Marilyn Monroe

Talking Points

Iraq marks anniversary of US withdrawal

Iraq marks 12 months since the withdrawal of US forces - a year that has seen political turmoil and rising tension between the nation's Arab and Kurdish groups. While Iraqi security forces have held their own in their first full year without US troops to back them, they still face shortcomings. Attacks by insurgents remain common and the political reconciliation American officials had hoped for remains elusive.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 2:08am

Talking points

Marilyn Monroe

Korean rocket countdown … again

8 Nov 2012 - 2:08am

Channel hop

The bright lights of Broadway beckon in this week's headlining drama, Smash (right; Diva Universal, Mondays at 9pm), a razzle-dazzle look at what it takes to make it in the New York world of musical theatre.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

My Week with Marilyn

Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Watson Director: Simon Curtis Category: IIB

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Six Degrees

Coco Lee (below) gave local celebrity-watchers a stimulation overload recently with a wedding that cost a reported HK$100 million and was attended by the likes of Oprah, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Style Meter


Bettie Page hairdos

Rock it with cat-eye shades and attitude.

Tough-girl sandals

G.I. Jane just got glam.

Pretty in pink

Loving this all-pink look by Sandro.


Capri pants

Worked for Marilyn Monroe, but not for you.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Shaggy dog tale

In 1999, the same year his debut novel Our Fathers was short-listed for the Booker Prize, Andrew O'Hagan attended an auction of the late Marilyn Monroe's personal belongings at Christie's, New York.

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

City Festival makes the most of its limited resources

The Fringe Club's City Festival was launched on Thursday night with an opening fete on the roof garden. The little arts festival that could did it again, putting together a terrific lineup, despite lean times and leaner resources.

12 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Time framed

Lawrence Schiller has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Two months before Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, the American photographer captured her undressing during her last (unfinished) film, Something's Got to Give.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Marilyn double-shot just the ticket for those who like it hot

There seems to be Marilyn-mania in Hong Kong tonight with two art exhibits showing rare and vintage photos of the Hollywood sex goddess.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Marilyn Monroe

1 If Marilyn Monroe were alive, which birthday would she be celebrating on Friday?

2 Which item of Monroe memorabilia sold for US$1,267,500 at a Christie's auction in New York in 1999?

3 Which film was the last completed by both Monroe and Clark Gable?

4 Under what name was Monroe born?

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Boy oh boy! Lau is not a muse

Graffiti artist JonOne (John Perello) is back in town. This time he's on a commission from clothier MaxMara to create pieces for their new Prince's Building shop, including one in honour of a local star.

Perello claims the Carina Longchair was painted with the actress Carina Lau Ka-ling in mind.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Singing the praises of women with attitude

Actress and singer Jessica Simpson's new version of Nancy Sinatra's 40-year-old hit These Boots Are Made for Walking - in both lyrics and delivery - shows how far the position of women and its symbolism in pop culture have evolved, at least in the west.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe - Pink

Who? Andy Warhol

When? 1960s-1980s

Where? New York City

Reproductions of Warhol's Marilyn series can be seen on hand bags, pencil cases and restaurant walls throughout the west.

In this work, Warhol has taken an image of Marilyn Monroe's face and made it look unreal by adding bright, flat planes of colour.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Many guises of the man who morphs

Marilyn Monroe is a special favourite and a big inspiration.

A puff of political satire at Cuba's Fidel Castro.

Getting the funny face right on Barbra Streisand.

Celine Dion is Ennio's least favourite person.

Wittily responding to rapper Eminem's homophobia.

The reincarnation of Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is a classic.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am