Monday, August 6, 2012

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown... Marilyn Monroe... The Legend Is Honored All Over Los Angeles on the Weekend of Her Historical 50th Memorial...

Germany's Peter Schnug (right) flew to Los Angeles to speak at Marilyn Monroe's 50th Memorial at Westwood Village Memorial Park.  He enjoys lunch with Harrison Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel where Marilyn  stayed while filming "Let's Make Love" with Yves Montand - she graces the cover of the restaurant's menu

Travis Kiro loves Marilyn Monroe...  Who Doesn't?  The mural is located at 2920 Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake

A dedicated  Marilyn Monroe fan shows his MM tattoo... Photo by Billy Bennight 

Marilyn Monroe Contemporary Kathleen Hughes, her husband producer Stanley Rubin "River of No Return", Sunny Thompson "Marilyn Blonde Forever", legendary actor Theodore Bikel & actor/entertainment reporter Harrison Held attend the Monroe/Forum Theatre Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the El Portal Theatre preceding a performance of Sunny's show - she's great! Photo by Billy Bennight

Christopher Murray, Don Murray, Sunny Thompson & Renee Taylor do the ribbon cutting - Don Murray co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in "Bus Stop" & Renee Taylor studied with MM at Lee Strassberg's in NYC - photo by Billy Bennight

Renee Taylor shares her memories of Marilyn Monroe at Lee Strasberg's classes in NY.  "She was perspiring so heavily that you could see every contour of her body under her dress..."   left to right: The El Portal's Jay Irwin, Renee Taylor, Sunny Thompson, Stanley Rubin & Kathleen Hughes...  photo by Billy Bennight

Kathleen Hughes, Stanley Rubin & Harrison Held arrive for a special screening of "River of No Return" at the Egyptian in honor of Marilyn Monroe's 50th Memorial - What A Nite - Stanley introduced the film & spoke about Marilyn & the making of the feature.  The character driven western directed by Otto Preminger played very well on the big screen & was very well received...    photo by Billy Bennight

Lois Banner signs copies of her new book "Marilyn : The Passion & the Paradox" for European MM lookalike Memory Monroe at the Egyptian.. photo by Billy Bennight

Legendary Photographer George Barris spoke at the memorial. Here he is featured in front of one of his most famous photos of Marilyn Monroe. Other speakers at the memorial included producer Stanley Rubin, actress Kathleen Hughes, actor George Chakiris, author Lois Banner, foster sister Nancy Jeffries, author James Spada,  German MM Collector Peter Schnug,  Manfred Strunk, Amy Greene, Josh Greene & agent Jay Kanter. Singer Sue Ann Pinner closed the event with her beautiful rendition of Greg Schreiner's "Do Not Stand At My Grave & Weep"... Photo credit: Harrison Held by permission only

Marilyn Remembered President Greg Shreineer & Producer Stanley Rubin before the screening of "River of No Return" at the Egyptian... Photo by Billy Bennight

Marilyn Monroe Historical 50th Anniversary Memorial... The beautifully produced & classy memorial was hosted by Marilyn Remembered's Greg Schreiner & Scott Fortner & was sponsored by  Heritage Auctions & the Hollywood Museum. Many fans helped to make the event a great success including Jill Kaiser Adams, Amy Condit & Jackie Craig & Leah Peterson...    photo courtesy Jackie Craig

The Beautiful Program for the 50th Marilyn Monroe Memorial Was Designed by Rick Carl & Michelle Justice

Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn's friend, photographer & business partner Milton Greene is joined at the podium by MM's agent Jay Kanter - standing behind her is her son Joshua Greene.  Jay Kanter also represented another beautiful blonde...  Grace Kelly who he shared was more decisive than Marilyn... photo by Leah Peterson

Fans from around the world visited the 20th Century Fox Lot for a special studio visit that included a VIP lunch in the commissary, seeing this famous mural in person & seeing the building where Marilyn once had her dressing room.... photo by Leah Peterson

Have A Great DaY... Please visit to see more of Billy Bennight's beautiful photos...   HH(:

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