There’s No Business Like Show Business at the Bus Stop, and Some Like It Hot. The Seven Year Itch may show you How to
Marry a Millionaire. The Misfits remember that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. If that made any sense to you, perhaps you should be attending the Marilyn Monroe Film Festival, happening this week at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre!
To celebrate what would have been Monroe’s 86th birthday, the Chinese Theatre will be screening all seven of Monroe’s aforementioned films for 7 days. On June 1, there was a red carpet screening of Some Like it Hot at 8pm. Before the screening, fans were invited to dress up like Marilyn for a chance to get into the screening for free. The first 200 impersonators were admitted into the movie for free.
Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago on August 5. According to Radar Online, her footprints are a favorite tourist spot in Los Angeles. “I used to go to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and try to fit my foot in a celebrity impression. It really meant to me that anything is possible … almost,” Monroe once reportedly commented.
There is still time to catch a screening! Four Marilyn Monroe movies screening this week! Here’s the schedule:
June 4 – The Seven Year Itch
June 5 – The Bus Stop
June 6 – The Misfits
June 7 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
All screenings are at 8pm. Tickets to each screening are $5. 10% of each $30 festival pass sold will be donated to Marilyn’s Hollygrove orphanage.
If you want to further explore the life of this Hollywood starlet, visit the Hollywood Museum on Highland Avenue. The museum opened a new exhibit Friday celebrating Marilyn, billed as the largest exhibit of authentic memorabilia honoring her. Some of the highlights of the exhibit include the million-dollar dress Monroe wore on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio, film costumes from her films, clothing, private documents, cosmetics and annotated film scripts. It also boasts of never-before-seen photos of Monroe taken by George Barris, the last photographer to have a session with the star. The exhibit will be open until September 2.