Here’s a piece on Marilyn Monroe — specifically, on the excellent new Blu-ray box set of Monroe films from Fox — that does not contain
a) any reference to the fiftieth anniversary of her death
b) the word “iconic”
Above is a lobby card from Malcolm St. Clair’s lost, 1928 version of the Anita Loos-John Emerson stage play, with Ruth Taylor as Lorelei and Alice White as Dorothy. In the New York Times, Mordant Hall found it “an infectious treat,” and it seems safe to assume that the young Howard Hawks (whose “A Girl in Every Port” would come out one month later) saw it and paid his usual close attention. As the IMDB likes to say, check your attic . . .