The Classic Film Club
With Richard Kuipers
Series 01 Episode 02
The classic films revisited and re-rated...as seen through today’s eyes.
Marilyn Monroe (Actress, Icon)
Born: June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: August 5, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA (drug overdose)
Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Nicknames: The Blonde Bombshell, MM
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and death are still the subjects of much controversy and speculation. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson at the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926. Her mother Gladys Pearl Baker was a film-cutter at Consolidated Film Industries. Marilyn's father's identity was never known. Because Gladys was mentally and financially unable to care for young Marilyn, Gladys placed her in the care of a foster family, The Bolenders. - (IMDb)
Detour (Crime, Drama, Film Noir) (1946)
Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Writers: Martin Goldsmith (screenplay), Martin Goldsmith (original story)
Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake - (IMDb)
Trash & Treasure Corner
Carnival of Souls (Horror, Mystery) (1962)
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
Director: Herk Harvey
Writer: John Clifford (written)
Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger - (IMDb)
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