New York State of Direction
It is a house that launched a million voyeuristic thrills—Marilyn Monroe, clad in lingerie, briefly appeared in a second-story window. Too bad for the neighbors that the famous sex symbol didn’t undress in the window of 164 East 61st Street every night. She only displayed herself when the cameras were rolling, during the filming of The Seven Year Itch.
The house, a multifamily with commercial space on the ground floor, has sold for $5.9 million to Oakwood Equities LLC. The buyer would appear to be real estate investor Ira Lifshutz, given that he and Oakwood share an address in Engelwood, New Jersey. Hey, Engelwood also provides one of New York’s more famous views.
Aside from their adherence to sidewalk etiquette and an affinity for one-handing pizza, when they put their feet to the street New Yorkers may not differ as much from their touristy brethren as they thought they did.
A New York Post survey of 100 New Yorkers showed that an overwhelming number don’t know where basic Big Apple landmarks are, making them little better than the confused Times Square tourists trying to navigate the city.
Apparently, only 32 percent of New York residents know where the Guggenheim is and only 21 percent can name the location of The Algonquin, the New York Post reports.
Cannes has selected Marilyn Monroe as the official “icon” of its upcoming 65th Festival–the bombshell is to be featured in advertising for the fest. In a statement printed on Deadline, the French cinephiles noted: ““Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, Read More
the infinite sadness
Smash is set to premiere Monday night, and while it may mean the death of camp, it’s also the life of speculation about which real-life analogues match up with the characters on the show. We have a few guesses!
Is method acting now extending into the realm governed by the publicist? While we don’t recall Nicole Kidman shooting any Vanity Fair covers in early 2003 dressed as Virginia Woolf, Michelle Williams is on the cover of GQ (un)dressed as Marilyn Monroe, complete with peroxidey hair. If this cover looks familiar, Read More
In the weekly grind of seeing, suffering through, and writing about what passes for movies today, perfection is a word I rarely have the occasion to use. A warm, wonderful and enchanting work of artistry such as My Week With Marilyn is the exception to that problem. What an extraordinary thrill to leave a movie exhilarated instead of drained, sated instead of empty, rejuvenated instead of depressed. It’s a magical experience.
Photographers ran amok outside the Paris Theatre last night, for the premiere of new movie, My Week With Marilyn. The theatrical cohabitation of Marilyn Monroe and Michele Williams, provided a breeding ground for some of the best looking people in town—under strict guidance from party-throwers, Forevermark and Quintessentially, that they watch the film, of course. Read More
FSG isn’t the first publisher you’d associate with celebrity books. But when they do go the movie-star route, they do it in the most old-school way possible.
Promising to reveal “a very different side to a great star,” FSG announced today in a press release that they’ll be publishing a collection of Marilyn Monroe’s writing Read More
On Saturday, June 27, Charles Cowles will close the art gallery he has owned for 30 years. “I joke with my friends that I better start learning to play solitaire,” he told the Transom in his signature growl during a recent visit to his immaculate, light-drenched, 9,000-square-foot Soho loft.
Mr. Cowles has covered one Read More
On Saturday, Oct. 11, Lindsay Lohan arrived at the Diesel xXx Rock & Roll Circus party at Pier 3 in Brooklyn. As celebrities like Taylor Momsen, Emma Watson, Mark Ronson, Chace Crawford, and Peaches Geldolf made their way down the red carpet, Ms. Lohan managed to stand out.
Dressed in a pleated mini skirt, asymmetrical Read More