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Posted by: mels Sep 18 2004, 10:16 PM

November 1962
Here are beautiful scans that a visitor of the site sent me so I could share with you all. This visitor has no site yet so I can't credit her properly for the moment, but if you wish to contact her, please PM me and let me know. Thanks smile1.gif



Posted by: chickeyonthego Sep 19 2004, 03:23 AM

I enjoyed the author's poetical writing. It was beautiful...and sad.
Personally though, I don't think she was as depressed as the author
would have you believe. She was making future professional plans.
She had always been unkempt when not in a professional situation.
All in all, though, the article touched me.
Tell whoever shared it "thanks."

Posted by: Mandydolphin Sep 19 2004, 06:45 AM

I couldn't agree more.A very touching article.But I also think that Marilyn wasn't that despressed.She was making plans and was looking forward to new things that were going to happen in her life.
Thanks for sharing the article,whoever you are!!!

Posted by: Tara Sep 19 2004, 03:22 PM

What her state of mind was when she died, we'll never know. Her moods changed all the time. I don't think she was doomed from the beginning. I do believe she was actually much more of a fighter than people realise. Being sensitive isn't a weakness.

It's a very interesting article though - I love reading things that were written about her from that time.

Posted by: chickeyonthego Nov 7 2004, 01:09 PM

Great article! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted by: Kadri Nov 7 2004, 01:43 PM

Thank you! bye1.gif

Posted by: chickeyonthego Nov 17 2004, 04:44 PM

November 1949


Posted by: Amber Nichols Nov 17 2004, 04:56 PM

w00t.gif WOW!!! clapping.gif Thanks 4 sharing Stacy!!!

Posted by: linkeando Nov 20 2004, 11:29 AM

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: roksana Sep 26 2005, 01:36 PM

Photoplay from April, 1971


Posted by: roksana Jan 23 2006, 08:59 AM

Article about the relationships between MM and Yves Montand from October issue of Photoplay , 1960


Posted by: linkeando Feb 4 2006, 01:47 PM

mmmm, very, very interesting!!!!!
thanx roksana, as always!

Posted by: roksana Feb 18 2006, 07:18 PM

Article "The Things She Sad To Me!" from Photoplay magazine from May 1956


Posted by: Zelda Zonk Feb 18 2006, 11:14 PM

Aw, what a nice little article! Thanks Roksana. biggrin.gif

Posted by: linkeando Feb 19 2006, 03:37 PM

thanx roksana, as always!!!!

Posted by: roksana Feb 20 2006, 05:42 PM

Nice pictorial "The Seven Year Itch" from Photoplay magazine from July 1955


Posted by: linkeando Feb 21 2006, 02:45 PM

nice, nice!! really nice pictorial

thanx a million roksana!!!!!

Posted by: chickeyonthego Feb 23 2006, 01:47 AM

Great pictorial! Thanks Roksana!

Posted by: roksana Feb 24 2006, 01:12 AM

Article "What Marilyn Couldn`t Tell The Doctor" from Photoplay magazine from October 1959


Posted by: Tara Feb 25 2006, 06:00 PM

An interesting article, thanks Roksana.

Posted by: linkeando Feb 25 2006, 07:12 PM

roksana, only you do not share your collection but a great size

thanx a million!

Posted by: roksana Mar 20 2006, 11:18 PM

Article "Journey Into Paradise" by Eve Ford from Photoplay magazine from April 1954


Posted by: marilyn_style Mar 21 2006, 12:23 AM

That's wonderful Roksana! clapping.gif Thank you so much for posting all of these lovely vintage articles! thumbup.gif


Posted by: chickeyonthego Mar 21 2006, 04:02 PM

I agree with all that has already been said. Thanks again Roksana!

Posted by: roksana Mar 24 2006, 03:55 PM

Article "My Beauty Secrets" by Marilyn Monroe from Photoplay magazine from 1953.October


Posted by: linkeando Mar 24 2006, 06:02 PM

When I magnified the third sheet I thought: "I must be her fan all my life" uffff

Posted by: roksana May 9 2006, 11:14 AM

The artice "I Want Women To Like Me" from Photoplay magazine from November,1952


Posted by: chickeyonthego May 9 2006, 03:21 PM

Once again, a great article. Love the picture of her with her tape recorder. Also love the way she is sitting in her skirt. lol

Posted by: Tara May 9 2006, 06:11 PM

What a nice article Roksana! I have done a bit of research on Marilyn's friend, Eleanor Parker, for anyone who's interested. (I am!) laugh.gif

Eleanor Parker
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eleanor Parker is an American film and television actress. She was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, and was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941, at the age of 19. She debuted that year in the film They Died With Their Boots On.

By 1946 she had starred in Between Two Worlds, Hollywood Canteen, Pride of the Marines and Of Human Bondage. In 1950 she received the first of three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for Caged, in which she played a prison inmate.

She broke the champagne bottle on the nose of the inaugural train-set for the California Zephyr in San Francisco, California on March 19, 1949.

Her most famous screen role was as "Baroness Elsa Schraeder" in The Sound Of Music (1965).

Parker was famous in Hollywood during the Golden Era, but she is less remembered now despite numerous movies and Oscar nominations. In 1969-70 she starred in the television series Bracken's World and several made-for-television movies. She has also starred in a number of theatrical productions, including the musical Applause.

She is the mother of actor Paul Clemens, as well as 3 other children by another marriage. She is a convert to Judaism.


Posted by: SusenSkellington May 11 2006, 11:27 AM

Wonderful! I enjoyed reading that. Thank you for posting it marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: roksana May 13 2006, 11:26 PM

The article "The Empty Crib In The Nursery" by Radie Harris from Photoplay magazine, published in December, 1958.


Posted by: suusmarie May 15 2006, 02:20 AM

An especially sensitive article, a bit sad also mellow.gif. Thanks for sharing Roksana clapping.gif !

I also like the announchment on the bottom of the last page saying Marilyn will star in the movie Can-Can coolio.gif ...

Posted by: Tara May 15 2006, 04:59 PM

A nice article, and I love that photo. It's good to hear that there were good times in Marilyn's life, when she could just enjoy simple things.

Posted by: chickeyonthego May 15 2006, 05:48 PM

Love that pic of Marilyn! Thanks Roksana for posting that lovely article.

Posted by: roksana May 17 2006, 10:43 PM

The article "Orphan In Ermine" by Jane Corwin from Photoplay magazine, published in March, 1954.


Posted by: suusmarie May 18 2006, 02:05 AM

Thanks a lot thumbup.gif cheers.gif !!

Posted by: chickeyonthego May 18 2006, 02:53 AM

Ooh! Love the first picture and I love the article. Thanks again Roksana.

Posted by: chickeyonthego May 18 2006, 08:29 PM

February 1963


Posted by: suusmarie May 19 2006, 01:41 AM

Thanks Stacy thumbup.gif !!

Posted by: roksana May 19 2006, 10:00 AM

Thank you very much, Stacy!!!

Posted by: linkeando May 20 2006, 07:16 PM

wow!! i have seen that cover many times!!!

Now I can see its inside


Posted by: roksana Jun 1 2006, 10:09 PM

Here`s the article from Photoplay magazine, published in January, 1954.


Posted by: chickeyonthego Jun 4 2006, 02:55 AM

Thanks Roksana.

Posted by: roksana Jun 5 2006, 04:36 PM

Article from Photoplay magazine, published in 1953, January.


Posted by: chickeyonthego Jun 5 2006, 07:51 PM

Great article. Thanks Roksana!

Posted by: Tara Jun 5 2006, 08:57 PM

What a great article, thanks Roksana! biggrin.gif

Posted by: roksana Jul 9 2006, 12:08 AM

The interview from Photoplay magazine, publlished in 1952, June.


Posted by: chickeyonthego Jul 9 2006, 08:07 AM

Very interesting. Thanks.

Posted by: Mandydolphin Jul 9 2006, 08:09 AM

Thanks !

Posted by: Tara Jul 9 2006, 07:11 PM

Great article on the whole nude calendar scandal. Many thanks Roksana! thumbup1.gif

Posted by: roksana Aug 28 2006, 09:27 PM

"Monroe and Sinatra : Is it a fling or is it a thing?" from Photoplay magazine, published in September, 1961.


Posted by: Tara Aug 28 2006, 10:08 PM

Interesting article, thanks Roksana. bye1.gif

Posted by: chickeyonthego Aug 29 2006, 07:47 AM

Thanks Honey!

Posted by: roksana Oct 23 2006, 11:44 PM

December 1953


Posted by: Ileana Oct 24 2006, 07:48 AM

Beautiful, Roksana, thanks! biggrin.gif

Posted by: chickeyonthego Nov 3 2006, 10:08 PM

Unbelievable. Thanks Roksana.

Posted by: Marloes Nov 3 2006, 07:00 PM

I have this one too, it's lovely!

Posted by: jennie2000 Feb 28 2007, 12:14 PM

March 1953
This is the article in Photoplay that Marilyn "didn't like":

The magazine is on sale on ebay now. throb.gif Molly

Posted by: suusmarie Mar 1 2007, 02:40 AM

Thanks a lot Molly clapping.gif !

Posted by: SusenSkellington Mar 2 2007, 11:28 AM

Thanks for posting bye1.gif

Posted by: meztisa Mar 11 2007, 11:29 PM

What exactly implies that Marilyn didn't like this article? Did she say something about it?

Posted by: suusmarie Mar 12 2007, 02:21 AM

As Photoplay themself wrote in the January 1954 article, MM had expressed her unhappiness with the 1953 article. My quess is that MM herself was trying to leave her past behind her, 'creating' an new persona in the form of Marilyn Monroe and didn't want the public to know too much about her life as Norma Jeane, atleast no more than she would reveal herself.

hug.gif Suus

Posted by: dwane May 16 2007, 01:41 AM

here is the photoplay album magazine cover with marilyn on it, 1964.


Posted by: dwane Nov 10 2007, 12:31 AM

november 1967


Posted by: audreyfan1 Apr 10 2010, 04:23 PM

Amazing! Thanks wub.gif

Posted by: hollywoodcinderella Oct 17 2010, 02:31 AM

Photoplay - February 1953 - Marilyn Monroe cover



Posted by: chickeyonthego Oct 19 2010, 01:39 AM

Adore the cover♥ Thanks so much.

Posted by: sugarkane20 Mar 1 2011, 10:39 AM

Photoplay 1949 "Love Happy"

Posted by: chickeyonthego Dec 26 2011, 05:51 AM

Wonderful article, thanks♥

Posted by: suusmarie Apr 4 2013, 01:11 AM

Here you go (not my scans btw) coolio.gif

July 1957


Posted by: chickeyonthego Apr 4 2013, 06:31 AM

Great article. Thanks Suus♥

Posted by: meganmarilyn Apr 6 2013, 08:23 AM

May 1956


Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 11 2013, 08:22 PM

April 1961 thumbup1.gif


Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 11 2013, 08:56 PM

Photoplay Annual 1958
Not much of MM in here --

Hollywood Made News section -- pic of MM with Arthur...
Portrait Gallery -- MM with caption...
included pic without caption as well...


Posted by: chickeyonthego Apr 12 2013, 04:30 AM

Thanks for the article and the beautiful picture JC♥

Posted by: Stacy♥ Apr 26 2013, 05:52 AM

September 1955


Posted by: Stacy♥ Apr 26 2013, 05:54 AM

July 1953


Posted by: suusmarie Apr 27 2013, 12:53 AM

Thanks Stacy clapping.gif

Posted by: JC 96816 Jul 7 2013, 09:40 AM

Album Yearbook, 1961

'That Certain Something' -- features various stars including MM...MM is not on the cover.


Posted by: JC 96816 Jul 7 2013, 09:49 AM

Album Yearbook, 1962
Two page article plus back cover picture...


Posted by: Amber Nichols Jul 8 2013, 10:01 PM

Beautiful image. Thanks 4 your magazine posts............

Posted by: JC 96816 Sep 8 2013, 01:38 AM

March 1961
MM is not on the cover...


Posted by: Jim Parson Nov 1 2013, 08:59 PM

May 1961
My apologies. I complete forgot to scan this when it came in. Here it is, better late than never, right? balloon.gif


Posted by: suusmarie Nov 3 2013, 01:27 AM

Thanks Jim clapping.gif

Posted by: Nettie Nov 3 2013, 04:22 AM

QUOTE(Jim Parson @ Nov 1 2013, 07:59 PM) *
My apologies. I complete forgot to scan this when it came in. Here it is, better late than never, right? balloon.gif

Thanks Jim.

It says Joe built Marilyn a honeymoon cottage at the Wharf in San Francisco ?

Posted by: JC 96816 Nov 14 2013, 12:33 AM

Photoplay Annual 1957
One of my new ones... MM is not on the cover...and the magazine doesn't have a number on it.


Posted by: meganmarilyn Dec 19 2013, 04:01 AM

September 1962, originally posted by JC


Posted by: JC 96816 Mar 10 2014, 04:38 AM

August 1953
new one...MM not on's only one page...
There is also a full page ad for GPB, but it wouldn't attach here using laptop b4...Here is the other page...


Posted by: linkeando Jul 11 2014, 11:16 AM

I would like to take this post to thank you for all your contributions wink3.gif

Posted by: nicky62 Jul 16 2014, 01:19 AM

October 1963


Posted by: JC 96816 Aug 7 2015, 09:21 PM

June 1963


Posted by: JC 96816 Oct 12 2015, 01:43 AM

June 1961
Gossip with pic of MM and JD in Florida...


Posted by: JC 96816 Oct 12 2015, 02:59 AM

December 1962
MM mentioned on the cover...
Does anyone have any more info on these people???


Posted by: Joan Newman Oct 13 2015, 02:43 AM

I had posted this newspaper clipping before but didn't have anything else. Interesting hmm.gif
I will be interested to know what others here think.

Newspaper Clippings From 1956, Not magazines

March 22 1956
Holding a pig on her farm near Holback, Denmark, is Mrs. Malene Nielsen, who says she recently discovered she is a half sister of American movie star Marilyn Monroe.


Posted by: suusmarie Oct 14 2015, 01:35 AM

I think this is not the same Mortensen who was presumed to be MMs father. I believe Donald Spoto wrote about this, but I can't access my books at the moment, maybe someone else can take a look coolio.gif

Posted by: roksana Jun 14 2016, 10:08 PM



Posted by: JC 96816 Jun 15 2016, 05:52 AM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Thanks Roksana, I was looking for a better copy of this one.

Posted by: Stacy Jul 19 2017, 11:52 PM


Posted by: suusmarie Sep 6 2017, 02:07 AM

August 1950 thumbup1.gif


Posted by: Stacy Sep 6 2017, 06:06 PM

I choose Marilyn Monroe! ha Thanks Suus! Interesting side note: She and Howard Keel dated when she was a teenager. She had a mad crush on him, but she even agreed that she was just to immature for him. Now, here they are in a movie magazine together. Life is strange.

Posted by: suusmarie Sep 7 2017, 01:20 AM

QUOTE(Stacy @ Sep 6 2017, 07:06 PM) *
I choose Marilyn Monroe! ha Thanks Suus! Interesting side note: She and Howard Keel dated when she was a teenager. She had a mad crush on him, but she even agreed that she was just to immature for him. Now, here they are in a movie magazine together. Life is strange.

Haha that is funny, life is ironic at times for sure wink3.gif

Posted by: Stacy Nov 10 2017, 07:28 PM

thanks, interesting columns and article

Posted by: roksana Nov 18 2017, 11:04 PM

Photoplay August 1959

Posted by: Stacy Nov 19 2017, 01:48 AM

I love the intimate glimpse into Marilyn's life this article gives. Great photos, too. Thanks Roksana!

Posted by: JC 96816 Nov 19 2017, 08:11 PM

bye1.gif Thank you Roxanna...

Posted by: Stacy Dec 2 2017, 03:39 PM

April 1955, the Australian version would come out in September, but with no color photo, I included the page from the Australian Edition, 9.55

July 1961, Cal York Column


Posted by: suusmarie Dec 3 2017, 03:03 AM


Posted by: roksana Feb 18 2018, 05:33 PM

Photoplay September 1963

Posted by: JC 96816 Feb 18 2018, 07:57 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Thank you Roxana

Posted by: suusmarie Feb 19 2018, 01:38 AM

Interesting article Roksana, thanks clapping.gif

Posted by: Stacy Feb 19 2018, 05:05 AM

Thanks Roksana!

Posted by: JC 96816 Jun 19 2018, 02:10 AM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif 1950 September - article from Immortal Marilyn/cover and contents from EBay.
I cropped and repaired the main pic and made a black and white.


Posted by: memaria Jun 19 2018, 09:34 AM

Thanks JC!

Did Engstead take the other All About Eve PR photos as well? (Same dress/ hair)

Posted by: Stacy Jun 20 2018, 05:16 PM

great article

Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 29 2020, 06:41 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif August 1963 EBay...if anyone has it, please post...


Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 30 2020, 11:57 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif regarding 02/63 issue: Would someone please re-post the last page? It doesn't enlarge and you get an error message.

Posted by: linkeando Aug 19 2021, 08:27 PM



Posted by: JC 96816 Oct 24 2021, 10:36 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif I have a couple more Photoplay items to add here, but I cannot see pix again. I haven't been able to get on the forum for some time until yesterday...

Finally back on just now...

Here are 7/60 and 8/60 Photoplay as promised...


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