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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.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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