Dimanche 27 décembre 2015 - 14h40 - TMC
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Téléfilm - La vie secrète de Marilyn Monroe
(en 2 parties)
15 Old Hollywood Beauty Secrets You Won't Believe
by Lauren Valenti - online marieclaire.com
If you think today's stars go to great lengths for beauty, it's nothing compared to what the screen sirens of yore did for vanity's sake. From DIY techniques that belong in your routine to *don't try this at home*, here are the super-sneaky beauty secrets of Hollywood's golden age.
To make her lips appear fuller, Monroe would have her makeup artist apply 5 different shades of lipstick and gloss to create dimension. Darker reds went on the outer corners, while lighter hues were brushed on the middle of the lips.
President Kennedy Chats With Marilyn Monroe and Other Attractive People (Mostly Women)
Published on 27/12/2015
by Fritz Holznagel - online who2.com
This photo of President John F. Kennedy with actress Marilyn Monroe may be the most famous shot of JFK chatting up an actress. The photo was taken at a private house party after the famous “Happy birthday, Mister President” moment at a 1962 fundraiser in Madison Square Garden. That’s Attorney General Bobby Kennedy at left, and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. having the absolute time of his life at right.
But thanks to the sur JFK Library and its excellent website, we now have many photos of President Kennedy chatting with handsome entertainers of all kinds. Let’s take a look.
Here’s the president meeting Julie London (later star of TV’s Emergency!) at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Nothing inappropriate here, of course, but Kennedy’s reputation for womanizing offers an interesting subtext for these photos. Perhaps he’s just doing his presidential duty, after all.
Actress Dorothy Provine takes her turn with the Prez. (Provine is dressed as Pinky Pinkham, her character from the TV show The Roaring 20s.) Kennedy’s good — always eye-to-eye contact. Unlike some politicians we could name.
Here’s JFK with an even more famous blonde, Grace Kelly. But this is an official state visit with spouses present: Jacqueline Kennedy and Prince Rainier of Monaco, respectively. They aren’t even shaking hands. Of course, possibly Kennedy was put off by Kelly’s insane hat.
President Kennedy wasn’t the only one shaking hands. Here’s his loyal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, shaking hands with superstar Judy Garland as comedian Carol Burnett looks on. What I like about these celebs-at-the-White House photos is that everybody is happy to see everybody. The glamour goes both ways. “You were in ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ That’s amazing. We’re leading the free world here.”
Of course, Garland met the President as well. Judy Garland was only 4’11” tall, it turns out; John Kennedy was 6’0″ tall, and Carol Burnett has him matched in her heels here in the Oval Office. Hard to believe from looking at them here, but Garland was also five years younger than JFK. She was born in 1922, he in 1917. (Yes, that’s Danny Kaye at right.)
Here’s President Kennedy with opera royalty, Maria Callas. This is at that same crazy party with Marilyn Monroe, from May 19, 1962. UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson is at center in the background. I like the glow of celebrity in this photo, with everyone bearing in on Callas. She’s got the aura.
Speaking of opera singers, here’s President Kennedy chatting up mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry in the East Room of the White House after she sang at a dinner in honor of Vice-President Lyndon Johnson in 1962. The who’s who of figures in back include Speaker of the House John W. McCormack, Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren (turning away at center) and Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Abraham Ribicoff. It was quite a party, but all these people are now dead. Except for Bumbry, who was 25 at the time. She received Kennedy Center Honors in 2009.
Let’s end on this shot of JFK chatting with Julie Belafonte, wife of singer Harry Belafonte (who’s right behind them). This is that same cocktail party after “Happy birthday Mister President”! The event was at the apartment of Democratic bigwig Arthur Krim.
What an era that was, when the president would just go to someone’s apartment and mingle after an event. No wonder John Kennedy met so many attractive people.
Dimanche 27 décembre 2015 - 14h40 - TMC
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Téléfilm - La vie secrète de Marilyn Monroe
(en 2 parties)
Acteurs: Susan Sarandon (Gladys Mortenson), Kelli Garner (Marilyn Monroe), Embeth Davidtz (Natasha Lytess), Jack Noseworthy (Alan DeShields), Stephen Bogaert (Arthur Miller), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Joe DiMaggio), Barry Flatman (Darryl F Zanuck), Giacomo Gianniotti (Jimmy Dougherty) ...
L'histoire: La jeune Norma Jean Mortenson grandit dans la solitude, avec une mère absente. Elle devient une femme ambitieuse qui prend son destin en main. Devenue Marilyn, elle tente de maîtriser ses démons intérieurs et cherche à vaincre les faiblesses dont elle a héritée de sa mère...
Marilyn et les nus sculpturaux d'Helmut Newton s'exposent à Reims
Article publié le 11/12/2015
en ligne sur lefigaro.fr
La 3W Gallery de la capitale de la Champagne réunit des photos splendides du photographe américain Frank Worth et du célèbre inventeur du cliché «porno chic».
Dans le cadre du mois de la photographie Pascal Mignucci, le directeur de la 3W Gallery à Reims, a choisi de présenter les clichés des grands photographes Helmut Newton et Frank Worth jusqu'au 20 décembre 2015.
Ces trente-cinq tirages exceptionnels proviennent d'une collection privée de Los Angeles. Quelque vingt-quatre clichés iconiques, en noir et blanc, signés Helmut Newton, et onze prises de vue rares de Marilyn Monroe réalisées par l'américain Frank Worth sont exposés.
● Helmut Newton (1920-2004)
Helmut Newton, est un photographe australien d'origine allemande, célèbre pour ses clichés de nus, essentiellement féminins.
Helmut Newton fait ses études à Berlin et se découvre très tôt un très vif intérêt pour la photographie. Quittant l'Allemagne nazie en 1938, il émigre en Australie. Il prend part à la Seconde Guerre mondiale comme logisticien.
Après la guerre, Newton va se consacrer pleinement à sa passion pour la photo. Il collaborera régulièrement avec le magazine Playboy, pour lequel il créera ses premiers clichés de starlettes dénudées.
Il s'installe à Paris en 1961, et publie notamment ses travaux dans le magazine Vogue. Il est très vite considéré comme l'inventeur du style «porno chic». Ses modèles les plus célèbres seront Catherine Deneuve, Kate Moss, Brigitte Nielsen, Karen Mulder, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer et Monica Bellucci.
● Frank Worth (1923-2000)
Durant sa vie Frank Worth (1923-2000) ne publia jamais sa collection de plus de 10.000 photos des plus grandes stars de Hollywood. Il restera à la postérité pour la façon dont il sut magnifier l'unique photogénie de Marilyn Monroe. Notamment lors du tournage de Sept ans de réflexion de Billy Wilder, où Worth immortalise l'actrice dans une robe blanche soulevée par une bouche d'aération.
Quelque temps avant sa mort en 2000, il confessa avoir été recruté par le F.B.I. pour surveiller toutes ces célébrités durant la période du Maccarthysme.
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Dimanche 06 décembre 2015 - 20h45 - Numéro 23
Film - Poupoupidou
Durée : 1h40min
Année et origine : 2011, France
Réalisateur: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Acteurs: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix, Olivier Rabourdin, Antoine Chappey, Joséphine de Meaux, Eric Ruf, Arsinée Khanjian...
L'histoire: David Rousseau est un auteur de polars à succès. Une affaire d'héritage le ramène à Mouthe, un village du Jura où il a passé son enfance. A la télévision locale, le suicide de Candice Lecoeur, une starlette de la région, fait la une du journal. David voit dans ce fait divers le sujet de son prochain livre. L'affaire a déjà été classée par la police locale, mais David se met tout de même à enquêter et trouve des incohérences. Piqué au vif, le brigadier Leloup décide, contre l'avis de ses collègues, d'aider l'enfant du pays à découvrir la vérité. Chez Candice, David tombe sur le journal intime de la pin-up. L'intimité de la starlette se dévoile alors...
Lundi 7 décembre 2015 - 20h55 - France 3
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Rediffusion: Lundi 21 décembre 2015 à 23h20
Documentaire - Destins secrets d'étoiles
Grace, Jackie, Liz, Marilyn...
Durée: 110 minutes
Réalisation et commentaire: Henry-Jean Servat
Brigitte Bardot, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida, Jackie Kennedy, Maria Callas...
Elles furent et elles restent les reines du monde. Celles qui n’en finissent pas de régner sur les inconscients collectifs. Nées dans un mouchoir de poche en dentelle, elles ont toutes vécu à la même époque, des deux côtés de l'Atlantique. Dans les mêmes lieux, de Hollywood à Venise en passant par Monaco et Cinecitta, en compagnie des mêmes hommes parfois, elles ont vécu des aventures de toutes sortes qui leur firent traverser le cours de l’histoire, la petite et la grande. Illustré de documents rares et inédits, et révélant des moments inconnus, ce documentaire raconte les vrais destins, mêlés et entremêlés, de ces créatures de légende.
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Rediffusion: 01/12/15 à 11h10 - 08/12/15 à 06h05
Documentaire - Mystères d'archives
1954, Marilyn Monroe en Corée
Durée: 26 minutes
Réalisation: Serge Viallet,
Julien Gaurichon, ALexandre Auque.
Le 15 février 1954, Marilyn interrompt son voyage de noces au Japon avec le joueur de base-ball Joe DiMaggio pour aller chanter en Corée auprès des GI. Cette tournée dans les montagnes situées à la frontière entre la Corée du Sud et celle du Nord durera quatre jours. Que racontent les images tournées par les cameramen de l'armée américaine?
How Norma Jeane, filing cabinet model, became Marilyn Monroe
Published on November, 21, 2015
By Michelle Morgan and Astrid Franse
One day, while shopping for vintage items for their shop, Bennies Fifties in the Netherlands, Astrid and Ben Franse bought a box of old Marilyn Monroe memorabilia from a dealer in Los Angeles. They didn’t know what they really had: a treasure trove. In the box were letters and never-before-seen photos from Miss Emmeline Snively, who had run the Blue Book Modeling Agency — the agent who had signed a young Norma Jeane Dougherty. In the new book “Before Marilyn,” Astrid Franse and co-author Michelle Morgan reveal for the first time this archive and how Snively helped turn Norma Jeane into Marilyn Monroe.
In early August 1945, a photographer friend took Norma Jeane Dougherty from her home in West Los Angeles to be introduced to Miss Emmeline Snively, owner of the Blue Book Modeling Agency.
Norma Jeane was married, bored — and beautiful. Raised an orphan, she wed at 16 to escape a series of foster homes. But her husband shipped off with the Merchant Marines, and she worked an exhausting shift at the local defense plant.
Her face was her escape. She was noticed by propaganda photographers in the factory and after the war went looking for a job at Blue Book.
Snively, who had seen every kind of girl the profession had to offer, did not think there was anything too out-of-the-ordinary about the girl standing in her office at the Ambassador Hotel. She noted in her file: “Norma Jeane had been brought to the hotel by photographer Potter Hueth, wearing a simple white dress and armed with her modeling portfolio, which offered no more than a few choice snaps . . . You wouldn’t necessarily wear a white dress to a modeling job, and it was as clean and white and ironed and shining as she was.”
Norma Jean, then 19, was staring at the magazine covers and publicity photos gracing the walls.
“Those are the prettiest girls I’ve ever seen,” she muttered, almost to herself, before turning to Miss Snively. “Do you think I could ever get my picture on a magazine cover ?”
Snively looked her up and down. “Of course,” she smiled. “You’re a natural.”
Wiggle and quiver
Snively noted her statistics on an agency card: “Size 12, height 5.6, 36 bust, 24 waist, 34 hips. Blue eyes, perfect teeth and blonde, curly hair.” “Actually,” she later wrote, “her hair was dirty blonde. California blonde which means that it’s dark in the winter and light in the summer. I recall that it curled very close to her head, which was quite unmanageable. I knew at once it would have to be bleached and worked on.”
It cost $100 for a three-month modeling course, to teach her presentation, grooming and coordination — or how to sell yourself to the public. Snively noted that Norma Jeane was wonderful when it came to learning techniques such as makeup, hand positions and body posture, but she had concerns over other aspects. One problem was the way she walked, which went against everything a fashion model was trained to do. In short, she wiggled.
“When Marilyn walks, her knees lock,” Snively wrote. “She’s double-jointed in the knees, so she can’t relax and that is why her hips seem to sway when she walks into a room. Her walk is a result of that locking action every time she takes a step. This she turned into an asset.”
As Marilyn would later explain: “When you walk, always think UP in front and DOWN in back.”
Another “problem” was her smile, which the agency (and several magazine editors) felt made her nose look too long. This was easily rectified, as Snively later recalled. “She smiled too high, that’s what was wrong, and it made deep lines around her nose. We taught her how to bring her smile down and show her lowers.”
This resulted in the famous lip quiver that would often be seen in Marilyn’s film roles.
Norma Jeane’s first official assignment was as a hostess at an industry show being held at the Pan Pacific Auditorium. Described as “America’s annual tribute to the working man,” the Industry on Parade exhibition began on Labor Day weekend, 1945, with a motorcade traveling through downtown Los Angeles.
She found herself on a stand taken by Holga Steel Company, talking to visitors, giving out leaflets and showcasing one of the company’s items — a steel filing cabinet.
Described as “absolutely terrified” by Snively, Norma Jean traveled to the Pan Pacific Auditorium day after day. When she returned to the agency, Norma Jeane handed over all her earnings. “She gave me the whole $90,” Snively wrote. “Took nothing out for car fare or meals or clothes or anything. ‘This,’ she said, ‘will take care of most of my tuition.’ I knew at once she was a fair and honest and very fine girl, and I decided to get her as much work as I possibly could.”
Norma Jeane appeared in ads for Douglas Airlines and some magazine shoots. But when photographer Raphael Wolff hired her for a shampoo advertisement, it let Snively do what Norma Jeane had always resisted — change her hair.
“Look darling,” Snively told her, “if you really intend to go places in this business, you’ve just got to bleach and straighten your hair because now your face is a little too round and a hair job will lengthen it.”
Norma Jeane acquiesced, and Snively was thrilled with the results.
“She emerged a truly golden girl . . . From this point she went into her bathing-suit stage, and the demand for her was simply terrific. She averaged, I should say, $150 a week, and men began talking about getting her into the motion-picture game.”
One photographer paid to fix one bad front tooth. Another suggested Norma Jeane “eat more hamburgers.” But they didn’t need to teach her how to look sexy; she was a natural.
Later, Marilyn Monroe would reminisce about how most of the photos used of her were for “men’s” magazines.
“I was in See four or five months in a row,” she said. “Each time they changed my name. One month I was Norma Jeane Dougherty; the second month I was Jean Norman.”
Snively hustled to promote her. When Howard Hughes, who was recovering from a plane crash, called to ask who the girl was on the cover of Laff magazine, Snively promptly called columnist Hedda Hopper, who picked up the item and gave Norma Jeane her first coast-to-coast publicity.
The nude bomb
In July 1946, Norma Jeane got a screen test at 20th Century Fox, where she was signed to a starlet’s contract for a salary and training in the studio workshops.
Executive Ben Lyon took an interest, choosing the name Marilyn for her. “When he asked her if there was a last name she particularly liked, she said yes — her grandmother’s name had been Monroe,” the studio’s archives read.
“Mmmmarilyn Mmmmonroe, yes I like the way that sounds,” Marilyn said.
But Fox eventually dropped her, as did Columbia, after only a few background roles. By May 1949, she had returned to convention modeling, showing off antiques at the Pan Pacific Auditorium.
Marilyn was broke. One day, a man called to offer money and other luxuries in exchange for certain favors.
“For a dizzy moment, I had visions of being able to pay my rent,” she later recalled, “but as he went on giving the details of what I would be expected to do, my visions vanished. He was brutally frank, and all I could think of to say was that he shouldn’t talk that way over a public telephone. I didn’t realize how silly that sounded until I hung up, and then I started to laugh.”
At the time of the call, she was late with her rent at the Hollywood Studio Club and threatened with eviction. Something had to be done.
She called photographer Tom Kelley, who had used her in the past for a beer ad. He had asked her several times to pose nude and she always refused, but this time her home was on the line and she felt she may not have much choice. Marilyn did have a particular requirement — she would only take her clothes off for him if accompanied by his wife, Natalie.
In May 1949, she posed nude on a blanket of red velvet. “I decided I’d be safer with [Kelley] than with some rich old guy who might catch me in a weak moment when I was hungry and didn’t have enough to buy a square meal,” Marilyn explained. “Kelley told me he’d camouflage my face, but it turned out everybody recognized me.”
When later asked what it felt like to be photographed in such a way, she answered, “It was drafty.”
Kelley later told biographer Maurice Zolotow that he paid Marilyn $50 for her services and then sold the rights to a calendar maker for $500. It would be years before the calendar maker’s secretary realized who the girl was. “He made a fortune on it,” Kelley said. “Sold close to 8,000,000 calendars.”
Marilyn got some promising film roles in a Marx Brothers movie (“Love Happy”) and “The Asphalt Jungle.” But like the Kim Kardashian of her day, it was the nude photographs surfacing in 1952 that made her a star. Instead of destroying her career, as the studio thought it would, the scandal won the actress much sympathy after she announced that the reason she had posed in the first place was because without the money she would have been evicted.
In the next year, she would make “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.” The transformation from Norma Jeane to Marilyn was complete.
How to make it…
Marilyn was famous, but her insecurity never went away. In 1954, Snively learned Marilyn was making “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” She called the studio to see if Marilyn would pose for some publicity photos for Blue Book Models. Marilyn quickly agreed.
The pictures taken on the set that day show Marilyn in costume to perform a song and dance number called “Heat Wave.” The actress wasn’t a huge fan of the song, and her new husband, baseball star Joe DiMaggio, wasn’t an admirer of the outfit, considering it too revealing for his wife to wear. However, neither seemed to bother Snively, and photos show there is no doubt that Marilyn enjoyed meeting up with her old mentor once again.
Snively later recalled having a private word with Marilyn off set.
“She didn’t feel she was a qualified actress, [but] how could she have felt any different ?” Snively later wrote. “She’d signed her first contract before she had her first acting lesson.
“God I wanted to cry for her then. This can be the loneliest town in the world, and it’s even lonelier for you if you’re on top of the heap.”
Excerpted from “Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years” by Astrid Franse and Michelle Morgan. Out now from St. Martin’s Press.
Samedi 14 novembre 2015 à 17h50 - TF1
Rediffusion: Dimanche 15 novembre 2015 à 03h55
Magazine - 50 mn inside
Présentation: Sandrine Quétier, Nikos Aliagas
Infos: "Une Star, Une Histoire": un sujet consacré à la relation "Marilyn Monroe - Yves Montand: liaison interdite"
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Marilyn Monroe rejected Frank Sinatra's marriage proposal a year before her death, new book claims
Article published on 18 oct 2015
A new biography of the singer claims the Hollywood beauty turned him down because she was secretly back with estranged husband Joe DiMaggio.
Marilyn Monroe turned down an offer of marriage from Frank Sinatra , a new biography of the singer claims.
Sinatra thought he alone could stop Monroe’s downward spiral that would lead to her death from a drugs overdose, aged 36, in 1962.
But he was rebuffed because the Hollywood icon was secretly back with her former husband, baseball player Joe DiMaggio .
In his book The Chairman, James Kaplan says Sinatra once took Monroe to his Cal-Neva resort in Lake Tahoe and looked after her when she was ill.
Sinatra supposedly believed he could save Monroe from the vultures he saw as leading her towards her doom.
By that time Sinatra had divorced second wife Ava Gardner but had not yet married his third wife Mia Farrow - while Monroe had divorced her third and final husband Arthur Miller.
Jilly Rizzo, Sinatra’s closest aide, told the author: “Yeah, Frank wanted to marry the broad.
"He asked her and she said no.”
The pair had met before 1961, but Kaplan claims that was the year Sinatra’s interest in her peaked.
DiMaggio and Sinatra became rivals and the enmity was so deep that the singer was turned away from Monroe’s funeral, even though he tried to force his way in with bodyguards.
Milt Ebbins, a talent manager, added: '"There was no doubt that Frank was in love with Marilyn."
What Sinatra didn't know at the time was that Monroe had agreed to give DiMaggio another chance, and was also seeing other lovers.