Category Archives: Posts by Gary Vitacco-Robles

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Monroe Steals Scenes in All About Eve

Marilyn: Behind the Icon Marilyn Monroe Steals Scenes in All About Eve On the heels of winning the Academy Award for Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) director Joseph L. Mankiewicz casted an A-film produced by Darryl … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Marilyn: Behind the Icon, Posts by Gary Vitacco-Robles | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Monroe’s Break-Out Performance

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – The Asphalt Jungle,Monroe’s Break-Out Performance In April 1955, Marilyn Monroe appeared on Edward R Murrow’s television series Person to Person featuring celebrity interviews. From his armchair in a studio, Murrow conversed with Monroe, who appeared … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Guest Posts, Marilyn: Behind the Icon, Posts by Gary Vitacco-Robles | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Clash by Night

RKO’s Clash By Night, Marilyn Monroe’s thirteenth film, opens with a dramatic soundtrack as waves crash against coastal rocks, director Fritz Lang’s metaphor for the sexual tension to follow. Worldly but weary Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) returns home to a … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Guest Posts, Marilyn: Behind the Icon, Posts by Gary Vitacco-Robles | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Don’t Bother to Knock

Today’s audiences remember the iconic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot when they think of Marilyn Monroe. Very few are aware of Monroe’s earlier dramatic performances prior to her ascension to global prominence. Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Guest Posts, Marilyn: Behind the Icon, Posts by Gary Vitacco-Robles | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Niagara

Marilyn Monroe as Rose Loomis in Niagara In 20th Century Fox Studio’s black and white trailer for Niagara (1953), the narrator describes Marilyn Monroe’s character as “flaunting her charms as she lured men on and on to their eternal destruction…” … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Guest Posts, Marilyn: Behind the Icon, Posts by Gary Vitacco-Robles | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Exclusive Blog Series by Author Gary Vitacco-Robles

Marilyn: Behind the Icon Blog Series I am so happy to announce that, in celebration of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday tomorrow, June 1, CMH will be launching an exclusive Marilyn: Behind the Icon blog series, penned by author Gary Vitacco-Robles. The … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Posts, Posts by Annmarie Gatti, Posts by Gary Vitacco-Robles | Tagged , | 2 Comments