A chilling picture has been unveiled of the late John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. The picture is said to be the only picture taken of the two, who have been rumored to have had an affair. The picture was taken the night that Marilyn sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to JFK at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Evidently, the secret service would confiscate any pictures taken of the two because of the uproar it would create. The picture was only salvaged because the negative was hidden when the secret service came to take them from the photographer. In the photo JFK has his back turned to the camera to avoid the picture getting out creating controversy. The picture will go up for auction in the coming weeks. Check out the video below!
They say "crime pays," but this week at the California Homicide Investigators Association Conference, it's totally free.
The Los Angeles Police Department is hosting the 2010 annual conference for CHIA from March 2-5 at the Palms. While all the education, training, and networking opportunities are limited to those actually involved in CHIA, the conference didn't forget to bring a little something for the natives.
This recently unearthed home video of the famed singer/actress was filmed over 50 years ago.
The video shows Monroe smoking a joint rolled herself, then cuts to another video on the same couch where she is passed a joint from a woman sitting with her while another smiles gleefully in the foreground. The video ends with solo Monroe laughing silently at the camera like only someone who has been smoking the reefer would do.
It obviously can’t be proven whether or not it is actually marijuana in the home film, but does it really matter? All I see is somebody laughing with her friends in the 60s. The only proof you need is to look at those giggly girls, and wasn’t Monroe known for doing whatever she wanted? Further evidence, who passes cigarettes around at a party? Answer: no one.
Who woulda thought? Ahead of Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe is iconic French designer Yves Saint Laurent as the world's richest posthumous celebrity. The designer, who passed away from brain cancer last year, grossed over 350 million dollars from the sales of his estate. This number beats out musical-makers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, who had a combined income of 235 million dollars from their back catalogue, Michael Jackson who had 90 million dollars and Elvis Presley who had roughly 55 million according to Forbes.com.
You’re sitting at a big leather-studded booth, in a dimly lit bar. The smell of a dozen cigars and cigarettes mingle together to permeate every dark corner, and the smoke hangs heavy in the air, almost obscuring the ceiling. You are wearing an immaculately fitting suit, your tie is loosely knotted, giving you the look of a stylishly disheveled lothario. You and your cohorts are deep in conversation, nursing your latest round of Manhattans, when she walks in. As far as you’re concerned, the world has just stopped spinning. She is flawless; elegant in a way not seen since the likes of Lauren Bacal and Marilyn Monroe burned bright and faded too soon. She sits at the bar, a few seats away from the nearest patrons. Nobody seems to have noticed her entrance in this semi-crowded speak-easy, but you did. Your eyes follow the curve of her calves, down to the stiletto dangling lazily off her toe.
Devon Dikeou, an artist at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia opened up a new showcase on Friday dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. The showcase titled “Marilyn Monroe Wanted to Be Buried in Pucci” displays Monroes fondness of Emilio Pucci and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. Dikeou commented, “What lots of artists and people find compelling about her is the way she captivated the American consciousness and still remains of interest.” The result of the show is a look at two icons as their worlds overlap, and their short nine month marriage. [wwd]