The Jules Verne Festival & The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation are presenting The Magic of Tony Curtis this Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA. They will be presenting two of his films, Houdini and Some Like It Hot. For more information, please visit www.julesverne.org.
(Doesn’t this poster make him look like a god? He’s gorgeous!)
In August 1950, Marilyn Monroe was just a model and recently had a bit part in the movie “The Asphalt Jungle.” Ed Clark took these photos of the 24-year-old Marilyn in Griffith Park.
“She was unknown then, so I was able to spend a lot of time shooting her,” Clark said. “We’d go out to Griffith Park and she’d read poetry. I sent several rolls to Life in New York, but they wired back, ‘Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?’ ” (read more at CNN)
Life magazine didn’t use the photos and stored them away. Forgotten over time, they only recently surfaced when Dawnie Walton, deputy editor at Life.com, found them when combing through Life.com digital archive. Two years ago, Life started converting their substantial photographic collection into a digital archive.