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Remembering Norma Jeane

Posted by Billyjam, August 5, 2012 01:52pm | Post a Comment
On this anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe (who died exactly fifty years ago today on August 5th, 1962 at age 36), I thought it only fitting to post links to a sampling of some of the items related to the famed actress/singer/model born Norma Jeane Mortenson that are available from Amoeba Music both in the stores and here at Amoeba online. These include the movie poster (left, 24" x 36") of Marilyn In Bathtub, and such movies on DVD as the 1954 big budget musical There's No Business Like Show Business.

The Irving Berlin musical No Business also stars Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Richard Eastham, and Johnnie Ray with Monroe playing the part of Victoria "Vicky" Hoffman who is a hat check girl that gets a break with her singing career singing "After You Get What You Want, (You Don't Want It)." See the clip below!

Other Marilyn Monroe movies include DVD versions of the star-studded 1952 screwball comedy Monkey Business, which co-stars Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, and Charles Coburn, and the thriller Don't Bother to Knock with Richard Widmark (also released in 1952). Over her lifetime, Monroe appeared in almost thirty movies. These included the 1956 drama Bus Stop and the popular 1953 thriller-film noir Niagara.



Marilyn Monroe "After You Get What You Want, (You Don't Want It)" from the 1954
big budget musical
There's No Business Like Show Business 

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