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Monster Mash: Marilyn Monroe photos for sale; 'American Idiot' gets a boost; John Lennon Museum to close

February 5, 2010 |  8:59 am


-- Star power: Rarely seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken nine months before she died are up for sale. (Reuters)

-- Through the roof: Ticket sales for the Broadway engagement of Green Day's "American Idiot" get a big lift following a performance on the Grammy telecast. (New York Post)

-- Imagine: The John Lennon Museum, located near Tokyo, is scheduled to close when its deal with Yoko Ono expires. (Agence France Presse)

-- Friendly bet: Two U.S. museums are wagering the loan of paintings on the outcome of the Super Bowl on Sunday. (BBC News)

-- This old house: Egypt unveils renovations at what is believed to be the oldest Christian monastery in the world. (Associated Press)

-- Looking likely: David Mamet's 1977 play "A Life in the Theater" appears headed to Broadway in the fall. (Playbill)

-- Backstage drama: Fabio Luisi, general music director of the Saxon State Opera, has abruptly resigned,  leaving the company without a conductor for its production of Wagner's "Ring" cycle. (New York Times)

-- Still apathetic: Members of Generation X don't appear to be taking an interest in classical music as they move well into middle age and beyond. (New Yorker)

-- And in the L.A. Times: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art said it has raised $250 million toward a $480-million campaign to expand the museum; longtime leaders of South Coast Repertory are stepping down.

-- David Ng

Photo: Marilyn Monroe as captured by photographer Len Steckler in December 1961. Credit: PR Newswire

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I found a kodak photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell signing the sidewalk on the Walk of Fame in California. It's black and white and beautiful! Can anyone tell me what they think it's worth?
Thanks, Rose


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