 29, 2013 - 13 comments

Marilyn Monroe, Communist?

"FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star’s communist-leaning acquaintances who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage." [more inside]
posted by graymouser on Dec 28, 2012 - 20 comments

Jacqueline Rose on Marilyn Monroe

Jacqueline Rose on Marilyn Monroe
posted by Cloud King on Apr 24, 2012 - 5 comments

#27 Help win war — beat fascism

Lists of Note is a new site from Shaun Usher, proprietor of Letters of Note. It posts interesting lists, running the gamut from funny to poignant, mostly by famous people, though other sources crop up. Here's a sampling of lists: Johnny Cash, Walt Whitman, Eero Saarinen, Don Carman, Marilyn Monroe and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
posted by Kattullus on Jan 21, 2012 - 9 comments

Just Add Liver Hearts and Rasians

Can't think of what to make for Thanksgiving? How about Marilyn Monroe's secret stuffing recipe.
posted by Xurando on Nov 11, 2010 - 26 comments

"I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one."

'Marilyn Monroe' neuron aids mind control. "Volunteers fade famous images in and out using a brain-machine' interface. People have used mind control to change images on a video screen, a study reports. The volunteers, whose brains were wired up to a computer, enhanced one of two competing images of famous people or objects by changing firing rates in individual brain cells."
posted by Fizz on Oct 28, 2010 - 10 comments

102 Alternatives to the Default Facebook Profile Picture

102 Alternatives to the Default Facebook Profile Picture.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 30, 2010 - 29 comments

Screen Tests. Good, now 3/4 to the right. Full profile. Thank you.

The screen test offers a disorienting angle on 'behind the scenes' footage—straight through the camera. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Feb 8, 2010 - 21 comments

Private and Confidential

Bush and Blairline-dancing, The Queen on the loo, Marilyn wanking (nsfw). The phototgraphy of Alison Jackson blends the real and the irreal.
posted by Artw on Nov 27, 2009 - 25 comments

Lawrence Schiller: At the Heart of the Sixties

Lawrence Schiller: Photographer, author, producer, director captured the sixties and Marilyn Monroe. (Some Marilyn Monroe, NSFW)
posted by terranova on Feb 1, 2009 - 7 comments

What If: Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee & Hitler had lived?

Artist Andrzej Dragan shows us what Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee & Hitler if they were alive today by photoshopping famous images!
posted by MikeonTV on Jun 1, 2008 - 33 comments

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Bert Stern took pictures of Marilyn Monroe over 3 sessions [nsfw] in 1962. They're called the Last Sitting as she died of an apparent overdose 6 weeks later. In February 2008, he recreates the shoot using Lindsay Lohan [nsfw]. Not willing to let a good opportunity to spoof celebrities fly by, Village Voice's Michael Musto recreates Lindsay Lohan's photo session [nsfw].
posted by Stynxno on Mar 5, 2008 - 68 comments

Greatest Interviews of the 20th Century

The Greatest Interviews of the 20th Century according to The Guardian. The interviews are with Princess Diana, John Lennon, Marlon Brando, Dennis Potter, Francis Bacon, Marilyn Monroe, Sex Pistols, Malcolm X, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Margaret Thatcher and Fidel Castro. You know who else is interviewed? That's right, Nixon. Oh, and there's a Hitler interview, too. Apparently he likes tea. So do I. Funny ol' world. [via Neil Gaiman]
posted by Kattullus on Sep 20, 2007 - 32 comments

Miss Artichoke of 1948

Marilyn Monroe, The Exhibit is a near-complete hoax, if Mark Bellinghaus — a man who appears to put the "fan" into "fanatical" — is to be believed. [wikipedia]
posted by five fresh fish on Feb 10, 2006 - 11 comments

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