Classic News 7

Marilyn Monroe’s last home

…………I recently wrote about Garbo’s New York apartment going on the market for $6 million.

By coincidence, the last home that Marilyn Monroe lived in  also went up for sale in April for around the same price.

Marilyn’s home – the only one she ever owned – was in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles,a red tile roofed, single story Spanish style residence built in 1929.

Marilyn bought  the house in early 1962, but sadly only lived in it for a few months until her tragic death in August of that year.

Inscribed on tiles embedded at the front door  of the house were the Latin words, , “Cursum Perficio” meaning  “My journey is over.” Prophetic words.

Unlike Garbo’s home, there have been several owners since the 1960’s.

For all things Marilyn, there can be nothing better than the  website

http://cursumperficio.net

 

 

 

…………..BOMBSHELL:THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Icon, Immigrant, Inventor.

A new documentary about Hedy Lamarr premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York in April.

Directed and written by Alexandra Dean, it covers the life and career of the beautiful actress who died a recluse in 2000 .

The film uses recordings of  a 1990 interview Hedy gave . These were only discovered recently.

Among the interviewees is her son, Anthony Loder ( whose father was John Loder.)

Part of the documentary covers Hedy’s invention of a communications systems for allied warships during World War 2.

I’d love to see it. PBS in America will be screening it later in the year. I’ve already pestered my local Film Theatre about acquiring it.

I see on IMDB that there was a previous documentary in 2004 called CALLING HEDY LAMARR. Has anyone seen it?

 

 

Hedy Lamarr

 

 

…………..Another , yet to be completed , documentary is  PAUL HENREID, BEYOND VICTOR LASZLO.

Paul Henreid

This documentary in the making comes from Paul Henreid’s daughter, Monika Henreid who is seeking funding for the project at her website, henreidbeyondlaszlo.com

Henried’s life, including escape from Nazi Germany, blacklisting in Hollywwood and a new career in directing should make a fascinating story and I hope the documentary is completed .

 

 

………….A New York cinema I had never heard of, the Metrograph ( 7 Ludlow St, New York) is having a comprehensive MARLENE DIETRICH season from May 23 through June 4.

19 films will be screened including most of Marlene’s iconic roles like DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, ANGEL, A FOREIGN AFFAIR, MOROCCO, RANCHO NOTORIOUS,THE SCARLET EMPRESS, BLUE ANGEL, BLONDE VENUS.

The Metrograph has two screens,one with 175 seats and the other with 50.  So,  small and intimate.Films are shown in 35 mm and digital video.

Has anyone visited the Metrograph?    Theresa?

 

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