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Marilyn Monroe’s Childhood Home

Dec 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

One location that had been on my To-Stalk list for what seemed like ages was the Hawthorne-area home where my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe spent the first eight-and-a-half years of her life.  Fellow stalker Lavonna had texted me the address years ago, but because I so rarely find myself in that neck of the woods, I was never able to make it out there.  Until a couple of weeks ago, that is, when I realized that the residence was not too far from a hotel […]



Bing Crosby’s Palm Desert House – Where JFK Trysted with Marilyn Monroe

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Last month, shortly before I headed off to Switzerland, my dad loaned me the book Killing Kennedy, which he had just finished reading. Because there was a chapter devoted to my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe, he thought I might enjoy it. And enjoy it, I did. I could hardly put it down! The chapter about Marilyn focused on the starlet’s first – and most likely only – tryst with the president, which, according to the book, took place the weekend of March 24th, 1962 at […]



The Colony Palms Hotel

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Upon first moving to the Desert back in January, the Grim Cheaper’s boss, who also resides in the Coachella Valley, told me about a small Palm Springs-area inn named the Colony Palms Hotel that she thought I might be interested in stalking due to its vast Hollywood history.  For whatever reason, though, I completely forgot about the place until the GC and I happened to drive by it a couple of weeks ago.  So, since we were right there and since it was almost 5 […]



Brookside Park from Marilyn Monroe’s Photo Shoot with the White Sox

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Back in February, while doing research for my post about the Rainbow Bar and Grill, where my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe went on her first date with Joe DiMaggio, I came across a blurb in the book The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe which stated that the starlet had first caught Joltin’ Joe’s eye via a photo shoot she had done with the Chicago White Sox in 1951. The blurb mentioned that the shoot had taken place at none other than Brookside Park in […]



Louis B. Mayer’s Former House – The Birthplace of the Academy Awards

Feb 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Last week, the Grim Cheaper emailed me a fabulous Vanity Fair article about the genesis of the most iconic night in Hollywood – the Academy Awards. According to the blurb, in January 1927, legendary producer Louis B. Mayer was enjoying some idle conversation with friends Conrad Nagel and Fred Niblo at his beachfront home when the idea to form an elite club of fellow movie-industry moguls struck him. The article states, “Their flight of fancy—and what some might call anti-union maneuvering—swiftly took wing. The following […]



Rainbow Bar and Grill – the Site of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s First Date

Feb 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

One locale that I had long heard mentioned repeatedly in the various books and articles I had read about my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe over the years was the Sunset Strip’s Rainbow Bar and Grill – where Joe DiMaggio took the starlet for their very first date.  At the time, the establishment was known as Villa Nova, an exclusive Italian eatery that, sadly, shuttered its doors in the late 1960s and moved south to Newport Beach.  Because the historic West Hollywood restaurant had changed hands […]



The Sand Acre Estate – Where Marilyn Monroe is Rumored to Have Vacationed

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

A few weeks ago, while doing research on Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn” statue, which I blogged about yesterday, I came across a press release posted on the Visit Palm Springs website and just about passed out over the mention of a desert-area MM location that I had never before heard of!  The press release stated, “Marilyn Monroe has many legendary ties to Palm Springs.  To name a few, she was photographed and “discovered” by Johnny Hyde from the William Morris Agency at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet […]



The “Forever Marilyn” Statue in Palm Springs

May 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations, This and That

Back in December the Grim Cheaper’s boss, while on vacation in Chicago, spotted a huge statue of my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe towering above the Michigan Avenue skyline and texted me a picture of it.  Well, as you can imagine, I just about lost my mind upon seeing the looming bronze effigy and told the GC that we had to get out to the Windy City as soon as possible to stalk it.  As it turns out, though, Marilyn ended up coming to me!  A […]



The Romanesque Villa Apartments – Marilyn Monroe’s Former Home

May 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

While doing research on the Harper House from Scream 3, which I blogged about in mid-April, I came across some information about an apartment complex – located on the very same street and designed by the very same architect – where my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe once lived.  I was, of course, beyond ecstatic to learn about a previously-unknown Marilyn location and immediately added the building, which is named Romanesque Villa or Romanesque Villa Apartments, to my “To-Stalk” list.  It was not until I dragged […]



Farralone – Frank Sinatra’s Former House

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

While doing research on the Chaplin Court apartment complex, which I blogged about last Thursday, I came across some information about an oft-filmed-at Chatsworth-area estate formerly owned by Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, that, for some inexplicable reason, I had somehow not previously known about.  The mansion, which in most circles is known simply as Farralone, is a marvel of modern design that just came on the public market for the very first time in history a couple of weeks ago.  And, let me […]