Monroe For Sale

If you’re into Hollywood history and have a few extra million smackers lying around, you can now buy the house in which Marilyn Monroe died! Okay, I know, it’s a bit morbid, but the landscaping and interiors do look very nice…(The French posters for Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Marilyn were all done by the great Grinsson!)

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RIP: James Gammon (1940-2010)

One of our finest character actors, James Gammon, died last week at the age of 70. Like a poor man’s Sam Elliott or a rich man’s Nick Nolte, the grizzled vet often played whiskey-throated cowboys, ranchers, and alcoholic fathers, as well as starred in a number of Sam Shepard’s Broadway productions, including Buried Child and The Late Henry Moss. Although most filmgoers never knew his name, he had a face you couldn’t forget.