Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot … still smoking

Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Niagara

In 1959, on hearing that Billy Wilder was making a comedy that started with a machine-gun massacre, the producer David O Selznick warned: "They're going to walk out in droves!" The first test screening seemed to prove him right – the middle-aged, small-town audience stayed silent; some shuffled in their seats and some, indeed, walked out.

Love, Marilyn – review

Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Niagara

The Actors' Studio is thrown wide open with Liz Garbus's puppy-eyed tribute to Marilyn Monroe. Uma Thurman, Viola Davis, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood are among the stars lining up to recreate the former Norma Jeane Mortenson's breathy tones.

Was Marilyn Monroe Really a Savvy Businesswoman ?

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe has been dead for more than 50 years, but her image lives on and her estate made $27million last year, according to Forbes which placed her at number 3 on its 'Dead Celebrities Rich List in 2011', right behind Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.