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55th Anniversary Memorial Week: August 1-5, 2017

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The countdown is on to the 2017 Memorial Week in Los Angeles, marking 55 years since Marilyn Monroe left us and honouring her memory.  Immortal Marilyn is working hard to bring fans several memorable events, and this is the page to visit to keep up on the latest!

Memorial Week takes place from August 1-5, 2017 and is a gathering of Marilyn fans from around the world.  Immortal Marilyn is proud to plan and sponsor a number of special events during this week once again!  Check out all the details and check back regularly for updates and news!

Accommodations

As it has been for many years, Immortal Marilyn’s “home base” will be the Hollywood Orchid Suites Hotel.  Walking distance from Hollywood Boulevard and attractions such as the Walk of Fame, Kodak Theatre, and Graumann’s Chinese Theatre, the Orchid is ideally located for a visit to Hollywood!  The hotel is taking reservations from IM members already – book soon, as it fills up fast.

There are a number of other hotels in the are fans can consider for their accommodations, especially as the Orchid fills up, including the famed Roosevelt Hotel, the Hollywood Celebrity Hotel which is in close proximity to the Orchid Suites, and the Magic Castle.

If you would like assistance with finding a roommate to share the costs of a hotel room, please feel free to contact us at immortalmarilyn@gmail.com.

Memorial Week Events List

Immortal Marilyn is in the process of planning all of our events for Memorial Week.  Other events will be hosted by Marilyn Remembered, which has a schedule and details here.  Here is a schedule of events as they currently stand.

August 1, 2017

Marilyn’s Hollywood:  A Fact-Based Tour of Cinema’s Greatest Icon

In conjunction with the Immortal Marilyn Fan Club, join us for a guided tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood, lead by Elisa Jordan of LA Woman Tours.  You’ll learn about the people who helped shape Marilyn’s life and the places that inspired herWhat you’ll see:

  • The orphanage where she dreamed of becoming a star
  • The former beauty salon where she first became a blonde
  • The restaurant where she met Yankee Slugger Joe DiMaggio on a blind date
  • The house (well, the gate anyway) where she passed into eternity.

The tour will start at 10:00 AM.  Marilyn’s Hollywood takes place in a comfortable mini coach. We will be getting out at various stops for photo opportunities, so remember to bring a camera.  Note:  The tour requires a minimum of ten guests.

To learn more about the tour and to reserve your seat, click here.

August 2, 2017

Immortal Marilyn Pool Party

Location: Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills (formerly the Beverly Carlton).

Time: 3-6pm

Cost: $80 per person.

Details: The kick-off event for Memorial Week is IM’s traditional pool party!  This year we will gather around the pool at the Avalon Hotel where Marilyn herself lived in her starlet years and was frequently photographed.  This event will include an buffet-style meal and drink credit in the ticket price.  To make this day extra-special, attendees will have the opportunity to visit and take photographs inside Marilyn’s suite at the hotel, where her famous 1952 Life magazine cover was shot!  Although it’s not required, it’s traditional to attend the pool party in 1950s attire.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Paypal at immortalmarilyn@gmail.com.  Please email us if you want to purchase by mail.

August 3, 2017

Hike to the Hollywood Sign.  Marilyn fans will gather to hike up to the famous Hollywood sign.  Email Jim Parson at nightxposed@hotmail.com for more information.

Marilyn’s Hollywood Tour.  Hosted by Elisa Jordan of LA Woman Tours, a second tour will take place based on demand (tour requires minimum of 10 guests.  (See above for full information)  To learn more about the tour and to reserve your seat, click here.

Marilyn On The Big Screen.  Marilyn Remembered will sponsor a Marilyn movie at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood.  Time, cost, and movie title TBD.

August 4, 2017

Santa Monica Beach Dinner and Sunset Toast.

Location: Mariasol Restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Cost: $40

Details:  Join us for a private dinner in the Del Sol Room at Mariasol Restaurant, located over the water on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier with unparalleled views of the beach and the Pacific Ocean .  Ticket includes a buffet dinner, non-alcoholic beverages (a bar with private bartender will be available on an individual tab basis), and a sparkling wine toast at sunset, all hosted by the fabulous staff at Mariasol.  After dinner, join us as we go out to the beach put our feet in the sand where Marilyn once walked and raise a second glass to her memory on the eve of her passing.  Tickets can be purchased via Paypal to lkasperowicz@gmail.com.  Please email for information on purchasing by mail.

August 5th, 2017  

Memorial Service at Westwood Memorial Park.  The annual memorial service for Marilyn Monroe, held by Marilyn Remembered, will take place at 11 am in the chapel at Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park.

An Evening With Marilyn: A Special Charity Event at Hollygrove.  A charity event at Hollygrove, formerly the Los Angeles Orphan’s Home, hosted by Marilyn Remembered.  Details can be found here.

To keep up on the news, join the discussion, and enjoy the excitement of planning this amazing week of Marilyn events, please join us in our Memorial plans Facebook Group!

 

 

2016 Memorial & Flowers

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The flowers are so beautiful aren’t they? We are overjoyed to have raised $315 for Animal Haven. Immortal Marilyn thanks each of you who helped make these flowers for her possible from the bottom of our hearts. You choose them and they could not be prettier!

Marilyn Remembered, our sister fan club, held a wonderful and touching memorial service for Marilyn celebrating her life and career. It was also lovely to see all of the Immortal Marilyn Facebook group and Marilyn fans offer tributes to Marilyn. She is looking down on you all and smiling at all the love you give her.

A big thank you to Jackie, our LA Rep, for getting the photos for us. Also, thank you to Ashlee for the creating the beautiful card.

Thank you all who support IM, care about IM, and made this possible for the one woman we all love and honor.

Another big thank you to those who donated:

  • Lucinda
  • Suzie
  • Megan Monroe
  • Kati.
  • Sirkku from Finland
  • Grant Discombe
  • Nia
  • David Marshall
  • Deb Hoyle
  • Brandi Wakeley
  • Barrie Eldin
  • Eric Patry
  • Debra Stahl
  • Lea McNary-Childress
  • Melissa Murphy
  • Martine Franssens
  • Kristie & Lora
  • Dorina Barile
  • Marilyn Remembered Fan Club
  • Mary Farver
  • Elena
  • Donna Shields
  • Nancy Cook
  • Johan Grimmius
  • Donna Monroe Silver
  • Barbara Re.
  • Jennifer Duncan
  • Gianandrea Colombo
  • Marcelline Block
  • Dawn Jones xx
  • Robert Sluzis
  • Veronica McCoy
  • Lola Ramone
  • Betsy Brett

Memorial Flowers 2012

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August 5, 2012

50th Anniversary Memorial

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This August marked the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of our Marilyn. So the flowers given Marilyn had to be above and beyond anything we had placed at her crypt before. And they were. Westwood Garden Florists delivered just a breathtakingly beautiful arrangement in Immortal Marilyn’s name to the Chapel. An assortment of nearly all white flowers with just a touch of pink.In addition, $700.00 was raised for Animal Haven of NYC, making this our largest one time donation ever to a charity.

Bravo, fans! It was you who made this possible.

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