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Marilyn Monroe Exhibit Exposed As $8.75 Million Lie

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“Marilyn Monroe-the exhibit” on the Queen Mary opened its doors to the public on November 11, but it had already been denounced as a fraud the night before at a press preview.


(Marilyn Monroe “scared and shocked” in 1949 for a Life magazine photo shoot by Philippe Halsman for “Eight Girls Try Out Mixed Emotions” article. Photo courtesy of the Mark Bellinghaus collection.)


Robert W. Welkos
, a prominent Los Angeles Times writer, was given a personal tour that night by collector Mark Bellinghaus, who pointed out the blatant and clumsy attempts at deception. Welkos laughed, shook his head, rolled his eyes in wonder – yet did nothing, said nothing, to warn readers and the tens of thousands of visitors who would plunk down an outrageous $22.95 each to be admitted to the exhibit.

Mr. Welkos’s first article, written before the press opening, gave a warm handshake to Robert W. Otto, the owner of the dubious Marilyn collection. In his first article about the exhibit, on 11/11/05, the Los Angeles Times withheld the facts and proof against the exhibit that was delivered first-hand. Welkos had come to Bellinghaus’ home days before the opening of the exhibit and seen the real hair rollers of Marilyn Monroe.

And for two hours he was shown photo-documented memorabilia of the legend from some of her Puccis to the amazing cape she wore in The Prince And The Showgirl , even the last piece Marilyn Monroe wore alive (as described by Eunice Murray in her book ) – a white terrycloth bathing robe.

For two hours Bellinghaus shared his collection with this reporter, only to be portrayed as a scoffer, a jealous collector and quoted out of context. That is outrageous and not acceptable.

We were still hopeful when we saw the question mark placed behind the name of Marilyn Monroe in the first article’s headline. But Otto made one outrageous claim after another and people seemed to believe him – it’s scandalous that the Estate of Marilyn Monroe is backing up his ridiculous tales.

We approached the Times the first day of the exhibit and gave them solid proof of fraud — including the now infamous 1974 hair curlers — but a follow-up, and a warning, were never printed. Welkos failed in his two articles about the exhibit to point out the scam and crime that the public is facing.

There are, however sincere and truth-hungry journalists with guts who do report about real scandal, and who try to warn the public about them. The Los Angeles Independent newspaper ran a cover story by Mary Frances Gurton headlined “Expert: Marilyn Show Memorabilia Fake.”

When she called the Queen Mary to verify that the curlers were no longer on display, Ms. Gurton was given the brush-off, again.

She just released her latest update, and again, cover-story, that was published on 4/5/05 and is titled “Marilyn Memorabilia Furor Deepens.” Kudos to Mary Frances.

Isn’t it telling enough that Mr. Otto would not comment – again? He now has his press agent answering for him. Who does he really think he is? Leonardo Di Caprio?


(Photo: Real hair curlers of Marilyn Monroe, and yes, with real hair of Marilyn Monroe, with Christie’s and Julien’s tags attached to them. Originated from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, owned by Anna Strasberg. Sold at auction in June 2005, five month before the hoax exhibit opened its doors in Long Beach. Why did Otto not buy those? Courtesy of and owned by The Mark Bellinghaus collection)


(Photo: Fake hair curlers of Marilyn Monroe, and yes, with fake hair attached to them. Maybe the hair originated from one of Otto’s dolls from the “doll salon“? Identical 1974 Clairol hair setters are available on eBay for a starting bid of $0.01! After Bellinghaus’ blog success across the Internet, even Entertainment Tonight edited out the crazy psychic (James van Praagh) with those hair curlers and the other crap he was authenticating as Monroe’s. To pull an item — as they did in early March — does not mean that it never existed. On the contrary. To remove this highlight of the exhibit may as well mean the “final blow” of this scandalous sham. Photo courtesy of Mark Bellinghaus)

We went on our own to Long Beach — to the Police Department, to the Mayor’s office, to the City Attorney’s office — but no one had time for us, no one had answers. The standard answer we got was that they had no jurisdiction over the Queen Mary. It is a leased property and apparently answers to no man, no legal authority. How can that be? What if somebody shot somebody on the Queen Mary? Tough luck, we suppose. Maybe they could drag the body off the ship and dump it in the parking lot: would the City Attorney or Police Department be interested then?

Four months later, on 3/23/06, The Los Angeles Times printed a toothless story on collecting Marilyn memorabilia, without a single word of warning about the fraudulent show. The fake hair rollers that Mr. Bellinghaus reported to Mr. Welkos the first day into the exhibit – not even mentioned.

But it’s obvious that Robert W. Welkos had read Mark’s first article, (which Mark forwarded to him), and mined it for inspiration and topics for his story. Read Mark’s story and compare to Welkos’ article.


(Photo: “Up close and personal” is not a promise, a it is nightmare, an obscene threat, in this case. Any ordinary garage sale could have the same effect – just cheaper! Ad courtesy of The Los Angeles Times.)

The Times feature ended with a quote from Mark Roesler, the head of CMG licensing, who answered the allegations of fraud by saying, “You always have jealous fan club members and collectors who question such things. It goes with the territory,” which outraged fans and collectors all over the world – the very ones who are paying for Roesler’s silver Ferrari with the “JDean” license plate. Not a smart move, Mr. Roesler: “Pride comes before the fall.”


(Photo: Is this the new hot trend for this summer, men with purses? Tres chic. And after the “Brokeback Mountain” success, very possible. Our model here is the famous and powerful lawyer, Mark Roesler, who successfully turned Marilyn Monroe into a “bag lady.” We are waiting for the Marilyn Monroe toilet seat to be released … with her signature and portrait on the lid of course – nothing would amaze us anymore. Article courtesy of the Brazilian magazine Jornal do Brasil – Roesler, of course, also has an office in Brazil. The article was headlined Dinhero, Portuguese for money … wonder why?)


(Photo: Oops – didn’t we just see that very same MM-on-tiger-background bag in Roesler’s arm? Yes, indeed – but this time it is behind glass and on display on the “$8.75 million exhibit” on the historic ocean liner in Long Beach. The bobble head Marilyn on top must be made of pure platinum. But no, it is just another ordinary eBay find. But good enough as a throne for a display case … if anybody still has doubts that the star lawyer is “in” with Otto and the rest of the hoaxers, reality checkup lights are flashing! Photo courtesy of Mark Bellinghaus)

Mark Bellinghaus attacked the bogus exhibit in a blog sensation – it got the biggest, most passionate reaction in the 4-year history of blogcritics.org. Mark stirred up a hornet’s nest.

The show is still there … still lying and stealing from the paying public, with many tourists and local fans being pranked, stepping into that open trap. The fraud is reaching the $1 million mark, from admission fees and sponsorshipby companies like Pepsi-Cola, Domino’s Pizza, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and Toyota of Long Beach – plus CMG Worldwide, who is also an official sponsor. This scam is scheduled to tour the world for the next 12 years, visiting more than 39 cities, if they are not stopped right now!


(Photo: Real! How many opera glasses would be needed by a super busy movie star who only lived to age 36? Here are two of hers – real ones, if we can believe Anna Strasberg and her stored treasures. These two opera glasses were sold on September 20th, 2001 at Christie’s in Beverly Hills, both together for only $1,293. But Otto wasn’t the buyer of those! Courtesy of Christie’s)


(Photo: Fake! Another so called “highlight” from this attempt to recreate a Christie’s auction. These fake MM opera glasses were also on the ET show with James van Praagh who acted like it was funny to look through them and be scared. We did not find it funny at all. We would find it funny, if his followers and believers finally would accept the truth: That he is a CHARLATAN. Unless these people can prove the exact authenticity of their pieces, we have to believe that almost ALL ITEMS, like the removed hair curler, the shiny red dress, or the blond Some Like It Hot wig, that ALSO HAS BEEN PULLED FROM THE RUNNING EXHIBIT due to Bellinghaus’ first article – and 98.9% of the claimed Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, are FAKE!)

Mark’s first story was called “Marilyn Monroe’s Memory Defrauded in Long Beach – The Truth is Here.” MSNBC.com’s “Clicked” column has already compared it to RatherGate, so shall we call this scam our Marilyn/Enron?

BIG LIE #1

Robert W. Otto announced to the press that his Marilyn collection is worth $10 million. But Mark Roesler, of CMG licensing, says he appraises the collection at $8.75 million—but where did they get those outrageous figures? And since when is he an APPRAISER? Watch the CMG Webcast (of October 8, 2004), in which the two men discuss the tacky collection spread out before them: Otto does his goofy grin routine, but Roesler shows little interest and seems to be clueless as to the items’ value – several times he even asks Otto for the value of this or that item: How much is this worth? Mary Frances Gurton of the Los Angeles Independent newspaper was told by Felton Hyche, VP of QM special events, that no independent appraisal of the collection had been made. So again we ask – where did Roesler get that outrageous $8.75 million figure? He can’t appraise, so he must have taken Otto’s word for it.

We agree with the comment from Roger Richman, the lawyer who started the fight to protect the rights of deceased celebrities, and the first lawyer to handle the Marilyn Monroe estate. In the 12/04 issue of Los Angeles magazine, Richman refuted Mark Roesler’s me-first claims, calling him “a liar and a dwarf and a scumbag.”

We know that Otto bought most of the entire collection from June DiMaggio, Joe Franklin, and from fraudulent eBay sellers. There’s not one authentic movie costume on display – so please tell the world, tell us where to look for the million dollar items!

Serious Marilyn collectors put the value of the collection – the few genuine pieces, plus the mass-produced dolls and crappy collectibles, the bottles of wine, the vintage magazines with Marilyn covers – at $20 to $30 thousand dollars. That’s a long way to $8.75 million!

Or did we miss a closet full of “Happy Birthday, Mr. President dresses,” in one of the tacky corners of the exhibit? And speaking about dresses… the pink gown that they are displaying is NOT from the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes“. As Robert W. Welkos told us when we walked together through that creepy exhibit. Otto admitted that at least to Welkos!


(Photo: Kitsch as Kitsch can. Cheapness behind glass. Why? What do they really think. That someone would steal this? And why are the costumes then not behind glass, literally dropped on the floor and in front of the feet of the visitors in awe! Or more in shock? Go on eBay – the MM clay mask goes for as low as $2.99 (or less). Create your own exhibit. Follow Otto&Co, and scam the world. You’ll be rich in a heart beat. Call the Queen Mary and have your own exhibit!)

It’s one thing to be the “center of media attention for a night, but it’s another to tour with a fraudulent exhibit for years to come. Ticket sales are close to reaching the million dollar mark. We are demanding an investigation. These people have gone too far!


(Photo: The people who are supposed to protect her brought Marilyn Monroe only agony. Strange, the wig that Marilyn is wearing on this picture, is owned by Mark Roesler, the only item he bought in ’99 at Christie’s. He also drove up the price for MM’s piano, that was bought by Mariah Carey for $662,500 – through shill bidding. This way he made his boss, Anna Strasberg a little fortune, while she was looking down at the bidding crowd with a glass of champagne in her hand. Making $13,405,785 in a day and a half! Also very telling is that this real wig is not on display in Long Beach. Photo courtesy of The Mark Bellinghaus collection)

BIG LIE #2

If Otto’s crappy collection is the real thing, then why are items (as much as five different ones so far) being taken off display? Pulled!

• The now-famous hair curlers are gone. Self-promoting psychic James Van Praagh prominently fondled Marilyn’s hair curlers on TV — and apparently communicated with her — but it was easy for Mark Bellinghaus to establish that the curlers were manufactured 12 years after her death. In the interest of “refreshing” (as they called it), the Queen Mary exhibit, the cowards hid the curlers. Gotcha!

• When Entertainment Tonight rebroadcast its episode featuring Van Praagh, the silly old fraud had been completely edited out!


(Photo: REAL! A signed autograph book page inscribed: “To Dorothy Warmest Regards Marilyn Monroe” . In times of heavy eBay fraud, these real autographs are almost impossible to find. Courtesy of and owned by The Mark Bellinghaus collection)

• A newsletter from CMG highlighted another item from the show: a fishing tackle box said to contain a “Happy fishing” note from Marilyn to Giuseppe (Joe). The box on display is closed … but the note is reproduced in the CMG newsletter and it’s large enough to clearly show that it’s definitely not Marilyn’s handwriting.


(Photo: FAKE! Absolutely and without the slightest doubt. Shocking, what these people are trying to pass off as Marilyn Monroe’s memorabilia, attached to the tales of June DiMaggio and Robert W. Otto. Photo courtesy The Indianapolis Star)

The Marilyn exhibit started out in Indianapolis, in the CMG headquarters and home to chairman and CEO Mark Roesler and his army of lawyers. The show stayed there from December 2004 and continued January 17th of 2005. Admission was $25. Apparently the creators of the hoax exhibit had no problems with the show until they went looking for more victims . . . when they tried to bring it to Marilyn’s hometown, Los Angeles.

Donelle Dadigan, founder and President of the Hollywood History Museum , told us of her adventure with Roesler, Otto, and Co. The Museum agreed to display the exhibit, and spent $50K to have it shipped to Los Angeles. Donelle sought to insure the exhibit, and Otto assured her that Roesler would do so … but then SURPRISE – Roesler did not agree, he would not verify or appraise the junk! He’s many other things, but he’s not stupid. They became concerned that there wasn’t a single photo to document or authenticate any item.


(Photo: FAKE! A piece of 70’s luggage. Definitely not Marilyn Monroe’s! The golden MM monogram is Otto’s standard explanation, for the fake “MD” coat, the fake June-jeans, the fake jewelry and all the other dubious junk, that was never even made when Monroe was alive.)

• When the Museum started unpacking, they suspected fraud: they found 3 different pairs of shoes in three different sizes; luggage manufactured after MM’s death; a girdle with a J.C. Penny tag, etc. “That really got us jumping up and down, feeling someone was trying to pull a fast one on us,” said the museum’s attorney George G. Braunstein, who initiated legal action to get their money back.

Johnny Grant, Hollywood’s so-called honorary mayor, was friends with Marilyn and accompanied her to Korea where she sang for the troops, so he quickly spotted her USO identification card in the would-be exhibit as being a cheap photocopy. Just like the marriage certificate that is on display. Ouch!

• Rudely rejected by Hollywood, the Marilyn Monroe carpetbaggers moved on to Long Beach.


(Photo: Queen Mary display case full of worthless thrift store trash. Brand new satin gloves, MM engraved mirrors and stupid wannabe Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. Disastrous and sickening to watch this. Outrageous how these amateurs portray Marilyn Monroe. She was not a dumb bimbo who would have rhinestones attached to anything she owned. Roesler, Otto & Co created a Monroe freak. Photo courtesy of Mark Bellinghaus)


BIG LIE #3

The fantasies of June DiMaggio, who has built a career (?) claiming that she’s Joe DiMaggio’s niece, without a single photo showing her with Marilyn Monroe or with Joe DiMaggio.

But she’s not giving up. We absolutely proved her a liar, when she claimed, in her 12/05 Playboy story, “As I was riding along with my uncle Joe to Marilyn’s funeral.” Mary Jane Popp (June’s partner-in-crime) is NOW stating that June never said that . . . that she was referring to the funeral of another family member. Yeah, right!
But we still have our witness to Marilyn’s funeral, pallbearer Allan Abbott, who stood at the door of the chapel, checking off names against the guest list given him by Joe DiMaggio.


(Photo: 8/8/62 Daily News article that names the specific shows and no-shows of people at Marilyn Monroe’s funeral. NO JUNE DIMAGGIO! And an information on the side: Lee Strasberg is always credited for the wonderful Eulogy–that one was written by poet and MM close friend Carl Sandburg, who put his heart into the last words for Marilyn Monroe. Lee Strasberg read it and acted it out. We know the words, it is on tape as well. The last song played for the legend: “Somewhere over the rainbow.” Courtesy of the Mark Bellinghaus collection)

June now also says that she retrieved her pizza pan from Marilyn’s home several days later, not on the night she died. Whatever. And who is going to believe her after she changes her stories like a chameleon changes its colors.

Were Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio to remarry? June says she has the marriage license. But how could they? Joe was still a good Catholic, and Marilyn was still Jewish: she never reconverted after her marriage to Arthur Miller.

Also:
Marilyn had made reservations again at a Hotel in Mexico for September 15, to see boyfriend Jose Bolanos. During her first trip to Mexico in early 1962, where she met Bolanos, and where she bought Mexican furniture and many other artifacts for her Brentwood hacienda, she also made a $1000 donation to the Institute for Needy Children. There were rumors that she might adopt a Mexican baby.


(Photo: Angelina Jolie does what Marilyn wanted: to adopt a baby. The Daily News article, 8/8/62 regarding the reservations for September 15, 1962 and the adoption rumors. Courtesy of the Mark Bellinghaus collection.)


(Photo: Hand in hand, a radiant and stunningly beautiful Marilyn in March of 1962, with the last love of her life in tow–26 year old Mexican heart throb, screenwriter (“La Cuccaracha“) and director Jose Bolanos. The two had many ideas and plans for the future. This was 44 years before “Demi & Ashton“! Marilyn was 9 years his senior–she was always ahead of her time. It is believed that Jose made one of the last phone calls to her Brentwood home before she died. At last, Marilyn seemed to have found some love and happiness in her so tragic, sad and super short life. We still can feel the wonderful energy between them, just looking at them together. What a great couple they were. Marilyn booked a Hotel in Mexico City for September 15th (Mexican Independence Day). That should be enough fact, for June DiMaggio to shut up forever. Can anybody picture Joe DiMaggio asking Marilyn to marry him again, after those photos of Marilyn and Jose went around the world? Marilyn and Joe were friends, that’s all. Marilyn lived a new life! That’s all. Photo courtesy of the Mark Bellinghaus collection)


(Photo: Celebrating her Golden Globe win. Marilyn Monroe enjoying the moment and the company of Jose Bolanos who is lovingly kissing her shoulder. Courtesy of The Kim Goodwin collection)

Mrs. Popp has announced that June’s long-awaited “biography” will be published on June 1st, which will be Marilyn’s 80th birthday — another shameful move from these exotic birds — to honor a legend with another “book of a million little lies!”

Will this be the next Oprah/Frey book controversy? No way, we’re dealing with amateurs here.


(Photo: It is easy to track Marilyn Monroe memorabilia! This stunning silver gown Miss Monroe is wearing is owned by collector Greg Schreiner, and the white fox fur stole is owned by and part of the Mark Bellinghaus collection. That stole was one of MM’s trademarks, as she would wear it for several movie premieres and in the movie How To Marry A Millionaire.” We know where most of Miss Monroe’s items went. Even after Christie’s ’99 auction. The collectors circle is small and not a jealous one, and people know each other or of each other. Until very recently, we never heard the name Robert W. Otto, at all! However, Mr. Bellinghaus witnessed Otto and Roesler being together at the historic Christie’s auction in 1999. Otto himself did not win one lot there. Photo courtesy of the Mark Bellinghaus collection.

BIG LIE #4

• The greed of Anna Strasberg. The advertising and promotion for the QM show prominently features Marilyn’s likeness and signature – which means The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, i.e., Anna Strasberg, is involved, that Anna is getting her share of the $22.95 admission fee.

• We will remind you of the May 14, 1994, Odyssey auction which offered Marilyn’s personal items from a trusted business associate, of Marilyn’s (Inez Melson), who had later passed them on to a relative (Millington Conroy).

Anna Strasberg successfully sued to stop that auction, claiming the items legally belonged to her. She performed for a packed courtroom, tearfully swearing and promising that she would never, never sell any of Marilyn’s belongings. And the judge took her word for it. But you might say that Anna lied under oath: eleven years later (on June 4, 2005), Anna Strasberg sold those very same items at a Julien’s auction in Los Angeles. For one item alone — Marilyn’s personal phone book — Anna took home $90,000.
The Wall Street Journal, on April 10, 2006, quotes Roger Richman on Mrs. Strasberg’s business philosophy as “keep making money.”
Mrs. Strasberg’s own lawyer William Wegner, says: “Anna thinks about and handles Ms. Monroe’s imgage from the moment she wakes up.”


(Photo: The Marilyn Monroe phone book, which sold for $90K in June 2005. It was acquired in an Oscar-worthy performance by actress Anna Strasberg. Anna’s place in the history of MM is nothing be proud of. Mrs. Anna Strasberg: Shame on you! Courtesy of Julien’s)

Susan Strasberg (1938-1999), daughter of Lee and Paula, is one of the sadder figures in this drama (see Patricia Bosworth’s 2/04 Vanity Fair story). Susan’s daughter Jennifer has recently started legal action against the Estate of Marilyn Monroe – i.e., Anna Strasberg. Stay tuned for details about the “evil stepmother” who immediately put Marilyn’s belongings onto the auction block after Susan Strasberg died of cancer in 1999!

Susan’s brother John Strasberg says that he and his late sister Susan were close to Ms. Monroe, but were disinherited by their father Lee and never received any of the Monroe earnings. “I am not sure I would want any of it” John says. “I find it sad that people who never knew Marilyn continue to profit from her, and in the lowest form possible.”

• The Mark Bellinghaus masterpiece has been saved for last: Mark bought the domain names – it’s legal, read the Julia Roberts case – for Mark A. Roesler
(MarkARoesler.com), Anna Strasberg (AnnaStrasberg.com), Robert W. Otto (RobertWOtto.com), and June DiMaggio (JuneDiMaggio.com). Click on any of those names and it will take you directly to … the Mark Bellinghaus website, which spells out the whole ugly Roesler/Strasberg/Otto/June DiMaggio affair.

The idea was to put the shoe on the other foot, to change the viewpoint, to ask this squalid quartet: “How does it feel to have your name taken over and used by someone who has no respect for you – the way you are doing with Marilyn Monroe? Exactly the way you are doing with Marilyn.”

He also bought the domain MarilynMonroeScam.com and the very easy to remember:mmfraud.com, which has already been mentioned on podcasts and many other fan sites all over the world. THANK YOU ALL! Please check out Melinda Mason’s “My Marilyn” podcast. The power of the new blog media has found it’s first big victory, a triumph, that has all the ingredients to make it to the mainstream media and to be a huge success.

• CMG gives lip service to its roster of stars and celebrities by creating fan clubs around the world. That’s hardly enough. Roesler’s Web site features his Rules for Success – but it’s missing one important word: RESPECT! Roesler and Co. must show more respect for the immortals it represents, to MARILYN and to the dead.

• THIS JUST IN! Mark has officially been threatened with legal action from CMG regarding the domain of Roesler (you can find the official letter on his Website), which claims they win every case. Well, there’s a first time for everything. And they’ve never dealt with someone like Mark Bellinghaus.

• This article will no doubt also take on a life of its own, so we will probably update, as there’s news coming in daily – stay tuned.

We need to keep the public updated, about scandals surrounding the scandal.

Like for example, if you log on to the Roesler website, you find him talking about the great things he has done, giving money for a hospital room for victims of sexual assault (he put a big plaque with his own name on the wall of that room!). But what this man is withholding in his webcast interview is, that staff writer Peter Annis from THE NOBLESVILLE LEDGER.COM reported on March 20th:
“Roesler donated proceeds from a Marilyn Monroe exhibit at CMG’s headquarters in December.”

We find it “wonderful,” that someone scams the public for lots of money, then “donates” some money he makes from that crime for a good cause (to honor his dead sister and himself) and puts a plaque on the wall. On that very plaque, Mr. Bellinghaus found the “A” for Mr. Roesler’s middle name, and then bought the available domain.

We are ready to explain this to any judge. His domain, and the other ones were bought in good faith and to warn the world of the doings of and about all of them, but most important Anna Strasberg and Mark A. Roesler!

So, Mr. Roesler’s clients are immortal, and now he wants to be too?

We find this detail very telling for and about this man.
Another suggestion for his “RULES FOR SUCCESS” on his website: Tell the truth, always, have respect for the people you represent, especially Marilyn Monroe, and close that criminal exhibit, now!
Do these characters who are involved in this, seriously believe that they are getting away with it?

Happy belated 80th birthday Mr. Hugh Hefner! We find it very sad, that you have kept so quiet about all this – we know that Mark Roesler is also your lawyer. We just find it very sad that you recently apologized to Jessica Alba, but what about the nasty interview and the nastier picture of Marilyn that Playboy published? Are you now going to rest next to Miss Alba, instead next to Miss Monroe some day? We just wonder.

After his first story, Mark Bellinghaus received thousands of emails from upset fans of Marilyn Monroe from all over the world.

One email especially gave him great hope. A young girl, still in high school, who does not seem to know the brutality of showbiz, and who want to become the next Marilyn Monroe, wrote:”I pray for you and your mission every night. For the defense of Marilyn who I love so dearly, and believe you me, the truth will always come to light!”

We believe her and we are not going to disappoint her, or Marilyn Monroe.


(Photo: Courtesy of The Kim Goodwin collection, the black cashmere turtleneck sweater that Miss Monroe is wearing on this photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, is owned by and part of The Mark Bellinghaus collection)


An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
Marilyn Monroe

Mark Bellinghaus, actor turned collector and authority on Marilyn Monroe; and
Ernest W. Cunningham, author of The Ultimate Marilyn, and he stands 100% behind Mark Bellinghaus’ investigation and findings.

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  • johAn grimmius

    hi mark,
    glad your back!!
    and also glad to know that your first blog article was such a succes. shows that some people might not care about mm that much ( or not at all), but the most of us do !!
    hope you will succeed in your mission, since marilyn monroe really deserves it !! the truth will survive, as you wrote. and hope it will.
    well, anyway, your investigation and the truth about the mm fraud is already working, as it should.
    when one is a mm fan or collector or if someone really has any respect at all for mm, well they would not do what the people behind this mm show and the stories around it have done.
    if i had done that, i would be ashamed of myself as a mm fan. its a betrayal to her .
    anyway, good luck and hope this will go the way you, and all of us mm fans, want it to go!!
    marilyn monroe really deserves justice !!
    she would have loved your action! i am 100% sure of that.

  • johAn grimmius

    well forgot to mention, a lovely colorphoto of mm and jose bolanos you have in your article!!

  • http://blogcritics.org/author.php?author=Ruthie Ruthie

    Your persistence is paying off…stand strong and the truth will prevail. I think Ms. Monroe is watching you with a big smile on her face!

  • http://www.antwerpconnection.com Carolien

    Dear Mark,
    Impressed with your research, determination, collection, website, and your love for Marilyn. I have always detested the exploitation of Marilyn by Ms. Anna Strasberg and countless other people, but this is really so low and disrespectful.
    This scam should be stopped indeed. And these people should be ashamed of their selves. Hope you will succeed.
    Carolien (from Belgium)

  • Anna Markitell

    Hi Mark,

    Before perusing your blogs, I was unaware of the extent of the scamming, cheating, and outright lies associated with the Marilyn Estate items. As you mentioned, the collector’s circle is small and most members know at least a few others that have authentic Marilyn articles and I was wondering where all of these “new” items suddenly popped up from. Its an outrage that the public is being fleeced by the perpetrators of this ongoing scam…what is even worse is the “Good Ol’ Boy” network that allows it to continue, either by remaining silent or by climbing onto the scam bandwagon by telling lies and discredits of their own. I paid dearly for the items I bought at the Christie’s auction and I’m sickened by the ease that some can seemingly take everyday items, make a false claim (or cloudy explanation of it’s origins) about them, and display/sell these as authentic.
    The rumbling that is heard in the Hollywood Hills isn’t seismic activity, it is simply Marilyn rolling over in her grave over the terrible sideshow that has grown like a weed surrounding her short life and personal items. I commend you in carrying the torch in keeping Marilyn’s estate authentic and original…most others would rather roll over and get on the party wagon that lines their pockets with hard earned cash from an adoring public that really does love Marilyn and the things she did.
    One can only hope this charade will be stopped, but it seems it is increasingly hard to fight big money and the politically connected. Keep up the fight!!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Happy Passover, Happy Easter! And a very special THANK YOU to my co-author Ernest W. Cunningham, without his support and engagement all this would not have been possible. We will both try to answer to comments, but we will not engage in any “catfights”, provoced by anonymous posters, like it happened in my first blog.

    That first blog did so much, it is almost unbelievable. WE literally stopped the release of the biggest lie in form of a “biography” by a woman who came out of nowhere and is nobody in the MM-history, we had the people behind the shameful exhibit “refresh” their collection, by simply pulling item after item, highlight after highlight.
    We made a famous TV SHOW edit out a phony, yet a statement was never made! They will have to do this at some point. CBS, what do you think you are doing?
    Please watch Otto and June “up close and personal” by clicking on the very first link (“Marilyn Monroe-the exhibit” on the Queen Mary), as there is a CBS report with the STARS of the show. The “marionettes” are working and deliever their lines. The discribed Hair Curler set is in there as well! The FAKE “pink movie gown”, the MD coat, an absolute JOKE!
    I have been threatened with a lawsuit, by the lawyer that is discribed in our article above.
    If you click under “Mission” on my Website (URL) you can read that these people claim to win every lawsuit.
    Well, there are surprises out there, I am sure of that.
    We were so surprised to find a ship-load full of junk, declared as MARILYN MONROE’S. And Mrs. Anna Strasberg has been quiet all along. Too quiet.
    The BEVERLY HILLS COURIER printed a long article, written by Sherry Dodd, on this toppic yesterday. I will post it soon to my Website.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

    Mark Bellinghaus

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #1johAn:
    Greetings to Holland and you. Thank you for supporting us so much in this matter! You bet that your country will be saved of the attempt of being screwed by this hoax exhibit-scam!
    You will make sure, johAn, that your country’s press will attack them, should they ever set food into the wonderful Holland!
    This net of support is already working.
    I am so glad that you changed your mind about the bad books that have been written about Marilyn Monroe. This was the hope of June DiMaggio/Popp/Otto, to throw out an aweful product full of nasty lies created on a helpless Marilyn who can not get up and out of her crypt she is trying to rest, and defend herself! We have to do this for her. You, and I and all of us. If she was our daughter, our mom, our wife, our grandmother, our aunt, our girlfriend, our teacher, our loved one, we naturally would do anything possible to succeed with her defense. Just imagine that she really is all of that. And we will be successful.
    And then Marilyn will be finally be able to rest in PEACE!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #3Ruthie:
    Thank you Ruthie, for checking in. Please forward this matter to your famous contacts that you mentioned in your email. We need more powerful people to close this crime down. Immediately and BEFORE they pack up to scam another City, another country! Thank you so much.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#2 johAn: I will pass your compliment on to the wonderful Kim Goodwin, who is a great artist; we appreciate his great support. Thanks

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #4Carolien: Greetings to Belgium and what johAn is doing you may as well do in Belgium! These people behind the exhibit are seriously just hoping that we are simply “going away”, give up and stop, but that will never happen!
    They have tainted the memory of Miss Monroe for all of us with that disgusting Playboy interview, yet “hef” never apologized for that. How can he possibly believe that he will “rest” some day, when he was just spilling out some trash over the legacy Marilyn Monroe. He discribed himself as a friend of Marilyn Monroe, yet he met her as often as I did: NEVER!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To Anna Markitell:
    Dear Anna! So good to have you here, and you have all the rights to be upset, after you paid like so many others BIG BUCKS, that went right into the famous pockts of Mark A. Roesler and Anna Strasberg.
    Your comment is so true and wonderful. Please join us to go against them all. I know your time is spare. Every little gesture in this matter can make a difference and bring us to success against these evil people.

    FRIENDS THORUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Two things: One, this isn’t a blog it’s a blog post.

    Second, I believe in the power of blogs but this would have been so much better written had it not been so self-serving.

  • Ernest W. Cunningham

    This is a response to a criticism of “self-serving” blogging.
    Look at it this way: suppose you had been the fortunate person who was able to pay a million dollars for the “Happy Birthday” dress . . . and you open the newspaper one day and there’s an advertisment for an exhibit of Marilyn Monroe items . . . and you go and pay $22.95 to get in to see it (because you’re puzzled) . . . and there is a tacky white dress with colored rhinestones glued all over it . . . and you spot a small label that says “Made in Taiwan.” So you get pissed. You demand to speak to the manager . . . who hastens to assure you that the dress is indeed the million dollar gown, that Marilyn gave it to her Chinese cook (because it fit her better than it fit Marilyn).
    You start to get pissed off, so they throw you out of the exhibit, threatening legal action if you dare suggest that the gown — you paid a million dollars for it, remember? — is not the real thing. So you think of hiring a lawyer, of calling the cops, of calling your friend at the New York Times. But then you decide –naw, let it go, that would just be self-serving.

  • Ernest W. Cunningham

    A P.S. to what I just wrote, to the “self-serving” comment.
    The lawyer that you call tells you that, sure, he’ll take the case, but he’ll need at least a $500,00 retainer. You go to the Police, but they say it’s not their job. You go to the Mayor’s office but it’s not his job. City attorney? not his job. Better Business Bureau? Ha! You think this is nonsense? read Mark’s blog again.
    Read it again, and say Thank God for Blog!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #13Vole Killer: We will pass on your true comment to the likes of Anna Strasberg and Mark A. Roesler. Don’t you agree that feeding of the dead, an getting a great life that way, is sort of morbid?
    Also: are you only killing voles or also some famous “gerbils”?

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Ernest W. Cunningham

    If you’ve followed the nonsense and outrage surrounding MM as long as I have, you start to see stories repeated and changed and amplified and made sillier.
    Now that the Marilyn/John Crawford affair has been resusitated and recirculated (thanks to John Miner and Playboy and other leeches) I
    predict that it is just a matter of time before the obvious truth surfaces — that Joan Crawford killed Marilyn after she spurned her advances. I signed over all the rights to you.
    I haven’t copyrighted this story, so feel free to run with it.

  • Heather Monroe

    Thank you again, Mark and Mr.Cunningham for bringing the truth to light. Marilyn was exploited practically from the womb until her untimely death. I am 100% positive she did not leave the majority of her estate with the Strasburgs’ to pad their wallets. Marilyn said in her final days “…Please don’t make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe. I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one. I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.” and Otto has made a very lucritive joke of Ms.Monroe. Still in death, Marilyn needs a champion to remind the world that she was a real person. Thank you for being that.

    “…Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul…”-Marilyn Monroe

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #14Ernest W. Cunningham:
    Oh, Ernest you hit it right on! lol And you should also mention Otto’s famous attempt to declare a $4,50 ebay rug in pink and aweful dimensions, as a “Happy birthday Mr. President back up dress.” Since he did not buy the real deal, the dress discribed by you, of course.
    What people should know to understand the story behind it is, that the famous $1.26 million dress was made by Jean Louis, and MM paid from her own pocket $12K for it! Tell me one single reason, why she would “back up and out” of that dream in rhinestones, when she had Otto’s pink and very ugly choice. She was sewn into this historic gown; I know, she should have listened to Robert W. Otto, the “famous Monroe historian”, and people would have looked in disbelieve, like saying “get that clown off the stage”. No, Mr. Otto, that is one of the stories you created with June, that stink beyond disgrace and shame!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #20Heather Monroe:
    No, Thank YOU, Heather! And Thank you for your sweet email and the photos yo sent. Was it hard to read through a jungle of evidence against a corporation who is about to scam the world with it’s fake product?
    You should pursue the tracking of your real last name! Maybe you actually are somehow related to MM? Please let us know. I also read that there is some evidence that Marilyn Monroe was somehow related to the decendents of the fifth American President of the United States(the Monroe doctrine). So you never know and today in times of internet research you can even track down June DiMaggio’s real age! What a fun that was…!

    Correct! Otto definetely made Marilyn Monroe definetely look like a joke with those Halloween costumes and scary underwear on display, dresses as big as tents and fabric made in the Disco celebrating 70’s! Please tell your friends all about this, Heather. You said in your email to me that you live in Marilyn’s childhood neigborhood, and carrying her last name, that is quite something. Wonderful.

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 13. “time for some people to get a life” ,
    well why should “some people” get a life when they are passionate for a thing? it may not be your thing, but that goes for every passion people have. its really a comment
    from short minded people i think. what you stand for may not be what others stand for. that goes for so many things.
    and when one has a passion for mm and care about the way she is treated , well why does it mean that they should get a live? mm is a big part of my life and i am not ashamed of that.
    is it wrong to care for something/somebody? luckily some( well many that is) still do for mm.
    anyway, besides the comment above, i like to say that anna strasberg ofcourse cannot do anything about the fact that she inherited the mm estate from lee. she was lucky to get it and can make $$ of it that easy. but its another thing how she deals with it. if she would have treated mm with a bit more ( a lot more that is) respect she would not be critised this much i think. its not about the fact that she inherited the mm estate, that is something she got from her husband, but its the way she behaves and how she makes big $$ on mm. she could have treated mm with a lot more dignity.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    James Monroe was born in Westmoreland, Virginia before the US became a country. He was born on April 28, 1758.
    He was one of seven Presidents from Virginia.
    James Monroe was an Episcopalian.
    Monroe served in the American Revolution.
    James Monroe is best remembered for the Monroe Doctrine.

    The White House was still being rebuilt when he became president. On January 1, 1818, the president and his wife held a public reception marking the reopening of the White House. The White House was painted white the year Monroe became president.
    Monroe was the first President that was inaugurated outdoors.
    James Monroe was President during the First Seminole War, 1817-1818
    President Monroe was the first President who had been a US Senator.
    James Monroe ran unopposed for his second term.(1820)
    The U.S. took over Florida from Spain during his term.
    Monroe had several pets while in the White House. He had sheep dogs and a black spaniel that belonged to his granddaughter.
    In the election of 1820, Monroe received every electoral vote but one. A New Hampshire delegate wanted Washington to be the only president elected unanimously.
    He became president after more than 40 years of public service. Long public service made him a poor man, and in 1830, he was forced to move in with his daughter. He died there on July 4, 1831.
    He was the third of five presidents to die on the Fourth of July. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died five years before. Monroe died of heart failure.

    James Monroe is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. He was 73 years and 67 days old.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 22johAn: Absolutely. Anna Strasberg could have helped her step daughter Susan, when she was battleing cancer, but she did not. She could have helped her step gand daughter Jennifer or her step son John Strasberg, but again–she did not.
    She could have saved the entire load of MM artifacts instead of selling them on auction to the highest bidder. She made a mistake and must have realized that, since Otto is only a “used vehicle” in their plan to re-create whtat was sold 6 1/2 years ago.
    That is not possible. Not even for the powerful and fierce Anna Strasberg who seem to call the courts her “recreation area”!
    She could have kept the $1,26million dress and traveled around the world with all the itmes she sold, she certainly could have made millions and millions with the real pieces! I would have been the greatest supporter of an exhibit like that.
    But that train has left many years ago. And I am just pointing that out to the public. You do know what you know about MM, johAn and people like you have not to defend themself towards negative misers who really have no life themself. They are jumping in anonymous comments on others, like myself, who spent 5 month for this case, so far. No holidays, no vacation. If they were about to pursue something, they would look first, but unsuccessful, to get a life.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    I just have a problem with this line:

    The power of the new blog media has found it’s first big victory, a triumph, that has all the ingredients to make it to the mainstream media and to be a huge success.

    You make it sound like nobody has ever done anything great with blogs before. I think Dan Rather is in agreement with me on this. Hence my sentiment that this piece is more about the author than the cause.

  • Roberto

    Great follow up, thank you for the new details and the new insights unveiling this fraud. Great job Ernest and Mark. Congratulations for your success so far defending Marilyn’s legacy, I’m sure you will reach further and I’m sure Marilyn is thanking you both from the heavens.
    Keep up the great work

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Ernest: “suppose you had been the fortunate person who was able to pay a million dollars for the “Happy Birthday” dress …”

    That was your first mistake — shelling out any kind of money for some dead person’s stuff.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #25 Matthew T. Sussman:
    I understand your point exactly, Matthew. But in our original version we also stated that I was under attack by the mentioned Roesler team, and by anonymous posters, they tried to destroy this mission, this defense of Marilyn Monroe. It is easy to say negative things about my blog, what do you like about their idea of travelling for the next 12 years around the world and scamming people who believe that the Otto junk is real! What do you think about that?
    I know I am no big shut like Mark A. Roesler. But I hold the proof in my hand, that he is a criminal, just like all of them. What do you think of that?
    How would you feel, facing a treat of a lawsuit in which he is saying that he will sue me for a lot of money! When he made tons of it, by a fake exhibit in his own town he is living in (Indianapolis). I am not afraid, don’t get me wrong, but please tell me, Matthew, what would you do? Would you return the domain name, just to avoid trouble, or would you keep it and fight them?

    Oh and, let me just share with the other readers some of your awesome lines you have produced:

    “While I hate to give a hot annoying woman attention (such as writing articles like this), perhaps it’s for the best she gives a last-ditch effort to have a story about her appear on the front of ESPN.com. That way, she builds up a false sense of security that she has redeeming qualities that aren’t nestled in a 34DD baseball-patterned brassiere.”

    That of course is great writing. I agree.
    Respect. And so much more important than a stupid blog about a $million scam.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #26Roberto:
    Thanks, and we certainly will do what we can. Please support this mission.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#27Matthew T. Sussman: I read your Url and it seems like you are a sports reporter. Did we offend your idealogy about Joe DiMaggio by any chance? You seem to love baseball. This is something I have no clue about, I admit that! But could it be, that you have not much knowledge about collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, and therefor, you are board with reading our article. Cause I could not even go half way through yours with asking myself “Do you have to go to college” to keep those names apart?”
    I mean, I am sure if you ask those young baseball players, they hardly would know who Marilyn Monroe was, except that she was blond and sexy maybe. Oh, and married to Joe DiMaggio, maybe too!
    And do you know Dan Rather personally, cause that isn’t cool to opinionate him. I did not use his name–our first blog was compared to “Rathergate” and that by MSNBC clicked. Got it?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & JOE DIMAGGIO–BUT NOT THROUGH JUNE DIMAGGIO!

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Joe DiMaggio was indeed a great player and a holder of one of the most untouchable streaks in sports (getting a hit in 56 consecutive games, Pete Rose came the closest with 44), but I’m not really that much of a Yankees fan and therefore not offended.

    But let’s go to sports for a second and this will make sense to you. One of my favorite players is Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez. A few years ago on eBay there was an auction for an everyday item that was linked to him — a piece of chewing gum. What we’re dealing with is that someone spent $3,000 on gum just because a major league ballplayer chewed it.

    You just about nailed it that I know about as much as Marilyn Monroe than you do about sports, but look at the parallels. They’re uncanny.

    I think idiocy derives from any kind of desire or amazement for ordinary items that belonged to or was in the mouth of famous people. Collectibles in particular have no real good entity to certify them. Just ask the state of Ohio and the Bureau of Workman’s Compensation after they shelled over $50 million for rare coins, only to have their coin dealer steal money from them.

    Besides, memorabilia shouldn’t be bought and sold and gawked at. Look at the name — memorabilia. What memories would you have of Gonzo’s gum? That he once chewed it? A more important memorabilia should be something like the first foul ball you ever caught at a game. I’m still waiting for mine, and I wouldn’t part with it for all the Mickey Mantle rookie cards in the world.

    But it’s funny that you brought up my Anna Benson comment. Just another pin-up girl who’s in my eyes humiliated a ballplayer. Kris Benson is just a regular guy but I think Joltin’ Joe was more of a public figure. Maybe if more baseball wives were more like Annie Savoy (Bull Durham) there wouldn’t be such a commotion over them.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Wow! You see, Matthew–you have so much passion and knowledge about this, it is amazing and it sounds very interesting. So that Anna Benson is maybe compareable with some of those “exotic birds” in the Monroe drama-sage.

    And regarding so called “memorabilia”, I totally agree, what you said, and want to add the strange sadly so trendy memorabilia, like the Mary on pizza, Jesus on this or that (perfect on time on an Easter egg!), eBay makes it possible.

    But think about where the idea originated I would say thousands of years back, when people were burried and some of their belongings were burried with them. A mummies chamber–undiscovered for thousands of years, is ultimately MUMMIE-MEMORABILIA! It may sound crazy, but think about it. Then the pieces of clothing of Saints, or even pieces of their bones. The Church calls it “Relics”.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    cont…
    It only takes TWO: when in 1999, at the Christie’s auction in NYC, the bid started to go up, for six photos, of MM’s NYC home, showing her dog and her maid cleaning the place. That one guy right behind us. Sitting with a face, that I have never accountered before. The other person was on the telephone. It started slow, and we all that “whatever–this will be over soon; come on six without even MM in it! But here comes the deal. They were obviously taken by Miss Monroe herself, and two people wanted them. So the price went up and the final hammer landed under applause a final bid of: $222,500(no kidding!) RBON was the winner, of course. (Believe it or not! LOL)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    The company name: RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    cont…
    I am more like a souccer fan and I do love sports, don’t get me wrong–I was glued to the TV during the last Olympics and even was proud, I admit, when Germany won for the second time the medal rank in a row.

    Sports is competition and as a former athlete I will think in competition, and what is wrong with that?
    Robert W. Otto is not competition to me at all! He is just a lausy excuse for a charlatan who almost got away with his disknowledge of Marilyn! Please go to the first link and watch the CBS video. He just says something, and has no clue what his mouth is spitting out.

    And you should be really mad at this June DiMaggio creation of them. She was never ever mentioned in any book–ever written about Marilyn Monroe AND OR Joe DiMaggio.
    She simply did not exist.

    And that is worse than a piece of chewing gum that sold for tons of money! It is just money. But we are talking about the character assasination of Marilyn Monroe.
    That is changing the history on important information resources, like online sites.

    What do you think?

  • johAn grimmius

    you know, people wanting to own stuff that belonged to others, like stars and celebrities. well , thats a way of getting as close to someone as one can get i guess. especially when they have died.
    having something that once belonged to someone you love or admire, well that way its a kind of getting close to or something like that with that person. it might sound strange, but i think its a way to have a piece of that person you admire. may be weird to some, but not to others. and people can do crazy things when its about their loved ones ect.
    ( well that about the chewing gum is indeed a bit weird i have to say).
    and about the photos of maf( marilyn her dog) mark wrote about, well that suprised me also that they went so high at auction.when i spotted them in the auction catalogue, i really loved those cute photos. i even thought that might be something i maybe could get also at the auction and the estimated price was a price it might sell for. turned out to be muuuuuuuuuch higher.
    probably her dog is loved that much also, hahhaha.
    johAn grimmius.

  • Sarah Vernon

    Ernest and Mark

    GREAT JOB!
    I enjoyed reading the blog and posts and think that you have done a great job in backing up any claims you orginally made and confirming the needs of the mission. As for some of the posts I understand peoples amazement at how some people may wish to own pieces from a celebrity and how the photos and evidence is incredibly important AND how some people may find this curious and possibly a little weird but we all have our own quirks and passions and I think the world keeps turning because we are all so different. Mark and Ernest have done a great job in defending the mission and the reasons why the exhibit needs to be closed down. I for one know that to create a comprehensive blog takes not only time and dedication but also passion and belief. All of which the authors have in abundance. I salute and admire you both for your passion and dedication and your sheer determination to pursue the truth and out the fraudsters. Please continue your pursuit and passion and I back you all the way.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #36johAn: lol! You are funny! Yes, definetely. Anna Strasberg made a fortune in recent auctions when she sold Marilyn’s last dog’s tags and even her carry on bag.

    Totally agree with what you say in your comment, but it should be also pointed out, that people who have no items of Marilyn at all, are also betrayed by the owner of her Estate. After this whole scandal, I regret to have started collecting all together. I just updated my website where I am talking about my collection. Not to show off, but to show THEM what a real collection “is”.
    That man who talks like he is on a “trip” or something, he has no idea what he really is talking about. Did you check out the first link, the one by CBS? That is classic–it contains the blue box of hair roller and all the other fake trash.
    Now I really would like to know if they are seriously trying to move into another town and do their shameful tour de fake.
    I just thought of a new title for that “exhibit”.
    How about:
    “Marilyn Monroe-the exhibit scandal”
    This way they might even succeed! lol

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #37Sarah Vernon:
    From Holland to England, in a flash! lol So nice to have you back, darling! (I know you hardly hear that from me..)Guess I’m in the Easter mood or something…
    We almost thought you lost interest in this battle of mud and slinging, lol.(nope–we are trying to behave this time!)
    I will pass on the compliments to Ernest. Due to his strong engagement in this, he has to pursue some other projects.
    OH, great news you all: we are awaiting the Long Beach Press Telegram article, that was promised for tomorrow! If you set your google alerts to Marilyn Monroe, you will also receive the online version of the cover story.
    And we are ready to roll again.
    This time they can not brush us off in the City Hall of Long Beach!
    I am glad you like the work we have done–I put in tons and tons of links–for example if you want to view the plaque with Mark A. Roesler’s name on it–click and you see the whole article that talks about it and where the money came from! Screwed fans nd visitors in Indianapols! Nice, what?
    You can see him in his silver Ferrari and it’s J.DEAN license plate (click on: “You always” on top of the two purses carrying Roesler)–so “cool” waving “Good Bye” to the camera while he is speeding off; Gee do we wish that he would never come back, or what?
    If Anna Strasberg should be able to cling on to the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, she certainly has to “ditch” her famous lawyer. What he did, with his statement in the Los Angeles Times, is absolutely his END!
    Glad you enjoy the new blog, Sarah.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Here is an email that I received just yesterday, and need to share with all of you, as it is an updated view at the FRAUDULENT EXHIBIT, from a MM-fan, who just went there. So I guess they put back that horrendous wig? After it was gone, and now the sun glasses are gone as well? Is it a constant “refreshiing-game”, that “$8,75million exhibit? lol Where are the million dollar objects? Mark Roesler and his cars are NOT on display!
    I think it is telling enough, here you go:

    Having been a Marilyn fan for about 12 years (and I’m only 23 years
    old to begin with), I just visited the Queen Mary exhibit this afternoon. I
    left feeling severely disappointed in the rushed 30 minute guided tour.
    Although there were a few interesting pieces (that I believed at the time
    were authentic), the majority of the exhibit was filled with cheap tacky
    representations of Marilyn…..plates, dolls, wine bottles. Luckily, I
    bought the package deal ticket that also allowed me admittance to the
    Titanic exhibit, which was amazing and unlike the Marilyn exhibit, done in
    very good taste. Honestly, if I had spent $23 on the Marilyn exhibit alone,
    I would have felt robbed.
    I visited the Christie’s auction preview in Beverly Hills in 1999 and,
    as you mention on your site, I really felt the aura and energy of Marilyn in
    the room while viewing the items. It was an amazing and indescribable
    feeling. The same can not be said for the Queen Mary exhibit. When the
    tour was over, I don’t know how else to describe my feelings other than
    something about the exhibit just didn’t feel right.
    I don’t really personally know any big Marilyn fans myself, so when I
    got home today, I googled the exhibit, hoping to find the opinions of other
    fans regarding this tour. I really just wanted to see if anyone else
    thought it was as bad as I did. Luckily, I quickly found your site. All I
    can really say is that I am shocked. And the fact that most of these items
    are fake now seems so obvious to me. The tennis raquet puzzled me, the
    blonde wig did indeed look too new, as did many of the clothing items. And
    the fact that so many people will spend their money to see this junk is
    completely unsettling. My tour guide actually went out of her way to point
    out that ridiculous Marilyn troll, letting us all know how rare it was and
    that it took Otto 6 years to track one down once he found out it existed. A
    lot of time was also spent on the Marilyn wine. Christie’s it is not.
    It may be worth it to note that the mannequin at the entrance to the
    exhibit (pictured on your site wearing the “authentic” pink dress from
    “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”) is now wearing a brown fur coat with no
    description of where it came from. The hair rollers were not on display at
    all. As mentioned on your site, these were always heralded as one of the
    biggest draws when the collection first went on display. I also do not
    recall seeing the white cat eye sunglasses pictured on the site. Have these
    items been removed as a result of your work into investigating the true
    authenticity of these items? I hope so.
    Thank you for working so hard to keep the memory of Marilyn alive. I
    will continue to check your site for updates. I plan on passing the word
    along to as many people as I can. –S

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    THIS IS REALLY MY FAVORITE LINE! I ALMOST FEEL OFF MY CHAIR WHEN I READ THIS! MY DOGS WOKE UP AND LOOKED SURPRISED AS I WAS LAUGHING OUT LOUD:

    “My tour guide actually went out of her way to point
    out that ridiculous Marilyn troll, letting us all know how rare it was and
    that it took Otto 6 years to track one down once he found out it existed.”

    and: that doll always looked to me sickening.
    I am glad that they showed some heart for that scary life size think with a face, that wore the FAKE pink gown!
    It was constantly standing in a draft after all. Just like the people behind that scam.

    “It may be worth it to note that the mannequin at the entrance to the
    exhibit (pictured on your site wearing the “authentic” pink dress from
    “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”) is now wearing a brown fur coat with no
    description of where it came from.”

    From June DiMaggio of course! She has severe case of THRIFT STORE SHOPPING ADDICTION!

  • Sarah Vernon

    Mark
    thankyou for your kind comments and it is great to be back! You never lost me or my support but I felt a need to distance myself from the previous (shall we say…?) ‘difficulties’ of the other blog. I felt that the posts were becoming personal and tarnishing the good work you had put in and taking the shine away from the real problem and mission.

    I sincerely hope we do not get a repeat of that here.

    Thanks for the tip about the news article am very interested to read what they have to say. With regard to A Strasberg I don’t think we will ever hear from her directly and possibly the same goes for the ‘others’ involved. I feel they like to think they are keeping what they might call ‘a dignified silence’ but instead such silence only begs more questions and queries.

    As for M Roseler’s car and the like I have no time for people who flash such wealth. I do not resent people who have money, I generally admire their hard work to achieve their status but I feel it is in very bad taste to flaunt such acquisitions and wealth, I’m from the UK not LaaLaa land and so don’t have a great deal of experience in seeing such wealth flashed out to be admired so maybe I’m speaking a little out of turn, but flashy people flaunting such wealth irritates me and make me wonder what else there is to such a person?

    Mark ….my support as ever

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Sarah!

    You are so right with what you are saying, and I wish I could have just gone away for a few weeks, but I could NOT! Christmas, Easter, all the other holidays in between simply did not exist for us!

    This scam has passed it’s FIVE MONTH mark and the ice I discribed was holding out longer than anybody expected. (thanks to the press who fail to support us, as they were all afraid of LAWSUITS by that “tyran for the dead.” Some powerful names to back up this scandal, seemed to have worked for them and thus far.
    But now we can listen to the famous Donna Sommer classic again and live up to it!
    It’s title: “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”

    Now, the attacks from the other, now old lol blog have given us a glimpse to what will face us in court. That was a boot-camp if you will, for all of us who are supporting this mission against the multi million dollar character assassination of America’s most beautiful movie legend!

    Mark A.Roesler may be a powerful lawyer with all the contacts in the universe, but he can not stop me from loving Marilyn Monroe and trying to defend her against them all!

    I loved her when I was a little boy, way before Roesler had the Estate. When he was still fixing roofs!
    There must be a deeper reason for former Estate lawyer Roger Richman’s comment about the 6foot 7 or however tall he is! That made his comment even better:
    In the 12/04 issue of Los Angeles magazine, Richman refuted Mark Roesler’s me-first claims, calling him “a liar and a dwarf and a scumbag.”

    Yes, that is how he started. He owned a roof company.
    What a great career. Oh, I know what they will say. I am so jealous. But of what should I be jealous? To be mistaken for MAGNUM PI?

    I urge you ALL to watch the telling it all web cam interviews with all the people discribed in our blogs.
    Robert W. Otto has all these tales about the items he is holding into the disinterested and seemingly strange lawyer’s face.

    Month’, years later Roesler claims to have “appraised” that junk-yard of thrift store items behind glass?
    And THAT he did in the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
    He could not have done us a bigger favor with that boo-boo.

    Amazing what people are able to become from owning a roof company, to appraising a multi million dollar exhibit. And of course backing it up and being “in” with it as a SPONSOR, HELPS!
    We say it again: “MARILYN MONROE-THE EXHIBIT” and THE FINAL BLOW!

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN!

  • Kalani

    I think people shoudl be more aware of scam artist like the ones who portray suck iligitimate pieces of monroe! it pisses me off and as much as i would like to personally attack the fraudulent artists and the con artist i am going to respect mr.bellinghaus! i will definitely face this in court if i have to! please save the legacy of marilyn monroe!

  • http://MARKBELLINGHAUS EDWARD JOHNES

    MARK

    If only there were more people on this planet with the integrity of Mark Bellinghaus to dedicate so much of there own time looking after
    the legacy of the lovely sensitive being that is
    Marilyn Monroe as she is not here in the fisical
    world to defend her self, so thank’s Mark keep up the good fight and expose all of the fake pedeling sharlatens so that the ordinery people of this world can get to see authentic items of
    there beloved Marilyn.
    Yours – Edward Johnes.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    Turn on your TV to channel 4 NBC if you live in LA RIGHT NOW. They are covering the exhibit on Queen Mary and the idea it is a fraud. Jill Adams

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    In case you missed the news… stay tunned to the 5pm news, 6pm news or 11pm news… they will be sure to run this story again today. It was a short piece but a very good one and certainly left the viewer with the opinion that the exhibit was in doubt of being authentic. Jill Adams.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    MORE breaking news… the Long Beach Press finally came out with their article…

    And it read this quote:

    “Mark Roesler, chief executive officer of CMG Worldwide, the intellectual property rights company that represents the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, supports the exhibit and first told the Press-Telegram that he the items are authentic.

    But later in the interview Roesler said, “There are questions being raised. We have concerns. At this time, we still believe that most, if not all, of the items are authentic. If we can prove something isn’t authentic, we would take the appropriate legal action.”

    HUM….. interesting….

    anywaY… full article can be found here…

    I want to thank Mark Bellinghaus, Ernest Cunnigham and Greg Schreiner for being so dilligent in making this news get out here and being seen. It takes a village. Jill Adams.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Thanks for the heads up and let me add, that CBS just interviewed Ernest and me. I showed them the fake 1974 hair curlers that are mentioned so prominently in Phillip Zonkel’s interview. hair, but at this point we will see what they are going to show.
    It is kind of strange, as CBS really supported this whole “$10million collection” (as they said in November of 2005), and now they are the first ones talking about the scam?

    Well, we will see and let’s be hopeful.
    At this stage I am just exploring my legal remedies.
    So if you got a chance, watch the local CBS news at 2:30, and later on, like 5:00 etc.(night)
    This is just the beginning of the end of the biggest scandal attached to Marilyn Monroe.
    It took us 5 exhausting month and the power of blog is present, as it made them change their display.

    They are still trying to publish that dreadful book. Cause Frey’s book also sold so well, I guess.
    Please all of you, who read this and have a ticket for that exhibit–hang on to it, as you may soon will get your money back!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    This just in: The famous German magazine “STERN” (they discovered the so called Hitler diaries and reported on that scandal and hoax in numerous issues).
    I am delighted to announce to you you, that their LA based reporter just gave us a green light for an report and interview in the traditional magazine.
    It is especailly important, as Marilyn was number ous times on the front cover in the most beautiful way looking, of course.
    So that should cover Germany, in terms of a fraudulent exhibit travelling there, then johAn is taking care for the Netherlands and Sarah is warning England! Anybody in France who wants to do this job? lol
    Oh, and I just got another letter from some concerned lawyer who works for Mr. Roesler.
    They want to know what happened. Well, they will hear from us soon, very very soon. All of them.

    Enough is enough.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    Mark…

    just a quick note to you and Ernest to say that you both looked very good on the CBS news and came off very well. It was a good report and again the reporter left the viewer with the impression that the exhibit was less than authentic.

    Well done. Cheers to you both. Jill Adams.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    THE CURLERS;

    1) The Long Beach Press quotes June DiMaggio as saying now that she thinks about it the curlers could belong to her mother who also have had blonde hair.

    2) NBC NEWS (Los Angeles 6pm edition) quotes a representative for Otto’s collection as saying the curlers are still 100% authentic and although the US Patton is 1974, Denmark manufactured these much earlier… and that right now the hair in the curlers are going to a DNA LAB for analysis to rest assure all doubters.

    Hummmmmmm…. which one is it? Mother DiMaggio’s curlers or Denmark made curlers?

    BTW: Where are they getting the DNA sample to use against the hair in the curlers…Are they planning to exhume MM’s body for this or are they going to contact Bernice Miracle for a DNA sample to test against?

    And do they have any idea how near to impossible it is to get a DNA sample from hair? Hope there are some viable roots in there for them to sample from.

    How dumb do they think the public is here? We are a fairly sophisticated viewing audience now that there are so many forensic shows out there… they should not assume we are that uneducated.

    Perhaps NBC can do a follow up on how the DNA testing goes. Something tells me the hair may have the DNA of Barbie…but I’ll wait and see.

    Jill Adams

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Jill!

    Just got home and read your comments.
    Thank you for your sweet compliment. What a difference a day makes. In this case, this is definetely true.
    It went so well and I am literally speechless that finally, after all these many month’ some people realize what I tried to bring to public’s eye and attention.

    I am really exhausted, it was a hard weekend and I am working frantically on my website to post a few photos of the items of my collection. This will be important for my case. And since I got another Roesler letter today regarding the domain-thing.
    I really want to show them how it feels to be owned by someone else, like they are doing with Marilyn all along.
    Ernest thought this was an amazing idea.
    Getting back to my website–please check in tomorrow the latest it should be done, that sort of work is new to me, but it is fun.
    Thanks for keeping the mmfraud.com link on your Marilynforever.com!
    We really appreciate it.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Sarah Vernon

    Just read the article on the exhibit in the Long Beach press and boy does it hit out hard at the exhibit. It punches holes in the idea that the items on display are ‘authentic’ and makes it very clear that there are very big questions being asked that noone seems directly able to answer. As for the ‘evidence’ regarding photos etc with MM and DiMaggio being withheld because of the book, this simply smacks of avoidance. Merely money spinning the episode out to raise profile for the book. After reading the article I would be surprised if anyone was able to totally believe the stories about the exhibit being authentic. Good job Mark and Ernest it’s in print and in the public domain, all thanks to you both. This should really kick some ass now!.

  • Sunny

    I’M QUITE FRANKLY SURPRISED THAT THIS “BLOG” SITE WOULD POST ANOTHER OF YOUR THINLY-VEILED SELF-SERVING, NONSENSE-FILLED STORIES, ESPECIALLY UNDER THE GUISE OF NEWS. YOU REALLY NEED TO SPEND LESS TIME BEING JEALOUS OF THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS AND INSTEAD SPEND MORE OF YOUR (OBVIOUSLY AMPLE) SPARE TIME DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE. HOW ABOUT TAKING-ON SOME BONAFIDE PROBLEMS/ISSUES LIKE WORLD HUNGER, ENVIRONMENTAL ABUSES, OR EVEN THE RISING COSTS OF FUEL OR CABLE TV? PLEASE, FOR SANITY’S SAKE, ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT SAME OLD BABBLING. WITHOUT DOUBT, MARILYN IS CURRENTLY GRIMACING IN DISGUST AT YOUR ORAL FLATULENCE.

  • Carleen

    I have to agree with Sunny, there are too many other things in this world that could some coverage. Perhaps time to move on.

  • Carleen

    Please, would also like to add that the author of this blog seems to have some supporters that I also saw on the last one. As he already has built up a nice following of some sort, he could do alot in just writing about other causes such as the ones that Sunny mentioned. After reading how compassionate Marilyn was, and how she helped so many charities towards the end of her life (such as Mexican orphanages) I think that Marilyn would be pleased knowing that her fans are helping such causes that she too supported. She seemed to be so caring towards others and had very little time for those that were trying to make money from her name sake. I doubt she was even known for hurting anyone. We can all follow her lead.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 55 and 56.
    you are right. but that does not mean that someone or many people may not care about something else also.that way people could only care for big world ect issues.
    and if this mm thing is so silly ect, why did you take the time reading the article.
    i guess you are yourself also busy all the time saving the world and all its problems??

  • Sarah Vernon

    Re: Sunny and Carleen

    Though your postings and sentiments may fulfil your need to expel some frustration I feel that maybe you have entered into the wrong blog. How ever you may feel about Mark’s mission and his intentions there is no way you can deny the fact that his information and proof is founded in truth and now the media has published a news story of a similar ilk, which they would not do without just cause or proof. Whilst you may feel there are other important issues in the world it is not Mark’s responsibility to solve them in the same way that I doubt you would take on the issues you mentioned yourself and try and solve them. In this world we all do what we can to make things better and when we believe in something so strongly as Mark does and we have it in our grasp to make things better we must do what we feel is right. No you do not have to agree with Mark or support his cause but neither are you in a position to criticise or abuse his attempts. Please refrain from doing this as this blog was not created for any other purpose than to bring to light more evidence and proof about the issues Mark has raised. It is not a forum for abuse or mud slinging and I doubt Mark will want it to be that way. Your comments have been noted and if you do not agree with Mark that is your perogative so maybe you could move onto another blog and allow those of us who support Mark to continue to do so. Good luck to you both in what ever you seek.

  • Sarah Vernon

    Carleen: I agree in your comments that MM did care about others and probably never hurt anyone but again neither she nor any one of us could solve the issues Sunny raised. Yes there are supporters here with Mark as there were on the previous blog and we continue to be here. This is a worthy cause and I support his actions and intentions.

  • johAn grimmius

    we are supporters of mark, because we are fans of mm and care for mm ( also ).
    thats why some of us, including me were also on the previous blog and on this one again. i hope and many others do also that mark will succeed in his mission. mm deserves it !!

  • SugarKane

    Please remember: if anyone critical appears and accuses us of needing a life, they are probably working for the other side. To these people, it is perfectly alright to take money from honest hardworking people and we should sit back and allow it.

    Please do not forget that perhaps the National Enquirer should be emailed about this scam on the American public.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 62. well that may be so, that they might be from the other side . but besides the issue were this blog is about, there are many people who see things only the way they see it. life and many other things are as they see it. thats a bit ( much) short minded. people may have different opinions and people may see things a different way. but they must never forget that there are others who think or see things different and live different lives. what goes for one, does not go for the other. my interests are not the same as others. and what i stand for in life is not the same as what someone else may stand for. but there are people out there who see things only their way and from that they judge .

  • zingzing

    “Please remember: if anyone critical appears and accuses us of needing a life, they are probably working for the other side.”

    get a life… and, mark, you should edit the article so that you don’t refer to yourself in the third person. it’s just weird. and tacky. hmm. wonder what your name is?

  • Sarah Vernon

    To zingzing

    Did you actually read the article? Is it not enough that the other blog resulted in people being cruel and critical. As I said before you do not have to support Mark and his mission, it is a choice which we all have, we can read the article and decide for ourselves FACT! If you choose to comment, again that is your choice FACT! but please don’t go down the road of telling people to ‘get a life’ it serves no purpose other than to hurt people. Mark is merely presenting information which the media feels is newsworthy and point out a case that has grounding and proof. Read or don’t read, support or don’t support the choice is very simple.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    A response to criticism that we “need to spend more time on something productive . . . on bona fide problems.” Think it through, won’t you?
    We charge the Roesler/Otto/Strasberg/DiMaggio quartet with fraud and deception and lying to the public. And nothing is being done about it. Yesterday’s New York Times printed an editorial concerning the fraud and deception of George Bush, and how nothing is done aboat it; and how, incredible as it may seem, he now seems to be planning to attack Iraq. AND WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT IT? Lying and deception is lying and deception whether you’re talking about stealing millions of dollars or billions of dollars. And speaking out is an act of defiance whether you’re defending a dead movie star or protesting the deaths of thousands of innocent people.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    A response to Matthew T. Sussman in comment #25,
    that the blog sentiments are more about the author than the cause. You will note that I am (proudly) co-author of the sentiments expressed here. Mark has his reasons and his passions, and I have mine. I grew up fighting the image society dumped on me — that of the ignorant, incestuous hillbilly. Mark has been slandered as a nazi, even in these very pages. How we got to this point really isn’t important. Our fight is to protect the image of someone who is very special to us — can’t you cynics let it go at that? What would it take, how far back would you bend, before you started throwing rocks to protect someone/something that’s meaningful to you?

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Have you heard this story yet? The Long Beach reporter who did the MARILYN-FRAUD story made yet another trip to the Queen Mary, to investigate the tip that the bums were “refreshing the exhibit” — i.e., replacing the items that had been identified as crap — and found new items in the display. The reporter was especially taken with this item:
    a bright new pair of white panties with the name “Marilyn Monroe” on the inside waist band, written with a black marker. . . . I wrote that last line about 30 minutes ago, and I can’t think of a single comment to say about it. Do you have a comment to add? Or does it stand by itself?

  • Sarah Vernon

    In all honesty Ernest I think the comment stands for itself. How ridiculous to put a pair of panties with marker pen in, dear good we are intelligent people not morons! As for refreshing the exhibit I spoke to a friend of mine who works in a museum here in the UK. He said that refeshing of exhibits does exist and is openly practised but mainly after the items have been on display for 6 months or more and rarely done in a few months unless there is a problem with the item. His suggestion was that the items removed were done so mainly because there was questionable doubt over the very nature of them being there. Again this speaks for itself. Great job on the article Ernest!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    And have you heard this story? (I got a million of ‘em!).
    June DiMaggio was asked again about the hair curlers manufactured 12 years after Marilyn’s death. June found them in a trunk labled MARILYN MONROE . . . but she wondered whether they might have been her MOTHER’S hair curlers. Dear me!
    I have this image of Americans going up to their attics or down to their basements or looking in the back of their garages for the next hundred years — and finding a trunk full of stuff left there for safekeeping by Marilyn Monroe. (And I forgot — stuff in a car trunk: Marilyn left tons of her stuff in the trunk of Bob Slatzer’s car — it was on eBay for years. Maybe there could be a terrific new reality TV show — who can find the best trunkful of Marilyn Monroe stuff in their basement or attic or car trunk — or barn? barns are good places to store trunks.
    (If some reality show honcho picks up on this idea, I want a piece of the action!)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Wow, Ernest, I never heard of that one. But we may all remember the items “found in Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood garage.” 40 years after her passing people sold things that were “found in boxes” in her garage. Some people believed it and paid for them. The story delievered and accompanied with a letter of authenticity which stated that two of the former owners “gave them to that particular person. Since I bought the majority of Marilyn Monroe’s furniture from the person who grew up with it, literally, I called up Michael Nunez and the recent owner, and BOTH never heard the name of that particular person who sold clothing, faucets, claiming they were Monroe’s, and even an ashtray with a little dog(different dog race than Maf was), that was “left at Marilyn’s pool area” the day she died.
    Just like Otto&Co, these people are not short of some amazing stories about the items they are selling.

    No, Robert W. Otto and June DiMaggio those are just some of the names of the people who do not stop in turning a myth, a legend, dispite her early and tragic death, into hard dollars.
    If I would even try to pursue them all, I would need Roesler’s army of lawyers multiplied by 10!

    What is strange is, that we are under attack by people who want to shut us up in order to sell their “goodies” in live auctions and especially eBay.
    And of course what is an easier way than doing this under a anonymous cover and this very blog terrain.
    I am beyond the point to explain why I am doing what I am doing.
    Mr. Roesler states a lie in public–we have proof for that, definetely, but nobody seem to “raise an eyebrow” about that fact.

    Well, for the few people who seem to get it right, you will not be disappointed.
    I can promise you that much.

    The power of blog, discribed in our article, written by Ernest and me, is present.
    The first blog made them remove too many items, the 1974 hair curlers in particular as it was a “highlight” and that is fatal for any so called $10, or even any $8,75 MILLION DOLLAR EXHIBIT!

    If you have no clue what I am talking about, please go back to comment # 40, as it is an email, sent by a young person who had no idea what is awaiting you for $22,95.
    This says it all, that Otto was hunting for a Marilyn troll for 6 years! Fact also is, that for those 60 or how many there are in that hidious DOLL SALON, he could have bought maybe one or two REAL Marilyn Monroe owned items!
    Wait a minute, he was chasing that ugly and really insulting MM, creapy “thing” and has the guts to tell people that tale about it?
    Well, 6 years ago, I saw them with my own eyes at Christie’s, and he did NOT win ONE SINGLE LOT!
    Mhhh strange. How can somebody like that have the “biggest collection in the world”?

    Maybe Otto wants to come out of his “hiding” from the reporters and likes to share all those answers. He is welcome on this blog to post with a URL attached to his name.
    I am open for any tales he may have to tell me, if I believe them will be decided after the EVIDENCE he can show for all those tales of “tackkle boxes” with personanl and obviously FAKE MM hand writing in it.

    No–we will soon find ourself in the next stage. I simply can not wait for that one happening.

    June Di Maggio, can you please send a book upfront please? To me and our lawyer? Certainly I will pay for it, like all the other millions you are hoping will buy that Otto/Popp Co-production of shameful lies about Marilyn and how this quartet saw her, cooked that story up in many years of prepearation, some kitchen meetings possibly, and then, almost, got away with it.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!
    Thank you.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    In the beginning of my last comment I am talking about the two former owners of Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood home on 12305 Fith Helena Dr. of course. MB

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    THE LIES OF OTTO

    Mark, I know you were at the Christie’s Auction, so differ to you. You say Robert Otto did not bid/buy even one lot in the 1999 auction. In this article he not only claims to win several lots of china but that Christie’s called him personally to say “What would a Marilyn auction be without a Mr. Robert Otto being there!”

    READ THE ARTICLE AND YOU WILL FIND MANY INTERESTING THINGS INSIDE IT… (article was written 2003)

    Jill Adams

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    The Lies of Otto

    HAIR DNA

    BACKGROUND: Per NBC news (6pm Los Angeles edition of the news dated 4/17/06) interview with a rep of Mr. Otto’s they will be doing DNA testing on the hair on the curlers to confirm it did belong to Marilyn Monroe. (I have the tape of this)

    Okay so…I was up late last night watching one of those infamous forensic shows… and learned the following:

    1) Hair DNA can only be found on the follicle, the bulbous bottom portion of the hair shaft that is attached to the scalp… (Which basically means the hair would have to have been RIPPED OUT in order to get this portion)

    2) In order to have a VIABLE SAMPLE the follicle must be fresh… which means NO MORE THAN A FEW YEARS OLD… any older than that and the DNA is rendered useless.

    3) IN order to perform a DNA test one must have a sample of the person’s DNA you are testing against. Unless a DNA sample was saved from an autopsy (ALL MM SAMPLES WERE TOSSED FROM WHAT I KNOW) or unless they plan to exhume a body to get a DNA sample (THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO DO THIS TO MM) or unless a living relative that is one degree away from the person is willing to give a DNA sample (DOES ANYONE KNOW IF BERNICE MIRACLE IS WILLING TO DO THIS?) then there is no SAMPLE DNA TO TEST AGAINST….

    SO where does this leave us?

    Mr. Robert Otto is once again LYING TO US.

    THERE IS NO DNA TESTING GOING ON AT ALL~~!!!

    PS: Why didn’t NBC question ANY of this in their report?

    Jill Adams.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To Jill # 73: Absolutely NOT! Thanks for the article, Jill. Here is the thing, if he claims that Marilyn was actually a man, and he finds some stupid reporters, they will write anything “Otto the collector! would tell them, even that!
    So, yeah, Otto has some very few pieces like a Kleenex box, but he did not win tham at the auction, the actual 1999 auction I am talking about!
    I read just a few lines of that Otto interview–besides the very embarrassing stuff he has in the background of his home, I found a big LIE right away.
    The bathroom scale from Christie’s on which I was bidding on and lost out, went to Maite and is in Spain in her collection.
    So what that clown must have done is, to get the name brand and bought a simular scale on eBay!
    Why don’t we all buy stuff MM owned and declare it as Marilyn’s and then tour the UNIVERSE with it?
    I am sure we might be able to screw some innocent ALIENS with it.
    I will use that article also for my case, as he will have to proof what scale exactly he claims was Marilyn’s and WHERE he got that one from!
    June DiMaggio? Who then has an excuse to say that it was in a box with the name Marilyn Monroe written on it?
    Gimme a break.
    I did not read the whole article, but the guy who was writing the Long Beach article, Phillip Zonkel, he wrote a sweet SYMPHONY on Otto the collector, and when we visited him before Christmas in his office he then had to go on his vacation, just like Welkos from the LA Times, those reporters have to “investigate” and do more important things, but they first fu*K up big time by portraying this CLOWN-MORON and suggest to the world that he is for real, when he simply is NOT!
    He is a LIAR, A DWARF, A SCUMBAG, just like Mark A. Roesler was called by former Strasberg lawyer Roger Richman in an interview!
    So there are TWO LIARS, DWARFS, AND SCUMBAGS.
    And they are trying to make it to Las Vegas right this moment, with there shitload full of junk.
    I can imagine that the people there do not care, I mean they have wose things performing on stage, like “CAROT HEARD”, but do we really want these freaks to get away with it?
    That woman yesterday on the news, she asked me THREE times for my press credentials. But they could not ask June for her REALITY credentials, ONCE?!
    The reporters are making mistakes, they were fed with false info and if you go and look on Google for “Phillip Zonkel and Marilyn Monroe” you can see that his love song to Robert W. Otto was pulled. Why is that, regrets?
    Wonder why? And it took him FIVE MONTH to come up with an article like that? The scare tactic from the Roesler team must have paid off, and my grandmother could have written an article with more bite in it.
    I wonder if Zonkel and Welkos are actually twins…

    Friends through Marilyn!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    CARROT HEAD(I meant to say of course), and the woman who was on the news, who was being interviewed in front of the Queen Mary, was that woman who harrassed me at the press opening and gave an stated yesterday in an interview, that she “believes” that the items are all for real. Well, maybe she also believes in Santa and the James van Praagh?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    This is an eexcerpt from that “funny” interview:

    ““I also have her bathroom scale” Otto says. Next, he brings out a pair of large rhinestone
    earrings. “These are to me so Marilyn – big, gaudy, glitzy, these would stand out,” he says, holding them up to the light. “They’re
    clip-ons – she did not have pierced ears. This is a piece that says, ‘Hey, look at me.’” He disappears into a bedroom and returns
    with a garment bag, which he carefully unzips. “This is the dress that she and her mother bought together for Marilyn to go on
    interviews to the various studios when she was 18 years old,” Otto explains, lifting the heavy black suit with the “Made in Paris” label
    out of the bag and carefully lying it on the couch in front of him. “This came from another collector. It’s probably worth in the
    neighborhood of $50,000 but time puts its own value on things.”

    EXACTLY Mr. OTTO! Just like on those beautiful Hair curler you showed to a crowd successfully in Indianapolis in winter 04/05!
    And now they are worthless? Strange.
    He got quite some stories to tell, and he knows all these details. Wow. I am really impressed; I just wish I could believe even 1% of them. But I simply can not.
    Marilyn never was a “Hey, look at me girl.’ If Otto would have read one book on her, he would know that, I am not talking about June’s book of course. That contains Otto’s and Popp’s imagination.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    And: WHAT other collector? An eBay seller who sold you that pink Happy Birthday “back up dress” that was a $400 buy. And now Otto has become an appraiser as well? Just like Mr. Roesler? Funny, he can not tell us why the crlers were pulled and why he is showing 98.9% disaster material on Marilyn, but he can put this particular black dress at $50K?
    Double wow.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Regarding the article (mentioned in comment#73) on Otto: CHRISTIE’S would NEVER make such a tacky statement! They are absolutely discrete. If you do not believe, call Christie’s NYC, please. The items discribed, the ones Otto states he bought, he did NOT win at the big auction in 1999! He is talking about Lot # 139 from the Christie’s auction on September 12 (due to September 11 it was postponed and held on September 20th) and that lot went for $823. The china was sold on eBay as I remember seeing it, and those very strange looking pieces did not catch my eyes and they went for only a few hundred dollars anyhow. But I must say this again. Since Anna Strasberg is silent as a grave in this matter, we can only assume that she knows about the ongoing scam.
    She would sue people for printing Marilyn with a cigarette in her mouth, and now she does nothing, while Marilyn is being slandered by all of them? Slandered with misportray, her underwear, the fake one of course, on display and trash presented as her “personal belongings”. That is really insane and can’t continue. It needs to be stopped.

    What Otto paid at auction for a few real items that made their way arround to be resold stands in no relation at all to that high amount they opened this exhibit and claimed it being worth $10million.

    I never said that ALL the items are fake. I am sticking with the statement that 98.9% of the claimed Marilyn Monroe items are absolutely bogus and fantasy creations of June DiMaggio and Robert W. Otto. And that Mark A. Roesler is appraising them to such an amazing high amount ($8.75million), should tell everyone who has no clue about his part in this, what they are up to.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Mark,

    Sorry it has taken me so long to post to your new blog. We are in busy season and it took me two sittings to read your new article!

    I LOVE IT!

    I especially liked viewing the “real” and “fake” photos — and my favorite is the “horrified” pic of Marilyn you have up top. You did a great job explaining the case and what has happened up until now. It is nice for people who don’t have a chance to see the exhibit to see the photos, and see what proof is out there REAL vs. FAKE. GREAT JOB!

    I was also very proud to become a new owner of two actual copies of the L.A. INDEPENDENT of which you are on the front cover talking about the Marilyn Monroe scandal! WOO HOO! Should I ever find time to get my butt to LA I will bring them for you to sign.

    Keep up the good work and we support you as usual from Baltimore.

    I have to take another day to read the actual blogs this far as I have only read the article as of yet.

    Good luck and stay strong!

    Cindy

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    hahaha Thanks! I just felt that this photo in the beginning really would express Miss Monroe’s reaction, would she have the chance to walk through that ship.

    Thanks Cindy! We all missed you as we need engaged people like you in this matter. I just got some important “June-news” as the 48 HOURS special is airing this weekend; and a hot source told me, that the sweet lady with the trademark banks and the awefully bitter and fictitious stories about Marilyn Monroe, has been a victem of the scissors, with other words, she has been cut out including the some other very questionable people (I do not really want to name them). So–this is definetely the power of blog. In case she is not in anymore, as that strange MJ& MMFan always suggested that we would see photos etc.! I simply could not wait for that show and her appearance. She is a great stand-up comediean, but friend of Marilyn? NEVER! She met her as often as I did: NEVER!
    (I know I’ve said that one before…lol)
    But maybe she found her way back into the show. It was officially supposed to air last February, TWO month ago, but I guess somebody stumbled over my first blog…! Just like the people from Entertainment Tonight, who then edited out the entire Otto/van Praagh sequence.

    Can you feel it? That is the power of blog.
    Please come back soon, Cindy.
    There are also tons and tons of links in this very article–if you want to take a look at Mark Rosler’s plaque on which he put his own name to show off how generous he is with money that he received from a fraudulent exhibit, click on :THE NOBLESVILLE LEDGER.COM and anything that is purple is a link in this! For the people who have not much knowledge about what we are talking about, the MM quote at the end is very recommended.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Mark,

    I just read the letter that CMG sent you about using the domain name. What cracks me up is the fact they actually expect you to transfer it to them, and if not, they will seek MONETARY AWARDS.

    I think the name “CMG” should stand for:

    CONSTANT MONEY GREED

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers
    Cindy

  • Sarah Vernon

    hee hee Cindy like that or it could be suggested it stands for:

    Cheating Marilyn’s Grace!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Sarah & Cindy! Wow–you guys are too much! LOL

    How about:

    “CMG” = COMMIT MARILYN GRIME

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Two snippets I want to remind you of:
    In the April 10 Wall Street Journal story on the greed of Anna Strasberg: “estranged stepson John Strasberg says he and sister Susan were close to Ms. Monroe, but they were disinherited by their father and never received any of the Monroe earnings. “I’m not sure I would want any of it,” he says. “I find it fundamentally sad that people who never knew Marilyn continue to want to profit from her, and in the lowest form possible.”
    The second snippet is from MARILYN MONROE: THE BIOGRAPHY: Christmas 1957, Marilyn gave her pearls (from the Emperor of Japan) to Paula. She gave Susan Strasberg a Chagall sketch. And: “Most extravagant of all was her gift to John Strasberg, then 18 and, Marilyn felt, an unhappy, often ignored outsider to his own family. To him she calmly signed over the ownership of her Thunderbird, knowing he longed for but could not afford a car.”

    Okay, we know what kind of generous, giving person Marilyn was. The mystery, to me, is: what kind of people are those Strasbergs? I think they’re scary–and none more than current reigning Queen of Royalties Anna Strasberg.

    When I find it, I want to quote from the shocking Vanity Fair magazine story of several years ago. (Remind me if I forget, okay?)

  • Usona Chastain

    CMG standing for Constant Money Greed —
    I love that! so appropriate!

    And I might ask: does Roesler
    really rhyme with “rustler”?
    as in, “Boss! boss! rustlers are
    stealing the cattle! and the
    hair curlers! and the opera glasses!”
    “Head ‘em off at the pass!”

  • Alton from Atlanta

    My compliments to Miss Jill for her research into DNA, and the unlikely possibility of determining ANYTHING by exhuming Marilyn’s body.This is just more fodder for the tabloids.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Someone said that June DiMaggio has been deleted
    from the upcoming Marilyn edition of “48 Hours Murder Mystery” — can someone confirm this? I was so looking forward to seeing that silly old thing again!
    Is she ailing? Did she trip over her pizza pan?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    No, I bet she was just boo’d off that show. I spoke to the producer Anthony Vendetti the day we went to the press opening; when I called him a month after the opening, I told him about the hair curler, but he really did not want to know anything. He went to Greg Schreiners home and they filmed the usual footage that is in every MM collecting docu and report.
    But it would have been cool if they would have jumped on this wagon instead.
    Well, we will see, but I bet it is going to be a luke warm piece on Marilyn and those death rumours of course and whatever else, but I bet not one single world that the Monroe world is being screwed like never in history before.
    Can someone make a show about the wonderful business Anna Strasberg has been doing?
    Since Marilyn’s death, think about this, they are making $7MILLION a year +/- so that means since MM died, 44 years ago, do the math yourself, that brings the total to, are you ready?
    $308 MILLION DOLLAR!!! THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR.
    Plus that little extra from the 1999Christie’s auction that only made her $13.5 MILLION!

    Yet people take it as normal and okay, that Lee, the late husband from ANNA FAILED to give MM’s belongings to the friends of Marilyn, the ones from the actors studio.
    Watch the little info about this matter, click on the purple MM quote at the end of our article, and it tells you pretty much what is going on, money wise I mean.
    Okay, maybe poor Anna did not sack in that much since MM died, but I bet it has brought them at least $200MILLION minimum!
    The smoking gun has an archive and you can click on the last will and testament, read it and see what I am talking about, the Strasberg clan was only named on fourth place. Here is the link:

    Strasberg was listed under d)–even Marilyn’s secretary May Reis, higher listed. She was named as number 2nd! I got so many papers that proof how early Anna had her paws on the MM belongings. She knew that the old and rottening in storage pieces would be worth gold some day. The scent these items carry are authenticity of its own.
    Unfortunately.
    That greedy woman could have at least saved all these pieces and opened up a museum.
    I remember protesters in NYC when we stood in line to get into Christie’s who handed out flyers and they were asking to boycott that auction. I felt so for these people, but I tried to save and keep the items I could afford together and re-united, like her welcome bench with the adobe painting, that was a magical moment, when these two pieces came back together, after being separated for 37 years.

    Anyhow, if Mr. Vendetti is reading this, and we know that especially TV show people are reading this.
    How about a special on the biggest MM scam in history?
    The usual death theory and all that stuff, we have heard that so many many times. People who claim to have talked to MM or claim to not have picked up the phone, as if they had called ID in 1962–people who are making a fortune themself on telling lies about their friendship with Marilyn, bla bla bla!
    Face it people: MM was lonely! Dispite her huge success and being still so beautiful. She seemed to have lived in ISOLATION!
    The phone hardly rung during the last interview and MM was fed up with all the crap and what people did to her, said about her. Mr. Hugh Hefner who now claims to have been MM’s friend, he offered her a total nude photo shoot and Schiller was going to take those photographs.
    MM was thinking about it, seriously considering.
    But Hef could have just picked her up, invited her to his mansion and entertained her a bit; but he did NOT!

    Now she is dead and we can only imagine, was she alive, how she would be and with whom she would be, how she would look like and if she would be happy.
    Another Elizabeth Taylor, maybe?
    Another paper is printing an article about this blog, will post it when it is out, since the other “team” is scaring off reporters, we can not really release the name of the magazine yet.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • lisa davis

    OMG, MARK! That sleazebag gigilo Jose Bolanos “the last love of her life”?! GAG! PUKE! Seriously! Although I have some issues with Donald Spoto’s bio, he so throughly discredited this loser (along with Slatzer and Jeanne Carmen and Anthony Summers), I CANNOT believe you buy that he was nothing more than a Boy Toy because he wasn’t!

    As the upcoming DiMaggio auction proves, Joe was THE LOVE of her life! And the note the police found in MM’s desk after her death “If I could only succeed in making you happy…” was addressed to Joe, not Senor Cockroach! Sorry to break the bad news to ya!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    I understand your point, Lisa. But pictures speak louder than words and rumours. Look at the photos and to me MM looks really happy on those.
    And it was also recorded that Marilyn made plans to fly to Mexico for the Mexican Independence day. What for, to introduce Joe to Jose? Do you believe that June myth that Joe and Marilyn were about to re-marry? MM was still Jewish and died as such.
    Jose and Marilyn had plans for the future, and he came to visit her in Los Angeles. That is also recorded. Just because that does not fit so well into the MM history for some people, it is wrong to portray her as a life long Joe DiMaggio addict. It is also recorded and fact that DiMaggio would beat Marilyn. Why do you think they got divorced? Oh I know–because Joe was jealous because MM would shoot that famous scene where the dress flies up into the air? Rubbish. And why would Marilyn tell her houskeeper that when the phone rung:”If it’s the Italian, I am not here.”
    That is documented and stands for it self. Oh, did she refer to Frank Sinatra, maybe?
    I forgot that Otto has also some items on display that were “given to Marilyn by Frank sinatra.”
    Only problem is: how can Otto prove that they are real and were in fact Sinatra’s presents.
    Why would a newspaper print all the info about Bolanos, if he indeed was just a boy toy?

    Not that easy. And there are also interviews with the Mexican screen writer and director in existence.
    Donald Spoto wasn’t there, he also did just some research on his own. There are tons of photos in existence which show Marilyn and Jose HAPPY, holding hands and kissing. But there are only a few shots of Marilyn and Joe, sitting on the beach in Florida and walking, but not holding hand or kissing.
    Photos are prove on it’s own.
    MM decorated her hacienda all Mexican, and maybe she also like the idea of dating the Mexican writer. He must have meant something to her, since she took him to the Golden Globes and was holding his hands and enjoyed his company. But maybe it was just to make Joe jealous? You see, there could be so many interpretations. The note you mention was written many years earlier. And if you loved someone in your life, of course you keep some momentos, even though it is over and that person has become a close friend.
    He was her ex-husband, fortunatley he was there for her, even lend her money for the home, which was returned to him after his death. Read the papers from her last will.
    Shown in the smoking gun archive.
    There is no doubt that Joe was one of the closest in Marilyn’s life. No doubt at all. But he wasn’t a saint either. Who is anyways.
    Why do you think a family relative who has not proven her real idendity has used this fact(she is only an adopted DiMaggio, if at all) She has no pictures of herself and Marilyn, now claims she has photos of her and Joe. But do you have any idea how large his family was?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Just found another link from the shameful and ridiculous past of that exhibit.Check it out yourself.
    The link provide you with some laughable and absurd images of wannabe MM memorabilia!
    Look at that hidious and sweet teddy baer that was mentioned in June’s interview at in the December 2005 Playboy. That was “retrieved” by June herself, including the pissa pan and the nightgown. Now she also changed her story on that one.
    The furs are so classic and the dresses are simply a big Otto-joke!
    Man, I still can not believe that this exhibit is running five month. But I doubt that they will move anywhere. Word of mouth and the help of internet and some recent news reports on the scandal shoud prevent these fraudsters to steal more dollars from Marilyn loving fans. So far they got away with telling their story to this scam. But soon it will be ours, in public and on national TV. Wonder how they feel then, after the thrift store finds are exploided as Jane Doe’s underwear, but NEVER Marilyn Monroe’s!
    Here is the link it’s worth watching that teddy baer and the dolls lined up on red velvet. $25 for this? What a nightmare.

  • johAn grimmius

    i am not an expert in teddy bears, but that one pictured in the link above does look a bit to new .

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    There is actually another unnamed gentleman who lived in Mexico that I personally believe Marilyn’s final attractions went to.

    He fit MM’s MO

    1) Intellectual
    2) Older
    3) Writer
    4) Married
    5) Powerful

    I have done a painful amount of research here and I have come to the conclusion Jose Bolanos was a forced upon distraction for MM because this particular man Marilyn was involved with in Mexico was potentially damaging to her.

    It would take a large amount of time to explain why I am certain Marilyn’s attraction was to another man that has yet to be named… but I can tell you this: NO ONE HAS EVER written about this relationship and to date I believe I am the only who has ever recovered this information.

    Who knows perhaps one day if I get it together I should write a small book about the final love of Marilyn Monroe…. Ernest want to help me?… he he he he…..

    Jill Adams

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    I just realized I may have potentially offended MM fans when I wrote MM was attracted to MARRIED men. So I wanted to explain what I meant by that.

    I by no means meant she was a homewrecker. What I meant was that Marilyn was attracted to men who seemed “unattainable.”

    I adore Marilyn and would not want to put the idea out there that Marilyn had been out in the world destroying marriages. I do not believe she was not that kind of girl.

    Hope I didn’t offend anyone.

    Jill Adams.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#93johAn: Right on johAn! For anybody who owns the catalog from the October 27 & 28, 1999 Christie’s auction, and as some hard core collector call that one “the bible”, please go to page 325, Lot # 469 and compare that STUFFED TOY POODLE to this awefully new and unused looking teddy baer with the necklace, that is discribed in Playboy and by June DiMaggio.
    Compare and realize that this bear shown on the photo simply can not be 44 years old.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Strange world! I just received an email from some happy camper who wants to write a book about Marilyn’s last dog “Maf honey”, isnt’ that something?
    Wonder if the other dogs are interested? I think the biggest problem would be the reading.
    But you never know, and since the Estate of Marilyn Monroe just licensed a whole line of clothing for dogs, nothing really would surprise me anymore.
    At least my dogs are more psychic than that James van Praagh guy.
    When I took them with me for a visit at Marilyn’s crypt, they looked so super sad on the pictures I took, I will post that photo soon on my website, maybe right behind the Roesler letter with the lawsuit threat.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • lisa davis

    MARK, DUDE: I hope you know I’ve got your back on this Otto business, but I’ve gotta call you on this fiction that Bolanos was to be Hubby #4:

    “And it was also recorded that Marilyn made plans to fly to Mexico for the Mexican Independence day.”

    Recorded WHERE? PLEASE cite your source for this!

    “Do you believe that June myth that Joe and Marilyn were about to re-marry?”

    Joe and Marilyn got married in civil ceremony in 1954 — that’s why he was excommunicated from the Church (she couldn’t convert because she was divorced)! Nothing – not his excommunicated status or her Judism – would have stopped them from remarrying in another civil ceremony (and, as I proved in the earlier blog, there is NO evidence they were about to remarry)

    “And why would Marilyn tell her houskeeper that when the phone rung:”If it’s the Italian, I am not here.”

    WTF did you come up with THAT?! PLEASE cite your source!

    “Jose and Marilyn had plans for the future, and he came to visit her in Los Angeles. That is also recorded.”

    Recorded WHERE? Again, please cite your source!

    “MM decorated her hacienda all Mexican, and maybe she also like the idea of dating the Mexican writer.”

    Sorry, Dude, but you just pulled a June! MM bought her house BEFORE she met Boy Toy! She sent Eunice Murray to Mexico a week earlier to scout the shops. Marilyn arrived in Mexico City on 21 February 1962 to find authentic Mexican-style things to decorate her house. THAT was when she met Boy Toy for the first time. Moreoever, Joe helped her move in on 8 March (source: Cursum Perficio by Gary Vitacco-Robles)! So much for your theory why Marilyn went Mex all of a sudden!

    “Why would a newspaper print all the info about Bolanos, if he indeed was just a boy toy?”

    WHAT newspaper? WHAT info? “Newsweek” cited Bolanos in its 8/14/62 issue mentioning that a friend claimed he and MM were to marry in September, but that is IT! There is ZERO mention of Boy Toy in the 8/6 – 8/11 major newspaper accounts of MM’s passing, except to note that he was her escort at the GGs!

    “There are tons of photos in existence which show Marilyn and Jose HAPPY, holding hands and kissing.”

    WHERE are these “tons of photos” except the ones at the GGs? I Googled and came up with NADA! Ditto the books on MM! The 18 August 1962 NY Daily News front page showed Señor Cockroach at her crypt — NOT the same thing! If you have these “tons of photos” or know where they are, upload or link them! But please, don’t make such blanket statements without citing a verifiable source!

    “But there are only a few shots of Marilyn and Joe, sitting on the beach in Florida and walking, but not holding hand or kissing.”

    Dude, you just pulled another June! Finding pics of Joe and Marilyn in Florida holding hands is just too damn easy — they’re in bios of her, they’re on the web! How can you say there are NONE?!

    “The note you mention was written many years earlier.”

    How do you know that? Since it wasn’t dated (anyone who wants it see can find it doing a MM search on the smokkinggun.com), you don’t! Again, PLEASE cite your source!

    The smokkinggun.com item you cited was a list complied by her lawyer/executor of assests and debts! That DOES NOT mean DiMaggio ever got his $5,000 back!

    Oh and when MM died, why didn’t “the last love of her life” hop on the next plane to L.A. to claim her body and make funeral arrangements? Because he decided to let Joe steal his thunder? Doubt it! And why was he MIA at the funeral? Guess, like June, he was there in spirit! And why did those in her inner-inner circle – Pat Newcomb, Whitey Snyder, May Reis – (sorry, Lena Pepitone doesn’t count) NEVER confirm that she and Boy Toy were about to walk down the asile, as he and his friend claimed?

    BTW, the LA Daily News was wrong about the eulogy! The Strasbergs’ reaction to her death, as recounted in EVERY major paper 8/6/62 (quoting from memory): “Now it is all at an end. We hope that her death will stir up sympathy for a sensitive artist..” Strasberg said those EXACT WORDS 2 days later at the funeral! Either Mr. Sandberg had wired his eulogy to Strasberg within hours of MM’s death or his didn’t write the eulogy!

    FRIENDS THROUGH JOE AND MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Lisa!
    Someone called me a mudslinger on my first blog, that someone turned out to be from “the Roesler team” later on. I have no idea why you so respectlessly refer to Jose Bolanos as “boy toy”!
    And you are obviously missing some information that is easily available and accessable.
    I would recomment for you to watch “THE LAST INTERVIEW” and buy some old papers on eBay who printed FACTS! I realy do not have the time in the world right now to answer too many points, made in comments, but since we are running low on comments (Thank god!) this time and this blog, I can spend some minutes for your enlightment, DUDE!

    to:
    And it was also recorded that Marilyn made plans to fly to Mexico for the Mexican Independence day.

    Recorded WHERE? PLEASE cite your source for this!

    Answer: The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS from Wednesday, August 8th 1962 at 4 C (page 4)
    There are many more details, but I guess you did not even read this blog story, as I put a cut out from that paper into this story, stroll upward and you can see the original piece! Make sure you take a good look at Marilyn and realize that she was in heaven with young and stunningly handsome Jose Bolanos.

    To:
    Do you believe that June myth that Joe and Marilyn were about to re-marry?

    Do YOU Lisa, believe believe that? After Joe must have seen the covers of her ex holding hands with the Mexican heart throb? Come on, he was Italina. No way (Jose) would he married her after that appearance and made himself look sort of ridiculous.
    Don’t you agree?
    Fine.

    I do not understand why you guys can’t except that Marilyn was her time ahead, she would wear as one of the first people in fashion the most pre-psychadellic colors, like ORANGE, GREEN, SHOCKING PINK, SCREAMING BLUE ETC.!
    She would sit with a Mexican 44 years ago, while people are still demonstrating against them, even today!
    What part of the story are you missing?
    Can you let her move on, and live her life without Joe and have her be a woman that can not stand at home and cook for her legend husband and never lay an eye on a young and stunning Mexican?!

    to:
    And why would Marilyn tell her houskeeper that when the phone rung:”If it’s the Italian, I am not here.”

    WTF did you come up with THAT?! PLEASE cite your source!

    –well, what stands WTF for? Let me guess, maybe WHAT THE FUCK? Am I correct?(Nice, I must admit.) Never heard that one before. Well, you never stop learning…
    Alright, since you never have heard of the LAST INTERVIEW with Richard Meryman and photos taken by Allan Grant, I would highly recommend to listen to it and listen carefully. Cause then you will really change your “Joe&Marilyn happy for eternity idea and hopes”
    He stated that in his interview. I am NOT making that up, even though you suggest that I am doing just THAT!

    to:
    Jose and Marilyn had plans for the future, and he came to visit her in Los Angeles. That is also recorded.

    Recorded WHERE? Again, please cite your source!

    AGAIN: Please read the blog, before posting. There are also nice PICTURES to look at, for the ones who have no interest in reading. That would really HELP. Same SOURCE at mentioned ABOVE.

    To:
    MM decorated her hacienda all Mexican, and maybe she also like the idea of dating the Mexican writer.

    Sorry, Dude, but you just pulled a June! MM bought her house BEFORE she met Boy Toy

    Sorry DUDESS, but I think you should read real sources, not that weared book you mention above. That has ALL it’s infor from Eunice Murray’s book taken anyhow. And the photo’s in it, they show items for which I paid a fortune, but did I once complain about it? NO.
    To tell me that I just pulled a June is almost as bad as what the other woman named me in that first blog. Are you working for the DiMaggio auction place or something?

    Just because you see Marilyn your way, that does not neccessarly mean that it really was exactly like that. I am writing out my toughts and what I saw on pictures, but you obviously have missed those photos completely.
    How insulting to call him just a boy toy. After being married to all these ugly husbands she had, she finally had someone who would not just make her look in public like “the beauty and the brain” or “the beauty and the baseball bet”

    To:
    MM decorated her hacienda all Mexican, and maybe she also like the idea of dating the Mexican writer.

    Sorry, Dude, but you just pulled a June! MM bought her house BEFORE she met Boy Toy

    Jesus! Your boy toy thing is really sad. What is your problem? You almost seem to be a bit jealous of them, the Anglina&Brad effect?
    The next time I will give you a lesson on MM history I will have to charge you, sorry!
    Get in touch with Kim Goodwin, please. He has a collection of pictures of them, in b/w and color and after viewing them, you will go into your homes corner, say some 24 Ave Maria’s and pray for forgiveness for judging too fast and accusing me of telling BS! That stands for BULL SHIT, BTW, WTF!
    I constantly mention the smoking gun source for people to read at least the important documents like MM’s LAST WILL and to see that LEE STRASBERG NEVER executed MM’s last will.
    Oh and WHERE is YOUR prove, that the note was written when, oh of course, RIGHT BEFORE she died. I knew it.
    Sad.
    Marilyn killed herself because she was really in love with Joe DiMaggio who was beating her and who was also known for being extremely cheap, when MM was never!
    WHATEVER.
    Do me one favor, please; read the blog, understand the facts, click on the links and let go of your anger before you post again, please, and you may also contact co-author Ernest W. Cunningham.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    I hope it is okay that I publicly put this out here on the blog.

    I am personally being questioned why I am here currently on the blog supporting Mark and Ernest and being as nice as I have been when past incidents should warrant a different approach.

    Well, it is a fair enough question and I really do feel it important to answer here as I am certain even Mark himself is scratching his head.

    I am not here to revisit the past. I am not saying I am here to forgive all… but recently I had the chance to have a major reflection on what Mark has been through,,,

    ,,,,,last week I was contacted by a very threatening sounding person who told me that I was about to be named in on a lawsuit along with Mark. This person told me that three major corporations, one of which had ties to the Mafia, were planning to sue me and I was in “BIG TROUBLE.”

    Quite honestly it scared the crap out of me.

    I immediately started thinking what the heck should I do…. I even changed my phone number… then I thought….. well, I can’t afford lawyers… I can’t afford this hardship for my family… I guess I will keep quite… I will pull my links and shut the hell up. And for one full day I did, because I was in panic mode.

    I then thought..if I was feeling this way… I wonder how Mark must feel having put it ALL ON THE LINE? I mean he really is the one who is willing to put up and he has yet to shut up! (that’s a good thing this time Mark! LOL!)

    Now although I may disagree with Mark’s approach on certain things, the one thing I had never done was put myself in his shoes until this call… and when I did I found an amazing amount of empathy for him.

    Now will Mark and I ever be best friends? Honestly this is highly doubtful… but can we work together to at least help stop this travesty?… Well, I am more than willing to once again try and I hope Mark will be too.

    **** IN RESPONSE TO PEOPLE QUESTIONING MY BOOK WRITING LINE…It was a “Tongue in Cheek” statement folks… As of this very moment I have no intentions to write a book…but if you all keep thinking I am going to… well maybe I WILL just to annoy you all!! LOL!!****

    I hope this answers people’s questions… THE CAUSE IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE… I sincerely wish people can see this, I am doing my very best to.

    Now let’s move forward…..

    Jill Adams

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    YOU GO GIRL! And WAY TO GO as well! That is the language I am talking.
    I am shocked to hear that you were threatened as well. Another one of my supporters, Cindy from Baltimore got one of these calls and even got a major computer bug set into her system. She felt like you and came back stronger than ever before. She now works hard and can not blog like other people who claim to have six kids and attacked me in excess and psychotic ways.

    I got a phone call, a rough and really lunatic sounding voice said, without even asking if I was me: “You Nazi-faggott, go back to Germany, stop that attack or we slash your throat burn your house.”

    Well, before I could explain to that “gentleman that Nazis actually killed faggots as he unkind named gay people, he simply hung up the phone.
    Of course that was reported and nobody can call me any longer without the ID being shown.
    Am I afraid? Not at all. Guys do me favor and take me out of this misery. I can’t wait to dance Tango with Miss Monroe in my next life, if there is indeed one.
    She will blink her eye and hopefully her men will not be jealous.
    But I am not dead yet. Plus, in Germany they say”Dogs that bark don’t bite.”
    Of course I am in danger, Jill, I know that, and then I also got some warnings about Otto and him being from Chicago. But then I look at the DOLL SALON, the MARILYN TROLL that Otto chaised down in 6 exhausting years. I read the article you found, with these grim pictures of items in his home, those plates and the scary pencil drawings of Marilyn and Joe (or whoever that is supposed to be) and the huge FAKE parfume bottle that schmuck is holding with the grin of bucks bunny in his hands.

    If this world really believes this man and his stupid and so unreal stories which he delievers with the trashy lingerie of MM, spread out on sofas, respectless and full of shame. Shoes in three different sizes, a Teddy Bear that is not older than the Clinton Presidency, well, maybe even the Reagan…! But if this world really believes this charlatan, and they are getting away with it, being backed by the Anna Strasberg money hungry paws, the June DiMaggio catastrphic appearance and worse then Slatzer BS stories, then I have no desire to stay anyhow.

    Marilyn Monroe means my life to me. How sad is that anyhow? But: I like it this way. Her belongings bring me happiness like for other people heavy drugs do.
    Is that insane or maybe healthier? Don’t know. Who cares anyhow.

    But you are right when you say:
    “Now will Mark and I ever be best friends? Honestly this is highly doubtful… but can we work together to at least help stop this travesty?… Well, I am more than willing to once again try and I hope Mark will be too.”

    I really was amazed that you tell Chuck, Greg’s boyfriend that you were “afraid or scared of me” and then you would post on this very blog, just two days later, after he emailed me that statement.
    But I am different, and I can move on. I always did. Friends, for me is a different word, as this term is all too often used in quantity rather than Quality. My space dott com is showing how many friends this or that person has, are they really friends?
    I don’t think so.

    Again, I am sorry that you had such a dramatic event in your personal life. It is horrable, especially since you have family and lots of work to get done.
    We are in the mids of finding out the right way to persue this, but when Welkos discribed in his sarcastic way of writing that I see this as “the most important mission in my life” I thought, let me show that man how right he is!
    I will treat it as such and I will bring this one to success.
    Otto can not fu*k with me anyhow. I can show him what a great Monroe historian he really is, any given moment. The “dwarf” is beatable and Strasberg has been TOO quiet to recover from this scandal. June DiMaggio is too old, that is her biggest excuse.

    They can come to my home–Roesler knows where I live–they can get rid of me, but this travesty as you call it will be stopped, by all the other people who are involved, and by you as well.

    We all have to die some day. Marilyn died way too early and became a money machine par excellence. How sad is that?

    This is far from being over, but I believe that my first blog has done the biggest damage anyhow–they will dare not even try to make it to several countries in Europe, as people are alert about that and the Stern magazine will print a story to Marilyn’s birthday and report on the scam. So we already made them lose those Euros for sure. But if you think about it, they are (were) about to scam multi millions of people, especially in this country.
    Now, not anymore. That Pope woman, from Otto’s business was stuttering on CBS NEWS and seemed more nervous than a debutante ball room dancer.

    And if you feel like writing a book, try it. You seem to know so much more than a lot of people and I bet a hundred times more than Robert W. Otto!
    We do not know, unless we try.

    I have been trying to change, but to what? To a person who is not himself any longer?
    My dogs would hate that.

    Again, I am sorry for that experince. I hope it was a one time experience only.
    But it is not healthy to live in fear.
    Thank you Jill, really. God bless you.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Cont.
    Plus, you also have to remember that I got a very lucrative offer from a Japanese company and the producer wanted me to tour with my own collection especially in Europe this year. When I had to make a decission about the tour or this case, I decided on Marilyn over the money. This is a fact and it is reality. I mean how could I have just acted like Otto and his scary “Marilyn Monroe-Believe It Or Not” exhibit of sham, does not exist? Go to Long Beach and pay a whopping $22,95 for the most obscene and terrible display that anybody with a history of making fierce and terrible horror movies could not imagine.
    The mannequins look deathlike instead of lifelike and the “tackle-box” should be renamed to “tacky-box”.
    But please make sure that you hold on tight to your admission ticket, as you soon might be able TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK! lol

  • lisa davis

    Dear Mark:

    As I’ve said, I TOTALLY back your campaign against these vipers, Otto, Roesler, June DiMaggio, etc. And I admit “pulled a June” was over the top. Sorry.

    But I don’t claim to be the MM expert, YOU do! And with all respect, contrary to what you’ve claimed, I’ve already proven that:

    1) Carl Sandberg DID NOT write the eulogy
    2) There ARE pics of Joe and Marilyn in Florida holding hands
    3) Marilyn’s decision to get Mexican decore for her house WAS NOT because of Jose Bolanos
    4) The smokinggun archives DO NOT show that DiMaggio was repaid $5,000

    Does the NY Daily News piece mention SPECIFICALLY that she was going to Mexico to see Jose Bolanos? I’m guessing not, because, if it did, you would be shouting it from the rooftops!

    “I constantly mention the smoking gun source for people to read at least the important documents like MM’s LAST WILL and to see that LEE STRASBERG NEVER executed MM’s last will.”

    This is an incorrect interpretation. The Will states: “I give and bequeath all of my personal effects and clothing to LEE STRASBERG, or if he should predecease me, then to my Executor hereinafter named, it being my desire that he distribute these, in his sole discretion, among my friends, colleagues and those to whom I am devoted.” It does not impose any legal obligation — it states only a “desire.” More importantly, it is not clear that Strasberg is the “he” or “him” referred to; it is more likely that the distribution of personal property was meant to take place if and only if Strasberg predeceased MM, which he didn’t.

    “Oh and WHERE is YOUR prove, that the note was written when, oh of course, RIGHT BEFORE she died.”

    I SAID NOTHING OF THE SORT! YOU SAID it was written YEARS before, but you haven’t offered any proof!

    “Get in touch with Kim Goodwin, please. He has a collection of pictures of them.”

    I’ve Googled “Kim Goodwin”; there are several; I have no idea which one you’re talking about. Maybe he can provide a link to the non-Golden Globes MM/Jose pics he has, if they exist.

    “Sorry DUDESS, but I think you should read real sources, not that weared book you mention above. That has ALL it’s infor from Eunice Murray’s book taken anyhow.”

    I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise to Gary Vitacco-Robles that he ripped off Eunice Murray: “Vitacco-Robles found a wealth of information by connecting with people who knew Marilyn personally or are collectors who own various items. Both Marilyn’s first husband, James Dougherty, and her physician Hyman Engelberg, corresponded with the author… One of the oddest connections that Vitacco-Robles discovered about Monroe’s quest for a better self was her relationship with her psychiatrist, Romeo Greenson. Greenson may have been trying to take control his famous patients life by encouraging the purchase of the home due to its proximity to his home and office… Another aspect of this spooky connection is that the woman that Greenson suggested Marilyn hire as a housekeeper was Eunice Murray, the woman who had once owned the doctor’s home. Allegedly, Greenson planted Murray in Marilyn’s home to keep an eye on his patient and give him total access to her life.” (source: Watermark Magazine, November 2003)

    “And why would Marilyn tell her houskeeper that when the phone rung: “If it’s the Italian, I am not here.”

    Richard Merryman’s 6/1/01 account to Larry King: “… after she had had quite a lot of champagne, the phone rang and the press agent (NOT housekeeper!) went and answered it. And Marilyn called out, ‘If it’s an Italian, I’m not here.'” THAT’S why I asked WTF? But, again, YOU’RE the self-proclaimed MM expert, NOT me!

    Why haven’t you commented on the fact that Bolanos wussed out when MM needed him most (after her death), and that he was a no-show at the funeral? Maybe because his actions were not those of a man in love!

    Why haven’t you commented on the fact that no one in her inner circle confirmed they were planning on marrying? Maybe because they weren’t!

    Why haven’t you commented on the fact that none of her biographers – even the irresponsible ones – have given Bolanos the legitimacy he so richly “deserves”? Maybe because he doesn’t!

    In the Hunt auction, no less than 3 love letters MM wrote to DiMaggio are being sold. Why are there NO love letters MM wrote to Bolanos? Why didn’t Christie’s or Julien’s offer any Bolanos-related items? If Jose was THE man in her life from Feb 1962 on, as you say, logic dictates MM would have left behind letters, gifts – SOMETHING – that would prove there was an intimate relationship! All you’ve offered are one clipping and a pic of him slobbering all over her at the Golden Globes! They DO NOT prove that Bolanos was anything more than a passing fancy, if that! But, as you so sweetly put it, WHATEVER!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Lisa! I do appreciate your good intentions. But: I do not have time for this right now. I said that this matter is in an important state and I am working for days on my website. Please feel free to check it out and send me an email with what you hate about it, sinc you do not seem to like much of what I have been doing.
    And just to tell you up front; I would have not done this, if Otto and Co. would have provoked this. I feel pranked, fooled insulted, hurt, humiliated and simply sick to my stomach, ever since I set foot into that disgusting exhibit.
    I do not know what you really want from me. Why did nobody else open their mouth when the world reported on that garage sale junk on the Queen Mary.
    I do not “claim” to be an expert on Marilyn, I am. That is how simply it is. If you compare her writings from 1962 it is way softer and lighter. The writing on her last checks is simply almost invisible. The writing on the letter that you mention is way stronger and originated (in my own opinion) from the time right after her marriage failed. Possibly while she still was married.

    Who in your eyes wrote the eulogy? Strasberg? HA! He only read it and acted it out.
    How have you proven what?
    I have not received any email with your proof.
    to 3) can you read or is it my terrible English, man (woman) I never said that MM bought Mexican furniture because of Bolanos. I know that they met in Mexico while she was shopping–I read Eunice Murray’s book and would highly recommend for you to do so, too.

    You say:
    Why haven’t you commented on the fact that Bolanos wussed out when MM needed him most (after her death), and that he was a no-show at the funeral? Maybe because his actions were not those of a man in love!

    Listen, you like to believe that MM was addicted to Joe DiMaggio, fine. I do not. That’s how simple it is.
    You can not convince me and I have more than just a paper clipping as you call it. Marilyn looked as happy as you did never see her with her three husbands COMBINED! Got it?
    I am really busy and tell your Gary Robbles guy that it is a shame that he copied all the items from the Christie’s catalog and put them in his book form and sold them. If he did not read the appendix, that is illegal. And I bought most of these items and paid a lot of money for it.

    He was drawing in photos as that is the only legal way to do that. But some of the drawings are imagination. Speaking about facts. The painting of MM, with huge one with the boy playing guitar never hung on top of Marilyn’s fireplace! that is an interpretation from your author you defend so heart felt.
    Why don’t you write your own blog and open a Q&A>
    So please tell me, Lisa: WHO wrote the eulogy if it was not Carl Sandburg?
    That is more important to me than all the other crap. Cause if you had read Carl Sandburg, you’d know that it was his heart he put into that piece.
    Got it?
    FREINDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    well well , what a fuss about bolanos and dimaggio. this shows just as i always have thought, that mm was different to many fans . i guess she is not the same person to many. every fan ect has their own image of her. thats what i always have thought was/is the case.
    because there are so many stories being told and written about mm ( fact and fiction) she is different to many people. many fans have their own image of her. what is right and what is wrong, well that i sometimes do not know myself also.
    anyway, i just saw that in the german newsletter the first blog article is printed. glad that this way also many people will read it that maybe did not know of it on the internet.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Good morning, good night johAn! Nice to hear from you, and I just finished updating some info on my website. I am pretty new to this, but after some hours of learning how to do it, I think it is not bad. Click on my URL and then check out the About Mark section. What do you think? I also saw that you talked about this drama and the blog on your dutch site. Thanks a million. This way you can save a lot of Dutch fans a lot of money. That is excellent and you should be proud of yourself!

    Can you send me the link to the German website? Gotta fo to catch up with some sleep and talk to you soon.
    Thank you again and:
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • lisa davis

    Dude, I don’t want anything from you. I’m just gonna ask a few questions, and get out of your life forever:

    If Jose Bolanos was THE man in Marilyn’s life, then why didn’t DiMaggio just wash his hands of her? Why did he continue to call her and see her and even write (one letter was to be offered at the Odysey auction; the other, dated 8 May 1962, was sold at the Barry Halpern auction)? When Hyman Engelberg called to tell him she was dead (8/6/62 SF Chronicle), why didn’t he say “sorry to hear that” and go back to sleep? Why didn’t he just let her man Jose clean up the mess? Maybe he was a glutton for punishment, or maybe (gasp!) he knew she was never serious about your boy!

    As far as DiMaggio being “cheap” as you say? $10,000 mink coat (in 1953 dollars)? Diamond and platinum wedding band? Diamond and platinum
    eternity ring? Pearl necklace? Necklace made from one of his World Series rings? Let me guess: the cheap bastard found all those in a Cracker Jack box! RLMAO!

    “I sat near her. She gulped wine by the glassful. When her name was called, she had to be helped out of her chair onto the stage. She accepted the award almost in a caricature of herself.” — James Bacon on Marilyn at the 1962 Golden Globe Awards

    That is what is, frankly, pissing me off about your “Jose Bolanos was THE man in Marilyn’s life” crud: Why did he let her drink to excess and embarrass herself — in front of the Hollywood elite, no less?! Accuse me of being a “Joe addict” all you want, he would NEVER have allowed that to happen!

    Why do you expect people to believe that he was her great love if won’t you won’t answer the questions about the non-existence of Jose-related stuff at the auctions, or why no one in her camp ever confirmed they were to marry, or why he was a no-show at the funeral? Did he ever buy or give her anything besides cooties? Enquiring minds wanna know!

    If MM wrote that letter years earlier, then why did she still have it? Makes no sense.

    Finally, how do I know Mr. Sandburg didn’t write the eulogy besides the 8/6/62 NY Times quoting the release issued by Strasberg which he repeated at the funeral (“Now it is at an end. I hope her death will stir sympathy and understanding for a sensitive artist and a woman who brought joy and pleasure to the world”)? Simple: why would he let the world think that egomaniac wrote it? Doesn’t make sense. He DID write a “Tribute to Marilyn Monroe” (Look Magazine Sept 11, 1962), but, as far as I have been able to gather, NEVER took credit for what Strasberg said at the funeral! If you can prove otherwise, friend, do it!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    Just food for thought….

    Marilyn was still a commodity for someone and still is.

    It is easier to sell a great love story for the ages then a love story wrought with imperfections.

    Isn’t it possible that with all the spin control that went on behind the scenes in the clean up on MM’s Estate (days and weeks after her life ended) that certain correspondence that may have existed to other people found their way to the trash?

    IN ADDITION: We cannot all be that naive to think that Joe didn’t want the legend of JOE AND MARILYN to exist after her death.

    READ A HOLLYWOOD FAREWELL… by Leigh Weiner. It is VERY enlightening on the workings on Joe DiMaggio. How he positioned the media cameras to have the correct angles on him during the entire funeral. How he orchestrated the entire funeral so that he was the ultimate griever for Marilyn and would go down in history as the greatest love of Marilyn’s life.

    Joe could never obtain Marilyn in life so he found a way to have her in death.

    Now don’t get me wrong I do think Marilyn loved Joe but not in the way he wanted her to.

    Again… I have other thoughts on who Marilyn’s attractions fell to… but I agree that the love in Marilyn’s life in 1962 was not Joe DiMaggio… but it does make for a beautiful story—one I can understand why most fans like to hold on to.

    Jill Adams

  • http://www.electronsea.com/ Matt Largo

    Nice work Mark B. !!! You really should write a book about this expose’.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #107Lisa Davis:
    DUDESS–WTF(I learned that from you yesterday) CHILLOUT!
    Aren’t you creating a bit toomuch dust?
    What for, we are all hanging in here without a bad word indays and now you say that I have said this and that bla bla bla…
    I only printed a photo that shows an amazingly happy looking Marilyn with her escort DATE, Jose Bolanos. You called him boy toy and you should really consider saying a prayer, as he is dead and he might go right after your angy soul.
    I never tried to portray him as THE LOVE OF MARILYN’S LIFE! NO, no no!
    Isn’t it ridiculous what people put into your mouth?
    You really need to do more reading before you come out with your fierce statements. Did you not read how many authors, well respected said that JDM was cheap.
    Where is your proof for the eulogy? Who wrote it instead of Carl Sanburg? You said no but you can not tell us who wrote it! Lee Strasberg? WRONG.
    What are you on?
    Are you reading some wicked Robert Slatzer book right now.
    Write a book, do something positive, call the Queen Mary and tell them that you at least agree on one thing with me.
    Maybe you should contact June DiMaggio and ask her for the REAL FACTS and TRUTH!
    Please relax. And please do not call me “dude” I hate that, and it is so yesterday anyhow. You don’t have to show the world what a young off spring chicken you are or think you are. COOL?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #108 Jill:
    Exactly. Oh I forgot what comes to mind thinking about the cheapness of Joe DiMaggio. If that Lisa girl/woman/dudess is reading this: How about you big spender Joe DiMaggio STOPPED the rose delievery after exactly 20 years. Why? Was he broke? Not at all! Was he done with MM? Who knows. But why could he not continue that habbit until his own death? He promised (according to June DiMaggio and her tales) to put roses on her grave, did he say for exactly 20 years because that is enough?!
    Sorry Jill, but you got a great point with the amazing and so by myself highly respected Leigh Wiener book. I read it every August 5th and look at those very moving photos, oh and–I still can not recognize JUNE DIMAGGIO.
    Strange.
    What do you think Jill, is she going to be in the CBS MM Special that is so highly promoted ritght now?
    Mr. Engelberg is going to be in there.
    Wonder if they show Miner as well.
    But could it be that June fell off the wagon because of my first blog sensation?
    What do you think?
    After the Entertainment Tonight “correction” and all the other action that was taken, this could be just the case.
    Didn’t we hear somone who attacked us, hear saying the there will be finally some proof, that Junie is legit?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 109 Matt Largo:
    Thanks for your compliment. I might have written more than just a book lol with all thos hundreds of XL comments and answers.
    We are not done with them, but they will establish themself in Monroe history.
    I like your story: “Turkey Renames Divisive Animals”
    If we transfer that into the Monroe lovers world, I had some names for June DiMaggio on the tip of my toungue, well for that you have to go on my website and read:Saga of pain: “America, what is happening to your most beautiful legend?”

    It is refreshing to have the possibility to click on some commenters URL and look at that person’s work. Maybe Lisa Davis can provide us with some info about her?
    Oh and the photos and story of sexy: Eva Longoria from Space: “Houston, We have a Hydraulics Problem!”
    Good job.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & EVA LONGORIA!

  • lisa davis

    Hey, Mark:

    THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE, FINAL WORD ON THIS! I PROMISE I WILL NEVER POST HERE AGAIN!

    I have already demonstrated why Mr. Sandburg didn’t write the eulogy. You wanna continue to believe Lee Strasberg “acted out” his assesment of Marilyn’s talent as “written” by Carl Sandburg at the funeral, fine! You can believe Tom Cruise is the Second Coming for all I care!

    As for Jill’s post on Leigh Weiner: Why you choose to believe a guy who bribed a mortuary assistant to let him take pictures of Marilyn’s body is beyond me!

    Why did NO ONE who attended the funeral or worked on it CONFIRM his account? Why did he make his allegations YEARS LATER? Why have NONE of Marilyn’s or DiMaggio’s biographers – INCLUDING the DiMaggio-bashing Roger Kahn and Richard Ben Cramer – CONFIRMED his account?

    I don’t know Mark, why did DiMaggio stop sending the roses? Why didn’t Jose Bolanos ever send roses or pick up where DiMaggio left off? YOU’RE the Marilyn expert, YOU TELL US!

    Why did you ignore James Bacon’s account of Marilyn’s behavior at the Golden Globes? Why isn’t he full of sh*t? Because he was there and you weren’t?

    ONE LAST TIME, I do not agree with your take on the nature of the Marilyn/Bolanos relationship for the following reasons:

    1) DiMaggio’s behavior;

    2) The non-confirmation by Marilyn’s people of a serious affair and/or an upcoming marriage;

    3) Marilyn’s biographers;

    4) Jose letting DiMaggio claim Marilyn’s body and arrange her funeral (Would YOU allow your beloved’s ex to hijack your place in her life?);

    5) Jose’s no-show at the funeral;

    6) The no (way) Jose items at the Marilyn auctions;

    7) Bolanos never produced letters and/or non-Golden Globe photos to confirm their relationship was serious. Maybe they exist, I don’t know. YOU’RE the Marilyn expert, Mark -– why can’t you come up with them?

    NO, you did not say Jose was the love of her life NOR DID I SAY YOU DID! YOU DID say he was the last love of her life, and they were making plans for the future! The above points SIMPLY DO NOT support your argument!

    HOWEVER — THAT DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT OTTO, JUNE DiMAGGIO, AND ROSELER ARE FRAUDS AND MUST BE EXPOSED, WHICH YOU HAVE DONE! IN THAT, I’M BEHIND YOU 100%!

    P.S. You mention Mr. Engelberg will be on CBS. I’m assuming you mean DiMaggio’s attorney, Morris Engelberg, as Hyman Engelberg died in Dec. Mr. Engelberg violated attorney-client privilege, which does not end when the client dies, when he wrote his book on DiMaggio. Among his sources are Robert Slatzer and Jeanne Carmen! Your truly pathetic attempt to discredit me by saying I read Slatzer’s books (where’s your proof? HAHA!) is so funny, it’s well, pathetic! And I love you, too, Mark! XXX

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Lisa! [Edited] After reading what you said about the great Leigh Wiener who had respect for MM, which you seem to miss completely, I stopped reading your comment, or whatever is left. Open the Joe DiMaggio was the greatest guy on earth fan club, or the Lisa Davis knows everything about MM fan club and see how far you gonna go.
    The Sandburg fact really drove you up the walls, why?
    Oh — I don’t really need to know. Believe it or not, but I am working on this case 24/7 and we can discuss your look at all the other facts surrounding MM and her life, if you wish.
    Did you call me “dude” again? I did not read your comment and I won’t until you post a nice little URL and I can check out who you really are. Could it be that you are working with/for that upcoming auction on the DiMaggio treasure?
    And what do you think about the fact that Joe stopped sending the roses 20 years after MM’s death.
    Oh, I know he had his reason and you think that is sooooo cccccooooolllllll as well.
    Wonderful.
    Now I need to continue scanning important documents, as I have no army of lawyers and assistants like Mr. Ferrari with JAMES DEAN licence plate Mark Roesler.
    I am sure you have mercy and aren’t mad. But I resent that aweful comment against Mr. Wiener.
    Do you have any nice bone in your body, you are almost worst than me! lol
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & LEIGH WIENER!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Some good news for a change:
    The BEVERLY HILLS COURIER printed another story on this terrible exhibit scandal!
    Since I took many pictures for them, they actually wrote a second follow up in two weeks. My great THANKS fo out to Sherry Dodd who also spoke in personally to June DiMaggio and she was mentioned in my first blog.
    After the press opening we read the first article that Welkos wrote and quoted me in the LA Times, the Otto team send Miss Dodd a vicious email stating: “Nice quote from your photographer.”
    This shows the sort of people we are dealing here.
    I was on the list and the photos I took are absolutely legit. The article from today is showing the red dress and the 1974 hair curlers. (both of those items were pulled from the running exhibit, besides some others, after the blog spread the news faster than the wind).
    Here is the article:

    Media Enters Marilyn Monroe Exhibit Contraversy

    By Sherry Dodd
    With CBS and KCAL news now joining the foray, the Marilyn Monroe
    Exhibit at the Queen Mary has come into additional scrutiny regarding
    the alleged items owned by Marilyn Monroe that are on display.
    Not only have the electric rollers (manufactured in 1974, 12 years
    after Monroe’s death) been pulled from the showing but also several
    clothing items and a wig.
    Robert Otto, president of The Marilyn Monroe Exhibit was not available
    for comment but collector Mark Bellinghaus and author Ernest W.
    Cunningham were on the CBS and KCAL news telling of their findings
    of alleged fraud to news anchor Rick Chambers.
    Bellinghaus’s lawyers are looking into the possibilities of a lawsuit,
    possible a class action lawsuit, to retrieve money that was taken from
    the public. In Bellinghaus’s opinion the majority of items exhibited
    are fake. According to Bellinghaus and Cunningham, with not one single
    movie dress that Monroe wore in a film or any items that can be shown
    with Monroe in photographs or identified, only a very small majority-
    along with the dolls, bottles of wine with Monroe’s picture, and
    magazines that any collector can buy,- can be deemed real.
    Bellinghaus and Cunningham have written a saga that is titled
    Marilyn Monroe Exhibit Exposed As $8.75 Million Lie and can be found on
    wp.blogcritics.org
    48 Hours , the CBS news show, will air this Saturday at 8 p.m. with
    insights into the mysterious circumstances of Monroe’s death at age 36.
    It is not known whether June DiMaggio, Joe DiMaggio’s niece through
    marriage, the source of the majority of the questionable items
    displayed at the exhibit, will be interviewed.

    On June 1, the Andrew Weiss Gallery in Beverly Hills will display rare and never before seen photos of Monroe. The date commerates what would have been her 80th birthday.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    The subhead of this article has been changed! lol
    I love this one:
    “Fraudulent items “disappear” after being exposed in Blogcritics article.”

    Thank you Eric Olsen!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & BLOGCRITICS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Lisa! I admit it, I peaked into your [Edited] comment and could not help myself in adding my pathetic little comment on that. Forget about Jose and Joe, please. Now what is more important is that you misspelled the name of the great and powerful super mega lawyer! You wrote ROSELER–well I am the last person on earth who should tell and American(I assume you were born here), but he has nothing to do with Roses–on the contrary. His name is the German for little horse, a Ross is a horse, and a Roesler is someone who handles horses. After he hadled roofs, now he handles James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. And in that way and perspective the horse on his silver Ferrari makes total sense.
    If you are living under a rock, let me tell you that YES, it is going to be the late Mr. Engelberg. You know, and I tried to explain this to your dudess-brain earlier, that CBS was working on this before the sham exhibit started. I talke to the producer, and now we found out that my blog kicked out the likes of June DiMaggio and Jeanie Carmen. I hope you do agree with me that it is aweful to watch that woman on TV and fakely crying and stating that she did not have time to talk to Marilyn before she was murdered, or whatever this lady claims. A friend of mine told me that she showed up at the Julien’s auction and stated that Marilyn was her girlfriend, as of lover. I did not hear it, as I was busy watching the bidding. But it would not surprise me at all. I am sorry, but when I sat in front of the TV in Germany and watched an early documentary with that woman in it, I certainly BELIEVED her! Until I read and read and read again and then met real experts or people who know more than others, or claim to at least.

    I was shocked but then her sad excuse and the story that MM called her for sleeping pills etc. is simply ridiculous in my opinion.
    Now I am sure her son is going to attack me, but as long as we are still living in a free country, I am free toexpress my opinion.
    Lisa, you still have my attention and if you ever come to LA, let me share my proof to all I am saying in person.
    I really do not want to post all my documents, like the stack of paper that came with May Reis’s copy of Marilyn’s last will and testament on my website.
    It will be copied and is printed rapidly in some book, just like that Cursum Perficio, printed photos from the items that are in my home. It feels really odd. Don’t you understand that?
    I mean that “dude” (as you call them) created another book with photo-shopped pictures in it.
    I do not agree on that. sorry.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND PROOF!

  • Sarah Cruz

    Hi Mark,

    I’ve often heard the expression, “No good deed goes unpunished.” It would seem as though Mrs. Strasberg, Mr. Roesler, Mr. Otto, et. al., are trying their best to make this expression become your reality.

    I’ve loved Marilyn since I was a child…yes, she was beautiful, but when I looked into her eyes, I found a sadness and longing that I felt in my own heart. How anyone could take advantage of this wonderful woman is beyond me. Yet, I know now, especially after reading about this dispicable fraud of a display, that many find it very easy to do so.

    When I first heard of the Christie’s auction, I was brokenhearted. To think that all of Marilyn’s personal/professional items would be scattered around the world confounded me. Why would Mrs. Strasberg not want to create a museum, a lifetime tribute to Marilyn?? Of course the only answer is money. The expression, “Money is the root of all evil,” is more accurately realized in “THE WANT OF MONEY is the root of all evil.” And fine, if she wanted to auction Marilyn’s things, why did she not do something noble with the money, such as help children in need, knowing how much Marilyn loved children. Such selfishness and greed from one who didn’t even know Marilyn is unspeakable!

    Even I, a non-expert in Marilyn’s belongings, took one look at those Conair Hair Rollers, the so-called “Highlight” of the Queen Mary Monroe Exhibit and had a good laugh (with FAKE hair attached, no less). I was born in the 60’s and have the distinct memory of my older sister purchasing those very same type of rollers in the 70’s. And I very well remember what my Mom’s rollers looked like – LIKE MARILYN’S!!

    I will quote: When Otto was asked in a Los Angeles Times interview why there were no photos of Marilyn wearing the clothing on display he answered, “As with anyone else, the clothing Marilyn wore in private didn’t appear in photos.”

    That is one of THE most rediculous statements I have ever heard. I’m sorry, but if you are going to display something, you’d best have the back-up material (i.e. photos) to go along with your claims. Especially when there are thousands of photos of Ms. Monroe available in all kinds of attire.

    Mark, Mr. Cunningham….you do such a great justice to the memory of one of the most beautiful and talented women of all time. More so because she had such a beautiful heart and soul and WAS SO VULNERABLE to the leeches that would use her, then and NOW! And anyone who can find fault in your pursuit of justice is quite ignorant. It doesn’t even matter what you are seeking justice for….the very fact of your doing so should be respected. Why do people who don’t understand what Marilyn means to so many of us find the need to belittle what you are doing? What do they care? They should just go about painting themselves up for their sports games and leave others alone.

    And one more thing – if anyone truly wonders why someone would want to own a possession of Ms. Monroe’s, it is due to the knowledge that it was once part of her life. A life we wish we had known.

    Your diligent work is not in vain. It is both greatly appreciated and supported by those of us who know why you are doing what you are doing.

    Thank you a million times over. I hope that Marilyn can feel all the love and positive energy that is devoted to her.

    My best to all to FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN, Sarah

  • Michael Fessman

    Lisa deserves credit for her insight, and opinions. She’s obviously done her homework. However this seems to be a no win situation. Based on all that I have read, it’s Mark’s way or the highway. Disagree with his opinion and it becomes a war of the words. Even those who appear to agree with almost everything Mark says can at least agree on this.
    Stick to the cause Mark, oh I forgot, you don’t have a cause anymore. This is all about you isn’t it. SELF-SERVING. To everyone else that believed what Mark said, be aware that this guy is all about himself.
    You started out strong bringing up a few fake items. So Otto made some errors in his judgement and may have trusted some people he shouldn’t have. Do you have any idea what he may be feeling? What he is going through over this? I don’t even know this man, but as a human being, I sure can understand that your constant antagonization, and public insults can not be healthy for anyone; even yourself. Get over it. Just because he may have trusted people that lied to him, doesn’t make this entire exhibition a fake. People are not perfect. And if it is all a fake, than buyer be ware, but stop with the insults. I doubt this man (Otto) ever wanted to intentionally deceive anyone, he may have been fooled as well. Why didn’t you do the noble thing and try to communicate with Otto man to man PRIVATLY. Speaking of men, why do you sound as if you are in love with Jose Bolanos, and what is with comparing anyone to Leonardo Di Caprio, where does that come from? Why are you so angry with Joe DiMaggio when he was the only man that kept his silence and honored Marilyn’s life and privacy while he was alive? She loved him, and may have loved others. You say he was abusive, but by reading this blog and speaking to MANY that have encountered you, you sound pretty verbally abusive too. Stop throwing stones at everyone, you’re not perfect.
    And who made you an authority on Marilyn again? You didn’t even know her. You’ve got your sources of information the same way everyone else has: books, TV, interviews ect. You’re just a fan like everyone else. So you own some of the stuff she owned while she was alive, and so what? So did the Nunez family, and the Strasberg’s. Look how many things she gave away in her lifetime. It’s not Marilyn you own. And by the way, owning things she had still doesn’t make you an authority. You’ve invested time and money in Marilyn, but you’re still not an authority. Just a fan. Stop tyring to humiliate everyone that disagrees with you. Even if they say they believed in the cause which many of these people did, you start arguing with them over the men in Marilyn’s life, what she wore, how she felt, or anything that you don’t believe in. Wake up call Mark: You didn’t know Marilyn personally. You have no clue who she was in love with, what she found attractive, or how she even felt.
    By your nasty attitude however, we can all agree that she would have been turned off by you and the negative things you have said to other people on and off this blog.
    It’s clear that after you read this, you will end up trying to debate with me, you’re angry, but maybe you should examine who you are really upset with. Could it be yourself as you’ve spent all this money on Marilyn, and yet you’re no closer to Marilyn than any of us. Maybe you’re even upset that you didn’t have an exhibit before Otto did. You keep talking about all you own, so have an exhibit and stop with the anger “DUDE.” You still don’t have Marilyn. She’s as much yours as she is ours.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Otto was not available for comment, but Roxann Pope, spokeswoman for Marilyn Monroe Exhibits, said the allegations that items are fake “can’t be proved or founded.”

    “There’s no evidence. I’m sure, 100 percent,” she said.

    Regarding the Clairol Hairsetter’s removal, Pope said, “While moving into additional authentication stages, the results prove to be inconclusive. Therefore, instead of trying to make this a source of controversy … we’ve chosen to pull the item at this time.”

    Reached by phone Sunday at her Sacramento-area home, June DiMaggio said the curlers came from a suitcase belonging to her mother that was labeled “Marilyn Monroe.” DiMaggio said she was unsure if the curlers belonged to her mother, who was blond, or to Monroe.

    As for the authenticity of other items in the exhibit, DiMaggio said, “I can’t prove it. It’s my word against anyone else’s.”

    To red the entire article please click on this link!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    I think, over the years of working on the Internet and running a Marilyn club, the best thought I can come up with is to AGREE TO DISAGREE.

    I really do understand the passion behind people’s certainty about Marilyn’s life. And I can only comment on my own ideas based on my own research and 25+ years of studying Marilyn’s life… and I can say that sometimes I have found myself changing my mind even when I think I am 100% certain…

    BOTTOM LINE IS; THE ONLY PERSON WHO KNEW FOR SURE WHO MARILYN LOVED OR DIDN’T LOVE IS MARILYN HERSELF— and sadly she is no longer around TO SHARE THAT WITH US…

    So I would say… share knowledge… learn from each other… and when you get too passionate and emotions get in the way then just AGREE TO DISAGREE AND MOVE ON TO ANOTHER SUBJECT.

    That being said….

    I am off to watch the CBS show on the death of MArilyn… I hold out very little hope since three of their major interviews are Donald Wolfe, John Minor and Jeanne Carmen….

    WELL…. we’ll see…..

    Holding a Good Thought…. Jill Adams

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    WELL…

    THE GOOD NEWS: No June DiMaggio, John Miner, Donald Wolfe

    THE BAD NEWS: PLENTY of Jeanne Carmen to last a life time… oh it just drove me crazy…

    Well suffice to say it was a colossal waste of time as most of these things are.

    Jill Adams

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Okay, did everyone have a good laugh over the
    “48-Hour-Mystery-Murder of Marilyn Monroe?
    I hope you caught the sub-text, the real motive
    for CBS airing this show: it’s a cleverly disguised warning against PLASTIC SURGERY!
    Can we make a sacred pact? that when one of us
    starts looking like Jeanne Carmen or Tony Curtis,
    the others will quickly kill that person, before they can frighten small children.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    And one more thought — it was nice to see Jack Clemmons once more mouthing his murder charge. When Clemmons spoke at the MM club meet, long time ago, he said he “sensed” that Bobby Kennedy was in the house while he was there. And you’ll remember that Clemmons’s expertise was investigating traffic accidents.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    The CBS SPECIAL, the one that was mentioned by this dreadful June DiMaggio supporter and defender just aired and is over (THANK GOODNESS!)
    When I spoke to producer Anthony Vendetti in November and he came to Greg Schreiner’s home to shoot some of his collection(where was that footage?) I told him about our findings and the proof we have against June DiMaggio and her fake stories, the Allan Abbott statements and on and on and on, and: We just witnessed another BLOG-SUCCESS! Cause June DiMaggio, and the whole BS about the fraud exhibit on the Queen Mary WAS NOT IN THE SHOW at all!
    Wow.
    Cool to see that there was another show who shot footage in November, like the ET show from the same station, CBS, and then decided to “pull it” due to evidence that was delivered in a way that it would make sense for even the most retarded person on earth.

    The sad part on this 48 Hours show: Why couldn’t they find a real person that really knew Marilyn?
    Oh, I forgot they are almost all dead by now.

    You knew that coming, but: Jeanie Carmen, OMG!
    Did you guys notice how dramatic she threw her hand over her head when she answered the question if MM had indeed a diary.
    How would Jeanie Carmen KNOW to answer that question, when her ONE NAME is NOT LISTED in Marilyn Monroe’s PERSONAL ADDRESS BOOK, three of them (they sold at Christie’s over the years, one phone book, and one timer!
    So she might have gotten away with these aweful lies, because those books were still resting in storage 25 years ago, when I witnessed almost the same identical show, including the shuts of the beach, the sirens of the ambulance, the interview with Mrs. Murray, and the ocean, Hollywood and all the other want to impress the not in Los Angeles living people around the globe. And a 25 years younger and less lifted Jeanie Carmen! Back then in Germany I believed that woman her dramatic tales and thought OMG, what a woman, what a Bi**h to not save Marilyn!
    Now I know that she is the last surviving phone (or are there more?) from the Slatzer nest.
    I wonder how much she charged for that pathetic interview with her lipstick attack for 55′ Plasma HDTV owners. AWEFUL and scary.
    And: DOUBLE OMG: Tony Curtis! Not only that he is a dreadful painter, that painting at the end was the most disgusting insult on Marilyn and my two dogs would have done a better job having diarrhea.
    But he must have a strng case of Alzheimer, besides that he should sue his plastic surgent, or should call Jeannie Carmen’s ASAP, cause he must have simply forgotten that he compared OUR SAINT and ANGEL to ADOLF HITLER!
    That will really haunt him, like Jeannie Carmen’s ridiculous lies will haunt her.
    That Summers guy, well, that guy put the most disgusting picture of Marilyn Monroe in his book, showing Marilyn dead, and to let this moron speak and lead this entire show, that is telling what really happened to the producers of this 48 HOURS special: THEY HAD NO CLUE!
    He also is a kiss up to Miner guy and just having all these tons of old files in his hand, most of them are blackened out
    There are still some witnesses around, but they are a soon extinguished species.
    But as much as I believed 25 years that rubbish that Jeannie carmen told on German TV in a dubbed version, Now I feel the opposite.

    But again, the champagne is open, I am toasting to Marilyn and can tell her that she has been defended (at least in this show) against people like June DiMaggio/Mary Jane Popp(off), Robert W.(Bugs Bunny on the biggest loser) Otto, and some others creeps who would have been on the show.

    Wonder why the show featured so many items that are actually in my collection, and not on the Queen Mary?
    The black turtleneck sweater was in many shuts, the orange Pucci, wonderful and the Chac Mool, I even discovered another item that I saw in the left side of the home, when they showed MM’s sun room. The table top that is covered with Mexican tiles. It is there on b/w footage, and that made me collectors heart beat faster.
    That almost made up for the scary lipstick and tight jeans wearing wanna be forever 60, Jeannie Carman.
    Can sombody tell her to dress according to her age? Maybe a black toga or something? Why did they leave out the throat when they stretched the skin of her face? Don’t get it…but still looks better than Freddy Krueger-double Tony Curtis.
    I guess alcohol and meaness leaved marks–no no do not look at me, I will look worse than both of them, when we are done with that case.
    But the results are more important.
    And so far we are doing extremely well.
    June Di Maggio? HA HA HA!
    M.J. Popp? ” ” ”
    R.W. Otto? ” ” ”

    Whose next?
    No, Jeanie, get in line, we need to tell the world that I could not find the name of MARILYN’s BEST FRIEND! In any phonebook, or address book!
    Her excuse will be, we can imagine that: Because she knew it by heart. Alright, does this woman have any prove that she actually lived at that address? Well, and if she yes, does have a bill or something. Just like June DiMaggio, no letter, written by Marilyn? No note or Photo of them together?
    BS! I may have believed them all 25 years ago, but NOW I DO KNOW BETTER.

    And you all should consider to question anybody of these John Miner-like vultures is trying to do here: to hack a piece out of Marilyn.
    Disgusting.
    I don’t see the point of that show. Never before heard tapes? BS.
    They did not say anything that we did not know already.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND PROOF!(right, Jeannie?!)
    Who could have been better for an interview? From one fake friend(Junie girl–said she was Marilyn’s buddy for 11 years) to another fake flake! So the kick off the show rreflected on the time jeannie star had to show off her tight jeans an amazing body considering that she is almost 80 years young.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    re; Michael Fessman #119

    Your kidding right? WHAT OTTO is going through???

    This exhibit is an out and out fraud.

    Unless Mr. Otto is a mentally challenged man who is so completely unfamiliar with the history of Marilyn Monroe AND the history of American made products then there is NO EXCUSE for this absolute travesty afloat the QUEEN MARY.

    I know absolute novices on Marilyn Monroe who have been through this exhibit and walked out feeling VIOLATED by the whole event. They felt ripped off and devastated that they traveled as far as they did and spent the money they did to see absolute JUNK.

    PLEASE DO US A FAVOR AND DO NOT MAKE EXCUSES FOR THIS MAN–THIS EXHIBIT AND THIS MAN ARE SO FAR BEYOND EXCUSES.

    Jill Adams

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    OOPS! Sorry, just posted the wrong link. So let’s get back to Otto and his trashy collection. That is more interesting than the work they have done (or not) to Jennie Carmen’s and Tony Curtis’s face.
    Can anybody tel “Miss Carmen” that heavy surgery can also result in death, as the case of that Beverly Hills Real Estate Lady who just died due to heavy scary face implants a la Frankenstein, lead to this death. Forgot her name. Maybe that wil wake up some PS addicts now.
    Here is the real link for the Press Telegram article. I will post them also on my website.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Don’t get upset, Jill! Thank you, but that person is not who he claims he is, as you compare that writing to the anti-blog that was written entirely from a person, who later introduces herself as “from the Roesler team!” Wow.
    I am not even buying into those cat fight attempts, and when she writes:
    “Why didn’t you do the noble thing and try to communicate with Otto man to man PRIVATLY.”

    AHA! so he/she KNOWS something that only an Otto confident could know. I got Otto’s private cell number from a person with threeH’s (if you know who I am talking about) and that person just posted again, was just a question when it would happen. They can not give up and taking a stand for that mega loser with the the way too big and ridiculous parfume bottle that belonged maybe to Cher, but never to Marilyn Monroe; that shows for itself what they are really up to.
    If that is a real person, why can’t this person poste with a working URL or send me an insulting email?
    .

    But let’s not drift away. These triste people who sold their fake shit to eBay buyers who believed their fake authenticity, they are getting mad, that their reign is over soon.
    We will kick all those butts, one after another. And what is left, is making history.
    But not in the sensational way. The Otto, June and Popp way. The kind and gentle and true to Marilyn way.
    We will tell people that are growing up that Marilyn Monroe was not only beautiful and tragic, but that she also was very misunderstood. That she was a REAL MENSCH.

    The old geezer story of MM with the studio bosses, the unforgivable John Miner lies that were printed and made me almost puke, those stories need to be reversed.
    Only than will Marilyn Monroe be able to rest in peace.

    Jeannie, you are on our list. Be aware, that you r countless interviews will come to a halt, after I print proof, that you are nothing but a freaking PHONY! Sorry, but that is the truth as well, but take it as a classy lady–you look 20 years younger than that other “Marilyn friend for 11 years” Did she live on the beach or what?
    June DiMaggio I mean. Oh I got it, she was homeless at some point and now found all her stored belongings and in a valium trip she must have marked all the boxes with MARILYN MONROE and then Otto visited her and he suggested to Roesler and June: LET’s write a book about those fabulous hair curlers from your mother, or you daughter, or whoever they belonged to, maybe even youself..who cares. So they sat down and in 6 painful years of story breeding and suggestion, one after another, years of dealing with Popp’s smile and June’s limited ability to remember the right version of a story she was tought, they finally had the big show down at an event that almost turned them into mega stars in the Marilyn world. Almost.

    No, read that whole comment, and you can tell. Same pattern etc. Or maybe it is that woman who proimised us not to come back and now crawls onto this blog via anonymous identity.
    Thanks Jill, but having survived the vicious attacks from fake and phony former witnesses who also did the Tony Curtis Boo-boo to my very own, I can say that I am not upset at all. The results speak louder than thier attempt to take my credibility.

    That is just the way it really is.
    Thanks Jill for your comment. And that person simply says:
    “Get over it.”
    As long as that exhibit is not closed down and being investigated, how could I?

    Also: I know that it may look strange to many that I finally post all that info on my collection, but that was a legal advice, as then the world can see, why I am soing what I am doing also!
    It also should be mentioned, that I displayed in 2001 parts of my collection for many month in honor of the 75th birthday of Marilyn Monroe.
    I never got a single penny for that, while I was still paying off my Christie’s buys, that I displyed in the museum in part.
    I was about to travel to Europ and combine my own collection with other famous collectors, mostly from Europe. But when I saw those hair rollers on TV, and the news on June DiMaggio, I cancelled my plans with my Japanese producer who got really mad and disappointed. I may have lost a lot of moeny on that project, but how could I possibly tour around in this world, knowing that there are criminals, lowering the value of anybody’s collection and items that were sold at Christie’s and other real auctions that had items from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe.
    It also is written that I had plans almost three years ago, to tour for Marilyn’s 80th birthday to Germany and open up an exhibit on her birthday.
    Sadly I had to also cancel those plans due to the OTTO and JUNE JUNK, supported by the CMG!

    I decided to share my collection, to step forward and who the world that Marilyn would hang on a lifetime to one pair of pants. That it is possible to show proof of items that belonged to her. That it is fun for a full blood collector like me to find links into this Monroe history and how exciting it is to live with items she bought herself. I have no taste in my home, I have Marilyn Monroe’s taste in my home. That makes me proud and happy, and what is wrong with that?
    Who is “Michael Fessman” anyhow, can we read anything what this person has done in his life(if he indeed exists?)
    I have the greatest respect for people who own not one single item of Marilyn Monroe. The love her and I was there many decades ago. Starting to read biographies etc.
    But I do not have any respect for people who sell fake belts, especially belts, with a fake Christie’s authenticity, cause I have several real belts and I love them and most of them I tracked down on MM’s body.
    Is that possible with the Otto crap? Never in a million years.
    As the items were bought off thrift stores and maybe the Salvation Army(at least June did it for a good cause).
    I know who and what I am, and nobody can stop me in telling the world about what I know about this crime. Not even Roesler’s lawyers with their lawsuit threat.
    CAuse any judge will understand my findings and the reason why I bought MarkARoesler.com

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    to #123 Ernest:
    LOL, I think my personality has left some marks on you already Ernest! lol Hopefully they will not kick us off the blog.
    And regarding you comment, I am not in danger, since I just had a scary moment at the supermarket. I stood in line and this guy pads me on the shoulder and says: “Hi Mark!” I swear I did not recognize him. When he talked none of his face moved and his whole face was redone. He did not look as scary as Tony Curtis, but the Jeannie Carmen effect was definetely there.
    He is only in his 30’s I guess and now it is harder to guess, as his whole forehead seems to be smoothed out with soem sort of acid, like they clean those old vacant stored and scrub off the floors. Wrinkles gone, but expression, too. Did you notice the same thing happened to Keanu Reeves face and many many other Hollywood stars.
    If Marilyn was still alive, she might have even done it slightly herself, but I doubt that she would have become an addict ot it, like what’s her name, that catface woman, Wildenstein?
    Never mind.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    to # 123:
    I know, that guy looked almost a bit believable with his intellectual black Ray Ban shades with priscription glasses in it. Wasn’t that a trend in the 70?
    Don’t look at me, I am too young to remember those details. lol I only had eyes for the paper clippings of Marilyn Monroe, the ones my older brother owned and one day they were mine. I was really happy that day. I still have the first one, even if they are 100 years old…
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    This just in: while I am working on my website, to show this Otto expert on Marilyn Monroe, the one with the “$10 million collection, how a real and authentic collection can look like, I am getting a Google alert with a freaking complaint by this man who seemed to have moved to another plantet or something.
    Hey, big shut collector, if you felt that I threatened you, you must have felt that way, cause I spilled the beans about your crap that you display. And that tons of people could have a better, much better show, for sure.
    And wait, before go back into hiding, next time please give the credit also to BLOGCRITIC.ORG, alright?
    Eric was close to send me to hell because of my manners, but I already got him some more critics that will write cool blogs. Like one against me for example…lol
    So, Otto, can you all of us please answer one important question? Please please please!
    WHERE is the multi million DOLLAR STUFF we may all have missed. In your “FAULT” or BANK SAFE as well? Why isn’t it on display then?
    You were so much friendlier to me when you called me some years ago and asked me to buy something from me.
    Anyhow–we are waiting for over 5 month to get an anwer to this important question. Where is the REAL DEAL? I am NOT talking about that MARILYN TROLL that you chased for 6 years. Hertwarming story but a bit more niveau please, and class, too!
    Thanks and here is the wonderful article,printed in Sunday’s Long Beach telegram:

    Sunday’s Letters

    Marilyn Monroe
    I find it fascinating that a newspaper like the Long Beach Press-Telegram would produce a story that has been brought about by a blogger, who claims that his accusations frame the biggest scandal to ever involve Marilyn Monroe [“L.B. Monroe exhibit raises eyebrows, Page 1, April 17]. Obviously, while not a student of history, Mark Bellinghaus, the source of many of the erroneous charges, writes a blog that not only attacks, but literally threatens everyone surrounding the exhibit, from Hugh Hefner and June DiMaggio to Joe Franklin and Mary Jane Popp.
    First of all, there has never been a note from Marilyn to Joe displayed in the collection. I have a note, but it’s locked in a vault. Second, the USO identification card in the exhibit is obviously, blatantly a photocopy. I’ve been very clear about that, and the fact that it is enlarged is for obvious reasons: so that people can read it. I explained this to Mr. Grant when we spoke. That would probably explain why I only paid $2 for the item.

    People enjoy seeing those kinds of things, so I included it in the exhibit. Further, while certificates of authentication were made available to the Hollywood Museum, it never took the time or effort to review them. Who are the “museum and auction experts” your writer quotes? Bellinghaus? Funny, he skipped the most important and relevant step in the authentication process: first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses.

    I am grateful to organizations and people like CMG Worldwide, the Queen Mary, Susan Lloyd, June DiMaggio, Mary Jane Popp and Hugh Hefner, who support my desire to show the world a more intimate look at Marilyn Monroe. I trust the public will consider the source of the blogger’s accusations and make their own judgments.

    Robert W. Otto
    Chairman and CEO MME, LLC
    Chicago

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    so he actually really is looking down at bloggers. let’s show this man some more real power of blogging. let him lose his toupet by the storm we can create.
    I will prepare an answer to his attack for the paper to be printed next sunday. And my biggest question will be: “Can you show us the money?” Where are the Happy Birthday dresses in that collection. Why were the rollers and the othe ritems pulled and how come that the CMG news letter discribed and printed that note from MM to Joe?
    Mr. Otto–the power of blog cut you OUT of Entertainment Tonight with your van Praagh charlatan psychic who talked to those 1974 Clairol Hair curlers, it cut your June DiMaggio creation into exile and out of the 48 HOURS special including Mary Jane Popp and her red stilettoes, it created an uproar world wide and wherever you will try to anker this junk-collection of fakes, it will not happen again!
    It made you make the biggest mistake: to remove a highlight that whole California could witness on their exening news, a repeat that made me really angry while I was working out at my Gym and I saw your fake smile and your faker items lifted up and presented with an even way faker June DiMaggio.

    Face it, and one last but most important fact.
    History was one of my specials in school. You can not even reach to my foot with that statement; You know nothing about the legend and the crap you presented Roesler on that shameful webcast interview in his office will be a hit in court. Any given moment! That one is taped and secured and we can see the court in an uproar about the way you present those hair curlers that are made 12 years after MM was dead. Shame on you Mr. Otto. How can you possibly sleep easy at night, after screwing so many souls and taking their money with your aweful and very painful stories.

    a lesson in Geographie for you especially:
    “DENIAL IS NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT!”

  • johAn grimmius

    mark may be fanatic ect, but he is not stupid. just as most mm fans are not stupid, regarding mm and having an insight in how she was ect.i have not seen the exhibit in person ( i live in holland) but seeing photos of it and all that is surrounding it, one can clearly tell that most of the items are not owned ect by mm.
    if one knew a little bit about mm, one can clearly see that some stuff and things told by otto are not really how mm was. she was a different person as how otto wants us to see. i really wonder how he got his image of MM?
    not that i know all about her, but i know enough to see that his mm is not how she was in person. she was rather a simple girl/woman and not an outgoing type as otto wants us to believe.
    all the mm collectable stuff which is in the exhibit is nice, but that are not the items to show in an exhibit as this one is promoted. and they are displayed as if they are really worth a huge amount of $$. do not get me wrong, i personally like the mm collectibles which some call trash ect. i have many myself also. but its not the stuff to brag about as this mm show does.
    i wrote in the first blog also, if you take out all the fake ( so called mm owned items ect) one can make a nice display of the remaining stuff. the collectibles. there would be nothing wrong with that. otto does have some nice items , like some lovely mm magazines with her on cover for instance. there is nothing wrong with those.but thats a different kind of show as which is going on now. but that way it would be a fair one. the exhibit now is not.
    and if otto is so sure about his mm owned items, it must not be that dificult to prove that they are real. is not it? many people who have really mm owned items ect can do that easily, like mark does on his page. very easily done. can be done in a short time, with no problems .
    wonder if otto really believes himself that all the stuff is real. maybe he does.
    well, hope all will work out ok and that mm will get the dignity she deserves!!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    Fascinating Mr. Otto felt it necessary to respond to the Long Beach Press, running scared anyone???

    humm… first hand accounts…. from whom? JUNE DIMAGGIO who is grabbing items in suitcases marked MARILYN MONROE by her “mother” as proof that these are items belonging to Marilyn? EXCUSE ME? Where are the photos of Marilyn wearing these items? The most photographed woman in the whole world, surely SOME of these items had to have been photographed!

    As we all know from the 1999 Christie’s auction Marilyn was a woman with very little to begin with and what she DID have she held on to and used over and over again…people forget that this was the mentality of that era. The 1940’s taught us not to waste.

    Do we seriously think Marilyn was spending all her money on items that meant so little to her that she left HUNDREDS of them at various “friends” homes? I assume that each of you that actually think so probably own something that was sold by a person who told you so… it is a sad case but true. I understand your reluctance to see the truth… I would be resistant too if I had spent my hard earned dollars on items I thought belonged to Marilyn… but you are living in a false world and are only perpetuating the False History of Marilyn Monroe… which is a doing a HUGE disservice to Marilyn Monroe and a huge disservice to her fans.

    MOVING ON:
    I wait with bated breath for the DNA testing Mr. Otto is doing at his own expense on the hair in the curlers.

    MR. OTTO…. YOU MAY FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME BUT YOU CANNOT FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME….

    Jill Adams

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 133 johAn: Holland is watching out for Marilyn! Thank you so much for your faithful interest and support in this matter.
    After the Otto article, news are pooring in constantly. And I wish I could shre some of them with you guys, but that would be too soon.
    I am preparing a reply that will be hopefully printed next sunday. I hope that will make this “collector” sweat, if not grasp for air.

    Regarding you comment, johAn. I said this before: the old magazine and some of the eBay collectibles that are on the ship are okay. However for real magazine collectors most of even the magazines are worthless, as most of them carry an address label. If you want to show in a magazine that is unique and worth more than the so called “clothing of Marilyn Monroe” (that really turns out to be June’s old crap), you gotta frame each magazine and make sure you only disply superb issues, like WITHOUT address labels on it.

    And again: As a full blood collector myself, I would be the biggest supporter of this collection, if the stuff would be real. The percentage of the real items is simply just over on percent.
    I have a Pucci dress in my own collection that is worth more than the entire exhibit, including the dolls, the magazines, the few real items and the second hand store junk.

    Does anybody understand why I am outraged, too?
    I feel like people would understand it better if I say:
    Let’s imagine I had a Picasso collection her in LA, and all of a sudden you see these news on TV with some to your own knowlege FAKE Picassos. So what would any collector do?
    He would check it out himslef, of course.
    I was so lucky to combine my job with the visit and that got me into the opening.
    And BINGO! I found what I suspected ever since I saw the first report on Otto’s ARRIVAL of the famous and worth $10million exhibit.
    Do we not remember that hidious statement on the evening news? When Otto is presenting with a scary gin those fake plastic rollers and even the hair that is attached to them? I mean we are talking only 5 month back.
    The guards were just very impressive–guards to protect a $30K max!!! Exhibit! Does anybody drive his Porsche with the guards around?
    No? Okay, thought so.
    So what is happening here is that now Otto is pointing at his vault? Why not show the real deal then?
    He ALWAYS has an EXCUSE for his BS! But for not much longer.
    He is in the corner now, and thousands of upset MM fan, like you, johAn have him trapped. He can not go anywhere. And that is our mission for.
    He is a criminal(in my opinion and believe) and I have the pleasure in proving that.
    This multi million dollar idea was sickening from the very beginning. Had I flown to the opening at the CMG, they would have never ever made it here. That is a given.

    But again: Otto did us the biggest favor by stating that 90% of his “treasure de Salvation Army” originates from such exotic birds like June DiMaggio and Joe Franklin.
    Do I have to repeat myself over and over?
    We are holding proof, that even Marilyn’s OWN FOSTER SISTER went criminal to make cash on MM!
    That is not telling enough?

    Please continue to support us with you wonderful thoughts. If the magazines were not thrown together like a stupid wallpaper and if they were more documented in order, by time of release, maybe shown with some items Otto claims to own, then maybe I would have agreed. but for a maximum admission fee of $5 only!
    What they are still doing is absolutely FRAUD, a MEGA SCAM to be released to the world, maybe even Holland!
    We need to make sure that won’t happen, EVER! And that is exactly what we will do.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 134 Jill:
    Did you also have had some nightmare dreams about that dreadful 48 HOURS show? I mean that Summers guy, does he own anything that is not blackend and marked out? Unreadable with the things he claims? Silly goose.
    The biggest surprise was that June DiMaggio was kicked off the show. An action she certainly deserved, since now the world now that my first important find (the 1974 Clairol hairsetter), hit bulls eye. And her bag sory with the name on? What meds is she throwing in these days?
    Can’t she stay sober at least when the reporters are calling?
    I remember the whole strange scenery at the press opening, and it was really shocking how respectless they talked and treated MM just as an object for their money making machinery.
    Hugh Hefner is in my eyes also guilty for standing with his name behind these gangsters.
    Do you believe that he will be able to rest in peace, after having printed that aweful photo and wrinted those lies? But then, maybe he has no clue at all since his daughter is pulling al the strings these days.

    Anyhow–did you check out my website lately?
    Did you realize how many times MM wore those amazing checkered pants?
    You are absolutely correct with what you are saying. Maybe Otto is creatig the “eBay-effect” as I would call it.
    People buy cheap shit on eBay–possibly even from staroddities” etc, and then they defend their crap.
    Well, weired anyhow. But this case is so much easier to understand, as we can prove now that 90% is not legit already, due to Otto’s cool and open statements that the load of surprises is from stand up comedian with the tendency to PERIOD each sentence and finish with her statement: AND THAT IS THE TRUTH!

    Oh, before I forget it, to talk about my nightmare dream I had: Jeannie Carmen was hired by some company to shoot a commercial. For the “invisible turtleneck sweater” as her neck really reminded all of us of the one of a, yes, TURTLE!
    Maybe she can also sell some “Marilyn sleeping pills” as she claims still over and over that Marilyn called her. But–big problem: ALSO JEANIE CARMEN is missing in Marilyn’s address book, as I looked them all up when I got the chance to look into that.
    I could also not find Slaters. Weired, mmh?
    We all learn things daily, as we live and read and reproduce or not, but: every second of our life we have the chance to chose between good and bad, temptation sometimes can lead to regrets.
    The exhibit was the biggest mistake in the history of Marilyn Monroe. If Otto does not believe that I know much about history. Fine. But I will definetely able to surprise him in court.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    For the newcomers and visitors of this open and publically mudlinged and slandered blog lol, please go the first link that is called Marilyn Monroe-the exhibit” on the Queen Mary, click on it, and click again Play, to watch items that we are talking about, the infamous rollers in blue box, the FAKE movie gown, etc. Etc! And: The STAR Colleector–whatever he is trying to mumble into his lower lip with the surprised looking partner, who seems to understand his “secret languarge” An absolute tip and suggestion if you are running out of histerical shows to watch and cry or laugh, please go on the link to the interview of Otto and Roesler–there are TWO in existence! The phone interview (where he is possibly sitting in the room next door is just a MUST! lol
    It get’s really sweet and ridiculous when they cover the lense and then you see Roesler’s “assistant” the Brazilian chick dial Otto’s number. We all watched that when Saturday night really “stunk” and Otto always beat out “Showtime from the Apollo”!
    Man, if he would walk on stage and tried to sing down his lies about the MM shoes in three sizes and the photocopies he believes peopl love to see for heavy $22,95–you have not sen anybody booed off that show faster than that clown.
    Then there is the webcam interview with the entire QUARTETT including Roesler. The way he puts his arm around that old lady–so sweet, at some point it looks like he is pressing a button where her battery must be. Well, if anybody has not heard lies presented in a more obvious and awful way: WATCH IT.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • lois banner

    I have been meaning for some time to add a comment to Mark’s blog, and after watching the awful 48 hours special last night, I had to add my voice.
    Is CBS making public the presumed 5 1/2 hours of audiotapes so that the public and the Marilyn scholars and serious writers can have an opportunity to evaluate this evidence? The program itself simply repeated tired evidence and made no attempt to look into the credentials of a number of the individuals they were featuring. And why is Otto not making public any proof that the items in his exhibit are authentic? He simply says they are. I challenge you, Mr. Otto, to give us the provenance on the items in your collection. I saw nothing at the exhibit to prove that they were, in fact, authentic. From what I could see, and what I know about Marilyn, they looked very dubious to me. And the tour guide, a sweet young girl, knew almost nothing about Marilyn.
    I am a professor of history at USC, and the author of many books on history and on women, including my most recent biography of Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict, published by Alfred Knopf. I have been a professional historian for many years.
    As someone whose life and work is based on the search for authentic information, using the scholarly tools that I was taught when I studied for a Ph.D. at Columbia University, I am deeply disturbed by the commodification of Marilyn.
    I agree with the commentator who wrote that the tour of the Queen Mary was fabulous and that the Marilyn exhibit was very disappointing.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dearest Lois! Finally, and Thank you for checking in, and you are coming into this like just on key!
    As some people still do not believe that I actually am an authority on Marilyn Monroe, you are a professor who is teaching a class on, yes–Marilyn Monroe!
    So, if you would be so kind and share with us what happened, was it last year? I guess, time is flying so cruelly fast–well, you invited collector Greg Schreiner and myself to come and speak and share some items at USC California. I remember bringing in her beaded necklace(that is shown on the first photo on my website), a hat, a belt, even her bathing robe, the last peiece MM wore alive. You students were really happy and some of them made it to the Julien’s auction a few month’ later, that you also attended with me and sat there when I bid and won 21 Lots at that auction. What a day that was, right?

    Anyhow–I never thought that I would have to stand up for this and against these people who have no poof at all. But it is shocking and it is wrong that those guys come here to LA with their CIRCUS of Marilyn hoaxes and actually hoping to get away with it.
    Where they should be going, Martha Stewart and Charles Manson could sing sing them a song about…!

    I hate that word “expert” or “authority” but when really do you become an expert? When you have written a lecture, or held some hours of referendum. I mean we had your students ask us questions etc. for some hours.
    I also worked with Christie’s and other auction houses and can prove that I was asked many times to find photos of MM wearing this or that piece. Many times it was simply not possible, because that piece was too new and never worn by MM.
    It is for not only so called “experts” very obvious what they are doing on the Queen Mary. You just went there yourself.
    Please hold on to your ticket, as you soon might be able to get your money back in full!

    I agree with your comment about the 48 Hours show–I counted three times the same shot of the sirens from the ambulence, and poor Mrs. Murray had to walk out of MM’s home three or four times?
    Why? Oh–we forgot already? Our blog–the power of it and what the first one DID! The “James van Praagh-effect”!Charlatan was caught and then cut out of the re-run of the famous and national show. Yikes!
    So–June DiMaggio was kicked off including her chaperon Mary Jane Popp, and they are still hoping for a release of their aweful book idea with the pizza pan retrieval from MM’s home, or her mother Lee saga that MM was murdered and the other queer crap that is in this garbage that has a book cover or not?
    The publisher is really suicidal if he is going ahead with it, but somehow I hope that they will–no matter what, the scandal is here.

    Regarding the show also–I really felt its teaching effects–like a promo for how you can look, when Plastic surgery goes wrong. Tony Curtis OMG–he could have scared Freddy Krueger to death; I always thought that ALCOHOL conserves, he should look younger than me! But, oh well…and Jeannie Carmen–I was trying to find the clips behind her head–the ones which were holding up the skin so thinght, but her throat looked like the bark of one of those redwood trees in Nothern California.(That of course is only my opinion!) You look great, Lois, don’t you ever even think of that BS plastic surgery. Did you see that famous realtor that just died of it?
    Scary.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Usona Chastain

    This is my first comment on Blog #2 — I dropped out of #1 because it was taking so long to download. But looking at #2, I have to say that I’m very pleased with it: all the new information is really fascinating. And the level is discourse is more civilized, I’m happy to see that Mark is still going strong — he becomes more passionate every day — but he seems to have become a bit quieter, kinder — good for him! At the same time, the communications from the enemy camp — the protestations of authenticity, the arrogant dismissal of anyone who dares disagree with Otto and the other bums — aren’t they just attracting more attention to themselves? And I love it that descriptions of the Queen Mary exhibit are so similar, that so many agree and assume that the items came from thrift shops and garbage bins. Has anyone told Otto about the 99 cent stores? He’d go ape shit!

  • lois banner

    I want to add a personal recommendation for Mark to my comments on the Queen Mary show and the 48 hours production. Mark, indeed, holds considerable expertise in the study of Monroe, especially in the area of authentic Monroe possessions but also in her life. He draws on many years of study of Monroe and on the many unique items that he possesses. I have seen his amazing Marilyn collection, and he can prove the provenance of the items he possesses.
    I trust his knowledge sufficiently that I had him come speak to my class at USC on Marilyn Monroe, and he was a considerable success–both with me and with the students.
    Mark was kind enough to allow me to accompany him to the Julien auction last June, and I observed him buy many items, carefully establishing their authenticity through a photograph of the item with Marilyn.
    I would never contend that an academic scholar has any necessary expertise beyond writers and scholars outside of the university. My only claim would be that we are very careful about establishing a research base to prove our arguments. We engage in debates over the interpretation of data, but we try to be very careful in the collection of that data.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    OH YES MARK— ;-) 48 hours was just an absolute travesty!! These are the things that just get me– the dishonor that people do to Marilyn. I truly thought CBS 48 hours was a NEWS program but apparently they are a tabloid television program that is little more than “A Current Affair.”

    I am working on a letter to the producer of the show who is asking for fan feedback on the show… I will be putting together a letter that I hope fans will sign. I am hoping it is okay I send it here in case anyone would like to sign it.

    I can’t publish my email here but you all can reach me through my website if you like to talk to me personally.

    ALSO I am working on some research on that TEDDY BEAR. MARK: IS the teddy bear on display on the Queen Mary right now? Do you have any other photos of it?

    ALSO MR. Otto is saying that the USO tag was just never there as a authentic piece of memoribillia… but I did notice it had a tag near it on display,,, do you recall what that tag said about it? IF I recall correctly DANEILLE from the Hollywood History Museum was under the impression that Mr. Otto was trying to pass this off as AUTHENTIC… wonder if he is trying to change his story now that he has been “caught?”

    AND LASTLY: That fishing tackle box… was there anything written about it?…. I noticed the note was note on display at Queen MAry but did they refer to it as proof she gave it to Joe?

    I have some ideas here and want to share them with you soon.

    XOXO Jill Adams

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Thank you so much Prof. Lois Banner. I appreciate it and the June auction last year was really something else…lol
    But it was a wonderful experience to see all your wonderful student, very young and beautiful, mostly girls, being so interested in the life of the blonde legend.
    But it was really fun to do and answer all those question. Collector Greg Schreiner felt the same way, as he told me on our way home, as I gave him a ride.

    Oh by the way, somebody just sent me a link that makes it possible for all of you to watch the recent interview, done by Rick Chambers for CBS.

    Put this link into your browser or click on it, then click on search (Video) and then type in Marilyn Monroe Queen Mary.
    That will give you two options. The first one is the latest, the second one is “collecor” Robert W. Otto, talking about Marilyn and the “bling” which is absolutely bogus. He misportrays Marilyn and calls her also a “Here look at me”-person! BS. That man has no freaking clue of Marilyn Monroe and I am happy that he finally came out of his hiding after all these papers wanted a statement and he was never available. But: He should be looking forward to next Sunday’s letter’s from the Press Telegram; as I will have a chance to answer to his sad attempt to shut me down and quiet.

    Speaking about witnesses, Mr. Otto, did you also forget the real one? the ones you trained to mislead the paying visitor and buy an extra ticket to make the Queen Mary and YOURSELF mor money?
    Did you forget that your strongest witness, a JUNE DIMAGGIO never went to Marilyn Monroe’s funeral as OUR witness, MM’s pallbearer can testify in any court, did you forget your stupid stories about a pink “rug” that you bought on eBay from a known fraud seller, who since got kicked off eBay, and that dress you tried to show these, our witnesses as the “back-up” dress for the amazing $1.26 sparkelling historic dress. That one is NOT in your “$8.75million exhibit either! Why?
    Because you are in trouble, man. Deep deep trouble and then you shoot against the power of blog?
    You should have written your own one and defended your fantasy findings of the super star who you are literally molesting with your aweful accusations, your June DiMaggio JUNK that you claim was MM’s.
    You have misled the public and right this minute arecharging people who have no clue yet.

    But: You will be judged for this, sooner than you can run from justice.
    Mr. Otto: SHAME ON YOU!

    Mark Bellinghaus

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    The link for the interviews

    Once you there, go to search under Browse Video and you can meet Mr. Otto “up close and personal”

    An experience you will not forget. I guarantee.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh, by the way, FYI: the old blog is open again for the public and newcomers to leave their comments(it takes a long downlod time just like my website, as both are crowded with PROOF!), their hate or their praise, whatever, however you feel about this.
    Long live the POWER OF BLOG. Thank you so much, BLOGCRITICS.ORG!!!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Sarah Vernon

    Hi Mark and all,
    Sorry I have been away a while not intentional just ‘stuff’ happening. Actually I feel a little left out here because I can’t comment on the CBS show as I’m in the UK and we don’t get any of that here. :(
    But after reading the posts I can see that again the media had a great opportunity to raise the profile of the problems faced by us true fans when representing MM and yet again they seem to have let us down. There was a documentary a year or so ago on MM here in the UK but it was utter rubbish. I felt almost violated when I watched it as the makers stuck to the sexy and risque side of MM without showing what the rest of us see underneath the true MM, plus they veered towards hype and speculation of the sensational type rather than showing the facts and eye witness accounts. Personally I don’t hold much weight with the ramblings of Eunice Murray either. Far too many times I have read how she has changed her story and shifted information around. I have my own beliefs in her involvement in the demise of MM and none of them are good. Maybe someone can prove me wrong? But those ramblings plus those of the ‘exhibition lot’ and anyone else jumping on the band wagon simply make me furious. Although I haven’t seen the CBS doc I assume it’s of the same ilk as all the rest of the money spinning ramblings and sensations many seem to create.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#142 Jill:
    Oh yes, that tackle box note is just another boomerang he threw with power out and at the paying Marilyn fans, but–what naturally happen too BOOMERANGS, they COME BACK!
    It will hit him at his his big head and not miss its target of anger, maybe of MM herself against that fraudster who is still making up his Marilyn did this and Marilyn did that–as if he or his “creation” June DiMaggio were present at each time Marilyn would “breathe”!
    Ridiculous and we all got enough of “Jeannie Carmens in different shapes and sizes!”
    Please just look at the facts and I said it earlier, unless Jeannie Carmen can serve the proof to her interviewing reporters who also seem to believe that there is “a man on the moon”, and do not ask her for EVIDENCE to prove that she really and indeed was MM’s BEST FRIEND, we all should be extremely sceptical!
    I, myself believed those “amazing stories” that a John Miner came out with, well–after meeting that man for a second time, I changed my mind on that by 180 degrees.

    Regarding the Teddy bear was there when I went to the opening, but then this Pope woman–the one that is on the TV interview, the one who has the guts to defend that trashy collection of lies on the historic ocean liner–she came up to me THREE TIMES and asked for our PRESS CREDENTIALS!
    Have you guys ever THOUGH ABOUT why the admission tickets state ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOS!
    Strange, isn’t it?
    If all the crap was real, why hide behind that rule?
    Let the HIGH ADMISSION PAYING VISITOR take some memories home, BUT NO, not THOSE PEOPLE. They want to TRAVEL AROUND THE GLOBE and take and take and take AGAIN!
    Until Anna Strasberg’s pool at her BEVERLY HILLS’ mansion is filled with CASH and she can get up in the morning and just jump in happiness from her jumb board into it, just like Dagobert Duck!
    The difference between those two “birds”?
    Dagobert Duck has a heart. Anna does not.

    Oh yes, with that letter he wrote against me in public, he kicked himself in his balls he also claims to have. And how. Didn’t you hear that aweful loud scream all over California? The scream with a lisp? That was him.
    When that paper was released. Because after removing the FAKE HAIRCURLERS that I found immediately, he just stated an offical and printed lie. AS the CLAIMED not from Marilyn to Joe EXIST and is on record. Even by the CMG. When we visited the Queen mary they stated that the not is inside that box, for security reason, they said. That helps. Otto has all his treasures in a VAULT, and displys only crap. He even admitts to the photocopy bogus boo-boo!
    And then he does have some balls, actually by stating “people like to see those kind of things”
    WHAT?
    I say:
    People would get really angry, if they would place a little card saying “PHOTOCOPY” next to everything that is on that ship that is FAKE!’
    People would walk right back to the entrance and ask for their $22,95 BACK.
    Cause almost EVERY SINGLE ITEMS would also be displayed in that HISTORIC $8.75 milion exhibit, with the little sign stating its real state: FAKE

    Does Otto believe that people want to SEE THAT?
    Can someone please pinch me or hit me in the head with Otto’s boomerang that just knocked him down…
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    I am trying to work with (don’t laugh) a Teddy Bear EXPERT to date the teddy bear…I will forward you everything I learn Mark.

    In addition… I have a French Newspaper connection that would like me to a write up on the Queen MAry. Would it be alright if I contact you via email to do a written interview with you? I know you were looking for A French Newspaper… it’s Mariyn Fan Paper but it can reach a lot of people…. I would have to do this next week as I am fairly busy this week. Let me know.

    I have something on the tackle box… but I will post about that a bit later.

    Jill Adams.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    This just in:
    I just signed the delievery for the lawsuit of:
    Mark A. Roesler VS. Mark Bellinghaus
    Because of the domain name I purchased in good faith, to tell the world what he is supporting and part of.
    I really am asking for all of your support. anybody who wants to make a difference and help me to fight these criminals.
    I will face Mark A.Roesler in court,a nd I will tell the judge why I bought Roesler’s doamain.

    Roesler will trip over his $8.75 million statement that was printed in the Los Angeles Times. He will fall and never recover. I do not have to be Nostradamus to predect that.

    Remeber Mr. Abramov? These people think they ARE the LAW–they are NOT!
    He gave me a first ultimatum, but never let me even act towards it–sent out the letter when the ultimatum expired.
    What do you guys from the CMG have to do–really I mean.

    I am asking all of you, who are fed up with the Anna Strasberg silence in this case–with the arrogant statement that Roesler did against Marilyn Monroe’s fans and collectors to support me in this battle.
    Please.
    I will not disappoint you, I promise on the legend.
    Let them not trample over her legacy in the name of money.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

    Mark Bellinghaus

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    You have my support Mark.

    Jill Adams.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Jill! Thank you so much–after the recent events it really amazes me and gives me hope, that people like you, who really care for Marilyn and love her so dearly, can act and behave accordingly and leave personal difficulties.
    I promise you never to be dangerous to you, but to the criminal quartett which is out to screw the wold in the most despicable ways.
    We can not let them go and take advantage of people who believe their fairy tales, just because the “lawyer” is backing it up with the copyrighted signature of Marilyn Monroe.
    I am starting to question my own collection that I in almost it’s entire purchases from Anna Strasberg storage.
    I heard rumors that there were also some old items of Lee and Susan in storage and that, who can prove the oposite–were sold as Marilyn’s!
    And since the rich lady who also is an actress, never came out of her bungalow in Beverly Hills or her New Yorker penthouse, and said ENOUGH to the June and Otto tales, we must believe that they are ALL IN FOR EACH OTHER!

    Yes, I am happy to bring this important matter to France and it’s wonderful art loving people. Please tell them also that I have a French version of this crime investigation on my website at mmfraud.com

    Thank you Jill, life is really amazing, and always full of surprises.
    I will go against them all, and if I have to lose the last piece of Marilyn memorabilia for it, how could I enjoy my collection anyhow, if that charlatan is getting away with this, with his FAKE collection that means, too, if THEY ALL ARE GETTING AWAY WITH what they pulled of already!
    If their tales were real, if Otto’s crap wasn’t fake, I would support it and sing love-hyms about it.
    But it is not.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 148Jill: I would never laugh about that, it is a great idea, but I bet that the bear is possibly on it’s way to be pulled off the exhibit, if it has not been done so already.
    They are badmouthing this blog and the other, old one, but they are reading it, and instead of sending me a spelling English correct course, they pull the items that they find too obvious.
    Like ET and the 48HOURS show and all the other strange actions that were done due to my blog success, nobody has the guts to stand up and say–that guy is correct with his accusations. We need to stop these gangsters and pursue them immediately.

    We have to see that we did them a great favor by warning them in public–the proof for this fact IS, that they pulled only items that were discribed in my blog. Bingo!
    Mrs. Popp, if you read this–why would you ask me three times for my press credentials, but you obviously faied to ask Mr. Otto to show you proof that those “highlights” like the blond and brand new wig and those 1974 Clairol Hairrollers were indeed Marilyn Monroe’s personal items. What are you charging such a horrandous amount for such a disappointing and fake collection of Kitsch and FAKE memorabilia?
    Just because?
    Don’t answer me, please–do that to the judge.
    In court, where I hopefully ALL of you will face. Not only the lawyer who just today sued and served me, for buying his name domain.
    Does he maybe feel a bit like Marilyn would feel? Being owned by some stranger?

    FREINDS THROUGH MARILYN, BUT NOT THROUGH THE QUEEN MARY–MARILYN MONROE EXHIBIT!

  • johAn grimmius

    hi mark, good luck !!
    can not imagine that it can go wrong.
    and to 151 about the rumours that there were also items in the auction which were susans. well i heard that to. i heard that some dresses might have been susans. and what also suprised me, that a lot which had 2 records in it , was stated as mms. one of the records was the ost of the movie marilyn from 1963. how can mm had owned a lp which was released after her death?? that was really a bid odd to me. and it was even sold for a lot as i can remember.
    well, but some things about the estate which were mms or not we will never know i guess.
    anyway gor luck from holland.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear johAn! You really starting to amaze me! For the people who do not know what you are talking about; you mentioned, I am sure, the Lot # 209 that sold at Julien’s auctions. That was a scandal as well. I approached Darren Julien prior to the auction and told him that he needs to pull that one from the sale, as I had that same record in my collection in Germany and it starts with a postumous look at the legend. How could that record be from “the Marilyn’s personal collection(circa 1959)”? When she was dead in 1962?
    A huge mistake and if you read the catalog discription on the cover it says: “PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE AND OTHER COLLECTIONS”
    There you go–that lot of two old, but definetely NOT Marilyn’s records were sold of to the highest bidder and: THEY SOLD FOR $2520!
    Can you, can anybody believe that? They saved their behind by printing a little note in the appendix note that was included prior to the auction into the catalog. But the person who bought that worthless pair of records may not know–he/she might have been bidding on the phone or simply falled victem to the auction fever that occures often when people want something they have no real proof about and of, to what they are really buying. Terrible and sick.
    I know that I might have created some anger by the owner of the auction house, but if you don’t point these flaws out, they will get away with anything.
    In this case–that is what happened. They sold and some clueless person is listening or not to the records that never ever were even touched by Miss Monroe, due to the fact that she was simply physically gone, when that one record was produced. Was the other one hers? I highly doubt that.
    Keep your eyes open and be sceptic all the time.
    I put up some more items on my website–like the pastel pink Pucci blouse from that very same auction. Since Julien guaranteed that those clothing items were from the Anna Strasberg storage goldmine, I try to believe that it is for real.
    But 100%, after what happened, you never know. But there are also surprises: like the blue dove I won and bought, I recognized that one in the recent CBS special as they showed some b/w footage the reporters filmed and there the baby was right on the window in the sun room. Those are the moments that reward you for buying items on just trust.
    This one was definetely in her home and right in the middle where she would always see it. Wonderful and special.
    Check it out on my website.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND INFORMATION ABOUT AUCTIONS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    FAKE PUCCI WARNING!!! OMG–that guy NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OUT OF BUSINESS!
    Otto bought numerous “treasures du fake” from that guy. His eBay name: STARODDITIES and the Item number: 7613491310
    UNREAL and disgusting. Is the Elvis Presley Estate doing something about it? Since he also seem to have an Elvis Presley cuff links factory.
    The Pucci he is offering is actually looking pretty good, but it was never ever owned by marilyn. Who is the person he claims got that piece?
    This is really going too far.
    I mean does anybody care, anybody who paid tons of money at auction and for the REAL DEAL?
    Good night colletors heavens, as people like that guy are bringing down the value of the real memorabilia, as he is super power selling many stars fake items.
    But I guess nobody cares about that either.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    This was just in the Baltimore sun regarding the 48 HOURS special:

    Tell us something new
    Whatever happened to real investigative reporting? Friday night’s 48 Hours Mystery on CBS offered yet another look into the death of Marilyn Monroe. Most prominently featured was Jeanne Carmen, onetime bit player, model and excellent trick-shot golfer, who claims to have been Monroe’s “best friend.”
    This woman popped up 20 years ago with not a scintilla of evidence that she had ever met the actress. Not a letter, not a photo, no recollection from any other friend of Marilyn’s that Miss Carmen was even an acquaintance. Yet Carmen has profited on this “best friendship” ever since, enlarging her colorful stories each year (along with the late Robert Slatzer who claimed a 1952 marriage to Monroe). Nobody, not even Anthony Summers, who wrote Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe, asks this woman to prove herself in regard to Monroe. (Or to ask themselves why the insecure Marilyn, worried about aging, would befriend a younger, sexy blonde!)

    Oh, the “investigation”? Ridiculous. Nothing new. The same tired song (she spoke with communists in Mexico, JFK had told her nuclear secrets, she was a security risk! Puh-LEEZE!)

    The conspiracy theories help fan the flame of her legend. Fine. Now go watch The Prince and the Showgirl or Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and remember Marilyn Monroe properly.

    [Tribune Media Services]

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    MARK

    I am constantly on the look out for fake items on ebay to warn my online fan club about. I will be certain to warn them about this Pucci… word spreads quickly so thanks for the heads up.

    In addition: Great letter from the Sun. I am working on a letter to go directly to the Producer once done I hope it has the biting effect—

    Jill Adams

  • johAn grimmius

    to 154.
    hi mark, yes thats the lot i wrote about with the 2 records.
    one does not have to be a marilyn expert at all to be able to know that a 1963 record could not have been her own one.
    such a thing suprised me also, that a respectable auction house would have people believe that its real.
    that already suprised me also with the 1999 christies sale.
    lot 12 was the dress christies assumed was worn in korea. well first as i can remember the actual dress with the matching top/jacket was sold many years ago and i believe a collector in australia has it. next to that, when one looks at the photo of the dress, one can see that the pattern goes all the way to the top of the dress. but when you look at photos of mm in korea with that ( well with another dress that is ), one can see that there is a small sort of seam at the top.
    and the catalogue says that probably the hem was raised, but when you see photos of mm where the dress is really tight around her body and legs , one cannot see that there is also the lifted part under that dress. i would assume when the dress is tight around her legs from the way she stood ect on stage, that what is beneath the lower part of the dress would show . but it does not.
    thats why i thought that even christies would sell a dress of which they would give the impression to be the korea dress which it is not ( in my opinion). i did not find that really honest.
    that suprised me a bit , that even such a big and respectable auction hause would do it that way.
    i think since mm in korea is such a big part in the mm legend, it would sell for more then as if it were just a mm dress.
    that goes for the happy birthday dress also. i think it sold for that much, since the kennedy stories ( of which i think were not true ) are such a big part of the monroe legend. i think when there had been no link with the kennedys regarding her death and love life, that the dress would have sold for much less. but thats only guessing ofcourse.

  • johAn grimmius

    another note about all the mm owned items that are being sold on ebay ect.
    most off all the items offered are always items which mm has given away to people or stuff that she left behind at peoples homes ect.
    well, it really suprises me at all that there was even a single dress or piece of clothing left in her estate , regarding how many items show up all the time that she gave away or left at peoples places. i think that clears also the matter why mm liked to be naked.she had to,because she had no clothes left , since she gave all away !! hahhaha.
    does not that make sense??

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    As long as Jay Leno is doing his “we found this on eBay” section, without warning people about the dangers of buying so called “memorabilia” without doing some research on some very questionable sellers, they will sell until all the thrift stores are empty!
    Great efforts from your side and let me tell you, it feels wonderful to receive an email from people who say Thanks, for warning them–to spend money for this or that item, or the admission fee, for the worst exhibiton in the history of mankind.
    I am working franticly on my website and I know that Otto can not come up with anything even close.
    This will crush him and his absolute reidiculous stories like the “Happy Birthday back up dress” the fake jewelery including his stupid idea of a “pre-engagement ring” and that dreadfull fishing tackle box, the list goes on. Just because they removed some, does not mean that now they are free of guilt. They just hope that we all would just go away, but that favor–we will not do them. Even if Roesler sues me 8.75 million times.

    Good luck with your letter to the producer. My bet is that they are really happy that this is over.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Your knowledge is better than I thought, johAn! Wow.
    That’s correct and the collector you mention is also informed about the crime on the Queen Mary. I sent him a paper that disribes the whole drama.
    He is shocked and really upset. His name is Trevor. But, there are always two sides to the story.
    As I have many photos in color and those photos defintelely show Marilyn in that very gown you just discribed in your comment. It is blacka nd the one you mention is purple.
    MM performed so many times, that she must have sweat, even if it was freezing cold in Korea. She must have simply changed her clothing. Can people understand that there is more space for beauty?
    I mean, if Otto’s crap was the real deal–I would make bows to him, for him in front of him and to Roesler and Strasberg the very same.

    I am not a jealous collector, johAn. I know some collections that are amazing.
    Movie costumes, and other personal items you want to see. But Otto’s collection has only a tiny percentage in real items.
    Items that are not even shown on Marilyn’s body.
    How could this man seriously claim things like the biggest collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia and then get the support from that Strasberg client Mark Roesler?!
    I advice people to be sceptic–more than ever before.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To# 159johAn:
    Now you are definetely starting to scare me; I was just going to give you another case to look up. This time it reflects Christie’s and also Julien’s! In Julien’s catalog form the June 2005 auction, there is Lot #112, and it shows that robe I do believe is not authentic, because exactly of those stories you just mention.
    And also for the reason that Jill explained to us in an earlier comment.
    Marilyn grew up poor and clothing was not just like a piece of chocolate those days. “here wnat some of my clothing?” or –oh you did such a great job May Reis–take my entire closet and sell it on eBay in 44 years, especially with that guy named Frank Ferruccio, who is by far the biggest criminal! I have tons and tons of auctions saved and printed out of items that “come with a letter of authenticity by Helen Tulpin or May Reis and other illustre names!” Double BS!!!
    But I can not shift my focus on those crooks. Anyhow–that Juline’s lot originated from Christie’s were Darren Julien bought it himself. I warned Christie’s upfront but they sold it anyhow. The same auction at which I sold one of my MM signatures that even made it to the cover of the Christie’s catalog.
    Go to page 7 and look at Lot # 21. That cocktail dress was bought by Julien as well. I bought that one and found the photo that shows MM wearing that dress. I mean that is just one example how to show myself as an expert in court. There are more examples in the same catalog–and what works better to show to the public about your expertise, correct?
    Can you imagine Otto and his eBay and June items, and how he will give the world a demonstration? With fake authenticities of people that are mentioned above.
    Can you see this dirty pool of lies and cruel fraud?
    BEWARE OF FRAUD–ESPECIALLY ON THE QUEEN MARY!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    well i am not an expert on mm owned items ect.
    but when you look at many clothing ( on ebay for instance) that is offered as once owned or used by mm , they all look to new. that seller staroddities you mentioned, sold also for instance a white mm fur coat with her initials inside , mm. well it looked like new and it looked as if the initials mm were sewn into it yesterday.
    almost all the clothes from for instance her estate show really signs of age and one can see that they have been used. not like new.
    the pucci blouse you mention the ebay seller has for sale, well it looks like some mm did have. but i cannot remember a photo where she has that actual one on, but it states used for a photo shoot.
    and when you see the items otto has on display, well they all look to new also. why would they have been stored proparly for over 40 or more years in some unknown place and the actual mm clothes ect not? the estate items do look old and used.
    strange is not it??

  • johAn grimmius

    to 162.
    hi mark, funny you mention that cocktail dress from lot 21.
    i saw it also in the christies catalogue, but there is not a photo along where mm has it on.
    when i bought the book the marilyn encyclopedia by adam victor i spotted a photo inside of mm with louella parsons where mm has that dress on (page 230).it suprised me a bit that that photo was not used in the christies catalogue. when i got the catalogue from juliens i saw that they did use that photo to show that mm actually had that dress on.
    also nice that you boughht it.

  • Dave Goldberg

    Dear Mr Bellinghaus and Mr Cunningham
    My wife and my three kids were goig to visit that show you discribed in the Beverly Hills Courier that we just read. We found the website address and wanted to thank you for the warning, the drive would have been over an hour, but to see fake items. How could that be possible without an authority stepping in? Can you bring this to the public eye?
    Again, thank you for saving us money and some big headache driving there for nothing

  • Ernest Cunningham

    If Jeanne Carmen had an ounce of modesty, she would crawl in a hole and never come out — after the lambasting she got for her appearance on the ridiculous “48 Hour Mystery.” Has no one told her — not even her son — that she looks more like a freak every day?!
    And am I the only one who thinks that the Anthony Summers footage is from 1985, from an early appearance as an MM conspiracist?
    But in this time of gnashing teeth, we can give thanks for one small blessing: Robert Slatzer is still dead.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    OMG Ernest! What are you doing? Mudslinging like a young John Waters, or maybe Divine in that movie, where she is all crazy and shooting into the audience. Rolling around in dead fish throwing some of them into the audience–oh I hear you and I feel often the same way, trust me.
    Be careful, or else they are going to throw us in the “tower of London” and I will hear the fanfare, the trumpets too, when Otto, June DiMaggio and Mary Jane Popp will receive the Pulitzer for her ominous “Marilyn, Joe & me” that is going way beyond insanity.
    Be careful, they won’t even let us watch Oprah in prison, or Donald Trump.
    So sad, and I have to act again, and tell you over and over again: YOU’RE FIRED!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!
    I think my website will burst in a second–I have put up so many photos, it will take almost as long as the first blog to download. And I am only half way there…but if MISTER SUPER COLLECTOR ROBERT W. OTTO can come up with something simular, I will throw the glove and fight him at 6:00 AM in the morning(uh that is early!) and the CLOWN can even chose the weapon. Maybe a firespitting Marilyn doll or a sharp shooting Marilyn plate, or how about a poisoned Marilyn Merlot?
    There are so many options…How about we continue the Chucky movies, with that insane MM-troll?Oh just go and check it out:
    http://WWW.ROBERTWOTTO.COM
    Donats-addicted Bucks-Bunny.

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Did someone say “MUDSLINGING?”

    Just checking in! Glad to see that you are still “blogging away.”

    I too, caught the 48 hrs episode. So it appears that the D.A. “reopened the case” years ago (one good thing about Slatzer’s claims and his book it pushed the envelope to reopen the case) however I can’t help but thinking that the D.A. just did it to appease the public and not really to totally examine all the details.

    I don’t know anything about this, but if you were a D.A. and reopened a case, could you not have a body exhumed, for DNA samples, or toxicological reports to really set the record straight? In Marilyn’s case why didn’t they do this? Who would have stopped them?

    Will we ever know the truth?

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    THE EXHIBIT:

    I read the article by Phillip Zonkel on press telegram about the QM Exhibit containing fake memorbilia, and I can’t fathom why, if things were admittingly removed, why is this exhibit still running? It just proves that upon scrutiny that items were removed (fake items nonetheless) but the exhibit still goes?

    WHAT GIVES?

    I cut and paste this section from his story:

    QUOTE:
    “During the week of March 12, the hairsetter and at least three other items that have been questioned by Monroe memorabilia experts were removed from the exhibit. The other three items were a blond wig Otto says was worn in the film “Some Like It Hot,” a red evening gown and a bracelet that Otto says was used in the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” .
    END QUOTE

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Mark,

    I just wanted to again say thank you for all you have done to try to expose the truth for Marilyn’s sake and and to protect collectors worldwide. Thanks to your persistance and passion, you have helped other collectors gain knowledge and prevented them from succumbing to fake exhibits, wasting money to see fraudulant items, and to question the authenticity of items.

    Slowly the media is listening, and word is getting out. Originally when I searched GOOGLE you came up once or twice, but now you are all over the place, the MM FRAUD links and stories are getting out there. Numerous Marilyn collector sites are talking about it on their blogs and everyone is “networking” and “pod casting” and we are all wondering HOW CAN THIS FRAUD CONTINUE?

    You are a very brave and kindhearted man for what you are doing for all of our sake and I wanted to congratulate you for keeping your head up and triumphing through the “adversity” that has stood in your way (the HH’s and the CMG’s etc.)

    Keep the faith and the truth shall prevail. I look foward to seeing you on 48 hours one day.

    Hugs and misses
    Cindy

  • wayne – big fat daddy

    mark cindy is right we are behind you 100 percent

    just because we dont post all the time as we are so busy now —we are reading and supporting you and telling many people about this blog and your cause

    keep the faith
    wayne

  • johAn grimmius

    to 168.
    i really hope that they will never remove marilyns body from her grave!!
    ” will we ever know the truth”, well to be honest, if the way to know the truth is by tests ect on her body, well in that case i rather would not like to know the trutch at all.
    marilyn is dead and knowing the truth that way will not bring her back. not that one should not investigate ect, but not on mm herself. to me , thats out of the question. she should be left in peace !!
    and often its only for the publics curiosity and it has nothing to do with justice .
    and over the years , many people who wrote books ect on that subject were not the ones with the right intentions. it would serve themselves more as it would do mm i think. it did put them in the public eye and they could make $$ on mm that way.
    marilyn should be left in peace !!

  • S.L.I.H. Germany

    If this “Fraud-Show” of fakes ever should come to Germany – the GERMAN Marilyn Monroe Fan Club “Some Like It Hot” will strictly fight against it!
    Great job, Mark! We support you!

    greetings
    Ralf

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Vielen Dank, Ralf! Thanks a lot and I will poste your wonderful German translation soon into my website. With your name attached to it klar! The Stern is writing a story on this, and they won’t regret it.
    Please check out my website–the MISSION section, that I just updated with interesting proof and insights into this nightmare attached to Marilyn Monroe.

    Freunde durch Marilyn!
    Friends through Marilyn!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Hello Cindy and all the othe rpeople I can not answer right now. I worked on my MISSION site on my website and it is downloading right now–I published the letter that Strasberg wrote for me to read at the memorial service in 2002; I still feel stupid for ever doing her that favor. But it is signed by that multi-millionair, that female Dagobert Duck of the Marilyn world–the duck without a heart I should say.
    Anyhow.
    Amazing what one can do in times of internet. 20 years ago, they might have gotten away, just like Jeannie Carmen with her dreadful stories and her even more dreadful acting and looks in front of the camera. But Jeanie is a young fresh and hot beautiqueen of course if you compare her to Junie or Otto, that is obvious and clear.
    How can someone like that even deal with a beaty like Marilyn Monroe. Is he saving for the TOTAL MAKEOVER? To become a PRINCE, or a decent looking guy instead? Without the wig etc?
    Oh I know–I am mudslinging again, whatever.

    What is that man doing–go to my website and no–not yet, but soon you will also be able to leave some comments on that site.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Just FYI: The LA TIMES has printed a big ad that tells people that the wonderful Marilyn Monroe exhibit has been extended until June 15th.

    Well, I was wondering why this paper would not come out with a warning to it’s readers, a warning about items like the fake hair curlers and many others (98.9% FAKES), now we got another sign why.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    As promised, here is the story from the June 2003 Vanity Fair story by Patricia Bosworth.
    “Susan Strasberg visited her mother’s grave in Westchester. It had been a raw, chilly day, very windy. The trees were like skeletons. She couldn’t find the grave. She ran around the sloping grounds, heart pounding. Finally she found it and almost wept with relief. “I took some of the white tulips I’d brought and placed them on Mother’s grave. The headstone had been changed since I’d last been there. Now on the right corner there was a brass plaque which read, ‘THIS GRAVE IS MAINTAINED BY AN ENDOWMENT OF ANNA STRASBERG,” she exclaimed.
    Compare this story of rampant modesty with the Mark Roesler story on Mark Bellinghaus’s web site about the hospital room that Roesler endowed– and put up a plaque on the wall so there wouldn’t be any question about the big heart behind it.

  • Usona Chastain

    Hey, Mark —
    loved your “Denial is not a river in Egypt”
    — it should be on a tee shirt — or bumper stickers!

  • johAn grimmius

    i think the majority of the public does not know about the fake items ect. many mm fans may know by now , because of marks article ect and that his news about it is spreading among many mm fans.they will not go, i am sure.
    i guess if they can just attract the regular people, who probably are not mm fans, but who think its nice or fun to see such an exhibition, it still cashes a lot of $$ for them.
    but just as mark writes, why still some papers do not print the truth, when they now, well thats strange. what is written in the press/papers is not about the truth anymore, that goes for many issues. its really sad, but thats the world we are living in today i guess.
    if otto is such a mm fan as he claims he is, well i would be very ashamed of myself if i were him. i would not dare to show myself among any mm fan, because of the reputation he has gotten by now. he made himself a big fool. and he has isolated himself in the mm world. i do not think that there is any mm fan who would be happy with him.
    if i was him, i really would regret that if he really is the mm fan he says he is. but probably he does not care. very stupid!!

  • Alton from Atlanta

    My mouth is still open from reading about Anna Strasberg putting her own name on someone else’s gravestone, pointing out that she paid someone to pull the weeds — is she trying to score points with God? Hey, Anna! God knows what you’re up to! YOu gotta pull an awful lot of weeds to make up for all the rotten things you’ve done!

  • Justin Thyme

    Reading the Vanity Fair piece about pulling weeds from graves — did Anna Strasberg and Janne Carmen know each other? No? what a shame — all that modesty goes to waste! What friends they would have been!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Thank you Ernest for that excerpt from one of the most shocking behind the greedy ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE look. It was pretty gruesome and I saw the leaves literally flying through my office. It seems like a scene from the famous and so classic hit show “THE MUNSTERS” and YES, there is also a character called “Marilyn”, isn’t that something?
    Now we may all find some matching parts for everyown involved in this “MARILYN MONROE HORRO PICTURE SHOW” as I call it on my website(no–the website has no commercials!) under the MISSION section, which will be extended daily. The judge who is taking Roesler’s lawsuit against me, he will get quite some amazing information about the famous OJ SIMPSON witness, the lawyer who sued even Spike Lee (and won). What is he going to do next? Run for President of the United States?
    And Otto is going to be placed into his cabinet?
    Let’s see–Otto would be an excellent Minister of DEFENSE! Since he ALWAYS has an explaination for his multiple FUCK-UPS!
    I will release the PRESS map of that hoax exhibit and the people behind it should be ashamed.
    I have prove now that Junie and Poppy were kicked of the $* HOURS SHOW! Look at the sheet and note that they filmed prior to the performance of June’s lifetime on board of the Queen Mary.
    I remember also talking to the producer Anthony Vendetti, who told me that they just took the exit to the Queen Mary.
    The show was put on hold and then, aired two month later, refreshed with an old face and an even older story(or vise versa!)
    Vendetti, like the ET people could have jumped onto that story–that news and reality TV screaming for tale of people abusing and molesting the most tragic legend there was, maybe ever will be.

    There is more to come, please check out http://www.mmfraud.com
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Sorry, but my spellcheck is on strike–$* = 48 of course. lol

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Don’t provoke me, but I think I’m about to get pissed off by the absurd notion of a new autopsy on Marilyn. Think about it.
    They perform a new autopsy and find something (as they will be desperate to find something) that might indicate foul play . . . and they WILL find something (because they WANT to find something)– but what will it get them? where will it get them? 44 years later, what is to be made of it?
    2nd scenario: they perform a new autopsy and find nothing that wasn’t noted the first time around. Where will it get them? Further proof for the salacious reader that she was murdered–because they WANT to believe she was murdered.
    The Marilyn Monroe question is not how she died, but why people INSIST on believing that she was murdered. They say they love Marilyn, but they want to believe she was screwing the Kennedy boys and got what she deserved. They say they love Marilyn but they want to believe she was killed to prevent her from spilling the beans about flying saucers–because they read it in THE NATIONAL STOOL EXAMINER, so it must be true — why would they lie?
    Do you remember Jack Nicholson’s great line from that court martial movie — “You can’t handle the truth!” That may be the most insightful statement ever made about Americans — They CAN’T handle the truth, so give them the fantasy, the rumor, the conspirarcy theory, the secrets that could change the world! give them the tabloid headline any day, give them the garbage from tv news stations that used to give them the news — give ‘em the car chase, that will shut them up!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 180: Be careful to leave your mouth so wide open, cause if you are having some gold fillings, ther might be that exhibit coming to your town, and they might just robb that gold from your mouth, just like all the DOLLARS they have taken from people, who know believe that Marilyn wore indeed those dreadful ugly shows that Junie simply bought at a grage sale, or found them in another “suitcase” of her Marilyn Monroe being murdered but never told her kids, mother Lee!
    BS.
    Crap.
    Disgusting.
    CRIMINAL TOO!
    SERIOUSLY HURTING MM.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Sarah Vernon

    Ernest I understand your anger but I’m a little hurt my belief in how MM died is not based around suicide does that make me stupid?

  • Ernest Cunningham

    I feel that part of my contribution to this blog, to this “Sink the Queen Mary”! expose, to is keep reminding you that every time you start to call Mark Bellinghaus a fanatic or something worse — just substitute the word “passionate.”
    That’s fairer, more accurate.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 181 Justin: If Jeannie Carmen knew Marilyn, than I know President Clinton AND President Bush! Just because I ahve seen them on TV many times. Jeannie Carmen is NOT in those MM address books that I had the honor to look through and ask some other collectors to look through for us.
    No SIR, NO JEANNIE, NO JUNE AND NO LEE DIMAGGIO.
    AND why would MM have address books with Frank Sinatra and even her chauffeurs number in it?
    The butcher and the dry cleaner. Why?

    Jeannie, June, and Otto, all of you behind that scandal built on Marilyn’s dead back: YOU ARE SO BUSTED!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Sarah, it is good to hear from you. That is not the point here, as they are using also the murder mistery for their story! Marilyn was murdered, period! I still can hear June DiMaggio screaming those lines, that she obviously had to study for many years of preperation.
    I totally supported the Slatzer idea. Until I realized that he took a photo that the star would let him have, he literally GRABBED her at the Niagara falls and then the pic was taken, and then he claimed that he was her HUSBAND!
    And Jeannie Carmen is a friend of this guy, if you see how that woman is walking over all the graves, just in the desperate attempt to be shot by some photographer and to tell her aweful MM-my Best FRIEND lie, you would really feel sick. She always reminded me of a FLAMINGO that is stepping around and picking for food in the muddy waters.
    I really expected a catfight between June and Jeannie, a la DYNASTY! Oh wouldn’t it have been fun if Junie would bring her famous pizza pan and beat up Jeannie with it, just to find some of Jeannies sleeping pills that she was not bringing to Marilyn because she was too drunk that night…what night, every night?
    Oh well.
    Or Junie would bring the Teddy Bear and hide a granate in it..
    Fantasy and if the situation surrounding this CRIME would not be so serious, it would be really funy.
    I think Junie will have a future after this. She will certainly be a top noche performer–in jail.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Sarah Vernon

    sorry I just tuned in I guess I’m out of the loop being in the UK and not seeing the stuff on TV you guys are getting I have never seen this Jeannie and know nothing of her sorry I’ll butt out then.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Sarah, no! I’m not calling anyone stupid–especially someone as intelligent and insightful as you are.
    I have respect for anyone capable of rational thinking. My aim is to attack and expose the tabloid mentality — that believes in flying saucers and Big Foot and communication with ghosts, etc etc. The tabloid mentality says that Marilyn is a prisoner in a Washington mental asylum, and then a month later publishes a story that shows her frolicking on the beach with JFK, and then a month later says Bobby Kennedy smothered her with a pillow. (OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND, IT DOESN’T MATTER!!) The tabloid mentality publishes a book that proves the Zapruder film is a fake. The tabloid mentality watches a tv program showing how pranksters flattened corn fields to suggest “crop circles” or “alien landing sites” — and doesn’t believe it!
    My interpretation is that MM killed herself, but I can’t prove it, and don’t try to. I totally respect your interpretation . . . as long as it doesn’t involve flying saucers, okay?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Thank you so much, Ernest!
    I know that you must have taken quite a risk by supporting someone who is making more typos than Nicole Simpson, but like yo say, always said; anybody can TYPE(except me of course).

    I was lucky that I saw you there that night, as I have a sincere and real specialist on my side. If I would be by myself, I probably would be dead by now. Literally, and physically and whatever else there is to be DEAD about.

    People seem to see this as a joke or something.
    I got so many eamails who support our fight–you have no idea.
    It is worth fighting for this goal, to bring these people to justice and we should never let them look down at our blog, especially since the blog stories have prover to be so successful.

    Please forgive me, if I am sometimes harsh and too aggressive. But I am really in shock, still in it–ever since I winessed these fraudsters in action.
    I appreciate your praise, Ernest. You have become a true friend. That is so rare these days, especially when you have my personality.
    But I am sorry, I am too old to ever change. I will die that way.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH, DANKESCHOEN!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Sarah Vernon

    Ok I understand now wow for a minute I thought I was being kicked out the circle there. I have met many people with very very different views on how MM died and regardless of all our differences in opinions on the subject at least those of us decent and honest share one common understanding and that is the love, admiration and respect for MM. The tabloids here in the Uk are shocking and we have the same people with the mentality of a gnat trying all sorts of stuff about Princess Diana and how she died so I understand where you are coming from with these mindless idiots printing such scorn and nonsense. They are only after selling newspapers ( and I use the term newspapers very loosely ) and I agree mindless, senseless and greedy, much like those thinking that floating hunk of tatty old s**t is worthy of the name MM. ……..and to set your mind at rest no my belief in how MM died involves no flying saucers.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 191 Ernest: You forgot the Loch Ness monster, or if some people also call it: JUNE DIMAGGIO! lol
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    You will never ever be kicked out! Even if you would tell us that you started and affair with Roesler or even June! We are not angry at the people who are systematically are gtting screwed(for money that is)–we are angry at the people WHO SCREW THE PUBLIC!
    Everyone deserves a break.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Sarah Vernon

    glad to hear it!
    *sending big buckets of hugs and support*

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    I have been a bit quiet here as I am working on a few things trying to see what help I can be to this blog for Mark.

    Also I did write my letter to 48 hours and if it is okay with Mark I’d love to share it with you all here… It went directly to the producers and I did get over 100 signatures behind it along with 10 rather large fan clubs to support the letter so I think we packed quite a punch… or at least I hope so…

    Here is the Letter: (the photo I reference I will be happy to provide to anyone– just go to my url link and contact me through there)

    CBS 48 HOURS FAILS MARILYN MONROE WITH SLOPPY JOURNALISM

    As thousands of Marilyn fans waited anxiously for the Saturday, April 22nd premiere of CBS’s “48” Hours on the death of Marilyn Monroe the excitement was high. After all CBS had teased the audience all week long with promises of “new documents and new interviews” that would reveal information about the night Monroe died that had never been disclosed before.

    The Internet World was a buzz, the Marilyn Fan Clubs were a chatter, VCRs were set and hopes were high.

    Then, less then 5 minutes into the program, there was a collective groan heard the world around when CBS introduced their “Marilyn Expert” and “Monroe Best Friend” Jeanne Carmen.

    Had the great CBS, a pioneer in hard hitting respectable journalism been duped by a one time Hollywood bit player? Surely at some point the tables would turn… certainly CBS was setting Jeanne up for the great fall. And so we waited. And waited. And waited. But the fall did not come. The hard journalism had not hit.

    Unbelievably CBS had actually used Jeanne Carmen as an bonafide EXPERT!

    Which, of course, left us all scratching our heads and realizing that there was apparently no research done whatsoever in this so called “new and enlightening program” on Marilyn Monroe’s death.

    Had there been just a ‘minimal’ amount of research applied then it would have been easily discovered that Jeanne Carmen has NO proof whatsoever to back her claim of a friendship with Marilyn Monroe.

    1) No photographic evidence.
    2) No document evidence (An envelope with an address on it, an old license, etc..)
    3) No witness testimony.

    It is Jeanne’s word and nothing else.

    Had someone from CBS actually read more than one book on Marilyn Monroe, they would have realized that Jeanne Carmen was the actual antithesis of the type of person Marilyn would have befriended.

    Had CBS researched Ms. Carmen it would have been discovered that there is not one reference to her in any book prior to Mr. Summer’s book “Goddess” and that not one of Marilyn’s closest 1962 associates can reference Ms. Carmen as even a peripheral figure in her history.

    In addition, forensic history places Marilyn’s death near 9pm on the evening of August of 4th, 1962, a full hour BEFORE Jeanne said Marilyn called her for “a couple of sleeping pills” to help her rest. Why didn’t CBS question Ms. Carmen on this?

    It is painfully obviously CBS failed to do even the slightest bit of research in this department.

    Moving on….

    CBS’s own press release said “48 Hours” takes a look at the enduring mystery behind Monroe’s death. Never-before-seen government files along with rare audio files that reveal information about the night that Monroe died are disclosed for the first time ever.”

    As fans of Marilyn Monroe, we were of course incredibly eager to see and hear these never before released items.

    AND boy did we wait, and wait, and wait.

    AND when they did come, in the very last 10 minutes of the program, how enormously disappointed we were once again.

    The FBI files CBS had were something that have been made available for MANY YEARS previous and have been released in book form since 2002: Marilyn Monroe: THE FBI FILES by Tim Coates.

    This material is far from new and far from ground breaking. Now while these are certainly interesting documents, why wait until the last 10 minutes of the program to briefly cover this portion and then cover it as poorly as it was? Sloppy, sloppy work CBS. Unworthy of the job 48 Hours is notorious for doing.

    The Audio file portion of the program was equally as brief. Even though the audience was teased that that CBS had access to over 6 hours of never before heard audio files, the viewing audience on Saturday Evening was limited to less than three and half minutes of it. Why was that?

    And the information in these audio files that CBS DID choose to allow the audience to hear, is already acknowledged information that we have known about for years that can be found in numerous books written on or about Marilyn Monroe. Certainly interesting to hear the actual voices speaking*, albeit as briefly as we did, but new? Hardly.

    * An interesting footnote; In one highlighted portion of the audio CBS featured Dr. Engelberg stating he had not prescribed Chloral Hydrate to his patient Marilyn Monroe. CBS allowed this statement to stand on its own. It was neither questioned or examined. Attached to this letter is actual proof that not only did Dr. Engelberg prescribe this script to Marilyn Monroe, he did so exactly one week before her fatal overdose. CBS, if a layman such as I can do this research on my own then certainly your “Marilyn experts” can do far better then I!

    So what was left in the report that CBS could still refer to as GROUND BREAKING or SHOCKING?

    Well, there was Hugh Hefner finally acknowledging due credit to Marilyn Monroe for his massive empire. That was ground breaking!

    And then there was Tony Curtis confessing to a love affair with Marilyn Monroe for the first time ever… that WAS shocking considering this was the same man who compared kissing Marilyn to kissing Hitler!

    The rest? It was filler. Spliced segments of other documentaries piece mealed together, to fill an hour. This could have been something rather special had CBS taken some time, done some proper research and searched out people that actually knew of what they were talking about.

    Next time CBS, since there is sure to be a next time, take the time to do the research, your audience is far more sophisticated then you give them credit for.

    Jill Ann Adams – author

    Owner/President of Forever Marilyn.com

    *In a final footnote I would like to reference Liz Smith’s New York Post Page 6 column:

    WHATEVER HAPPENED to real investigative reporting? Friday night’s “48 Hours” on CBS offered yet another look into the death of Marilyn Monroe. Most prominently featured was Jeanne Carmen, one-time bit player, model and excellent trick-shot golfer who claims to have been Monroe’s “best friend.” This woman popped up 20 years ago with not a scintilla of evidence that she had ever met the actress. Not a letter, not a photo, no recollection from any other friend of Marilyn’s that Miss Carmen was even an acquaintance. Yet Carmen has profited on this “best friendship” ever since, enlarging her colorful stories each year (much like the late Robert Slatzer, who claimed a 1952 marriage to MM!) Nobody, not even Anthony Summers, who wrote “Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe,” asks this woman to prove herself in regard to Monroe (or asks themselves why the insecure MM, worried over aging, would befriend a younger, sexy blonde)! Oh, the “investigation?” Ridiculous. Nothing new. The same tired song. (She spoke with Communists in Mexico . . . JFK had told her nuclear secrets . . . she was a security risk! Puh-leeze!)
    The conspiracy theories help fan the flame of her legend. Fine. Now go watch “The Prince and the Showgirl” or “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and remember Marilyn Monroe properly.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    MArk…

    I will be contacting you next week for the interview for the French Newspaper…every little bit counts!!!

    Ernest… you’re next… LOL!!!

    Let’s sink this exhibit…

    XOXO Jill Adams

  • Rachelle

    Hi Mark,
    Just abit of a comment about the new blog. Don’t forget the little fans of MM who spend a far bit of there pay on “the mass-produced dolls and crappy collectibles, the bottles of wine, the vintage magazines with Marilyn covers”. I don’t think I will ever be able to afford the thousands spent at the Christie’s auction but the little fans would probably appreciate Marilyn’s meomory moreso than those who have alot of money and exploit her. In fact we probably deserve something of her’s to treasure much more. Marilyn was a very generous person and didn’t think much of material gain. She lived simply compared to modern day superstars, much like her little fans.
    Rachelle.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To# 197Jill! Kudos, Jill! Wow–great job. I am as usual updating my website and look for more proof! I am releasing some facts from the press opening. Boy–are there some facts that now, after all those month and knowing that June DiMaggio is a super phony like all of them, are really emarrassing!
    Let’s talk soon and again–good for you. Hope they will do something and at least answer you.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    to 198: Yeah!!!! Let’s do it. I feel the end is near for all those million little lies anyhow.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To Rachelle!
    No no no! I would never forget the by you called little collectors! In my opinion they do not exist–there is no difference if someone has a lot of real or none at all.
    The love for MM is what counts.
    Otto has plates and dolls and a lot of crap that I also got for my birthdays for many years. But:
    would I have the nerve to even display those at home or tour around and charge a lot of moeny for people to look at them?
    Terrible idea.
    Sorry–but that is my opinion. Don’t limit yourself, cause as long as you think of MM and you adore her for her beauty, but you feel sorry for her pain and he tragedy, you are the biggest fan there possibly can be!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    THANKS TO THE GREAT MICHAEL SHERMER, THE BIGGEST SCEPTIC OF THEM ALL! FOR INCLUDING US IN HIS LATEST NEWS LETTER AND LINKING MY FIRST BLOG TO HIS WEBSITE. IF YOU GOT HERE THROUGH THAT ONE, FEEL FREE TO POST AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, PLEASE.
    MICHAEL DEFINETELY OPENED MY EYES! NOW I LOOK ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT AT SO CALLED “PSYCHICS” AS YOU CERTAINLY CAN ALSO CALL THEM SIMPLY “ACTORS” IN THAT SENSE HOLLYWOOD (AND IT’S MOTELS) IF FILLED WITH PSYCHICS. MOST OF THEM ARE WITHOUT ANY JOB. YOU SEE THE SIGNS POPPING UP EVERYWHERE:”PSYCHIC READINGS” WHEN THEY USED TO CALL THEM “SHOWCASES”. THAT IS THE LATEST CHANGE IN HOLLYWOOD. YOU WANNA BECOME AN ACTOR? NO WHAT FOR–I WANNA BE A PSYCHIC. LOOK WHAT THAT GERBIL JAMES VAN PRAAGH IS MAKING! MONEY WISE I MEAN. HE COULD BUY ALL THE MARILYN MONROE MEMORABILIA THERE WILL EVER BE AND TALK THROUGH REAL ITEMS, NOT THOSE FAKE HAIR CULERS AND DRESSES, OPERA GLASSES AND GLOVES HE WAS HOLDING UP ON THAT FIRST VERSION OF ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. WE STILL HAVE THE VERSION BEFORE THEY CUT HIS ANNOYING FACE AND HIS MORE ANNOYING ACT OUT! INCLUDING DREADFUL ROBERT W. OTTO WHO REALLY REMINDS US OF A HOPELESSLY OBESE, DONUT ADDICTED BUCKS BUNNY.
    CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE AND YOU CAN SEE HIS MIRROR IMAGE, AS HE PRINTED MARILYN’S ON THE STINKINGLY HIGH ADMISSION TICKET. YEAH–THAT MAN IS AN EXPERT ALL RIGHT. AN EXPERT ON HOW TO CREATE AND (SO FAR) GETTING AWAY WITH IT. HIS SHAMEFUL LIES AND STORIES HE WAS SPINNING WITH JUNE DI MAGGIO IN YEARS AND YEARS OF KITCHEN MEETINGS AND PREPERATION. IT REAL TAKES A SCEPTIC TO BRING THEM DOWN! ALL OF THEM INVOLVED.
    THANK YOU MICHEAL SHERMER, I WISH THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AROUND. THAT WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & SCEPTICS!
    MARK BELLINGHAUS

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    HERE IS THE LINK to skeptic.com

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    WOW.THAT WAS A DAY, I JUST POSTED ON MY WEBSITE UNDER THE MISSION SECTION LOTS AND LOTS OF INFO REGARDING THAT WHOLE SCANDAL, CALLED “MARILYN MONROE-THE EXHIBIT”
    YOU WILL SEE MARY JANE POPP READ HER BIO AND GET TO KNOW HER MORE. JUST IN CASE THEY ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO REALLY RELEASE THAT PIECE OF CRAP THAT THEY CALL “MARILYN, JOE & ME” WRITTEN BY THIS ANNOYING TRIO.
    CHECK IT OUT, AS I ALSO PUBLISHED ROBERT W. OTTO’S MIRRO IMAGE–JUST AS THEY DID TO MARILYN. I CAN DO THAT, SINCE I TOOK THAT PHOTO MYSELF. IT IS NO DEFORMATION OF THE SUBJECT–THAT IS SHEER IMPOSSIBLE. I MEAN WHAT WOULD BE THERE TO DEFORM?
    AFTER ALL OF THIS, THAT MAN MIGHT HAVE LEARNED A LESSON AFTER ALL: DON’T F**K WITH THE POWER OF BLOG!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & BLOG!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    When it comes to preserving important information and precious documentation, I just can’t commit to a file on a computer — how many times have you lost a file, an email, important information? Call me old-fashioned, but if it’s important, I print it out and put it in a folder labeled “Important.” And in this folder goes Jill’s comment #197, dissecting, embalming and burying that awful CBS “48” show on Marilyn which had promised so much and delivered — nothing — beyond those fright-night shots of Jeanne Carmen and Tony Curtis illustrating the horrors of plastic surgery gone amok. Good job, Jill.

  • Kathy Starrett

    Hi Mark,
    I want to convey my genuine respect and admiration
    to you for exposing such deception and fakery by this evil group of despicible, greedy frauds! Isn’t there a Consumer Complaint line in the California Attorney General’s Office that everyone
    can call and lodge a complaint about being scammed
    by this fraudulent MM exhibit? If enough people called, they would have to take action, no? In the meantime, keep biting at their ankles, Mark. I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  • johAn grimmius

    great that there is a link on skeptic.com
    that way it reaches much more people as only the ones interested in mm.
    can imagine that now maybe people also read it who otherwise may not read it, since they do not look for mm on the internet.

  • Sarah Cruz

    Hi Mark,

    I did have the chance to check out the MISSION page on your website. First, I have to tell you that I love the way you write out everything with biting sarcasm. That’s the way to go!! For instance, when you said that Otto is wearing one of his favorite wigs, I laughed sooo hard.

    I just don’t see how, with the diligence, thoroughness, expertise, and logic with which you have laid out every fact of this total fraud….I just don’t see how on Earth these people can think they can get away with this. Of course, they think so because of all the shameful money they have made off of poor Marilyn. But really, if I were them, I would just close up shop on the Queen Mary and give up. They cannot dispute the truths you set forth to them!!

    And without knowing anything about her, I highly questioned Anna Strasberg’s motives when the Christie’s auction was held because I didn’t feel she had the right to sell even one thing that was owned by Marilyn. How does she live with herself knowing what she has done to this beautiful woman who entrusted all her possessions to people she felt were like family, which does NOT INCLUDE Anna Strasberg! It makes me so sick. They all do! And, uh, June…..who cares what you have to say since it’s all made up lies anyway! Lies, greed and injustice. I could cry when I think about what they have done to our beautiful Marilyn….beautiful Norma Jeane, who only wanted to be loved and respected for the wonderful person and actress she was.

    I know I said this already, but you are truly, truly an exceptional person to fight this fraud; to do everything you have done and continue to do in Marilyn’s name. A lot of people talk about things, but you actually DO them. I feel in my heart that Marilyn, the beautiful angel that she is, knows all you are trying to do for her and it fills her heart with happiness.

    I will continue to pray and please let me know of anything new. I will also make sure to keep checking on your website for anything more you may add.

    GOD bless you,

    Sarah

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#207 Kathy Starrett
    Thank you, Kathy and your idea is an option we already checked out and way in the beginning. But it does not seem to aply to those kind of cases.
    But we Thank you for your great interest and hope you will spread the word and warn all your friends about this “business of fake memorabilia”
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#208 johAn:
    First up a BIG THANK YOU–DANKE SEHR! for your great support, johAn! I checked out some of your wonderful and supportive comments on the Dutch Marilyn Fan Site and it was really cool to see how you are warning your fellow club member about the stinking scam that is still happening outside LA and it smells all over the City of Angels, like Otto’s aweful lies, June’s ridiculous made up stories, Mary Jane Popp’s cheap parfume and Mark Roesler & Anna Strasberg’s filling up fast treasure chest of DOLLARS!
    What? You did not know that money smells? Oh trust me, those Dollars STINK! As they have been scammed off by these criminals and taken from people who drove possibly hours to get to that ocean liner of painful and false reality!
    When this crime is stopped–they can add to their history not only the ghosts they are claiming to hunt that ship, but also that Media Opening Kick Off Party that happened last November.
    Aweful and really the most scandalous thing I have ever witnessed.
    Read more about it on my website if you will. Please continue to warn your fellow European Friends and MM lovers.
    BIG HELLO AND THANKS FROM ALL OF US!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Sarah!(#209)
    Where to start here, that is my biggest question. To be or not to be–that is easy! hahaha
    Your wonderful comment really almost made me (again) cry.
    I may seem like a stupid a**hole to many, but I also carry a heart. A big heart full of love for a dead moviestar, which I really never saw, never wanted to realize and aknowledge that she is really gone. I am trying to keep her memory alive–in that sense Mark A. Roesler should be THANKFUL to me and not sue me, like he just did!
    But: The truth is coming out–faster than they all can fear.
    People like you really keep me going.
    If I end up doing this whole thing just for you, and if I end up saving the real memory of the REAL Marilyn Monroe just for you, then my whole mission was a full SUCCESS.
    A lot of people simply do not care. I even got some emails of people telling me that I should instead be more engaged in the “minute-man project!
    People attacked me and they tell me nonchalant things, like this woman continued her battle and even compared me with, well let’s not go there.
    I like to write the way I do, because I do not know better.
    But most of all–I write the way I do, cause I really am angry! At these people who screw money of people for which going to see that disgusting crime, means a big deal! They take those dreadful items for grnated and they believe that those disgusting panties–thrown on that sofa, were ctually really owned and worn by MM!
    When Otto says in his letter he published to shut me down or up (WITH BOTH HE WILL NEVER SUCCEED!), that “PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THESE SORT OF THINGS” again he is lying! How does he know what people really like to see?
    He only presented TRASH so far, cause he does not own much–and the little real items he owns do not make sense to display! He did not even find a phot of MM wearing that piece he has. So–how can he claim to –how canTHEY CLAIM to have the biggest collection of MM items in the world! That is a LIE THEY ALL WILL HANG FOR SO HIGH, THAT THE WHOLE WORLD WILL SEE AND WHEN THEY ARE LET DOWN, THE WOLE WORLD CAN SPIT ON THEM!
    Cause they have screwed for all and way too long. Indianapolis will have to realize sooner or later, that their famous son is a trader for the gold! Nothing wrong with it, that is what many think, but if you hurt people with it, it is more than wrong, it is A CRIME! And he should know that much as a LAWYER OF HIS CALIBER!
    Please support this matter–we need all your support and find out the real truth about them on my website which I will update and then they can change their display over and over again and accordingly–until they run out of old crap to display. But I bet June Di Maggio’s dusty attic or her filthy basement, they are holding more surprises for all of us. She just has to create an insane story–Otto nods and grins like a record holder in making weired faces for money, Roesler puts it in his official news letter from the CMG and even Marilyn Monroe . com, the people from the QUEEN MARY “STAND BEHIND IT” and even state interviews that they do(they are SO BROKE CHAPTER 11 YEARS AGO-GO ON GOOGLE, THAT THEY EVEN WOULD DISPLAY BIRD SHIT AS MARILYN’S! So that is the process of their cration,
    and Bingo–the items ARE MADE TO APPEAR AUTHENTIC! Do people not get it that her junk is fake?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE NOT LISTENED TO THE FANTASTIC PODCASTS OF MELINDA, PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS LINK AND LISTEN TO HER COOL SHOWS, THE SONGS ARE REALLY FUND AND HER VOICE IS SWEET AND HER ENERGY IS OVERWHELMINGLY GOOD!
    THANK YOU MELINDA FOR SUPPORTING THIS BLOG AND SUPPORTING THIS MISSION!!!
    YOU ARE WONDERFUL AND YOU TRUELY DESERVE ALL THE GREAT SUCCESS.
    IT IS ALWAYS AMAZING TO HEAR AND SEE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GREAT IDEAS. I LOVE THE PHOT OF THE SHOT OF YOUR IPOD AND MM ON IT–THAT SHOULD HAVE WON THE CONTEST–IT MATCHES BEAUTY WITH ART.
    PLEASE CHECK IT OUT, AS MELINDA WOULD SAY.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND MELINDA’S PODCAST!

  • S.L.I.H. Germany

    I’ll be able to do a 60 minutes radio show on May 31, in occassion of Marilyn’s 80. birthday – in this show I’ll explain to all listeners about this (unfortunately)ongoing Marilyn fraud!

    Here in Germany OTTO stands for cheap mail order clothing – looks like, that this namesake had displayed even this stuff on the Queen Mary!

    One OTTO is enough here! Don’t tour Germany!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Ralf! The QUALITY compared to what OTTO Versand Hamburg is offering and the “Otto-junk” behind glass or simply displayed on the floor, is like night and day.
    OTTO = OLDEST TRASH TOTALLY OVERRATED

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Danke Ralf; I have your German translation up soon. Finished pretty much with my MISSION page and will here and there update, but this should be waring enough for any OUT OF SPACER from a far galaxy, and restless spirit that is scaring some folks in a Scottish Castle, the headless body of Marie-Antoinette in France, Tarzan, Jane and anybody who hasn’t heard of this scandal yet–to be aware that this “SHIP OF FOOLS” all too soon is unloading it’s disgusting and so criminal collection in another City in the United States (next stop is planned to be a big place in NEVADA!), and of course they are trying to screw the rest of the world, too.
    But:
    WE ALL CAN STOP THEM!
    Ralf, please do what you can and you are doing so much already. People like you and johAn from Holland really seem to have understand immediately what I am trying to do here and for so many month.
    Thank you for your great efforts to warn people and step in to not let them get away with this FRAUD.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & S.L.I.H.!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    When questioned about the phony hair curlers that were much publicized (by Crazy Otto and Co.)and much debunked (by Mark Bellinghaus) June DiMaggio had the arrogance to say that maybe they were her MOTHER’s curlers — after stating that they were Marilyn’s — found in a trunk of Marilyn’s stuff — labelled “Marilyn’s Stuff.” How much money do you want to bet that June DiMaggio’s mother was not a blonde? Do you have photos of your blonde mother, Junie? will they appear in your book . . . should your book ever appear?

  • Usona Chastain

    I don’t think I read any comments about it, but it shouldn’t go unnoted and uncomplimented — I’m talking about Michael Shermer including Mark Bellinghaus in the Skeptic newsletter and even linking his blog to the Skeptic website — do you guys appreciate what an honor that is?!
    SKEPTIC magazine is one of the most important publications on the stand — who else would take on all the nonsense and the bullflingers out there? They take on cranks and crackpots and bullflingers wherever they find them — from psychics like James Van Blaagh, and the holy men with their hands reaching out for your wallet, and the UFO wackos — well, you know who they are. And to realize that they read blogs? –they know where it’s happening!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    You have a point, Ms. Chastain –it is Ms., right? — with your appreciation for blogging.
    You probably wouldn’t have seen it, but the local newspaper in Long Beach – where the Marilyn Exhibit is – they printed a story about the show, noting that Mark Bellinghaus attacked the authenticity of the phony items. Then Crazy Otto (the owner of the phony items) wrote a letter to the editor saying, in effect, how could they give credence, and space, to the word of a blogger? as if blogging was a naughty word. So I wrote a rebuttal letter saying to Otto: Blogging is where it’s at, baby — get used to it! Catch up with it before you get left behind.

  • egad

    From this very site: Personal attacks are not allowed. Please read our comment policy.

    From egad: Who ARE you people?

    From the voice of reason: The more vindictive you are, the more we tune you out. Cease and desist. Move on. Get a life.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#217 Ernest Cunningham:
    Exactly–they are momentarily just “holding their breath” can you hear the pin dropping? It is that quitet right now. Some sarcastic fellows would call it “the peace before the storm”, I simply call it BS waiting out the enemy-strategy created by the powerful ultra behind this scam lawyer. We are not stupid–we might look like Otto for the angy threat, but we are not STUPID!

    They are hoping to have that piece of crap released and make money like that Frey guy on his million little pieces(of crap) book.

    Hey, you all–if you got to much money and still complain about the gasoline. Let’s throw together some old grandma stockings, the most disgusting item you can pull out of your basement, ask your neighbor for some silly notes from their enemies, then we put all that crap onto a blanket, and each of us is grabbing a corner, we lift it up, shke it up–throw it into the air, and BINGO! out comes the most amazing, the most spectacular collection there ever will be/was/can be!
    Now–is there anybody by the name of Presley, Dean or some big sports personality? how about Ali? Oh–no, we don’t wanna go there. They might burn down our “$8.75million collection”, no fur either, please–Peta is aking touble too often. So–Aha, there is another relative of the huge and so well known Di Maggio family? Wonderful. What there is another one already and she is a terrible actress and singer as well? Who cares–for 22.95 or let’s make it $25 even, what can people expect these days…right? A troll of ugliness, a shitload full of insults? Who cares–look what people are getting away with these days! Enron is just one of them. Abramson another, oh there are so many more? Who cares, really? Not me. Do you? What? You must be a fossil. Let’s talk about Brad’s and Angelina’s Baby instead, what do they call it now? Bangel? Sounds like Bagel–funny ha ha; but we should make sure that we somehow get that Baby’s dirty diapers, we surely could sell those on eBay and if Jay Leno shows them on his show–we made it big HA!
    Maybe that guy, that one who is touring around the world with his own eBay crap, he got that German name, O, O –gee can not remember–whatever, but that guy is my hero. He screwed the entire country and now the world! Those Germans, hahaha Do you know that thy will sell there fake crap and junk in an auction that is said to be like the Biggest live auction ever, the one on Marilyn Monroe? My grandpa went to that one. He tells me the tales before he is changing the air tanks for the night. Anyhow–gotta go, mom wants me to recycle that old plasma TV, can you believe that people used those?
    No way
    I really worry if I can afford to even exist, I mean the price for oxygen is really rising so rapidly.
    Should tour around the wold like that guy, people seem to be addicted to freak shows and trash.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To #218: Hi and nice to have you back. If you click on my URL, please click also the MISSION page, as I wrote a speacial THANK to the wonderful Michael Shermer, as he picked up on my fierce but absolutely dignified action on that GERBIL look alike James van Praagh.

    Check it out and spread the word, at the end you have a funny choice; a variety of LINKS to the website that was created to tell the truth about that QUINTET OF SHAME! that is a funny name–but do not expect to hear some harmony! Your Dollars will be so scared of that shit that they display, they naturally escape before you enter the joint wherever they unload their cheap ebay junk and have the nerve to put a stupid card behind that worthless “thing” and make it sound important, expensive or even authentic.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & WARNINGS ABOUT FRAUD AND THEIR PARENTS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To#220: Attacking is nt ALLOWED? What about the crime we are talking about–that is more than just attacking! That is murder over and over again! On a corpus. Don’t know if I can follow correctly, but I am no June Di Maggio. FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND WHAT THE HECK THESE PEOPLE SMOKIN’!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Just in case anybody is reading this still–FYI: in today’s Long Beach Press Telegram there was a letter published from author Ernest W. Cunningham and it was a wonderful surprise to read what he had to say.

    Night,
    Mark
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THE LB PRESS TELEGRAM!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    Fantastic letter Ernest!!– I have forwarded it to all the clubs… and it will be sure to make all the rounds… WAY TO GO!!

    MARK… I am running a bit behind… I will be in touch with you tomorrow about the interview…. i forgot I had a bunch of PTA stuff to do for my kids school and tonight was a cub scout meeting.. so I am bit overwhelmed… but no worries.. the interview WILL GET DONE…

    OH and the June “teddy bear” is being examined right now by a teddy bear expert… I’ll let you know what they tell me…. hummm….. wonder what they will say.

    Jill Adams.

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Mark,

    Just checking in, haven’t had much free time as we are working 7 days a week, but we wanted to say the MISSION PAGE looks great!

    It’s so nice to see all those photos; most of which I have never ever, seen before! I think this is a great way to authenticate the items and display your collection. You are so lucky to be able to sit in Marilyn’s chairs and admire her paintings. I am so glad that you appreciate her for who she was and are still trying to expose the truth.

    We are behind you as always. I have some links on the mission page to catch up on, then I have to catch up on this blog.

    Keep up the good work and keep the faith!@

    Cindy and Wayne

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Okay I’m back. I just read the “Sunday’s letters” which gives Otto’s explanation thus far and I have one word for it

    W E A K

    WEAK!

    If he has this so called letter from or to Joe, why lock it in a vault when people are paying $22.95 to see authenticity? I guess all they get is the $2 photocopy of a card.

    He is only protecting the big wad of cash that he’s raking in, but the truth is, he’s faking it.

    Cindy

  • BLOGGER 101

    Since we think Otto if reading the blogs, I have a note for him:

    If you are reading this, slowly but surely the good citizens of the Long Beach Area, West Coast, East Coast and everyone in between will be aware of the way you are scamming the legacy of Marilyn Monroe. The word is spreading, bloggers are blogging, podcasters are pod casting and networkers are networking. Small papers are printing, and larger papers are watching.

    It’s just a matter of time before the truth comes out.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Just got home and wow–after two days of silence–I thought maybe Anglina gave birth, or the Cruise baby went on a cruise itself, to gay Disney maybe? Who knows and who cares…did you remember the silly come-out of an over the hill what’s his name again? Oh–yeah, Richard Chamberlain, and that old guy, one of the last surviver fron Star Trek? That same is going to happen and then Otto can run an exhibit with fake diapers from the Cruise baby and the Bangel-that is a crossing between Brad and Angel (as of Angelina)

    Jill! Thanks, I am all ear. Do you or anybody else for that matter has by any chance a copy or a saved version of my MISSION page?
    I just am a lausy WEBSITE-NOVICE and I must have overwritten what I worked on so hard. I was out of labour and gave birth to a master piece of research and pinpointing agaisnt that creep show in Long Beach and boom–I clicked the wrong command and up into the universe of memories–now before I get another fit, can anybody maybe tell me if he/she/it saved my version including my trip to Brentwood–MM’s home that it, in 1996?
    I will hand out a REWARD for it and it has really to do with Marilyn–the REWARD I mean.

    And Jill–what they will say? Of course Otto will find another excuse–most likely that June went into her secret plce in her home–her filthy basement or her dusty and grose attic and she opened, surprise another box. Of course that box had written on the outside “Marilyn Monroe” this was the one they marked as the REAL and absolutely AUTHENTIC items, but in an attack of disbelieve of her two weeks lasting success–June must have gone out too often–the nursing home hotties were calling her constantly–she went on a mission herself–to have as much fun as possibly before biting the dust, of course–so she borrowed one of Lady Popp’s bad ass wigs and she strolls to the nursing home–this time with an anchovy pizza with buffered VIAGRA pills-(she has not heard of Cialis yet) and then she makes her trademark bangs, honors like a young and frivilous Betty Page.
    Only problem is: she forgot over that using her energy and tired brain, where the box was, the one with the real items in it.
    She makes up a stupid story about the rollers, and nobody really believes her anyhow, anyways anymore…so she opens another BOX! This times it says on it: MARILYN MONROE-THE 11-YEAR-FRIENDSHIP-LIE and out she takes some old and way too big used underwear and gives them to the Queen Mary too! Otto clown can not accept the simplicity of that white tropy of June’s shamefull past and he prints with a marker simply NORMA JEAN, he is so busy with his recent eBay buys and framing those new “investments” for the show–that he totally fucks up and forgets that he really is a MONROE HISTORIAN! BUT: HOW WOULD A SO CALLED “MONROE HISTORIAN” forgetor not even know how to write Norma JEANE! WITH AN “E” at the end MR.OTT -O!
    Oh OH
    so June is in a crave for more and she opens box after box, even PANDORA’S but you know, have you hears what they say about old people, well, they become like Children again. In June’s case that is a bit understated–she is a teenager and she wants it all! Nightgowns- teddy bears, She even finds a Holy Mary–put’s some tape on it and makes a shit-story up–RELIGION ALWAYS WORKS that old silly cow is thinking.
    And it does.
    For a moment she is even considering to offer her set of thirds to the Otto collection! Her friends from the nursing home would have liked that idea anyhow..but then she had regrets and she changes quickly her story–the book went on hold and the Popp woman is having even deeper circles, now they turned into craters around the eyes–and after all: THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL! in their cases–windows to hell!

    So Junie can not get enough-=she is being tight up in her bared room and she is put on trips to not screw up the weired excuses anyhow.
    For a moment I saw her in danger–just like myself.
    But if Junie would agree–I’d really would produce the ” Marilyn was murdered rap version” The canon and background would be sung by dreadful singer Mary Jane Popp, just to get more attention to June’s statement–She was murdered!!! Scream- and over and over again! My mother Lee knew, and: “Junie, why do they call me a star? The stars are in heaven above–I am just a performer!”
    Oh yeah–Junie–you are hot and you are sexy! You are the new supermodel for the Mortuary letters. And then Junie opened one more box–this time the inscription read:
    Marilyn Monroe-the victem. That is where she really pulled out the before, the 70’s hair rollers, the 80’s Teddy bear, the 90’s aweful toupet that Otto is wearing, and the Millenium undies that they recently put up and on display! Disgusting.
    Let me do a Techno dance version, Junie or maybe write a song: “Junie, can you bring me a pizza?-sure Marilyn, if I can steal your fame and step on all your work you have done? REspectless of course!”
    Too long that title? I agree, just like that womans aweful appearance on that Queen Mary! She was really the most dreadful and boaring speaker I have ever witnessed! She even bet James Cameron at the Oscars for Titanic!
    So, if anybody has saved by any chace that website page MISSION, not the one that shows my collection–that is really there twice now–maybe I have the early June bug myself?
    Oh kids enjoyed yourself, soon you are going to be OLD, TOO! Just ask Madonna how she feels about it.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Cindy! If my name was James van Praagh was real, I would think that I have been enlightened, that I actually am psychic. As just a few minutes ago, I read your letter again and looked at the wonderful images of your still in her high age beautiful grandmother. Weired to find your comment just a few minutes later. Not June weired I mean– more rising sun or eclipse weired.
    Wonderful I mean of course.
    Your mom’s vision is becoming materialized faster than anybody would have thought.
    But I am all happy and excited about that.
    Say Hello to Wayne and don’t work too hard. Your name is not Robert W. Otto–who worked so hard–so effortless to fool us all, when he is the BIGGEST of them all! FOOL THAT IS…
    Cindy–maybe you have my latest MISSION page saved by any chance? Not the one that is up right now?
    WAs that destiny? Maybe their evil powers, or van Praagh’s mental fuck up explsion in his Gerbil head?
    I am starting to believe everything! Even that Mary Jane Popp is 55. Or that Anna Strrasberg really met Marilyn, or that Mark Roesler is a man. Or that Robert Otto is a Monroe historian, or that Marilyn had six toes, or that June Di Maggio is a real Di Maggio!
    Oh regret regret–bitter sweet, and so powerful and depressing.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND ENLIGHTMENT!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    To BLOGGER 101: Is that me? Nope I am not “talking to myself” I was just called a fucking blogger by the ugliest German there is, and he really fits the discription of “the ugly German!” I mean that name alone is spilling KRAUT right into your face and onto your PIZZA that Junie just dropped off. This time she switched to Cialis and she delievers it with a nasty little blink of her hanging eye lid. Scary. Nope–that’s for me–I am not hungry anymore– can smell the rat poison old geezeress, and I can feel that you are a shamefull part of this game. That demolition attempt of the most beautiful legend there ever lived.
    ARe you jealous or what? Because you were only called, if that was really you in that paper: the singing Di Maggio! What a great success. And then you have the guts to sit in fron to of many cameras and give your version of how we should see Marilyn?
    What Insanity ward did you run from, escaped and let lose by these WACKOS who really are only up for one THING: M-O-N-E-Y!!!!!!!!!!
    Back to Otto the Great (CRIMINAL)–I heard rumors that he might be related to some very famous German name, have you ever heard of the BROTHER’s GRIMM?
    Otto is so talented to make useless junk disappear, even with a JC PENNY TAG attached and that Marilyn had FOUR DIFFERENT SIZES! SHOE SIZES THAT IS!!!
    It really is bad enough that Otto the permanent gin-thrower is believing that he knew how Ms. Monroe lived, dressed, answered and behaved. That is really a tragedy that some people even believe his so way over the top BULL SHIT STORIES, but it is another and unexcusable fact–that he tried to shipp F-O-U-R Different pair of shoes –“so called shoes of Marilyn Monroe”
    AND: in FOUR DIFFERENT SIZES!!!!
    Can you picture Marilyn with her left shoe being a size 5 and the right one being a size 9?
    OMG–my dog just farted again and it really reminded me of “Marilyn Monroe-the exhibit!” It always does it, when the Weimaraner farts. Don’t know why–probably the bad and nasty memories?
    The lies and the dirty mind who put that shit together?

    This is an open request to the collector: Mr. Otto! Can you please sell me your older toupets, the ones you wear on bad or little hair days, your glasses that look like maginfying glasses, your cheap suits, your underwear, if you wear some at all?
    Cause I am planning on opening an exhibit myself:
    “CRIMINALS-THE EXHIBIT” And I really want you to be part of it. I mean next to the child molesters, the murderers and the small town crooks, there is so much space for the FRAUDSTERS and the crooks with aweful colored ties and quatruple chins.
    And I will send you some press releases and some newspaper clips of people’s reaction, when they are looking at your dirty socks-thrown over on eof your cheap Ikea chairs, oh Mr. Otto–you will remeber this blog and my sweet comments, when they make you “pick up and bend over–in J-A-I-L!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND OTTO-WARNINGS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    In a moment of “enlightment” I figured out what the “W” in Robert W. Otto stands for: W-E-I-R-D!
    As I looked thid word especially up in my Merriam-Webster, I found: weird: FATE, DESTINY; especially: ill fortune
    There you have it! They will not bring that most shameful and ridiculous exhibit anywhere else.
    Los Angeles/Long Beach my frieds was just a “bad choice” the worst they could have made.
    Maybe Otto should buy some dry food, some booze, some inflateable “friends” and lock himself in his own “VAULT” that obviously only exists in his tale telling fantasy.
    He can write his memoirs in prision and how he “picks up the soap” with grace and how he fooled his loving/or abussive inmates with his “Marilyn Monroe” collection.
    But maybe he will be released, as he might just land the hit of his life, as I heard rumours, that they are going to shoot “The Elephant-man” part two.
    The way Otto articulates himself, I could not think of a better actor than he is. He could use his own “sense-memory” and remember all the fake items he created and throw some old knowledge that he studied in return from super-granny June Di Maggio. For example maybe: How to throw on your wig without making the back sticking up in the air, so that even a retared bird will notice and shit out of laughter on Otto’s back.
    FREINDS THROUGH MARILYN, BUT DEFINETELY NOT THROUGH ROBERT WEIRD OTTO! http://www.robertwotto.com

  • Ernest Cunningham

    “Bring Mark back in”? Are you kidding — I’m the one running along behind him, yelling “Sic ‘em!
    Get that mother! Grab Otto’s toupee and throw it in the crapper!”

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    You are wonderful Ernest! Thank you, but let them think, all of them from that Strasberg/Roesler/Otto/June Di Maggio/Poppers-lady–haunted and sick base, that we are insane, have gone haywired and are just good old traditional “lunatics”, BUT: they said those things about an Erin Brokovitch also, and at the end–that story made it BIG!
    So people, face it! The exhibit is a FRAUD! 99% of the items displayed are JUNK and even if you want to believe that Otto is a historian. He is just nothing more than an inflateable doll, placed into the co-passenger seat of this plane that is scheduled to tour and SCREW this world.
    But ONLY OVER ALL OF OUR DEAD BODIES!
    YOU PHONY FREAKS, YOU SCREW-BALLS WILL HAVE TO COMMIT MASS MURDER TO GET THIS PLANE OFF THE GROUND AND SHOW YOUR SHIT IN VEGAS OR RHENO OR EVEN BACK IN THE CORRUPT PEOPLE–ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE FROM THE INDY-STAR, THAT STILL HAVE FAILED TO REPORT ON THEIR LATEST SCANDALOUS SON OF THEIR CITY: MARK A. ROESLER!
    I SEE THIS MAN IN COURT AND i AM DEFENDING MYSELF. I HAVE SO MUCH EVIDENCE–MAN THIS GUY WILL SHRINK INTO AN UGLY TROLL, JUST LIKE THE GREAT AND FIERCE ROGER RICHMAN PREDICTED IN 2004 WHEN HE CALLED THAT 6’7 TALL LAWYER, PUBLICLY AND IN LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE: “A MIDGET, A LIAR AND A SCUMBAG!”
    MR. RICHMAN–WE ALL COULD NOT AGREE MORE WITH YOUR EARLY WARNINGS. THAT MAN HAS THE GUTS TO MENTION ON MSNBC THAT HE IS REPRESENTING THE ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE–TAINTING WOULD BE A MORE REALISTIC FORM FOR TELLING WHAT HE IS REALLY DOING!
    ROESLER YOU ARE SO BUSTED. YOUR MORONOUS WEBCASTS WILL COME TO A HALT AND YOU CAN DISCUSS WITH YOUR ARMY OF LAWYERS WHAT TO DO–BUT THAT SCANDAL WILL DEFINETELY BREAK YOUR SO ARROGANT NECK.
    THAT IS JUST ONE OF OUR EARLY PREDICTIONS. MARK A. ROESLER = ABRAMOV OF THE LAWYERS OF THE USA! sHAME ON YOU, MARK A. rOESLER FOR SUPPORTING SUCH A DISGUSTING SCAM AND FRAUD AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SEVEREAL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN, BUT NEVER THROUGH THE SCANDALOUS CMG, THEIR CORRUPT LAWYER AND THEIR PLANS TO TOUR THE WORLD WITH THIS FAKE HOAX EXHIBIT THAT IS BUILT ON A $8.75 MILLION LIE!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Seriously, folks — ask yourself this question:
    “If not for Mark Bellinghaus, who else is going to stop this fraudulent show from traveling all over the world, deceiving everyone who plunks down their hard-earned money, having people believe that Marilyn actually used those hair curlers that were made 12 years after her death… that she wore a size 6 shoe . . . and also a size 7, size 8, AND a size 9 (whatever matched her outfit, I guess) . . . that she very methodically put her initials on everything she owned — except for those white panties, in which she wrote her name on the waistband with a black marker. What of the collector who might have paid thousands for a Marilyn autograph . . . and then saw a Marilyn signature in the Crazy Otto show that looks nothing like the one that he went into debt to obtain? What of the visitors to the exhibit who get these funny feelings . . . thinking, this stuff looks like it came from the Salvation Army, but then thinking, Naah, I must be wrong — they say this stuff is worth ten millions dollars — and they wouldn’t lie . . . would they?
    So, then ask yourself this: should I write a letter to the newspaper, saying that I think this stuff is bogus? should I file a complaint with the BBB? Naah. Should I ask for my money back? Naah. Should I compliment anyone who is trying to do something? Naah. What’s on TV tonight?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Nah.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    THis is a PS to #236: I figured out why Marilyn would put her initials on everything she owned and wore, and why she wrote her name in her underwear. It’s obvious really: Marilyn and Mrs. Murray, the housekeeper, wore the same sizes and were always getting their clothes mixed up — especially after Mrs. Murray would do the laundry. (Mrs. Murray also wrote her name in her underwear — why don’t we see some of that on the Queen Mary?!?!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Do I live in denial? Nah.
    Is there anything that I could do for others? Nah.
    Marilyn is obviously misportrayed by this ugly fuck–should I step in and try to do something like those gay Hollywood movies taught us? Nah.
    Will I warn my friends about this scandal? Nah.
    Is there anything to live for since the gas is getting so expensive that I need to be a couch potatoe, maybe buying a freaking bicycle? Nah.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & SARCASSM!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    FULL DISCLOSURE:
    I don’t actually run behind Mark, urging him on.
    I walk with a cane, so I sort of stumble along
    behind him, urging him on.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    OH ERNEST–HAVE YOU NOT READ THAT WONDERFUL “I AM TELLING IT ALL CORRECTLY NOW” LETTER ON THE SPEAKOUT PAGE IN LONG BEACH–WRITTEN BY ROBERT WEIRD OTTO–WELL, IT REALLY LOOKS AS HE GOT SOME HELP FOR THAT LETTER AS HE IS AS ARTICULAR AS A SIBIRIAN KANGUROO FOSSIL…WATCH THAT DOWNLOADABLE INTERVIEW WITH THAT STUFFED CONEHEAD!
    “AND BOY, WAS MARILYN ALL ABOUT BLING!” wHATEVER SHITHEAD, YOU HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO EVEN WRITE HER NAME CORRECTLY–HOW WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT WAS MM REALLY LIKE.

    ERNEST–WE REALLY FORGOT THAT LITTLE MARY STATUETTE THAT JUNE DI MAGGIO THREW IN FOR FREE, SHE FOUND THAT WHILE IN A SACRAMENTO THRIFT STORE AND WHEN HER BANGED WIG MOVED FORWARD, WHEN ANOTHER STORE CUSTOMER OPENED THE DOOR AND CAUSED A DRAFT, TOOK THE OLD HAG’S VISION AND SHE BANGGED LITERALLY HER HEAD ON THE DISPLAY WINDOW OF AN OLD LATE 80’S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER–SHE THREATENED TO SUE–BUT SHUT HER TRAP AFTER THEY GAVE HER ALL THE CLUTTER FOR FREE–SHE THOUGHT GREAT DEAL “NOW I CAN SELL THIS SHIT TO THAT PIG FACE WITH GLASSES AND MAKE A FORTUNE AND I CAN RETIRE FROM RETIREMENT–I BETTER RUN TO THE NEXT PHARMACY AND BUY SOME MORE CIALIS AND THEN MAKE A CIALIS STUFFED ANCHOVY PIZZA FOR ALL THE NEW ARRIVALS IN THAT NURSING HOME SO CLOSE TO MY HOME–AND THE 85 YEAR OLD, HE WILL HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE–SINCE I HAVE THE KEYS TO HIS ROOM-HAHAHAHA I HAD THE KEYS TO MARILYN’S HOME AND THE PLAYBOY BRINTED THAT SHIT! I BETTER BRING THAT PLAYBOY TO TURN THAT OLD GEEZER ON AND SHOW HIM MY ARTICLE AND THEN THE CIALIS KICKS IN! THANK YOU, MARILYN!
    YOU MADE MY OLD USELESS AND STUPID LIFE–WORTH LIVING–EVEN THOUGH I STABBED YOU IN YOUR BACK–BUT SINCE YOU ARE DEAD, WHO REALLY IS HURT HERE?
    YOUR LEGACY?
    OH COME ON–WHO REALLY CARES–LOOK AT ALL THE OTHER “FRIENDS” LIKE THAT TRASHY JEANNIE CARMEN TURTLE NECK WITHOUT SWEATER!

    SO–SHE GOT ALSO THAT MARY, HOWEVER SHE PUT SOME TAPE ON THIS PIECE–SHE WENT TO FAR, AS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, MARY MEANS MORE THAN JUST THE QUEEN MARY TRY TO SCAM AND SCREW FOR HARD DOLLARS.
    JUNE–OTTO AND ALL THE REST–YOU WILL GO TO HELL FOR SUCH A BLASPHEMIES ACTION!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN BUT NEVER EVER THROUGH THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS COME TO LIFE, OTTO, JUNE AND PARTNERS IN CRIME! SHAME ON THESE PEOPLE–ALL OF THEM!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    WHILE I WAS WRITING THIS, I JUST HEARD THAT RUMPSFELD SPEACH ON CNN–WOW! NOW THE SHIT IS HITTING THE FAN AND WE WILL THRIVE INTO A PERIOD OF HONESTY THRYING TO SMOE OUT THOSE CORRUPTIONS IN THIS COUNTRY! HOPEFULLY.
    WHY NOT ALSO PURSUE THIS MATTER–THE FAKEST OF FAKE EXHIBITIONS! MARILYN MONROE–THE EXHIBIT-SCANDAL!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    ERNST W. CUNNINGHAM = CITIZEN “KANE” aka Jedediah Leland aka Willian Randolph Hurst
    MARK BELLINGHAUS = Susan Alexander Kane aka “ROSEBUD” Marion Davies

    Otto–do not even try to understand this–you may know how to bid on some eBay trash and sell copies of your fake and fraudulent items as CHARMS with letters of authenticity from the CMG!!! what a wicked scandal is that on top of all the corruption in this painful case?!
    but you have no nerve for anything. We finally found your true background and identity–you starred in “AIRPLANE” in 1980 as the inflateable plstic dool that is the co-pilot. I am not kidding–go to google and watch this–he is even mentioned in the cast! Otto
    OMG! He is a star.

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar …. Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)
    Lloyd Bridges …. McCroskey
    Peter Graves …. Captain Oveur
    Julie Hagerty …. Elaine
    Robert Hays …. Ted Striker
    Leslie Nielsen …. Dr. Rumack
    Lorna Patterson …. Randy
    Robert Stack …. Kramer
    Stephen Stucker …. Johnny
    Otto …. Himself
    Jim Abrahams …. Religious zealot #6
    Frank Ashmore …. Victor Basta
    Jonathan Banks …. Gunderson
    Craig Berenson …. Paul Carey
    Barbara Billingsley …. Jive Lady

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    26 year ago he did not have a chin either, but he is not wearing glasses. He is also wearing a uniform, wow. Check that out!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    JUST FYI! Anybody who wants to get the latest updates and news from all over the world on and about Marilyn Monroe–just go to Google and set your Google-alert for: Marilyn Monroe
    You will receive news from as far as India. That really is the tool to be updated to the minute and this way you can stay informed, also in this tragedy that is going on May 11th into it’s offical 6th month of SHAME.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & GOOGLE ALERTS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Here is a link to watch two different interviews and you can see Mr. Otto speaking about the “bling” he tries to glue to Monroe!

    If you click on this link cbs2.com

    you should be giver an option in the upper middle of the page for “Search” click on it and just fill in: Marilyn Monroe Queen Mary
    There should be two interviews that will show up.
    Thanks to CBS and reporter Rick Chambers!

  • johAn grimmius

    i just watched the 2 items mentioned in nr 245.
    well, i have been a mm fan since i was about 15/16 years old and i am 38 now and i have never thought even 1 second in those years of mm as “bling”.
    really wonder where otto got his mm image ?? bling is probably from the $$ they make on it i guess.
    really, really strange.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/index.html Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi johAn! EXACTLY! Otto has “bling”in his deformed head and money hungry brain.
    Thanks for your constant support–you are up early, or late? I heard it is mild in Europe and actually quite warm, correct?
    Otto probably was thinking all his life that MM and Jane Mansfield are the same people…maybe someone can tell him that it is not so.
    Maybe you can call that loser and tell him to get lost or the Dutch fans will kick his liar-ass.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THE DUTCH FANS WHO KNOW THE DETAIL MUCH MORE THAN THAT CRIMINAL!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    After close to the SIX MONTH ANIVERSERY OF SHAMEFUL STEALING FROM THE PUBLIC–MAY THIS BE ANOTHER BLOG SUCCESS? ANSWER ME–ALL OF YOU WHO SAT ON THE TABLE AND EVERYBODY WITH AN IQ HIGHER THAN 5 AND THE SENSITIVITY OF A HUMMER, WOULD HAVE FELT WHAT WAS GOING ON UP THERE ON STAGE.
    WHY DID THESE STARS SWEAT SO MUCH? THE ONLY ONE WHO DID NOT SEEM TO SWEAT WAS HUGH HEFNER! HOW WILL MR. HEFNER FEEL, WHEN HE IS LEARNING WHAT HE REALLY WAS USED FOR–AS I STILL BELIEVE THAT HE REALLY HAS NO CLUE WHAT THIS TEAM WAS UP TO FROM THE BEGINNING! THEY THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD NEVER BE QUESTIONED–AFTER ALL THERE ARE FOUR (THE FANTASTIC FOUR–NOT!) BACKING EACH OTHER’S LIES AND MADE UP SHITLOAD OF CRAP, INCLUDING THAT BOOK, THE COLLECTION AND THE $8.75 MILLION LIE-STATEMENT ON TOP OF THAT.
    PRINTED IN THE LA TIMES–THANK YOU EVER SO, AS MS. MONROE WOULD SAY RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW!

    SO–WE KNOW YOU READ THIS BLOG TO RE-ARRANGE YOU THRIFT STORE DISPLAY AND WE KNOW THAT WE GAVE YOU A LOT OF INFORMATION–SINCE NOBODY ELSE REALLY SEEM TO CARE.
    T THAT YOU WERE BUSTED AND CAUGHT IN THE ACT–LIKE TWO TEENAGERS ON THE BACK SEAT OF THEIR CAR IN THE 50’S!
    POLICE-OPEN THE DOOR! WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THERE? OH WE ARE REHERSING FOR THE OTTO SHOW–WE AHVE TO BE BELIEVABLE! THERE WILL BE A LOT OF GUESTS, EVEN THAT OLD BAG WHO CLAIMS TO BE MARILYN MONROE’S FRIEND FOR 11 YEARS..HAHAHA
    SHE DOES NOT HAVE ONE PHOTO AND SHE IS JUST A JEALOUS FAILED ACTRESS WHO NEVER EVER GAVE AN INTERVIEW OR SIGNED AND AUTOGRAPH IN HER ENTIRE AND SO PATHETIC LIFE.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND BOOK PUBLISHERS WHO AFTER THE JAMES FREY SCANDAL ARE EXTREME CAREFUL TO PRINT AND RELEASE A 100% FICTION AS A BIOGRAPHY! THAT WAS CO-WRITTEN BY A SUPER ANNOYING INFOMERCIAL ACTRESS WITH A BAD ASS WIG AND TERRIBLE RED STILETTOES!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 247.
    hi mark, yes it was in the middle of the night here.
    i just woke up and forgot that i did not put my pc out and i made a quick look at your blog then.
    and yes its warm here in holland. the sun is shining and the temperature is nice.
    i really wonder if otto is really a mm fan or that he bought all the stuff just to make money on it. one can be a mm fan and could have bought some ( well many ) fake items due to wrong sellers ect, since he has also many regular mm collectibles ect. but i get the feeling that he bought all this mm stuff just to make big $$ on it, since they intended to tour the world for many years. and next to that comes also the strange image he has of mm, as already stated before.
    i guess they thought that the people could easily be fooled and that no one would question the stuff.and they would make big $$.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    johAn: Our Lady of the old bags, the fake gloves, the granny underwear, the rificulous hair rollers, and all the other TRASH that is on display on that SHIP OF FOOLS would answer to you:
    “I TELL YOU THAT RIGHT NOW!” AND; OTTO IS HAVING CONTRACTS WITH EVERYBODY–FROM CMG, OVER PRPSI-COLA, DOMINO’S PIZZA(THAT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST PIZZA-CHAINS, ESPECIALLY FOR DELIEVERY), ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, AND MANY MORE–BUT HE ONLY HAS APPROXIMATELY 12 REAL ITEMS! THAT IS FATAL. HOW CAN HE EVEN DISPLAY THAT WINE? THAT IS SO RIDICULOUS. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE THAT COMPLETE COLLECTION IN THEIR HOME? IT REALLY IS ANOTHER ADVERTISEMENT–AS THAT COMPANY FILLED PEOPLE UP WITH A BITTER TASTING NORMA JEANE MERLOT, BUT OTTO DOES NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO WRITE MARILYN’S BIRTH NAME CORRECTLY! IT IS MISPRINTED-EVEN IN THE BROCHURE.

    SO HOW ELSE WOUDLD THIS CRIMINAL FILL UP AN EXHIBIT–IF HE HAS ONLY A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF AUTHENTIC ITEMS?
    THE ANSWER IS TRASH, CRAP, JUNK AND EASY TO FIND AND CHEAP EBAY ITEMS.
    I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF THOSE DOLLS(i GOT ONE OF THOSE TOO) BUT WOULD YOU, WOULD I EVER DISPLAY THIS KITSCH AND CHARGE MONEY FOR IT? NEVER!
    PHOTOS ARE FINE–IF THEY WOULD BE SOMETHING SPECIAL, BUT ALSO HERE: WRONG NUMBER!
    HE BUYS ALL HIS PHOTOS ON EBAY, PUTS THEM INTO FRAMES AND SINCE HIS BUDDY MARK ROESLER IS THE RIGHT ARM FOR ANNA STRASBERG, OTTO HAS NOT TO WORRY ABOUT COPYRIGHTS FROM THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHERS.
    IT IS GETTING BETTER:
    GO TO EBAY AND CHECK OUT HIS FEEDBACK–FOR THE NEW PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS ONE: OTTO’S EBAY NAME IS:
    PINKDOODLEDANDY1
    CHECK IT OUT–ESPECIALLY THE WONDERFUL CLASSY STATEMENT HE DID IN HIS ABOUT ME PAGE.
    AND SINCE YOU ARE ON EBAY ALREADY–CHECK OUT THE SELLER: MIDWEST ESTATE BUYERS
    THAT ONE IS SELLING LITTLE COPIES OF OTTO’S FAKE ITEMS! WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CMG–AGAIN! AS ROESLER NEEDS TO FILL UP HIS SILVER LUXURIOUS ITALIAN CAR–WE ALL HAVE TO BITE THE GAS INCREASE–ROESLER DOES NOT BOTHER IT, AS LONG AS HE HAS THE CORPSES MAKING HIM A FORTUNE–THE LEGAL AND ALSO THE ILLEGAL WAY, WHO REALLY CARES..!
    I DO. AND I HAVE ENOUGH PROOF FOR ALL THE CRAZY THINGS I SAY.
    YOU HAVE BEEN WITH US, johAn FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. AND IT IS GOING INTO THE 6 MONTH SINCE THIS DISGUSTING FRAUD HAS STARTED. MY BLOG HAS MADE THEM CHANGE THEIR WAYS, THEIR DISPLAYS, THEIR PARTNERS IN CRIME’S PRODUCTS!
    JUNE DI MAGGIO WAS TO RELEASE HER FICTICIOUS BOOK IN JANUARY. WE ARE HAVING MAY NOW–BUT: WHERE IS IT? THEY HAVE WORKED ON THAT ONE FOR 5 YEARS AND NOW GIVE UP? WHY? BECAUSE OF MY CRAZY ATTACKS? MY LUNATIC BLOGS? OH COME ON, LET’S AHVE A PEAK ON THIS PIECE OF HISTORIC SHIT! PLEASE. I REALLY PREPARED A SUPER ATTACK AFTER READING JUST AN EXCERPT IN THAT PLAYBOY ISSUE. DID YOU EVER READ THAT EXCERPT johAn?
    I CAN PUBLISH THAT EXCERPT ON MY WEBSITE IF YOU WANT.
    JUST FOR YOU TO SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.
    YOU SEE, THEY ARE ALL BACKING EACH OTHER’S LIE’S THEY LET LOSE IN YEARS OF PREPERATION! I AM NOT FIGHTING NOT ONE–BUT 5!
    I GOT USED TO THE DEATH THREATS IN THE BEGINNING–SORT OF MISSED THOSE CALLS WHEN I CALLED MY PHONE COMPANY AND THE POLICE.
    BUT NOW THEIR LIES ARE OUT AND THE PUBLIC IS BEING THE JUDGE.
    AND YOU KNOW WHAT? WE HAVE WHAT THEY DO NOT HAVE: PROOF.
    THAT IS ALL YOU NEED. LOVE AND PROOF.
    REGARDING YOUR COMMENT AS WELL:
    I SAID THAT BEFORE AND I SAY THAT AGAIN: OTTO HIMSELF HAS STATED TO MANY PEOPLE–AND WE HAVE A WITNESS FOR THIS, THAT HE CAN STATE ANYTHING IN PUBLIC–ANYTHING HE WANTS, AND THEY WILL BELIEVE IT!
    WELL, AGAIN: I DON’T THINK SO.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND BLOGCRITICS.ORG!

    http://WWW.ANNASTRASBERG.COM
    http://WWW.MARKAROESLER.COM
    http://WWW.ROBERTWOTTO.COM
    http://WWW.JUNEDIMAGGIO.COM

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    http://WWW.MMFRAUD.COM

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    CONT.
    WHY DO YOU THINK HE SAID IN THE RECENT LETTER IN THE LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM “PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THOSE KIND OF THINGS.”
    WHY?
    BECAUSE HE IS A FULL BLOODED FRAUDSTER. A CRIMINAL AND A CROOK!
    HE TALKS ABOUT HIS “VAULT” HAHAHA WELL HE BETTER TAKES OUT THE REAL ITEMS–BUT EVEN IF HE GET’S SOME ITEMS FROM “FRIENDS” THROWN INTO THIS HISTORIC SAD AND CRIMINAL JOKE EXHIBIT!
    THE DAMAGE IS DONE TO THE PUBLIC. EVEN IF THEY WOULD PUT UP THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRESS. TOO LATE.

    ALSO! OTTO IS NOT ONLY SELLING LITTLE “CHARMS OF SHAME” HE ALSO MAKES COPIES OF HIGHLY SOLD AT CHRISTIE’S AUTHENTIC ITEMS–SUCH AS THE MM WESTERN BOOTS SHE WORE IN “THE MISFITS”–AND IT WAS NOT BOUGHT BY OTTO OR WIG OWNER MARK ROESLER!
    THE ORIGINAL OWNER WOULD BE VERY “HAPPY” TO LEARN THAT HE STUFFED ANNA STRASBERG’S MONEY HUNGRY AND GREEDY POCKTS WITH, I AM NOT KIDDING: $85,000 EIGHTYFIVE THOUSEND DOLLARS FOR THOSE WESTERN BOOTS!!! BUT OTTO AND ROESLER ARE STILL MAKING MONEY OFF THEM–IN FORM OF LITTLE BOOT EAR RINGS, AND CHARMS. YET–THEY BOTH DO NOT OWN THEM, SOME BUYER WHO DOES NOT EVEN KNOW ABOUT THIS FACT.
    THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF THE DUO’S ACTIONS.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THE REAL MCCOY!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    HERE IS THE Item number: 8930154500
    GO TO EBAY AND SEARCH FOR ITEM #
    OH THERE ARE MANY MORE–LIKE A COPY OF THE FAKE HAND HELD AND ENGRAVED MIRROR, SOME FAKE CATEYE SUN GLASSES, A KITSCH BRACELET WITH WHAT LOOKS TO ME AS THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH DRESS! WOW! OTTO MAKES WEIRED STATEMENTS ABOUT DEBBIE REYNOLDS COLLECTION-HE SAYS IN EARLY INTERVIEWS IN NOVEMBER’05 THAT HE DOES NOT COLLECT THOSE MOVIE DRESSES LIKE DEBBIE REYNOLDS!–DUUH! WE HAVE REALIZED THAT, STUPID! BUT WHY DO YOU HAVE THOSE DREADFUL DOLLS THEN–WITH THE COPIES OF THE MOVIE DRESSES? OH–TOO EXPENSIVE TO AFFORD A REAL MOVIE DRESS? TRAGIC–CLOSE YOUR SHIT-SHOW AND GO TO JAIL.
    YOU SCREWED ENOUGH PEOPLE FOR THEIR ADMISSION–TO SHOW THEM THRIFT STORE UGLINESS LIKE YOU SEE IN YOUR OWN BATHROOM MIRROR WHEN YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO FACE IT EACH MORNING.
    FRIENDS THROUGH FACTS AND THE BEAUTY OF MARILYN MONROE THAT WILL NOT BE TAINTED BY ONE OF THE UGLIEST FUCKS THAT EVER WALKED THE EARTH!

  • johAn grimmius

    it also really suprises me that they are already getting away with this for that long time.
    if there was an art expo with fake paintings ect, i guess it was already closed down very soon.
    the ones who can protect marilyn legally , dont do it, strasberg ect. since you wrote yourself they are in it also to make $$.
    marilyn belongs to the public, but legally to strasberg .but she really does not care about her as the public does.
    i guess that if marilyn her legal rights were in the hands of people who love her, she would be better of i am 200% sure. i am sure they would have made money on her also, but with dignity and respect for her. they would have kept her legacy and image and memory ect alive in a positive way i am sure.that is unfortunally not the case now. now strasberg is only after the $$ , she fights in court over legal rights ect regarding the monroe image ( well actually who can profit from it). its only all about money.
    just as you or someone else wrote before, marilyn is in the hands of people she would have hated herself. thats really very sad.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You are right, johAn! That is actually what I used to explain before–you compare this exhibit with a Picasso exhibit and what if a collector is stepping up and calling authorities and tells them about this fraud? Those fraudsters would be sitting in jail faster than they could say “Oops!”
    But the power of the former OJ Simson case star-expert witness seems to still feed his ego and title–people jst can not imagine that also that man is a bad apple like the Abamov guy who really reminds me of Roesler.
    I so agree with your point, johAn and if we work all together on this–that just may happen!
    Roesler will remember the moments when he “represented” Marilyn Monroe and got off on the idea to use her for his tacky trash items he is selling in order to drive around in that silly JDEAN licence-plated silver Ferrari! Yet he is leaving arrogant and insulting comments to the sheeps that feed his bills–that man needs to go, together with his creation of that Otto-fool who screwed up with his insanity grin!
    Please go to my website–a wonderful sould saved some of the writings I had and the info I put up, so I put it back up into the MISSION site and added the most amazing and realistic photo of MM in her stole–the very same image those criminals used for their show–the scandalous and fake scamming exhibit–and that photo is even on the admission ticket!
    Sue me for this you famous lawyer, as I will go to the surpreme court with this–and just like Anna Nicole Smith–win it! There is no doubt in my mind.
    And tell Otto that he is wrong if he believes that “people are stupid and they believe every shit Otto throws into the crowd”
    johAn and Mark do not, and I know a whole bunch of angy supporters who do not either.
    So Roesler, use your escape office in Brazil and get lost. Escape. Cause you are so BUSTED.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND OFFICES WORLDWIDE–LIKE IN BRAZIL FOR EXAMPLE!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I CAN SIMPLY NOT WAIT TO FACE YOU IN COURT REGARDING YOUR STUPID DOMAIN LAW SUIT, AS I HAVE THE SAME RIGHT THAT YOU HAVE–AND YOU SCREWED THE PUBLIC! STILL ARE DOING SO, AND THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR STUPID DOMAIN NAME!WHY DID YOU NOT BUY IT? WHEN I BOUGHT OTTO’S AND JUNE’S MONTH EARLIER. OH–YOU THOUGHT NOBODY WOULD GO AFTER YOU? WELL, YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT IS CALLED REALITY!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND FREEDOM!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    For the ones who do not know how to find my MISSION page;

    Enjoy the facts and be aware that this whole exhibit is a stinking scam!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND PROOF!

  • http://www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/ Jill

    Hello Mark and Ernest…

    Okay your questions went out today for the French news paper (I had a day from hell yesterday… so sorry about not getting them to you sooner…

    Ernest sent copies of your Long Beach letter to all the clubs and BOY WAS THE RESPONSE WONDERFUL! People are so supportive of this cause!! IT really is so great to see the MM community come together over this…

    OH MARK… You know that dumb old “Gusipppe” (sp?) Marilyn letter to DiMaggio that Otto dislayed in the intial exhibit but now has locked away… the one you have here on your blog… gee I was just thinking of the RECENT DiMaggio auction they just had and if I am not mistaken wasn’t her nickname for Joe actually “DAD” NOT GUSIPPIE? I mean clearly that is not her signature… but aside from that….. we have now MORE PROOF of forgery…

    oH that statue of Mary that Marilyn carried with her EVERYWHERE… hummmmm apparently she just “forgot” it at Junie’s mothers home?? I don’t understand??? OR is what she is saying that Joe cleaned out MM’s home and gave it to June’s Mother? OKay… that makes NO SENSE… IF INDEED it was MM’s (yeah right) then her SISTER, BERNICE MIRACLE, who was (and still is) very religious would have taken this little momento for herself… I can’t imagine it went into some storage box June’s Mother’s attic…. in the words of Liz Smith Pluezzzzzz.

    Jill Adams

  • Usona Chastain

    I’ll say one thing: if nothing is being done to shut Otto & Co. down through legal channels — then he may just be laughed out of town! — Honestly, some of the things you guys (well, Mark, really) — some of the things he writes could make Mr. Otto explode from embarrassment!

  • Justin Tempe

    Does anybody know if Mr. Otto knows about Mark’s blasting blog? Has he made any kind of rebuttal anywhere?

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Oh, I’ll bet he knows what’s going on. His friends (assuming he has some) might not tell him, but his enemies (assuming he has lots of them) will make a point of letting him know exactly what’s going on in Blog World.

  • Usona Chastain

    Sure he knows what’s going on — he wrote a letter to the Long Beach newspaper complaining about what had been printed about him. He talked about “blogging” as if it were something to be ashamed of — not a new idea that’s changing us, that’s sweeping the world like wildfire!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Can I jump in here? Thanks!
    One thing that impresses me about blogs, and Mark’s in particular — is how that fellow from Holland can carry on a conversation with Mark as if they were in the same room! It’s so real, isn’t it?!
    And I’m very moved to see that our affection for Marilyn is shared by people all over the world.
    This sort of dialogue can bring Marilyn fans together . . . but it can also bring COUNTRIES together — Just think about it!

  • Randy Bova

    Hey Mark, keep up the good work, guy!
    I want to ask you — you’ve told us a lot about the Mairlyn stuff you own, and you showed the photos and all — what a treat!!!
    What I want to ask is what is the item that got away? — aside from the birthday dress — what’s the item you most want to have?

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Do we have space/time to get alarmed about something else?
    I read that Tom Hanks is to make a movie from Anthony Summer’s trash bestseller GODDESS, with Charlize Theron as Marilyn. Oy vey! Woe is us! God help us!
    My favorite incident from this book is in the paperback edition with “sensational new chapter.” It features a tape recording of Peter Lawford and Bobby Kennedy killing Marilyn, with “thumping, bumping noises, then muffled, calming sounds.” Then the author tells us “It sounded as though she was being put on the bed.”
    I asked the question in THE ULTIMATE MARIYN, and I repeat it here in case you missed it — What is the sound of a body being put on a bed — what exactly does that sound like?
    Maybe the movie version will answer the question.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 262. yes, its like a kind of e-mailing , but in public and its all saved on the net.
    and you are moved to see that your affection for mm is shared by people all over the world. she is just loved in every part of this planet i guess. and its also nice to see that mm is still going from one generation to the other. a while ago i worried a bit that she might be a bit lost with the new generation, since there are so many new idols ect of a really very different kind as mm and younger people are also different from for instance we as we were those age. but i notice that there are many “new” fans as i come across many young people on the internet who are mm fans also. some are still 11 or 12 years old. i found that really nice to know that she is also reaching that generation again. just as before, she still goes on, luckily !!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Good morning johAn(9:26 AM here in LA) Very important to add to your very true and interesting comment is, the the ROESLER OWNED CMG created a “net of Marilyn Monroe-Fan Clubs” worldwide and only for the one, for their most important resaon: TO SELL THEIR “PRODUCT MARILYN MONROE” and MAKE MONEY!
    Go to several fan sites and stroll down and you see who really is behind that club: MARK ROESLER who is on the money making rampage for Anna Strasberg who has her pool filled with $1000 Dollar bills and early in the morning she rises from bed, and takes a jump into that pool, with a big smile and a la Dagobert Duck. But Dagobert Duck at least cared for his newphew Donald, wheter Anna Strasberg did NOT CARE for her step daughter Susan–who died of cancer and had to sell her Mikimoto necklace that Marilyn once gave her as a present.

    Also: As long as there are people like Mariah Carey, who just reenacted in one of her music videos a scenen from MM’s unfinished “Something’s gotta give”, and as long as Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and many more up and coming “starlets”, singers and whatever else that has earned the celebrity status, is trying the Marilyn-look, the ORIGINAL will of course not just “go away”!
    The most disgusting crime is happening right now–the abuse of Marilyn Monroe, by not only one of the most obvious ones, but more shocking: one of the UGLIEST IN HISTORY OF CRIME! Even Charles Manson looks like a Brando if you compare these two people. Well there is this guy, this famous guy and he dressed up as a clown. He does personally reminds me of Otto–but that is, of course just my personal opinion. Can he sue me now too? Oh–please do so “Spounge-Bob”! A nice little slander lawsuit would just realy make my day. But just remember what kind of slander you have done to Marilyn! To display the most catastrohicly distrubing looking shoes anybody has seen as hers–that alone is screaming for a prison sentence. They will teach you about “bling” in jail. You gonna be their “treasure” and they will call you “Baby Jane-Bobby”.
    FREINDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MONEY MAKING MACHINE, THE CMG!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to 264 Ernest: YOu also got my support on this one! If anybody knows Tom Hanks–he should know the truth about this ridiculous Anthony Summers who had kicked himself out of the Monroe-circle and who saw his almost completely blcked out “files” should really just do one single move: LOOK in his dreadful–his so awefully written book and look at the photos! He really had the nerve to publish a photo of DEAD MARILYN in the MORGUE!
    DISGUSTING!
    He won the early given “I brought shame to Marilyn-AWARD” as he has made accusations after accusations!
    Mr. Tom Hanks: We all respect you not only because of Forrest Gump and Philadelphia(I am hearing that Bruce Springsteen song right now in my memory) BUT:
    Please find another script–there are so many better ways to portray Marilyn–and many more respectful ones, too!
    MM was taken, over and over for these Slatzer’s and Carmen’s these June Di Maggio’s and these Robert Fucking Otto’s! Enough of that.
    Give her a break and just stick to the FACTS! NOT the FICTION!
    And:
    On a personal note: Charlize Theron might have looke Marilyn-esque in a photo shoot by I believe Bruce Weber? But that was 10 years ago. For Marilyn I woul dnot cast her, I would go straight with Anna Nicole Smith, as she just lost some weitht and she is getting her shit together. She looks better than ever and she also looks like a real woman to me. Marilyn was a REAL woman, not a toothpick from South Africa who has to play ugly in order to win.
    Why does Otto not receive an Oscar. Am I the only one who sees all the potential for a super trouper blockbuster success in the HORROR section of course.
    Producers: heads up–you would even save the make up crew, as that face is so scary, with make up you may end up taking it’s natural scare away.
    Let him talk and the camera is wet! But for that we can use the technical effects.
    Let him dress in his scary suits and his ridiculous ties.
    Audiences will scream and vomit during the first screenings and your success is secured!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SCARY MOVIE-CHARACTERS LIKE HANIBAL OR ROBERT WEIRD OTTO!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    to #262 Randy: Thanks for the flowers, I need them right now, since I am so angry. There can be one answer to your question:
    Otto’s head!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Oops-that last answer was for # 263 of course!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Jennifer–thank you for your email to my website adddress! I just fixed my URL, so it should be working now. Good weekend, mark

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To #262 Ernest: You may “always jump in” we are happy that you are doing that anyhow. You are in my eyes one of the most knowledgeable people anyhow.
    Let me just add to your comment, that johAn and I can talk like we are in one room and that is cool, but I can also tell johAn, please warn your country and make this message spread, and then Otto-freak-face is trying to bring the fake and disgusting with under pnats to Hollands, flies in to Amsterdam, opens his suitcase and presents the fake white pants with the gin of an insane “tickle me ALMO-doll” and the Dutch authorities wil be called–he will be thrown into the next best Hash-brownie-tea-coffee-place where he accidentially is fed with some hash brownies and then that old bird is stoned and begins to sing out his frustrations about Roesler and June Di Maggio who could not remember her lines she had to deliver without her pathetic ending:”and that is the TRUTH!”
    So Otto is in Holland–but he will never ever show those aweful shit he presents as Marilyn’s! NOWHERE IN THIS WORLD–AT ALL!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND BROWNIES!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    I just got an email–they want to open up a Marilyn Monroe Fan club–in HELL and they are requesting Robert “Weird” Otto as their PRESIDENT!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To #261 Usona: Funny that you mention that dreadful letter that moron wrote. I answered to his and I sent it on time, and I am still waiting for the Press Telegram to print it. Maybe tomorrow? Let’s hope for it–as I am not afraid of that loser coverd with a freaky thrift store wig!
    He does not even know how to write Norma Jeane and claims to be a freaking Monroe-historian?
    Gimme a brak!
    He prints Marilyn’s photo as a mirror image and he cuts off what she was wearing(the stole I bought from Christie’s for a little fortune!) Gimme a BREAK-FACTORY! or I will step on his lies–that are even on display in form of photo-copies! And then he states with this ugly grin: “People like to see those kind of things!”
    Disgusting.
    Well–let me tell him: Peole like to see you rotten in jail–including your “team”!
    Funny hahahaha?
    No–SERIOUS, FREAK!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND JAILS, SLAMMERS, HIGH SECURITY RECREATIONS ROOMS THAT ARE WILLING TO DISPLAY THAT SHIT SHOW OF OTTO!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To# 260 Alton: Oh you bet that Otto is reading this BLOG that made their displays change, and create their own defense system.
    He had former witnesses for our team that is–attacking me and calling me the worst possible things.
    Otto is a CRIMIANL! And say this again: OTTO IS A CRIMINAL! I have PROOF for this and I can explain this to the authorities at any given moment!
    Alton: you bet he has more enemies than friends. I am his biggest! ENEMY THAT IS! hahaha
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN BUT NOT THROUGH OTTO-CLOWN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To #259Justin:
    Here is a linkto the article that was published in which Otto cries about me and my treatment and he has the guts to attack me–me–who praises this man as the anti-christ as the major lead-marionette–that is used by the CMG and the Estate of Marilyn Monroe!
    No–Otto has no heart, I do–I feel for his many pounds he added, 24 so called VIP dinners, with people who believed in that charlatan’s stories and they paid $250 a ticket! UUUURRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH to that monster eat?
    Yuck!
    So I feel sorry for the pounds of little piggies and cows, chickens and goats, turkeys and rabbits, all the lifestock that this beast has swallowed.
    That thought alone should make anybody think seriously about becoming a VEGETARIAN!
    YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, MR. OTTO! WHAT SORT OF SHIT ARE YOU EATING?
    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN AND VEGETARIANS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To# 258:Thanks Usona, you are so kind to me, but let me tell you an old saying, and THAT is always correct:
    “The one who is laughing last, is laughing BEST”
    In Geman it is:”Wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am Besten!”
    FREINDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SAYINGS, DELIEVERED BY GENERATIONS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To #257 Jill:

    OH MARK… You know that dumb old “Gusipppe” (sp?) Marilyn letter to DiMaggio that Otto dislayed in the intial exhibit but now has locked away… the one you have here on your blog…

    Yes–I am familiar with it–if that man just would realize that his own future will be simular like that fake note!
    I sent you an email regarding that interview.
    Have a good weekend, all of you!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    I also have been asked many times now WHERE Roesler’s silver Ferrari with his so rididculous license plate with the letters JDEAN can be seen. Guys–I am not making this up! Roesler tries to have the James Dean touch–especially when he is posing with not one, but TWO women’s purses! Cool. So stroll up, look for that super-star-lawyer’s magazine clipping and on top of that you find a link–that says: “You always” that is in purple and you click it and you find the super impressice shot where he is showing off the CMG building in which they held the first time this fraud exhibit and that will be exploided in his own town, Indianapolis, and you also can see how super cool he drives off in his luxurious silver vehicle. And OH MY GOD– he put our his hand through his moon roof, or is it by any chance a convertible? Oh my god–he waves at us–us the people who he just insulted publicly and in the LA Times.
    He is driving off into his “TERRITORY” as he calls it that is defintely now outed as FRAUD!
    Maybe all he is going to kep some day is that so over the top and too much for any serious on looker licence plate, so maybe it will stand for:
    JDEAN=Jabber Drives Exorcissm And Niche

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Once he is outed publicly for his huge part in this–wonder if Ernst & Young will ask for their award, for Roesler to return it to them– and then he will receive the “Biggest Phony Award” given out by MOI! First Receipient–without a doubt: Mark Roesler!
    That man is famous–I know,a nd he was in the OJ Simpson trial–so what! Kato Kailin was in that trial…and even OJ himself.
    This lawyer is living off that trial until he is being pushed by his robot-nurses in the super glamorous attorney league in Florida–when he can tell his grandkids who are just returning for a month on earth from their homes on Mars.
    He might impress some super Access Hollywood and ET addicted celebrity-whores, but sorry–not me.

    He put a plaque on a hospital room, in memoriam for his dead sister, but WHY did he also put his OWN NAME on it?
    AND: He gave money for that room–that he made with a fake MM exhibit in Indianapolis! Those are facts and he can treaten and sue what the hell he ever wants–maybe spin with his Ferrari in circles out of anger–like during the Olympics, where his other still living(oh really she is in the middle of the mortuary-agency?) Yes! Cause the cometition is DEAD! SOPHIA LOREN.
    Roesler must have felt so powerful so “in” and so fucking proud of himslef. Well–if he would not be a sponsor for that shit exhibit on marilyn Monroe–anybody else might pat his shoulders, but that way–they will go in distance.
    FREINDS THROUGH MARILYN AND ROBOT NURSES FROM THE FUTURE!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Hey! Rustler, Oh-Otto-Oh, Juuuunie, Poppy and Strasberg “Apple-Annie”, too!
    Remember that famous line?
    ‘If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit’
    so–go to the show and measure those tents that you have the guts to display as Marilyn Monroe’s clothings. The underwear that could belong to a circus freak from the turn of the century, but not the legenday bombshell that is in the greedy paws of the puppeteers from hell!

    Maybe we should turn around that mean game of these aweful animals–we should put them all into jail and then have a tour and display the undies and the most personal items like most of their wigs–the bad and the really really bad ones, too! And we will charge no fee-only donations–to buy them some plasmas for their lonely prision cell so they can see the 12 year tour around the world with their stained undies and their socks full of wholes, like their brains must be–the part especially where it says “shame” and “dignity” they seem to have been flushed out of all of their wig covered heads.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND FUNCTIONING BRAINS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    “Pocketful Of Miracles”(should be the new title for the world famous and most scandalous “Marilyn Monroe–the exhibit-FRAUD!”
    Film Description

    Apple Annie(re-cast with a fabulous real Anna Strasberg) is a beggar and an apple seller who is part of downtown New York life. Her daughter, Louise, is to marry a Count who thinks that Annie is a part of New York society…

    Film Details

    Director Frank Capra
    Starring Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell, Hope Lange

  • Usona Chastain

    Anybody home?
    My bf wants to go to the movies, but there’s not much showing in my neighborhood and who wants to go all the way downtown.
    I need a Marilyn fix — what’s happening, what’s the latest?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi Usona!
    I just made it on time to the post office and received the blogcritics email, that somebody posted. How about renting a Marilyn Monroe movie?
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes or How To Marry A Millionaire is always worth watching.

    Are you still there?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN MOVIES!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Info:
    I just talked to this really cool reporter from the German STERN-magazine. And we are on–for the interview for Germany–and that will be printed for MM’s birthday.
    That makes me especially proud, as this will warn the people of my country of origin so to speak and my family lives there and they will be saved. A fraud will be prevented.
    Did you guys actually realize that this 12 YEAR TOUR would bring Anna S. And Mark R. ca. $50million to possibly $100million?! 39 cities, and they have made so far $1.5 million (including the screwed City of Indianapolis, Roesler’s home town. Nice!)
    Sorry Mrs. Strasberg, maybe you will lose everything on top of that, after all.
    Your life was easy enough for many decades and maybe you remember the audition of your life one day as the worst thing you could have done.
    Is it really true that money can NOT buy HAPPINESS?
    Can you please share that with us, Mrs. Strasberg & Mr. Roesler? What? You are still spinning in circles with your Ferrari? You are such a MACHO MAN–all those blode bimbos are going to be impressed–we all noticed that you love to show off what you have. How about showing off what you do not have, like maybe some proof about that fake exhibit!
    After all you appraised the shit show with $8.75 MILLION! That is besides Michael Jackson, Milli Vanilli and Pia Zadora–one of the biggest JOKES in HISTORY!
    Well, maybe also Jeannie Carmen, Robert Weird Otto, Junie DiMaggio, That Poppers lady in red, Robert Slatzer–that John Miner Dude and who else?
    Let me think–oh that freak who comes every August 5th to the memorial service in Brentwood–that fucking freak is wearing Balloons in his dress–you can see a photo in our blog story if you click the link that talks about the memorial service.
    I really had to hol dmyself back when I saw that freaks shameful appearance and that on that day and at that location.
    But now–when I think about it–June is doing worse–Otto and Roesler is doing worse than that guy in drag who is making fun with his big balloons and his wig.
    They are pretending to be all the things they are…
    anyhow.
    Anything else?

  • Usona Chastain

    What’s to rent? — I have my own Marilyn collection — everything on vhs, which I’m replacing with DVDs. I just love what they’re doing with the new DVDs — the colors are so wonderful!! I’ll try to talk my bf into watching GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES but I think he might hold out for RIVER OF NO RETURN, for the action stuff, y’know. It’s not one of my favorites, but what the heck.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Emergency call for the former ROOFER Mark Roesler!
    Your buddy’s ROOF just collapsed!
    No–I am not talking about fixing his spare apartment roof–I am talking about that pig’s wig! During the FINAL BLOW for the most embarrassing EXHIBIT in the history of the UNITED STATES, the wind was so strong in Chicago that when Otto was about to have another feast on one fo those ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET at Sizzler’s he lost his “roof” his cheap 99cent store WIG!
    Be a great friend, Marky Mark–Go and buy him a less obvious one.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND LESS OBVIOUS WIGS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    That is a brilliant idea–we shoudl try to send the entire ocean liner–including all their awful show–including all their sick criminals–onto “the RIVER OF NO RETURN” no return no return…lol
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THE POWER OF BLOGGING!

  • Usona Chastain

    Way to go — you really know how to put ideas and images together. My thoughts wander . . . to what else is in your life — you have dogs, right? which would mean you take long walks, right? What else? I’ll bet you garden, right?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh by the way, Usona. Just for your information:
    The boy’s name in that movie with Robert Mitchum, guess what–his character’s name is: “Mark”! lol
    FRIENDS THROGUH MARILYN AND THE GOOD MARKS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    You just said the magic word– gotta take them for a nice hike, before it is dark. Wanna share a story with you all; I went to the dog park–which is a beautiful hiking trail in Los Angeles, up on Fuller Av. and it is called Runyon Canyon, it actually is the former Estate of Errol Flynn. Anyway–I saw this white female pitbull and I did not realize it right away, but: she only had three legs, but she walked better and faster and with more grace than many other doggies I have seen there. It was amazing, since the cut she had was obviously due to an accident, so she wasn’t born with this “flaw”.
    Which made this appearance even more amazing to me.
    At this very moment I thought about my own struggle and my case, against the world known lawyer schmuck and the collector schmuck-schmuck-moron; and in that very moment I KNEW: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! She gave me hope and made me happy.
    Finally.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THREE LEGGED DOGS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Before I say Good night, just letting you know, that the German magazine Stern also reported on the Hitler Diaries scandal that went around the world before the power of internet–over 20 years ago.
    It was turned into a movie–produced and made in Germany and was actually nominated for the BEST FOREIGN OSCAR! The movie’s name is SCHTONK.

    Schtonk! (1992) is a satirical German movie, retelling the hoax of the Hitler Diaries.

    Subtitled Der Film zum Buch vom Führer (“The film about the Führer’s book”), the movie is a grotesque farce about the events when, in 1983, German Stern magazine began to publish, with great fanfare, the 60 volumes of the alleged diaries of Adolf Hitler – which two weeks later turned out to be entirely fake.

    As if the story had not been bizarre enough in real life (commonly described one of the greatest failures of modern journalism overall), and although German film is not primarily noted for its sense of humor, the film is widely considered a hilarious tale, making fun not only of the events and characters who were involved in the hoax (and who are only thinly disguised in the movie), but also of the discomfort Germany has with its difficult past. Admittedly however, it is even more fun to viewers familiar with the country.

    The film is co-written and directed by Helmut Dietl and, among his many respected comedies, frequently considered his best. Dietl researched the scandal for two years and has been quoted as having to leave out several real events from the movie because they were too outrageous.

    The title is a bow to Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Great Dictator, in which the Führer repeatedly exclaims “Schtonk!” – a word with no meaning in German.
    So, who is going to play June DiMaggio? What is that old actress’ name from Titanic? Gloria..
    Oh–Otto is going to be a stretch for any Ascademy Award winner–but I might really see Michael Caine, if he can gain 150 pounds for that part. Mark Roesler is going to be William Hurt. Just because they look so much alike and Hurt was fantastic in Kiss Of the Spiderwoman”–he is actually 5 years older than Roesler, but they almost look like twins anyhow.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND TYPE-CASTING!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND STERN-Magazine!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    What? Who is playing that Blogger? No doubt there are only two choices–Leonardo or Brad! Well, Leonardo is German heritage and has a German mother. Brad Pitt played an Austrian in “Seven Years In Tibet”, directed by my former director Jean-Jaques Annaud who I worked with in “THE NAME OF THE ROSE” (small world of SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON), so he got a slight chance ahead since he knows the German accent so well; but Leonardo wants his Oscar winning movie–finally! Go for it–this is your cahnce.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON!

  • Heloise

    We can all sleep better knowing that Marilyn Monroe is still as hot as she was in the day when we were linked–and rightly so–together.

    Heloise

  • Sarah Vernon

    To #264 and 266 Hi all sorry not been on for a while. I am trying to catch up on all the posts i’ve missed but one thing struck me cold Mark your idea of Anna Nicole Smith playing MM instead of Charlize Theron. Now maybe it’s because I’m in the UK but Anna Nicole Smith is sooooo much the wrong alternative. Apologies to anyone who likes her but I cannot stand her and she would do an awful job. She would make MM look like a dumbass! I admit I do feel like the world may benefit from a look into MM’s life if it were done properly and yes I agree Charlize Theron is a bit of a ‘toothpick’ but if you ever watched her portrayl in the film ‘Monster’ I was completly amazed at the transformation. She looked the spitting image of the main character and put on weight for the role. I do think Tom Hanks would to an excellent and sensitive job in making the film (at least I hope he would)and yes the source he is using may be a little questionable but I would hope someone with his integrity would realise he would be taking a huge risk in doing anything other than a good job.

    On a separate note I went shopping yesterday in my town’s shopping centre and was shocked and disgusted at the amount of MM crap on sale. Handbags, purses etc all containg her image in a tawdry fashion. Again I apologise if people like these things but dear god the stuff was pure tat and it’s selling in well known and respected shops. I guess CMG have a handle on it even here in the UK and I also guess that clearly there are no depths to which they will stoop for a fast buck!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 294Heloise: I wouldn’t quite see it that way, cause would you find it “hot” and could you sleep at all if they (Otto&Co)would display your underwear, write your name with a black marker on the inside and have those trashy items presented to the press, the world and make money out of the insanity?
    Can you not understand that Marilyn Monroe deserves more than just being seen as “hot”?
    If you have a beloved dead friend, would you not also want this person to rest in peace and dignity?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! MONROE THAT IS–NOT CHAMBERS OR MANSON!

  • Heloise

    Well Mark, she may be beloved but she is not dead. She is reborn, alive and well. And has played a role in the release of the sexual stringent males of this country.

    She is a public person after all, get over it. Have you seen how South Park satirized Oprah? She is beloved by many people in this country and get no respect because she is a black billionaire. Can’t have everything.

    Heloise

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Good morning Sarah! Nice to hear from you after such a long pause. Thought you were getting boared with it–wouldn’t surprise me at all. But now comes the most interesting phase of this almost six month exhibit and our investigation.
    Some people–including myself call it simply: THE FINAL BLOW!
    Man, that is going to be one hell of a storm.
    I was really actually kidding when I suggested Anna Nicole Smith. The point I was trying to make is, that there would be more options indeed. Would Tom Hanks really pull through that project, MM will be portrayed as Summers book idea? Aweful. Summers was one of the people in that recent dreadful piece, brought to us via 48 HOURS. It stunk and all the interview partners were old news and really dreadful. Especially that “friend of MM” who has no proof at all that she even met MM once!
    Summers has all blackened out lists and an insane idea about Monroe’s life.
    Well, besides that he printed a dead Marilyn in his BS book, I would be absolutely opposed that project.
    Charlize Theron was great in Monster, of course. She got an Oscar that she deserved for it, but I do not see her as Marilyn at all. Sorry.
    Maybe they can find a better look a like and one that also can act?
    You are correct about that crap–maybe you can get some friends together in the UK and you guys buy all the crap you saw on your trip–you buy it and then you tour also some thrift stores and Bingo–you may have the European version of Marilyn Monroe–the exhibit! Oh–sorry, that won’t happen, as you need the approval from the famous CMG–the Mark Roesler owned agency who gave Otto that kind right to make money with a few real pieces such as two plastic tissue boxes and very few clothing items–without any photo proof of course–the rest are all eBay-goodies and June DiMaggio’s “declared MM-items” that this lady now has problems to remember where they really were coming from. So maybe the Queen Mary is having the collection of June DiMaggio’s old items on display?
    One can not be sceptical enough in this case.
    But people who were pranked by them. Hold on to your tickets, as there might be good news in the end of this drama about fraud and lies.
    Good night and talk to you soon.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Heloise! “Get over it?” Get over what?
    I agree with you that she is more alive than ever–but does it give people who “own her rights” really the right to sell her out? To stand behind a June DiMaggio who comes out of the wood works and screams that her mother witnessed her murder and that she had Marilyn’s keys to her home and went there to retrieve a pizza pan, a teedy bear and a night gown that then would end up on display on the Queen Mary?
    Did you understand what we are trying to do for many month now?
    Are you saying that you would actually be happy to go to an exhibit that displays fake items?
    Maybe I don’t understand what you are trying to say?
    Oh–I forgot, sorry–of course: Elvis and Marilyn are still alive–they are possibly dating somewhere in Florida. And James Dean really just wanted to quit his career. Got it. Well he is owned also by Mark Roesler and the powerful CMG. And they are making sure that they are making money money money–look at the James Dean stamps, there logo is on it.
    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN–WHO FOREVER WILL BE ALIVE, IN OUR HEARTS AND THROUGH HER AMAZING BODY OF WORK!

  • Heloise

    That’s funny Mark. No, I mean she is alive. And Elvis is probably back too. He may even return as an illegal alien. Now, wouldn’t that be priceless?

    Heloise

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Heloise wrote also:
    She is beloved by many people in this country and get no respect because she is a black billionaire.

    Sorry, Heloise–to attack South Park is just too much. They even make fun of Jesus! So, if you do not like South Park–just do not watch it.
    And I think you are wrong. Oprah is one of the most respected women in showbiz. I do respect her especially because she apologized for the Frey fuck up. We contacted her many month ago, but never heard a peep from her people.
    Well–understandable as she was just defending herself.
    Her case actually did well for our warnings regarding that ficticious biograph from Junie DiMaggio/Mary Jane Popp and Robert Weird Otto. That was just timing and synchronisity. Wonderful.
    Cause in my opinion the publisher got cold feet because the Oprah/Frey scandal.
    It is 2:37 AM in LA and I am off to sleep. Please leave some angry comments and I will try to catch up later.
    You also said:
    And has played a role in the release of the sexual stringent males of this country.

    Duh! I am a male and males not only in this country find her still sexy! That comment is like telling the ocean that it is wet!
    But thanks for the biology lesson.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THE POWER OF BLOGGING! FRIENDS THROUGH BLOGCRITICS.ORG

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND REINCARNATION!

  • Heloise

    Come on Mark, white men can’t do it. Duh! How do you think they made all that money and took America from the Indians–by being sexually provocative? I don’t think so. Have you ever heard of the Puritans? Or Puritanical? Are you calling historians wrong or crazy?

    No Mark you got it wrong…white men needed their libidos freed up and MM was the one to do it.

    LOL

    Heloise…it is 5 am here. Good night

  • Sarah Vernon

    Hi Mark sorry I have been away not getting bored as such just bogged down. I’m kinda torn on the idea of an MM film in some respects I think if done correctly it would be a great idea and show the Roseler team and all the real MM. But alas I fear the pressure of Hollywood and its money making machines would possibly put a dampner on things, or maybe not they have made The Da Vinci Code and although it’s a fantastic book it is controversial. I dunno I do wish people could see the real MM and understand her like we do instead of buying the shite out there with her name and face on and claiming to be a fan purely on that basis. I get really pissed at the people who have spent no time at all on researching MM and yet claim to be fans. No you do not have to read endless books to be a fan people can watch the films and appreciate her so I suppose there are different levels of fans but to carry a bag with her face on , to buy a ticket to the ‘great Queen Mary’ (pile of ****) and to say you are a fan is utter rubbish. I was sick to my stomach seeing this stuff on sale it sends a clear message out there MM is worth money nothing more nothing less. Man that is so not what she was about. I think she would turn in her grave to know her face is plastered on a cheap fabric bag worth £6.99. Maybe I got out of bed the wrong side this morning or maybe it was too much beer last night but man I am so mad I could spit.

  • Sarah Vernon

    p.s Ernest if your watching please could you let me know how to get hold of a copy of your book? I have tried everything here in the UK and it’s a no go I would appreciate some advice.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    MY SINCERE APPRECIATION TO THE LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM, WHO PRINTED MY LETTER AND RESPONSE TO MR. ROBERT W. OTTO’S LETTER IN TODAY’S SUNDAY PAPER.
    HERE IS THE LINKFOR YOU TO CHECK IT OUT AND HERE IS THE COMPLETE LETTER. IN MY ORIGINAL VERSION I ALSO ADDED AT THE END:

    “Since you are trying to tour the world with this proven fraud, let me give you now a lesson, this time in geography, Mr. Otto: Denial is not a river in Egypt!”
    This is what has been released today:

    Marilyn Monroe
    After many months of bitter silence, the famous “Monroe historian,” Robert W. Otto, chose to finally come out of his hiding and attack me directly with another statement, full of excuses and of course seasoned with more lies [“Marilyn Monroe,” Letters, April 30].
    Many items have been pulled from the running Marilyn Monroe exhibit, currently at the Queen Mary, including a so-called highlight that also is mentioned in the exhibit’s brochure: a set of hair curlers made in 1974 — 12 years after Ms. Monroe’s death!

    The sudden changes happened due to my investigations and blog article on wp.blogcritics.org. In his Press-Telegram letter, Otto dismisses blogging, especially mine, but this subject is not about blogging, it is about the situation he finds himself in. A very obvious one indeed.

    As a longtime Marilyn collector and specialist, I can provide a dollar-by-dollar appraisal of Otto’s collection and assure you that it’s not worth more than $25,000 to $30,000, which is a long way from the advertised claim of $10 Million in November 2005, and then in March 2006, of $8.75 million dollars.

    Our mission and our cause against this “M.M.-tour de shame” has supporters from all over the world already, especially from Europe. Otto is scheduled to tour next to Nevada.

    So far these people made way over $1 million with their admission fees during their already second time they are running this circus. The Hollywood Museum did the only logical thing that their expertise asked for: They rejected Otto’s collection many months before they made it back to California and found the historic ocean liner.

    Also, for anyone interested in seeing what real Marilyn Monroe items look like, I invite you to visit my collection at http://www.mmfraud.com or even http://www.robertwotto.com.

    I know my Monroe history, and until very recently I never even heard of Mr. Otto and his status of a collector. Cheap photo copies, as he willingly admits, and, on top of that, states that “people like to see those kind of things.”

    Do they really? Nice try. He won’t succeed. He will soon be touring around the world with this trash?

    Mark Bellinghaus
    Los Angeles

  • Sarah Cruz

    Hi Mark,

    Sarah again with a multitude of thanks for such an incredible job in getting the word out that this ‘exhibit’ is a FRAUD.

    There are so many Marilyn fans who truly love her and would, of course, spend money to see a display of her REAL-OWNED items. I have to reiterate that it is a disgrace that those who have control over her estate continue to use her name and image to fill their bank accounts with HER money. Do they have no shame? Well, the answer would be NO!

    They shouldn’t even have control over her estate anyway. It seems to me that the only rightful people to have control is her half-sister, Berniece Monroe Miracle and her niece, Mona. I just don’t understand how these leeches ‘in control’ continue feeding on this beautiful soul so long after she should have been RESTING IN PEACE!!!

    Having loved Marilyn since being a young girl, to see an Exhibit of her items would be one of the most precious occurences in my lifetime. How dare they make that a joke and a sham for everyone who feels the same way I do!

    If not for your diligence and perseverance, so many more people would have been shamefully fooled by these phony items.

    I thank you, Mark, from the bottom of my heart for saving, some of us at least, from this dispicable fraud being played out on the Queen Mary.

    Love to you, Ernest and Marilyn!!!

    Sarah

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Sarah! We all who are working on this mission for all so long now, we appreciate your constant supprot and your prayer! Your email, like the many thousands of others that we received showed us that we are doing the right thing and that did us not rest in our mission to bring these evil people down.
    I know that I saved a lot of people’s money; right here in Los Angeles and the Long Beach area. And you know what? It feels fantastic. Simply good.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND THIS CAUSE AND MISSION!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    to Sarah Cruz, in #306

    I’m honored that you include me in your thanks to Marilyn Monroe and Mark Bellinghaus.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    to Sarah Vernon, in #294 –
    It’s when you go into a store and see that crappy merchandise with Marilyn’s face on it —
    it’s then that you understand exactly how CMG sees its most profitable client, and just how little they respect her, and themselves.

  • Sarah Vernon

    Ernest you are so right. The images on this crappy stuff are awful, they seem to portray her in a seedy light and it’s make my flesh creep. When I read the article about her being the most profitable star or whatever it said I now realise the massive implications it has. I knew all about it all along but being in the UK we aren’t shown the shite like the Queen Mary etc and so I don’t think it hit me that hard until I saw that stuff on sale. I wanted to rip it all off the stand. The irony being that a friend suggested to me at the time that maybe I would like her to buy me something like that for my birthday as she knows I’m a huge fan and I wanted to cry. The message was clear in the UK apart from the die hard fans the majority of people think they know about her from what they see on sale and it is such a pitiful, shocking scenario.

    That is why the fantastic and amazing stuff you and Mark are doing is so crucially important. That is why you both will always have my undivided and total support. I wanted to rip that crap from the stands and scream, I even mentioned to the manager who was passing what crappy stuff it was. She said it’s what people want and will buy, when I tried to correct her she merely laughed and said it was funny because she sells tons of the stuff each month and sees no problem in advertising and selling it.

    Please Mark and Ernest don’t give up the fight, God, Marilyn and Angels sent you both into this situation for one reason only to stand up and be counted. You are so very very important and will always have my complete support. xx

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Hello Sarah! Still there? Thanks for your support and your wonderful emails, too. People like you keep us going and I got a little surprise for you out there–right from the so corrupt and FRAUDULENT ITEMS discussing and advertising MARK ROESLER WEBSITE ITSELF!
    Wanna see it?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Now I know why former Anna Strasberg lawyer Roger Richman called Mark Roesler in the Los Angeles magazine “A LIAR, A MIDGET AND SCUMBAG!”
    Because they are making stuff up they have no clue about. To call me “an obsessed Marilyn Monroe fan” might mean a compliment for others, but for me that means WAR!
    If Roesler is too ignorant and busy drining around in luxurious cars and impressing some hot chics, they soon will find out who I am.
    That was a nice TRY! But nothing more–I can not wait for the court date–when his hometown will learn what really was going on in the so famous CMG building that winter of 04/05!
    He might end up driving around and then being egged while he is showing off that ridiculous JDEAN license plate!
    Oh Mark, I am so ready for you, you have no idea. You wanna sue me for money–how about the other way around?
    When people ask me in court–and they WILL ask that question; it is going to be my turn. And after that statement–you can kiss your future as a SChmuck politician away and throw it in the gutter.
    I am not scared, Mark is never afraiud or scared of Mark!
    Got it?
    That $8.75 MILLION LIE you created, not such a good idea at all!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND ENEMIES THROUGH HER ABUSE!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    FYI! Here is what you can find on the MARKROESLER.COM website! No–not the MARKAROESLER.COM
    That last one is with an A, as that man put his name on a fabulous plaque that he paid with money he screwed out of people from his own town–Indianapolis!
    Sorry pal, lies hve midget legs or shoudl we say ants?
    They never really took off to the world and they never will.
    You are so busted and even if you cry on the phone to all your so called “celebrity-friends”
    The law is real and the law will protect me from your miserable ways.
    Your power went into your head and now you try to make me look like I am obsessed? What idea was that?
    That woman who was one of our witnesses?
    Oh–I am going to post her “statement” on my website–by the way–I only link your name domain to my website that was ONLY created to WARN people–and it was bought in good faith, to bring attention to your criminal doings.
    Got it?
    How does it feel to finally being faced for all the shit you guys have done to the public?
    Call me obessed–maybe I am obsessed, that right–to bring out the truth about you, Mark A. Roesler, and your support for the biggest scam on and about Marilyn Monroe!
    Your lawsuit is just a silly last try to prevent what will ultimately happen: Your fall.
    Mark Bellinghaus

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    This is what they put on their website:

    CURRENT NEWS

    Internationally renowned attorney must fight to recover his own domain name

    05-04-2006

    Indianapolis, IN – An internationally renowned attorney who fights to protect his clients’ rights and who has recovered hundreds of domain names for his clients, is now in the unique position of having to recover his own domain name. Mark Roesler, chairman of CMG Worldwide and an attorney/business agent for celebrities, has filed suit in US District Court against a California man who has registered Mark A. Roesler as a Web site.

    Roesler, who maintains his own executive site at MarkRoesler.com, says that Mark Bellinghaus, apparently an obsessed Marilyn Monroe fan, has created a Web site at MarkARoesler.com. Roesler is the business agent for the estate of Marilyn Monroe, as well as 300 other celebrity clients such as James Dean, Babe Ruth, Sophia Loren and Chuck Berry. In the past, CMG Worldwide has consistently fought and won legal battles with cyber squatters who misappropriate the names and images of its clients on the Internet. In recent years CMG Worldwide has recovered several hundred domain names for its various clients, including MarilynMonroe.com, SophiaLoren.com, ChuckBerry.com and PrincessDiana.com.

    Roesler stated, “Recovering these misrepresented domains for our clients is something that we routinely do for our celebrity clients. These are valuable intellectual property rights in today’s business world. As a businessman, these are also valuable property rights for me. A demand letter to the cyber squatter was rebuffed, and therefore a suit was the appropriate option.” Roesler seeks both unspecified damages and attorney fees in the suit filed on April 20, 2006.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Good luck with that. Wonder what the judge will think about all the evidence that clearly speaks for itself. Especially, well–no, I gave you guys enough warnings and then you “refreshed” that junk exhibit with some cheap eBay photos.
    I will fly in to Indianapolis.
    VENI VIDI VICI

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Of course I will travel with my witnesses, too and my body guards–you never know! lol

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Somehow that photo in our article–where Roesler is posing with two purses, he reminds me of that TEXAS RANGER dude, that Chuck Norris guy, well if William Hurt is too busy or too expensive, maybe Chuck Norris can play that Roesler part int he movie version?
    But he gotta shave that awful monkey beard–no, not Roesler, Norris of course.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SOLID PROOF!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Is it ironic or tragic or just plain stupid — that the people who control the rights to Marilyn Monroe, the ones who should be protecting and promoting her — they’re the ones screwing her. They could have created an exhibit that celebrated Marilyn — her beauty and passions and her career — but instead they give us a portrait of Marilyn Monroe as a devotee of thrift shops and yard sales, a collector of crappy doodads and tchotkas. Imagine — what if they had taken all of her possessions out of storage and put them into a Marilyn Museum in Times Square — with the “Happy Birthday” dress for everyone to admire — why, they could have made money from it from now on (because Marilyn will be loved from now on). They won the lottery, and could have had the money spread out over decades. Instead, they chose to take the ready money and run. Will they ever realize the opportunities they lost? I’m sure they will.

  • Usona Chastain

    I’ve got to hand it to you, Mark — taking on the bad guys singlehandedly. I’d say something corny like “You’ve got balls!” but they probably wouldn’t allow it on the blog. Good luck to you, Mark!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Ernest! They already did! many years ago and that is the mission impossible from agent Robert W. Otto–to buy shit and display it, BUT: THEY GOT CAUGHT!
    Of course Greedy Anna realized what a chance she missed, so why not use the stupid “celebrity-status” and just declare that shit for real. The tackle box was just a side-kick from some “creative” mind that thought that we all will believe that fishing myth.
    Bull.
    But here comes the $8.75MILLION QUESTION:

    HOW DO YOU THINK WOULD MARK ROESLER FEEL, IF SOMEONE WOULD START GOING ON TOUR AND DISPLAY THE UNDERWEAR FROM HIS OWN SISTER–THE ONE THAT WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN AN CAR ACCIDENT, AND WHO WAS KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER AND MARK ROESLER GOT THAT DRIVER INTO JAIL FOR MAXIMAL SENTENCE.
    HOW WOULD HE FEEL IF THOSE UNDIES WOULD BE DISPLAYED AND STRANGERS COULD LOOK AT IT, POSSIBLY MAKING FUN—AS I WITNESSED THAT IN PERSON WHEN I WAS ON THE QUEEN MARY! AND I PROMISED MYSELF TO MAKE THEM PAY FOR SUCH AN INSANITY!
    DISGUSTING IT IS ANYHOW–THAT THOSE PANTS ARE FAKE AS WELL, NOBODY ELSE KNOWS THAT. THE VISITOR ASSUMES THAT THOSE DREADFUL WHITE GRANDMOTHER PANTIES WERE WORN BY THE LEGEND.
    THE CMG IS SICK, OTTO IS SICK AND ANNA STRASBERG IS THE SICKEST OF THEM ALL.
    A CURE?
    NEVER.
    YOU GUYS GO STRAIGHT TO HELL WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP–ALL OF YOU.
    AN “OBSESSIVE” MARILYN MONROE FAN

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    THANKS FOR THE “BALL”-FLOWERS AND YOU HAVE BEEN WITH US, SINCE THE FIRST BLOG AND YOU HAVE WITNESSED THE POWER OF BLOGGING–AND IF MORON OTTO LOOKS DOWN AT IT AND NOW ROESLER IS IN BELIEVE THAT HE CAN STOP THIS WITH HIS PATHETIC TITLES HE CARRIES? HA!
    OUR SOCIETY IS AWARE THAT EVEN DECORATED POLITICIANS ARE FALLING FOR THE GREEN–THE HARD DOLLARS AND THAT WHEN POWER BUILDS UP–CORRUPTION IS KNOCKING.
    WHO ELSE IS THERE TO TAKE THEM DOWN AND PREVENT THEM FROM TRAVELLING THE WORLD WIHT THE SADDEST JOKE, BUT A CRIMINAL ONE FOR SURE:”MARILYN MONROE–THE EXHIBIT”-SCANDAL! AS I CALL IT.

    ROESLER HAS THIS “WE HAVE WON ALL THE CASES SO FAR”-ATTITUDE AND MAYBE HE SHOULD WAKE UP–HE MIGHT AS WELL JUST LOSE THAT ONE.
    I AM ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT EVEN A BLING JUDGE WILL SMELL THE REAL ITEMS FROM THE FAKES–LITERALLY SPEAKING.
    MY FRIEND SUGGESTED A TRADE, HE SAID MARK, WHY DON’T YOU CALL THEM AND ASK HIM FOR A TRADE, THE MISFIT’S WIG FOR THE DOMAIN IN EXCHANGE–AFTER ALL YOU ARE THE COLLECOR AND HE IS THE LAWYER.
    BUT I DID NOT EVEN GET TO THINK ABOUT THIS IDEA–THAT FAST DID I HAVE THAT LAWSUIT UP MINE.

    THIS IS THE ONLY RIGHT THING I CAN I HAVE TO DO! WITH MY KNOWLEDGE I COULD NOT JUST SIT THERE AND WATCH THEM SCREWING THE WORLD!

    PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS BLOG WITH YOUR COMMENTS–IT JUST GOT REALLY INTERESTING, AGAIN!LOL
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND BLOGGING!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    INSTEAD “BLING” JUDGE–I MEANT TO SAY BLIND OF COURSE…SORRY. BIG DIFFERENCE THOUGH!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    HERE IS WHAT MY WEBSITE OPENLY AND CLEARLY STATES:

    Saving the legacy of Marilyn Monroe.

    This website was created in good faith. To warn people from all over the world about the fraud and the criminal action of Mark A. Roesler, Anna Strasberg, Robert W. Otto, June DiMaggio, Mary Jane Popp, and all the other people who are feeding on their victim:

    Marilyn Monroe

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    ALSO JUST FYI: CHECK OUT THIS EBAY ITEM NUMBER AND NOTE THE DATE ON IT. ROESLER WAS THAT YEAR PROBABLY STILL FIXING OR SELLING–ROOFS!
    Item number: 6277313557

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Mr. Bellinghaus makes a very valid point — about displaying someone’s panties — Marilyn’s or anyone else’s. How far would these greedy people go? what would be off-limits — what would be too much — anything? You start thinking about it and you realize you don’t want to think about it.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Invitation to a nightmare: lying awake, wondering about what other crimes have been committed without anyone being caught or punished. What corporate swindles and scandals have been hushed up, for a price. What lives and careers have been snuffed out through greed or indifference or corruption — no, no, this is too ugly to think about. Let’s just say: what if Mark Bellinghaus had decided not to go to the Queen Mary exhibit because it was raining that night?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh Ernest, not even the much feared “big one” the big earthquake here in LA could have stopped me from going there–but I guess people will get the point as this progresses.
    The funny thing is that I have no fear; just like the famous saying FEAR, NO FEAR! Why? Dunno.
    Most defintely because of the PROOF that is visible for anybody who brings their working pair of eye balls to that ship–or has done so in the past.

    What would have happened if I was killed in a car crash as a result of “higher power” for the evil QUINTET? They would go on and display those nasty white panties to the world, Otto would stuff his ugly non-existing chin with more VIP-dinners for $250 a shot, and Roesler would travel from the nest of crime–the gangster’s liar, the CMG in Indianapolis all over the world and sit there and possibly even start sweating, as he did during the press opening, even though it was freeazing cold at that “haunted ocean liner”!
    He would get used to this BS-exhibit and he would be amazed that he got away with it and that his poerful name and his more powerful connection to Hugh Hefner and the rest of the who is who would reach out his hand and support him and celebrate a shitload of fakes and he’d be da man!
    Well–THANK GOD & MARILYN, it happened just the opposite way.
    Still any disbelievers out there? Go to http://www.sceptic.com and get a crash course in reality check up.
    Medium is just a show–and Patricia Arquette is cool, but she is NOT a PSYCHIC and GERBIL JAMES VAN PRAAGH ISN’T ONE EITHER!
    Mark Roesler was a roofer and now he drives around in a silver Ferrari (oh and I love to bring up that tacky JDEAN license plate!).
    He might have had a success with the OJ Simpson case–but I also was a successful actor myself–in the PAST!
    Mark, is it really true that you went on a date with the sister of Frank Warren, the later kicked out of eBay mega fraudster, cause when he sung me that info–I could not believe that. The famous lawyer (wasn’t he already married with children?) going on a date with this blond chick who is wearing a rip-off copy of a green Marilyn Monroe dress that sold the next day at auction.
    Strange and I am starting to wonder…mmmhhh putting one and one together–Bingo! Out comes: $8.75 million! WOW. MArk Rosler–after fixing roofs(or selling them–whatever!) he became the expert appraiser. Amazing.
    But hard to believe, as he is holding up that plastic hair roller set that has been pulled. On his dreadful and so boaring webcast on his site. That show is going to be the laughter of each trial.
    Especially when Mark Roesler asks all these questions like”How much is this or that worth?” HAHAHA and then he wants us to believe his $8.75MILLION joke.
    So, anyhow–that guys name is Frank Warren and I met that guy at Christie’s –he was a friend of Greg Schreiner and I did not know that this guy turned out to be the biggest PSYCHO SELLER right next to the woman with the three H’s! So, when I warned Mark Roesler in an email several years ago about those fake sellers and especially him, I never ever heard back from the powerful CMG!
    You would think that they would try to protect the Marilyn collecors by going against gangsters like “STARODDITIES” who has the guts to put up some pants –some Pucci pants as Marilyn Monroe’s owned and worn and create the now so familiar tale: “someone has written in ink on the inside by the maker tag “M. Monroe 1962″.That “someone” is clearly FRANK FERRUCCIO! As I wrote this Otto trading partner an email and informed him that he is going to be next on the exploitation “oyster plate that MM ate from”.

    So welcome that criminal too, Roesler TEAM and you girls go–to hell that is. With all your STARODDITIES TRASH and all your little and HUGE lies.
    Right to where you belong.

    No Ernest–I was sitting there and listening to that heavy BULLSHIT on stage and I had to pinch myself to not scream when that senil old woman was making up her second helping crapp and literally jumped over and over on Marilyn’s holy corps.
    She might have crushed some of her rips, but everything is so far saveable.
    Not so, if there wouldn,t have been the chance–to exploid them all–with a simple but very effective BLOG! Wonderful.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN BUT NOT THROUGH THE CMG AND OR THE ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Attention! Attention! eBay FRAUD WARNING!
    Robert W. Otto supplier is selling another PUCCI!
    FAKE ALERT! FAKE ALERT!
    CAREFUL–HE DOES NOT DO EXCHANGES and that Tulpin gal he fakes the COA’s off must have had more items then Christie’s in 1999! Do YOU believe that myth?
    Better check it out: Marilyn Monroe Personally Worn Pucci Pants Item number: 7617144617
    B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T!!!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    SAD FAC BUT TRUE! HIS SO CALLED PUCCI BLOUSE THAT HAD WRITTEN ON THE INSIDE–LIKE OTTO’S MARILYN PANTIES “MARILYN MONROE SANTA MONICA 1962″ AS IF!
    YEAH–YOU DID NOT KNOW? MARILYN WROTE ALWAYS ON THE INSIDE OF HER CLOTHING WHERE SHE WENT–BECAUSE SHE KNEW THAT HER ITEMS WOULD BE SOLD BE THE MOST DISGUSTING CRIMINALS AND SHAMEFULL A**HOLES! OR THEY WOULD BE ON DISPLAY–WHAT IS REALLY THE DIFFERENCE HERE?
    OTTO BOUGHT MANY ITEMS FROM THAT SELLER WHO CHANGED OVER THE YEARS HIS SCREEN NAME LIKE RENEE ZELLWEGGER HER HAIR COLOR.
    CHECK THIS OUT–OH AND HE ALSO JUST SOLD A ROBE–A MARILYN MONROE OWNED ONE OF COURSE. MAN, SOMEONE WAS SO LUCKY !!! A ROBER BY THE MEGA STAR FOR ONLY $499! THAT IS REALLY UNBELIEVABLE–WELL–THERE YOU GO–THAT IS HOW OTTO GOT HIS COLLECTION TOGETHER IN NO TIME! THROUGH PEOPLE LIKE FRANK FERRUCCIO AND HIS SO INFAMOUS STARODDITIES.
    HE IS GOING TO BE NEXT ON OUR LIST–BUT FIRST LET’S PUT OTTO INTO RETIREMENT, WITH A BIG AND HEAVY BLACK IRON BOWL ATTACHED TO HIS FROG LEG.
    HERE IT IS-ANOTHER FUN ITEM TO CHECK OUT:
    THE PERSON WHO SOLD OTTO MANY MANY FAKE ITEMS AND OTTO WILLINGLY ACCEPTED THEM.
    YEAH–WHAT A MONROE-HISTORIAN TAHT FREAK FACE IS!

    Marilyn Monroe Personal Silk Emilio Pucci Blouse 1962 Item number: 7613491310

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  • Svea

    Hello, Mark. I have been following the chain of blogs back and forth and cross-referencing web sites and books for months now regarding your noble mission and feel sick inside that sweet Marilyn is being used by the moguls once again. I wonder why we never heard of June while Joe was alive? I wonder why it is documented that Joe met Marilyn in the Spring of ’52 when they were set up on a blind date, yet June claims they ate bad duck together in 1951? I wonder why Otto thinks infamy is better than honesty? I wonder why Roesler, trusted to protect and preserve Marilyn’s name and image (not to mention all of his other clients) chooses to sell out and ride the coat tails of a thief? Keep at it! Don’t give up! Someday, if we are lucky enough to go to heaven and ask Marilyn herself we all will know what, who, how, when, where and maybe….why. Svea

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Svea! Thank you for your hear felt comment and it is always good, it always feels good I should say, that there are people out there who seem to “get it”. Get the realy purpose why we are doing this. I will pass on your praise to my supporters and they will be delighted.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to some day see an episode of “THE BIGGEST LOSER–PRISON EDITION” and then we all would recognize a familiar face. Or maybe more than just one. That so called and self proclaimed “Monroe-historian” in his striped outfit and jumping in a pool of fecis, oh sorry that is, I guess the other show where they have to eat bugs and worms, to win big money. Otto&Co do not have to do that, since they were screwing the public for so long now. Anyhow–it would be fun to watch him being weighted and compared to all the shit that is on display in the most awful exhibit in history.
    Will he cry if he is losing some weight or even win? For sure not, as he did not cry, when he realized that he was caught by his own lies.
    But he will, when people are asking for their money back, and when they are demanding punishment for his wrong doings.

    Please follow up, as soon this case will become more interesting than ever before. Who says that it is boaring, to read the same thing, when all we are doing is exploiding the freaks. The criminals and the weird ones.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND REALITY TV!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Roesler asks: DEAL OR NO DEAL? I answer: NO DEAL!

  • Svea

    I am very interested in doing anything I can to help you with your cause. I believe Marilyn would think all of this kind of funny, though, but would demand the truth. She never really thought anyone cared too much, yet here we all are so long after she left us with her good name at stake. I have some questions but would rather email. Where might I find your email address? Thanks, Svea

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    I can not say what Marilyn would think or what she would have done. I am sorry, but that is one of the things Otto did and June and all of them–they claimed that Marilyn would have done this or that. That she would have agreed to display her panties? Otto’s moron statement made me sick to my stomach–it still does and it was awful seeing papers printing that rubbish.
    I know that in ten years from now, that people who follow the Marilyn history will have established Otto’s, Roesler’s and all the other’s place. They already have established themself, anyhow. June DiMaggio will be a reason to shake heads and to be sure that she was one of the worst attempts to fool people in order to make a fast buck. With her terrible lies and her so super disgusting stories that they all created in many years of “kitchen-sessions”.
    Mary Jane Popp will pop some up some anger. Maybe Marilyn would sue them all? Maybe she would buy a ticket and leave the country for good? Maybe this or maybe that. She is dead and that is tragic enough. Can someone please put a plaque on some room in her honor? Or maybe even have a tiny fucking bit of respect and NOT display terrible tasteless shit as her belongings, her so called underwear, too?
    And if Anna Strasberg is too cheap to send a bouquet of flowers to the memorial service on each August 5th–fuck that old bag, too! Fuck them all! Maybe that is what MM would say? After learning what these M.F. did and are still doing. That was Marlon Brando’s motto–he was one of MM’s friends after all! His famous motto? FTW! What that stands for? FUCK THE WORLD!
    Maybe he was enlightened and right. If I remember that Queen Mary disaster-sin on a legend, Mr. Brando, I could not agree more with you!
    You can always email me by clicking my URL that brings you to my website.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & MARLON BRANDO & FTW!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Sorry Svea–that was not against you, of course. I am sick and tired of seeing what they are hoping for–to get off that wagon that brings them to the judge.
    You helped us already with your comment that shows that you care more for marilyn than that heartless Anna Strasberg who makes ca $7million anunally and still can not get enough.
    She will have the worst judgement possible–maybe not here on earth, but definetely when her own time is up–and she might not know this, but where she is going sooner or later, all of her freakin millions won’t help her, and that goes for Roesler as well, of course.
    Any homeless person will have more happiness than that greed-well.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN WHO CARED FOR OTHERS MORE THAN FOR HERSELF!

  • Lakisha

    Well it about time I found the new blog and I must say you doing the right thing Mr. B keep on movin’ forward with this mission what they doing to Marilyn is wack!!!!!

    I think it sick and digusting they try to say fame and fortune kill these movie stars when it the people that use, abuse and abuse some more in this case even after Marilyn dead they keep going on and on selling her like she a pair of payless shoes.

    Now they try to sue to cover they guilt and I tell you Mr. B you right and the truth is right and you keep fighting for the truth and you will prevail that what my momma said. My momma used to say “Girl you do what is right and then you can sleep at night.” She not here to tell you this today but I am so you don’t let these crackers scare you you keep doing what is right.

    I support you one hundred fifty percent.

  • Lakisha

    ps Mr. B you crack me up when you say you talking about their gerbil heads, frog legs etc. These people like “ROTTO” are whack and they need to get their gerbil heads examine.

  • BLOGGER 101

    In ref to msg 228 = I would like to clarify my post that I am in FULL support of Mark bellinghaus and would like to DIRECT THIS MESSAGE TO ROBERT OTTO AND HIS ROESLER GANG:

    (To ROBERT OTTO:) If you are reading this, slowly but surely the good citizens of the Long Beach Area, West Coast, East Coast and everyone in between will be aware of the way you are scamming the legacy of Marilyn Monroe. The word is spreading, bloggers are blogging, podcasters are pod casting and networkers are networking. Small papers are printing, and larger papers are watching.

    It’s just a matter of time before the truth comes out.

    ==================Thank you Mark Bellinghaus for your efforts thus far.====================

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi Lakisha! You were also on the first blog, right? Did you find us through the link on the first blog? They said it would not be a good idea to post on the first blog, as it might just “explode”.
    How is it going and what do you think of our latest blog, that Ernest and I wrote together?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND BLOG-CONTACTS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    The Gerbil is definetely visible when you look at James van Praagh, the frog-legs were just an assumption. I did not see Otto’s legs. That would mean to live through a nightmare in my opinion. Yuck!
    But I can picture him with that heavy iroin ball attached to his foot.
    But thanks for your comment. You seem to understand what I mean.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SILLY TUEDAYS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    To#339: You bet he is reading every single word of this. Why do you think they pulled items from that scare-show? Items that were discribed by me in my first blog! Why? Because he has no life–other than screwing people for their money who want to take a look at REAL Marilyn Monroe owned items. His “providers” of his fake “treasures” are for example are Frank Ferruccio, who just threatened my with eBay. That was too much–as I will send a report to eBay about this criminal, too!
    Maybe Otto and Ferruccio can turn some bed sheets into Marilyn Monroe owned ones and become stars in the slammer and rise to celebrity status, fast.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND REAL MEMORABILIA!

  • Svea

    Good afternoon! You mention the fact that they have pulled the stupid curlers from the Mary show–I noticed in the webcast interview with Otto and Roesler that when R sees the curlers he says, “those look like something you could buy today” and O says, “yes, they do!” Profound. Or THE TRUTH!!

  • Svea

    And, no, Mark, I wouldn’t dream of having anyone believe that I know what Marilyn would think, do or say. I just have a feeling that she had a great sense of humor and a deep intelligence enough to see the ridiculous in the fact that some yahoo is trying to make a buck selling fake personal belongings. You say yourself her cause is yours and that is how I feel. If idiots like O and R can make claims about her feelings I think we justify her, those of us who love and respect her memory, by making claims regarding her truth, heart, goodness, talent and beauty.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    It goes without saying that I absolutely agree on that!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SHORT COMMENTS!LOL

  • Sarah Cruz

    Dear Ernest,

    I am Sarah Cruz, #306, and just saw your comment to me regarding my thanks. You deserve it…..you are helping Mark to right a terrible wrong and anyone who participates in that deserves the greatest of thanks.

    “And this too shall pass.” Praying that the vultures who pick at the beautiful memory of our Angel Marilyn will soon be WITHOUT THEIR MEAL.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN

  • Sarah Cruz

    Just catching up on comments…computer troubles.

    Mark, I refer to #314 about you being an “obsessed” Marilyn Monroe fan. It is such a typical and cliched remark, as to make it absolutely worthless. It reminds me of 2 things: (1)Whenever certain men are threatened by the good looks, etc. of another man, they instantly call the other man gay (which, unbeknownst to the threatened men, is not even an insult); and (2) When certain people learn I am a vegetarian, they can only remark, “But I bet you wear leather!” (I don’t).

    These are the remarks of people who, unfortunately, do not have anything intelligent to say.

    Otto, Roesler, Anna, June = THE USE AND ABUSE GANG. At the end of the day, all that matters is how many more dollars are lining their pockets; which would seem to leave them a great deal in common with folks who sell drugs to kids. THE WANT OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL….The kids don’t know what they’re getting into; the people who love Marilyn and pay to see this sham don’t know what they’re getting into.

    It’s all so very disgusting.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Sarah Cruz — one day soon there will be a triumphant victory in the fight to protect our lovely Marilyn from the vultures. And you will be able to say, I supported and encouraged Mark in his fight. I helped, I did my part. Thank you so much for your good wishes!

  • johAn grimmius

    this mm blog has lesser reactions as the previous one, i think that also comes from the fact that when you click on the blog item on marks page ( http://www.markbellinghaus.com) you are directed to the blog from 6 febr, not to this one.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear johAn! That is correct–but I am not good with websites and I am having problems with the uploading and still could not post the German translation that Ralf did for us. I just called him in Germany and we chatted for a while.
    On the other hand–I prefer less traffic, as I am really busy right now, and have no cat fights this time I think is much better as well.
    What do you think?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND DUTCH AND GERMAN FAN CLUBS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    tO# 347Sarah Cruz:
    You are too kind, Sarah! I only can agree with what Ernest said in his wonderful comment. Please follow up on this and support us with your comments and I will really try to “behave” if that is possible and not too boaring…lol
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SARAHS LIKE SARAH CRUZ AND SARAH VERNON from England!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Well, at least we have a few people who are still following this tragedy that today has opened EXACTLY 6 MONTH AGO! What a nightmare. Do you guys think they are getting away with this MEGA FRAUD?!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE ABOUT THE WORST EXHIBIT IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND!

  • Sarah Cruz

    Mark re #351:

    PLEASE don’t behave! That would make it all waaaay TOO BORING. Besides, it’s pretty much my belief that one can only truly behave when dealing with RATIONAL people. That list does not include those with dollar signs forming their eyeballs!! I don’t think I need to name names here!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Well, thank you, I really feel the same way, but I seem to attrack trash–as I just went on some other blogs–regarding Jeb Bush being thge next President, and some blog about the illegal immegrant problems and one of those anonymous loser called me the Marilyn Monroe collector. Now since that guy has only a non working URL–how can I find out who and what he is. Got it?
    I invited them to do a little mudlinging contest here on my blog–but so far they are not showing up.
    Everyone should be visible and trackable. I mean we emailed each other and I know that you are for real–but bloggig is fun and some guys are just too much.
    If you do not agree with their opinion–they freaking attack you like hungry lions. Now I think I understand how Otto must have felt when I destroyed his 5+ plus year long dream he was dreaming of having this amazing success with a shit and ship load full of ugly trash that had a hard time selling in any garage sale–even at 7:00AM!
    I am still happy that I found out about this blogging, and that gave me the chance to warn people like you–who lives in California and now would never go to that criminal show and waste time and money.
    Or have you seen it already?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND DISCUSSIONS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    to # 348: As we say in Germany: YOUR WORD IN GOD’S EAR!
    Thanks Ernest–but you are at least as GUILTY as myself! lol
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND PROOF!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I am very happy to announce, that my warnings seemed to have worked–those absolute ridiculous and FAKE Pucci pants that this known criminal Frank Ferruccio tried to sell, DID NOT SELL!
    I guess the word is spreading faster than we could imagine.
    Wonderful–maybe some people finally realize that it is not all gold that shines and sparkles.
    In case he is relisting: Here is the number to look up on eBay, guys Marilyn Monroe Personally Worn Pucci Pants Item number: 7617144617
    Have a great weekend.

  • johAn grimmius

    well i guess they will be on it again, hoping to find a victim i guess.
    there were also bath towels on ebay from marilyns last brentwood home.( not the same seller as mentioned by mark) with a large m on it. they came from robert slatzer ( well from who else ) and they asked $8000 for it.
    well someone must be realllly stupid to bid on those and they looked like new ( after 40 years hahhaha, probably marilyn did not take a bath, they must be even older since lena pepitone already wrote about that )

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Hello! johAn! i think that is a STEAL! LOL Go for it–maybe we find another bathtowel with a J on it, so Ms. Jeannie Carmen can claim it was a present from her when they were so close friends that she never gave Marilyn her sleeping pills. Maybe subconciously Jeannie tried to save Marilyn’s life?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You are most likely correct–those Pucci pants are going to be on again or privately sold to a victem who thinks they got a deal.
    A deal alright that is–since that seller just sold a Pucci blouse and then had the guts to get eBay writing me an email and even calling me–that was a major boo-boo, as I refered them to my running investigation.
    And my website of course.
    But he is still selling like a bunch of cute kids their bitter lemonade.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    JohAn–still there? Happy Birthday again and how was the party?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Guess not–alright, Good night to Holland where it is 2:43 AM
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND NOCTURNALS!

  • johAn grimmius

    hi mark, well still here but not for long since its really late here now.
    had a nice birthday . maybe i will ask for the towels next year so they can already start saving $$, probably there must be lots of them ( after 40 years in new like condition, the shops are full of them, they only need to sew the m in it )

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Thanks johan, I blogged around and left some nasty comments on some other blogs, I have no clue how some author, a woman obviously can call herself “swingingpuss”! Isn’t that a bit too much?
    I mean I can call myself on fathers day “swingingschlong” and write an article called “I am my father’s son” and the sky is blue and the the Otto exhibit is shit!
    Go and crash–it’s late and we talk soon; must also walk my doggies and myself.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND “SWINGING” EVERYTHING, DOGS TOO!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh I already bought those towels for you, they are special, as they come with a COA from Mr. late Slatzer–no he is not LATE- he is DEAD.

  • Zarah

    Hi Could anyone help me? I recently bought a necklace from Staroddities (Mr Frank Ferruccio) on ebay but now i am pretty sure , after reading alot of Marks reports that is is likley to be a fake. I`ve had my doubts-i noticed that Staroddities seems to have any never ending supply of items once belonging to Marilyn.I know now that i should have done some research but i am very green when it comes to collecting-the thought of owning something that once belonged to Marilyn was so exciting i went for it .I spent £230 which is alot to me. I have a COA with the necklace which is supposed to be from May Reiss-can anyone help me get my money back and expose this crook?
    Many Thanks XXX

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi! Why don’t you email me your contact info through my URL and then I will get in touch with you. Phone number would be best and I assume you’re in England? I call friends there all the time. But please do understand that I can not give some advice through this blog–as I was contacted by FAKE SELLERS via anonymous coverage and they just wanted to find out how to protect themselves better!

    I guess people are becoming more careful and the last time I wrote a warning–that ridiculous pair of pants did not sell.

    Can anybody imagine that “Ms. Tulpin or Mrs. Reis” had more items than Christie’s and all the other famous auction houses COMBINED?
    I mean he is selling those for years now and not only Marilyn’s! That gal with the three H’s obviously bulled us all when she claimed to have an “FBI-FILE” against that gangster!
    They are possibly working hand in hand and sharing the results?
    Who knows.
    But we can step up and warn and warn and warn.
    Just like the first blog story made a big difference to the MM FRAUDSTERS and saved many people their admission fee, this will save people a terrible experience. And a headache, too!
    FREINDS THROUGH MARILYN AND FAKE-WARNINGS!

  • Usona Chastain

    Good evening, Mark — are you there? I have some thoughts I want to kick around.

  • Usona Chastain

    Okay, so I’ll start. Yesterday was Mother’s Day, of course– was it meaningful for you? Did you do anything special? I don’t remember my mother, she died when I was five years old. Is it a meaningful day for you?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    HOW CAN I HELP YOU TONIGHT? DID YOU READ THAT dAWN oLSEN BLOG? THE PICS IN THERE ARE REALLY TO DIE FOR–THEY CAN WAKE UP DEAD CORPSES LIKE EVEN ROBERT SLATZERS!

  • Usona Chastain

    I assume it was strangers who were insulting you– they would be the only ones foolish enough to bad-mouth you! I hope you put them in their place!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I CALLED MY MOTHER AND YEAH, IT WAS ALL NICE AND I WAS NICE–IT WAS SO HARD TO BE NICE, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? GOTTA CALL HER TOMORROW AGAIN, IT’S HER BIRTHDAY AND MY FREAKING ANNIVERSARY HERE IN LALA-LAND! I LEFT ON HER BIRTHDAY. I AM A HEART BREAKER HAHA

  • Usona Chastain

    Okay, I was just curious about your thoughts about Marilyn and her real mother, and all the other mother figures in her life. Do you think she found happiness in those friendships?

  • Usona Chastain

    What’s the Dawn Olsen blog? Where is it? Should I know who Dawn Olsen is?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    WHO–HER MOM OR MARILYN?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    WELL, I ASSUME YOU MEAN MARILYN, CORRECT?
    CAUSE HER MOM ALSO HAD SOME RELATIONSHPS, I SAW THAT PHOTO AND HER DATE LOOKED MUCH YOUNGER. MY OWN MOM IS ON THAT SAME TRIP RIGHT NOW–THE GUY IS ACTUALLY YOUNGER THAN ME! LOL
    WELL, AS LONG AS SHE CAN DEAL WITH IT–WHY WOULD I TRY TO CAUSE TROUBLE?
    SHE SHOULD BE HAPPY–THAT ALL IT COUNTS. I REALLY MEAN THAT.

  • Usona Chastain

    What I’m asking is, do you think Marilyn found any happiness/satisfaction with her real mother?
    And, did she find any happiness/satifaction with the mother-type figures in her life? Maybe the answer isn’t known – but I thought I’d ask you.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    IT COMPARES LINDSAY LOHAN AND SCARLETT JOHANSON, TWO HOLLYWOOD SCARLETTS YOU FIND THAT ON THE HOME PAGE ON BLOGCRITICS.
    THE PICTURES ARE REALLY NICE AND SCARLETT ALWAYS SORT OF REMINDED ME OF MM, AND HER NATURAL SEXAPEAL IS MORE THAN VISIBLE. SHE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE BULLEMIA DIET–THANK YOU GOD!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    mARILYN MADE SURE THAT HER CRAZY MOM WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OFF AFTER HER OWN PASSING! tHAT ALONE SPEAKS MORE THAN A SILLY MOTHERS DAY PRESENT! SHE TOOK CARE OF HER MOM! WHEN PEOPLE THESE DAYS JUST PUT THEIR PARENTS INTO A NURSING HOME AND THEN VISIT THEM MAYBE –TWO TIMES A YEAR?

  • Usona Chastain

    What about Paula Strasberg — do you think she had time and affection and interest in Marilyn — or was she just along for the money?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I BELIEVE THAT MARILYN WAS SCARED TO BECOME JUST LIKE HER MOM. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THAT FEAR–INCLUDING MYSLEF. THAT IS PRETTY TOUGH TO DEAL WITH.
    I MEAN JUST BECAUSE THIS PERSON IS YOUR MOM–THAT DOES NOT MAKE HER “THE” SUPER HUMAN.
    WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    DID YOU HAVE HAD A BETTER MOTHER’S DAY?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    ARE YOU KIDDING? SHE WROTE CHECKS TO MARILYN THAT COULD FEED A 7 PEOPLE FAMILY INCLUDING PUSSYCAT AND 5 DACHSHUND.
    SHE WAS TAKING IT GOOD–WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    SHE WORE HER FREAKING MEDAL TO MM’S FUNERAL. THAT LOOKS WEIRD.

  • Usona Chastain

    Okay, that’s a good point, about Marilyn making sure her mother would be looked after. I hadn’t thought about that. And the fact that the mother outlived the daughter — is that ironic, or tragic, or what? Or just sad?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I WISH TO BELIEVE THAT PAULA WAS MORE THAN JUST A TEACHER–AND SHE WAS, SHE WAS ALSO HER CONFIDENT AND SHRINK AND POSSIBLY –YOU ARE RIGHT A BIT OF A MOTHER FIGURE, NOW THAT YOU SAY THIS, IT MAKES MORE AND MORE SENSE.
    AND SHE ALWAYS WORE BLACK–JUST LIKE DRACULA–LIKE MR. WEINSTEIN MENTIONED IN THAT INTERVIEW.

  • Usona Chastain

    What freaking medal did she wear to Marilyn’s funeral?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    THAT IS WEIRED TOO. SHE WAS PRETTY OLD WHEN SHE DIED HERSELF. I GOT SOME NOTES AND THEY SHOW HER LOVELY HANDWRITING AND WHEN SHE SAYS NORMA JEANE, AND NOT–NOT LIKE THE OTTO FREAK COLLECTOR WHO IS STILL MAKING MONEY OFF HIS PHOTO COPIES ON THE QUEEN MARY WRITES INTO THE BROCHURE FALSLY: NORMA JEAN–WITHOUT THE”E”!
    HE IS SUCH A MONROE-HISTORIAN HAHAHA

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    LIKE SOME CROSS, IT WAS HANGING RIGHT FROM HER DRESS. WONDER IF LEE WAS ALREADY CHEATING ON HER–BEFORE ANNA STRASBERG DID HER FAMOUS “SUPER-AUDITION” IN HER PANTIES…
    I ONLY SAY WHAT I READ IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, YA KNOW? HAHA
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND WALL STREET JOURNAL!;)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    HERE IS THE OTHER BLOG WITH THOSE SUPER STEAMY SEXY STARLETS:
    Lindsay Lohan vs. Scarlett Johansson
    May 12, 2006
    Dawn Olsen

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    WELL, IF YOU WANNA FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PAULA AND LEE–I’D RECOMMEND SUSAN STRASBERG’S BOOK, WHICH IS REALLY TOUCHY!

  • Usona Chastain

    I read Susan Strasberg’s books — very sad, very touching. The P.S. is in the Vanity Fair magazine story by Patricia Bosworth, which describes the sad, so sad story of Susan’s last days . . . and how Anna Strasberg did nothing to help her.
    BUT — on to more important subjects — Scarlett Johanssen’s boobs! Who was that schmuck who groped her on TV?

  • Usona Chastain

    I just looked it up in my 26-volume pictorial history of WW-2, which I bought at Vons, a book a month for 26 months — now it’s mine!!
    As far as I can tell, the medal that Paula Strasberg is wearing is the German Iron Cross, given for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    WHERE? WHEN? WHY? DID NOT HEAR THAT ONE. BUT DON’T REALLY CARE EITHER. MAYBE HE WAS HIRED TO DO THAT?
    THEY HAVE ALL THESE STRATEGIES THESE DAYS…AND THEY WOULD REALLY FREAKING FEAR ONE THING:
    THAT THOSE PAPERAZZIS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THEM ANYMORE…THE JOAN CRAWFORD-SYNDROM…LOL

  • Usona Chastain

    and PS – don’t go threatening me with god for saying that.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    YOU KILLING ME–BUT–THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, JUST LIKE A HEAVY IRON CROSS AND SINCE pAULA WAS JEWISH IT COULDONLY BE THAT.
    WOW.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    yOU KNOW THAT THIS SHIT SELLS LIKE CRAZY ON EBAY–THEY CALL IT MILITARIA AND YOUR GET ALL THAT CRAZY NAZI STUFF. IT IS ABSURD AND SICK–BUT SINCE PEOPLE GO TO SEE CORPES ON TOUR AND BRING LITTLE KIDS WHO HAVE THEIR BREAKFAST NEXT TO A REAL HUMAN BRAIN THAT IS DIPPED IN PLASTIC, I WONDER ABOUT NOTTIN ANYMORE ;’_)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    IN THAT SENSE THE OTTO SHOW IS HARMLESS– BUT STILL CRIMINAL AND MUST BE SHUT DOWN.
    IMMEDIATELY.

  • Usona Chastain

    As for Scarlett Johansson: I couldn’t watch “Ghost World” past the opening credits. As for “Lost in Translation,” I couldn’t see past the misery and anguish of Bill Murray. I just saw “Match Point” and I hope I’m not spoiling it for you I tell you that she get shot in the face. As for Lindsay . . . Lindsay who?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    hEY–I THINK MATCH POINT WAS WITH KIRSTEN DUNST–WAS SCARLET IN IT? I NEVER WATCHED GIRL WITH THE PEARL (NECKLACE)LOL)EARRING. THAT WAS LOOKING ARTSY AND NICE BUT TOO SLOW FOR MY NERVES.

  • Usona Chastain

    In response to #398, about little kids eating breakfast next to a human brain dipped in plastic — how is that any more horrifying than the vision of Marilyn Monroe wearing billowing white bloomers with her name in black marker on
    the waistband?

  • Alton and Atlanta

    Marilyn in billowing bloomers is one thing.
    But I’ve seen the images (on Mark’s website, I guess) of the doll with the bobbling-head and the Marilyn-as-grotesque-troll doll. Now, THAT is disgusting! Gag me with an anchovy pizza!!!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    HUSH! THAT IS A $8.75 MILLION EXHIBIT– AND WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PUT IT DOWN, SINCE THAT FUCKER IS SO CONNECTED, THAT LIAR AND CROOK-LAWYER WHOSE DOMAIN I BOUGHT AND WHO WILL BITE HIS FAKE TEETH OUT ON MY ROCKHARD PERSONA.
    MARK VS. MARK — IS SIMPLY CAN’T WAIT TO BRING IN THE PROOF FOR THAT ONE.

    [Mark: Please STOP posting in capitals. It is the equivalent of shouting. Further ALL CAPITAL posts will be deleted. Thank you. Comments Editor]

  • Alton and Atlanta

    Trust me: “Match Point” stars Scarlett Johansson . . . in a loose adaptation of “A Place in the Sun” in which Scarlett plays the Shelley Winters role.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    thanks editor. will do and really did not know that. why would i shout? ususally only deaf people shout. did you know that? walkman generation’s victem # 526,478,962 sorry :(

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Here is another FAKE-Memorabilia warning!
    This just in–another fake Pucci item from the miraculous Seller with the biggest storage since the movie studio sales: STARODDITIES!
    here is another claimed Helen Tulpin item: a blue Pucci dress what has some nylon mixed in–according to the discription. The Pucci items that were sold at Christie’s were all 100% silk! So, this may also an indication. The other item, some Pucci pants were recently discribed here in this blog and they –oh wonder–did not sell!
    Are people finally waking up? Do they finally believe that it simply is not possible that Marilyn would leave her entire wardrobe to hair dressers and wardrobe personals?
    Here is the item #: Marilyn Monroe Personal Blue Pucci Dress 1962
    JUST LIKE THE SILK JERSEY DRESS SHE WAS BURIED IN Item number: 7620493097

    Again: that guy has sold more items than the entire Christie’s auction in 1999, of course from many other “stars” he discovered in local thrift stores!
    One of his most prominent customers and clients:
    Robert W. Otto!
    Do I need to say more?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND AUTHENTICITY!

  • http://marilynmonroe.com Marry Lynn

    90% of celebrities are prone to making up crap, and then the publicity agents take over and multiply that tenfold, then there are the billion suckers who fall for the crap.

    The buyers and collectors dont really care about the authenticity – it’s all about the zing thing!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    If you see that is seling on eBay these days, you might be correct. But I believe that people just believe things, just because somebody says so. I mean don’t you know the feeling when people believe an article, just because it is printed in some newspaper. And people say:”It’s printed, so it must be true.”
    Do you know that most case in the small claims courts are now “eBay-cases?!”
    People are being screwed by the second. Unfortunately.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    hi mark, how are things going with the roesler case about his name ?
    and is there any progress in this case against the fake mm show?
    its a bit quiet here i think about that.
    good luck anyway, you and mm deserve it.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    What’s up johAn…well; I wish I could tell you some details, but at this very point, sorry–my lips are sealed. They have to be. lol
    unfortunately.
    I gave so much away–so many warnings and they changed it accordingly. But: it seems that my biggest success is the disappearance of this JUNE DIMAGGIO creation of the Roesler/Otto team.
    You know, johAn that she was about to release her “biography” last January and then on Marilyn’s birthday! She flew off the 48HOURS show–her pathetic statement were edited out and yet the Playboy has failed to print a correction to that major boo-boo they have done. The accusation of this miserable liar need to be corrected and set straight.
    That is the least these people will have to do. To come out of the wood works and crawl out from under hidden rocks and then make up crap stories and use successful careers for their dreadful and evil plans is absolutely dispicable and wrong.

    I can tell you that nobody has ever heard a peep of that Popp lady and or Junie.
    The silence could be interpretated as the silence before the storm maybe?
    We will see. I am still not afraid of any of these gangsters threats, lawsuits or whatever else they are coming up with.
    They screwed over $1.5 million out of people with the most disgusting display and attempt to misportray Marilyn Monroe.
    He can and he will not succeed. None of them will.
    I shut up June DiMaggio and I will succeed in doing so with all of them.
    Anna Strasberg–dispite your silence: SHAME ON YOU!
    She is big time in with them–for the DOLLARS of course.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND HER DEFENSE!

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Hey, Mark —
    I was googling around for news about the DiMaggio auction, and I came across a column by a John McGrath of TheNewsTribune (I never heard of him or the paper). But he’s against such auctions, says that DiMaggio had been skilled at “keeping the public from intruding on his privacy.” He says he wouldn’t want to wear DiMaggio’s old shower sandals — and says he’s repelled by the idea of reading someone else’s love letters. What is your take on this?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi Alton! Good to hear from you and my answer is clearly, YES & NO!
    Well, let me explain:
    Once a person becomes a public figure like Napoleaon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill or Marilyn Monroe, their lifes most likely is of tremendous public interest.
    I agree that some itmes should be kept alone. That is why I refused to bid on any underwear or brasserie of Marilyn Monroe at the Julien’s auction in June of 2005. I am hoping and praying that if black widow Anna Strasberg is passing one day–that her undies will go up for sale and that she will break the records–record lows that is, that any auction has ever made.

    The love letters of Marilyn portray her as a wonderful and caring person. They are important to show that she was not that flashy bimbo that freak Robert W. Otto is trying to paint of MM!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Here is a list of Prices realized from yesterday’s Joe DiMaggio/Marilyn Monroe auction–for the ones who have no Google alerts set to Marilyn Monroe and have not heard it.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    The two-day auction, which ended Saturday, also featured items from DiMaggio’s short-lived marriage to Marilyn Monroe.

    The actress’s 1954 passport sold for $115,000 and a photo she had autographed with “I love you, Joe” sold for $80,500.

    DiMaggio and Monroe married in January 1954, but their marriage, lived out in the glare of media spotlight, lasted only nine months.

    A letter Monroe had written to DiMaggio, dated March 1, 1954, sold for $51,750.

    More than 1,000 DiMaggio items went on the auction block, including his Most Valuable Player award for 1947, which sold for $281,750.

    Two watches he was given as Most Valuable Player in 1939 and 1941 sold for $92,000 and $86,250. The 1941 season was the year of DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak.

    DiMaggio died in 1999.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    That is record HIGH for any signed photo of Marilyn Monroe! And that: 6 1/2 years after Christie’s. Wonder if our famous “Monroe-historian” or his famous mega lawyer buddy were able to secure those pieces for the ship of fools and their 98.9% FAKE Marilyn Monroe exhibit!
    If so–wonderful! That would mean a desperate attempt to create a real “highlight” since all the other ones are simply fantasy of that senile lady who finds boxes with writings on it. Either Marilyn Monroe or Trash written on it and then she mixes those items in there together and out comes: “Marilyn Monroe–the exhibit!”
    That is how it happened.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Alton, still there?
    Here is a highly recommended article that is only for the stronger nerves of you blogcritics loving readers:
    Paris Hilton-Lindsay Lohan Tiff: “Firecrotch” Not Nearly As Funny In Rewind
    May 18, 2006
    Dawn Olsen
    It really is fun too! And so GOSSIP–you’ll love it…

  • johAn grimmius

    well, i find it a bit sad that some personal stuff of dimaggio was sold at auction. i think he was not the person who would have liked that.
    but that was the same with marilyn her belongings.
    i must say, the photos of mm in the dimaggio in her passport and the ones not used are really very lovely.
    i already thought that her passport would sell for much. its a great item.

  • Usona Chastain

    That’s a lovely point you make, Mark —
    that the letters do show a loving Marilyn.
    Us fans have always known that — that’s one of the many reasons we love her — but maybe some outsider will realize it.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi johAn! Please admit it to all of us: YOU are the winning bidder! Aren’t you? lol

  • Usona Chastain

    That comment was a surprise — are you saying we should take Lindsay Lohan seriously?

  • johAn grimmius

    to 417 well wish i could say yes. but then i have to sell my house first . not a good idea i think.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    That is where Otto also fucked up–they displayed the “Marilyn & Joe ” room, as if they were lovers forever–we all know the footage where Marilyn is under tears and telling the world about their divorce.
    Yeah–that is sad, but fact and reality.
    They both moved on–like many of us have to in real life as well. Divorces aren’t fun. Tell me about it! lol

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Alright johAn: How about the signed photo to Joe–since your name is simular–I hope you did that one not go away!

  • Alton from Atlanta

    I hadn’t thought about the clowns behind the Queen Mary exhibit — would they really be interested in one of those expensive Marilyn/Joe items? From what you’ve been telling us, about their cheap ways, would they spend that kind of money for a real Marilyn treasure?

  • johAn grimmius

    to 421 well also with that one i still had to sell my house. better keep our (my) head cool and my house my own and do it with lesser ‘big’ mm items, which are also nice to have.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to #418: yes of course! She is a wonderful young and very successful actress and she already went through a lot of trouble dispite her age. Look at Drew Barrymore who was an alcoholic and got her act together and now is super successful beautiful and respected! Despite Charly’s Angels lol
    I like Lindsay very much–definetely way more than that dunkey faceParis Hilton. Sorry. That woman is stucked in the 60’s and she just reminds me of some bleached blonde Euro-trash hooker on crack.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Okay johAn–if you are telling us that you also lost out on the “cheap” love letter that you could have easily displayed with us, the ones that sold for “only” $51,750! You did not get those either? Oh, we are so disappointed. Now what? Shall I even continue talking to you about the bling bling accusations of that loser Robert W. Otto who had 24 VIP dinners and was stuffed over Christmas like a Christmas goose, but he is still kicking. Those poor geese are gone.
    Oh Otto is soooooo lucky. Isn’t he?

  • Alton from Atlanta

    I get to Manhattan about once every two years. I never heard of “Gotta Have it! Collectibles”. That’s the guy that got Joe’s most valuable player award — do you heard anything about him? Could he be the one who bought the happy birthday gown for a million dolars?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Link to Dawn Olsen’s article about the cat fight between Lindsay and Paris hooker Hilton!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Yes, Alton. He is a very well know and respected dealer and he bought the Marilyn Monroe autograph that I sold in 2004, the colored photo that was signed and that was on the front cover of the Christie’s catalog.

  • Usona Chastain

    Whoa! I can’t keep up here!
    What should I see of Lindsay Lohan?
    Does she have a tv show?

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Is it just a coincidence that some of the money from the DiMaggio auction will go to a children’s hospital? — I mean, doesn’t a part of Marilyn’s money go to a children’s hospital in London? Or am I getting confused with the Hollygrove orphanage? (And isn’t Hollygrove going to go out of business?)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Most of all the money goes right into the Strasberg money pool that makes her tick and get up each morning like her lawyer said in that Wall Street Journal interview–funny, that this beast that lives for money only has been so quiet ever since the Queen mary started screwing people over for–money of course. Anna get’s it all. Why do you think she is shutting her trap all this time?!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 429 as i remember he also boughht the barris ‘sweater’ and the maf photos and her make up case.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    If it is the same guy who bought the DiMaggio trophy–it must be the same guy who also bought the “Happy Birthday dress” he was there and bought it for a private collector who is known in collectors circles anyhow.
    A very lucky guy.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    My I add a name to the list of potential female superstars? JENNIFER ANNISTON.
    She has a warmth and a skeptical/suspicious attitude that I like. And she sometimes has an impish, clownish attitude.
    My take on Paris Hilton is that it’s all a misunderstanding.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To # 432:
    Nope! Thought you were mad at me–as I was just making a slight joke–but we know that you will buy some mega items and you will share them with your Dutch friends. By the way–is Holland in the Souccer world cup? We have hardly any coverage here in the States about that.

    Regarding–what you said. That guy was sitting right behind me at Christie’s and he bought the items that you mentioned–but he was with “Ripley’s Believe it or not!” And not the gentleman from “Gotta have it”
    I know they all look the same but they are actually different.
    The photos were trippy–but I mentioned that experience in a precious comment.

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Winning the lottery is luck.
    Being able to pay a million dollars for the “Happy Birthday” dress is NOT a question of luck.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi Ernest. Wonderful–cause finally we have a strong disagreement! I do not care much for that woman at all. Her acting abilities are very narrow and limited and if she would not care so much about the propper hair doe, she would be just a tanned multi millionaire that talks about herself in any annoying interview–like the last one I saw on David Letterman.
    I personally believe that she might be a Lesbian, cause I feel nothing ever happened between her and Vince Vaughn, who seem like brother and sister, and I did the passion of Spounge Bob going out with the other Bob–Robert W. Otto–the sexy potatoe head and face. They have more sexappeal than Jennifer and Vince. They are such a mismatch; and I always understood Brad, he must have suffered under her strong persona. Oprah & Jennifer? Well, that sounds more like a match in heaven.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Why do you think that Jennifer Aniston is “visiting” Oprah so often?
    And why do you think that Oprah “buys” the Tom Cruise BS–jump around and Katie theater?!
    Oh–duh–yes, that’s right–she is one of them!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 432 o yes, you are right . well, anyway they are not ours.
    well, i come across many items in secondhand shops which also could have been marilyns. i could better buy those and make big money on them. is not that a great idea?? or has someone else ( many )been before me on this?? well, they will not sue me, otherwise they would have done it already i guess with the other(s)..
    i do not know if holland is in the souccer world cup, since i do not follow sport, sorry

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Paris Hilton is a misunderstanding? What do you mean by that? That she was casted for movies–a big one! I agree. She simply sucks and stinks! In a different way of course.

  • Ernest Cunningham

    Why would Joe DiMaggio have Marilyn’s passport?
    and their marriage certificate?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    ;( you do not follow sports? How could you? The Dutch have some of the most supportive fans–for soccer that is! lol
    MM–of course too–if I may comment that you are one of the most faithful supporters and you will stay with us until the bitter end–until we “sink” which hopefully never ever will happen.
    No–it can’t! Please Oprah–help us. We love girls as well.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Erenst! Why Is Amsterdam in Holland and the worst exhibition–the most criminal still open to the public and on a historic ocean liner?
    Why do people flock to the DA VINCI CODE–despite the Vatican hates that flick?!
    Why are oranges orange and why is Marilyn Monroe still loved?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND QUESTIONS!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 442 well i am a faithfull supporter because this whole mm expo ect amazes me.
    it really suprises me that they have gotten away with it so far.
    strasberg sues people if they even use mms image on a postcard and they did not pay her for it. now there is this mm show full of fake mm owned items and lies about her and nothing happens!! that strasberg makes money in mm, well that i do not care. to be honest i would do the same if i had the rights. but she does it in an unrespectful way . at the moment mm is really used and lied about. $$ say more i guess as truth and honesty.
    its so different for what mm stood for and for what kind of person she was.
    liza minelli sang money makes the world go round in cabaret. well it does.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    here is the female version of that CHARLATAN James van Praagh: Erika Frost (German for Freezing point)
    Memories of Marilyn: Her Spirit Still Lives
    Spend an evening with paranormal sensitive Erika Frost and Bob Otto, curator, collector, and chairman and CEO of Marilyn Monroe Exhibits.

    Since taking permanent residence in Long Beach in 1967, the Queen Mary has been a hot spot for ghostly sightings and other unexplained paranormal activity. Erika has tapped into the mysterious happenings aboard the ship and communicated with its otherworldly inhabitants using her gifts of Vision and Astral Projection. Now Erika, along with Bob Otto, will walk through the Marilyn Monroe Exhibit and see if her spirit is present among the over 300 items displayed.

    The evening begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Exhibit, followed by dinner in the Chelsea restaurant with Bob Otto to discuss Erika’s findings. From there you will travel to the Observation Bar for “liquid” spirits.

    The price is $150.00 per person. The dates available are: December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2005 and January 1, 2006.

    You would think that Otto shouold be a spokes person for weight watchers by now–maybe he wants to break some eating contest records? Who knows. They ripped those poor fellows off, OMG!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Good point–Liza Minelli also got an Oscar–MM did not! Liza married a freak–and MM…well let’s not go there.
    Oh- johAn. You are right and you are wrong–I wish I could tell you more about this.
    But I can not.
    When does the Da Vinci Code start in Holland?
    So if you had the estate–you would not make sure that that aweful Hef would never rest next to Marilyn–when he was never there for her? Very recent printed a lot of lies and the worst photo besides the one that is in the dreadful Wolfe book.
    You would not built a mausoleum for her and give her a Hollywood blessed memorial?
    I would.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Marilyn Monroe – Enduring Icon

    On November 10, 2005, one of the most historic special exhibits ever mounted will open on the legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit, will open its world tour in the exhibit gallery of the Queen Mary and will feature priceless objects that were part of her life and now, for the first time, will be shared with the public.

    The blueprint for this exhibit began over 24 months ago and has been made possible by the combined efforts of three organizations, the estate of Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe Exhibits (Mr. Bob Otto, Chairman and CEO) and CMG Worldwide, Inc. The goal of the partners was to create an exhibition that tells the story of Marilyn Monroe that will reveal the impact of her as a legendary movie star, pop star, celebrity and international icon. The partners sought to do much more: The high-impact exhibit will allow an extraordinary opportunity to learn about Marilyn, the person, including her childhood, in order to understand why her legacy continues to be important to so many people.

    A Royal Location for Hollywood’s Royalty

    The exhibition premiers on the Queen Mary, a ship christened by British royalty with a renowned international history. A host of captains of industry, Hollywood royalty and world leaders grace the historic passenger lists. Over the years, the Queen Mary has validated its commitment to important international exhibits and earned a reputation for outstanding event programming, establishing the historic ship as a fitting location for the Marilyn exhibit’s premier in the United States.

    Alluring Design – Depth of Content

    The exhibit flow, designed by Marilyn Monroe Exhibits, is both intimate in its design and rich in content, resulting in high emotional impact. The collection features nearly 350 objects that represent six major themes of her legendary life. Visitors will come to know all facets of her life. The gallery will follow her early childhood, dynamic movie career, public life and her vast legacy. A high light of the exhibit focuses on her personal life, including her lifelong love affair with Joe DiMaggio.

    International Media Clamors for Access

    With the announcement of the Queen Mary as the premier site of the exhibition, international media attention has been overwhelming. The Queen Mary has selected KCBS 2 and KCAL 9 as exclusive, national broadcast media partners. They will chronicle Marilyn Monroe: the exhibit upon arrival, its installation and the events leading up to its conclusion, including what would have been her 80th birthday in June of 2006.

    Mmmmhhhh I would bet that they are going to be very quiet on MM’s birthday–extremely qiet!
    Does anybody know if that June DiMaggio is publishing anything at all?
    Maybe some more “old-geezer statements” that she found in a box which had written on it “LIES TO TELL ABOUT MARILYN MONROE”?!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 446 well now i am really curious about what i am wrong .. there must be something going on right now i guess.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 446 also, well mm has her oscar also. i bought one ( of those in giftshopes ect) and made a small piece of text on it for her. it stands between my mm stuff. its the thought that counts, is not it??

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    If your eyes were covered with a (Monroe) scarf and you were spinned around to lose the sense of direction and then we would give you directions by telling: hot, warm, like warn, mild, cooler, cold, cold-cold, ice cold and freezing, right now I would tell you: outch! it’s that hot!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    My mom just called me from Germany and she is watching a “documentuary” on MM and she told me that she doesn’t understand it–but they say in that show that MM was awful and a slut and whatever else negative–that is maybe also some success the Otto misportray is bringing along! The stupid June tales were hurtful like Arthur Miller’s spy like diary on her and shocking to all of us.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND FACTS! THE REAL ONES I MEAN, NOT THE JUNE DIMAGGIO AND OTTO BASED ONES!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 451 well usually its repeated what is written or said about mm ( as on others also)without searching for the truth. one usually only copys other peoples words ect. that was also the case with the a.summers book as i can remember. in popular talkshows here in holland i can remember that they just told the juice parts of that book and the juice ( usually not the truth) items about mm ect. people rather put someone down or write and tell what sells the best. i can remember from those talkshows how unfair i found it that mm was being pictured that way, just to make use of her for ones own cause, to be ‘funny’ or to stand in the spotlight oneself.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #449: That really is the sweetest thing I heard from you and that alone show that you are a true admirer of Marilyn! Waht a nice thing to do. Send me a photo by email and if I ever figure out how to get back on my own website–I may just post that.
    Wonderful.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Yeah–you’re right on this one, but when I asked my mom about the name of the show and when it was made–of course she had no clue. Well, that really sort of ruined the sunday for me, to be honest.
    Anthony Summers is wrong in my opinnion and if Tom Hanks really goes with that idea, well, that is Mr. Hanks problem–not ours I would say.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 449 well i put the text on it marilyn monroe best actress greatest star ever.
    well, best actress because thats what she really wanted the most i guess and greatest star ever, well just because she is !!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Absolutely! People do not understand and my mom called again and made me really ungry as she has no clue what she is talking–she possible watched an old show with that liar Jennie Carmen in it and all the other crap they are making up.

    People need to realize that Marilyn pulled through 30 films in such a short life and that it wan’t that easy, it is not easy today either.
    WE AGREE johAn. That is wonderful and just watching her signature films like GPB or HTMAM is proof enough that she really still is the BEST!
    The combination of everything. Never ever be reached again. From nobody.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You, johAn also deserve an award yourself: WONDERFUL AND KIND SUPPORTER OF MARILYN MONROE!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    My mom just called again and now she is watching a TV show about Milton Greene who obviously painted another picture on and about Marilyn! How telling. Now my mom changed her mind–interesting. And maybe that is what can happen to people who just blieve shit that is delievered on TV.
    You know that old saying “It is printed in the papers–it must be real!”

    That is the reason why The National Enquire or other yellow press papers are making so many $!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    OMG! Peter from Florida just sent me another scary ebay item that I want bring up here as a warning and maybe also publish the ridiculous wanna be authenticity that should make your skin crawl up like June DiMaggio’s tales in the Playboy of 12/2005!
    The ebay item number is: Marilyn Monroe owned used personal item Item number: 7622195148

    here is the fun read along but never to believe discription!

    Here is a beautiful yellow cotton floral top with 3 button front and two pockets that was the personal property of Marilyn Monroe. It is from the private collection of Charles LeMaire who obtained the item from makeup artist Ben Nye. Both worked in Hollywood and worked with Marilyn Monroe on many films. Comes with a singed letter of authenticity. Item is in excellent condition. Payment can be made either through money order, bank check, bank transfer or cash (sorry no paypal or personal checks). Payment must be made within 10 days of close of auction.
    SCARY!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I mean it is looking clearly to even the dumbest person on this planet, as Marilyn would give tons of her personal items to every make up fuck and hair stylist. It is amazing that Marilyn had some clothing left when she died.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 459 well, its all more clear now with the internet that those so called mm owned items show up all the time. i guess before internet it did not show the large amount of those items being offered. but now that its all concentrated on the net and for instance on ebay. well that large amount all the time of those items must people make clear that its nonsense for 99,99%.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    That’s correct and it get’s absolutely clear if you visit an exhibit that claims to have all those bogus items that are attached to hidious stories, created by a team of fraudsters; with the blessing and the claims of so called “authorities” who support that kind of crap.
    It is equal to selling fantasy items that they make sound cool and too good to be true.
    I mean they did not buy much at the famous auctions, instead they went haywire at so called auctions that were on eBay and most of the items were claimed by the friend of a friend of a long dead associate who probably never even met MM.

    If you walk into a store and robb items you risk to be arrested–if you display trash and put these laughable stories on them–you are applauded for. Well, almost I must say. lol

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Fakes on eBay warning! Thsi seller is offering too good to be real earrings and when I contacted him and asked for the authenticity–Bingo! Exactly what I thought. Another so called fake “treasuer” from the wonderful but so super fake Bebe Goddard collection!
    Sad that this woman who was a foster sister of Marilyn Monroe simply turned into creating her own items and sold them via this well known dealer who made way over a quarter of a $million on the shit he sold to excited Marilyn Monroe fans and collectors.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND FAKE WARNINGS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oops–here is the eBay item number of course:Marilyn Monroe personally owned earrings with picture
    Two letters provide exact history of the earrings Item number: 7622708534
    (the history is clearly FAKE!)

  • johAn grimmius

    those kind of items are on it all the time.
    i just looked and there are also other mm owned items, like nr 7623096334 and 7622195148.
    and people do bid on that kind of stuff.
    mm owned items are on ebay every week !! makes you wonder is not it??
    the earrings look like actual mm worn ones and the seller even referres to the christies 1999 catalogue in his answer to a question, very clever!!
    there is also hair from mm on ebay all the time.
    i guess one could even better buy the mm troll, then one knows what one will get and i am sure even that item is more worth its price as the so called mm owned ect stuff. ( although i have to admit, i like many so called “trash” mm stuff,but even this troll i do not like).
    i also noticed the mm charm blacelets which are for sale and which are inspired by mr ottos “legendary” collection ( as its written in the ad). well, first the prices they ask for it are really too much. and i also noticed that the items on which they are inspired are not even ottos. i noticed the white seven year itch dress ( otto even told that he did not collect those kind of movie dresses !!) and the misfits boots .
    really very odd.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Very true johAn! And the Seller also did not publish my question and his answer–which was that these bogus earrings are from the busted fakes seller Eleonor “Bebe” Goddard. Who used her “foster sister” title to make a good living. To send her “agent” shopping in thrift stores and have him scent some items over night with some Chanel No.5 sprayed tissue. To get the MM scent going into the items. How wonderful–from a foster sister–a woman who knew Marilyn like none of all of us together!
    Yes–those “charms” are really something else–copies of fakes! What an amazing criminal move that is! And it even got approval from the CMG! Can you believe that? Wonder what that organization who just gave out those awards–will think about that. Maybe they will even pull those awards for those people who seem to have no heart for Marilyn at all!
    I mean, aren’t they there to protect MM–or us from fake items instead of supporting them?!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    well i was also very suprised that cmg was awarded , after reading all about the mm fraud ect.
    well, awards do not say anything at all i see. looks nice on the outside, but it may be spoiled on the insight .

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Awards are there to be given or to be taken away–in the case of the fraud duo Milli Vanilli this just is what happened! They got stripped of their Grammy Awards, and well–Roesler and the super shameful CMG might be just that~!
    Hopefully and very correctly.
    Do people really play along with these freaks? I mean, johAn–did you hear anything about June DiMaggio’s book being release on June 1st?! lol
    Maybe on Jupiter or Mars or in her dreams–their dreams I should say.
    That one I see as my biggest success in this mission and so far–besides all the little but IMPORTANT changes to the fake exhibit!
    June is gone–that is for sure, at least in our books. And that is WONDERFUL!
    But there are so many other vultures in the loop. I was approached by a woman who now comes with the same ol BS story –that she was friends with Marilyn when she was eight years old and Marilyn brought her this and that piece from Japan! Un-fucking-believable and disgusting. Can you imagine Marilyn is coming back from Japan–with a whole suitcase full of “presents” for that sweet little “Dolores”!
    Heartwarming and sweet. For the retarded mummie maybe, but not for the warned collectors and fans who are now getting more sensitive to people who are trying to pull the very same trick! Making copies of so called “gifts” is not only absolutely ridiculous and wrong–it is just too obvious.
    Success is very close. I can smell it already! lol
    Let’s thrive these fake and phonies into the desert–where they belong.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    And: If CMG is getting this Award–I will peel my skin in a bubble and under water in the center of New York–without eve breathing once!

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Just checking in and posting to give my support as always to Mark and his cause. It saddens me that these people who are just out to make money off of the late and great Marilyn are doing so , successfully, and America just turns a cheek the other way. I am so glad Mark is making people aware of the (fraud) exhibit, and may the truth be told.

    Sorry Mark I do not have more time to catch up reading posts, I am only off in winter and this is my busy time but wanted to give my support nonetheless.

    Thank you and I am sure, wherever she is my grandmother thanks you for your sincerity.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Dearest Cindy! You must be a real PSYCHIC, as I just found out what a special day this actually is/was today. Well, we are three hours behind here in LA, but I just learned the most amazing NEWS. There is no better birthday present to be made for Marilyn Monroe, than defending her. OMG–I really can not believe this.
    So you must have had a special sense for this.
    I can just say that the time for justice is here. Yesterday ENRON, and today…well–it is amazing. It really really is.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN, PROOF & JUSTICE!
    YES, INDEED.

  • johAn grimmius

    well, no news here. thought to make this small note to get it in the fresh comments again.
    might help to make it notice.

  • Lakisha

    Mr. B -just saying “heyyyy!” and keep the faith; you in my thoughts and prayers cause Marilyn will be set free sooner or later and you is the one to do it. I AM reading the blogs when I can just cause I ain’t doin much talking don’t mean I ain’t supporting the cause you know I am. I love reading your comments that MILLI VINILLI DUO had me laughing “GIRL YOU KNOW ITS TRUE!!!”

    SET MARILYN FREE!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    CONGRATIOLATIONS, Ernest! You could not have made a better birthday present to Marilyn and yourself! Since you share her birthday. Congratiolations also to Mrs. Emily Sadjade. I am looking forward to meet you someday, but I bow in respect to what you two have done. Hopefully this will be only the beginning in an endless birthday celebration. Enough harm has done to the platinum icon, to the vulnerable Norma Jeane.
    Wonderful and respect for this. I hope that now all the screwed people who paid to see junk on display will get their money back.
    Way to go–way to go.

    Here is the article that appeared in today’s Los Angeles Times:

    Wednesday, May 31, 2006 · Last updated 6:40 a.m. PT

    Authenticity of Monroe exhibit challenged

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A display of Marilyn Monroe in a famous subway air vent movie scene in “Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit” aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif., is viewed on the show’s opening day Nov. 11, 2005. A lawsuit, filed Friday, May 26, 2006, in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that Monroe had no connection to many of the items in an exhibit that claims to showcase her possessions.The owner has previously insisted tha the items were authentic.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
    LOS ANGELES — A lawsuit claims that Marilyn Monroe had no connection to many of the items in an exhibit that claims to showcase her possessions.

    The exhibit aboard the Queen Mary, which is moored in Long Beach, features items including hair rollers, suitcases, a lipstick holder and a “red shiny dress” that the iconic sex symbol supposedly owned. Thousands of people have paid $22.95 each to see it since it opened in November.

    The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, however, claims that Monroe had nothing to do with many of them and that some were made after she died from an overdose of sleeping pills in August 1962.

    A spokeswoman for the Queen Mary and the exhibit declined to comment Tuesday to the Los Angeles Times, and the paper said it was unable to reach the items’ owner, Chicago collector Robert W. Otto. He has previously insisted the items are authentic.

    The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two people who attended the exhibit – Ernest Cunningham, author of “The Ultimate Marilyn,” and Emily Sadjady. It asks that the Queen Mary and exhibit organizers be forced to refund admission fees and also seeks unspecified punitive damages.

    “The Queen Mary should have done a little more homework,” said the plaintiffs’ attorney, George Braunstein.

    The exhibit opened on the ship after the Hollywood Museum canceled a scheduled show over questions about the authenticity of some of the memorabilia.

  • johAn grimmius

    happy birthday marilyn!!
    thought to give you my birthday wishes on marks site, since his mission is the best present you can get.
    thanks mark for that.

  • johAn grimmius

    well its already june 1 here in holland. see on my previous comment that its still may 31 in the usa.
    well, the wishes are the same ofcourse.

  • johAn grimmius

    you know , some people from the press really like to write or publish trash about mm.
    that is the case with some articles about this mm fake, freak horror show, as mark already wrote himself.
    there is a large dutch newspaper ( the largest or one of the largest in holland) de telegraaf. they have also their own website with articles. they have a small piece on it because of mm her 80s birthday. well, thats nice ofcourse. but they have a photo with it from lisa.m.presley as mm !! think they see it as mm. well next to that, one can comment or react to that article on the site and they make a choice if they publish the reaction . well , there are many really nasty comments by people about mm published under the article. i wrote two times something nice and also referred to marks website in it and they did not publish that comment. i even wrote them how silly it was they did use the really nasty remarks about mm and not something positive.no reaction.
    guess, they are in for the sensation and putting people down.
    trash that is .

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    HAPPY 80TH MARILYN!

    Wow–it really is happening! Wonderful. I’m on my way to pay her a visit and bring the breaking news–but we all know that she already knows, that she somehow defended herself. Through all of us who feel for her and still love her.

    Thank you johAn for you nice words, as always. I hope that when you come to visit LA, that I can introduce you to her.

    A wonderful, super sunny and seemingly hot day in LA. And we realize once more–that we all have to die, sooner or later. There is no way to stop this. But Marilyn went ahead of us and we naturally are hoping to meet her some day.

    We simply can not imagine how she would look at 80. Simply impossible. Funny–of all the days that were available, Larry King chose to have Liz Taylor on his show. She looked really good. Better in dark than in her bleached blong. The blond is for someone we all love. For one that fits it best: Marilyn Monroe.
    And just like in real life–Liz tried to steal MM’s headlines.
    But it was Marilyn, who won once again, and after 44 years–again.
    It is said that Liz Taylor made a shocking comment about the headlines that took over her own story that was planned to appear, but of course Liz’s story fell short.

    The lawsuit story was already published by BBC and it will spread through the world–until every person who knows who Marilyn Monroe is, will also learn about the lastest.
    Time for judgement has come–and what a better day to break this to the one who has been abused year after year, and especially since she has passed on.

    Happy Birthday, Marilyn!
    From all of us, who feel to have understood you and who would have saved you–if if were alive already, when you were in danger.
    You are not forgotten, you never will be!

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Happy Birthday Ernest W. Cunningham!
    You share the birthday with Marilyn, and we congratulate you for your amazing step into the only direction possible. How can we write things about her–how can we read things about her–how can we even watch her movies, when we KNOW that her own ESTATE is misrepresenting and abusing her. Making her look stupid and dumb.

    To all you people who want to see some of the real items that belonged to Marilyn Monroe–which include her reading glasses and many of her books, please visit The Hollywood Museum.
    A place that rejected the FAKE Otto collection and now is displaying some real and wonderful items Marilyn Monroe owned.
    You will be seeing her REAL hair curlers, and they DO HAVE hair attached to them–Marilyn’s!

    Anyhow–CONGRATIOLATIONS again to Ernest and Happy Birthday to you and Marilyn on this very special June 1st, 2006.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Suit contests QM’s Monroe exhibit
    By Phillip Zonkel, Staff writer

    A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Queen Mary and the curator of “Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit,” aboard the ship, alleging that items in the exhibit are fake and demanding monetary damages for everyone who has purchased a ticket to the exhibit.
    “Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit,” which opened Nov. 10 and closes June 15, consists of about 800 items and has a $22.95 admission price.

    The display is advertised to contain such material as Monroe’s sweaters, blue jeans, bathing suit, lingerie, objects from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, evening gowns, jewelry, sunglasses, shoes and hand-held mirrors.

    The other portion of the exhibit contains magazine covers, Monroe-monikered wines and dolls made in her image, among other items.

    The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, names as defendants the RMS Foundation Inc., which operates the Queen Mary; Robert Otto, the exhibit’s curator; and Mark A. Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide, which manages the estate of Marilyn Monroe.

    The plaintiffs in the case are Ernest Cunningham, author of “The Ultimate Marilyn,” and Emily Sadjady, a Los Angeles-based Monroe collector.

    The lawsuit claims Otto “knew when he purchased the items he displayed in the Exhibit, that the items were fake and did not personally belong to Marilyn Monroe” and that he bought a majority of the items from “questionable dealers, known to deal in fake memorabilia, without any proof of authenticity.”

    “There’s no provenance for the items in the exhibit,” said George Braunstein, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys. “There’s no photos, no documentation to prove these items belonged to Marilyn Monroe. You just can’t take a pair of underpants and put MM on them and say they belonged to Marilyn Monroe.”

    The lawsuit also seeks damages for everyone who “purchased tickets to attend the Exhibit in the hopes of seeing actual, genuine Marilyn Monroe belongings and memorabilia, when the vast majority of the items are believed to be fake.”

    Otto and his spokeswoman could not be reached for comment.

    Joseph Prevratil, head of the RMS Foundation, said he hasn’t seen the lawsuit and wouldn’t comment. Prevratil said the Queen Mary has an indemnification agreement with Otto protecting it against any lawsuits related to the exhibit.

    As for the allegations about exhibit items being fake, Prevratil said Otto told him the items are authentic and that he has documentation to prove it. Prevratil says he didn’t ask Otto for the proof “since the exhibit is closing soon.”

    Roesler said he hasn’t seen the lawsuit and would not comment.

    He added that CMG does not have a contractual or financial arrangement with the exhibit and does not have a relationship with the Queen Mary or Otto in connection with the exhibit.

    “The public was duped,” Braunstein said. “This is a lawsuit to give the public back their money.”

    The lawsuit challenges the authenticity of several items an display including: Clairol hair rollers alleged to have been used by Monroe with strands of her hair attached. The plaintiffs say the rollers were not manufactured until 12 years after her death.

    Samsonite suitcases that the plaintiffs claim were not manufactured until after Monroe’s death.

    A typewriter alleged to have belonged to and been used by Monroe. The plaintiffs claim she never knew how to type.

    A Spalding tennis racket alleged to have been bought and used by Monroe. The plaintiffs say Monroe did not enjoy or play sports.

    Monroe opera glasses the plaintiffs say are too new to belong to Monroe.

    A red, shiny dress allegedly worn by Monroe. The plaintiffs claim the dress is too new and there are no photos of Monroe ever wearing the dress.

    The lawsuit stems from controversy surrounding the Monroe exhibit.

    Several collectors, experts and curators of Monroe memorabilia have claimed that numerous objects in the exhibit are fake, and Donelle Dadigan, president and founder of the Hollywood Museum, said she turned down the exhibit before it came to the Queen Mary because of questions of authenticity.

    Otto, a Chicago-based collector, formed Marilyn Monroe Exhibits to display his collection. Otto says about half the material was once Monroe personal property. He also claims to own more than 3,000 pieces of Monroe-related material and says it’s the world’s largest such collection.

    Otto’s Monroe exhibit debuted December 2004 in Indianapolis at CMG Legends Museum. Until then, Monroe memorabilia collectors Mark Bellinghaus and Greg Schreiner, among others, said they never had heard of Otto, who refers to himself as a 37-year collector.

    Last November, in an interview with the Press-Telegram to promote the exhibit, Otto said that if other collectors haven’t heard of him it’s because he has kept a low profile and associated with people who knew Monroe and bought items from those individuals.

    During the week of March 12, the Clairol hairsetter and at least three other items that were questioned by Monroe memorabilia experts were removed from the exhibit. The other three items were a blond wig Otto says was worn in the film “Some Like It Hot,” a red evening gown and a bracelet that Otto says was used in the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”

    At the time, ship officials and Otto maintained everything was authentic.

    In an interview in April, Felton Hyche, the Queen Mary’s vice president of special events and sales, said the Clairol 20 Instant Hairsetter and other items were removed to “refresh the exhibit” and not because of questions of authenticity.

  • johAn grimmius

    can not imagine that otto and co can tour the world now with their fake horror show.
    guess they thought that people might be stupid enough or naif to be able to fool them that easily.
    i already read some small items on the lawsuit here in holland. guess that word is also spreading in other countrys. that may warn people if otto and co will continue i guess.
    do not know how this case will end in court, but people are warned this way for otto and his mm fake $$ making mm machinery.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You are correct–but let’s not forget that even though it was covered quite well here in the LA area, they still had a lot of visitors lately. I know that is unbelievable, just like the effect that occurs when people go to see a movie they have been warned about.
    You also should not forget, that it wasn’t only Otto, but especially Mark Roesler who were building up this MM–money making machinery. This arrogant lawyer went overboard, just like his “friend” June DiMaggio, who seems to have turned into hot air and dust.
    I wrote a Thank you note to Eric Olsen who gave me the first chance to bring this story to the public and without this blog idea–I am sure they would have gotten away with their crime. This is, and even though people might get tired of hearing this–the real power of blog!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Sarah Vernon

    Hi all just a quick check in and can’t stop but well done Ernest and friend for lodging that lawsuit. It popped up on the news here in the uk which was great. I haven’t been around much and so am way behind on all the posts but keep up the good work everyone and best wishes with the court case it’s about time they got their arses kicked.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    “LET THERE BE LIGHT!”
    News about the FAKE Otto/Roesler/Strasberg/June DiMaggio “joint venture” to screw the world is spreading as far as Indonesia! Wonderful. And through Google alerts you can see that is getting all over the States anyhow.
    Too bad that Robert Otto thought that his ridiculous letter he puclished in the Long Beach Press Telegram would scare me away…lol
    My god–does he really believe that the world is stupid and that people really do believe his BS stories of his tacky wanna be MM items?
    He should have invested in plastic surgery and be on “Doctor 90210″ as the taughest case in hisoty of television.
    Here is a little excerpt from the Indonesian newspaper:

    Panpel Digugat Karena Pamerkan Memorabilia Palsu Marilyn Monroe

    Los Angeles (ANTARA News) – Sebuah kantor pengacara Los Angeles telah menggugat penyelenggara pameran memorabilia Marilyn Monroe di kapal pesiar Queen Mary, dengan menuduh sebagian besar barang yang dipajang tak ada hubungan sama sekali…

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN & Google alerts!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Read this–I am called simply “the blogger” now…interesting article, very telling, too. This was in the Long Beach Press Telegram on June 1st, Marilyn’s 80th birthday.

    Article Launched: 06/01/2006 12:00:00 AM PDT

    ‘Something’s got to give’
    Marilyn Monroe exhibit is latest problem at QM.

    The Queen Mary is involved in yet another strange dispute. A lawsuit alleges that a visiting exhibit of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia contains fake items. Whether those assertions are true we cannot say, but we are concerned about the city icon’s reputation.

    From bankruptcy proceedings to a dispute between the city and the ship over rent credits, Queen Mary sailing has been anything but smooth in recent years.

    We are confident that a bankruptcy trustee can right the ship’s finances, but allegations like those surrounding the exhibit don’t help the ship’s already damaged public image.

    Now if items in the Monroe exhibit are indeed fake, or were never used by the starlet, the ship could be as much a victim as the viewing public.

    We know the attraction would not knowingly display forgeries or items that did not belong to the most famous actress of all time. But it is always a good idea to check out those with whom you do business. One notable museum turned away the Monroe exhibit.

    If allegations in the lawsuit are proved, and the ship is indeed displaying fake items, Queen Mary management and the curator should give disgruntled visitors a refund of the $22.95 admission price. But the ship should not have to fork over a dime until this dispute is resolved. And that may be awhile.

    Opened Nov. 10, the exhibit consists of 800 items, including sweaters, jeans, bathing suits, lingerie, evening gowns, jewelry, sunglasses, shoes and mirrors advertised as belonging to the starlet. Now surely some of the items, such as magazine covers, must be the real McCoy, er Monroe, but some were allegedly not vetted by collectors, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    The complaint, according to the reporting of Press-Telegram staff writer Philip Zonkel, names as defendants the RMS Foundation Inc., which operates the Queen Mary; Robert Otto, the exhibit’s curator; and Mark A. Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide, which manages the estate of Marilyn Monroe. The plaintiffs are Ernest Cunningham, an author and Monroe expert, and Emily Sadjady, a Monroe collector.

    The lawsuit claims Otto knowingly purchased and displayed items he knew did not belong to Monroe. Otto, in a recent letter to the editor, which was written before the lawsuit, stated that the allegations against him were false and made by a blogger.

    Joseph Prevratil, head of the ship’s RMS Foundation, told Zonkel that the Queen Mary has an agreement with Otto indemnifying it against lawsuits related to the exhibit and said he was told items are authentic and documented. But Prevratil said he didn’t ask Otto for the proof, “since the exhibit is closing soon.”

    Prevratil clearly had no knowledge of whether these items were forgeries or not associated with Monroe. He does not deserve to be dragged through the mud if he was indeed misled, but he should demand proof, no matter when the exhibit is closing, because this dispute harms the ship’s reputation with out-of-town guests.

    And it is those guests on which the city depends. Tourism is an important part of the local economy. The Queen Mary is one of the main reasons visitors come here, and they should not leave Long Beach angry.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Article Launched: 06/02/2006 12:00:00 AM PDT
    Friday’s Letters to the Editor

    Queen Mary
    RMS Foundation President Joseph Prevratil claims to have an indemnity clause preventing any lawsuit resulting from the Marilyn Monroe exhibit, yet he states he didn’t bother to check the authenticity of the artifacts, although customers were still charged an admission price to view the allegedly fake items \[“Suit contests QM’s Monroe exhibit,” Page 1, May 31\]. I interpret his claim to be that he didn’t know anything.

    Juan Pardell

    San Francisco

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    If you are looking for a good laugh–check out this “joke” of a “MM-owned-hoax. And the most amazing thing–it has 6 bids already.
    It is so ugly–no wonder the discriptions stated that MM “left it in her NY apartment” whatever!
    Besides a shitload of fake signatures–the Otto like scams seem to become accepted by eBay victems who sign on to the wonderful online auction site–and I tell you that I was pranked myself in the beginning–when I bought a real looking signed piece, and then received the worst piece of crap piece–that dude was in Romania and I lost $1,200 and never got a refung from proud and rich ebay!
    If I can help anybody else to not make such an experience–I am happy!
    And so far I have done that many many times as all the many emails I have received state.
    Watch out for eBay and auction fraud.
    Marilyn wasn’t as stupid as Otto & Co wants you to believe–she did not constantly leave items behind.
    I think that was more Elizabeth Taylor. lol
    Here is the piece:
    Vintage 1950 Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Worn Dress
    Comes with two letters of authenticity- one handwritten Item number: 7626130527

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    This was on E! online and also a funny way to put this…

    Some Like Marilyn Exhibit Not

    by Sarah Hall

    If Marilyn Monroe were still alive, she’d be celebrating her 80th birthday on Thursday.

    Unfortunately, the Hollywood legend died of a drug overdose in 1962, meaning that she missed out on innumerable technological advances, including liposuction, cell phones, iPods and, according to a new lawsuit, certain models of Clairol hair rollers and Samsonite suitcases.

    The latter two advances are at the center of a lawsuit filed against the organizers of an exhibit of purported Monroe memorabilia on behalf of two Marilyn-o-philes: Ernest Cunningham, the author of The Ultimate Marilyn and Emily Sadjady, a Los Angeles-based Monroe collector, who claim they were conned by the exhibit.

    Cunningham and Sadjady are among the thousands of visitors who have shelled out $22.95 to board the Queen Mary and take in Marilyn: The Exhibit since it opened in Long Beach, California last November.

    The exhibit claims to display a slew of the Some Like it Hot star’s personal possessions, including the previously mentioned hair rollers and suitcases, clothing, items from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, cosmetics and jewelry.

    However, according to Cunningham and Sadjady, who hope to turn their filing into a class-action suit against the organizers of the exhibit, Monroe never came into contact with many of the items displayed, including the hair rollers and suitcases, which they allege were not even manufactured until well after her death.

    In their suit, excerpted in the Long Beach Press Telegram, they claim that the exhibit’s curator, Robert Otto “knew when he purchased the items he displayed in the Exhibit, that the items were fake and did not personally belong to Marilyn Monroe” and he acquired a number of the items from “questionable dealers, known to deal in fake memorabilia, without any proof of authenticity.”

    Besides Otto, the RMS Foundation Inc, which operates the Queen Mary, and Mark A. Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide, which manages the estate of Marilyn Monroe, are named as defendants in the suit, which was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    Other allegedly inauthentic items include a typewriter (Monroe, Cunningham and Sadjady claim, could not type), a tennis racket (Monroe was no athlete, per the suit) and a “shiny red dress” supposedly worn by the star (too new, and no pictures of Monroe wearing it exist, per the suit).

    The suit seeks to force the Queen Mary and exhibit organizers to refund attendees’ admission fees, and asks for unspecified punitive damages.

    Otto has claimed in the past that the items in the exhibit are the real deal. However, the exhibit only opened on the Queen Mary after the Hollywood Museum canceled the show scheduled there due to questions over authenticity of some of the items.

    According to the Press Telegram, some of the items questioned by experts, including the Clairol hair rollers, have since been removed from the exhibit, though organizers claimed the action was taken to “refresh the exhibit.”

    But George Braunstein, an attorney for the plaintiffs, isn’t buying it.

    “The public was duped,” he told the Press Telegram. “This is a lawsuit to give the public back their money.”

    The exhibit of items, whether owned by Monroe or not, runs through June 15.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 487
    i just looked at the mm owned dress.
    i guess and that was probably a big secret till now, that marilyn had an extra job next to being a movie star. she worked in a circus !! what other place then a circus would she have worn that dress !! hahahha.
    the seller has also other mm owned items for sale.
    how stupid can one be. look at her low feedback and the auctions are private. next to that, look at the photos themselves, how silly can people be who bid at those. i guess people do want to believe, although its so obvious that it is trash.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    That is absolutely correct, johAn! lol you are really amazing by finding those facts!
    We all know that Marilyn was riding a pink elephant for a benefit/charity event-in a sexy dress that is now owned by a famous Spanish collector–Maite.
    But looking at that “joke” on eBay we will have to learn and imagine, that besides shooting 30 films in her short life–MM also were riding the horses in several Circus show attractions. What do you think, did June DiMaggio or Jeannie Carmen know exactly where MM wore that ridiculous dress?
    Maybe they even whipped the horses in attempt to make Marilyn of those–horses I mean.
    Great point, johAn. And as long as we two have a conversation–this blog is not dead yet.
    I hardly got time to comment anyhow, but to keep it alive is a good thing, too. People commetn daily on my website about it and in times of internet archives–maybe people can read this in 300+ years and laugh about it. When oxygen is more valuable than oil, I mean.
    Greetings to Holland and as always
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • S.L.I.H. Germany

    Just back from a 4week vacation to Spain…
    I’ve read the great news here in the blog and also on many newspaper websites, that Ernest and Emily have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Queen Mary and -especialy- against that creep Otto! Congrats and respect to both of them – and also for people like -especialy again- Mark, Johan and all bloggers, who fight for and protected the truth. Nothing better can’t happen to Marilyn – it was the best birthday gift ever!

    warmest regards from Germany
    Ralf

  • S.L.I.H. Germany

    Hi Mark,

    did German STERN Magazine ignore this important fraud on Marilyn? I didn’t found anything in the issue, which was published on Marilyns birthday. Did they cut down your interview on the editing floor? If so, I like to harass them with a steady “why not” letter-to-the editor campaign!

    Lets explain your facts to all German Marilyn fans (to a l l Germans) – they should know, that a native German is fighting for and protecting Hollywods (worlds) greatest star ever against people with dollar signs in their eyes!

    Together we’re strong!
    Ralf

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Well, you got a point Ralf! Thank you so much for your great engagement in this matter. But: As you know Germany and Europe is in soccer fever and it seems that even Marilyn can not outbid that amazement about this sport.
    Besides that the lawsuit was filed way too close to MM’s 80th birthday, it is for all of us most disappointing that the magazine which had many times MM on her cover would not report on this scandal. As you know yourself quite well how much she is still adored in Germany.
    Can you tell us a bit about the musical or is it a play about Marilyn?
    I heard something in the news but don’t really got the scoop on it.
    Who is playing Marilyn?
    Enjoy the world cup–I will try to find a station who is showing the opening live–most likely I will have to turn to the Mexican stations, as here in the USA soccer is still not as huge as one would think.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Cindy Fahnestock

    Just checking in and reading all the info on the lawsuit. I have to say thanks to everyone for such a great job. The blogs and dialogue, articles and now the lawsuit has really brought a lot of attention to the “fake exhibit” and continues to cast the REAL LIGHT on what’s going on out there. Way to go Ernest and Mark, I am thankful to see that the blog #2 is still alive and kicking. I look foward to updates. I hope you are doing well and loving weather out there, I am in busy season only one day off a month, or else I’d be posting a heck of a lot more. Keep the faith
    Cindy

  • S.L.I.H. Germany

    Yeah Mark,

    all here in Germany is soccer now! – Thank god we have won the first game – all soccer fanatics here hope for more…
    Try to send you informations about the Munich Marilyn-Musical to your personal email address!Lasst uns am Ball bleiben (in jeder Weise!)
    Ralf

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    IT’S A NEAT TRICK TO MAKE A GAY MAN (POSSIBLY ALL OF US HERE) SICK AND TIRED OF M.M. BUT SOMEHOW YOU DID IT-CONGRATS to you and all of your ficticious alter egos!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Ralf!
    Danke–Thank you for your info fresh from the stage!
    I am watching the soccer each morning on the Mexican TV, as you can not really find a channel on the American TV that shows the game without interruptions, for commercials of course.

    I am looking forward to your newsletter.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 496
    i was wondereing what you were talking about?

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    No you weren’t

  • johAn grimmius

    yes i was. you turned nasty i see. some time ago we had a nice chat about the movie brokeback mountain and its release in holland. probably forgotten.you were friendly that time. probably you changed..

  • johAn grimmius

    well, i came across him on his blog about brokeback mountain. we did have a nice chat that time. but i have not looked at that blog since.
    well, there are many different gay people. so if he is giving gay people a bad name, well its also up to the reader to think. there is not “one” gay people. they are all as different as can be. its also up to non gays ( or non bi’s ect) to think clear. one can not judge all people gay ect by one gay man and his thoughts or comments ect.

  • johAn grimmius

    well well, what an action !! guess thats all people do today i sometimes think. ridicule others. thats what you see on tv also many times and thats whats in today i guess..
    well, i am not a member of marks “fanclub”, i am a fan of mm. and she maybe gone for over 40 years, but she does live on in peoples hearts. that way one is never gone !!! and when one dies, does not say that the love for someone is gone, only because one is not “around” anymore.
    well , anyway people can get their anger out on this blogging thing i see..

  • Adriana (The Netherlands)

    Hi Mark,
    Keep up the good (but hard) work to fight this criminals! I am a MM fan myself as well (almost 24 years now!)and it is a HUGE shame that those “people” like Roesler, Strasberg and Otto, make Marilyn look like a freak!

    I am reading your blog since it’s existence, but now I like to give you my support in front of every one!

    XOXO and KEEP ON GOING!!!
    I am sure that those suckers will lost the “battle”!!!!

    Adriana

  • johAn grimmius

    well i am not offended by him or so. just as i already wrote, gays are not all the same. i am gay also,but that does not mean i have to measure myself with/to others.and i do not know what is written on other blogs to be honest. i only follow this mm one. and being gay is also about love, just as this whole mm thing is also. that we have in common. although its not the same i have to admit.
    well people can use their anger and frustration here on the internet i see.
    well, i am not the only one from holland i see who follows this blog. adriana is also from holland.
    glad to know that people do follow this. i wrote a couple of times about this mm thing on some forums, but almost nobody replied. i also send a link to a couple of dutch papers, but no one wrote about it. it was only mentioned with mm her 80th birthday that there was a lawsuit against the mm fake show. they copied that from the same press release about it, since all the items about it in the dutch papers ect were almost the same. guess its easier for many papers to copy news then to look for it themselves. its a shame.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Just to show you that I am not such a total loser and a*****e as you are trying to make me look like, Jet–I officially invite you to come to Los Angeles and I will give you a private tour through the famous Hollywood Museum, where I am displaying a big part of my own collection–including the real har rollers of Marilyn Monroe–and yes–they also have a huge Barbra exhibit and on the top floor is a gay pride exhibit that will raise your blood pressure! I promise. There are artifacts from the beginning of the Christopher Street movement and costumes from “fag hags” like Joan and Melissa Rivers, Petty La Belle, Jude Garland, Cher, and many many others whose name I don’t even know how to pronounce.
    But I know it would be impossible for you not to blog.
    Come and visit The Hollywood Museum at 1660 N. Highland Avenue, right around the corner where Marilyn Monroe’s star is embedded on Hollywood Blvd, in the walk of fame–in fron of Mc Donald’s!
    Why come and visit? Because you’re worth it.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 521
    i already thought that mark comments on other blogs too. do not know the problems between you two.
    yes mm is dead, buts she is not stupid and ugly and sure note forgotten. she may be not your kind of idol ect.but she is to millions of people still after 40 years.
    and when writing, use the correct words, how could mm have had a lesbian afair with jfk?? thats what your note says , reading it as it states. hahaha, thats news to us all, jfk was probably a transexual, but did not have the actual operation. otherwise he could not have had a lesbian affair with mm. any more suprising news??

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    JohAn! I appreciate your honest and sincere comment. I realized a long time ago that more people read this blog than I would imagine. That is why I posted the newspaper success stories in our case. To inform you guys from Europe and tell you that after over SIX MONTH–we made some progress and good things take time! It was hard for myself to believe that. When Michael Shermer, the famous and well respected skeptic picked up my story–other sites followed and after the lawsuit success the story was spread all over the world–even shortly after a heavy vulcano erruption–the Indonesian main newspaper informed their shocked readers about the fake MM exhibit! And it goes without a saying that Otto will never be able to show his trashy collection in that country.
    After having received many death threats the comments from that psychotic freak who is attacking me because I made fun of his rainbow watch–it feels like taking a mild shower on a cool afternoon on Oahu, Hawaii.
    That guy is just a sad excuse for jealousy. He is overpowering others and he can not stand that I had this mega success with hitting bulls eye, when I went to an exhibit where four criminals were sitting on a table and were about to screw the world, release a sad fiction as a biography that would have made James Frey looked like a sweet sheep from the Brokeback mountain scenario!

    I really could care less for this blog–today is sunday and I am doing some work since it is overcast and even sort of cold.

    I believe in Holland gay marriage is legal, correct? Can you tell this guy maybe that life continues–normal as it was before?

    Gee–this guy really has nerves to even believe that he will ever find a partner. lol

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    DON’T make me go and research all the complaints and warnings about Mark on this and the alternate sites and post them by Article name and comment numbers from BC’s editors, because you know I will copy and paste them right here.

    It’s a very easy task, hell there’s enough warnings against you Mark on this string alone to prove my point.

    As for you and your imaginary fan club, explain how in over 500 comments there’s only maybe 7 or 8 different names of commentors and that the vast majority are yours?

    You go right ahead and complain about me to Eric and see if he laughs right in your face. There’s documented proof all over this site on how much of an unwanted pain in the ass you’ve been and you know it.

    Drop it kid, and concede defeat.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Correct–johAn! It’s alright–I had to take shit from my own mother in Germany! She always loved Elizabeth Taylor and always judged me for loving Marilyn! So this is no news to me–there are a lot of people out there who seem to be jealous that MM is so adored and loved–even after 44 years! While nobody cares about Liz Tayler–who is still alive and kicking (she finally went back to black hair from her awful blonde period) and I must say that she looks great for her age.
    But once she dies–she will be forgotten the next day. Exactly like Jet and his jealousy towards an American Legend. Marilyn’s fame is still growing–her memorabilia is still going up in price–which is scary! You know that that signed photo for Joe DiMaggio broke records–over $80K! Wow.

    Finally my mom called me up and she said that she saw another documentuary with a different Marilyn in it–she felt sorry for her look at her and she regretted to have ever said a bad word about her.

    But you have seen what this –or better the former blog–did!
    ET edited James van Praagh out–the exhibit changed their display and many other things happened quietly.
    But they were noticed and they were obvious. They helped bringing down that aweful idea of travelling around the world for 12 years and either selling those fake mementoes at auction or including them in a museum.
    My blog already turned June DiMaggio into the fiercest attempt to misportray Marilyn Monroe–if you read that fools comment–it worked!

    Have patience–that is number one rule. people will realize that this guy has nothing else than being gay. That is cute when you are 21, but when you’re over 50…that is a different story.

    The same goes for the hetero world of course, too! Once you’re over the hill–you can flirt with hot young chicks–but unless you’re no Kashoggi or George Clooney, your in trouble.

    Anyhow–he can not insult Marilyn! Not him–no June DiMaggio with her fierce tales, printed in Playboy magazine and all the other leaches who are feeding on the dead goddess who is unable to defend herself–is she really?!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND PROOF PRESENTED ON BLOGS!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 527. well i do not like to defend anybody or so. but is this or any other blog a competition who gets the most comments as by as many different people?
    you are right about this blog, there are not that many different people reacting. do not know why. but mark his first blog was a huge success. really a lot of people commented on that one. well, this one has less. but to me it does not make it less important. and to be honest. where this blog and the other one by mark was intended for has had succes so far. so, many different reactions or not. it does get its goal. and hope it will all together finally. the people behind the mm fake show ect can not get away with it as they thought they could.
    and this blogging thing, its not a game? or is it?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To 532: Goo point–but I don’t think that any judge would throw me into jail for telling the truth about this psycho who started this fight–after I only posted some articles about the successfully moving forward case.
    That is in my opinion the real reason why that loser has gone mad–cause all he has is rainbow–and all he wants is a boyfriend and a huband! But wanting is not enough…as we all know there is more needed than wanting.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND EFFORTS, PERSISTENCE AND LUCK!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    johAn, are you still with us? I know it is getting late in Holland, and it is a sunday night–some people actually have to get up and go to a reagular job–if you know what I mean…lol
    Hope you can make it to LA sometimes. Parts of my collection is on display and they asked me to put more items in–I actually like it there, since I got dead threats and you never know if they might burn down my home out of anger…
    Thanks for your support, johAn.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND HAPPINESS!

  • JoAnne Birdwell

    Believe it R not, I became a Marilyn Monroe Fan when a friend give me the link to this blog and I started reading all that stuff with all that nastyness and ugliness.
    But I saw throught it! and I saw that someone was fighting to save Marilyn Monroe from those people who can’t appreciate her or think she’s somekind of oversexed creature who seduces people. But pople stopped writing stuff and then today myfriend called me again and said they’re fighting again. I sdon’t pretend to know what’s going on but it looks to me like some people are trying to protect Marilyn MOnroe from people taking advantage of her and cheating poeple and making money out of lies and cheating people. So I cant put up with all that ugly stuff and namecalling but I do want to know the truth.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Joanne, thank you for making that point. Can you share with us from where you are writing?

  • Usona Chastain

    Can I get a straight answere HEre? I have one question: did Mark stop the show (on the Queen Mary) or did he not? Is it still going? Are they still going around the world to cheat people who don’t know better? Or will they have to give everyone’s money back

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I am very happy that you became a Marilyn monroe fan through my blog–that is simply wonderful and besides the many emails (literally thousands of them since I started here on blogcritics and since I created my own website) most of the people appreciate that I opened their eyes about the ongoing fraud in many ways–such as eBay and classic auctions.
    I really apologize for the rough language–the words and the anger in many comments–many of my own. But it was somehow neccessary, as sweetness would have just be run over with a truck or with the famous silver Ferrari with JDEAN-license plate that is owned by the most arrogant lawyer that has walked on the face of this, our mother earth.
    America or not–these people were about to screw the world and go from country to country to present their shit to believers who would not know better! Now they do.
    Some insane and stupid people are either jealous or completely blind.
    They care less for anything than their own sexuality–some other people care less for that.
    So everyone has their priorities in life.

    June DiMaggio has become a rolling eyes upward joke–and that through the strong power of blog.
    Wonderful.
    But the world will not be screwed for $50 to $100 million over the course of the next 12 years! That idea is dead–and the the name Robert W. Otto will make people laugh.
    That is what they were simply asking for–by portraying MM as a stupid bimo who had no taste and personality. Now they are the ones who end up just like that.
    Sometimes life is FAIR!

  • Wally Truesdell

    I don’t know if the Marilyn show on the Queen Mary has been shut down, but I did read in the paper that a lawsuit has been filed against it. Won’t that shut it down?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to#538: As of today–the show was extended three times–that was before the lawsuit was filed. It was scheduled to close on the 15th of June.
    As my informants told me–they are not going to continue to move to Nevada. But of course we will make sure that this is a fact.

    In my opinion they would be pretty obvious and stupid to do so–but on the other side they must be under pressure–since the space is booked already.

    I am not sure when this lawsuit will actually go to court–and if the parties that are named in the lawsuit have been served yet. But of course they will try to fight it.June already stated that now she can’t remember where those curlers were coming from.

    People don’t realize that this whole thing is an industry on it’s own–only to create millions of dollars for some greedy people who we all know of.

    It’s not going to happen.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to #540: Not neccessarily. But it surely helps. I mean all the people who were working with them–are now being subject for possible lawsuits. A big Hotel in Vegas–that is displaying a fake show like the Queen Mary did–without any independent checking about their authenticity, will be subject for another lawsuit–OF COURSE!
    Thank god! lol

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Mark in #541 — what a statement! that an industry has been born out of phony Marilyn Monroe collectables! It’s so blatant — why don’t people realize it?! Why doesn’t the estate of MM do something about it — or is that a stupid question?

  • Usona Chastain

    Maybe the estate of Marilyn Monroe IS doing something about it — if you know what I mean (nudge nudge, wink wink, as Monty Python would say).

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    That’s right–and how! I mean so far that master b***h has not opened her trap about the fake exhibit! How could she anyhow–the estate is one of the S-P-O-N-S-O-R-S!
    Go figure.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh and: I bet that some people are already waiting for the Otto shit on wheels to move to another location–will they file another lawsuit as easy as 1-2-3!
    lol
    One day we will see an exhibit with the underwear of the biggest criminals on display–I bet that Otto’s is right next to Charles Manson’s and his wig is also in a showcase. Maybe even at Ripley’s BELIEVE IT OR NOT! It is that bad.

  • Patsy Ruth Miller

    I have a question for Mr. Bellinghaus.
    All the phony Marilyn Monroe stuff out there, the TONS of it! (Not just in exhibits.) How much is eBay responsible for it? Can you answer that without getting in legal trouble?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh definetely! eBay is a wonderful creation–but as with the creation of man–there also came something else along: evil.
    I was pranked myself by a fake seller who sold me a fake autograph that was presented as the real deal–the real one he showed in his auctions never made it–he said that it was damaged by the post office. I still have this autograph as a warning for others. I did not believe that buying from Romania would carry some risks. But I have to admit that I would be very careful and most likely not buy from there.
    I paid $1,200 and never ever got a refund and no help from eBay either.
    You learn from your mistakes I guess and life is too short to be mad about it–but I have warned so many people–they will be careful.
    In that way it was worth it.

  • Wally Truesdell

    I just LOVE the idea — a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not display of the underwear of criminals! It lends itself to all kinds of vulgar and disgusting images–which means it would be right at home in Hollyweird! Email it me when it opens!

  • Patsy Ruth Miller

    Thanks for your quick answer about eBay. Can you say more? Is there a safe way to buy from eBay?
    Do you have any suggestions?

    Also: did you complain to eBay about your phony
    autograph?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh I will–I might even write a new blog about it. I just wonder if Otto used the same marker he used for those ridiculous underpants when they marked them with “Marilyn Monroe” and then some reporters even believed that number. Nothing is impossible–that should give hope for Jet–he might even find a husband. We wish him luck for it.

  • Wally Truesdell

    Thanks! And I LOVE the way you refer to the exhibit as Otto’s “S–t on Wheels”!
    You’re a poet!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Trust me that I filed case after case and never got a refund. It is just money and I learned my lesson. Maybe that is also part of why I went so massive against those criminals. I was pranked when I believed some losers their story. Many years ago–and now I can warn people who have been pranked! I was able to get many people their money back for fraudulent items they bought for example from one guy that is selling more star clothing than Christie’s ever did!
    I could paste in some email that would be most telling and maybe warn more people.

  • Usona Chastain

    Am I reading this right — that Otto has a pair of white underpants with Marilyn’s name written in them? Is that a joke? I mean an intentional one?
    Maybe they’re Otto’s?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Not a poet–more a realist–I really love Charles Bukowski! His poetry is besides Heine and Shakespeare’s sonnetts my favorite.
    Otto was spitting in all of our faces–Roesler was kicking our guts with giving his blessings and now we realize what they got away with so far.
    The universe is fair–I believe in that, too. They will get what they deserve–they screwed too many people–like this girl who told us on the blog that she flew in from Australia–extra to see that show on the historic ocean liner.
    What a wake up that was when she read my first blog…but she is still in touch with us and supporting what we have achieved so far.
    Justice will be served—the correct way. And it ain’t be pretty for Otto & Co–nobody will believe his tales he has for all his crap on display.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    No–not a JOKE! I wish it was–he also has jeans that have the very famous initials “MM” with black marker–as MM always washed her private clothing at the studio. While she was living with June DiMaggio or now the latest one, who is trying to make money on MM: Dolores Hope Masi.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    That woman contacted me about my website and was all against Roesler and Otto and then she invited me regarding her”collection” that accordingly to her own statement was “left at her home” where Marilyn stayed for eight month. Too bad that none of the biogrpaher heard of that lady either.
    She seriously was on Access Hollywood–and just like Otto she has her own line of jewelery that MM “gave her”.
    She has some cool footage of MM in color–that is pretty much the best–but she also could have bought that one at a swap meet. Or maybe eBay.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I contacted her “associate” and asked to look at items from her collection.
    I finally got the links and images via email–OMG!’
    I had the June & Otto–deja vu instantly.
    Those ugly cat earrings and the fur earrings–the powder compact and the engraved lighter–no way Jose!
    Another fraud–another story.
    And that lady was butter sweet in the beginning and wanted to fly me to Vegas to the opening of her exhibit.
    I immediately told her off and said that I do not want to have anything to do with her.
    She freaked out on me and called me jealous and unreal (those were just about the kindest words I remember) the others would even make Mr. Charles Bukowski blush if he were still alive.

    I thought to myself–poor Marilyn! Another freak who is trying to feed on you and I bet that this Dolores Hope Masi, who seriously tried to make me believe that she is the god-duaghter of Bob Hope, would have had more success in selling her shit–if there wouldn’t have been the first blog and now the lawsuit against those fraudsters.
    Sorry. But the stuff I saw made me really sick to my stomach–and I am not good with hiding my true feelings.

    My lesson I can pass on–don’t trust anyone!

  • Mrs. Mildred Earline

    I came to this blog late and am leaving early — I have a hungry family to cook for! The crux of the matter, as I see it, and the lesson to be learned — is in Mr. Bellinghaus’ statements about warning people who have been pranked (cheated), and about helping people get their money back. Is there anyone else out there who is doing that? Is eBay doing that? Is the Better Business Bureau doing that? I thank Mr. Bellinghaus for his efforts and his dedication to Marilyn, and I’ll thank anyone else who is doing that. You know where to find me. Best wishes, (Mrs.) Mildred Earline

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    johAn! You are so into this stuff–look her up on Google–she looks like a crossing between a broke down Anjelica Huson and a homeless Merryl Streep.
    Why are all these fraudsters so damn ugly? Can anybody answer me that?
    I mean you guys make my appetite go away–I look at a photo of chinless Otto and I don’t even are at risk of Bullemia–i turn straight annorexic(those are the people who do not like food at all!)
    If you imagine a pig–caught after it was feeding for days–you put it into a tacky suit frm one of these Ross stores, you throw on a bad wig and on top of that some ridiculous glasses–that’s it: you got Otto.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #561: I appreciate you kind comment. Please come back and share your thoughts with us when you got a chance-especially if you have family! Teach your kids not to believe in the storck–babies are dilivered in different ways–but they might know already via myspace.com
    Enjoy your dinner!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Greetings and Congratiolations to the ones who gratuated yesterday at CALSTATE! You have supported us and came up with so much info! Thank you and FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Who screwed up?! You’re telling us that this Masi woman is selling Marilyn stuff while the Queen Mary stuff is still on display? Didn’t somebody tell her that she should wait at least a couple of days before setting up her tent?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    This just came from Ana from as far a Argentina! If someone could translate this for me–I only understand that she must have heard about the Queen Mary exhibit as being sued.
    So even if Otto & Co would get away with shipping his tacky and fake shit around the world–which counties are left?
    Who does not know about the scandal–involving June DiMaggio and the 1974 hair roller debacle.
    Maybe some eskimos on the northpole would enjoy that tacky display? I doubt is–but at least Otto’s fake smile would freeze into a scary mask that we could copy and sell as a Halloween hit!
    To scare off old criminal ladies who try to tell us about second helpings, Marilyn and wild duck and rice.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Mr Mark: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Lei en los diarios que ya inicio los tramites para desenmascarar el fraude del Queen Mary, ¡que alegria! le deseo por todos los que amamos a Marilyn el mayor de los exitos. Gracias en nombre de ella y de todos nosotros. Ahora le quiero hacer una pregunta, ¿ Si por ejemplo a una le gusta un vestido o un pulover como el que ella tenia. y lo envia hacerselo igual para tener o lucir una ropa al igual que ella, esta mal? por ejemplo a mi me encanta el sueter que ella luce en las fotos que le saco Barris en la playa seguro usted lo vio, que pasa si yo me tejo uno exacto para usarlo? estaria mal?. Bueno espero su respuesta y nuevamente Felicitaciones, Ana.

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Hey Mark, what do you think of a Marilyn Clearing House — to authenticate good stuff and to warm against the bad stuff. Could such a thing be done?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to#565: Exactly! lol
    some people really need to learn to be patient. At least let Otto first go to jail for his crime–and then offer your copies of fakes–wh also told me that the famous CMG asked for some $100K in order to okay it–she is sueing, that is at least what she said–but naturally I do not believe that of course.
    I am skeptic.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #568: Good idea and we talked to other collectors about this idea already.
    But naturally it is problematic–I called Christie’s in NYC and warned them about an autograph that in my opinion was a fake one and that was sold prior on eBay by one of the most famous forgers.
    It sold for over $7K! What can you do about that?
    I also warned Julien’s from whom I bought so much shit myself–he did not pull the auctions and they sold. Who really gives a crap?
    I still do.
    I mean I am no eBay police–but once in a while to poste something ridiculous is also important to remind people that real MM items are almost impossible to find these days.
    Unfortunately.
    Jill would be great for doing something like this–but she has family and seems busy anyhow.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Here is a “nice” email from STARODDITIES to a buyer he just pranked–she is from England–and luckily she got her money back for a fake chocker that guy sold as Marilyn’s. But this is really the exception. Most of the buyers will never see their hard earned cash.

    Terry,

    It is such a shame that you have been rooked by whoever it is that misinformed you about your GENUINE Marilyn Item. I think that it is a horrible thing that you THINK that I would do this on purpose. There are TONS of Marilyn Experts, such as Mark Bellinghaus, Heidi Hanson Hidrobo, etc, that are looking to cause big scandal because they consider themselves an authority on Marilyn, to which they are NOT. The Only authorities on Marilyn are gone, all of my items have been fully authenticated via CMG, the management of Marilyn’s Estate, and Mark Roesler who is in charge. I know where these items came from having met May Reis personally many years ago, since she worked for my good friend Ms. Barbra Streisand-Brolin. What you own is a genuine Marilyn Necklace, jealous people, “Experts”, might think it is not, but I KNOW the truth. As far as the paper is concerned it is dated from when 1990 or 1998?? So really not 27 years old, people who keep important papers in their air tight saf e deposit boxes, document remain in NEW APPEARING condition. What I suggest to you, is for you to send me the necklace with the original documentation back to me Global Express Insured for full value, upon receipt of these items I will issue you a full refund including shipping both ways, how fare can you get? Please dont throw around threats of FBI Fraud Investigations and other “Authorities”, this is an international transaction over a computer, they wouldnt get involved and i have PLENTY of PROOF, via receipts, pictures and witness statements that know where & how my items were purchased. Dont make accusations, that might find you liable, for a copy of this email will go to Ebay’ Security Department, you cant threaten another person, its against their policy. I am not giving you a hard time, just an education. I suggest that you tell your “Experts” they better watch themselves too, because they are WRONG about my items, and will be sued for liable, if neccessary. Sorry for y our dismay, and know that you will NEVER find another true Monroe item, for that price again. Upon receipt of original documents and original item in the same condition as shipped you will be issued a full refund including two-way shipping.
    Sincerely,

    Frank ferruccio

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Changing the subject for a moment — you say that authentic Marilyn items are becoming impossible to find. Do you think that maybe there’s authentic stuff out there that Marilyn really DID give to a friend? For instance, did Marilyn ever give stuff to friends that hasn’t yet shown up at auction? Pat Newcomb, for instance: has she ever sold anything?

  • johAn grimmius

    to 570. what is the so called “shit” you bought from juliens?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You got a good point here–also Arthur Miller for example. I mean the recent Joe DiMaggio items were definetely REAL! They were sold by Joe’s grand daughters and not by his wanna-be-niece who clams to have made a pizza for MM. And then retrieved the pizza pan and some other ficticous shit that ended up on the ship of fools, the Queen Mary!

  • Usona Chastain

    Hey, Mark, thanks for sharing that letter from STARODDITIES — what an eye-opener! What a statement: “Sorry for your dismay”! That’s a classic — someone should make a line of greeting cards to send on any occasion when someone gets screwed — You’re stood up at the altar: “Sorry for your dismay!” The landlord kicks you out on the street: “Sorry for your dismay!”

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    johAn: that is an expression–like all the shit I bought. meaning over 23 Lots of his auction–which made it a high percentage. I bought two pots and I am not 100% sure about one of them, as I recently discovered a very simular one. It would not surprise me, as Julien’s mixed in siome fake items in his big auction. As we both know. Do not worry, the cosmetics and hair products originated from the big storage in NY. I still believe in those–as the age is visible and also smellable.
    I have no intention to participate in any further auction of that man.
    He did not pull those four auctions that I complained about–and after I participated in his biggest sale as one of the biggest buyer he can not pull those fake pieces?
    That is really how the trouble started before that Otto criminal even arrived here on the scene–the battle line of fraudsters…he took away my focus on Julien’s fake items.
    It is also very telling that this man to whom I spent over 60K did not send me a catalog for his latest auction.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Can I copyright that idea? Bingo–that is a cool idea. Your dog got run over–sorry for the dismay.
    You lose $1200 Dollar to a fake seller from Romania: SORRY for your stupidity and dismay, Mark!

  • Alton from Atlanta

    That Frank Ferrucio character — what a character! How can he say that “the only authorities on Marilyn are gone” — when the formidable Evelyn Moriarty is alive and kicking and snarling at anyone who dares make a false statement about her beloved Marilyn!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Way before the Otto shit exhibit arrived, I called the LA Times and tried to bring their attention to the fake items that were going to be auctioned off at Julien’s and their first question was: “How much money are we talking about?”
    Now we have the over $1.5 million admission fee mark easily surpassed and they still seem not really interested. Why? Because they made a lot of money on printing advertisement for that scandalous exhibit.
    It was also a great deal fault of that paper that people in this area were not warned about the characters without any proof whatsoever –people like June DiMaggio and Robert W. Otto, who have mutated into a JOKE!
    I bet that June is making her famous anchovy pizza and will have a lot of fans and admirier–in HELL!

  • Wally Truesdel

    The photographer George Barris is still alive and kicking. As is Douglas Kirkland. As is Marilyn’s half-sister Berniece Miracle.
    I don’t know if they could be seen as “authorities” (but then who isn’t, when it comes to Marilyn Monroe?)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I met Evelyn as well many times at meetings and I hear she is still hanging in there. She had “bite” as I call it. She would not put up with those fake shitheads like the late Robert Slatzer. She told me quite some cool stories when we stood outside–smoking a cigarette together. She smoked those very thin cigarettes. Bebe Goddard had to take more than one cigarette break during a meeting. Too bad she turned out to be such a disappointment. I bought her necklace that is made out of gold–and says Bebe. Just like the famous company but way before that one. Is she with Marilyn now? I don’t think so–she must be starving and waiting for June to arrive with a load of her awful anchovy pizza–in hell! lol

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I agree. Authority is a quite stretchable title I guess.
    Robert W. Otto was called an “authority” and even more–a “MM-historian” when he really knows shit about her.
    He bought a $400 Dollar fake dress on eBay and turns it into “the back up dress” for the $1.26 million dollar gown–and that freak is able to sleep at night?!

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Mark: do you have any thoughts about Clark Kidder’s book on Marilyn collectables? Is it reliable?

  • johAn grimmius

    to 578. oh, i understand. but you know. i am also sceptic about some big auction houses. as i already wrote before on this blog. in the 1999 christies sale there were also items people had their doubts about or were not what they were written about in the catalogue. strasberg could have sold items which were not mms, but nobody would know for sure. only strasberg does. but ofcourse she would never tell.
    that goes for other celebrities auctions also. i once saw a marlene dietrich collector on tv. he bought some stuff maria riva ( dietrichs daughter) auctioned from dietrichs personal stuff. well the dietrich fan bought some, but he also said, that maybe maria riva also put in some stuff which was not dietrichs, but who will know?
    that goes the same for mm items. unfortunally, as long as people are interested in stars items, it will happen i am sure.
    as for the cosmetics ect, well i also ( like to ) believe that it were mms, but we will never know for 100% sure. i am aware of that also. but its really more likely to have been mms (regarding their “background”) as most other stuff that pups up on internet auctions .

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Absolutely! Thank you johAn! so true–and like we mentioned before–that woman turned over some stupid items that had nothing to do with Marilyn and sold them at the same Julien’s auction. Like the invitation from the White House to the arrogant Strasberg fucker–who never executed Marilyn’s will the right way–who married this “performer” and unsuccessful actress who auditioned in her underwear. her name: Anna Strasberg!
    As it was written in the famous Wall Street Journal.
    Yes–you are correct and I feel sick even thinking about it. maybe I have been pranked by her as well–but in that case, I am the one who is sueing for sure!

  • Usona Chastain

    In regards to #584 – Otto’s “back-up” dress. I remember being puzzled when I read that story, but I didn’t think it through at the time. Only later did I remember all that had been said and written about the $1 million dollar “see-through” gown. There have been volumes written about it, about how Marilyn commissioned and paid for it herself. It was really dumb of Otto to concoct such a stupid story. He didn’t do his homework.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 585
    c.kidders books are nice picture books to look into is my personal opinion. but i wonder where he got the prices he names from? many stuff i see for sale all the time and sell for much much less. also many magazines he puts prices on i see all the time, often sell for much less. there are also magazines ect which sell for a lot more. but i think today there is not a “real” price anymore for collectible stuff. i see the same stuff sell for as many different prices as can be. it just depends on who wants it, who looks at it and who bids and what ( ebay) site items are on. for instance i saw a nice 50s french magazine sell on ebay in france for about euro 40 ( thats about $45) and recently i saw that magazine also sell on ebay usa for over $350. well, thats a difference. that happens often with stuff.
    people who bid should keep their heads cool, or one must have really a lot of money , so a few $$ more does not count.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    He insulted our intelligence–but more he proved to all of us that he has none–intelligence that is…he actually made it freaking easy for anybody who read two or three books and remembered a quart of it–to feel that his items could not be real.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    my last comment was meant for #588–sorry ;~)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    the general goal is: if there are two people interested in the same item–it can go up and others will wonder and laugh about it. That is the mistery of auctions.

  • johAn grimmius

    you know what is also so “funny” on ebay auctions. some people start bidding at the opening and want to stay the highest bidder all the time. that only costs themselves money if they might win. and often they are outbidded at the end by someone who puts his bid at the last seconds.
    most items are on ebay all the time. so often i know i do not have to bid that high, since it will be on it again and probably will get it for less. sometimes it sells for more, but some items you do not have to bid that much on , they will be on ebay again and again.
    and “rare” is also not that “rare” anymore. what is rare in holland is on ebay usa all the time. i got the first months on ebay many stuff i had been looking for for many years and also sometimes for prices i found rather low. because before the internet one could mostly only depend on often expensive dealers. well, for some of those their business has changed a lot since the internet ect.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to#593: Great eBay philosophy that I totally agree with. I personally like “Buy it now” options. I tend to bid the last minute, but that also can be fatal in many ways. I miised out on many items simply because the time was up and it was to late to bid again.
    They call them “snypers”.
    Funny, that anybody really could have created eBay. I think that was one of the best moves of the last century.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I’d rather be last and happy–than first and unhappy.

    I say it again:

    It is nice to be important,
    but it is more important to be nice!

    I am so nice to Otto and June and all the other ones I exploided over the course of the last four months here on blogcritic.

    I don’t like to fight with people–I say that again, too! I reached out my hand to that super proud raibow-man who acts like a circuit queen on crack. He made fun of my mission and insulted a tragic moviestar who is for many millions of people an inspiration and a very important fact in their own life.
    Who is he, to insult an Amercian legend the way he did. It is his own KARMA. He is troubled and it does not take a doctor to feel and see that.
    I tried to ignore him–but I am not good at ignoring fraud, phonies and PSYCHOS. The one who is without total guilt shoud throw the first rock.
    If that man thinks he is Patsy and Edina–if he thinks he is so “fabulous” well someone might drop the news at some point–he is NOT!
    That’s all.
    Let’s all say a prayer for him. For his unloved heart and his wondering personality.
    May he find real love. Like only very few of us have experienced. But the ones who did–they know what I am talking about.
    I say it and I mean it:

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN, BECAUSE AND FOR MARILYN!

  • M Chartier

    I was just looking at the Julien’s site about the upcoming auction…and I seriously thought about taking part in it…until I read your comments. I cannot believe that there were items included in the auction last year, which I also took part in…but did not win anything, that were FAKE. No way. Mark: you did not even get a catalog for this new auction? And you spent 60K at the last one? Has someone lost their minds? You would be the FIRST person I would give a catalog to…and I say give..b/c that would be hand delivered to you. Seriously. I had no idea. What is your recourse?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You are very kind, and to be honest–Christie’s NYC thought the way you did. That shows class anyhow Julien’s has some great and in my opinion also real items in their auction–don’t get me wrong. But I told Darren Julien last year upfront and BEFORE the auction even was getting closer that the record album simply CAN NOT BE from the personal collection of Marilyn Monroe, simply because I had that record in Germany and it was a postumous tribute to MM on it–then I checked and found out it was made in 1963!
    I told that to Darren Julien in person, but they gave a crap–they saved their ass by printing something into the appendix–stating that this particular record is from 1963. Bingo–that was enough and the highest bidder does possibly not even know he/she was screwed badly! MM died in 1962 as we all know. The records however sold for $ 2520 as Lot 209.
    Since Anna Strasberg has not stepped forward in this Marilyn Monroe fraud–we all must assume that she is cool with it and actually supporting it–that is the most alarming thing here.
    We all know that the old shit from Lee and Anna Strasberg was in storage and possibly in the same one that was put together with MM’s. A lot of the items were stolen in the 1998 robbery, when thieves broke into the storage facitlity.

    Now–how do we know that the bustiers are not Paula Strasberg’s–or the men’s pyjama pants that were sold in 1999 were not Lee Strasberg’s.
    Eunice Murray stated in her book that Marilyn always slept in the nude.
    Oh I forgot–those were Joe DiMaggio pyjama’s, since June DiMaggio “taught” all of us that Marilyn was about to remarry–despite that she was still Jewish and dispite that she was dating a 9 year younger energetic Mexican writer.

    Anna Strasberg will have to do some explaination to all of us who bought from her for lots and lots of $!
    Her strategy to shut her trap completely and to be in the dark corner like a black widow waiting for its pray is obvious.

    If I would not have successfully pointed out the flaws with the new media that is called bloging, some bad ass trashy items woud have made it around the world and Anna would fill her greedy pool of pain and money.

    But she will have to explain why her super fierce lawyer is in with those fraudsters–why they used his CMG homebase as a first opening for their trap-exhibit and made a shitload of money just in Indianapolis ALONE!

    Anna Strasberg mentioned also very recently that she has way more of MM items in her storage. Is that so?
    How come this woman had the guts to sell single shoes that did not match to any other stiletto–at the auction in Beverly Hills, shortly after 9/11. When others made fun during the auction that it might be fun to buy that lot for a “one legged person”.
    And then she is standing behind the worst pieces that were ever on display ever in the history of exhibits on anybody.
    Wonder what her Rabbi thinks of that move.
    Anna Strasberg–we are waiting to hear from you. Don’t think you will get away with it.
    Just like Roesler and Otto–you won’t!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND PROOF THAT THEY ARE CRIMINALS–ESPECIALLY ANNA STRASBERG–THE FAKE SELLER AND SUPPORTER!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I smell the pizza–no Junie is not around and it is not anchovy–it is chicken BBQ and my dogs are getting very nervous…

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    An Almost Made Up Poem

    I see you drinking at a fountain with tiny
    blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
    they are small, and the fountain is in France
    where you wrote me that last letter and
    I answered and never heard from you again.
    you used to write insane poems about
    ANGELS AND GOD, all in upper case, and you
    knew famous artists and most of them
    were your lovers, and I wrote back, it’ all right,
    go ahead, enter their lives, I’ not jealous
    because we’ never met. we got close once in
    New Orleans, one half block, but never met, never
    touched. so you went with the famous and wrote
    about the famous, and, of course, what you found out
    is that the famous are worried about
    their fame –– not the beautiful young girl in bed
    with them, who gives them that, and then awakens
    in the morning to write upper case poems about
    ANGELS AND GOD. we know God is dead, they’ told
    us, but listening to you I wasn’ sure. maybe
    it was the upper case. you were one of the
    best female poets and I told the publishers,
    editors, “ her, print her, she’ mad but she’
    magic. there’ no lie in her fire.” I loved you
    like a man loves a woman he never touches, only
    writes to, keeps little photographs of. I would have
    loved you more if I had sat in a small room rolling a
    cigarette and listened to you piss in the bathroom,
    but that didn’ happen. your letters got sadder.
    your lovers betrayed you. kid, I wrote back, all
    lovers betray. it didn’ help. you said
    you had a crying bench and it was by a bridge and
    the bridge was over a river and you sat on the crying
    bench every night and wept for the lovers who had
    hurt and forgotten you. I wrote back but never
    heard again. a friend wrote me of your suicide
    3 or 4 months after it happened. if I had met you
    I would probably have been unfair to you or you
    to me. it was best like this.

    Charles Bukowski

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    As I mentioned the latest “June DiMaggio” yesterday already–here is a Google alert from today and from England and Ireland:

    Home movie footage of screen legend Marilyn Monroe has come to light.

    The previously unseen footage that has been hoarded by a lady who met Marilyn when she was just a little girl has sparked renewed interest in the blonde bombshell.

    Monroe and her husband Joe DiMaggio lived with Dolores Hope Massey and her family in California when they were first married.

    Massey has kept hold of the video footage that show Monroe playing golf with DiMaggio; Massey says of Monroe: “Marilyn was an incredible person to be with… She was just like another mom to me.”

    It is believed that Massey will now offer the footage to various U TV networks in the hope of it being broadcast.

    Biggest problem we see is that this woman ALSO does NOT have a photo of herself and Marilyn Monroe!

  • Adriana (The Netherlands)

    It is always great when new footage of Marilyn is discovered, but I have my “thoughts” about this footage as well. Ten years ago I came in contact with a woman who claimed to have MMfootage no one ever saw before. She emailed some seconds of the footage (and she did asked a lot of money for the complete footage)…this was also showing “Marilyn” (it wasn’t Marilyn…but a terrible lookalike) and “Joe” (maybe a Joe but not Dimaggio) playing golf. I never have seen more SHIT than this. Looks like this woman tries to make money again…I do not hope so!

    It is really terrible that there are a lot of people who wants to make money quick and easy by using the name of Marilyn. Luckily…we have this blog!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Finally! Wow–are we seeing some changes in the fraud prevention departement on eBay?
    I sent an email with warnings to eBay when I saw that by johAn from Holland discribed as “Circus dress” that was supposed to be owned by Marilyn. We all were laughing–but the sad thing is, that this seller seems to have gotten away with quite some money. But at least he/she was just kicked off eBay! Yep.
    You see, we can make a difference. Some of the people who bough from that seller don’t seem to get their money back.
    Please be careful in the future.
    But I am really happy about the fact that finally some action seems to be taking place.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND FRAUD WARNINGS!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To#575: Thanks for coming back to us, Adriana; it is all to obvious that this woman wants to make money–or why would she come out with a whole line of so called “Marilyn jewellery”?
    Marilyn “left” just enough material in her home so that this woman had enough to duplicate and sell them–just like Otto has those creepy pendants with copies of the fakes he displayed, like the tennis racket, engraved mirrors, the tackiest bracelet that anybody could imagine and ALL of that crap is blessed by the CMG with so called “paperwork”. Can we be a bit more obvious?

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN BUT NOT THROUGH DOLORES HOPE MASSEY!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Short ebay-life for that seller–after 7 feedbacks only and an almost two month run…surprise!

    Member Profile: mcaj2006 (7)
    No longer a registered user
    Member since: Apr-21-06
    Location: United Kingdom

    ID History

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    It never is a good sign when someone is in a hurry to receive your payment! And of course–we all know that Marilyn left her panties always behind. If she would have worn them to begin with…

    Here is another RIDICULOUS ITEM:

    Vintage Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Lace Panties
    Comes with two letters of authenticity- one handwritten Item number: 7626131553

    You are interested in:

    Marilyn Monroe Personal Owned Lace Cream Panties.

    This auction is for one of my most cherished items. I have loved Marilyn for years but sadly Im having to sell this piece. My loss can be your gain. I won this item from an online auction in 2002. It also comes with two letters of authenticity that are in mint condition – one is hand-written from one of the original collectors.

    These stunning lace panties were owned by Marilyn Monroe, it is a 1950 vintage undergarment that is truly amazing. It is hand-made and is a size small. The lace is in outstanding condition, and a fan of Marilyn will be so lucky to own this most intimate piece.

    I was told this item was left behind in Marilyns apartment on 57th Street when she moved to Calafornia. It was part of her own personal wardrobe and Im assuming she wore it in her home.

    This item is sold as it was sold to me, in the exact same condition as it has been carefully stored away. It does not have any major flaws. I can take other photographs of the item if need be. I will also include my original receipt of purchase for the buyer – will need to dig it out. It is only for sale as i am saving up to purchase my grand daughter something special for her first birthday.

    I will need payment for this item within 5 days as I am moving abroad at the end of the month and need the item to be paid for so I can send it out accordingly before 29/06.

    I am a genuine seller with 100% positive feedback.

    I DO NOT ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDERS.

    LOL–CALAFORNIA, that was a give away–now we know that the seller must be….Arnold Schwarzenegger! lol

  • Adriana (The Netherlands)

    Hi Mark,

    Just got another email from a guy who calls himself James Montgomery (do you know him?) who claims to have original negatives of Marilyn in Korea. I asked him to email me the prints, he did and they are not original!!!! You can find those pictures in most biographies that have photo’s from Korea! Mark, I really dislike such people (just like you). And mr. Otto and CMG, they do everything to make money out of Marilyn (but that was VERY CLEAR before). Did you know that CMG licensed a series of sunglasses (produced by ASALegends) that are “duplicates” of sunglasses Marilyn wore? I don’t know if they are aviable in the U.S. but over here they are sold in the drugstore! I think that CMG and Strasberg thinks that fans in The Netherlands don’t know about their fraud….THEY ARE REALLY STUPID…

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear Adriana!
    I have not seen those sunglasses you discribed, but a lot of companies use Europe as their target, when they would not sell their “items” in the States and vise versa. I have seen the copies of those MM shoes which look just terrible, and the colors they are made in hurt your eyes.
    Regarding the one of a kind photos. Sometimes there are actually some never before seen ones–remember how many soldiers took pictures while she was there, visiting and entertaining. Why doesn’t Madonna flies into Iraq to sing for the soldiers.
    She would gain a lot of respect doing so.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Adriana–check out this eBay item. That also is proving what you said about Otto and the CMG ties. Thas is really a bad joke to even ask 50 Cents for that treasure of bad taste and tackyness!
    Fantastic MARILYN MONROE Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet Item number: 6632031232

  • Usona Chastain

    We’ve talked about Marilyn’s bad habit of asking dear close friends to store some of her belongings in their basement or attic or garage or car trunk or whatever. (Which they later sold on eBay, of course.) Now there seems to be a wave of stories of Marilyn moving in, living with people, when she had her own house or apartment. Like this newcomer Ms. Masi, who says Marilyn and Joe lived in the Masi house in Burbank. And don’t forget that Barondess broad of Beverly Hills who gave up her bedroom to Marilyn and Joe for their wedding night (and later tried to sell the bed). The joke used to be (way before you were born) “George Washington Slept Here.” Now it’s going to be “Marilyn Monroe Slept Here.”

  • Alton from Atlanta

    I’ve noticed that, recently, you’ve been getting a lot of comments from abroad — is that new?
    Whatever, I think it’s terrific! It’s great that Marilyn fans all over the world can compare notes and ideas. Keep up the good work!

  • Usona Chastain

    Here’s an idle thought for contemplation: could the United Nations be replaced by a blog? I says let’s give it a shot!

  • Mildred Earline

    Can somebody settle an argument? Did MM really like Italian food or was it just because of her marraige to Joe DiM? I says she didn’t like it because she alwasy had to watch her weight and wouldn’t have eaten all that pasta stuff. Who agrees?

  • Usona Chastain

    No, seriously, I would love to know! Have there always been commentators from Europe? Or maybe they just responding to this blog because they’rre so into Marilyn?

  • Usona Chastain

    I keep forgetting this item in #579 — those lace panties that Marilyn wore and loved: if she loved them so much why would she leave them behind in her apartment?

  • Usona Chastain

    Might I ask Adriana — do you belong to a Marilyn fan club in the NEtherlands? (If you’ve already answered this, forgive me for asking again.) Also: how did you find this Marilyn blog? THanks. I’m really curious.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To#583: Sorry Usona that I missed you, just got home and watched the game Brazil:Croatia and was amazed that the Croatian team didn’t get a goal at all. They were really strong and made the winner from the last world cup seem tired or something.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    cont.: oh yeah the MM-moving-in wave, as you call that. Shamefull, what?
    And then they make up this friends lie–this one even uses Marilyn as her “mom” lol
    Whatever!
    Maybe one creep is crawling out of the woodworks and claims to be the twin sister of Marilyn–since we have seen her “daughter” her “son” her best friend for 11 years(despite there are no pictures in existent–come on you guys–even the late Robert Slatzer was able to pull his stunt with a simple photo he snapped of the legend and then made up this husband lie!), so that old Dolores chick comes at a terrible time for wanna be associates of Marilyn Monroe! And that she is trying to sell her crap with her story–well, that makes the story stink like rotten lobster heads in the sun.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #584:
    Thanks and I try my best. It sometimes seems like she is more appreciated in other countries. It’s like the prophet saying–isn’t it? The prophet in it’s own country isn’t really that respected or heard…something like that.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To 585: That might just what really WILL happen if people are getting more and more into their cell phone addiction and can not even go and crap without talking to that strange person who always seems to listen…lol

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #586: Mildred, I can only tell you in my own opinion that Marilyn was very fond of the wonderful Italian food–saying this after just having finished a nice NY style pizza. But actually Ms. Monroe would spend her last official restaurant visit in an Italian restaurant. She ate for the last time out at the famous “La Scala” and that is/was an Italian Restaurnat. It moved from its original location to Beverly Hills and the last time I wanted to go there again for dinner, it was…gone. That happens all too often in LA, unfortunately.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To 587: not true–johAn commented to many other toppics, like the Brokeback mountain movie discussion that went really nowhere. At least this blog(the last one) lead to the removal of some fake trash that was visited and adored by many thousand eyes.
    Awful.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to#588: hahaha that’s correct–she left them, cause she never wore them–they were really June DiMaggio’s and Dolores”Hope” Mass(ey)–oh, you did not know that?

  • Adriana (The Netherlands)

    Hi Mark,

    What an item that bracelet!!! I got tears in my panties when I saw this. Gee….talking about cheapness!

    About the Koreapictures, I know that there are still a lot of undiscovered pictures from Korea. But the pictures this guy was offering me were really KNOWN (I have appr. 300 different books about Marilyn..those pictures he offered me are really KNOWN!!! It is not hard to get them or trace them (they are even on the Internet)!
    Talking about CHEAPNESS again!!!

    I found out that the sunglasses are made by a company in The Netherlands called ASA, they are located in a place named Eck en Wiel. They have been made for the Dutch market (as I already wrote, does CMG en CO. thinks Dutch fans are stupid fools?)…so I don’t think they will come out in the U.S.A. (they will not even dare to put this on the U.S. market..because of you.haha LOL)

    Greetings from Holland!!!

    Adriana

  • Adriana (The Netherlands)

    Hi Usona,

    That’s right….I am a member of a Dutch Marilyn fanclub! Have you seen my name in their memberdirectory? (just curious).
    I found this blog via the homepage of Mark (after another fan said that it was an interesting page about Marilyn. Indeed, it was/is!).
    Since then, I came back almost everyday to read the respons etc. I am a HUGE fan of Marilyn (like we all are) and I don’t like if people make her into a big moneymachine!

    Adriana

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Hello Adriana, good to have you back and yeah–the bracelet is quite something else…lol
    Not really funny though if someone really pays $125 for this experience of tackyness that Otto tried to cling onto Marilyn Monroe–adding items he doesn’t even own, like the white blow up dress or those Western boots from “The Misfits”! That is plagiarissm par excellence.
    Those auctions are also saved. Wonder how Roesler buddy is going to explain that “deal”?
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh and: Congrats on the 0:1 for Holland against Serbia, Adriana! lol

  • Adriana (The Netherlands)

    Hi Mark,

    I wonder what Holland will do this evening when they play their second match….
    Well…I am not really a footbal fan, but it is always nice when your homecountry wins….
    But I do not think they will make the final ( I should not say that..haha…lol)

    I know for sure that this Otto person is a strawman for CMG. I do even think that he is not a fan of Marilyn’s at all. This whole ” exhibit” is one advertorial for items licensed by CMG. Like those bags (you can still buy them) with Marilyn’s picture on it. Like the dolls, like everything. Indeed Mark, it is really sad if someone will pay $ 125 for such a sick item like that bracelet. They are really thieves! (otto and Co.). If there does exist a complot in Marilyn history then this is suddenly, without any doubt, the biggest complot. Those people really think that the public are some fools that are blind or something. And now they want to dump their items (like the sunglasses which I already mention before) on the Dutch/European market.

    Some years ago I came in contact with CMG because I wanted to publish a quarterly International Marilyn Magazine, at that time I thought it would be great to come in contact with the Estate. Well… this experience was not a nice one. First they wanted to control everything (they thought that my membershipfee was too low….so even then it was all about money for them), then I was not allowed to publish some pictures which they own to right of..etc etc.

    So after this experience with them I thought ” get lost!!!”
    And Mark, I am wondering if you have heard anything again from M.R., Otto or that other ” people”. I hope they will not bother you too much (because they are so ” rotten” you can expect everything from them….)!

    Take care and until later!!

    Adriana

    p.s. you can see that they are full of themselves, even selling fake items (luckily those auctions are saved!)!!! Their so-called imperium in which they really believe will soon explode! I wonder what a judge will SAY about THAT! (I wonder if there is a possibility that the ” estate” will go to a PROFESSIONAL organisation (person) if all the fraud comes above water….
    Well, just a thought…)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Congrats–again–for the 2:1 win. The world cup is getting really interesting.

    I like your name you give that MM-phony Otto! “Strawman for the CMG” that is wonderful and so right.
    He does not seem to know much about MM at all. I think he is catching up with his studies right now.
    But it is too late for that now.
    I am just so happy that people like you Adriana and many many others actually agree with what I found.
    I never had any doubts on my suspicions after seeing them talk and behaving and not even having a little respect for their object of desire.
    They did not remember Marilyn, they only talked about their own BS and when that WACKO lady June DiMaggio got a chance to bring out her fiction, that was the moment where it got absolutely ridiculous and painful.
    And even the cheap, bitter and free Norma Jean Merlot could not help you to get over that nightmare desasterous event.
    That guy from the Queen Mary was going to far by jelling at people and trying to shut them up–nobody really was into that creepy show on stage with all the liars, except maybe Hugh Heffner who simply seemed clueless about what these people were talking.
    That certainly was a historic event–historic in the history of CRIME!
    You seem to really have the know about, you can email me anytime.
    By the way–the exhibit is over–the last day of that shameful display was yesterday.
    I don’t think there will be another one–anywhere else in this world.
    The damage was big enough and now these gangsters will have to stand up for their attempt to screw the world.
    But people will not understand just now–maybe in a few years they will.

    I am actually proud that my first blog was able to shut up that liar June DiMaggio who nobody knew and still nobody trusts.
    I mean how could she seriously think about selling a book with a million lies in it?

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Usona Chastain

    Mark – the exhibit is closed down! Congruatlations! I called the main # for the Queen Mary and the operator said it was closed and she had no idea where it was going next — nowhere, I’ll bet! Marilyn is smiling down on you.

  • Usona Chastain

    I forgot to say: I guess it’s obvious but I think Marilyn fans everywhere should be on the lookout to see if those characters are going to try to make more money from their rotten show! I get the GOOGLE ALERTS on Marilyn but I don’t know if that covers eveyrwhere. I mean if those chareacters try to open the show in someplace like North DAkota, would it automatically show up onthe GOOGLE ALERTS?? BE ON THE LOOKOUT EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE!

  • johAn grimmius

    about the mm sunglasses for sale in holland.
    well they have really nothing to do with mm. and they have a display in the shops who sell them and they used a rather ” stupid” mm photo on it. there are soo many beautifull mm pictures. why not use a nice one?
    i have to say, that was also the case here when the mm dvd boxsets came out in europe some years ago. 20th century fox has so many nice mm photos and they used very badly “retouched” and colorized mm pictures on the dvd sets ect. thought that was a shame to mm. the pictures look really ugly. why they did that poor retouch i do not know.
    mm is not always treated by the companys who “own” her that good. a shame.

  • Usona Chastain

    Dear Adriana, thanks for letting me know about the Dutch fan club — I think that’s terrific! I’d love to know what you talk about but i would assume it’s the same ideas and questions that we all think about. Your English is very good. Much better than my Dutch, which is to say nonexistent.

  • Mildred Earline

    Thank you for the information about Marilyn and Italian food. I’m glad you knew the answer. I keep thinking that one day I will visit Los Angeles and look for the places where Marilyn lived and worked and ate (I have a little book about her addreses.) I’m sorry to learn that that Italian restaurant is gone — La Scala, what a great name. But that’s happeing all over isn’t it? Tearing down beautiful old buildings and putting up luxury condo apartments. I think it’s a shame.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #603:
    YES! Those are the BEST NEWS EVER!
    It is over and closed. No more extention, and sure enough the Queen Mary (who is in deep trouble now for hosting that criminal exhibit), has no clue where the Otto freak-show is travelling next.
    I received and email and there are sightings that the secured trailer has arrived in HELL. Where all the famous characters can’t wait to take a peek at the most ridiculous display ever!
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Usona is correct–if anybody by any chance finds out anything about their travel schedule–and even if it is ANTARCTICA–please inform us and let us know.
    Don’t go there without making sure you are aware of the side effects–like drausyness, nightmares, ahllucinations, short breath and even heart pain.(happened to me when I set foot into that terrible exhibit!)

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #605: I hear you johAn. If people would look at the photos of MM that show her in thoughts and really emotional, besides just super sexy, that would make more people realize what an amazing person she really was.
    But compared to what the own estate did to her–those photos are harmless.
    Don’t you think so?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To#607: Yes, it is a shame that so many historic landmarks are taken out–cause the real estate market rules.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Looks like something is not working right anymore–lol!
    Check out this link and notice that it seems like a ghost town. Nothing moves or does anything if you click on it.
    Seems like an abandoned trashed car. Waiting to be crushed into a little piece of metal.
    The Otto/Roesler idea of creating another Christie’s-like display including the simularity of certain items, definetely TANKED!

    Check out this link to the dead info–watch out for the rolling weed balls like in those Western movies…lol

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oops–I guess that was a boo-boo from my site–here is the dead bird:

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Did anybody watch the soccer game between USA and Italy? That was one drama…but really amazing.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    The team USA was really a big surprise! Maybe they read about the fake marilyn exhibit and did not want to come back early. Now all their options are open again and it reminded me almost of a fight between Gladiators–there even was a lot of blood and people were carried off the field.

  • Lisa

    I think it is great the Queen Mary exibition is ending.Hopefully most people are coming to the realization about the fakes and frauds that Mr. Otto was selling.
    Thanks for showing us the real thing!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Hi Lisa, how are you? The Queen Mary exhibit ended actually on last thursday, the 15th.
    Oh, you are talking about the Hollywood Museum display?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Did we chat before, Lisa? Where are you from?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    For the people who did not figure out that our story on top is filled with links to different website–as for example the one from the CMG–where they talk about MM and their most important interest: M-O-N-E-Y!
    Here is a link again:

    [MARK, please make your links active. If you don’t know how, here’s a lesson for you. Thanks. Comments Editor]

  • Usona Chastain

    Is Robert Slatzer still dead?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I believe by now Robert Slatzer is “resurrected” and is chasing Marilyn Monroe’s foster sister Bebe Goddard around the fire places–in HELL of course. Fortunately MM won’t see both of them, ever again! :)

  • Alton from Atlanta

    Congratulations to everyone who was involved in getting the Queen Mary Exhibit shut down and run out of town. I have a question: will shutting down the fake show affect the sale of Otto’s Marilyn jewelry? I mean, will he be ballsy enough to keep selling the stuff? He has a web stite for it doesn’t he?

  • Lisa

    I had a great interest in Marilyn after seeing a couple of her movies. She is such a screen goddess. I have been collecting memorabilia for over 10 years. I can see why she was admired by so many. I feel that she should have been appreciate more.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    For the few who do not know yet–Bebe Goddard is the one who scented the thrift stor items with Chanel No. 5 and then sold them as from her foster sister. She bought many cartons of cigarettes with the money and then ultimately killed herself with lung cancer. Accordingly she smoked even on her dead bed–that was filled with letters that proved her sinful life and really turned her into an evil witch in MM’s life.

  • Mildred Earline

    Who is the lady asking about Robert Slatzer? where does she get off talking disrespectingly about a dead person. How can she be so mean? What did Robert Slatzer ever do to her?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to#622: Hey–slowly–they have not run anywhere to our knowledge! They might run right into jail.
    But I am sure that Otto collector is able to pull something off even in there. His smile will drop soaps and his secure his some extra portions to feed his chin that not exists.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    HI–that is like in good old times, we are having a “chat”?! I can’t believe it…lol

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to#623, Lisa: I think she is appreciated by many–and as you can see, she still is! Not only by the people who “own” her–also by the people who love and defend her.

  • Usona Chastain

    To the lady in 625 — if you have to ask about why I hate Robert Slatzer, maybe you should go read a Marilyn book instead. I personally think that that lying slob was one of the worst things ever to happen to Marilyn. HE bragged that he was sleeping with Marilyn at the same time she was involved with Joe DiMaggio — do you believe that crap? What kind of friend could he have been to write such a thing? Would Marilyn have had anything to do with a short fat little man with a comb-over? I think not.

  • Lisa

    In response to your last comment. Yes,I was talking about Hollywood Museum display.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #625:Oh I am sorry Mildred–but just that someone died turns him into sainthood. He left that annoying Jeannie Carmen behind. If she dies some day, do you think she will be more believable just because?
    That was the risk the Queen Mary was going for–I mean if that “friendly old lady with the bangs” would have died–who would have been able to question her where that ridiculous display was found?!

  • Alton from Atlanta

    What are we having here a bitch fest?!?! One writer is attacking poor Robert Slatzer and another is going after poor Otto dropping the soap in the prison shower! Where did Marilyn go?!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to 629–for anybody who want to see him as an actor–there is some footage in that satire movie, I can’t remember it’s name correctly–something like Scient movie 3000?! Anybody got the correct answer?

  • Usona Chastain

    Didn’t Robert Slatzer have those great big wooden gates from Marilyn’s Brentwood home?
    Whatever happened to them?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To #630 Lisa: Did you go to the Getty images website and saw Paris Hilton and me in front of a display case? Pretty embarrassing, right?
    But the MM items fit the modern tall and slim mannequins! MM was not fat and overweight.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Paris was actually really nice and absolutely professional. She looked exactly like on the photos–what you can not say about a lot of celebrities. When you meet them they look absolutely like somebody else.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To#632: Instead of Octoberfest that is a cool idea.
    Finally the heat is going away here in LA–it was almost as hot as in Palm Springs today. I felt like those old crocodiles resting on a dying water spot, and trying to stay cool. How can people willingly travel to a beach?!
    Blogcritics–bitch fest does not cause cancer. Only crow feets from laughing too much.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Lisa–still there? Where do you live–and why do you care for Miss Monroe. What is your favorite movie with MM?

  • Mildred Earline

    Am I the only one who finds it weird if not strange to see the names of Marilyn Monroe and Paris Hilton mentioned within five feet of each other?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Well, you got a point. As Paris was really born into the stardom and MM had to work very hard for it.
    And June DiMaggio just was a lausy actress and then went overboard with her awful lies. What would have happened if June was an exquisite actress and would not have told those funny pizza pan retrieving stories–she might have published that biography and that Popp woman would be saluted on her radio show and Roesler would receive ten more awards and Otto would sell copies of his fakes and would be able to finally achieve a somehow real looking wig. The world woud be sofull of harmony.
    But everything fall with June.
    Thank you, June–you are the worst actress, ever!

  • Lisa

    To #635 Mark.
    Yes, I did get the photograph of you and Paris. No,I wouldn’t say that.

  • Lisa

    To #636 Mark.
    Was Paris there for some kind of benefit?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Dunno–there was no befefit event–her parents were there as well. Her mom and dad are really cool and friendly. Her mom does look a lot like her or vise versa.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Benefit–sorry!

  • Usona Chastain

    The Robert Slatzer movie referred to in #633 is “The Hellcats,” a 1967 epic about “motorcycle mamas on a highway to hell!” — written, produced, directed by, and STARRING Robert F. Slatzer!!!!
    It’s available under the banner of Mystery Science Theater 3000, which takes the worst movies ever made and makes them hilarious by having a steady stream of offscreen comments, which make up new stories and dialogue. The ISBN number is 1-56605-862-7. The DVD contains the original hilariously awful Slatzer version and teh hilariously awful and wonderful Mystery Science Theater 3000 smart-ass version. Tell them I sent you. And yes, Robert Slatzer is still dead.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You’re such a sweet cat, Usona! Thank you. I knew it was something with science and it is really funny. Anybody who sees that jerk can never even imagine that MM would have spent more than a short photo opt with him.
    Now–since you seem to know pretty much–can you please give me the correct numbers of next weeks Super Lotto or the Mega numbers? I’d really appreciate it. LOL
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND SHARED INFO!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I think Lisa is gone? Good Bye and please tell us more the next time.

  • Lisa

    To #638 Mark.
    I adolize Marilyn. Her beauty and fame both. My
    favorite films Bus Stop and Some Like It Hot.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Wonderful! Are you one of these people who believes that Elvis, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe are still alive?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I mean if she really is, I’d give everything to meet her. Maybe she even likes blogging. She would be younger than that June–creature and by far also prettier. Even at a young age of 80 years. Marilyn Monroe would outtop a Taylor in an eyeblink. And that Strasberg B*tch would be without all her many cazillions and Roesler would not know whom to screw–wait a minute–he has so many other famous people–who is saying that he is not doing that same “game” to them as well?!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Lisa–if MM still would be alive, wouldn’t you also try everything to meet her?
    But would I try to ever meet the Taylor Liz? Never.

  • Lisa

    I MM still her were alive, yes I would like to meet her. I wouldn’t go as far to say that I still believe she is alive.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I did not mean to say that you say she was, but there are these fanatics who believe that Elvis is still alive…sure you hear of it before.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    You guys have a great saturday night–I am off to a summer party. In LA that means a long wait in traffic–especially when you have to cross Sunset Blvd on a saturday night. It’s 9:14PM and if we were in NYC–that would be early, but since everything is closing at 2:OO AM–that’s a different story.
    Can someone please write a blog about extending the closing hours of Los Angeles bars?! 2:00AM is really a joke. A bad one.
    Created by the entertainment business–to have the actors fresh and not too hung over on their movie/tv sets.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Brazil VS Australia, 2:0, a strong game for Australia, if Brazil wants to repeat the winning of the title, they have to do better than this. Australia got a lot of chances to goal, it would have been interesting if they would have finished equal.
    Now the South Korea VS France game is about to start, and I bet that South Korea is the big surprise; as they did amazing four years ago.
    And France never scared a goal outside their country since they became world champions in 1998.

  • claire

    hello mark, we wrote you a couple of months ago, on your first blog. really cool what has happened since. congrats for your success.

  • blair

    i’m still here, too. clair’s twin sister. remember? we just moved to our first apartment in hollywood. after a few months staying in that hostel. we see marilyn every day. she is in every store on hollywood blvd. no wonder that mister otto tried to make some quick cash on her.

  • claire

    totally. our parents want us to come back home, but we finally got some cool jobs. we met an old lady in the restaurant where blair works and she told us that she met marilyn once. it was so fascinating to finally meet someone who actually met her. that woman was probably 70 years. i wish i would have been alive when marilyn was around

  • blair

    we also took a marilyn tour with some friends and found the studio where she was photogrphed naked, but it looks like the building is gone. maybe we had the wrong address or somethin. can you tell us where to go and see some places where she actually really lived? we are trying to stay at our place and not move around as much as marilyn did. :*)

  • blair

    oh and we really thought that hollywood would bed more glamorous in many ways. the movie premiers are sort of boaring. they look better on tv and the stars are so afraid or maybe just arrogant. every person we meet is either a musician or an actress. i mean how many people can really work on tv or in the movies.

  • claire

    that’s right, but since we are twins and usually do everything together, there might be a chance for us. i mean look at the olsen twins.

  • claire

    we just read that you are showing some of your collection at the hollywood museum. we heard about that one and we will try to go there soon. can’t wait to see those things. very exciting.
    we read almost all the comments on your blogs. it takes almost days. but some people are obviously from the queen mary exhibit. and then there are some commenters who seem like it is otto himself. weird. real fans like us can see that you did what anybody should have done. and we tried to buy the book from mister cunningham and finally found it at borders. it seems to be sold out. now even our mom is reading this blog. we told her that we will post here today and she is too shy to write anything.

  • blair

    claire really likes you and she told me the other day that if she ever has a daughter, she will name her marilyn, and if it’s a son, she would name him mark. maybe she will have both :))

  • claire

    i just hope that we don’t bother you with this, but we tried to find that fan club we read about online. they had a party at someone’s home. but we could not get the correct directions. we would love to meet more people who love marilyn as we do. we are planning on going to her memorial service on august 5. are you going to be there? i read that there are people who speak that day. some even knew marilyn.

  • claire

    and thaks to your warning we saved a lot of money by not even trying to make it to long beach and visiting that exhibit. so many people here in los angeles found out about the scam when it was too late. wonder how many will ask for their money back. so cool that mister cunningham and that lady filed the lawsuit. that was really so much fun to hear about it on tv.

  • claire

    blair is preparing lunch, but she also wanted to tell you that the second blog is very helpful. for anybody who does not know much about marilyn. the purple links are cool and give so much info and we love the photos. fantastic job.

  • claire

    we’re also getting ready to call dad for fathers day. without his support we could not have made it here to hollywood.

  • claire

    we both hope that you will write another story on this. i mean if you really think about it, i believe that if you would not have written your first blog, that then the exhibit would have travelled and gotten away with the fraud. what do you think about that? we also wonder what happened to the old woman who said that all the items came from her family?

  • blair

    sorry, but my sister likes to talk a lot.

  • blair

    what i like about your blog is also that you do not talk about the different theories that are around, about how marilyn died. will you share with us what you believe. i mean if you don’t want to, that is totally cool.

  • blair

    we also really like your friends through marilyn at the end of your comments. what we don’t like is that people attack you for no reason. i mean if they don’t like marilyn why do they even post here. there are so many other blogs out there. you really inspired us to write something simular. maybe a hollywood blog and how our auditions are doing and how hard it is to make a living in this town.

  • blair

    hope to get some answers if you have time. maybe we can meet someday and can’t wait to make it to the museum and see your collection. cool picture of you and paris hilton. you look good together. :))) bye

  • claire

    i just saved our lunch. blair needs to focus more. that is what the acting teacher told her many times. i always have so many questions i would like to ask you, but when i type, they are all gone.

  • claire

    now i just remembered what i wanted to ask you. the doggies you have, they are so cute but so different. are they getting along? my grandmother had a poodle and that one was really crazy. she tried to bite us all the time.

  • claire

    your website is really cool too. did you name the dog you found, the poodle girl really marilyn?

  • claire

    i want a pet as well, but there are no pets allowed where we live :((

  • claire

    have a good day and thanks again for all the great info. you gotta wite a book or somethin. would be a bestseller.
    friends through marilyn

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    France VS South Korea = 1:1 South Korea really was stronger in the second half. France broke the bad spell, and finally got the first goal outside their country at a world cup.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Happy Father’s day to all dads. Hello Claire and Blair. Are we going to see you soon in some blockbuster or some soap opera? Good to hear that you did not get lost in this city of angels and dreams that can easily eat its children alive.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    maybe you can share with us what that lady had to tell you about marilyn. Did you get some details about what year it was and what the occassion was in particular?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to #659: there are many places still as they were when Marilyn lived there. If you email me through my URL I can email you a list of places and that will take days to visit even half of them. But it should be fun and very interesting. Some streets are really close by–which let’s you think that she liked one area in particula of Los Angeles: West Hollywood. And she lived twice on one street in Beverly Hills, 90210–the street is called Palm Drive.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I think it is an advantage to try it as twins. Anything that makes you a bit different from the others might help. But the Olsen twins–that is a hard to beat–they are billionairs already.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To#662: We could arange to meet at the museum and I could give you a private tour. Everything is detailed but you might want to know the backgound story of this or that item on display. The most amazing thing to me is how MM’s clothing is fitting onto the modern mannequins. They show her waist correctly and not so different like the Queen Mary displays who had some tent-like dresses that made MM apear to be obese or huge.
    The Puccis are so vivid in color–unbelievable.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to#663: what an honor that is and that makes me really proud. Thank you. but there is also “Mark” Roesler–the name seems to be trendy…hahaha

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To664: i can email you direction to that fan club as well. it is actually pretty easy to find the place where the meetings are held.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    to #665: now this really makes me HAPPY! I received thousands (literally) emails from people who were going to attend but then found out the warnings via the internet and this blogcritics blog–the former one in particular.
    I am still amazed that it was possible to do it this way and that we were heard–dispite the newspaper did not pick it up, as they seemed scared of the famous and powerful Roesler persona. I was never–I will never ever be scared of that man. In my eyes and deep believe he is a charlatan just like Otto and he will try to distant himself more from the famous wig–owner Rober W. Otto. That is simply not possible. The CMG started this fraud in their own office–I mean how could they possibly display shit without checking first if it is REAL?!
    Mark Roesler’s days as Mister bigshut are counted.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To# 666: Bon Appetito!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    I am getting hungry, too. Soccer really keeps you on the couch, and makes you lazy. It should have the oposite effect. Just like during the Olympics. I gained pounds just by eating and watching.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN AND FAST FOOD!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To667: A supportive father is wonderful and most important. I wish I could call my father today, but he passed away three years ago. Honor your dads as long as it is possible.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    To#668 that might just what will happen–but right now this blog isn’t dead and there is not many news. Let’s see if they have the nerves to move somewhere else and screw more people–but in my opinion they are DONE! For good and forever.
    In each and every way. L-O-L!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    If anybody has doubts about it: This is the REAL POWER OF BLOG! Right there. A $60 to $90 million scam idea has come to a halt! Still stand because the evidence is all too obvious. A Happy Birthday Mr. President back up dress is just too much for anybody to believe.
    I THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR STRONG SUPPORT–EVEN THE ROESLER TEAM, HHH AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO ATTACKED ME AND TRIED TO MAKE ME LOOK STUPID AND DISCREDIT ME. THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED AND THIS SHOULD SHOW YOU THAT MM WAS ABLE TO DEFEND HERSELF!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Happy Summer to all of you, stay cool and always keep your eyes open! Fraud is everywhere–not only items of Marilyn Monroe are being faked.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    will there be a “new” exhibit from otto at another place or is it really all over now?
    i wondered if they will display the stuff somewhere else or that nobody wants it anymore?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Dear johAn, if we knew the answer to that, we would pass on the info. But so far we can only guess that nobody–not even some crazy lunatics would display the crap they presented to the paying public for almost seven month and that just in Long Beach.
    How wonderful to have a powerful lawyer, being the back up for this FRAUD–actually committing fraud!

    It will take time–but these people will get what they deserve.
    So if you ask me, I don’t think that anybody will have the “pleasure” of looking at MM’s fake underwear.

    Congratiolation on the Dutch soccer team. The stadium seemed almost “oranje” and they certainly had several chances to goal. I can tell that you are not much into soccer, but it is really exciting to me to watch the games.
    I have no clue about the rules of baseball for exapmle–but soccer is fun.
    If I find any news regarding your question, I will let you know of course.
    One of the biggest European TV stations is coming to LA in August and they are working on a documentary. So people are interested and they are looking for info on it.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com Mark Bellinghaus

    Oh–I forgot, you are not the only person who wanted to know. I received so many emails from interested fans and people who just wanted to know. Many people also wanted to join the class action lawsuit against Roesler, Otto and the Queen Mary. But I could not give any info on that one.
    Even if Otto & Roesler travel to Oshkosh and show that fake underwear and all the other bogus stuff there, he will be caught–cause the news have spread way too far and all over the world.
    Maybe they should go i