10 juillet 2016

45 things you didn't know about Marilyn Monroe


 45 things you didn't know about Marilyn Monroe
published on June, 1st, 2016
by Horatia Harrod - online Telegraph

Norma Jeane Mortenson - better known as Marilyn Monroe 

1. Marilyn was relatively poorly paid. Jane Russell was paid around 10 times as much as Marilyn when they co-starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Her salary for her final unfinished film, Something’s Got to Give, was $100,000. Compare that with Elizabeth Taylor, who was getting a million dollars for Cleopatra; or even Marilyn’s co-star in the film, Dean Martin, who was on $500,000. Today, her estate makes around five million dollars a year.

2. But she died having become a million-dollar movie star. In 1962 she was fired by Twentieth-Century Fox from the production of Something’s Got to Give because of her chronic lateness and no-shows (she didn’t appear for the first two weeks of filming). But on August 1, four days before her death, she was rehired by Fox on a $1million, two-picture deal.

3. She found it almost impossible to learn lines, and took 60 takes to deliver the line “It’s me, Sugar”, in Some Like it Hot.

4. She was Playboy’s first Sweetheart (later Playmate) of the Month, in 1953. Marilyn had been paid $50 to model for the picture in 1949; Hugh Hefner bought it for $500.

5. Several of the burial vaults near to Marilyn’s have been put on sale. When Elsie Poncher, the widow of the man in the vault above Marilyn’s, put his space up for sale on eBay, she received dozens of bids, including one for £2.8million.

6. Hugh Hefner owns the burial vault next to Marilyn at the Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. He bought it in 1992 for £50,000.

Marilyn Monroe on the cover of the first issue of 'Playboy'

7. She went by many names. On her birth certificate she is Norma Jeane Mortenson; she was baptised Norma Jeane Baker; she modelled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe; her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair; she signed into hotels as Zelda Zonk and into a psychiatric clinic as Faye Miller. She only legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in March 1956, when she was already a star.

8. She was placed with 11 sets of foster parents after her mother, Gladys, was institutionalised. She also spent almost a year in the Children’s Aid Society Orphanage in Los Angeles.

9. Goya was her favourite artist: “I know this man very well, we have the same dreams, I have had the same dreams since I was a child.”

Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating
during a photo session to promote the film The Seven Year Itch in September 1954
Credit: Matty Zimmerman 

10. Marilyn became a Christian Scientist at the age of 18; later in her life she dabbled in alternative spiritualities, including Anthroposophy, the philosophy espoused by Rudolf Steiner. She converted to Judaism before her 1956 marriage to Arthur Miller.

11. Her weight went up and down so dramatically during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl that the costume designer, Beatrice Dawson, had to create facsimile dresses in different sizes. “I have two ulcers from this film,” she said, “and they’re both monogrammed MM.”

12. She was rarely without an acting coach. Her first, Natasha Lytess, worked with her for six years and 22 films, clashing with directors, whose authority she challenged, and studio heads, who paid her bills. (Marilyn also paid her a wage – and settled her £11,000 debt at the dentist.)
Later, Paula Strasberg took Lytess’s role; unlike Lytess, who tried to direct Marilyn’s every movement from behind the camera, Strasberg was consulted between takes. To coach Marilyn in The Prince and the Showgirl, she was paid $25,000 – as much as some of the featured actors were getting.

Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl

13. For 20 years after Marilyn’s death, Joe DiMaggio arranged to have roses sent to her crypt three times a week.

14. In January 2011, Authentic Brand Groups bought the licensing rights to the Marilyn Monroe estate, for a price in the range of $30million. “On the media and entertainment side,” said the company’s chief executive, Jamie Salter, “I think she’s got a career in front of her, just based on technology.

15. At the 1999 auction of Marilyn’s effects, her white baby grand piano was bought by Mariah Carey, the singer, for $662,500. (The estimate had been $10,000-$15,000.) The piano had been bought by Marilyn’s mother, and sold after she had her breakdown, but Marilyn eventually found it and bought it back, keeping it with her until her death.

16. There was an open casket at her funeral. She wore an apple green Pucci sheath dress made of nylon jersey and a platinum wig (her head had been partially shaved during the autopsy).

17. She was thought to have been planning to remarry Joe DiMaggio at the time of her death. After the failure of their marriage, DiMaggio had undergone therapy, stopped drinking alcohol and expanded his interests beyond baseball: he and Marilyn read poetry together in these later years.

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Credit: Reuters 

18. Marilyn’s beaded Jean Louis gown, worn when she sang Happy Birthday to President Kennedy, was sold in 1999 for £820,000. At the time it was the record price for a single item of clothing, until Marilyn’s billowing white Seven Year Itch dress was put up for sale by Debbie Reynolds in 2011, where it made £2.8 million.

19. Marilyn owned many dogs during her life; her last was a Maltese terrier given to her by Frank Sinatra, which she named Maf (short for Mafia Honey). At the Christie’s sale in 1999, two Polaroids of Maf sold for £220,000.

20. Marilyn left 75 per cent of her estate to the Strasbergs; eventually this fell to Anna Strasberg, Lee Strasberg’s third wife. She vetoes the use of all images in which Marilyn wears fur, citing Marilyn’s love of animals as a reason.

21. The Anna Freud Centre, a child therapy clinic in Hampstead, north London, owns the remaining 25 per cent of Marilyn Monroe’s estate. The centre was left its share by Dr Marianne Kris, one of Marilyn’s therapists, and the original beneficiary of her will.

22. Before her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, Marilyn was married to James Dougherty. She was 16 when they tied the knot. Dougherty, who later became a detective in the LAPD, was forbidden by his second wife from going to see any of Marilyn’s films.

 Marilyn Monroe with her first husband, James Dougherty Credit: EPA

23. Marilyn whitened her skin with hormone cream, one side effect of which was to encourage the growth of blonde down on her face; Marilyn would not remove this peach fuzz, believing that it gave her face a soft glow on camera.

24. She was never nominated for an Academy Award, but she was voted the “Oomph Girl” at Emerson Junior High in 1941; crowned Castroville’s first Artichoke Queen in 1948; and was Stars and Stripes magazine’s Miss Cheesecake of 1950.

25. She was named “The Most Advertised Girl in the World” by the Advertising Association of the West in 1953. Among the brands she represented were American Airlines, Kyron Way Diet Pills, Pabst Beer, Tan-Tan Suntan Lotion and Royal Triton Oil.

26. In 1950, Johnny Hyde, her agent, paid for her to have two plastic surgeries: a tip rhinoplasty (reshaping the soft cartilage at the end of her nose); and a chin implant.

27. She was an early devotee of yoga, and was taught by Indra Devi, a Swedish-Russian Bollywood film star who also taught Greta Garbo and Gloria Swanson.

28. Marilyn’s intervention got Ella Fitzgerald her first major engagement at a Los Angeles nightclub. In 1955 the colour bar was still in force, but Marilyn convinced the management to let Fitzgerald play by promising to sit in the front row for a week.

29. Marilyn was only the second woman to head her own production company (Mary Pickford was the first).

30. Marilyn had a fixation on Clark Gable, her co-star in The Misfits; as a young girl, Marilyn dreamed that he was her father. When he died, she said that she cried for two days.

31. She preferred to go naked. Among female studio employees – wardrobe mistresses, hairdressers, make-up artists – she often went without clothes. She gave interviews in the nude and often went out wearing nothing under the black mink that Joe DiMaggio had given her.

Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, stars of 'The Misfits' Credit: AP 

32. Writers loved her. Jean-Paul Sartre wanted her to play the role of a hysterical patient in the film Freud, for which he wrote the first draft of a screenplay; she was Truman Capote’s first choice for the part of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

33. Marilyn’s death was ruled a “probable suicide”, but toxicology tests were only carried out on her liver. When the deputy coroner, Thomas Noguchi, tried to obtain her other organs for testing, he was told they’d been destroyed.

34. Veronica Hamel, an actress, bought Marilyn’s house in 1972. She claimed that when she was renovating the house she discovered an extensive system of wire-taps.

35. Marilyn’s hero was Abraham Lincoln: “I used to read everything I could find about him,” she wrote in her (ghosted) autobiography, My Story. “He was the only famous American who seemed most like me, at least in his childhood.

36. The books she was reading at the time of her death were Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Captain Newman MD, a novel by Leo Rosten based on the life of Monroe’s psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson.

37. Two men claimed paternity of Marilyn on their deathbeds: C Stanley Gifford, who both Marilyn and her mother believed was her father, but who refused to meet Marilyn when she was alive; and Edward Mortensen, who was married to her mother at the time of her birth, and whose (misspelled) surname appears on her birth certificate.

38. She was athletic. As a young married woman on Catalina Island in the early Forties, she studied weightlifting with a former Olympic champion named Howard Corrington. She later went tandem surfing with a boyfriend, Tommy Zahn, balancing on his shoulders as they cut through the waves.

39. She was a talented producer. Marilyn Monroe Productions, which she formed in 1955 with Milton Greene, the photographer, only solely produced one film, The Prince and the Showgirl. Marilyn showed her nous in winning the script: she managed to wangle a meeting with the writer, Terence Rattigan, in New York, where he was stopping over en route to Hollywood to discuss the script with the director William Wyler, luring him from the airport to a downtown bar. When Wyler failed to make him a concrete offer, Rattigan went with Monroe.

40. Many of her friends believed she was murdered. Among the potential suspects: Robert Kennedy (with whom she had had an affair); John F Kennedy (ditto); mafioso Sam Giancana; the FBI; the CIA; her psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson.

41. During the filming of Let’s Make Love, Marilyn’s no-shows added 28 days to the shooting time and $1 million to the budget.

Allan 'Whitey' Snyder applying Marilyn Monroe's makeup
on the set of 'Let's Make Love' Credit: AP

42. Her career in front of the camera began when she was discovered working on the assembly line at Radioplane, a munitions factory, by a photographer called David Conover.

43. Arthur Miller’s play After the Fall is generally thought to be a thinly veiled portrayal of his marriage to Marilyn. The writer James Baldwin walked out of the play because he thought that “Maggie”, the Monroe character, was written so cruelly.

 Marilyn Monroe with then-husband Arthur Miller in July 1956 Credit: AP

44. She only owned one home by herself: the house she died in at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood.

45. When she met Nikita Khrushchev, they discussed The Brothers Karamazov. She dreamed of playing the part of Grushenka in a film of the book.

Un appartement de Marilyn Monroe à New York en vente

Un appartement de Marilyn Monroe en vente
publié le 14/06/2016
en ligne sur planet.fr

En images : un ancien penthouse de Marilyn Monroe à vendre
La célèbre actrice américaine a vécu dans ce superbe appartement avec son époux Arthur Miller en 1956. Petit tour des lieux.  

Ce penthouse, situé au 13e étage d’un immeuble du cœur de Manhattan, est d’une superficie de plus de 200 mètres carrés. A noter également la présence d’une incroyable terrasse de plus de 270 mètres carrés avec vue sur les buildings new-yorkais. Pour se l’offrir, il faudra tout de même avancer la somme de 6,75 millions de dollars.

444 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
Former home to Marilyn Monroe, Bill Blass, Bobby Short 

1. La Vue / The View
The terrace provides a stunning view of the East River and 59th Street Bridge.

2. La chambre d'amis / The Guest Bedroom
A floor-to-ceiling window guarantees the best view possible for guests.

3. La salle à manger / The Living Room
You enter the apartment via an elevator that's attended 24/7,
and then walk into this stunning space featuring a fireplace,
expansive windows, and polished hardwood floors.

4. La cuisine / The Kitchen
The kitchen most certainly has been updated since the days of Ms. Monroe
—in fact, the entire place recently underwent a 2-year renovation.

5. La chambre principale / The Master Bedroom
Imagine sleeping where Marilyn once slept!

6. La terrasse / The Terrace
Another glance at the spectacular view,
once home to parties that hosted the likes of
Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Marilyn Monroe's $6.75 Million N.Y.C. Apartment Is for Sale, and We've Got Your Look Inside
published the June, 14, 2016
online instyle

instyle-061316-marilyn-monroe-apt-lead  Marilyn Monroe's former New York City penthouse is up for grabs, and the apartment, situated in Sutton Place on Manhattan's East Side, is as glamorous as you'd expect. In fact, it's so chic that multiple notables have called the space home. In addition to Monroe—who lived there in the late '50s with then-husband Arthur Miller—fashion designer Bill Blass, singer Bobby Short, and, most recently, a Swedish princess, all have taken up residence in the 2,200-square-feet space.

For an asking price of $6.75 million, those interested in scooping up the 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment can expect heated floors, a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a solarium in the guest bedroom, according to the listing. Additionally, this prewar pad offers a stunning view of the East River and 59th Street Bridge, as well as a fabulous terrace for outdoor entertaining.



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29 mai 2016

A la TV - Le Mystère Marilyn au JT France 2


 Samedi 28 mai 2016 - 20h00 - JT de Fance 2
- à revoir en replay -

Reportage - Saga : Le Mystère Marilyn

Durée : 5 minutes

Marylin Monroe, le mythe reste entier

Rayonnante devant les photographes, elle est rapidement devenue une star avant d'être un mythe. Marilyn Monroe, qui aurait eu 90 ans cette année, reste une icône sans équivalent du cinéma hollywoodien. Norma Jean Baker de son vrai nom aura couru après la gloire et l'amour pendant sa courte vie. En 1954, elle vient de rencontrer le succès avec Les hommes préfèrent les blondes et célèbre son union avec Joe DiMaggio.

Des histoires d'amour et une fin soudaine

En 1960, elle joue avec Yves Montand dans Le milliardaire. Elle aura une liaison avec l'acteur français, bien qu'elle soit à l'époque mariée au romancier Arthur Miller. La santé de la jeune femme est chancelante, son besoin constant d'affection et de reconnaissante la détruit. Elle vit une histoire dangereuse avec le président Kennedy.
En 1962, elle signe son dernier rôle : le 5 août, elle est retrouvée morte dans sa chambre. Suicide ou assassinat, depuis 54 ans, le mystère demeure.

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15 mai 2016

Catalogues "Marilyn Monroe" 2016 Box Set Auction Juliens


Les 4 catalogues sont en vente dans une boîte en lot au prix de 250 $ sur le site de juliensauction:
- " Marilyn Monroe Property From The Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts "
- "Marilyn Monroe Property From The Estate of Lee Strasberg" en 2 volumes
- "Déjà vu Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe

Ces catalogues sont issus de la vente aux enchères consacrée à 'Marilyn Monroe' qui se déroulera le 19 novembre 2016 par Juliens Auction à Los Angeles, aux Etats-Unis.

Mise à jour le 09/09/2016
changement du visuel de l'un des catalogues





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Affiche Festival Cinéma Franco-américain

2016-06-07-festival_champs_elysees  C'est une Marilyn Monroe graphique (représentée en robe blanche de Sept ans de réflexion) qui figure sur l'affiche de la 5ème édition du Festival de cinéma franco-américain (Champs Elysées Film Festival) organisé du 7 au 14 juin 2016.
> site officiel champselyseesfilmfestival.com

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08 mai 2016

Expo Femmes en Dior Sublime élégance d'un portrait

2016-expo-110495665_o  Du 5 mai au 25 septembre 2016, exposition Femmes en Dior au Musée Christian Dior de Granville. 

- Sublime élégance d'un portrait -
Exposition printemps-été 2016

Dans le cadre du festival Normandie Impressionniste 2016 consacré au thème du portrait, le musée Christian Dior présente l’exposition FEMMES EN DIOR. Sublime élégance d’un portrait.
Cette exposition propose de découvrir l’œuvre et les sources d’inspiration du grand couturier et de ses successeurs à travers l’évocation de personnalités emblématiques du monde de l'aristocratie, du spectacle, du théâtre ou du cinéma, ainsi que des figures de l'élégance française et internationale : la princesse Grace de Monaco, Joséphine Baker, Marilyn Monroe, Charlize Theron, Marion Cotillard...
Un ensemble exceptionnel de quatre-vingt-dix robes de Haute Couture, des photographies, des dessins et des tableaux mettent en lumière l’élégance des femmes en Dior et les moments où la création Dior fait corps avec leur apparence et leur personnalité.


Lieu et adresse: Musée Christian Dior, Villa les Rhumbs, Rue d'Estouteville, 50400 Granville
Le musée n'est pas accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

Horaires: Tous les jours de 10h à 18h30 - Fermeture de la billetterie à 18h00 - Durée estimée de la visite libre: environ 45 minutes
Tarifs: plein : 8 € / réduit (étudiants, demandeurs d'emploi, visiteurs handicapés) : 4 € / Gratuit pour les enfants de moins de 12 ans
Entre les musées : le billet d’entrée au musée Christian Dior donne accès à un billet tarif réduit pendant une semaine au Musée d’art moderne Richard Anacréon pour visiter l’exposition Belles de nuit. Portraits de femmes sous la plume et le pinceau. 1905-1940 (Festival Normandie Impressionniste 2016).

Site: musee-dior-granville.com

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Vente aux enchères et Expositions "Marilyn Monroe" Property from David Gainsborough-Roberts

2016-11-juliens-marilyn-monroe-catalogue  Vente aux enchères 'Marilyn Monroe' de la collection de David Gainsborough Roberts le 19 novembre 2016 par Juliens Auction à Los Angeles, aux Etats-Unis.

Le catalogue est en vente dans une boîte en lot avec 3 autres catalogues (et non à l'unité) au prix de 250 $ sur le site de juliensauction 
> Bientôt les lots en ligne 
sur le site de juliensauction 

Présentation: Auction includes David Gainsborough-Roberts curated collection of Marilyn Monroe film worn costumes, personal wardrobe, jewelry, and personal items. The sale features film costumes that represent an extensive portion of Marilyn’s acting career, from Niagara (20th Cent., 1953) to Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959). The auction celebrates Monroe’s life and consists of film costumes, designer wardrobe and costume jewelry, personalized gifts from Monroe, documents, personal correspondences and personal items.
Collector David Gainsborough-Roberts is known to have amassed the world’s largest collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia which he has carefully and lovingly curated for years.

Costumes et Accessoires portés dans des films / pour des photos:
Highlights from this historic sale include Seven of Marilyn’s most notable films are represented in this auction with many created by award winning designers and well known costumers of Hollywood yesteryear :
- a sheer black beaded and sequined dress worn by Monroe in her Golden Globe winning role Sugar Kane as she crooned “I’m Through With Love” in the award winning 1959 film Some Like it Hot;
- an elaborate embellished stage gown worn by Monroe as she sang “After You Get What You Want You Don’t Want It” in the 1953 comedy There’s No Business Like Show Business which was designed by one of Marilyn’s all-time favorite designers, William Travilla;
- a pink linen halter wiggle dress designed for Monroe by Dorothy Jenkins for the 1953 thriller Niagara;
- a green satin one-piece with black sequins and gold fringe worn by Monroe as she sang “That Old Black Magic” in the 1956 film Bus Stop;
- the white full-length gown of satin with sheer overlay embellished with faux pearls created by Academy Award nominated designer Beatrice Dawson and worn by Marilyn in “The Prince and The Showgirl,” the second of two films produced by Marilyn Monroe Productions.
- Additional film pieces offered include costumes from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to Let’s Make Love and The Misfits, along with a pair of rhinestone earrings worn by Monroe in How To Marry A Millionaire and a pair of sequin embellished opera gloves from the Rachmaninoff scene of The Seven Year Itch.
- Publicity worn items include the 19th century style bodice Monroe wore when she was photographed by Jack Cardiff in 1957, and also the lilac colored satin leotard Marilyn wore to be photographed by Richard Avedon when she posed as Lillian Russell for a 1958 feature in Life magazine.

Vêtements et effets personnels:
Monroe’s personal style is represented by :
- a figure hugging black cocktail dress by Ceil Chapman, a favorite of Monroe;
- a slender fitting bias cut crepe evening gown worn by Monroe to the 1955 premiere of The Rose Tattoo;
- an embellished slubbed silk Lanvin gown;
- rhinestone jewelry;
- evening gloves;
- shoes.

Personal items include:
- prescription pill bottles,
- Victoria and Albert museum exhibited high heels,
- a plastic doll in the likeness of Monroe given as a souvenir at her 34th birthday party;
- documents and correspondences;
- household items;
- and Monroe’s Detroit Free Press “New Faces Award” from 1952.

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Exposition des lots :

> Londres - du 25 mai au 20 juin 2016
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Lots Road
SW10 0XE

> Irelande - du 25 juin au 25 juillet 2016
Museum of Style Icons
Newbridge Silverware
Co. Kildare

> Voyage en mer sur le QUEEN MARY 2
Depart de New York le 9 août 2016
Arrivée Southampton le 16 août 2016

> Los Angeles - du 14 au 18 novembre 2016
gratuit -Julien’s Auctions
741 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90069 



06 avril 2016

Au théâtre: Norma Jeane

Norma Jeane
pièce musicale

theatre_Affiche_Norma_Jeane__AUROREPièce écrite par Pierre Glénat.
Mise en scène par Rubia Matignin.
Avec Luana Kim, Sonia Hell, Robert Aburbe, Pierre Glénat, M. Christine Glénat.

La pièce, qui se focalise sur le dernier mois de la vie de Marilyn Monroe, a déhà été jouée en juillet/septembre 2011 et en juin/août 2012,; elle est à nouveau rejouée cette année, mais que pour quelques dates. 

Peech: A l'intérieur de la même personne vivaient deux êtres : Marilyn Monroe icône blonde et Norma Jeane femme enfant.
Oui Norma Jeane étant le prénom d'état-civil de Marilyn, elle était aussi cette femme fragile et pleine de doutes qui souffre derrière le masque platine de la Star dont le strass vire au stress ! Le spectacle alterne des scènes avec des séquences musicales sous forme des meilleurs standards de Marilyn :
 " I wanna be loved by you ", " My heart belongs to Daddy ", etc.  Ainsi la magie de Marilyn renaît avec la sensualité des chansons même si l'angoisse n'est jamais très loin…

Dates et Horaires: du 12 au 16 avril 2016
Durée du spectacle: 1h15
Tarif : 21.00 - 15.00 - 12.00 - 10.50 €
Lieu: Salle Labo au Théâtre de Ménilmontant, 15 Rue du Retrait, 75020 Paris (site web Théâtre de Ménilmontant).
Sur le web: interview de la metteure en scène Rubia Matignon sur micmag.net

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05 avril 2016

Au théâtre: Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

theatre-mm_cobain Spectacle conçu par Nevche (Frédéric Nevchéhirlian)
Voix, guitare : Nevche
Guitare : Christophe Rodomisto
Batterie, percussions, harmonium : Gildas Etenenard

Marilyn Monroe et Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), deux stars au destin tragique, nous ont légué leurs journaux intimes, leurs réflexions sur les femmes, leurs conditions, leurs désirs, mais aussi sur le succès et ses travers, les addictions, l’injustice.

Entre concert littéraire, lecture musicale et poème rock, Frédéric Nevchéhirlian nous attire de l’autre côté du miroir, où, au-delà des apparences, nous croisons aussi Arthur Rimbaud, Vincent Van Gogh, Sylvia Plath, Antonin Artaud, Virginia Woolf, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Nicolas de Staël...

« Marilyn Monroe n’était pas seulement une blonde platine, symbole d’un idéal sexy féminin photogénique et posée là, une “sois-belle-et tais-toi” à qui l’on demande de ne surtout pas penser.
De même pour Kurt Cobain. Il n’était pas juste ce junkie fébrile et nihiliste symbole d’une jeunesse désœuvrée ». Nevché

Production : LES DITS SONT DE LA, Zamora.Coproductions :Le Théâtre d'Ivry-Antoine Vitez Le Train Théâtre de Portes-lès-Valence, Le Merlan-Marseille, Le Semaphore-Cebazat et La Coopérative Internexterne.
Avec l’aide de la DRAC PACA, la Région PACA, le Conseil général des Bouches-du- Rhône,  la Ville de Marseille, l’ADAMI, la SPEDIDAM et le CNV.
Affiche: © Peinture: Clara Le Picard - Graphisme: Denis Carrier

Dates et Horaires: vendredi 8 et samedi 9 avril 2016 à 20h
Tarif : 15 €
Lieu: Théâtre d'Ivry Antoine Vitez, 1, rue Simon Dereure, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine
Sur le web: site du theatredivryantoinevitez.ivry94.fr

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20 mars 2016

A la TV - Tony Curtis, le gamin du Bronx


 Lundi 21 mars 2016 - 22h50 - Arte
- à revoir en replay pendant 7 jours-
Rediffusion ?

Documentaire - Tony Curtis, le gamin du Bronx

Durée : 56 minutes
Année et origine : 2011, France
Réalisateur: Ian Ayres

De la tragédie de l'enfance à l'apaisement des dernières années, de "Certains l'aiment chaud" à "Amicalement vôtre", un voyage intime avec Tony Curtis (1925-2010), l'un des premiers sex-symbols masculins d'Hollywood.

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Yeux de braise, coiffure de rebelle et torse lisse, qu'il dénude volontiers: à l'aube des années 1950, à 24 ans, Tony Curtis, né Bernard Schwartz, fut l'un des premiers sex-symbols masculins d'Hollywood. Dès son plus jeune âge, sur le pavé du Bronx, il a misé sur son charme et son énergie pour échapper aux naufrages de son enfance: une famille d'émigrés juifs hongrois engluée dans la misère, une mère schizophrène qui le bat, un petit frère tendrement aimé, renversé à 9 ans par un camion. Engagé volontaire dans la marine pour combattre le nazisme, ce mordu de cinéma apprend après la guerre les rudiments du métier d'acteur. Repéré par Universal avant même de décrocher son diplôme, il échappe assez vite à l'anonymat du menu fretin des studios, marigot impitoyable éclairé par une brève liaison avec la starlette Marilyn Monroe. En 1951, son mariage avec Janet Leigh, l'une des stars de la MGM, lui permet d'accéder à de vrais rôles de composition, notamment Trapèze, puis Le grand chantage. S'il se prête goulûment aux diktats de la célébrité, il n'hésite pas à afficher son combat contre la ségrégation (notamment lors du tournage de La chaîne, avec Sidney Poitier) ou à défendre l'ambiguïté sexuelle d'un rôle (Spartacus). Et son irrésistible prestation dans Certains l'aiment chaud (1959), aux côtés de Jack Lemmon et de Marilyn, qu'il en vient à haïr pour ses retards légendaires, est entrée au panthéon du septième art.

À ces années flamboyantes succède un long et douloureux déclin. Même s'il tourne encore quelques grands films (Le dernier nabab, L'étrangleur de Boston) et savoure un grand succès de télévision avec Amicalement vôtre, Tony Curtis est rattrapé par les fantômes de l'enfance. Avant de trouver, sur le tard, une forme de sérénité auprès d'une énième conquête, loin du cinéma. Et c'est en paisible retraité qu'il témoigne dans ce film tourné peu avant sa mort, en 2010. Entre ombre et lumière, archives et témoignages (outre Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Piper Laurie, Harry Belafonte...), un voyage intime avec l'une des dernières icônes de l'âge d'or hollywoodien.

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