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This Day in History: Marilyn Monroe checks out of the hospital

On July 11th, 1961 Marilyn Monroe left the hospital, after having a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). It had been a difficult year for Marilyn, who had been in and out of the hospital over a period of 10 months, and divorced Arthur Miller in January. 500 people came to watch the event, which Marilyn Monroe later … Continue reading This Day in History: Marilyn Monroe checks out of the hospital

Eartha Kitt’s 1976 Autobiography (including link to check it out for free online!)

In Alone with Me: A New Autobiography Eartha Kitt recounts memories of her childhood, her rise to fame, and the people who impacted her life. Eartha Kitt wrote several autobiographies in addition to Alone with Me (Thursday’s Child [1956], I’m Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten [1989], as well as a health book with … Continue reading Eartha Kitt’s 1976 Autobiography (including link to check it out for free online!)

Books and Booze

Last year I made a video with some special ladies, featuring how to make an Edgar Allan Poe themed Old Fashioned! Poe was last year's October Marilyn Monroe book choice, but this cocktail can be enjoyed anytime 🍹. If you don't drink alcohol, make this with barley tea instead of bourbon. 😋

Interview with Michelle Morgan, author of ‘The Girl’

1. What sets this book apart from other Marilyn Monroe biographies? The book describes the years 1954-1956, and explores how those years changed Marilyn’s life and in turn how she changed the lives of others. It is not a straight-forward biography (I wrote a full-scale biography entitled ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential’), but instead it … Continue reading Interview with Michelle Morgan, author of ‘The Girl’