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My twin sister loved Marilyn when we were growing up. As much as I loved David Bowie or the Stones or Woody or anyone else I ever loved.

Sam had Marilyn posters on her wall, had Marilyn books, and of course, saw all of her movies, or at least the ones we could find on videotape. I remember going with her to a double feature of Gentleman Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire  at the old Regency Theater on 67th Street and Broadway. This must have been in the mid-80s sometime. I pretended not to care about Marilyn or worse, put her down because Sam dug her, but I remember that day, sitting in the balcony watching those two movies and enjoying Marilyn just fine.

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s death.


1 Ben   ~  Aug 6, 2012 7:48 am

I let my kids stay up to watch "Some Like It Hot" Saturday night. It was on for the anniversary I guess, and we were staying with Aunt K, who swore it was her favorite movie. So we watched it. Luke loved it, laughing all the way but Cora was bored after 10 minutes and hit the sack.

The next morning we're heading home and saw a poster with a whole bunch of old movie stars. I pointed it out to them, with Marilyn Monroe prominently in the middle. They both called out, "Hey! It's Sugar!"

And I thought their other aunt, Aunt Sam would love that too.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 6, 2012 8:28 am

Yeah, that's such a funny movie. Great pace, great performances. Joe E. Brown!

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