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Smithsonian slots C4, Oxford Films’ Marilyn Monroe doc

Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. is set to revisit the life of one of the most iconic Hollywood film stars in the one-off special Marilyn Monroe for Sale. Produced by Oxford ...
November 20, 2018

Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. is set to revisit the life of one of the most iconic Hollywood film stars in the one-off special Marilyn Monroe for Sale.

Produced by Oxford Film and Television for Channel 4, the 60-minute film, originally titled Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime, tells Monroe’s story through looking at her most personal possessions, including some of her most recognizable costumes, letters and clothes.

Marilyn Monroe for Sale charts the life of the actress and sex symbol while following highlights of the auction at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, where more than 1,000 lots belonging to Monroe sold for more than US$11 million, including the famous dress worn while serenading President John F. Kennedy.

The documentary also features interviews with biographers, historians and costume designer Bob Mackie.

Oxford Film’s Nicolas Kent and Susan Jones are executive producers alongside Smithsonian’s Joy Galane and David Royle.

Marilyn Monroe for Sale premieres Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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