This was our very special evening, we all gathered at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel. Most everyone arrived dressed to the nines to celebrate & honor the life of Marilyn Monroe. In attendance were guests who worked with and knew Marilyn. It was a very special evening with stories shared and reminiscing about their times with Marilyn. The love and admiration for Marilyn could be felt in the air, a rare and magical night for us all. An outstanding collection of authentic Marilyn owned items were on display, including documents, photos, a sweater and furs. And a pair of Joe DiMaggio’s shoes to boot! Rare footage of Marilyn flickered in the background the entire evening while the heart and spirit of this woman was front and center. A special thanks to the “Some Like It Hot” ‘Sweet Sue Girls’, Marion Collier, Laurie Mitchell, Sandra Warner, Penny McGuigan, and Joan Nicholas. Also to Joshua Greene, Bill and Mac Pursel, Sylvia Bernhart, Diana Herbert, Stanley Rubin and Kathleen Hughes, Tom Kelly Jr., AC Lyles, and John Gilmore. Thank you all for sharing this time with us.
DAY 4 – August 4th
Today was our tour of Marilyn’s Homes and Haunts. Eric Woodard, author of “Hometown Girl” created a beautiful and informative guide for each person on the tour, and did a fantastic job as ‘Tour guide’ for all of Marilyn’s fans.
A few of our highlight stops included the Wrong Door Raid address, and Barney’s Beanery for a lunch. Then it was on to Rodeo Drive for some shopping, window and otherwise! Next we stopped at Marilyn last home on 5th Helena in Brentwood where she passed away, ending with a sunset toast to Marilyn at Santa Monica Beach.
DAY 5 – August 5th