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Marilyn Monroe’s Memory Defrauded in Long Beach – The Truth Is Here

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Did you see that psychic on Entertainment Tonight in December, James Van Praagh? He had one of Marilyn Monroe’s hair curlers — it even had a Marilyn hair on it — and this guy was listening to Marilyn talk to him right on the air. Spooky!

(Photo: Psychic James Van Praagh, on Entertainment Tonight, December 2nd, 2005, holding up a “hair of Marilyn Monroe”)

Those curlers are a highlight of “Marilyn Monroe, The Exhibit,” a display that opened November 11, 2005, on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California; advertised as the largest private collection of Marilyn memorabilia ever assembled, a collection with the claimed worth of $10 million dollars.

But I have a small problem with those hair curlers: it took only the briefest Internet research and a call to Clairol to establish that they were first manufactured in 1974. Marilyn passed away in 1962. I wonder which dead blonde Van Praagh WAS talking to.

(Photo: A highlight “Marilyn Monroe, The Exhibit” – a Clairol 20 Instant hairsetter from 1974. Monroe died in 1962)

The hair curlers are not authentic and that “$10 million” exhibit isn’t worth more than $25 to $30 thousand. The people behind the exhibit are not telling the truth.

The principals in this story are:

ROBERT W. OTTO, 56, President of Marilyn Monroe Exhibits;
MARK ROESLER, 50, head and founder of CMG licensing;
JUNE DiMAGGIO, 82, who claims to be a niece of Joe DiMaggio and a close friend of Marilyn;
MARY JANE POPP, 55 (?), actress, infomercial and radio host, she is helping June write her story;
HUGH HEFNER, 79, Mr. Playboy, he gives credit to Marilyn for his magazine’s success, but threw her to the wolves.

(Photo: The December, 2005, issue, with three Monroe articles by Lisa DePaulo and the worst photo ever published of Marilyn Monroe. Bravo, Mr. Heffner.)

Let’s begin with the most outrageous character, June DiMaggio. Who is she? The last name itself generates interest and memories of the sweet past, the Yankee Clipper, Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson.” But now I want to change the famous lyric of the latter to “Where have you come from, June DiMaggio?” She appeared out of nowhere, joining the media circus without explaining where she was hiding while her legendary uncle Joe was alive.

CBS is reportedly planning a 48 Hours special on Marilyn Monroe this month, supposedly with June DiMaggio, and we look forward to the funny but absurd little stories she seems to have dreamed up and written down in her fictional “memoir,” Marilyn, Joe and Me!, her “what if?” journal.

I watched her last November during the press opening for “Marilyn Monroe, The Exhibit” at the Queen Mary, and it was a weird, unreal experience – like a theatre performance gone bad. When talking about Marilyn, she shouted and stuttered, then regained her composure and resumed (it seemed to me) her rehearsed lines.

Let’s begin with her most excusable untruth, her age. She claims to be 77, but for a former actress and dancer, knocking five years off is forgivable; not so when it comes to twisting facts and fabricating fictions about one of the biggest and best-loved movie stars of the 20th century. June says she was great friends with Marilyn Monroe, and that her mother, Lee, wife of Tom DiMaggio (one of Joe’s eight siblings), was Marilyn’s closest friend and even knew who murdered her. Lee was supposedly chatting with Marilyn on the phone when the killer walked into the icon’s bedroom. Lee never told, because “she wanted her children to live.”

(Photo: Mary Jane Popp, June DiMaggio, Robert W. Otto, Hugh Heffner, left to right)

During June DiMaggio’s November interviews, her co-writer Mary Jane Popp — actress, infomercial and radio host — always stood close by her side and sometimes gave the answers for her. In some ways June reminded me of a marionette being dragged from one stage to the next, with her explosive news on Marilyn Monroe. She gave interviews even in the hallways, repeating over and over, “THAT IS THE TRUTH!” and “YOU CAN READ ALL ABOUT THIS IN MY BOOK!”

CBS recently referred to June as “the last DiMaggio,” but that’s not so: Joe’s baseball-playing brother Dom is still with us. When I called him at his home in Florida, Dom DiMaggio confirmed to me that “June DiMaggio is not the biological daughter of my brother Tom.” So June is related, but only through her mother Lee – she is a step-DiMaggio.

(Photo: Two of Monroe’s personal address books, which sold at Christie’s to a Spanish collector on September 20th, 2001 for $ 18,213. The names of June and Lee DiMaggio are not present in any of the four known Monroe address books)

In my research, I find no evidence at all that Monroe was even friendly with Lee or June DiMaggio. A San Francisco newspaper story on Marilyn and Joe’s wedding has Lee and Tom on the guest list, but June is not mentioned. The names of Lee and June do not appear in any of the four known Monroe personal address books. How do I know? I know the owners of these books and asked them to look for me. June DiMaggio and her mother Lee are not listed in any of them, while, for example, Joe DiMaggio and his son Joe Jr. are present in all of them.

In the December Playboy interview, June DiMaggio claims to have attended the funeral of Marilyn Monroe (“as I was riding along with my uncle Joe in a limousine…”). There are numerous photos of Joe’s limo for that day – none include June DiMaggio.

(Photo: Inside the limousine the day of the funeral: Joe DiMaggio, his son, Joe Jr, unidentified driver and passenger, but where is June DiMaggio? She claims to have been riding with her famous uncle that day. Maybe she was in the trunk)

We also have a witness who can testify to June’s absence: funeral director Allan Abbott, 68, was a pallbearer at Marilyn’s funeral. At Joe DiMaggio’s request, he also stood at the door checking off the names on the brief guest list, handing programs to each person on the list. He told me he’d never heard the name June DiMaggio in his life. Ernest Cunningham’s book The Ultimate Marilyn identifies the small group of invited guests – June is missing.

(Photo by Leigh Wiener: as Marilyn Monroe’s casket is being introduced to her final resting place, Allan Abbot on the corner to the coffin, Joe DiMaggio and his son are sitting in the second row. Again: where is June DiMaggio?)

Allan Abbott was 24 at the time Monroe was buried, but his memory is still fresh. This man’s statement was the true reason I continued in my investigations. My deepest appreciation goes out to him, a man who had the honor of carrying Marilyn Monroe’s casket to her crypt where we can still visit her, pay tribute, and weep.

(Photo: The lipstick and flower-covered crypt of the Hollywood legend)

June is the latest in a long line of Marilyn frauds: men and women coming out of nowhere, claiming to be Marilyn Monroe’s son or daughter (or husband or lover, whatever). There’s a man claiming to be the illegitimate son of Marilyn and JFK, insisting that the three of them had lived openly in Marilyn’s Brentwood home. There was Robert Slatzer, who passed away last year, who claimed (with nothing to document it) that he had been married to Marilyn.

(Photo: The cover of THE NATIONAL TATTLER on Jan. 26, 1969 – June DiMaggio is just one in a long list of people who claim a dubious connection with Marilyn Monroe)

Publicity for the Queen Many exhibit states that 90% of the Monroe memorabilia was bought from June DiMaggio and Joe Franklin. June says she got her items directly from Marilyn. The problem is that there’s nothing to prove that any of the June junk is authentic – no photos, no documentation. (Unless you’re willing to accept the word of the ET psychic.) The other items are from eBay and from questionable sellers, some of whom are being investigated by the FBI.

How do you authenticate an item? Keep reading, I’ll explain it in a bit.


(Photo: Robert W. Otto, CEO of the Marilyn Monroe exhibit, and famous psychic James van Praagh, on Entertainment Tonight, aired 12/02/2005)

The next player in this trashy affair is Robert W. Otto, who came to collector’s fame overnight. In an interview with Los Angeles Times writer Robert W. Welkos, on November 11, 2005, Otto explained the reason that no other Marilyn collectors had ever heard of him:

“Because I kept a low profile and courted those people who actually knew Marilyn and acquired items from them.”

Otto also mentioned NYC radio host Joe Franklin, who has sold many items from the famous guests who had appeared on his show. But here again, not ONE item came with a picture of Marilyn wearing it. Not one! Otto also says, “I also chose not to collect the bigger show pieces.”

Okay, so what about the strapless pink gown that Marilyn famously wore while singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”? A press release says that it’s on display at the entrance to the exhibit

(Photo: Welcoming the visitor: a copy of a famous Marilyn Monroe costume — NOT THE ORIGINAL — displayed in an almost frightening way)

. . . but it’s just a cheap copy. You can find it on eBay for $25.00.

In all fairness, the exhibit has a few real Monroe-owned pieces, but Otto purchased them when they were offered the second or third time around (when nobody placed a bid on them). There’s a green Pucci combo which originally sold as Lot #288 in the big Christie’s auction in 1999. This item came up again, this time in a Profiles In History auction on March 31, 2004. When it didn’t sell, Otto bought it for below the original estimate. In any interview for the promotion of the exhibit, he made sure that this particular combo would be visible in the background.

Otto visited but didn’t participate in the huge Monroe estate sale at Christie’s, though he has subsequently bought items on eBay or at live auctions which originated there. Mixing lesser authentic items into a collection grounded in fraud is still fraud..

(Photo: In December of 2004, Otto and Roessler held their first exhibit in their Indianapolis Legends Museum, note that the pink dress, which is displayed next to the real green Pucci combo originated from eBay and was sold by Frank Warren on eBay, who was kicked off that site. Otto bought this dress for a few hundred dollars. The white dress also has no authentication. Also note the classy cardboard display)

I have in my possession signed witness statements from several Marilyn collectors who can identify items in the Queen Mary exhibit as being bought through eBay.

Robert Otto contacted me as well, in July of 2004, under his eBay screen name “PinkDoodleDandy1″ (nomen est omen?), seeking to buy Marilyn memorabilia. I first thought he was kidding when he offered me a jokingly low amount for a Marilyn belt. She was wearing this item when she walked out of her 508 N. Palm Drive, Beverly Hills home, tearfully announcing to the press that she was getting a divorce from Joe DiMaggio.

She wore the same belt when she revealed that she was going to marry Arthur Miller. I have photos of her wearing the belt, which was made by JAX. I bought the belt at the Christie’s sale.

(Photos: Two important announcements in the life of Marilyn Monroe, one belt)

In the L.A. Times interview, Otto was also asked why there were no photos of Marilyn wearing the clothing on display. His answer was that, as with anyone else, the clothing Marilyn wore in private didn’t appear in photos.

Is that so? Look at the photo here: it shows Marilyn in nothing but private clothing! She hung on to these checkered pants she had worn as Norma Jeane, posing on the beach for numerous private shoots. Later, she wore them for top photographers like the legendary Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Those same pants are visible in numerous photo sessions throughout her career – proving that she was a very simple person, and that she held on to the items she’d had before she became a mega-star, sex symbol, and the most photographed woman in the world.

(Photos: Marilyn Monroe, outside her 882 N.Doheny Dr. home, the black turtleneck sweater she also wore in Korea, my latest purchase at auction, originating from the estate of Marilyn Monroe, photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt; and having a “private moment” with then husband Joe DiMaggio and wearing favorite black and white checkered pants, made by JAX)

Moving right along . . .

On her last day, August 4th, Marilyn supposedly asked June to make her an anchovy pizza, and June says she did. But then Junie goes way too far – she claims she went to Monroe’s home, after the star’s body was removed, to retrieve her pizza pan. But it was a crime scene; all doors had been sealed by the LAPD. But June apparently walked into the house unnoticed, retrieved her precious pizza pan — plus a teddy bear and one of Marilyn’s nightgowns — all of them now prominently on display in Otto’s exhibition on the Queen Mary. There is no way any of this could have happened. Also, if Monroe really ate that anchovy pizza, or anything else for that matter, why did the autopsy find no food in her stomach?

(Photo by Leigh Wiener: ALL doors were sealed by the LAPD, not only the front door. Note that the Spanish Hacienda has no attic)

June DiMaggio’s book was announced for December ’05. Did the publisher get cold feet? Maybe he was nervous after the Oprah Winfrey/James Frey scare? When pitching her book, June promised, “Any female who buys my book will receive a copy of the pre-engagement ring my uncle gave to Marilyn!” This is just another tale without any proof. And PROOF is what I was looking for all through my investigation.

My colleague Sherry Dodd actually interviewed June DiMaggio and asked if she owned any pictures of herself with either her famous uncle, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, or her famous friend of eleven years, Marilyn Monroe. Her answer was a simple, “No, I do not, I am sorry!” That answer added to the suspicions I had had from the start: how can someone NOT have any sort of documentation for the serious and spectacular claims she makes?

“But it happened!” she says.

There is more literature on Marilyn Monroe than on most American presidents. But after decades of extensive research, the name of good-friend June is not found in any of the Marilyn books. Why? And why has June DiMaggio waited all these years to come forward with her story? Could it be that she waited until Joe DiMaggio was dead, unable to refute any of her statements?

If you’ve seen the advertising for the exhibit — billboards, newspaper ads, banners — you will have noticed Marilyn’s trademarked signature, which indicates that the estate of Marilyn Monroe approves.

The estate of Marilyn Monroe is standing behind the exhibit (also as a sponsor), scheduled to tour the world, asking unsuspecting people to pay an outrageous $22.95 per person to see the most absurd and possibly the tackiest presentation of Marilyn Monroe-related items ever.

(Photo: The General Admission ticket, which shows a mirror image of Marilyn Monroe and states: “….This exhibit is the world’s largest private collection of Marilyn artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit on display at the Queen Mary features intimate pieces of personal property owned by the most famous glamorous icon of the 20th century”)

Mark Roesler, 46, the head and founder of the CMG licensing agency, represents Marilyn Monroe and, strangely enough, the estate of Joe DiMaggio as well. He is also the executor of Anna Strasberg, the second wife and widow of Lee Strasberg, Marilyn’s acting coach. He represents James Dean and many more of the dead Who’s Who of the entertainment industry. Roesler is supporting Robert W. Otto’s exhibit, calling it “the largest collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the world,” which is absolute nonsense. Roesler has several interviews on his website, which further proves the collaboration of convenience between June DiMaggio, Robert Otto and him.

On his weekly live webcast, Roesler twice invited Otto into his CMG office and together they went through the would-be Marilyn items with Otto weaving stories about them out of thin air.

For example, Otto showed an engraved bracelet and created an elaborate story, as if he had been there in person, explaining exactly when, where and why Marilyn owned that particular item. You are almost tempted to believe him . . . but I have witnesses that the man is everything but an “historian of Marilyn Monroe,” as Roesler introduced him.

Roesler had two different Otto interviews on his web site, which have been subsequently pulled.

In one interview with Roesler, Otto mentions how they were together at the 1999 Christie’s auction, and indicates how much money a pair of Monroe’s Ferragamo stilettos had sold for. Then Otto holds up the Clairol hair rollers which I described earlier. I was dumbfounded to see all these items, because I recognized many of them from earlier eBay auctions. I’ll say it again: none of the items originated from the estate of Marilyn Monroe, owned by Anna Strasberg, client of Mark Roesler.

(Photo: Robert W. Otto, Hugh Heffner, Mark Roesler, left to right)

If “Marilyn Monroe: the Exhibit” were authentic, it would truly be an experience to walk through and to feel the essence, the private and personal taste of a rare and unique legend!

(Photo: The cover of the Christie’s auction catalog. On 415 pages and 576 Lots were belongings from the estate of Marilyn Monroe. The biggest and most publicized Monroe live auction, ever)

The only time I felt the power and presence of REAL Marilyn Monroe memorabilia was when I walked through the preview display for the 1999 Christie’s auction. The highlight was the presentation of the “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown – which was rolled out in dimmed light, with the familiar voice of Marilyn singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President . . . and when spotlights hit the rhinestones, still sparkling after 37 years, I got goosebumps all over. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

(Photo: Lot # 55, the most expensive gown ever sold at auction: The “Happy Birthday Mr. President dress” which sold at Christie’s in 1999 for $1,267,500)

The Otto exhibit is obviously trying to copy that experience, which is just impossible. Consider the blond wig that he claims is from the movie Some Like it Hot, and which is displayed front to back (why, if not for people to see how new it is?) but which could have been bought on Hollywood Blvd. (or Times Square)! To my knowledge — and I was present when he won his bid — the only item that Mark Roessler purchased was the wig Monroe wore in the movie The Misfits, which sold as Lot #350 for a whopping $29,900.

(Photo: The Misfits wig)

Now comes my question: Why is that wig not on display on the Queen Mary?

But you don’t need to be an expert to tell the difference between the wig that Roesler won, and the brand new wig in the Otto collection. If they were displayed together, anyone could tell the difference: the real one was stored for 37 years and the natural deterioration is visible. Such deterioration is missing from the wig on display. Also, most of the dresses look to be in excellent condition, as if they had just been picked up from the dry cleaner.

(Photo: People magazine, August 16, 1999, the originals)

(Photo: And the fakes: note the resemblance to the People magazine display from ’99)


(Photo: Almost! The red dress looks almost like the ORIGINAL, except that it is way too shiny, new (at most, 10 years old) and sold on eBay for nothing. The security guard makes it look really expensive)

Marilyn’s favorite brands are well known: JAX, MADCAP, Geistex, Jaeger, Emilio Pucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ferragamo and others . . . none of which are on display on the Queen Mary, except for the green Pucci described earlier.

There’s another story from June that I’d never heard. She says she gave Marilyn a painted mirror, which the star always carried. The mirror is displayed next to a pair of deteriorating shoes – and these got my interest, because of the state they were in. Finally, an authentic piece? No such luck. The shoes have red and green rhinestones attached and are simply too much for Marilyn: we know that she dressed very simply in private. And I can assure you that if we made DNA tests of the real hair of Marilyn that I own (included in Anna Strasberg’s treasures from storage), then we could also prove these are most likely thriftstore finds or even June DiMaggio’s relics, but definitely not shoes that Marilyn wore!

(Photo: the mirrors and the unimaginable shoes on a Marilyn Monroe for private use)

There’s no Marilyn story sadder, more shocking, than that of Bebe Goddard, Marilyn’s foster sister, with whom Marilyn spent part of her teenage years. Bebe sold fraudulent Marilyn items at auctions and over the Internet, and items are still being sold in her name. Letters which prove this charge were found in her belongings after her death and are sad witness to the sellout of a legend. Bebe Goddard’s items are restricted from the traditional auction houses like Christie’s or Sotheby’s, but you’ll find them all over eBay.

Also restricted forever are items from another well-known fraud: Elaine Barrymore, the last wife of the great John Barrymore. Elaine passed away several years ago, but criminal (eBay) sellers are making a fortune in copying her signed letter and selling rubbish as the belongings of Marilyn Monroe. Mr. Otto has quite a collection of Barrymore items.

(Photo: an Elaine Barrymore necklace, worn and owned by anybody BUT Marilyn Monroe)

Also in the Queen Mary exhibit is a pair of white cat-eye sunglasses, also in brand-new condition. I have in my collection two pairs of original and real glasses (also originating from the estate of Marilyn Monroe), with deterioration that has almost destroyed them – but that is the beauty of it; because that is also a sign of its authenticity.


(Photo: the brand-new and over the top looking Marilyn Monroe sunglasses)

I could go on and on but let me just mention a few more items: a fur jacket with the initials MD (Marilyn DiMaggio), which comes with an absurd, never-before-heard story: “Joe gave this jacket to Marilyn, but she got upset because she liked her stage name so much.” June continued with all these strange and never-before-heard accusations, which convinced me that June had met Marilyn as often as I had – and she died before I was born.

Then there’s the engraving myth! Almost 50% of the jewelry in Otto’s collection has “MM” engravings, and even the travel bags and suitcase (in uncommon red) carry MM engravings. That is absolutely wrong: in the bona fide Christie’s estate sale there was only one item (aside from the trophies and awards that she had won) that was engraved, and that was not by Monroe, but for her!

Otto and Co. tried to create a Monroe the way they wanted to see her: in the way they saw her, for example, in the August 16, 1999, People magazine feature on the big Christie’s auction. The Queen Mary exhibit has items very similar in style to those from Christie’s, but which any expert could identify as phony. Otto is displaying just too many items with rhinestones attached, which shows no knowledge of Marilyn’s personal likes and dislikes.

(Photo: MM posed with a tennis racket, but never played that sport, note the shoes, it would have been fatal)

There’s Marilyn’s tennis racket . . . but we know she hated all sports and was only posing with a racket for photos. Also note that she’s wearing high heels! June says she taught Monroe how to type and, by sheer coincidence, there’s the typewriter in Otto’s exhibit. And so on.

Does June Dimaggio or Otto have any sort of photographic proof? Since Monroe was the most photographed woman in the world, surely it would have been a simple matter to have a snapshot of Marilyn and June happily sitting at the piano; the very piano which June DiMaggio says Marilyn used to rehearse her “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” song.

The storytelling goes on and on and people seriously seem to believe her, but June goes too far; goes overboard with her accusations, as from her overdue book:

“Since Marilyn was always welcome in our home, I kept a terrycloth robe for her to lounge in after a shower, along with a clean T-shirt and a pair of her own jeans for her to change into.”

And, “Marilyn couldn’t afford emotions when she had to sleep with wrinkled old men to survive the business.”

“There were times when she would come home exhausted from a day’s shoot and some powerful old geezer would telephone and her skin would crawl. After the horrors of her studio sex she would come over and stay in our shower for an hour or more. She wanted to wash away the terrible indignities she’d had to endure. Then she’d sit down to dinner and ask for second helpings.”

(excerpts from Marilyn, Joe and Me, by June DiMaggio, as told to Mary Jane Popp, copyright December 2005, Authentic Creations Inc., Atlanta, Georgia. “Special thanks to Robert W. Otto, president and CEO of Marilyn Monroe Exhibits LLC, for his assistance.”)

Naturally, those jeans are displayed on the Queen Mary, as June must have known that they would be worth something, five decades later. We are presented with Marilyn Monroe, the Star of the ’50s, in Portrait of a Sex Slave. Absolute nonsense!

(Photo: The inside of one of the numerous display cases of the “$10 million” exhibit. No comment)

Paying visitors to the exhibit also should know that Otto includes in his collection the most trivial and inexpensive items: dozens of bottles of MM wine, MM dolls, paper doll cutouts, insignificant books, plates, handbags, and such distasteful items as a doll of Marilyn as a troll. There’s a bobble-head Marilyn doll at the entrance to the exhibit, which should tip you off as to what’s in store.

(Photo: The “Doll Salon”)

Hugh Hefner is included in this documentation of wrongs committed against Marilyn and the paying public because he has always freely admitted his indebtedness to Marilyn, when her sensational “Golden Dreams” nude photo helped launch her career and his.

Hefner lent his presence to the opening night of the Marilyn exhibit and devoted the cover of the December Playboy and three feature stories to her, and it would be hard to say which one is most disgusting.

Story #1 was a rehash of Marilyn the Murder Mystery, which begins with a reference to Marilyn’s attic being stuffed with sophisticated listening devices . . . this in a dollhouse of a Spanish hacienda that had no closets, much less an attic!

Story #2 was the ramblings and fantasies of June DiMaggio, already discussed.

Story #3 is the recollections of 88-year-old John Miner, former L.A. deputy district attorney, who says he listened to tape recordings Marilyn made for her psychiatrist. Miner claims that the tapes prove Marilyn was in a non-suicidal mood and so, obviously, she must have been murdered. But the woman Miner transcribes is a silly, frivolous, bobble-head blonde – Lorelei Lee maybe, not Marilyn Monroe. Miner calls for a champion to demand a new autopsy, to prove murder, and apparently Hugh Hefner is going to take up the banner. God help us, and Marilyn.

Heffner long ago bought the crypt next to Marilyn’s in Westwood Memorial Cemetery. He is also, by the way, another client of Mark Roesler.

Tricksters and con men get caught because they don’t do their homework. The Hitler Diaries were a sensation in 1983, and much money changed hands until some suspicious soul found that the paper and the ink in the diaries had been made after the War.

Milli Vanilli was an ’80s pop vocal duo, very popular, until it was revealed that they didn’t really sing on their records – they had to return their Best New Artist Grammy award. One of the two “stars,” Rob Pilatus, later commited suicide. He was only 33 years old, three years younger than Marilyn Monroe when she died.

(Photo: Milli Vanilli at Grammys)

If the people behind the Marilyn deceptions had done their homework, they would have known that haciendas don’t have attics; that hair rollers show the year they were made; that more has been documented about the life of Marilyn Monroe, and more photos taken, than of most any other figure of the 20th century; and therefore we do know quite a bit about her. We know her styles and colors and sizes and designers and flavors. She sang songs about rhinestones, but she didn’t wear them.

We also know that saying something is so doesn’t make it so.

Robert Otto states that his exhibit is to tour for 10 to 12 years, visiting 39 cities on six continents. It must have been a success so far, as it was scheduled to close this month but now it has been extended until June 8th, 2006 – no doubt an attempt to capitalize on Marilyn Monroe’s 80th birthday celebration (on June 1st, 2006) to draw more victims into the show.

I tried to bring this case to the attention of the Long Beach, California, police department, then to city hall, including the mayor’s office (Mayor Beverly O’Neill), the attorney general, the district attorney, the city attorney – and whoever else had an office in that building and seemed important. I wanted an injunction against this fraudulent exhibit. But I found no response, no interest, no reaction at all. I always heard the same excuse: that the Queen Mary is a leased property and the City of Long Beach has no power in that matter.

I thought of handcuffing myself to the historic ocean liner and holding up a protest banner. What if I went on a hunger strike, or even threatened to jump off the ship?

The Queen Mary corporation was contacted, with numerous messages left on their answering machine and numerous messages ignored (incidentally, the corporation has declared bankruptcy). But I did not give up. Knowledge and belief kept me going.

This hoax, this scandal surrounding Marilyn Monroe must be exposed. The exhibit needs to be shut down. Ticket purchasers should ask for their money back. The thriving powers behind the scam should apologize. Though the scam was poorly planned from the beginning, it seems that they are getting away with it. When the estate of Marilyn Monroe sold her personal belongings and most intimate items for $13,404,785 in ’99, they gave away their chance for a 100% authentic exhibit that could have become legendary.

(Photo: The Marilyn Monroe ice sculpture from press opening for the fraudulent exhibit quickly turned into a very unhappy and scary sight)

I consider it a privilege to defend Marilyn Monroe against the people mentioned above. I am not afraid of a lawsuit from the powerful CMG or any of the other figures mentioned, as I have something valuable that they don’t have – PROOF; proof in the form of witness statements, photos, documents, biographical statements, and my own in-depth knowledge, plus encouragement from Marilyn Monroe fans and admirers from all over the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mark Bellinghaus owns one of the most extensive, important and comprehensive Marilyn Monroe collections in the world. It includes movie costumes, personal clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, books, documents, autographs, cancelled checks and other personal items. He has most of the Mexican furnishings from her Brentwood home, including five paintings, mirrors, a table lamp, the famous Chac Mool wall hanging, 26 of her personal books, her trademark white fox stole, massage table, travel bag, Mexican pottery and glass pieces, utensils, pots and kitchen items. He recently bought (real) original hair rollers with strands of blonde hair attached, at an auction which originated from the estate of Marilyn Monroe. Every item is fully documented, most with photos showing Marilyn wearing them.

Bellinghaus, widely regarded as a Marilyn Monroe expert, has been called upon by Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and other major auction houses to authenticate Marilyn items being offered. He has also been a successful actor, writer, and photographer, and has appeared in such movies as The Name of the Rose and many other film, TV and stage productions in his native Germany.

(Photo: Marilyn Monroe — this time is the image correct, with her beautymark on the right side, unlike the mirror image exhibit admission ticket — wearing her famous white fox fur stole, which she wore for uncountable photo ops, premieres (with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller) and even in one of her signature movies, How To Marry A Millionaire. I am happy beyond words to own the stole; it is a highlight of my collection)

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  • Rene

    Very interesting post Mark. I was wondering if you have shopped your investigative story to the news media? I would think that most would be very intersted in telling your findings.

  • http://asouthernbelle.blogspot.com Susan Reno-Gilliland

    Mark, I was hanging on every word. I have been a MM fan for as long as I can remember, and devour any and all information I can find on her whenever I can find it. I appreciate the time, energy and effort you took to write this in-depth expose’ of this fraudulent exhibit, and this woman’s claims to be, not only Joe’s niece and MM’s friend, but someone who is going to write a memoir detailing her time with MM and secrets surrounding her life and death.

    I support your fight to bring as much attention to this defrauding of the public, and shameless disrespect of MM’s memory.

    I would like to submit this to whichever one(s) of the sources that we submit to as I feel it would be most appropriate as a noteworthy news story. I think it is very important that this story reach as many people as possible.

  • http://www.iheartco.com matthew

    This a great investigation to uncover the truth. Keep up the good work to save Marilyn Monroe’s Legacy.

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

    Very intriguing article. It’s a real “page turner”. I think Rene is right. You should shop it around to the news media.

    -Matt L.

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

    Thank you so much Rene, Susan and Matthew! Please spread this story to as many people as possible. We can make a difference, and the REAL LEGACY of Marilyn Monroe needs to be defended against people who use her, over and over! If you need more facts, feel free to contact me. This exhit truely is a huge scandal. I have worked on this ever since I set foot on that Queen Mary, 11/10/05! How many more people, do they think they can fool?!

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    I believe P.T. Barnum had something to say on that last subject.

    I would think there would be a magazine that would be glad to publish this article in print.

    Aren’t there some auction-oriented publications which would be interested in it from the fraud angle?

    Dave

  • http://www.karenasmarilyn.com Karen Motherway

    Hi Mark! Great work here!
    As a matter of fact, I myself own the red dress pictured here, it is most definitely not vintage or ever belonging to Marilyn.
    Add to you fraudulent accounts the producer of “Marilyn’s Man” who used a photo of me in his documentary, claiming it is Marilyn. How did he get the photo? Why, from a dvd of photos and video of me, posing and performing as Marilyn, which I gave to Jimmy Dougherty!
    Why can’t people just TELL THE TRUTH?

  • Angie

    I knew it !!!! I was really surprised by that exhibit also, I just saw it a few weeks ago, what a JOKE, I am so glad you wrote this article, my friends didnt believe me ! Mark , I dont know you, but I was at the auction in LA last year, and still have the article in the LA times which mentions your name ! I am not quite the collector you are (YET), but will try to catch up, I will tell everyone I know about this article, and see you at the next auction !
    -Angie

  • Eric Olsen

    excellent job Mark – your very hard work and diligence has paid off. I hope we can get people to take notice. Thanks to you and Ernest!

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

    Eric! I really Thank you for believing in this and opening your ears, when others, including Oprah Winfrey, Michael Moore, and many others did not even reply to my letters or emails(this is not an Oscar acceptance speech{yet})! lol I called Ernest and he also is happy with the final results. From here we hope that destiny will take it’s course. I never lost faith to bring this story out there and warn the world about this disgusting money making, off a tragic movie star’s back! If Anna Strasberg doesn’t want to lose her face in front of the MM admirer( who ultimately pay her bills, by buying all the copyrighted photos and memorabilia), she will have to dump that Mark Roesler guy who is in with them all together! She has to finally SPEAK! I entrusted her my entire life savings by buying at auctions for hundreds of thousands of $, my money I made as an actor, and my dead father’s inheritence! I feel betrayed(by the estate) and I am very very angry that the ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE would something like that let happen and even SPONSOR!!! This is a huge scandal! So much bigger than the mentioned Oprah/Frey story! We are talking about millions and millions of $ they are trying to make – from people all over the world! If Martha Stewart went to jail for a phonecall – what is going to happen to Otto, June & Co?!

  • http://www.forevermarilyn.com Jill Adams

    Mark, as always I applaud your heartfelt efforts. I am doing my best to continue to spread the word that a HUGE FRAUD is continuing in the name of Marilyn Monroe. It concerns me greatly that new and old fans of Marilyn’s are being RIPPED OFF even by the people like CMG who are suppossed to be there to protect them! I am forwarding your article to my online clubs and have notified a writer at the LA Times in hopes that this can get to a larger audience. I only that 48 Hours will get a chance to see this article before their piece airs. WELL DONE MARK… keep up the good fight! XoXo Jill http://www.ForeverMarilyn.com

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

    http://www.mmfraud.com Thank you so much, Jill! This is finally the moment we were waiting for! Fans, admirers, lovers and just onlookers, who somehow watched this aweful “Circus” going on at the Queen Mary and anybody who had the chance to meet June DiMaggio in person would agree on my article! We are in 2006, the year our idol, our beloved Star, would have turned 80! You know that I would give all my items I collected of her and trade them in, to meet her alive! To speak to her, as she would be, an old lady with a lot of stories to tell, maybe she would have had kids and a great family, just like Jane Russell. I am excausted from this research, but I really put my heart into it! We can NOT let them get away with this! Enough is enough of the tale telling of Ottom June and Co! Fabricating sweet stories over an former eBay item, sold by a guy we all know who he is(but are HELPLESS thanks to our system…) is just CRIMINAL!Speaking about 48 HOURS: I left three messages for Anthony Vendetti on his cell, that he gave me; he never called me back or looked into this!I wanted to tell him my facts, but: no interest in the TRUTH! (as June DiMaggio over and annoyingly pitched her book with!) The CBS in general will have to apologize in the long run, and start an investigation! But not about how MM died, but how Otto&Co committed this unbelievable scam; this sad hoax, this very very hurtful plan of scamming the world over the course of 12 years!!! That is insane.

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

    To: Angie #8 Thanks, but I think until the ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE is not taking action in that matter, I will never ever buy from (Anna Strasberg) again! If they will somehow actually leave this state in order to scam others, I will simply kiss MM Good Bye, sell ALL my treasured MM items at auction, and move back to Germany and try to have some small cameos in a small town theatre, until I am old and grey and die! Of course I hope that won’t happen…but you never know how powerful Roesler is, since he seems to know even god(well, yeah~ close to it:Bill Gates!) But maybe even Mr. Gates, and I hear his wife is an admirer of our Marilyn, so maybe they will be our helping hand after all?!
    But for now- until this is clear: no more auctions at all!!! Boykott Marilyn Monroe~ to save her from her users!

  • Jenniffer

    Hi Mark,

    I always love talking with you at the Marilyn Remembered Meetings about your extensive knowledge of Marilyn and your wonderful collection.

    I did have the opporunity to visit the exhibit on the Queen Mary. I questioned so many items, since I was able to only attend the Julien’s Auction. I was lucky to buy the Christie’s Auction book and have looked through it extensively. Those curlers!! As soon as I saw them, I thought this isn’t right. I’m not as knowledgeable as most Marilyn collectors, but I had a sense of something just not right with this exhibit. I’m glad you are trying to get this out there and to keep Marilyn fans from being taken advantage of.

    I’ll help out anyway I can. See you at the next Marilyn Remembered Meeting. :-)

  • http://www.skeptic.com Michael Shermer

    Mark,

    A brilliant debunking of that most obnoxious James van Praagh, who now appears to be talking to a Marilyn Monroe look-alike who “passed over” to the other side some time after 1974. One would think that he could tell the difference! Of course, while he’s chatting it up with Marilyn on the other side, now that Jolt’n Joe is there perhaps he can ask him about those pesky rollers, and did Marilyn really proclaim that Joe was the only man who ever gave her an orgasm? Inquiring minds want to know…

  • grammercy5

    A job well done , Mark. It looks more to me like a thrift shop window display than an exhibit of Marilyn’s belongings.Why would anyone pay to look at some’s DOLL collection.Most of the clothes look like holloween costumes!Maybe they should serve the wine with cheeze & crackers?!
    Most definately a 3 ring circus, but costs ALOT more to get in & Otto is laughing all the way to the bank!I’m sure he has some help , of course!

  • Caren

    You are RIGHT ON, Mark. I have always been sickened by these crooks, and I’m thrilled to see that someone is finally taking them on. You’ve got a strong supporter in me!!!

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

    to#15:What a honor~Michael Shermer! I still can not believe how many people bought that psychic’s “stick”! And they probably it is entertaining and funny! But not so, if you take $ for displaying (JUNE)”JUNK”! If ANYBODY needs proof that van Praagh is a phony~ I have that ET show saved! He really needs to be exploided, just like Otto, June & Co!

  • Sam

    I knew Mr.Otto_ I know much about ‘The Exhibit.
    As many of the Vintage Came from my Collection _
    Mark’ Is Right _______________

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

    to: #16 & #17 Caren: wonderful, I am absolutely happy to have support from the people who care, who seem to love MM, even though, so many decades after her tragic death, we feel she is here (sorry Mr.Shermer)!
    grammercy5: believe it or not~ they did serve crackers and FREE MARILYN MERLOT at the press opening and while I stood in line (for almost 1 hour) cause Hef was in there with his “blonde chickletts” and his E entourage for his reality show! And they just let the ordinary people, like us, wait, wait and wait! My colleagues and I got ready, to take pics of the display cases – filled with the tackiest MM stuff you can imagine! I was asked THREE TIMES to proof my press credentials, which was very annoying! I was legal and did not steel my pictures “under cover” but I got the shut I needed (of the rollers).but: NOT ONCE anybody asked “JUNE DIMAGGIO” for hers!(credentials) Who is next? Maybe the next person who is “stepping forward” actually “is” Marilyn (and the ESTATE will make us believe that she is still alive and simply took off with “JUNIE” to make Anchovy Pizza, wild rice and laugh at the world and the people that they seem to believe a crook psychic and an crazy old lady with trademark bangs?) But I am sure that idea would be sponsored by the Estate of her as well, in order to cash out on that plan “B”, now since June’s promised book does not seem to ever being published!(I am so sorry Mary Jane Popp & Robert W. Otto!) you must have spent month’ over month in the kitchen, all together and “cooked” on the most silly story anybody ever tried to make the American puclic believe! You almost succeded~almost! http://www.junedimaggio.com

  • Kay W

    I read your story regarding Marylin Monroe. I believed every word. However, as I came to one of the last paragraphs I got a little queasy.

    Please explain this:

    You said, and I quote “The highlight was the presentation of the “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown – which was rolled out in dimmed light, with the familiar voice of Marilyn singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President . . . and when spotlights hit the rhinestones, still sparkling after 37 years, I got goosebumps all over. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

    Now at the end of the column, you say “We know her styles and colors and sizes and designers and flavors. She sang songs about rhinestones, but she didn’t wear them.”

    Well, we all KNOW she wore them…???????

  • Kayla

    I am shocked and appauled, as well as ashamed of myself for believing that all the “artifacts” I saw at the exhibit were real. I have just begun to appreciate Marilyn Monroe, researching about her for a report and becoming a big fan of her movies and music. I can’t believe that these sick people would take advantage of her death and popularity just to make a buck. I am further shocked that my beloved Queen Mary would let such a scandal take place within its hull! Thank you for revealing the truth. I would really like to help bring this to light. If there is anything I can do, please let me know! Perhaps you could send your story to The Smoking Gun. Good luck!!

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

    To#21 Kay, Marilyn Monroe did not wear rhinestones in her personal life, only for her public. I am sorry, but if you look at all the plastic necklaces or the glass beat necklace, she did dress very much so “down” simple colors, and always her favorite brands. She was not like Jane Mansfield who would have a “pink palast” and a heart shaped pool! Anything else unclear? I would recommend to you maybe to read the intro for the Christie’s catalog; that says a lot about what she wore and her favorite brands, too! I am not trying to convince you, but Otto & Co are trying to make MM look like she apeared in her movies, but in private, MM was Norma Jeane! Still after all these years…as Susan Strasberg writes in her: ” Marilyn & me” (maybe that is where June got her stupid and outrageous idea for her title), “Marilyn could click it on or off! She was able to create”Marilyn” in an instant! Anything else? Hope that is of help…

  • http://Theauctionwasin1999sothatwas37yearslater,andChristie'sNYCwouldpresentit,asifMMwasinthatdress-itwasonamadeforbust.Isatprettymuchinthebackoftheroomandwaslucky Mark Bellinghaus

    to #23 Dear Kayla! That happened to me as well, I saw a photo my older brother had of her, and I was “hooked”! You are a nice person, as some people have insulted me before for even thinking that the items are fakes! I should do a follow up, as I can explain what originated from where, including names from where he bought items; It really is sad, the whole thing, and I am not trying to put anybody, like the people who work for the Queen Mary and just want to survive, out of work, but it is a criminal act, and there is a law agaisnt those doings! You are doing it already, just by writing about it! Trust me, I also wish the things were real!!! I went back and took notes (and paid the fee of $22,95 myself!) If you want to help me and persue this matter, maybe you can send this story to The Smoking Gun and others; anybody can make a difference. Thank you so much!

  • Stephanie

    Kay, the rhinestone dress was a ballgown. A fancy dress. A costume, even.

    She didn’t wear them in her everyday life, at home or in general.

  • Gabriel

    That was a fantastic read for me. Getting a pyshic to authenticate MM artefacts on TV? That’s just dodgy!! I hope you do get the real facts out to the masses. Good luck!

  • BRAD BURRIS

    WOW MARK WHAT A GREAT ITEM TO READ, I KNOW HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO TRUE FANS AS YOU KNOW I SPENT MY HARD EARNED MONEY ON REAL ITEMS SO SAD OTHERS BUY THRIFT STORE ITEMS AND THEN CHARGE ADMISSION …

  • http://desicritics.org Aaman

    Great report, Mark – and you ARE In the media, when you publish on Blogcritics.org – with it’s wide-ranging readership and GNews affiliation

  • Ross McNaughton

    Mark
    I cannot understand why Hugh Hefner after all of his support for Marilyn, is allowing this sort of rubbish to be published.
    June Di Maggio is an obvious fraud, and we will never see her book published, thankfully.
    But the fact that CMG support this whole farce?! As disgusting as the fact they allowed her personal belongings to be sold off to benefit a greedy woman who had never met her
    Shame, shame, shame!!!
    Regards, Ross

  • http://friendlyhouse.blogspot.com Andy Taylor

    A very informative and interesting piece. I’ve never been an MM fan personally, but I think it’s disgusting that some people should not only dupe others, but capitalise on it to satisfy their own greed. It is an insult to the MM name and her memory, and I would love to see such fraudsters prosecuted for their actions. You say that this so called ‘exhibition’ is going to visit 39 cities on six continents. The UK press would have no hesitation in printing the truth should it be presented to them with the relevent evidence …

  • Rebecca Staley

    Thank you Mark for writing this article. I am a Marilyn fan of many, many years, in fact, as long as I can remember and there is nothing remotely authentic about this exhibit. When it first opened and the items were seen, anyone who even knows anything about MM could see that they were all rubbish. I am angry that people are getting ripped off and once again Marilyn’s name is being dragged through the mud. True collectors know whose provenance to stay away from, most not worth the paper they are printed on. Christies was the most amazing time of my life and you could never re-create that. June Dimaggio is a nobody, and she certainly never knew Marilyn, I am afraid she will have to join the ranks of Slatzer, Ted Jordan, Jeanne Carmen and to an extent, Lena Pepitone. Like I say, if you knew her, then show me a picture of you with her, if you were such good friends, this shouldn’t be difficult. This is damaging for new fans or people who know nothing about MM, because there is a danger that they could believe this trash, and think these items are genuine. One thing that made me laugh was on the magazine wall, one of the magazine covers is not even Marilyn, if “a great Marilyn collector” can make a mistake like that, then we just know he is buying trash off E-Bay with no clue. If this exhibit plans to come to England, I promise you that I will tell everyone I can, press, radio and TV, and expose it for the laughing stock it is.
    Rebecca Staley (England)
    Immortal Marilyn Staff

  • Eric Olsen

    very glad to see people are finding this Mark – grass roots information is the hardest to stop! And through these comments your depth of knowledge and sincerity will become even more obvious

  • Caroline Harris

    A stunning piece of investigative work Mark. It is somewhat depressing that CMG would chose to advocate the display of this tat. You also quite right in what you say about some items being sold on ebay. There are an astonishing amount of items currently being sold that are dubious looking at best. It is a real relief for all of Marilyn’s fans that we should have someone of integrity like yourself speaking up for her. Thankyou for all your hard work. Should the exhibit come to the UK, you will have saved me some money :0)

  • nicola mensah

    Very interesting article. It seems obvious that this is a fraud of some sort but it is always likely to happen where money is involved! Poor Hefner, maybe he isn’t involved but he does like publicity doesn’t he!

  • http://locus.co.za/stealit Amy

    Your research was highly insightful, I hope those frauds get what they deserve!

  • Eric Olsen

    they will only if there is public pressure on officials to do something about it

  • KC

    I have friends in publishing that I shall pass this article on to. Everybody should know about this apalling scam.

  • HHH

    Unbelievable! Finally, an event that’s more newsworthy than James Frey’s “A Million Little Pieces”! Kudos to you Mark for your great detective work and writing such an engaging article!

  • Alice

    This is shocking to me, but not that suprising, b/c I went and saw the exhibit with my parents and it was so cheap looking and put together terribly with dresses hanging off half-manequins and dragging on the floor and they were all way too big, as you know MM was a pretty thin but curvy woman at the beginning and end of her career. Also the dresses did look like cheap costumes and all in all it was a digusting display. That cheap wig was so horrible like you said, probably bought from a Hollywood Blvd. costume shop. I would like to know how I can get my money back!
    R.I.P.
    Marilyn

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

    I am simply OVERWHELMED with all you wonderful, throughout positive comments regarding my almost three(!) month investigation and persue in taking this matter on, and drag it into the sunlight – where it (he and his people) will deteriorate like a 500 year old Vampire! Cause they are nothing else; sucking money out of innocent admirers and excited fans of Marilyn Monroe! Thank you all, I do not even get to feed my two dogs, named “Marilyn” & “Monroe” ( of course) lol, but YOU as the people who care about her, as much as I do, YOU can bring this whole huge scandal, this scam, this shabby hoax DOWN! It does not matter what you own of her(even if it is a simple photo) but the LOVE for her, unites us in this fight for justice in the most rediciolous deception of Marilyn Monroe! PLEASE do not hesitate to contact anybody you know, to bring this matter to public attention. This is so much deeper and shocking than the recent Oprah/Frey story – ESPECIALLY if you know, that OPRAH WINFREY HERSELF, called JUNE DIMAGGIO in her California home, about two years ago(June DiMaggio/Otto&Popp) are working on that one for the last 5(!) years. Can you imagine what a nice little scandla THAT would have been?! Now I know why Oprah did not respond to my claims and my rock hard proof I wanted her to look into! She still believes in SANTA!!! If anybody of you guys knows to get a hold of Mariah Carrey, please forward this matter, as she seems to really care for Marilyn! And how you get your mondy back? Call the Queen Mary and tell them! I know, for many people Marilyn Monroe is nothing they would even write about, but she has become an American Icon! I literally moved to this country for her! I studied at Anna Strasbergs Theatre Institute, after having a flourishing career. And when I asked Anna Strasberg:”Mrs.Strasberg, how was Marilyn? She simply answered, with a deep smile:”Beautiful!”
    SHE NEVER MET HER!!! That I found later, after reading the correct literature! And ANNA STRASBERG never ever even send 1 single rose to MM’s crypt(at least nothing to my knowledge) and I invited her to speak on August 5th at the annual memorial service for MM.All I got was a written pamphlet, which I read in front of the “Marilyn Remembered Fan Club” and many other faithful MM lovers; and now I feel really stupid even doing so! Mrs.Strasberg has to act ! Since she is a former actress and teaching here and there. She made many many millions off a woman she has never even met in person and now seems to sell out for the sake of MONEY!!! This is so much deeper than just what you can see, displayed on a historic Ocean Liner(American History misused for a terrible crime! the crime of fraud on the people!!!)Otto and JuneDiMaggio REALLY just seem to be the welcome puppets in a farce that is called:”How to create money for the course of 12 years from people from all over the world!!!” And that play is written and directed by Mark Roesler(discribed in above article) and Anna Strasberg, head of the ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE, again, to which I was stupid enough to give ALL MY MONEY! I feel betrayed and I feel SCREWD!!! SHAME ON YOU,MRS. STRASBERG. I would really like to see her stripped of the power of the ESTATE, just like Milli Vanilli got stipped of their GRAMMY, when it finally came out that it was all a big LIE!!! I hope you read this Mrs. STRASBERG, as I am NOT afraid of your powerful, William Hurt wanna be lawyer, Mark Roesler!

  • http://TheOprahcommentwasmadebyBobtomeinApril2004--hesaidthatOprahcalledJuneDiMaggiowhilehewasthereanditwasinreferencetobeingonhershowandaboutherbook. Mark Bellinghaus

    Sorry if I seem a bit “crazy” (you have to be inorder to pull thus far) and forgive me for the typos, I hardly slept, since that story had priority! They seem to really getting away with it! That is the most shocking part! Please use this platform to make friends, exchange information, communicate with each other and submit your thoughts and ideas about this mega fraud! Let’s show them the POWER OF THE INTERNET and which year we are living in! When conservative news media did not answer, when Patrick Healey, as I handed him the photos and my case over, and he said:”Iwish you luck” I mentioned to Ernest Cunningham who is my “partner in crime” on this from day one(THANK YOU SO MUCH!) – I said: Ernest, the NBC will not call! And I was right!
    But what can I do? Any suggestions…anything at all? Not me – but understand; even though died a long time ago – MARILYN MONROE needs your HELP!

  • nicola mensah

    I sent the link to your article to one of the national UK newspapers. Might not do anything but you never know! Perhaps if it was an important anniversary they might pick it up more but as February may be no interest!

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

    Thank you so much, Nicola! maybe you will have more luck, as I contacted numerous papers in Great Britain as well. I have translated this “case” into French, German, Italian and Spanish! I will put it up shortly on my website: http://www.mmfraud.com and as mentioned in my article; what do you guys think about the idea of having a DEMONSTRATION FOR MARILYN MONROE AND AGAINST THE FRAUDULENT EXHIBIT! Please share your thoughts and you can also make a statement to other people’s opinion or points of view. This is really all for you guys!

  • HHH

    A demonstration is a great idea! Count me in! Just name the date, time, and place, and I’ll be there!!!

  • Truthseeker

    Great Article! Thank God for citizen journalists, since it seems the corporate news media would rather spend hours and hours on one story (like a missing girl in Aruba) instead of covering many stories that affect us all — like what our government is up to or major public frauds. They jump on any story that trashes Marilyn Monroe (or other celebrities), but don’t question the claims of people like June DiMaggio. Why doesn’t an exhibit like the Marilyn Monroe collection at the Queen Mary, which might be defrauding hundreds or thousands of people, be held up to the standards of those of the major auction houses. Why don’t they have to prove the authenticity of their items before they “sell” them to the public (in this case for the price of a ticket)? Why do I have the feeling that if I opened an exhibit of the same quality and claimed to have items of, say, Elvis, it would be shut down in days and I’d be in jail. Yet, these people go unchecked and unquestioned. Who has the duty to protect the public from this kind of fraud. The James Frey controversy is one of the best things to happen to Truth in a long time. Whether it is claims about Marilyn, or the Kennedys or books on political issues — it’s time to hold these publishers and corporations and estates accountable for what they claim, print and sell.

  • Kelli Wheeler

    First off Mark, great article. You totally hit the nail on the head with this one. I knew walking into the exhibit right off with the “diamonds” dress that I had wasted my money. I may have believed some of the items had they had pictures of her in them but none of them did. They did have one picture, that I still get a great laugh out of, stating “Marilyn in Korea” and unless we sent 6-10yr old little white boys to fight the war that was obviously incorrect. She was at Ebbets Field and for someone like me who is just a fan to know that pretty much wraps up what a waste of time and money this exhibit is. It just bothers me so much that someone would go to the trouble to put on an exhibit and not be through enough that a girl like me could blatnently tell that it was a total fraud. Channel 2 news interviewed me when I was leaving and I pretty much told them that the only good part was that some of the money was going to Hollygrove (which is now shutting down…go figure) and that I thought it was overpriced due to the fact that 90% was undefinable and you couldn’t even take pictures to remember your visit. So needless to say Mark I am with you on this one….KEEP FIGHTING!!!

    Kelli Wheeler

  • Victoria Royalty

    Great job Mark! I am just shocked to learn about this, and I believe every word you say. Its just horrible the lengths that dishonest people will go to, to make money and earn publicity. My goal is to keep Marilyn’s memory alive for future generations. Thanks ever so for writing the article!

    ~Victoria Royalty

  • HHH

    Move over Frey, there’s a new game in town!

    OPRAH, PLEASE HEAR ALL OF THESE PEOPLE AND GO PUBLIC WITH THIS NEWSWORTHY STORY! Hey, I’ll bet Mark will even jump on your couch! All kidding aside, please bring this horrendous exhibit, what should be a fiction book, and all money grubbers to light — what is done in the dark will eventually be brought to light!

  • nay

    The Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend dress and body form are from the Buana Park Wax Museum that closed a few weeks prior to the exhibit opening.
    I made a replica of the dress for a costume party and studied the real dress in great detail. The one on display was a horrible replica and did not come close to matching what the real thing looked like.

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

    You bet I would jump on that couch – even naked if that is the rule or a must!

  • http://AOL John Walker

    I have known Mark for several years – and I know of his unyeilding love and admiration for MM. He is certainly one of the most prominent collectors and I have personally seen documentation. He notified me of his frustration regarding this current exhibit and clearly, he has done his homework! Great job Mark – and I hope the end result puts an end to any fraud that is being commited.

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

    to#49 nay; exactly! but I have an official press release from the Otto&Fraud Co. that stated officially that that piece of rubbish was actually the REAL ONE that MM wore in the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”!

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

    to#51 Thank you so much, John! Maybe you should shoot a documentuary about this! It certainly would be an interesting subject, not only for the hard core MM Fans and lovers!

  • johan grimmius

    hi mark,
    i read your article about the mm show by robert w.otto.
    i found it very interesting to read, since i had also my doubts.
    i also collect mm items, but only the regular ones . no personal stuff or autographs. i would love to have those, but next to the money they cost, i would not dare to buy it since there are soo many fake items.i see myself also mm owned items ect all the time for sale on ebay and i am always suprised that people do by it.
    funny when i read mr ottos ebay name you mentioned, i recognized it. i had come across him a couple of times on ebay. and since i saw some items he did buy , i thought he must not be collecting that long, since many items were only a few years old and he could have bought it in a book shop or so when they were issued. that suprised me a bit, thats why i thought he must be rather a new mm collector.
    many items like the dolls ect which are on display i have also and they are nice to collect as a mm fan ( with rather limited financial amounts) but they are not the items for such a huge show as it is advertised. i have the bobbinghead doll also which is shown in the article and i really like it. but i can imagine thats not a piece people are willing to pay a high ticket price for to see.
    i thought that if they took away all the fake mm items on the show, they remaining mm items would be nice but not spectacular . i could make an exhibition also from my stuff that way and it could be nice . then it would be a show of mm items and not mm owned items.
    i also wondered why people still buy all the items with mm inscribed on it. i could not imagine that mm would have it made that way. but people are still buying it. very strange. i know a mm fan also who has a few of such items. he is proud of it but i thought not to mention my doubts. did not want to spoil his dream. but i would not pay a $ for it myself.
    thought to send you this note, since i really liked your article and the way you are handling this mm show.
    yours johAn grimmius ( holland).

  • Jennifer Duncan

    Hello, I want to thank you for writing this artical. I am HUGE Marilyn fan and I am so sick and tired of these people trying to make money off of the fans by selling fake Marilyn items or displaying them in this so called museum. What A load of crap. I hope this mr.otto guy get’s what’s coming to him. Mark I want to wish you nothing but the best and I hope this get’s major exposure for you and for all the true Marilyn fans out there. We are all fed up with this crap!!

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

    I guess I forgot to add this to the photo of the hair rollers, which are shown in the beginning of my article:
    The “corpus delicti” of Otto’s painful and so hoaxes Marilyn Monroe exhibit and “private collection”! Behind glass is a 1974 model of a Clairol Hair roller set; after contacting Clairol, I learned that “CLAIROL” did not even EXIST in 1962!(it was formerly know as Remington!) 1962: THAT was the year, MR.OTTO, when Marilyn Monroe died! Are you the new Houdini? Can I ride in your time machine?! He seriously presents a set of hairrollers, which were at least made 12(!) years after Marilyn Monroe’s death, as hers! Next time you try to present an item of such importance, do your homework, and how REAL the blonde hair that you claim is from Marilyn Monroe, is, that does not need any further explaination! Nice try, but I bought two of these “Clairol 20 Instant Hairsetter” on eBay! To proof you wrong! And this is just the beginning. Shame on you, Robert W.Otto!!!
    http://www.robertwotto.com

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

    to#55 Thank you, Jennifer! You are so right! And what I do not understand: you go into a store and steel an apple(because you are hungry) – you get arrested and maybe even go to jail for this! BUT:
    You “CREATE” a to 98.9% FAKE MM EXHIBIT, and you are on ET and all over the news and media!!!
    I just checked Mark Roesler’s website and “mysteriously” ALL of the INTERVIEWS with June DiMaggio and Robert W Otto (2) are gone! But do not worry – they are saved and multiplied, and are PROOF about the ongoings behind that whole “Marilyn-ENRON!” You never know~ as I heard that this man, Otto has a very protective brother, and they are from Chicago…! I am not afraid, I mean I already got some strange and weired calls, including threats, but we are talking about a million $ business in the making and continuation!!! But my friends will take that matter over, in case I will be found dead on my MM owned table! Oh well, at least then I can find out if I really am able to “meet” her or not…!

  • Roberto Gonzalez

    Now it all makes sense but I’m still shocked after reading this. I’m near Long Beach and I went to see the exhibit right after it opened, I was all excited though my excitement ended right away. It all appeared like little too much. I’m not a Marilyn expert but I had the opportunity to go and see some Marilyn’s authentic personal items they were selling at an auction last year and at another one about 3 or 4 years ago (in prestigious auctions) in LA. The articles in the Long Beach exhibit had nothing to do with the authentic items I saw at the auctions. It makes me feel really stupid that I paid anything to get into that pseudo-exhibit; people should not believe things that easily anymore. Also, about that lady (June), when I heard about her I was wondering why I never heard of her before –given she claimed to be so closed to Marilyn—now I know why, it is all a scam. She should be prosecuted for fooling people like that and making money out of it. I admire you Mark for your commitment to Marilyn and your courage. Keep this up, Mark! You have come this far, I’m sure you will make it!

  • Rene

    It really saddens me that you have evidently contacted various news media and none have picked up the story. I guess scamming the unknowing public is just not “big news.” We’re lucky to have people like you Mark who have exhausted untold hours conducting research and post your findings on sites such as these to at least let some of the public know about this scam. Maybe some of foks who have connection to the media can get something going for you. I applaud you for your efforts and we all owe you a huge thank you!

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

    That is the main reason I am doing this, of course! And I really hope that it will happen! Once it is out there, people will say: Oh look ~ those things really do not look like MM’s! But right now, it seems people are still sceptic about my proven facts I am presenting! MM pretty much is my life! And I KNOW what I am talking about, while Otto can not even tell what year this or that photo of MM was taken! I am NOT the jealous collector, what would be on that ship to be jealous about?! Oh I forgot, yeah the green REAL Pucci…which he always had in the background in almost all the interviews! Sad.

  • norah

    Hi Mark :o) incredible article to say the least..it really saddens me how these people continue to walk all over this poor woman,even in death. i just shared this article with a bunch of other Marilyn fans,and i’m sure they will be blown away as well. i hope something good comes out of this,and i personally stand behind you all the way. thanks for writing this and being a person of true character. it’s something Marilyn would definitely appreciate. someone has to stand up for her,and you’re doing an awesome job at it. Marilyn fans everywhere including myself love ya for it.

  • grammercy5

    I think a public demonstartion is JUST what the Dr ordered in this case, let’s give Otto a BIG dose of his own publicity since he seems to thrive on it & see how much he takes to the bank after the fact!
    I am totally sick of all the fake trash out there & things like this just really brings more crooks out of the woodwork on ebay & everywhere else.It sure takes the thrill out of being an MM collector!
    One would THINK that the ESTATE of MM & Joe D would know better, but the almighty BUCK rules again, oh & how bout that Otto /Roseler interview about how wonderful Roesler is for ” defending a woman who can’t defend herself” right out of Otto’s own mouth!We should find out which percent of profit goes to whom & how much $ SO FAR……

    It is time to STOP IT!Let’s MARCH!

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

    Norah(#61) invite your friends to share their thoughts here – we need to spread the word! And #62: RIGHT ON!!! Just checked on the Roessler website and those two Otto interviews with Otto holding up the 1974 hairrollers and other junk from his yardsale trips he brought over to June to get them “blessed” as MM’s, and the June interview – all GONE! Why?! Contact me though my website and I will send you a copy! (my URL)Oh – there is no doubt – there is PROOF that the CMG & ESTATE OF (tained)MARILYN MONROE is IN ~ they most likely “created” this all together – should have seen their nervous sweat on their faces…it was just all too obvious!

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

    If it wouldn’t be so serious, it really would be the BIGGEST JOKE!

  • grammercy5

    OH , by the way, I have a set of those curlers from my aunt, circia 1970’s…. NOW PLEASE…. maybe the “gifted clairvoyant ” was talking to Farrah, she’s kind of “out there” these days.(Hey don’t get me wrong I like Farrah, hence me knowing about the haircurlers, lol).One would THINK to have enough sense to buy more accurate fakes!All very sad when people are spending their hard earned cash to view this rubbish!

  • rapstarfanwannabie

    I am astounded at everything you have described in this article.

  • grammercy5

    I KNEW they’d pull those interviews, Mark…… someone out there is WATCHING & yes, probably sweating too!WAY to GO & it is just the BEGINNING!

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

    to#65: Absolutely! It get’s better: How would you or anybody feel, if you go to an auction, spend many thousands, to win for her hair rollers, with real hair attached to them(they were originally planned to be sold off with Christie’s in’99), and you win those, and then a few month later this J**k comes to town, the whole City is upside down about that plastic, obviously 70’s set of rollers, fabricates a whole NEW person in the well know life of Hollywoods superstar, and then they are talking big$ business like going on tour for 12 years bla bla bla…well, that is exactly what happened to me! I started this investigation ALSO out of rage! Rage because I feel not only fooled, but also SCREWED!!! I assume, still do, that my rollers are the real ones, and the combination of all this, my background and my mission, my knowledge and my guts – they are FATAL! For their idea to scam the world, and for THEM!

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

    Curious… Hypothetically speaking: Could someone get a class action lawsuit going for all those who paid admission to this Queen Mary event? I mean if you can prove there was fraudlent items on display and that the majority of the items on display were not Marilyn owned then the purchasers of the tickets were clearly mislead and should be able to get their money back or be able to sue for reimbursement. Maybe this would generate some press…. listen this thing is scheduled to tour the world we need to stop this!

    Jill Adams http://www.ForeverMarilyn.com

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

    Somehow reminds me of some famous politicians! First we start a radio show, then we have ( very unprofessional, microphone dropping, windblowing, annoying picture & sound quality) webcast, with a host who seems to be on something we seek to find when we go skiing! Oh god – I was hoping those interviews would be over fast, that annoying were they! Well then, that person who seems to KNOW everyone – including GOD, then thought that naything is possible! Even creating a brand new SOURCE for all that totally unexplained apearance of MM memorabilia!
    When I watch what people buy – daily on eBay, I tell you there are some masochist’s out there!

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

    To#69: Jill! Thank you for coming back! Great question which I considered with my lawyer.If we mobilize the crowd which went there, if enough people ask where and how and I will take their info- maybe! Please write all that to my website:
    http://www.mmfraud.com

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

    Continued: There also are some different ways that I can not discuss here and now, but I gave this the first option to persue this matter. I am really amazed over the resonace so far! Thank you ALL for that – as I am shattered with emails and Thanks! If we follow this and persue it the right way, we will win this! But they are looking for an easy way out…they literally had the guts to bring this trash collection close to the hometown of Norma Jeane ~ Marilyn Monroe, she is resting here…we will defend her alright!
    They took knowingly or not a big risk! Or as the saying goes: “If you have go into the lions den, you might get eaten!”

  • HHH

    Comment #62 Absolutely!

    How about getting all MM fans and anyone else interested worldwide to have a demonstration at the exhibit itself? The media would have to cover it! Set a date and have everyone interested meet, discuss the game plan, make posters, and then go to the demonstration.

    ALL interested, please respond.

  • Olgu

    Great job Mark! Thank you for enlightening us. I simply do NOT understand how come no single official is investigating this fraud? Maybe because of the big guys behind it ???

  • eriksgayfriendinCody

    Mark – way to go – you have absolutely outdid yourself… but when you are so pationate about MM you have to put your heart and soul into it. My heart goes out to you and may God hear your plea to vindicate you and your heroic statements of truth. The only impact that DiMaggiio is trying to do is impact her wallet – and that is a sad statement – defrauding the government of Long Beach,and the American citizens is appauling. God Bless you in your courage to stand up to what is right.

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

    to#74: Thanks Olgu! Possibly, when money, lots of money is involved it easily get’s ugly! And maybe the guys behind are not as big as they think they are…!

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

    To#75, Erik: Thanks, I say this again and again-if they are not getting stopped, they will really taint the scretched image of the US, even more. As the fraud will come out – sooner or later, and then the damage will be done! After thinking about June DiMaggio for a while ~ I feel sorry for her, I somehow really do! She probably never got to meet Marilyn in person, and then got the part of her life – at that high age she is in! Maybe she needs money (as John Miner did before he “remembered” all those hidious tapes), but she is 82 and what would come just all to well for Otto & Co, is that if – she, and in her high age that is possible any moment, pass on, and THEN- the whole collection (of junk) would automatically turn into “from the collection of the LATE June DiMaggio” and that would almost mean: don’t you have respect of the dead?! We have seen this many times before, especially with MM and her own REAL and definete FOSTER SISTER BEBE GODDARD! So, June take your Vitamins, we need you, at least until you are prosecuted and ready to die in jail!

  • Diana

    Great work. I hope that this story receives the proper attention. This is such a disgrace to Marilyn’s memory.

  • Heather W

    Great email Mark, keep up the great work. I am so glad to see that this is being looked in to. I hope something can be done as I find this just maddening. It is sad to think all the people being duped over by this exhibit, not to mention how greedy it is making money off of this. June DiMaggio was an obvious fraud to me from the start. But to see CMG & Hugh Hefner behind this is unreal! Disgusting and a huge Shame…
    Keep up the good work Mark, and I will be sure to keep this news passing around.

    All the best,
    Heather Williams
    Immortal Marilyn Staff

  • Jessica

    Wow!!!!! Yea..what a crock!!!

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

    Thank you Diana(#79&#80)& Heather! I agree and add, that it is not only a disgrace on Marilyn, but also for the people who drive to the ocean liner(and that traffic is heavy from LA!) and then spend their money, and eat there, and then read in the paper one day, that they have could have gone to the next Salvation Army thrift store, and even could have bought the items they were looking at!Shame on them!
    Ladies: Keep up the great work!
    http://www.robertwotto.com

  • Julie A

    I cannot tell you how good it was of you to bring this to everyone’s attention. I have loved Marilyn ever since I was a little girl, I am surprised my first word wasn’t Marilyn!!
    It’s too bad so many people try to make money off of Marilyn for their own ill gains. June DiMaggio should be ashamed of herself. This is why this is coming out now, she waited until Joe died before she did this, she knew he would probably have killed her.
    Thank you for letting everyone know what frauds these people are. I hope to see something like this on the news –we need more people to know this is going on. I am sure once a magazine reporter hears of it we’ll see this in print. I certainly hope so. Thank you so much for all of your time and hard work spent researching this. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article and thank you for sharing with us all.

  • Truthseeker

    Regarding Susan Reno-Gilliland’s comment #2 and along the lines of a demonstration… MAYBE IF ALL THE READERS OF THIS ARTICLE AND ALL THE FANS OF MARILYN MONROE FORWARDED OR SENT THIS STORY OR AN EMAIL TO NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NY Times) THEY WOULD FINALLY TAKE NOTICE. Maybe they would see that the people ARE interested in this story and care about the public being defrauded and robbed. The truth does matter, whether or not the news media thinks it does — and we need to repeatedly send them that message. This is a big story! The Truth Matters!

  • grammercy5

    I’m there , who else, who will demonstrate.WHO WILL FOLLOW us & show up at a demostration? I also believe, there there is a REAL chance for a fraud suit regarding this issue.It IS possible.
    I think we need to find out ALL participants on this so called “exhibit”, are there shareholders / stock holders involved in CMG or Otto’s organization?IF you are a shareholder in a company you CAN file.I’m not on the public end , but I’m sure there must be a way for the public to file as well….. this should be pursued….. Great idea # 69!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.karenasmarilyn.com Karen Motherway

    Marilyn Fans, like myself, have had to endure lies and fraud for all these years, listen to everyone who ever met Marilyn claim an intimate relationship with her, or to be her lover (WHEN would she have had time to make over 30 films?)and movie after movie made as a true biography full of lies based on accounts of people like Robert Slatzer and Ted Jordan….only through intense research can you find the truth but so many of Marilyn’s fans DO KNOW HER…even through study you get to know the woman, her taste, her style her values everything, and then you can see the frauds easily. As for me, I have been accused of expoiting Marilyn for personal gain…even by the person (SCHANI KRUG) who is “mistakenly” used my photo in his film…etc.
    But at least when I perform, I have the opportunity to tell the truth about Marilyn! It does become like a mission, because the lies are so frustrating.
    How many times do we have to repeat that she did not have 6 toes? How many times do we have to explain how she could not have killed herself? And pleading with people to actually watch her films, listen to her sing…read her words, the woman had huge talent and intelligence (not to mention excellent taste).
    I am so glad this is coming out Mark.
    Lets send our emails to Oprah, if she learns anything about Marilyn, she will see she has a lot in common with her as an overcomer of the odds. There is soooo much to this story, beyond the Exhibit Fraud…Hollywood has promoted the fable for decades.

  • Nereida

    Wow !! Thank you Mark for letting us in on this most serious matter. I will pass it on, march, picket, write letters, make calls; whatever I can do to shed more light on this scam. It is truly a disgrace how these people are betraying and ripping off MM fans so blatently. I cannot wait to hear that they have been charged for this crime. Tell us what you need and I am there.

    Much Marilyn love to all of you out there.

  • Sam

    Pease forgive any misspelling , But I knew Mr.Otto,I know that the objective was to make money from the exhibit, but knowing Otto ‘ I also believe He actually thought that June DiMaggio was really Joe’s niece ‘ He was Fooled as well . In the End I had a Bad Experience with Otto ‘I would not Trust to do Business with him again . I’m reminded of a Time when I questioned the valadarity of one of his item’s , He replied : The public is naive when it comes to Marilyn _Maybe not So as he thought ~

  • Ernest Cunningham

    MARILYN IS SO LUCKY — EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A
    DEFENDER LIKE MARK BELLINGHAUS FIGHTING FOR THEM.

  • sherry

    Please send this to People magazine or L.A. Confidential, there is no reason why they can’t print it. Or if anyone has an “in” to Vanity Fair or some other high profile publication, send this in! It’s very well written and comprehensive Mr. Bellinghouse!

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

    Regarding Susan Reno-Gilliland’s comment #2 and along the lines of a demonstration… MAYBE IF ALL THE READERS OF THIS ARTICLE AND ALL THE FANS OF MARILYN MONROE FORWARDED OR SENT THIS STORY OR AN EMAIL TO NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NY Times) THEY WOULD FINALLY TAKE NOTICE. Maybe they would see that the people ARE interested in this story and care about the public being defrauded and robbed. The truth does matter, whether or not the news media thinks it does — and we need to repeatedly send them that message. This is a big story! The Truth Matters!

    to#84Truthseeker: I can’t stress this enough! If you all, who are outraged about this, help to bring this important matter forward; hopefully the public, and the people who can care less for Marilyn Monroe, will finally realize that this IS not only about MM, but about how some people try to scam the general public! Look at the news, this scandal is so much bigger and more important, than the Frey/Oprah “accident”, as this is a crime, planned over the course of the next 12(!) years! Please tell anyone you know, who might be helpful, and who can support all of us, to get rid of these evil leaches, immediately! Thank you all for your great support! Remember: The legacy of Miss Monroe, needs your help, not to be tainted and abused forever!

  • http://dumpsterbust.blogspot.com/ Eric Berlin

    Just wanted to chime in quickly and say great job with this Mark! If only every fraud could be exposed this thoroughly and well…

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

    To:#83,85,86,87 I really do appreciate your thoughts, Thanks and comments! And: this is truely what all of us unites us to each other:our true love and admiration for Marilyn Monroe.

    To#88,Sam:Thank you for sharing this inside info, but you are only one of many, from which I have heard a simular discription(and yours is quite nice) about the personality of Mr.Otto! The public is ALWAYS smarter than people think! Sometimes it just takes a while as we are all very busy and think this or that is not so important, until we visit an exhibit, and must realize that we just got “pranked”~ but not for a laughter, no – for a pretty high admission for a very few items which actually are authentic! Then we have the right to ask for our money back, if not sue!
    To#89&90, Ernest & Sherry! Without your support this matter could not have come this far; we are not there yet, though, we still have a long way to go! But I am confident, that we are on the right path! I encourage everyone to place their thoughts here, on this beautiful side and want to take this opportunity again, to give my Thanks to the wonderful publisher Eric Olsen! Please keep on writing and talk to others on this ground, and work on ideas to clean the dirty air which surrounds Marilyn Monroe and her rip off items, which are still on display – for hard $ to view!

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

    To#92, Eric: I am so happy about the reactions of people, I really thought that nobody would even care and accept the ongoings and fair tales, spread by the people, discribed in my article! The internet made it possible!

  • lisa davis

    Hey, great piece! The moment I heard about this Otto person, I knew he was phonier than a $3 bill! I wonder why Dom DiMaggio isn’t exposing this June DiMaggio as the fraud she is — maybe because he and other family members cooperated with Richar Ben Cramer in that piece of s–t “biography”!

    Don’t expect the “lawyer” for Joe’s estate to come to the rescue! He not only broke attorney-client privilege to publish his own book as a rebuttal to Cramer’s, but like Cramer, he used Robert Slatzer and Jeanne Carmen as sources! Both books state Joe thought Marilyn was murdered due to her involvement with the Kennedy Family; Cramer even claims the coroner who perfomed her autopsy “took a dive” without offering a shred of proof!

    I knew Lee’s daughter, Gloria, who worked at the family diner, and was the hostess there when I met her. Gloria mentioned that she had known Joe since she was 3. As far as I know, Lee and Tom didn’t have children, and, as you said, there is ZERO evidence of a June DiMaggio!

    I don’t know what can be done to stop Otto & Co; I’m shocked Anna Strasberg is connected to Roesler. But when the L.A. Times gives Miner a forum without doing their basic homework (ABC making a movie about Slatzer’s “marriage” to Marilyn, for that matter!), and James Doughtery can make outrageous claims like he “invented” Marilyn Monroe (and S.W.A.T.) and he was her one true love (GAG!), and go unchallenged, well what do you expect?!

    In a weird way, all this garbage is the ultimate tribute to Marilyn — these clowns wouldn’t be making a dime if, nearly 50 years after her death, people who’s parents weren’t even born weren’t among her biggest fans.

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

    To Lisa,#95: WOW! That is some great info on all this. Thank you so much! Some things I can explain to you. I certainly agree on the $3 bill and Otto, in a matter of fact, I believe I spotted a $ bill with Marilyn’s head on it(3bucks on eBay), at his “10 million exhibit”! I really would like to ask you some questions, so if you could send me an email, you can be guided through my URL to my website and then to my email. I talked to numerous people who had never heard of June DiMaggio, but some family members like June’s cousin, claim to know her, but not have talked to her in decades! Hope to get in touch with you. Thank you again.

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

    Please continue to post your thoughts and ideas about this outrageous fraud. You may talk to each other and maybe learn news about MM which you did not know. Friends though Marilyn Monroe, celebrating a legend, without the fakest exhibit on earth! Still happening, right here in California, on an historic ocean liner, part of American history! Shame on all of them who are involved and still can face a mirror each day!

  • Michelle Sullivan

    Thank you! It may be worth contacting some news networks to investigate this further. Will these vultures ever let Marilyn RIP. Even 44 years after her death, she is still being used and abused.
    Its got to stop. Great work!

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

    Dear Michelle! Thank you and you did a great job on your book on MM’s adresses and info surrounding it! Please spread the word and use this link for your contacts in England! The Queen of England met the REAL Marilyn – she does not have to be confronted with her fake items!

  • http://stregastories.blogspot.com Ms. Strega

    This is a very powerful, well-written piece, and you deserve kudos for it! I’m glad Marilyn has people like you to stick up for her against those who still ravage her memory.

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

    I am happy that you think this way, and if you help to spread the word and tell people about this and send this link, we will go further into direction: SUCCESS! Thank you.

  • Truthseeker

    I want to say again that all of us who are outraged SHOULD DO SOMETHING about this. In America, many people complain but don’t vote or don’t make their voices heard.

    I, for one, am tired of these frauds — including books released as so-called non-fiction books or in the case of James Frey and June DiMaggio, a memoir. Our news media seems to present the spin of one political party or another or reports a press release instead of doing some hard journalism. They don’t investigate anymore (it’s cheaper to read a press release) and we need to demand they act like journalists. A free society needs a relentless news media.

    And this June DiMaggio, (backed up by the Estate of Marilyn Monroe — they promote the exhibit on her official website!), takes it one step further, adding insult to injury. Not only a false or questionable memoir, but an exhibit of unverified Marilyn items that the public has no proof is real and no recourse when they find out it’s fake.

    THERE ARE SO MANY PASSIONATE MARILYN MONROE FANS OUT THERE. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT WE CAN SEE. SEND EMAILS OR LINKS TO THIS ARTICLE AROUND THE VIRTUAL WORLD — WE CAN SEE OUR RESULTS (JUST LIKE THE SMOKINGGUN.COM DID AFTER THEIR ARTICLE) AND START TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

    No matter what you think of Oprah or James Frey, that one web story has most likely changed the publishing, television, media and news world for the better. I read a Wall Street Journal article (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB113858811205659673.html – login required) after the Frey story came out with the headline “Publishers Say Fact-Checking Is Too Costly”. This is OUTRAGEOUS! You and I would be held to a higher standard.

    We can and must demand more from those who profit fraudulently while ignoring the truth as they destroy lives and legacies. Again I say, The Truth Matters. Your opinion and our collective morals and values matter! MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

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

    Mark,

    Very cool expose’! Sounds like it could be developed into an interesting book.

  • Marie

    A very interesting article to say the least.
    In today’s world, I am not surprised of this terrible fraud. Thanks for writing this. Marilyn fans want the truth, not fraud.
    June DiMaggio my foot!!!!

  • Jillina

    Thanks so much for spreading the truth of this nefarious exhibit, on behalf of long-time Marilyn fans, like myself, and those who are just ‘discovering’ her for the first time. This expose was done with class and humor and intelligence, and, based on what I’ve read, and also heard about her, from people who did know her, I certainly believe MM would have appreciated what you did. Thank you.

  • http://www.theelsonmall.elson.com Valerie Elson

    Thank you for this informative and provocative article. I hung on every word because your writing is fascinating and passionate. You write of injustices, of wrongs that you make a great effort to right. Your words ring true primarily because there is no gratuitous mud slinging. You stick to “the facts, Ma’m, just the facts.” I like your style. Thank you. I wish you success in your crusade against the besmirching of Marilyn’s memory. Sincerely, –Valerie

  • Lulu Culver

    Some “researcher” you are. If you would have even looked at the website of Mark Roesler, you would see clearly that he is 50 years old, not 46, born on October 31st, 1955. Maybe you should try to get some facts straight.

  • Jane Doe

    Did you know Marilyn Monroe? I didn’t think so. Hugh Hefner did, so I think he would know a little better than you the items that she owned.

  • HHH

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  • Rebecca

    #107 Hugh Hefner never met Marilyn. I think you’re “facts” stop right there. Why would you defend this exhibition, that has nothing at all to with the real person Marilyn was?

  • HHH

    [edited at commenter’s request]

  • Megan

    Difintely this needs to come out. The news should cover this!

  • http://www.jfklancer.com Debra Conway

    I am a personal friend of MM author Matthew Smith. I am sending him this article to be sure he is aware of this group of people and your work on this terrible exhibit.

    Debra Conway

  • http://www.forevermarilyn.biz Kimberly Baker

    Hi Mark! As I said in my e-mail, when I was reading the article, I was becoming more and more angered and agree with you 100%…this deception cannot continue! We, as longtime fans and admirers of Marilyn, try to keep her name from being dragged thru the mud and bashed, then something like this comes along. An obvious crude and greedy attempt to keep her memory alive. It’s insulting to us Marilyn fans and to those who are just discovering her beauty and talent. I was actually saddened that I couldn’t make it to the exhibit, but now, I am happy I missed it. Keep up the great work!

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

    to#101: I HAVE to copy and paste this in, as URL’s are not allowed and make your comment really hard to read! You are speaking out my thoughts! Thank you!

    from Tuthseeker:

    I want to say again that all of us who are outraged SHOULD DO SOMETHING about this. In America, many people complain but don’t vote or don’t make their voices heard.

    I, for one, am tired of these frauds — including books released as so-called non-fiction books or in the case of James Frey and June DiMaggio, a memoir. Our news media seems to present the spin of one political party or another or reports a press release instead of doing some hard journalism. They don’t investigate anymore (it’s cheaper to read a press release) and we need to demand they act like journalists. A free society needs a relentless news media.

    And this June DiMaggio, (backed up by the Estate of Marilyn Monroe — they promote the exhibit on her official website!), takes it one step further, adding insult to injury. Not only a false or questionable memoir, but an exhibit of unverified Marilyn items that the public has no proof is real and no recourse when they find out it’s fake.

    THERE ARE SO MANY PASSIONATE MARILYN MONROE FANS OUT THERE. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT WE CAN SEE. SEND EMAILS OR LINKS TO THIS ARTICLE AROUND THE VIRTUAL WORLD — WE CAN SEE OUR RESULTS (JUST LIKE THE SMOKINGGUN.COM DID AFTER THEIR ARTICLE) AND START TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

    No matter what you think of Oprah or James Frey, that one web story has most likely changed the publishing, television, media and news world for the better. I read a Wall Street Journal article after the Frey story came out with the headline “Publishers Say Fact-Checking Is Too Costly”. This is OUTRAGEOUS! You and I would be held to a higher standard.

    We can and must demand more from those who profit fraudulently while ignoring the truth as they destroy lives and legacies. Again I say, The Truth Matters. Your opinion and our collective morals and values matter! MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

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

    to#102, Matt, yes indeed; but right now ALL my focus and energy is focused on this exposure of a horrandous hoax!

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

    to#103,Thanks and you’re welcome! DiMaggio my mittle finger, too?! lol…please send this article to all your friends, not only the MM fans…this is deeper than it seems at first!

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

    Hi Guys: This just in from my speakers, via CNN headline news….ONE in FIVE people are getting their news from reading a BLOG! So let’s be hopeful and make sure to send this article to people who should KNOW about this scandal!

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

    to#104, Jilliana: I certainly would be honored and I do believe so, too! Thank you.

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

    to#105 Valerie: Thanks, we all can do this TOGETHER!

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

    To#106 Lulu: I take your info, as I could not find that one and will make the correction. Thank you and I do not see myself as “researcher”, I see myself as admirer of MM, first! Best, Mark

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

    to#107″Jane Doe”: Hugh Hefner met Marilyn Monroe in person, as often as I did: NEVER! He did not care, and when she was in trouble, written in the local papers, he did not make ONE attempt to befriend or help her! I know before I took this Baby on, that he is an American hero for many! But when it comes to the REALITY, you gotta admit that he is trying to just sweet talk, and you did not realize the terrible and disgusting photo he printed in that December s**t paper? That photo was an “accident” Do you want to be shown like that? Oh yeah – what a “FRIEND” he was…! He won’t have a good rest next to her, that is a given!

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

    #108-#111: That’s right! And I appreciate the people who know their facts! Hugh Heffner run through the exhibit, no questions were allowed and he was on constant camera for his reality show. I have respect for him, for what he did in his private life, but Marilyn Monroe helped to built his success; is this how he is Thanking her? To print those lies and worst photo ever paublished of MM?!

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

    Also: Why would Hugh Hefner even own anything of Marilyn Monroe, “Joe Doe” got something mixed up here, “Hef” himself had a huge ESTATE auction of his OWN artifacts with Christie’s (including personal address book, cars, paintings, etc) it seemed to me that he was, very much though, “inspired” by the huge and legendary MM AUCTION in 1999! The only difference: he is not a moviestar, Sex Symbol, Female, LEGEND, and yeah…he is still ALIVE!He shares MM’s birthyear(1926) but he is Mark Roesler’s “buddy” and client, too!
    We wish him a long and happy life, and Cialis makes life so much easier, of course!

  • grammercy5

    to 107, Hugh hefner did NOT know Marilyn Monroe…listen to Marilyn’s own comment
    From “Marilyn Her Life In Her own Words”
    “It was this famous photo of me Hugh Hefner bought for just $500.00 dollars, to launch his 1st issue of Playboy.The magazine, I was told, thanks to my photos was an instant sellout all across country, an instant success. I NEVER EVEN RECIEVED A THANK YOU from all those who made millions off a “the” Marilyn photograph. I even had to BUY a copy of the magazine to see myself in it”.

    I agree with 108,

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

    Oh yeah, and: He is also Mark Roessler’s CLIENT! Strange…what?

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

    Does anybody has a key for a door at “Smoking gun”?! Can you please…?! We need more exposure, and that: SOON!

  • grammercy5

    HH is more interested in a pantry full of Via*** than in what MM owned

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

    I totally agree, but let’s not put him down! Remember: he made (possibly) millions of single and lonely men (some women too!) “happy” over the course of 5 decades! That deserves some kind of Award, at least the Platinum bunny; but why does he need a statue, when he has three LIFE BUNNIES or however the actual, and most recent count is on his “bunnies”, jumping all over his estate…! Respect for Hef! But SHAME for what he claims! He never was a friend! He never met her in PERSON! He stated that himself on stage at the Queen Mary, during the press opening!

  • http://www.theddgroup.com David Marshall

    I was highly disturbed when the Playboy issue came out detailing what Ms. DiMaggio is supposedly claiming in her once again delayed book. I think what upsets me the most is her claims that are so obviously false and can be proven inaccurate simply by looking at photos taken of Marilyn’s home and funeral. The list of those who attended the funeral is available in several places and the photos from the funeral show that Miss DiMaggio’s claim is false. And to claim that she “snuck into Marilyn’s home” at NIGHT after the body was removed, ducking under yellow crime scene tape– is also easily disputed as no yellow tape was used as the house was never considered a crime scene. And several Leigh Wiener photos show the that the body was removed in daylight. It infuriates me that yet another person is making claims for money– espeically when those claims are so blatantly false.

    David Marshall
    http://www.theddgroup.com

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

    Thank you Grammercy5: I just have to repeat this for our readers, as I am sure a lot of them (not only Miss Jane Doe) did simply not know this:

    Hugh hefner did NOT know Marilyn Monroe…listen to Marilyn’s own comment
    From “Marilyn Her Life In Her own Words”
    “It was this famous photo of me Hugh Hefner bought for just $500.00 dollars, to launch his 1st issue of Playboy.The magazine, I was told, thanks to my photos was an instant sellout all across country, an instant success. I NEVER EVEN RECIEVED A THANK YOU from all those who made millions off a “the” Marilyn photograph. I even had to BUY a copy of the magazine to see myself in it”.

    Thank you, for setting the records straight! The LAST INTERVIEW is one of my highly recommended sources!

  • grammercy5

    I’m sorry , & I am laughing out loud as i write this, please forgive me but I have to say it….I can’t respect a dirty old geezer who lives in a bathrobe, no matter HOW expensive it is!
    no offence intended HH …

  • grammercy5

    did HH actually WEAR a suit to the “exhibit” or was he in his robe?please tell me…

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

    To#131; I got to explain to the people who did not read the interview or only half of my (long) article: June DiMaggio called the studio bosses “old, wrinkled geezer” who would call up Marilyn (which is a Frey-like FICTION!!!)And if you are sitting in the glasshouse, you can not throw the stones! What is your REAL age again, “Junie”?! No, we KNOW you are not the so fresh sounding 77 anymore! How do you call a “female GEEZER”?!

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

    …..maybe “Giselle”?!

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

    to#132: it appeared to me to be a…suit!

  • grammercy5

    no that word sounds too nice… how bout geezette?

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

    to#129: Thanks for being back, David! I remember emailing to you when I started my investigations, and what really made think was, that you awaited her book, willingly to even except that she will get the chance to publish her lies and taint MM’s memory to those who do not know much about MM and then believe those lies! That book, if it actually will be published, will be the biggest scandal, since the FAKE HITLER DIARIES in the 80’s! And the publisher will have to face lawsuits from many thousands of outraged fans!
    http://www.junedimaggio.com

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

    to#136:…….lol of course it was meant “sarcastic”, as of L.diCaprio’s ex!

  • grammercy5

    to David-& mark…I’m sure the book delay is due to ” story fabrication” & possible further research on the facts of the “crimescene” etc…including actual facts & information of marilyn’s life,& of her likes & dislikes… for example- MM didn’t like anchovies, or for that matter fish of any kind , please see the book ” falling for Marilyn, the lost Niagra Collection”-Jock Carroll pg. 3 a direct quote of MM…
    Marilyn frowned & turned her attention to the menu…
    “I can’t eat fish” she announced ” when I was a child I couldn’t even eat chicken.I would look at a leg , & then imagine the whole animal & I just couldn’t eat.”

    The anchovies sound pretty fishy to me!
    You & others have made alot of good points .Junie should watch her step if she isn’t already.Perhaps someone is watching it for her, as she dosen’t seem to be on the ball.Some interviewer should look into some some of these issues on this blog & interview her…..or has she been sequestered somewhere?

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

    to#139:
    Yep! But if I would have added all the facts I knew about MM and the fictitious claims of “Junie”, my article would have become a book!

    EXACTLY! I got some of the interviews from CBS(of course) who really need to apologize at some point in the future~like ET and maybe as well CNN who had June and the woman in red Mary Jane Popp(ers) on one of their shows. And you do not have to be a movie critic or acing teacher, to see, hear and FEEL, that it ALL was just a bad act gone WRONG! They prepared her for years, and then she went over the top! When she plays the piano with her “friend” Mary Jane, your hair stands up and it really outbeats Monty Pyton! Maybe June can become the BEST STAND up comedian with her “stick” of how she sees Marilyn Monroe, and fabricates all these stories like that MM said ” Oh no – I am not a star, I am not up in the sky” God – painful and her whole performance was just so annoying, despite the new necklace, too much make up and her constant smile…I feel SORRY for that publisher, that he had to deal for almost 5 years with these nutts, and now will not make a penny on that Piece of TRASH in bookform! Maybe I am giving it so much bad publicity that they WILL print it~but the lawsuits will be horandous and: BITTER!

  • http://www.mcl-lib.org Diana

    Keep up the good work, Mark and everyone. Every time I think Hollywood can’t get more degenerate and money grubbing, it does. Pathetic is the most polite word I can use to describe the whole situation. I wish that Marilyn was alive and a grandma now, but wherever she is I hope she can finally give her tinkling laugh-without being hurt-at all the con artists. In time they will have to reap what they sow. Its just too bad that some folks being fleeced by this. The good often die young; Marilyn flew away away from a world she was too good for! Has this fraud has been brought to the attention of Smoking Gun, also I wonder if Oprah really would do a show on it?

  • grammercy5

    Info :
    smoking gun phone # s atthe site there is also a web email address

    phone 1-212 -692-7840 or 1 -212-692-7849

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

    to#142&#143:
    Thank you for the info, just called and will send the link. I mean they also should know, that Oprah called up “JUNE DIMAGGIO” in APRIL 2004 and wanted to invite her to her show and talk about her “memoirs” I have proof for that! Can you imagine? That would have been a bigger and better and definete more interesting scandal than Frey’s dreg addictions, as we are talking about a phony, working with phonies and trying to publish her phony book about an AMERICAN and beloved LEGEND!
    I think it was just sheer luck for Oprah, that “Junie” wasn’t coached well enough, by the Otto&Popp-team, to be pushed on stage and say her rehearsed lines in fron of an audience, Oprah with her pressure to make that sweet old Lady with her trademark bangs, cry! Eat more Garlic, and play more tennis, June DiMaggio, as you also and falsly claim to have tought Marilyn Monroe! Look at the photo(stroll up into my article) of MM posing, just posing with a tennis racket! Notice hte high heels…Otto needs better glasses, I guess…!

  • http://www.geocities.com/marilynparasempre Rita

    What you write makes sense. Thank you for your investigation and for puting the word out.

    Rita
    Portugal
    http://www.geocities.com/marilynparasempre

  • MM Fan

    IDEA: How about complaining to the better business bureau? this can be done online @ http://www.labbb.org, anyone that went to the exhibit could ask Queen Mary for a refund due to misleading advertising, and after being told no! can submit a complaint to the BBB, just a thought :) Hang in there Mark, someone will pick this story up, a tree blows down in LA and it makes the evening news !

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

    to#144: Multo obrigado, Rita! I looked at your website and have done a great job, after having our case and investigation translated into German, French, Italina and Spanish….would you be able to translate it for me (us) into Portugese?! There are so many Brazilian fans who are not good in reading English. You really would help us a lot!Please contact me through my URL, in case you can do that for us. And we would appreciate it. I will add the international versions very soon to my website: http://www.mmfraud.com

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

    to#145: I was looking into that option from the very beginning! I know I am like David – taking on Goliath…! But I hope the ending will be the same as the original tale! Please write me and email and let me know exactly how you think we could end this scam! Thank you and I appreciate any suggestion and comments! Please talk rom fan to fan and exchange info and opinions with one and another! We have to help each other, to strike all together to one target! I know that we can defend Marilyn Monroe and bring thse liars to justice! Please help ~ help Marilyn Monroe! Enough harm has done to her already! It is enough.

  • grammercy5

    I wish Dom Dimaggio would say a bit more, I know he dosen’t want to be invloved, but….
    I know Joe would not be happy AT ALL !

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

    Listen! ssssshhhhhhhhhh ~ can’t you hear it? That is Joe! Spinning in his crypt! Ever since this June appeared! Yes, Dom should step forward, and also his son did not want “comment” on all this! What do you expect?! the ESTATE is in the hands of super power law suit left and right throwing Mark Roessler! But then he is selling out for being a cheap in China made, hand bag legend – like you can see him in the Brazil report! Poor Marilyn! As if those plates and trolls and neverending MM dolls are not sad enough!(I respect the collectors who like them) But it really get’s odd, when you learn that Anna Strasberg had photos edit, who showed Marilyn Monroe smoking! That is rediciulous~ I think to declare her the cheap handback queen on eBay is worse than seeing her with a cigarette! The sell out of the most tragic legend continues! Congratiolations Mrs. Strasberg & Mr. Roessler! And also: Shame on you both!

  • Erin

    Hi Mark!

    Thought you might be interested in episode 22 (aired 10/5/05) of a Sci-Fi Channel show called Ghost Hunters, which chronicled members of a non-profit group called T.A.P.S. (the Atlantic Paranormal Society) as they assessed alleged Queen Mary hauntings. Most interesting was their investigation of a haunted room on the ship which was known for having the bedsheets frequenty turned down by ghosts. The crew left a camera running overnight in the empty room and got footage of the moving bedsheets, but closer investigation of the tape revealed that someone had paused the camera just before the sheets moved.

    When the T.A.P.S. crew examined the room, they discovered a hidden door right behind the bed with an opening that led to a nearby hallway. Ultimately they determined that someone familiar with the room, most likely a QM employee, had paused the camera then sneaked into the room from the back door and pulled down the bedsheets while laying underneath the bed.

    At the end of the show they gave their findings to Queen Mary executives, who were obviously embarassed. Clearly someone’s pretty desperate for ghost publicity… and they would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those
    meddling kids.

    Thanks again for the great website!

    Your pal,
    Erin

  • johAn grimmius

    to #107. what a silly remark to state that hefner knew mm so he knew what she did own.
    i did not knew mm personally, but to be honest i know more of her than of some people i know and met !! and do you know all the stuff and things about people you know and met? i do not to be honest.
    many (real) biographers never met people they write about and still can know a lot about them . and sometimes people who knew the ones they write about still tell lies. there are soo many in mms life who do. ( next to the fact that the ones who claim to have known here also tell lies ect).
    mark may not have known mm in the way that he met her, but he sure loves her and respects her. in that way he can know more about her than people who ( claim to have ) met her.
    keep up your good work mark !!

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

    To#150: Thanks Erin for the heads up! Well the company behing the Queen Mary is broke and everyone knows that in that situation you would do more than just”pulling sheets” and pretend being a ghost…! The really ghosts who are hunting Marilyn Monroe are alive and kicking! The Vampire who recently flew off it’s casket is named: Junie(as she claims in her interview, that Marilyn called her lovingly…!) Then there is Otto, who was cruising all thriftstores in his state, went on to do so with eBay and then found a friend, who happend to look for a “bite” to establish an income for his famous, but distant “boss”, to create an eternal money flow, or first, for at least 12 years…! You don’t have to go to that classic ship to see the ghosts, they are surrounding us, daily! The sad thing is only, that we seem to get used to scandals, as it happens almost DAILY in with our politicians! Who cares about Marilyn Monroe?!

  • LoreleiLeeLover

    If I’m reading this correctly, it sounds to me like some of these characters belong in jail!
    From what I read about the widow Strasberg, she’s collecting big bucks from peddling MM – do I remember this right? So shouldn’t she be protecting her investment???? People could get fed up with garbage, you know — even if it has a picture of Marilyn on it — somebody, correct me — am I right about this?

  • A DIXIECRAT FOR MARILYN

    LONG TIME AGO I WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN NEW YORK SOMWHERE ON THE EASTSIDE AND I SAW THIS BLONDE WOMAN IN A KERCHEF AND SHE’S WITH THIS OLD GUY aND SHE’S PUTING ON HER SUNGLASSES AND BEFORE SHE DOES I SEE ITS MARILN MONROE!!!!
    SHE LOOKED VERY SAD AND UNHAPPY. I WAS HALFWAY DOWN THE STREET AND WENT BACK TO FIND HER TO TELL HER NOT TO BE SAD BUT SHE WAS GONE. THIS XHIBIT SOUNDS LIKE A DUMM IDEA I HOPE YOU CAN SHUT ‘ER DOWN!

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

    To#151: Welcome back, johAn! Must be awefully late in Holland right now…very interesting point! In a matter of fact I think(for my own shame) that I know more about Miss Monroe, than I know about my own grandmother or – forgive me, mother! Strange, to see it that way; my mom always got really mad at me when I adored MM as a young boy and freaked out when they showed her movies(so strange to listen to her speaking German!). But over the years, you built up your own image – built up through biographer, which most of them, never ever met her, you are right! And then there is the adjustment! I mean, I went to see John Miner in person, in September of 2004. he did not create that small sensation, as he did after his appearance one year later, cause the media, like the LA TIMES would simply oversee him! I hope this is not going to happen with my investigation. It is up to all of you to let this strike be demolishing or not! I did my share. I informed you and I have proof! More so, then a June DiMaggio ever will have! I have witnesses (not only Abbott) who want to remain annonymous, but who willingly stand by myside and back me up! I cna not do all this by myself! I have been a member of the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club, for 9 years, and yet, no support! Ever since this article came out! I ahve more support from strangers, I never met before! That is so triste and aweful! This is not about competition, about jealousy or who owns more of her~ this is ONLY ABOUT her and FOR HER! Got it?!

  • grammercy5

    I agree, one would think that the fan clubs would be REALLY involved , but they are , in fact eerily silent about the whole issue, it just dosen’t make sense.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 155. hi mark, yes its really late here, middle of the night. as you write yourself, you know more of mm as of your grandmother or mother.
    i did not want to write it myself, but thats true. that goes for many mm fans i guess. i have thought also many times that i know more of mm as of relatives ect. may sound odd, but it is.
    and you write yourself, its only about her and for her ( mm that is ). you are right. people who have any respect for mm would not do or even think about these things which are going on now ( and did in the past and will probably also happen in the future i am afraid ).
    mm is big money and she is a ‘nice’ way for people to use and benefit from for themselves. thats what its all about, big $$$$$.
    marilyn said,’i do not care about money, i just want to be wonderfull’.
    well those people think ‘i dont want to be wonderfull, i just care about money ( and themselves)’. thats the differents.

  • Mildred Harvey

    I have loved Marilyn MOnroe since I was a young girl, so it hurts me to read this awful story.
    It’s a terrible thing to read for someone who thinks Marilyn is the greatest star of all time.How can poeple who say they love Marilyn put on such a rotten show? How can other people who say they love Marilyn not do something about it? My best wishes to the good guys.

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

    to#153:LoreleiLeeLo(cool name)! ABSOLUTELY! I say this again: You go to a bank rob it without even using a gun – they catch you, you definetely go to JAIL! You pull through a major trick, a well planned hoax,steel Thousands and Thousands from the public, and do not get caught, you end up on CNN, CBS, MSNBC, ET, the list goes on and on!Wow, Miss DiMaggio here and Miss DiMaggio there…amazing!
    How stupid can anybody be – to believe for a moment, that Eunice Murray, Marilyn’s houskeeper would write fiction, when she discribes exactly what Marilyn wore the last days of her life! And why would she NOT once have mentioned the names June and Lee DiMaggio, if they really actually were as close as Junie claims they were…?!
    Journalissm seems to have mutated these days, into a quick download, without checking it’s sources. When I was in my Gym, shortly after the Exhibit of shame opened, I saw a repeat of the June tale, including Otto with his REAL Pucci in the background(of course!) and that moment I thought, when she sat there showing off her early acting shuts (of which none of her photos contains MM or JOE for that matter!) and I thought to myself! What a scam- all these people her eon their treatmills, truely buy this crap!I started and got very obsessed with this “case”. Well, I did not see the Gym very often lately…!

    I was harshly attact by this flamboyant young reporter from Canada, during the press opening. I mumbeled something like “Those shoes must be June’s old christmas presents” or something like that…this guy went and called some of the officials and they asked me for my press credentials! (But none of all the many reporters EVER asked June- for hers!)
    I know I have been qoted by the LA TIMES as the big “scoffer” the day the exhibit opened it’s doors! But I am not a jealous collector, as Welkos seemed to have portrayed me…I am concerned that they make MM really “LOOK LIKE A JOKE” with that rubbish they are displaying, the lies they are telling!
    Of course his trash, not removed and declared for what it is, will devalue the collection of ANY Collector who spent a fortune on the REAL items which ANNA STRASBERG sold, an eyeblink after Susan Strasberg passed on; sadly enough, that Susan, the LEGITIMATE AND REAL DAUGHTER, had to sell one of her only belongings from Marilyn, her friend (Susan Strasberg’s “Marilyn&me” is really moving and good!), her Mikimoto pearl necklace at auction, just to pay her cancer treatments! This is just one little glimpse behind the curtain of the real TRAGEDY of MM’ s”afterlife” and now- we find ourselfs in a brand new chapter!
    This guy from Canada! What a sad example, that when there is someone powerful, who say this is like that, and people agree…march willingly behind and pay the amount, whatever it is…that reminds me of some famous people, we all know and heard about, watch movies about, but never asume they are there, right now and right here! But they are. Unfortunately. Marilyn Monroe needs you help. This is NOT a joke! Her legacy is about to be trampled down forever. Without a hope for recovery!

  • http://www.claphamcommonclinic.co.uk mike

    Great article and keep up the good work

  • Pete Kellaway from Chicago

    WAY TO GO MARK! WE ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY!!!
    WHAT CAN WE DO TO PUT THEIR GUYS BEHIND BARS?! I SAW LADIES OF THE CHORUS WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF THE LOVELY MISS MONROE SINCE THE MOVIE CAME OUT. IT’S ON VIDEO NOW BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME THING-YOU AGREE?

  • Megan

    Thank you so much for the time and thought you put into this!

    I think it is so appalling how they are trying to prey on unsuspecting fans :(

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

    to#154: what a great story; it always is thrilling to meet or talk to people – who tell me that they have met her or seen her! Meeting Billy Wilder and visiting him in his office, that was a true privellege! He told me some really amazing things about her…! I can not shut her down! ONLY WE CAN SHUT THEM DOWN!!! Pass this on to your friends and contacts. If you don’t think it is that big of a deal, wait until the scam comes out when they are in France, or in England! And TRUST ME- even if I will get executed by Otto&Co…it WILL COME out(it IS out already) it now is just a question of time, till they will have to pack their10Million Dollar dolls, plates, books, magazines, cardbord foldouts, their Marilyn wine collection and bring it back where it belongs:into Otto’s prison cell!

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

    to#156:I am still hopeful!

  • Steve Beverley

    Mark a great article,just goes to show that these people dont have enough money as it is,so to gain more,they drag Marilyn`s name down with it.
    In my books they dont come any lower.
    I`ve been a MM fan for many years,my wife too.
    So I have read many books about her,but I`ve never heard of this June DIMaggio ??.
    I just hope if there planning to go round different countries with this exhibition that they get found out before they leave,or there will be demonstrations by lots of MM fans.

    Keep Up The Good Work.
    All The Best.
    Steve.

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

    to#157: I miss my trips to Holland, not only for the tullips in spring…lol! can I correct you? I hope you do not mind: she used the word “beautiful” as she naturally was, of course, wonderful! And my mom was really jealous, that I was so madly in love with Marilyn! She always liked Elizabeth Taylor much more, which I felt looked always kind of frightenting, to a young boy to see her as Cleopatra, somehow had the “Domina effect” on me~ I know – a lot of people go for that instead…Go to sleep and hopefully meet Marilyn, how I met her often: in dreams! Good night/morning lol Please come back tomorrow and let’s chat more!

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

    to#158: I am sorry Mildred, I really am! I did not mean to hurt you, but the truth often is painful! Especially when we do not expect that someone as famous and known as our superstar Marilyn, is tainted by these(you know that phrase!) EVILDOERS!!!
    You did not make yourself clear; so you mean that June and Otto tell the truth and I say crappy things about MM?! You should have witnessed the press opening on the QUEEN MARY, then you would remember what the word “rotten show”) I like that term, it fits so well, really means! Can you explain what you meant to say? please.

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

    to#160:Thank you& please engage in conversations~we don’t bite and June is not present!
    http://www.junedimaggio.com

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

    But just incase the well known collector of the biggest private collection (of thrift store treasures) is:

    http://www.robertwotto.com

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

    to# 161: Absolutely! There is nothing better than watching those great flicks, the old fashioned way! In an old movie theatre with uncomfortable seats and people, real people laughing at the right moments…I do like the DVD’s, but now she looks even more beatiful! God~ how could someone have existed?! Perfect EVERYTHING!!! If you really want to support us in this matter you can contact me though me URL! The list is THANK GOD & MARILYN, growing!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus
  • grammercy5

    I’m suprised Tony Curtis hasn’t jumped on the bandwagon as of yet, one minute he & Marilyn were “buddies” the next” she wasn’t that great”…. let us not forget the nasty hitler remark.
    Typical behavior for all these showboaters~` anything for publicity & to make the almighty dollar,
    What is totally apalling to me is Otto’s
    lovestory approach to the exhibit of ‘marilyn & Joe’.Joe had to walk through the rest of his life with out Marilyn, something that effected him the rest of his days, they had a very profound love for one another.Shame on Otto, June (god it makes me too sick to use Joe’s last name in context to her so I won’t)& Roesler for using that angle to make $$$.i might add that Joe had very good taste & would never bought that tacky CRAP for “his girl” whom he worshipped & adored!YES, I’ve seen some of those items on ebay too & i know from where they came & they ARE NOT real!
    I am furious at them all!monsters!
    Come on Dom, PLEASE SPEAK UP.I still think a demonstration is in order.

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

    To#162,Megan:no, THANK YOU, for writing and it is for emails like yours, that I feel I have done something right! Even though I hardly slept, ate and hardly run my two dogs(Marilyn&Monroe); but this is more important! Please spread the word to your friends and family! We all can end this criminal farce, fast, and soon!!!

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

    to#165, Steve: NOBODY EVER DID! JUNE DIMAGGIO IS NOT MENTIONED IN ANY BOOK, EVER WRITTEN ABOUT MARILYN MONROE! I will be the FIRST one who has the “pleasure” to do so…lol!
    Just kidding…or are you working on it already after all?! This one is copyrighted, you know? lol
    But seriously: THEY ALREADY “GOT FOUND OUT” AS you put it! Stroll up and read my article~ are there any points unclear to you?! Disbelieve?! I am not trying to sell a book, or a stupid story of the six toes of MM or something even close! I am simply putting facts, putting proof – right on the table (or that famous display case, with “highlight” Clairol Roller set from 1974!!!) is that NOT enough for you guys?! MM is not crawling out of her crypt to defend herself! And the psychic hotline was just harshly cut off by phony James van Praagh! What are you people waiting for?! Run towards the Bastille(Queen Mary)!!!

    ” Revolution pour Marilyn” !

    If you are really serious about your commitment~ and want to be one of us who will participate for the sake of Marilyn, send me your email and info! You will be contacted upfront! I think it is a great idea and even if we are only a few Thousand….!

  • grammercy5

    A demostration IS in order, we can be heard if our numbers are great enough!maybe then, Dom & others who are standing back WILL get invloved & maybe people CAN get their $ back also!

  • Larry

    Excellent article. Personally, I derive great pleasure from reading about frauds who have been exposed through diligent research of the facts. What’s really sad is that Hugh Hefner has actually bought into these lies, after speaking so fondly of Marilyn through the years.

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

    to#175: I think it would be wonderful~ no matter how many people would turn up! Even if it will be three or four! We could set ourself on fire and then be displayed in one of the display cases! As TRUE victems of the cause for MM ~ that way they could even cash out on us, in the sake of Marilyn, just like those ugly trolls they are displaying…I promise – I will be the first to burn!

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

    to#176, Larry: Thanks, and: I used to think that way, until I found myself surrounded by one! I was actually really shocked, when that journalist, who actually worked for the highly respected magazine “STERN” and one of the two gangsters and con artists! The way they “got” them was very clear! Facts ~ just like in this case! It is kind of interesting to watch, and maybe that is why I knew where to look, start, continue, dig around, call, etc.! It really got addictive to look for the missing links, the jigsaw puzzle pieces…which came together.
    Anyhow – I do not want to bore you….but personally I believe, that Mr. Hefner is way too busy to even read his magazine, or see what is in it! The direction and ownership is in his daughters hands anyhow! Maybe he is innocent for those aweful articles and disgusting picture of Marilyn Monroe! Read your products Mr. Hefner, before you talk about them…PLEASE!

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

    Hey Grammercy~ still there?

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

    Was just wondering if we should talk detail about the planned demo for Marilyn?!

  • grammercy5

    hi, JUST got my son off to bed, I can’t sleep ….I’m actually going back & forth & watching bits of the 99 christie’s auction dvd… but i’m here….

  • Pidge

    Mark,
    Just read your really interesting article and all of the comments that followed. I was sent the article from a pen pal, who, interestingly enough, became a pen pal through the All About Marilyn fan club about 16 years ago. I was able to sneak out of work one day and see a tidbit of the Christie auction on display in Chicago, and I, too, did get chills when I saw everything. Was not thrilled that her underwear was on display for all to see, but could not take my eyes off of the scripts with her notes. Thank you for the informative article. I did receive the latest Playboy as a birthday gift from a friend but have not read it yet. Don’t know that I want to, now, as it sounds as if it would be a big joke. By the way, I must say that I am one of those who collects the dolls, but I do not have the money to buy the authentic items and would not know how to pick out the authentic ones from those that are not, especially after my pen pal almost purchased something on eBay that turned out to be questionable. I do collect the dolls and Bradford plates, etc., as others do, because it is my connection to someone I truly respect and it is my only connection to MM. My interest came after I gave a persuasion speech on the death of MM. I also get to live through my pen pal’s email photos of her authentic purchases of MM’s personal items. Plus, I truly believe that if anyone is to own MM’s personal items it should be a true fan and not someone looking to turn it around a make a buck.
    Anyway, thanks for your research and work to get the word out on these “money makers” who are abusing her image. Good luck and don’t give up!

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

    To#181: just wanted to know if you think that people really would support that demonstration?

  • grammercy5

    I think HHH was right on with this idea!I think there are enough of us if we could get it together..how bout it everyone??!Who else is interested….. ? a great get together for a great cause & WE”D have done it, not just sat back on our A**!
    We could have a wonderful get together too & tour around a bit as well, I myself have always wanted to visit MM’s gravesite & go to some of the resteraunts etc the she frequented, I think it is a GRAND idea!!NOT to mention seeing your FABulous collection Mark!!!!So, why not- what about it everyone?WRITE IN if you ‘re interested!

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

    to#182: Thanks Pidge! Yeah, even the small displays of Christie’s – the travelling ones (like to Beverly Hills, here in LA) were amazing! The display was almost “Otto-style” just laid on the boards famous dresses, but the authenticity made up for that flaw. Remember that shocking pink Pucci dress and the green and orange Pucci blouses?! Were they displayed in Chicago as well?! I bet Otto must have gotten wet eyes when he visited…

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

    Well, it needs to be planned and publicized. A few month even ahead. I think Los Angeles, the Westwood area, where she is resting, close to the federal building, we could then walk in a friendly demo, towards her crypt and pay respect! Or we involve the gay power of Los Angeles, and ask for support for one of their #1 icons and march through West Hollywood! I am sure there might be a few hundred people up for that? But I could be wrong…it will show if we are really planning it! I could pitch it, as I also host a TV show on an Adlephia channel here in Los Angeles. (30minutes long) and that is where I broke the MM FRAUD NEWS, for the first time!

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

    Anybody watching the Grammy Awards? So far Madonna has really been the best! Some were really off the key…

  • grammercy5

    I think that is a GREAT idea, pitch away!i’m SURE i would get coverage!

  • grammercy5

    what is the layout of the westwood area?

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

    that is where usually the demos happening! Big street – Wilshire Blvd. we can always throw ourself on the street…just kidding!

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

    Gee – the Grammy really sounds kinda bad, I am glad I did not make it there tonight, to that staples center.

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

    I think that it, as weired as it may sound, actually is a good idea to do it! Shall we call it DEMO or Protest for Marilyn? I mean Mohammed also is dead for a long time ~ just like MM! That is really amazing! Norway made fun of Mohamed and Otto tainted the memory of MM ~ got it?! I mean, not that I compare a god with a goddess, but it somehow is for people who are obsessed with her life, her movies etc, just like that! I somehow can understand that they are protesting over there…

  • Truthseeker

    What is the status of a demonstration? I think Westwood is a perfect place if the Queen Mary is out of the question. Also, I would be interested to know if people are emailing this story or their thoughts about this Exhibit to the news media.

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

    the Queen Mary is all leased property, they might just shoot us like pidgeons…!

  • Truthseeker

    Well, that WOULD make the news for sure!

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

    I would be interested in that also! It seems almost as if people just accept that there is a major scam going on; well, what else is new?!

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

    as I said, there are several people, and they are emailing me and I think they are serious about it!

  • Truthseeker

    It seems to me that there are so many passionate Marilyn fans that it would be easy to organize a demonstration or protest. Maybe it could coincide with a Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Meeting.

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

    That might be an option! I have a better idea!

  • Truthseeker

    I’m listening… or should I say reading. What is your idea?

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

    THE OSCARS!!! might be toosoon, but Marilyn Monroe should have really been awarded with a posthumous OSCAR, since she would have turned 80 this year!

  • Brooke

    I just wanted to say thank you for putting up this website, it’s so great to have some truth in Marilyn’s life! It means a lot to me! I hope that you can get on the news or something and tell everyone about this! You’ve really done great proving all of this stuff! Once again, thank you!

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

    I mean, I know there will be no way to do a demo, but it would be a thought! Gotta go and eat something, was a long day. Please guys, leave your thoughts and ideas, spread this all over and remember: Friends through Marilyn!

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

    Thanks Brooke! “Holding a good thought for Marilyn”, is not enough anymore… unfortunately she is being abused. Does anybody else care?

  • Mark B

    Nice work, Mark. Great article and great research. It certainly looks like people are upset. I think it’s a great idea to contact a lawyer about a class action lawsuit. If everybody who posted here called the District Attorney’s Office in Long Beach and demanded an investigation, THAT would make the national news. ALl you would have to do would be to use the hair rollers as an example of the fraud and then DEMAND that the DA do something to close it down. Even if everybody just sent emails with the article atached, it would certainly make the news.

    Keep up the good work!

  • HHH

    SET A DATE, TIME, AND PLACE FOR A DEMONSTRATION, ADVERTISE IT AND PEOPLE WILL COME!!! COUNT ME IN!!!

  • grammercy5

    Be it protest or demonstration, I’m THERE, let’s do this !Right up to MM’s crypt!I think is now time to do some PLANNING!Who is with us on this, write in if you are planning on being involved!!!We need to put this into action !

  • grammercy5

    I think a protest, IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE- & yes let’s see if any fan clubs are interested too!WE CAN DO THIS!!!!PLEASE WRITE IN IF YOU WILL COME>
    Yes you are right Mark, if the property area is leased( where does the leased area end though)they can have us removed….where is the public area in front of the queen mary?
    i thibk west wood is a good idea too- &’I’m sure some news stations would cover this!

  • Greg Schreiner

    A very well researched and insightful article into a tremendous fraud being foisted on the public by Bob Otto and the Queen Mary. With auction houses and eBay being swamped with fake Marilyn items, this exhibit is a testimony to those whose greed takes advantage of a naive public. One can only hope that the truth about this travesty can be revealed and that the Queen Mary will be the last stop in this insult to the memory of Marilyn.

  • HHH

    Who in the world are the people bidding on the supposed MM items currently on eBay (i.e. the rhinestone earrings, leopard coat, pink blouse, and cat eye sunglasses all by the same seller)?! Are people truly that clueless?! This fraud is everywhere and needs to be stopped!

  • grammercy5

    Greg, aren’t you president of the “Marilyn remebered “fan club & live in CA? Why don’t we all get together & have a peaceful demonstration?i myself would love to join some of the MM fan clubs & I know there are others who are interested!!!It would be great publicity as well!Let me know what you think!
    Oh & you have a great collection on MM:)

  • grammercy5

    Oh, yes those fakes that are currently up on ebay- did you see the cheap white beaded purse in the exhibit pic above, well that is where it came from & that seller gave ME a refund on a fake MM dress, YES i’ve been duped in the past & let me tell you it dosen’t feel good. Mr Otto also approached me on trying to buy some items in my own collection for extremly low prices, talk about an insult, I didn’t sell him a thing.ANYWAY, Mr Otto wanted to BUY the dress I got a refund on,but i told him I sent it back & got a refund,& warned him about that seller, as a nice person did for me & now we are friends, thanx HHH! He was still interested & has bought other items from that fraudulent seller afterward! I BET that dress is on the queen Mary as we speak & I see several items from that seller!

  • HHH

    Yes, Greg is the President of the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club — way cool! How about it, GREG SCHREINER? How about getting MM fans and others together for a demonstration? I don’t even live in CA, but I’d be willing to buy a plane ticket and pay for a hotel to be part of what could be a truly historic event — as you stated Greg, “this travesty cab be revealed” — yes it can if ALL of us join Mark for this cause.

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

    Good morning, you all! As I was trying to catch up with some sleep and just turned on my CNN headline news; TWICE now, I saw the images of a motorcycle rider who drove into his garage after a highspeed persuit. He then simply drove in his garage and closed it!
    THAT is more interesting it seems to me, than a planned and scandalous MEGA FRAUD!!! I am starting to believe, that the media needs to be “dipped” with their nose into this, and maybe a demo, and open protest will just do the trick for that! A demo for a moviestar, who died close to 44 years ago?! People will get the point of our mission, if they look into it. And then they will be thanking all of you who engage in this idea!
    When nobody was interested in bringing the fake items, which were offered and sold, by Julien’s auction in October of 2005, I called the Los Angeles Times, and was probably annoying to them; finally the reporter Robert W. Welkos, who profiled himself to extend through the speculation of a John Miner(who to this day has ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF for his strange, bizare and very hurtful, to the memory of Marilyn Monroe, accusation). Finally, he called me back, he did not write anything about the upcoming auction, I put warnings into my eBay sales(and almost was kicked off for doing that), as I had no other options in being hurt by the public. Mr. Welkos, who obviously also was as surprised, as we all were during the press opening,(he taped the whole JUNE DIMAGGIO COMEDIAN HOUR on his taperecorder), has failed to write a “a follow up” about the ongoings on the QUEEN MARY! He promised us, who all are working on this case, to hit the frontpage of the LA TIMES, but those promises have not been fullfilled. Instead of that, he made Greg Schreiner, the President of the Marilyn Monroe, look like an idiot who collects only the same tacky items which are on display in Otto’s tasteless EXHIBIT, and I come out of his article as a jealous and angry collector who ONLY scoffs at Otto! That is absolutely not so! Greg Schreiner, of whom I got a lot of my own knowledge about MM, and whose collection is way more important, than discribed by Welkos(he owns movie costumes and furniture and unbelievable pieces of MM’s private and personal life), would be a welcome help in supporting and addressing our issue, of bringing this planned and for 12 year travelling “VIRUS OF LIES ABOUT MARILYN MONROE”, to a fast ending!
    Mr. Welkos, as mentioned before, got ALL my evidence, ALL my contacts! I delivered him the story of a lifetime( for those who think that I want to profile myself thru this exploitation), but he failed so far, to warn the general paublic. Now, since I broke this thru BLOGCRITICS, and I already sent him this article, WHAT IS HE WAITING FOR? My FIRST success in this matter was the questionmark, he placed behind “MARILYN MONROE”, in his very vague article from 11/11/05, and what he left out, was also that he got a “2 hour crash course” in how to look for fake items on display! He thnked me for my time and efforts by misquoting and making me look like a foolish freak!
    WE ARE LIVING, STILL I BELIEVE, IN A FREE COUNTRY! HE COULD FOLLOW UP AND NOW BLAIM ME FOR ALL THE FACTS I MENTION IN ABOVE ARTICLE!

    But it is obvious that I am disappointed and frustrated, that Mr. Welkos, until now, has NOT kept his promise, does NOT answer emails and does NOT return phonecalls! Mr. Welkos, if you happen to read this: Please return the Marilyn Monroe owned hairpin, I gave you as a present, when you came to my home, and thought that you will, eventually understand, how if feels, to be connected to someone you love, through a real item(they originate from the estate of Marilyn Monroe!), but I guess in your case it seems hopeless. It took you weeks(!) to call up Allan ABBOTT, who is one of the key witnesses for this crime. You let ALL of us down, and we are simply very disappointed and tired of WAITING for your promised follow up! I thought that you were a journalist with some bite, with gutts and for the passion to write about a huge scandal. But I was wrong. We actually do not need you. And there will be the time, when the LA TIMES can not afford NOT to write about this FRAUD ON THE QUEEN MARY! The internet is opening doors, for this to be brought to justice, without scared of losing their jobs, coward journalists! But it is very IMPORTANT for us, to see the wife of Marilyn Manson, Dita von Teese, on the cover of the LA TIMES, and then a whole page being dedicated and her collection of 400 corsets! Where is your promised story! We have proof that there are people being taken advantage off!!! It is a crime, and with the support of the LA TIMES, we could have closed this SCANDAL way BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!!
    Guys, please -help us and be active in defending MARILYN MONROE! WE WILLWIN THIS BATTLE FOR SURE!!!

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

    cont. collecting memorabilia and trying to make bond, a connection with the person who owned it, is very much so compareable with the RELICS the Catholic Church, or other religions are practicing. Or anybody who lost a loved one, will most likely keep a personal artifact from that person. I also have some clothing from my father who passed on three years ago. I touch them, and I feel closer to him!

    The “GREATEST OF TEESE” article was printed Friday, February 3rd, 2006, when we all awaited a spectacular follow up! But it certantly was just a TEASE! Thank you so much, Mr. Welkos, vey funny, ha ha ha!

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

    to#209: Thank you Greg, for finally checking in with us! I was wondering why there is so little support in this very important matter from my own club, i have belonged to for the 10th year this spring?! I appreciate your nice comment, but where are all the other members; I have heard that … did not forward this really important issue and my article to the other club members. Don’t you agree that Marilyn Monroe, who we all admire, and who has priority to all personal conflicts there may be, should be defended FIRST?!

    I am getting MORE SUPPORT in this matter, from total strangers, people I never met or heard of, in my entire life, from countries from all over the world! But people, who I have known for close to a decade, on a almost monthly basis, have met and celebrated Christmas parties, MM Birthday parties, and the Memorial services each August 5th! I read a phamplet for the club, written in Anna Strasberg’s hand, which of course was not appreciated; but I tried to make peace and involve the (almost) annonymous heasd of the estate in the fan club activities. But I failed!
    With many exceptions I must say! As some members left their comments, Ernest W Cunningham, here again, deserves my deep appreciation and THANK for sharing his knowledge, which I absorbed, as a hungry Novice is reading the bible!
    Erik W. Marsters, who was our right hand for the endless research. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    What is going on with people?! Is this the times we are living in?! Are we afraid, to stand up for what we believe?!
    This has just started, and WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT IN THIS MATTER!!! Please tell anybody you can think of about this CRIME!
    Please: wake up and do something! Anything, is better than nothing at all!
    The next time, you watch a MM movie, or a photo of our wonderful angel, our goddess – trust me, you will feel better about yourself! Help – it does not cost anything to tell people about this, and you can warn them and make them not to lose their money for an exhibit which is not what they say it is! That’s all!

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

    I was thinking…..

    A letter campaign may be something worth thinking about. Hit all the major news publications.

    Certainly a demonstration is flashy and fun… but my concern is two fold 1) often Marilyn fans are dismissed as “Obsessive kooks” –sorry but true 2) Unless we have a well spoken representative for the group (like a lawyer-someone who is direct, logical and non emotional) our chances to be taken seriously and have REAL media coverage will be slim-We may be just a footnote in a local paper or worse make the end of the news as a sort of joke.

    Also I believe that the Queen Mary’s parking lot is private property and quite large…. the rally would be forced to be quite some distance away from the actual exhibit. I cannot see us having a protest any other place then at the exhibit because after all that IS what we are protesting, right? (Unless we want to find June DiMaggio’s home! LOL!)

    But a letter campaign… even an online letter campaign, that hits the major news publications and news TV programs may make some impact.

    Mark I would be willing to walk with you about this privately along with Ernest Cunningham.

    Jill Adams http://www.ForeverMarilyn.com

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

    to#217: Thanks Jill! That letter has been written before CHRISTMAS, and besides Welkos, numerous press contacts were made! This BLOGCRITICS was a first success in bringing our case to the public!
    BUT NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR MEMBERS, and tel them to pass it on the their friends!
    I was called obsessive, but never passive! We need people to act! Not to just WATCH!
    How can someone, who seriously cares for Marilyn Monroe, just sit there and see that disgusting EXHIBIT presenting their junk, their absolute hiddious trash, and then say “Oh well, wasn’t worht it…doesn’t look like Marilyn’s but :oh well!”
    People do not want to create waves, I know, they don’t want to get INVOLVED in anything, anymore!

    People : WAKE UP! There is a huge scandal GOING ON, and it might come to YOUR TOWN, and TAKE the money from you mom, your friends and relatives! Do you really want this to happen?!

    I am THANKFUL for your offer, which of course we need and definetely accept!

    Anybody can make a difference! Didn’t you that “message” from all these Hollywood movies, some of them even Oscar rewarded?!

    http://www.mmfraud.com

  • grammercy5

    why not both?

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

    What do you mean?

  • grammercy5

    A protest & a letter campaign, maybe the letter campaign 1st, then a “gettogether”? why not?

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

    Great idea and anybody who is interested, please contact me through my URL!

  • grammercy5

    WHO is behind me on this? We’ve got to do SOMETHING, no one else is standing up for Marilyn exept the good people here who still care, not even the people on her ESTATE,which is shameful…..
    Marilyn thought the WORLD of her fans!

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

    PLEASE feel free to leave your comments in this matter! You can also speak to other commenters and find news and information on this toppic. Thanks!

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

    Let me be clear with what I mean about a letter writing campaign.

    I know you have written a letter Mark, which I am sure is very good, but the letter did not have (At least I am fairly sure it didn’t) hundreds or say thousands of worldwide signatures attached to it.

    The voice of one can make a difference but the voice of thousands can move mountains.

    I think you may have noticed a large bump in your posts on this blog in the last few days? Well over the course of the past two days I have been posting like mad asking the online clubs I belong to and the one I run to please post to this site to show their support and they have been really been doing so. But I know you can have hundreds more behind you with a letter campaign if they knew where this information was going to and that something could be accomplished.

    Again, the details of which I’d like to talk with you privately with Ernest but I think this may be the way to go to get some National coverage and to achieve what you are ulitmately looking for, the stop of this exhibit.

    Jill Adams http://www.ForeverMarilyn.com

  • Alice

    So how can I get my money back?
    Me and my parents were all ripped from this cheap charade!!

  • HHH

    Alice,
    Comment #145 states, “How about complaining to the better business bureau? this can be done online @ http://www.labbb.org, anyone that went to the exhibit could ask Queen Mary for a refund due to misleading advertising, and after being told no! can submit a complaint to the BBB, just a thought”
    Give that a shot and let us know how it goes.

  • HHH

    We should have as many people as possible flood OPRAH’S email with letters and a link to your article as well — if a lot of people send something, then she’s bound to see that a lot of people are interested and will cover it — just a thought.

  • grammercy5

    I agree, & what about 20/20 also? The letter campaign is a great idea & a petition to the BBC would also help…along with documentation of the ebayfakes that are recognized….falseadvertising etc…
    & again does CMG have any stock or shareholders?That is a legal way to file a class action suit.
    Talk is great but let’s get moving on this too!any other ideas?

  • grammercy5

    Oh & #87 Sam thanx everso for your imput- any additonal information or comments would be greatly appreciated!Let us hear from you again!

  • grammercy5

    to # 19 & #87…. Please do tell us more Sam, I’m all ears & we’d LOVE to hear what you have to say!!!

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

    GUYS!!! I have AMAZING NEWS!!! WOW!!! This article was just…a few minutes ago, published on: MSNBC!!! WOW- we are further out and now- there is no ending of these criminal scandal, which will by exposed to the fullest! AS this is just the “bitter icing” on the cake, which is called “MARILYN MONROE SELLOUT FOR THE SAKE OF $$$$$$$”.
    I really got very emotional(again), I admit, as you guys KNOW -how much this means for us, who have been putting their ENTIRE energy, time, knowledge and believe into this!

    So at this point, I want to WELCOM the people who just found us, through the MSNBC link, and who want to ask anything they do not understand about this “mission possible”! The thick ice of coverup is melting – already broke in some areas….soon we will see the freed lake and can swim again, without harm! Please continue to leave your comments, we need this to go even further and to be heard! Thank you from my heart!

    The article and link for it

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

    THANK YOU, MSNBC, and whoever had a heart and the undertanding of the importance of this matter, for publishing it!!! Many Thousands(if not more) of dear admirer and fans of Marilyn Monroe, really appreciate your input and support! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!

  • Kim Smith

    Great article! I’m so glad we didn’t waste our money going to the exhibit! I wondered if something fishy was going on when I saw a dress at the exhibit on Entertainment Tonight that looked like it came out of the 1980’s. Thanks so much for sharing your info with us!!!

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

    the letter campaign is not a new idea! I started with it shortly after the exhibit opened! Then came the long christmas break, then New Year, people were gone for the holidays, and the weeks flew buy and numerous calls were made to the same local news here in Los Angeles! Why do you think I am close to a heart attack?! I had my “Campain letter” on my website and had it translated (with my great friends and fellow MM lovers), in: France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany(I did that myself lol), even in Tahiti! We have contacts throughout the world and I tried to get that statement covered in writing! My friend is working to put it up on my website as we speak! The German well respected magazine Stern (Marilyn was numerous times on it’s cover) is looking into this story to print an exclussive story, and they had a great find -with the Hitler diaries, which turned out to be as fake, as Robert W. Otto’s MM owned Hairsetter including her “hair attached”!
    History is repeating itself! It feels very strange – don’t you guy’s agree, to be a part of it, as we love Marilyn Monroe and will do anything to set the record straight and “do something about it!” and if that just means: writing a comment here…or telling about it to a friend! You never know who this or that person knows and who can help Marilyn!

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

    to#234:Kim, you mean you did NOT waste your money?!

  • grammercy5

    MSMBC …..WOW, see BLOGGING does work & if we pull together we cAN get something done!Keep up the good work!!!
    Hey , Sam please write, I’d love to hear more, as i’ve had otto contacting me too in the past!

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

    I saw ET numerous times pitching that fake, scandalous, and very sad try to display Marilyn Monroe! I wonder when they – if ever so – like Oprah, will come forward and set the RECORDS STRAIGHT, and apologize! After that Queen Mary thing has “sunk” completely, tha means, of course! BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL OPEN!!!

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

    It’s alright~ he (Sam) might not watch this, as some people also have a work filled day, and a private life(what is that?lol), but I got an email(THANK YOU SAM!!!), from him, in which he offered me a witness statement, and boy, those details about Otto! Not very good at all!!! In a matter of fact:PRETTY SCARY!!!
    I called my Security Company to make sure they have an extra eye on my property; they are armed…you know?!(Not that I am screamish, but you never know…)
    Guess the ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE will soon regret, to have chosen, to give one their leading parts in that “MONROE-TRAGEDY”, to an untrained and very bad actor! Just smiling with a big set of (outstanding and scary)upper teeth and then trying to act shy, covering up the unknowledge on MM, that is not enough. It is an attempt, but it is not enough!”pinkdoodlydandy1″ says it ALL!
    Every litte or big lie, will sooner or later come out! That is just natural! Call it KARMA, or whatever you want to say, but: THE UNIVERSE IS FAIR!!! And: What goes around, comes around!

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

    to#228HHH: I think you are right! I mean she just signed a huge contract ~ maybe she will be in a “good mood” to help us?!

    this is what HHH wrote:

    We should have as many people as possible flood OPRAH’S email with letters and a link to your article as well — if a lot of people send something, then she’s bound to see that a lot of people are interested and will cover it — just a thought.

  • Bliffle

    None of this matters to me. I have my own souveneir, namely a video dub of the original Norma Jean nude audition before she became MM.

  • grammercy5

    it mattered enough for you to leave a blog.

  • http://www.jfklancer.com D Conway

    Mark,

    I found this page linked from the Defamer website, a very popular entertainment blog.

    I’ll be happy to write a letter regarding my research into President Kennedy and MM. Not once did I come across the name of June DiMaggio in regards to persons close to MM.

    I also wish to state that in my opinion John Miner has never, that I am aware, changed his story. I disagree with you that he portrayed MM as a bubble-head. The transcript sounded intelligent and charming. Considering my own research (although it broke my heart to realize she was “friendly” with both Kennedy men), I am ready to accept his transcribed notes as genuine.

    Sincerely,

    Debra Conway

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

    to#241: Dearest Mr. OTTO! I totally understand your frustration! As a matter of fact; I’d not like to be in your skin right now! But the lies are coming out – faster and faster! Regarding your eBay item you just purchased as your eBay screen name “pinkdoodledandy1″ proofs~ I can asure you that the naked and very sexy girl, which is on that photo, IS NOT the young MARILYN MONROE! Congratiolations, as you just left the first comment – which sounds negative and weired! After all the wonderful ones, I was getting suspicious that you might have not read this article, yet! But after your buddy, Mark Roesler pulled the interviews with you from his website, I was 100% sure that you must have read about your doings! FYI, the item number on eBay is: 7586698455
    You should really buy more MM biographies and study her life, instead of those Audrey Hepburn dolls – or is that your next “project”? We can’t just wait – to see all these familiar items, from all these well known sellers of fakes!

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

    Dearest Debra#243: I would be happy to get your research details in form of a letter! For all the new people (we also welcome the DEFAMER readers!), I have to say this again: June DiMaggio was never EVER mentioned in any book, ever written and published about Marilyn Monroe! How could they ever think and hope, to get away with this, into details constracted (but very weak), HOUSE OF LIES!
    Please go to my URL and you will find my contact info! People like you and anybody who is even leaving a comment here~ make a difference! Please do not give up! I won’t either!

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

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

    Mark

    Is this true? Did Roesler pull the Otto radio interviews from his website… they were their last night—-humm…must go check that out.

    Jill http://www.ForeverMarilyn.com
    pS: Gee I did not know about the letter writing campaign you had going last year, neither did any of the major online clubs, I am certain we would have all signed our names to that letter had we known about it. – Jill

  • Johnny

    I heard that Otto bought about half of the phoney collection from [edited] and a guy named Frank on Ebay who goes under Staroddities. Both of them have sold hundreds of fake Monroe items!

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

    To#247: Jill! That is, because you never called me back and did not show interest in my freshly started investigations! Neither did Greg Schreiner for that matter! (and now I found out why!) And that right after I broke the news about the fake hairsetter from Clairol from 1974! This was one week into the famous and faboulously fake exhibit! Nobody cared, it seems! I gave that info to Welos from the LA TIMES, nobody card here again, “I have to talk to more people” was the standard and very convenient answer! Please refrain to always use this ste and anything you write for making PR for your website. I jsut went on it and could not find one single link to this article, yet you promised to us to send it to 2,500members! Where are these members? And I checked out the MARILYN REMEMBERED SITE! NOTHING EITHER AT ALL! GOOD JOB! sometimes action speaks louder than words…

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

    FYI

    Mark…

    I read the MSNBC report and you should feel really great about it. They compared your article to RatherGate… which is a HUGE compliment… blogging literally crumpled Dan Rather’s reign on 60 Minutes and forced into early retirement due to embarrassingly poor journalism.

    Moving on…. I have submitted your Blog to the Drudge Report as well as The Smoking Gun.

    Perhaps now that MSNBC has given your article a bit of newsworthiness these other sites will give it more consideration!

    We will all keep fighting the good fight.

    Jill Adams http://www.ForeverMarilyn.com

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

    to#248: Johnny: partly that is correct! We know pretty much ALL the names from where the other items – besides the the fake June “treasure” which is said to be 90% of that glorious exhibit. Well, there are some sellers, who made 100’s of thousands of $ on eBay with fraudulent MM memorabilia! Bebe Goddard and her star seller is not just the only one! But it seems to me that the media is only praising eBay! Nobody seem to care about the “other side of the moon”!

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

    to#249,Jill: I thank you for that! But I still do not understand why I can not find ONE link on you numerous websites! Three days ago you promied that – nothing there…! Why?
    Please refrain from further commercializing for your website! There is no proof so far, that you really did what you told me, or others who are working on this! I only believe in proof as you hopefully understand.

  • grammercy5

    That would be Frank Ferruccio- aka – staroddities (ebay id)to be precise:)

  • Johnny

    Right Mark,

    There were three selling that stuff, one was bebe’s and the other two Frank and —-. Haven’t seen the guy selling the Bebe stuff selling anything of MM’s for a long time but —- and Frank are still selling tons of fake items.

  • Johnny

    Sorry, I haven’t read every comment on here but has anyone contacted CMG directly about the Ott exhibit?

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

    to#253&#254:…well to be correct: TWO Frank’s! But I do not want to release too much info! Not at this state in this case! But is really interesting! I can not believe that none bigger TV has picked up on this! This is an absolutely interesting and detailed CRIME! Better than a lot of shows on TV! We really could fill hours and hours with facts and proof! Amazing and really fascinating! Go ahead, talk to each other, and share your infor about the glamorous MM Dolls (the doll salon) is just the perfect word~even the dolls must be drunk to stand that decoration, with even sprinkled glitter on the floor! In some ways Otto deserves an AWARD! For the tackiest deco in any exhibition ever held! Maybe we should declare all that phony stuff in it as “art”?! Freedom of expression…?! Remember the NYC art show – with the painting of Mary – made out of elephant fecies, even I flew to NYC to see(and smell;( ) it! Maybe we guarantee Otto a huge success with this investigation…who knows.

  • grammercy5

    th otto interviews are there in the archives, i checked it out …on Roesler’s site….

  • grammercy5

    that mary thing was as offensive at the guy who cut up cadavers & put them on exhibit!

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

    Wonderful! Then they were put back, since they read that I saved each and all of them and multiplied! They are really worth watching! Especially when you keep in mind that Marilyn never got all her items ENGRAVED with MM! That is the Otto version of the star(besides all the other amazing revelations he found).
    Watch the one when he is loosing cell phone connection. That should also be rewarded for an award. “The most unprofessional interview in history of online webcam” The sound and camera is definetley also a hot contender! The host seems so boared and almost annoyed! Funny when he interviews Hugh Heffner and is never stating the fact that he is actually his client! But anything goes in todays world; anything that sales…and that definetley is the case! To drive a red Ferrari with the licence plate JDEAN must be the most amazing experience for anybody who has everything in life!(oh that Roger Richman is furious..about Mr. Mark Roessler(interview 12/05) he calls him names I could not/should not repeat or I will sit in jail by tomorrow!(anybody up to bail me out?!) Oh yeah – I am so JEALOUS! Not really if I think about, that Marilyn and all the other DEAD moviestars are paying for that pleasure! Six feet under taken to another dimension…

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

    Grammercy: I am SO SORRY, but at least the cadavers ARE REAL!!! While “Junie’s pizza pan” is absolut FICTION!!! Just like the Anchovy Pizza…mmmhhhh I am getting hungry~ almost dinner time! We should call her up and say: JUUUUNNNNNNNIIIIIEEEEEEEEE, can you bring me some Pizza?! lol That should become a copyrighted slogan, man that would sell and seriously create the sweat at Domino’s and Pizza hut’s CEO’s foreheads, just like those “officials” in their suits, and “wanna be VIP” expressions, except Hugh Hefner! he did not sweat at all, I think he was freezing…cause he was not in his trademark red robe!

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

    I am sorry for trying to make this whole thing “funny” after dealing with the facts, and realizing that they are still running that show; what else can I do!

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

    “Junie’s junkyard” or Junie’s famous Marilyn Pizza ~ should I jump on that idea, before someone else will?!

  • HHH

    ALL Marilyn Monroe fans, let’s pull together and make a difference! Send this article to everyone that you know, email Oprah and send a link to this site, email the media, and any other sources.

  • grammercy5

    hold the anchovies!lol, is the pizza pan in the exhibit?!

  • Jill

    Just a quick indefense of myself and I promise not post any further here as Mark has made it clear he wishes me not to be involved any further.

    I am a mother of two children ages 6 and 1 year. I have very little time during the week. I run a club for Marilyn of about 700+ which gets so poorly ignored due to my time constraints and any time I get to do actual web work is on the weekends.

    I did indeed promise Mark I would do the links to his Blog on my website and on Greg’s website that I run. I never intended not to. However I can only do them on the weekend. Mark appears to not understand this.

    I barely have time to check the blog on a daily basis but I do because I feel so strongly for the cause and I have been going to all my club affiliations and have been posting daily for people to post here to the blog. If any one doubts my word please feel free to check out my postings…they would be at ImmortalMarilyn at Yahoo Groups, NJ2MM at Yahoo Groups and FOreverMarilyn at Yahoo Groups.

    I can be accused of a lot of things… but a liar I am certainly not.

    Mark has requested I not be part of helping this cause any further and I will respect his wishes. He said he will not provide me with any further information to help the cause therefore I wish you all luck with this. I believe the greater good will prevail.

    Jill Adams

  • grammercy5

    Jill I understand , as I am a mom too.

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

    Jill! this is NOT the time to continue this! Your Best friend … is handling all the emails for the club, and she refused to forward this link! Why?! Shall I really say this in public?! I don’t think so either…! This is really typical! I have worked my A** off for the last three month and finally we are going somewhere and then I get these weired emails(oh I also have gotten threats because of my investigations) but not being supported from your own people – which I have known for almost 10 year this year(sorry you only have been a member for 3 or 4 years) so we are not in the military and have different ranks! I sent a letter to Greg and I also told you in a private email, that I QUITT! I will never be back to these MARILYN REMEMBERED FAN CLUB MEETINGS, as you guys really and definetely have highly disappointed with your shocking passive behavior! But you know what, it is all good! Cause fighting for something, like bringing the truth out, to innocent people who might be scammed, is for me way more soothing, than endlessly talking about her and not DOING anything to stop this crime! Got it?! No I think we can go on and on, but PLEASE just let go! You are a busy mother, a MM lover and you make promised which you obviously did not keep, or else wouldn’t we have more”traffic”here, if you indeed would have sent this link out to 2500 people?! Where are they? On vacation or dead? Please give me a break! I am exchausted enough because our investigations! Can’t you understand this?

  • HHH

    Comment #248: Don’t speak ill of RH — she would never knowingly sell a fake item as she is legit. Now Frank is a total fraud!

  • HHH

    Once again, we should have as many people as possible flood OPRAH’S email with letters and a link to your article as well — if a lot of people send something, then she’s bound to see that a lot of people are interested and will cover it.

    Mark, we are behind you and will support you 100%!!!

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

    I am sorry guys(if anybody is still out there), exhaustion is not funny! Any news on anything else?!

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

    THAT”S RIGHT!!! we only are allowed of ill-speaking of he proofen criminals! Read my article again, if you already forgot their names…now I do not belong to any Fanclub anymore~ I am free as a bird! Somehow really cool!

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

    She is probably too busy, preparing her radio show! When is she running for President ~ now since she has experience in apologies?!

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

    Oops~the last one was meant for #269,HHH, sorry!

  • HHH

    Please tell me that all of the MM fan clubs have links posted for this article on their websites! If not, are you kidding?! Why the delay?

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

    to#272,HHH ~ especially when this is very very time SENSITIVE! I mean have you ever heard the saying “there is nothing older, than yesterdays news(paper)?!In this case, I hope we will will proof that sayin WRONG! We are still kicking, on top of the HOT STORY LIST here on this wonderful site and my Thanks again, to the wonderful publisher Eric Olsen!!!

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

    I think I mentioned that I am the father of TWO (dogs) and they have been the BEST KiDS you can imagine! Amazing, they sleep all day~how can they sleep all night as well~now back to my case and my next answer goes to:

  • HHH

    Scott, you are not alone as many of us have shared some of the EXACT same experiences as you have just described in your comment #275.

  • HHH

    JILL,

    You sound like a true MM fan, so please post this article on the MM fan club websites as that is the right thing to do. This is for MM and not anyone else. If you gave your word/promise, then I hope that you will hold fast to it.

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

    #267,Scott: WOW ~ where shall I start?! THANK YOU!
    We all should be:horrified, disgusted and absolutely furious! But – some people just do not seem to care…think that this is just going away and then we won’t be bothered! WRONG! As this will bounce back to the US and it’s status! We owe an investigation in this scam artist expo, as this is not to be sent off to the world! Unless you really want to make more enemies!
    FRAUD!
    I really got so furious, as I am myself, a witnes of FRAUD!!! My first items of MM – I bought at a Sotheby’s auction, and kept them, until I had to resell them, including some of my items from a lot from Christie’s in order to pay for my bills. After I learned and read and believed the facts that are out NOW, but not 5 years ago, that also Barrymore(no, not Drew lol) would be exempt from any auction, I contacted Butterfields, in order to withdraw my sale; I am waiting for an answer till this day. In December I won an “Asphalt Jungle” movie poster at the same place,Butterfiels’s&Bonham(new name and new company) at auction and they told me that they have no info on my case, as the company had changed their name not only once, but twice!
    Besides that, I bought also an autograph of MM from a Seller in Romania, big mistake! I paid $ 1050 for what came to my home was a terrible copy, on brand new paper and cheaply glued under a MM computerprint! I never got my money back from eBay, but I am richer: of a horrendous experience, that will hopfully never happen to anybody who is reading this!

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

    cont…
    Gee there is so much in your email! The green Pucci Otto has sold originally for what you say, but I am amzed you did not buy it when it was around again! Nobody bid on it and I bought two other dresses which robbed my wallet…but since I could not find any photo of MM in that combo, I thought I better keep my hands off! Got enough Pucci, and with pics and footage of her wearing those!
    Thanks and come back, it is always wonderful to chat with a true admirer who loves her just as we all do!
    Friends through Marilyn!
    Spread the word, and YeS! It really is a huge scandal! Like the writer, today from MSNBC called it”Rathergate”, and :

    “And, since I clicked it and it fits the theme, even Marilyn Monroe auctions aren’t beyond the reach of someone with gumption and Google. Tell me this doesn’t remind you of RatherGate: “But I have a small problem with those hair curlers: it took only the briefest Internet research and a call to Clairol to establish that they were first manufactured in 1974. Marilyn passed away in 1962.”

  • Debbie

    —-!!!! LOL She has been selling hundreds of fake items for over 20 years and a lot of them at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. They will not touch her stuff anymore!

  • grammercy5

    Hi , Scott thanx so much for blogging!!!!!!Great to hear from you again!& bythe way, love your collection & kudos!more later…..& all the best.

  • David

    Was this reported on MSNBC? IS it on the MSNBC website?

  • grammercy5

    Yes we are all friends through Marilyn!

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

    to#282Debbie: I went to her website, and saw a lot of itmes, which actally seemed very suspicious to me and other collectors, I talk to. And who have been a victem of fraud, just like myself. But she purchased some items, like a whole Lot of MM belts, with Christie’s tags and the paperwork(receipts) from Christie. As in my case, when I started out, I bought from Sotheby’s and later realized that they, most likely never ever have been touched by MM at all. The whole business got so complicated.One of the #! rules is, to buy only items which show a photographic proof that they really were owned by Marilyn Monroe. Which is, of course getting almost impossible to come by.

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

    to#284,David, yes this very article was released with a comment on MSNBC, which gives me great hoe, that it will go on and further, to be a news story in general, and that it will produce an attention, hopefully like the appearance of a June DiMaggio, or the finding of another T-Rex skelleton, or another mummie in Egypt!
    the link to MSNBC

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

    To#283 Grmmercy: You seem to know Scott, have you seen his collection? Interesting comment he left. Can you relate to it? Did you see the exhibit?

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

    to#282,grammercy: That is so true, so you like the phrase I used? Funny – wonder if there ever will be one like it, like: Friends through Elizabeth Taylor! or Friends through Michael Jackson?

  • grammercy5

    Hi MRK, YES I have seen Scott’s collection & have talked with him several times, his collection is displayed on a website .I can relate to his comments, but I have not seen the Otto exhibit as I live in Texas & have a small child so that leaves alot of extensive travelling out for me.BUT I can do my best to make arrangements for my sister in law to watch my son if there were a demonstration.Actually my little boy adores Marilyn & wants to come, lol!

  • http://www.iheartco.com matthew

    This scandal is insane. Props to you Mark. I hope that we stop these evil people who are exploiting Marilyn and save her legacy like your website says.

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

    to#290: you have been one of our biggest and most faithful supporters in this matter! I really want to THANK YOU for this, at this point! If we really are getting to mobilize a demo- and if that is really neccessary, it would be anhonor to share my collection with you and show you some places, for example where MM lived and where she is resting! Yo are truely a great admirer of MM and it is wondrful to meet people like that!
    Remember: Friends through Marilyn! What is your boy’s name…Monroe?!lol

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

    to#291,Matt:Yeah, I wonder how I got that idea…the website is pretty new and actually created by that from a dear artist friend; he has really cool art on his other websites! I was happy that he helped me out so fast!

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

    Well, I guess I am signing off for tonight ~ time flies and if you guys leave me any comments, I will try to catch up tomorrow! Sweet dreams(of MM) are made of this…I think we are still “kickin” and that, Thanks to you!
    Please support this important cause! Please help me, help us and yourself; not to let them get away with it! Just like MSNBC(Thank you again!) in their article described: BLOG GET THINGS DONE!
    well, we surely hope so…!
    Good night and chat to you tomorrow,
    Mark

  • johAn grimmius.

    i read that people are wondering why fake mm items ( mm owned or autographs) are sold on ebay ect ( well are being bought that is). i think many people do not really think clearly when they see it.
    when you think clearly with your head you would not do i think. i guess people really want her autograph or mm owned items and they are led by their emotions i guess instead of a clear mind in those cases. its something mm fans all want and some people in that case forget to think clearly.
    sometimes its very easy to see that some ebay sellers sell fake items. in the case of the already named seller … i think she thought that some mm fans might be really easy to fool. she had once some mm owned items for sale. but when you looked in her feedback, you could see that she bought the so called mm owned items herself from a shop who sells new things for in and around owns house on ebay itself for a few $$. she even used the excact same photo the other seller used. how can one be so naive …
    ebay is nice, but keep your head cool and do not trust that easy what people write in their ads ect.(
    with that in mind it can be nice to get mm items.
    i have e-mailed this site from mark to some mm fans i know and placed it on 2 mm forums i sometimes visit.
    i also got this link from a mm fan i know.so, maybe its a small action, but it gets to more people all the time. hope it can make a difference.
    johAn grimmius.

  • johAn grimmius

    here me again, that quick. forgot to mention one thing which suprised me for some time.
    even cmg has on their official mm website a mm photo in the black and white section which is not mm at all.
    a shame i think, that even on that site are wrong mm photos.
    they should know better , but probably do not care that much also…( about mm that is, they do care…about $$, well thats for sure regarding the mm fraud ect going on and some other things they have done regarding mm items ect).

  • nicola mensah

    I don’t want to create any arguments but I would just like to say that my attention was drawn to this issue by JILL ADAMS. She posted a link to at least one of the clubs, perhaps all three, I am a member of. Like her I am a mother and work full-time so I know it is difficult to be online 24/7! She doesn’t participate alot with the groups but she got the message through so don’t be so harsh! Thank you Jill for bringing it to my attention! Nobody else has!

    I passed the link to 2 UK newspapers but no response so far, and no obvious posting on here from them. Guess there would only be interest if exhibition was here or if June’s novel, oops, book was just being published! Keep trying to get it atention US though!

  • johAn grimmius

    the german fanclub some like it hot has also an article in their latest newsletter about this mm ehibition/ ausstellung.
    ausstellung personliche sachen von marilyn monroe? is it called. the ? says already what is thought of it.

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

    to#295johAn: The Netherlands are with us again, Thanks for coming back! How will Holland do in Torino (Turin)?!
    Thanks for your very interesting comment; yes the eBay sales are giving a lot collectors headaches. I have warned myself a lot of innocent buyers; but then the Sellers shifted to the PRIVATE mode and a few in particular, selling right now – this very moment FAKES, and are getting away with it! If we bring my mission further, trust me, I will also shed light in that scandal! The one seller in particular, has sold more “items of MM” than were in the big Christie’s sale! And that is, I hope any judge will agree – impossible!
    Also: we should refrain by naming them right here, as the cause in this matter is of a different nature! You can name Otto&Co, as they are right now the accused and well prooven criminals!
    As I mentioned earlier: I quitt my almost 10 year membership in a local fan club, as I had close to nothing (a few, YES), but the help and offers to support me was just and still is OVERWHELMING! I guess I wasted my time in all the meetings I attempted! Sad.

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

    to#296:johAn: I am not sure which one you mean; maybe you can send it to me…I do not study their website! The promotion for the fraudulent exhibition is disturbing enough for me! All the highlights of that collections are FAKES!!! That is a SCANDALL and CRIME!

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

    to#297nicola:I appreciate your comment, but: HOW LONG does it take to put up a link on a website? 2maybe 5 minutes the most! When a story is hot, you gotta take action. And this is not the moment to pitch your own fan club matters, even if they mean LIFE to you! The issue and toppic ALL those FANCLUBS address, is simply MARILYN MONROE! What is my article about? [Deleted]

  • http://marilynmonroe.ca Melinda

    Thank you Mark for writing this great article. I remember watching the Otto interviews on the CMG website and thinking this stuff is not authentic. It is great to see that my feeling was correct. I added the story to digg.com if anyone wants to “digg” it (the more diggs the more chance it will make it to the frontpage).

    I don’t know if you have heard of my Marilyn Monroe podcast (internet radio show) but I will be sure to mention your article on my next broadcast.

    All the best.
    Melinda
    http://www.marilynmonroe.ca

  • nicola mensah

    I don’t know anything about websites or how long they take to update, depends on how busy you are. Don’t think I should comment further, after all personal attacks aren’t allowed, rememeber, so this line of talk should stop shouldn’t it.

    Any members of the press looking in would have field day with all the sniping!

    Keep up your campaign.

  • Julie Rosenberry

    Mark, this is a true masterpiece. How can anyone dispute this? You have done a remarkable job in your research, and people have got to know the truth.

  • Scott Butki

    This is an excellent piece of writing and investigative work.

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

    to#295johAn: THANK YOU SO MUCH for passing on this story, and just like you said EVERYONE can make a difference and help in that matter to get the REAL TRUTH out there and not the fiction of a JUNE DIMAGGIO who really is trying to taint and leave scares on the image of Marilyn Monroe!

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

    to#302 Melinda:Thank you and compliments BACK! your website is wonderful and you are a true artist! I actually have a screensaver, created by you, on my pc! I am glad you agree with my article and PLEASE pass this on to your friends and fans of Marilyn Monroe! I am sure you will reach a lot interested souls! Let them show the power of the internet in the defend of MM!
    If you ever interested, and we may really have a Protest or demo, I know that you will be there for support! You are always in my home and I would love to share my collection with you, as you have proofen by your great collages that you love her!
    Marilyn would be proud of you, I am sure.
    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

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

    to#303nicola: I do appreciate your understanding in this important matter for Marilyn! Personal issues should step back completely. To put a simple link up on a website is done easily! Trust me, it is no big deal. All the other people who run a fan club have proven that.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ to#304Julie:

    to#304Julie: I like a healthy discussion! Good to hear you back! Hope you had a great vacation! I truely need one after all this; I am amazed and OVERWHELMED about the amazing response, the support from total strangers from all over the world! Wish somone from the German Fanclub(Tina Mueller) would hear about it!
    I agree, people need to hear the truth!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

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

    to#305 Scott: I am flattered by your compliment, after I have read so many wonderful ones of yourself! You are a true inspiration for any writer! Thank you.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • johAn grimmius

    to 309.
    the german fanclub does know about the scandalous mm exhibition ect, since they have an article in their latest newsletter about it.
    i also e-mailed the link to this page to them.(the german fanclub is not run by tina muller anymore but by someone else, who does a great job on the newsletter by the way).

  • Justin Atkins

    I am at a bit of a loss here. This Blog was started to gain the attention of the press and it has taken a backseat to all the sniping and finger pointing. Mark, you wrote a great story and did great investigative work, but you are taking away from that by your behavior. First, let me ask, does Bob Otto know that some of these items may not be authentic? Is it possible that he was duped? Wouldn’t it be a kind gesture, to privately bring this info to his attention and give him a chance to handle the situation? Fraud is only fraud when a person has intent. If he knew these items were fake, then he would be intentionally misrepresenting his claims. Kind of like you Mark…. [Deleted]

  • Michelle

    Thank you for this article, it was extremely interesting.

  • AMY SOUSA

    IM SO HAPPY TO SEE SOMEONE STANDING UP FOR MARILYN IN THIS DAY AND AGE THIS IS HORRIBLE AND A ABSOLUTE SHAME TO THEN WORLD !!! HOW CAN THESE PEOPLE LIVE KNOWING THAT THEY ARE MAKING MONEY OFF OF A WOMAN WHO IS A DEAD THEY DONT EVEN LOOK THE LEAST BIT GUILTY IM APPALED AT JUNE DIMAGGIO AND HUGH HEFNER ALTHOUGH I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A FEELING THAT THEY KNEW VERY LITTLE INSIDE MARILYNS MIND AND HER VIEWS ON LIFE TO BEGIN WITH I AM ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED ANYONE CCOULDVE DONE THIS AND IT TURNS OUT TO BE THE PEOPLE WHO SHE HAD AT ONE TIME TRUSTED ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE I BELONG TO NUMEROUS MONROE FAN CLUBS AND CRAVE ANY INFORMATION KNOWN POSSIBLE ABOUT HER PAST AND PRESENT IN THE MEDIA AND BEYOND AND I AM GOING TO POST THE URL ONTO MY SITE FOR ALL THE MM FANS TO SEE AND VOICE THEIR OWN OPINION IM SURE THEY WILL AHVE THE SAME REACTION AS ME THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE IT HAS OPENED MY EYES TO BE MORE CAREFUL IN THE WORLD OF MONEY AND FAME!

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

    to#312Justin: Behavior? lol sorry but if you would have started this investigation on yourself, and contacted people you have know for 10 years, meeting them for memorial services, meetings etc. and then you tell them about your shocking finds, you work intensive and very exhausing to bring this forward, but have no support from the mentioned before, would you not be disappointed yourself, when they then, after you brought this matterr to the world, finally offer their help, but can not even make 5 minutes to publis this on the Fan Club site of which I was member, til yesterday!
    Do you remember the very last line of one of MM’s greatest hits? “NOBODY IS PERFECT!” And this is also not only to THANK ME ~ critic is very welcome and I am open for it! I do not take anything personal! If people do not understand, that this whole doing is for MARILYN MONROE, they missed the point anyhow! I am even up for public humiliation, if that would help to defend Marilyn against a June and Robert!

    [Deleted]

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • HHH

    Justin, Comment #312: I can personally say that this matter has been brought to Bob Otto’s attention privately on many different occasions. So, Otto is COMPLETELY aware that he has fake items and yet he has done absolutely NOTHING about it — except display them in the exhibit.

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

    To#313Michelle: Thank you, and please tell all your friends about it! We need any support inthat matter.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

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

    to#314 Amy: Thank you so much for your comment and it seems you understand my mission here! While other seem to think that I try to profile myself an shoot their personal attack mission on me! I knew that would happen; I am ready to fight- for Marilyn’s legacy – ALWAYS! Even her own ESTATE if that is neccessary!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

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

    to#316 HHH: Well, what else is new? Some people still do believe in Santa and June’s so heartwarming stories! After all – they were printed in the well know Playboy! And of course, because MM was on the first issue, anything they say must be true!
    I met Bebe Goddard years ago, when she was still alive! She was a nice old Lady(like June) and came to the meetings regulary! I though: “OH WOW-SHE WAS MARILYN’S FOSTER SISTER! Played with her etc. but I NEVER BOUGHT ANY OF HER MM ITEMS! After she passed away, the people who cremated her, in order to raise some money, sold some of her belongings in a club meeting and because she truely was a connection to MM, I bought her golden necklace which she ALWAYS wore, it has the letters “Bebe” on it. I would not sell that one, even though she was a LIAR and criminal, but she was still: MM’s FOSTER SISTER! She was judged already, I am sure of that, by someone else! I have nothing to hide! Nothing at all! THAT is the only thing I bought from her, BEBE’s not MM’s(!)personal belongings!
    When asked in an interview in the 80’s, if she would any of MM’s personal items, Bebe answered “No”! So how come she “found” all thes other items, hundreds of them! BUT HERE AGAIN: NOT ONE PICTURE WITH MM WEARING THEM! NOT ONE.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • grammercy5

    to # 302 Melinda I LOVE your website , wonderful job on that& thanx for passing this info on!You have done an outstangind job!

    & to #312 Justin, can you fill us in on bebe goddard items, like how were they found to be fakes? just curious & I’d & a few others would like to know.thanx for your imput.Do tell us more…facts please…
    on otto when he contacted me about an ebay dress that i got a refund on I told him who the seller was,& that the item was not authentic- as well as another person & she had researched the matter fully,he continued to purchase from that seller.I was lucky, I was the LAST person to get a refund…..
    It really takes the shine off of collecting MM for me & alot of others & it takes the fun out of selling on ebay too when you find out about this stuff out after the fact….gee where can I find Johonny Depp owned items,maybe he is a safer bet lol, as i ‘d love wearing his clothes ;)& he can be contacted (with out JVP-)lol!

  • Justin Atkins

    I am not a friend of Dorothy and my name is not Robert. My name is Justin Atkins. Your investigation is good, so don’t loose sight of it with all your sniping. The press will have a field day with you and make all your hard work out to be a joke that shouldn’t be taken seriously.

  • Jill

    Mark

    I would be very careful here…. VERY careful here about what you just wrote.

    Are you saying you never bought items DIRECTLY from BEBE? Or are you saying that you never bought Bebe Goddard items?

    And where are they now?

    Please do not mislead your audience here who is TRUSTING you with information.

    There is nothing worse than for the author of a story to BECOME part of the story itself.

    Jill Adams

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

    to#311johAn: Could you be so nice and forward this message to the German fanclub, as I have not contact info for them; usually they all speak English, but in case some do not:

    Liebe MARILYN MONROE FANS!
    Bitte unterstuetzt diese wichtige Aktion und Untersuchung, die ich startete, um die Ehre und Wharheit von Marilyn Monroe zu verteidigen! Marilyn ist immer noch ein grosser Star in Deutschland, und es ist mir eine Ehre meine Nachricht zu verbreiten!
    Bitte beteiligt Euch auch an unserer Diskussion im Anschluss an den Artikel!

    Euer Mark

    FREUNDE DURCH MARILYN!

    Please also send the link for this article, so they can find it! What happened to Tina Mueller? I met her many years ago.

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CAUSE…

  • Jill

    I must take back my comments….

    I know nothing of Bebe Goddard…..please forgive my error.

    It was Elaine Barrymore that I know of.

    Perhaps Mark would like to fill us all in on this…

    Jill

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

    to#322Jill: oh “busy” Jill is back! Threats?! Wow – I thought youknew most of my collection, oh that right- you never came to my home…right! What did I buy- oh you know better than me?! I have nothing to hide! I NEVER EVER BOUGHT ANYTHING FROM THE FAKE BEBE GODDARD STUFF, only a view of her personal belongings, BEBE’s! Ask your boss, Greg!

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

    to#324: YOU’RE WELCOME! And you should add: THROUGH CHRISTIE’s AND BEFORE eBay even EXISTED!!!
    That is why I said in earlier comments: I AM VICTEM OF FRAUD MYSELF! ON TOP OF THAT ALSO WITH SOME FAKES ON EBAY!!!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

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

    cont…SOTHEBY’S of course ~ the other leading and very “traditional” auction house!

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

    to#321: I can not wait for that moment! We have all the above, in my article discussed and discribed proof and items READY for any grilling by the press and even by LAWYERS by the CMG! The sooner the better!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN!

  • Jill

    Yes.. Mark

    I came on line to post to ALL the Yahoo clubs once again to come to your blog….

    AND I wanted to be sure you were honoring my request.

    That’s ALL I have time for… OH here is the post I JUST left for the clubs.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Here is the blog link for those interested in knowing the controversy on the Queen Mary MM fraud itself–

    I would hate for ANY Marilyn fan to be misled by this travesty of fraud… and be warned this event IS traveling AROUND the world…your city/country MAY be NEXT. I will continue to spread the word as I truly believe that the good of the cause far out weighs anything else.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Mark—I have posted every day for you… despite how you have been treating me and my intentions still are to post a link to my club to your blog on the weekend when I can have a babysitter to watch my boys.— But I am not doing it because you are bullying me to do it… I am doing it because I am able to see the bigger picture.

    I do hope someone picks up this story and runs with it… Mark has given someone a good LEAD. Now I hope someone can make it their story and bring it to national attention.

    Off to school, computer club, baby gym and grocery shopping……..

    I would encourage you NOT to bully anyone else it does your cause no good.

    Jill Adams AKA Mafhoney

  • Alice

    Thanks #227 HHH February 9, 2006 03:50 PM, I am going to do that!
    I think we all should; everyone who went that is, I feel so duped, I honestly thought that I was in the same room and presence as Marilyn and I wanted to be soo bad, how disapointed I am now, I don’t have the money to collect real things of hers and I was too young and far away for the 1999 Christie’s auction so I felt like this was my one real chance to be near her since I can’t really bring myself to visit her tomb even though I live in L.A. and its just so sad and infuriating what these crooks have done to her spirit and to her fans!

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

    Jill! I really do not know what your problem is! You were successful in not forwarding this article to the Marilyn Remembered fans; now you are talking about something that you have no knowledge as it happened 10 years ago. I contacted Butterfield’s&Bonham numerous times, they changed the ownership three times in the last 5 years. If you do not understand what I mean, please call them, feel free to start your own investigation and do SOMETHING! I bet you did not even go to the Queen Mary to see up and close what we are talking about here in that comment section. I quitt my membership yesterday, if that is not enough…go ahead and try to torpedo this cause! [Deleted]
    Please, if you have any LOVE for MARILYN MONROE, support this cause and put it on your many websites, whatever you wanna do~ but we should not fight, not right now(maybe later?) lol

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…

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

    ALL OF US, WHO LOVE MARILYN, FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, not only me~ THANK YOU FOR THAT, JILL!

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…

  • http://FRIENDSTHOUGHMARILYN!PLEASESUPPORTTHECAUSE... Mark Bellinghaus

    to#229Jill: Thank you again; for my own defense:ask my closest friends, my family and even my dogs! This was a really energy and almost suicidal investigation; and I want to leave comments for people who are interested (some people seem to have known all this-but why did they do nothing about it?!) The Playboy interview needs to be reversed! It is the most damaging piece for Marilyn, since the cration of the six toe myth! Tell me what you do not lke about my article, to stay subjective. Since you seem to know everything I do not know!

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…Tell FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • grammercy5

    ok let us get back on track, Otto WAS TOLD about some of the items… from staroddities… who used to be frankscloset & (he has a buyer id as well) by me personally & i did get a refund on a dress from that seller, he was told & had proof that the items WERE NOT authentic & yet he continued to buy from this seller. I was not the only one to tell him this, as i was warned my self & shown proof & that party & I are now friends.

    THAT is what this is all about, no he is not selling on ebay, but he IS selling to the entire USA & then the world & making $22.& for VIP tickets $200.00 plus- now THAT is FRAUD & false advertising. Not to mention June’s book etc…. to cement 90 percent of his collection. don’t get me wrong, evereyone NEEDs to be aware of who & what they buy on ebay I myself sold a couple Bebe Goddard items that i had in my collection & I believed them to be authentic,no one has ever sent me a letter stating otherwise- so send me some proof.I like my customers & i love selling on ebay & I’ve made some great friends along the way.

    There should be a code of ethics between all of us MM fans & we should get rid of the bad guys,the bad sellers who spoil it- as best we can.It ruins the MM owned market values & then we get “exhibits” like this & THIS is what we are fighting against. Not name calling & back biting amongst ourselves, we need to be more united & help each other!

    We all love Marilyn & that is why we are here, lets stick together!

  • http://FRIENDSTHOUGHMARILYN!PLEASESUPPORTTHECAUSE... Mark Bellinghaus

    to#330 Alice: Well, I met so many people who went to the exhibit and they simply do not care about the lost money, the admission! And that is exactly what they (who are behind this whole scam) are feeding on…! We could start an initiative to get people’s numbers and names, but I think our focus shoud be to prevent them from touring around and doing that to other cities, other countries, other continents…speaking of the Olympic Games…lol

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…Tell FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • grammercy5

    I think after we do our best to shut this exhibit down , we ought to create a Marilyn Monroe buying Better business B website & document all information/cases/letters etc, on fraudulent sellers for public access to MM fans & potential buyers world wide.Some sellers are even under investigation, but it dosen’t seem to go as quickly as needed.This could be linked via web fan club sites etc.
    We all need to get together & do something.We have alot of good people together here right now.

  • Justin Atkins

    grammercy5
    I don’t know the whole story, but from what I understand, when Bebe died, letters were found in her home that she had written to another man putting the whole scam together. He would sell them, she would sign the letters and they would split the money. The man (I don’t want to state his name in a public forum) was confronted on this and quit selling the items for fear of legal action. However, Mark had bought some of these items, and when he was told they were fake, he turned around and sold them….That is the story I was told anyway. Fact or fiction? You decide. I won’t be coming back to this Blog as it has lost sight of what it was intended for. It has now, unfortunately, become a joke to me rather than a great investigative outlook. Too bad Mark, you were onto a good thing.

  • johAn grimmius

    to 323. i just send your message to the guy who runs the german fanclub . as i already wrote, i already e-mailed him the link.
    (tina muller is still a mm fan,but she does not run the fanclub anymore. she is one of the ehrenmitglieder from the club).
    i think mm fans should not argue and fight on this page. if the press is to use information from this page, i am sure they will like to write more about mm fans argueing and fighting over eachother as on the issue where its about, mm. often sensation is more interesting as facts today. thats also why the scandalous mm stories are printed on and on , that sells today.

  • Roberto G

    That is a great idea Grammercy5, as people like who are Marilyn’s fans but not experts yet like have no idea of all these frauds that are going on. But I do not see why wait till later, you guys (the ones that know) should advice (in Mark’s website maybe?) about things that someone should look for when buying MM’s stuff. I got some stuff from eBay but now I’m starting to doubt about their authenticity, how sad? But anyway, I’m glad there are people who care about this and are trying to bring all these scams to the public. Thank you Mark for all this important and valuable information. I can’t believe how much I learned about Marilyn in just one blog. I’ll coming back to learn more.

  • grammercy5

    justin thanx for your info,may i ask for 2 initials of the man? if you are still there, that is…..for my own peace of mind, & i’ll know & trust what you have told me…
    please don;t give up on this cause , contact everyone you know

  • grammercy5

    I agree Roberto #339 & if i knew more about computers & could get every one to SEND me letter copies etc I’d do it myself as I have been taken in the past too!
    who is willing to pitch in on something like this.?

  • http://TellFRIENDSABOUTTHISFRAUD! Mark Bellinghaus

    to#334 Grammercy: THE BIG PROBLEM THAT COMES IN HERE IS: eBay and the possibility to sell fakes and forgeries made it so hard to see what is real and what is wrong! I bought a lot from Sotheby’s in 1995, BEFORE the eBay launch! I had no knowledge about any real or fake items, or at lest to say a little! It came with papers and the signature and typing and everything looked absolutely different than the many “thrown out by Frank Warren and created Authenticities” I resold my lot in 2001, as I always tried to sell some of my collection – in order to buy better or more expensive ones! Is that wrong? I think anybody can relate to this! We all do make mistakes! And I was not just pointing the finger at Mr. Otto and calling him a thief! I interviewed people who know him, who dealed with hum in the past(most of them, seriously were hurt and disappointed and would never deal with him again!) Still I gave him a chance! But when I found out more evidence(which I really can not discuss here), I was absolutely sure that this man not only has no clue about Marilyn Monroe’s life, but also: that he is ONLY up for the money!

    And that he does not sell anything at all is also NOT TRUE! He is using his “FAMOUS COLLECTION” to make copies of hidious items, Miss Monroe would not even have given her worst enemy as a present! Wanna check yourself? That wonderful bracelet is the tackiest thing I have seen in a long long time! And: It comes with a letter from the estate of Marilyn Monroe! So, please do not tell me that Otto is NOT selling! I do some AUTHENTIC and REAL items, which I bought at Julien’s and which are also originate from the estate of MM! I have gotten a lot of blaim for doing that, but this is a chance to bring a real piece to the devoted fan, for a fari amount; considering how much the real items went at Christie’s and other sales, where the estate sold property!
    The Otto item number on eBay is: 5083220115
    The asking price was $125,-there are numerous items, like a “Glitzy Marilyn Monroe DiMaggio Engagement Ring Pendant” which is a copy form the one on display(that one is called a PRE-engagement ring!)

    So WHO says that Otto is not selling anything?! Go to eBay and be amazed! There is also a very telling MM lip pedant and many other items! Bravo – I am pitching his sales~YOU ARE WELCOME MR.OTTO!

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…Tell FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

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

    to#337: WHO told you such a rubbish lie, Mr. Otto?! If you are confused, please read#342! We all know who that person is and if you want to name him, I will respect your wish! I did NOT buy any Bebe Goddard! Please tell this to your source; and that man you refer is selling, still and from his source, some Bebe Goddard items recently sold in the high k’s in London! Our many email were helpless and they sold anyhow! So PLEASE Justin! Do your homework and do not accuse me of something that is not true!

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…Tell FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

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

    to#339 roberto: Thank you for your comment and support. Please come back!

    FRIENDS THOUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…Tell FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • Eric Olsen

    wow Mark, you have really struck a chord here and created a community in the process

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

    to#337″justin” ~ and where is your URL so we can see who your really are…maybe you are Guido O. after all? Nice try to bring down this important cause with false statements, like Junie and Co!

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

    to#345:Thanks Eric! It is really amazing, that so many days after the release of this story, we are still # 1 in the SPOTTLIGHT section! We can all make a differrence!

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  • grammercy5

    i HAVE seen those!The bracelet, that ring etc-so he is selling”replicas of fakes”, & for a pretty costly price for costume jewelry.Well then he is right in with the fradulent sellers we sould be aware of.
    & you have a wonderful collection I know this & have an item or 2 that you have sold from juliens, which I treasure.I am selling an MM juliens item & possible a christies f to get a better iMM item which I’ve wanted for a long time, which you are aware of:)
    It is a shame we can’t set something up to protect MM buyers, but i can see your point, it does become a problem!still maybe a warning of Goddard, barrymore, etc items would help on some of the fan sites or yours(or mine if I ever figure the damn thing out, lol).Especially if there is correspondance of proof visable. just a thought, I know I’ll only go through trustworthy people i know & will only get juliens or christies that have been researched…let the buyer beware ……

  • Roberto G

    You are welcome Mark. Another thing, you should not worry about Justin’s claims, himself was who deviated the subject since his first comment and stated his assertions without any proof (not even verbal), and misquoting you. Your work is fantastic and there should be no doubt that all this Exhibit/June Dimmagio thing is a all a scam. Your work is fantastic. I’m not surprised there are some people trying to poisson the well. But you should be aware that most of us (MM fans) are with you and want all this fraud to be clarified. I’m also sure people will appreciate your work once this is in the mass media. Don’t give up. I’ll send you an email with my info in case I can be in anyway helpful to the cause.

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

    ~sorry: Hot Topics (Articles with the most comments in the past 72 hours)

  • eric w.

    As someone who also has been a member of Marilyn Remembered since 1996 (though from Florida since 2000), I too knew Bebe Goddard and can verify that what Justin says about the letters connecting Bebe with the ‘unnamed man’ as being true. NOT the part about Mark purchasing items, but the other part, most definitely.

    I knew Bebe only from the club and she was a “great old broad”. The uncovering of her fraud shocked many of us.

    And out of the numerous unethical buyers past and present – Bebe was the only documentable connection to Marilyn, and people trusted that.

    But what a lot of people don’t know is that most of the horror stories that Marilyn spoke about during her childhood actually happened to Bebe. This has been well researched and confirmed by several people including myself. After living with the Bolenders for seven years and her mother’s breakdown, Marilyn did live in several different locations with different members of the Goddard/Atchinson family – not foster homes with strangers. With less than a year in the orphanage rather than the two often stated. The shuttling from stranger to stranger happened to Bebe and her siblings frequently.

    I can’t imagine how anyone would feel having told their ‘past’ to someone and then years later hear it being told as the past of someone else? And was probably asked to go along with the ruse for “Norma Jeane’s sake”.

    And from what I know, Bebe’s adult life wasn’t all peaches and cream. Her sister committed suicide around the time Marilyn died and Bebe didn’t really get along with her own daughter. And except for photos, the only things of NJ’s that she had were duped from her possesion for megar cash.

    Perhaps in her late life, because she wasn’t like this back in the eighties, and very ill with respitory problems and having no money except for Social Security – I can see her feeling that Norma Jeane/Marilyn OWED her for ‘stealing her childhood’.

    That doesn’t excuse the fact that she deceived many people and did have to atone for her sins when she met her maker.

    But that is something we have no knowledge about.

    And it’s not very polite to speak ill of the dead. You don’t like it when people do it about Marilyn, so don’t do it about others.

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

    To#349Roberto: I agree and who know who REALLY is behind those comments! The creater of that shut against me should really think twice, before creating such a lie! He is in a very “complicated” position! He is about (right now) to ship his collection to Japan in order to display and make $ ! When I asked him for support, he did not do a thing! I still did not undertand why – now I do ! He can not create any waves against the estate of MM! But isn’t this matter more urgent, more important to anybody who claims to LOVE MM?! After I learned about about this, I stated that I do, I can not longer be with that club! I have way more info on this, but I chose not to publish that, not here and not now!

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  • Michael

    Great, dilligent research done on your part. And I believe your evidence holds true.
    But I think you should’ve passed this evidence on to someone that can keep their cool. You’re coming off as a fanatic. Your reaction to Jill is a perfect example.

    Your emotions are really creating a joke out of your own investigation. And no journalists will want to be associated with you if you keep it up…or is it already too late?

  • Eric Olsen

    yes, you are WELL in the lead

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

    to#351:Hi Eric! Greetigs to Florida! All these accusations…! You see how it is when someone stepps forward and is making an attempt to bring down this hoax we are finding us in! Like wolves I am being attacked by my own people! I love it! Finally there is some good gossip goin on! I cna assure you: I NEVER EVER BOUGHT FROM THAT GUY (WE ALL KNOW WHO HE IS), when I met her in person at the meetings~ I got her Bebe necklace, i am sure you remember that one! But that has NOTHING to do with Marilyn!

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  • Alison

    Great article!!! I’m glad someone out there is watching for Marilyn fraud. We need to all band together to stop this from happening!

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

    To#353Michael: You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! I am really “burned out” !!! So who wants to take over?

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  • grammercy5

    good information Eric, I have heard that too….of Bebe, she did have a hard life & was a nice person, who happened to be in a bad way in her later years.& thank you for the additonal letter information also thatis all I wanted to know & I appreciate it.

  • grammercy5

    let us get back on track of the origional issue of the fraudulent queen mary exhibit, we need to move forward, not backward & stick together.
    What should be the next step everyone?we need to move forward…..

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

    to#354 Eric Olsen: Wow – I really have no idea how you can do this for years…it is really exchausting and now I need some food and a shower!
    Hey! Anybody: the people form the “other side” feel free to start an investigation against me. I have really nothing to hide. I have REAL HAIR ROLLER I bought from the estate itself! That was really one of the reason for me to start this investigation! Then: I had the great HONOR to meet JUNE DIMAGGIO, OTTO and the REST OF THE HERD… in person! I did what anybody in my position would have done! Yet I KNEW that nobody else WOULD! Yes, I admit that I get very emnotional, I broke down in tears when this story, finally was published to the world, as I have been working so frantically on it!DAY&NIGHT!!! Now I see myself under attack from my (former) club members, as I left the club yesterday, when I found out the true reason, why their leader was so quiet and did not support me in my investigation at all!Instead is getting ready for his own exhibit in Japan! And of course needs the YES from the powerful ESTATE OF MM! He does not seem to understand, that the ESTATE OF MM is INVOLVED and BEHIND all this June and Otto saga! I was in talks with a powerful person in Japan, I invited this other collector to do it together, then Otto landed from Mars and I could not believe what was going on in front of my own eyes! I had to make a decission by Christmas, and I said NO to Japan and YES to Marilyn! If I will loose this (I hope not), but: I will never ever regret, for at least trying, to take on the powerful, as I have faith in my mission(besides the correct evidence).

    Anybody who loves Otto: Go ahead and write me some hateful comments(Personal attacks are not allowed) but if you want to support the cause, the reason why I am doing all this, then PLEASE PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND FORWARD THIS ARTICLE AS LINK AND TRY TO DEFEND THE TRUE HISTORY, THE LEGACY OF MARILYN MONROE! WE ONLY GOT ONE SHUT!

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  • Tracey

    Well, I have contacted CMG and asked them to review these messages. So, let’s see what action they will take.

  • Roberto G

    Yes that’s a great idea grammercy. Mark, are you interested in translating your article into spanish? I could help you with that (if you have not done so yet). After all there are many of spanish speaking Marilyn fans and they must be warned about this, specially since the exhibit is in So. Ca. now. Maybe you can then try to post it in some spanish media as well.

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

    Before I take a well deserved brake: Please continue to talk to each other and if you have any comments you want to be private, and info or even some nice assults, you can find my email though my URL. I THANK YOU from my heart for your attention!

    Mark Bellinghaus

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  • grammercy5

    # 360 Mark, WOW I recall that being mentioned a while back!So THAT is why he didn’t come forward…. I’m really sorry, Mark & it is a shame because you have an outstanding collection & everyone would love to see it on exhibit.

  • grammercy5

    i think you are right on Roberto & that is a great idea!
    Also to 361 Tracy, YES, let us see what they come back with, now we are gettng something done, we’ll see where it goes!
    OK, my poor neglected family has called from our bay cottage & is PLEADING for me to take my nose out of this computer & have some family time & DINNER, it is a 30 mile drive & i still have CHORES, so farthewell for now.
    BE NICE to each other PLEASE & let us fight the good fight & keep it together, ok:)
    all the best & culater:)sunday evening G5

  • norah

    wow,this blog is moving really fast,and rightfully so..i was just going to say theres also petitions online kind of thing we can start. i don’t know if it has been mentioned yet or not as i have not caught up on reading all the reccent comments,but i figure every little thing helps.

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

    to#362 Roberto: great idea! Actually happened already. But Thank you so much for your offer, and we will post it shortly. We are just waiting for the last version of the case letter. Thanks!

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

    to#366: norah: Very interesting! I would like to look into that, please send me some info on that through my URL, I will check with my lawyers.
    I’ll be back later; anybody watching the Olympics opening tonight?!
    Please leave your comments; will get back to them later. Thanks!

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  • Ernest Cunningham from Burbank

    You may know of me from my first book THE ULTIMATE MARILYN. I plan to talk about Bebe Goddard in my new book, so for now let me just assure you that she was a dreadful old woman demanding attention and extraordinary favors just because she was Marilyn’s foster sister (but had almost nothing to do with her). The letters between Bebe and Guido do exist, I have a xerox set. The way it worked was that Bebe would write her Letter of Authenticity, describing the item and how she came by it. . . and then Guido would go shopping for it in the NYC thrift shops. Also: it is very obvious to me that June DiMaggio never met Marilyn . . . just as John Miner never listened to a tape of Marilyn talking to Dr. Greenson. The voice that both June and John give to MM is that of a baby-talking airhead blonde. Listen to the tape of Marilyn’s interview with Richard Meryman–imagine! she talks like a normal person! If I have your attention by now, what I really want to say is how important it is that we put aside personal differences and form a solid front, a unified attack on the Queen Mary exhibit. Most of you will never see it (hopefully!) so take my word that it is a shocking insult. It would be a shocking insult even if it were an exhibit in praise of your aunt Sophie–but this is MARILYN MONROE, for god’s sake!!

  • aaron goldstein

    i am a collector myelf, and I won 8 pieces from the auction in november in 1999. can i also have an exhibition like the people you are describing? respect and thanks for opening our eyes! i am glad they have not been to NYC yet, i would really freak out. …they came out of the woodworks….!

    good luck to you&thanks
    aaron

  • Magnolia

    I’m Magnolia from Long Beach but the one in New York. I wish I could get to the Long Beach in California to see the Marilyn show but I guess there’s no way. It’s probably just as well. I wish you could explain to me how people who say they love Marilyn could put on a show that puts her in a bad light, makes her look junky and stupid. Can just anybody put on a show and say that it’s something it isn’t, and charge good money for it? Can someone explain that for me? Maybe I should be happy to be in Long Beach, NY.
    Thank you, Magnolia.

  • Franklin

    You [Deleted] say your fighting for your precious Marilin Monroe but it sure looks like to me like your just fighting each other.
    ME, I collect postage stamps. They’re safer.

  • Karl-Heinz Kunze aus Frankfurt

    Mein Englisch is not so good, but you speak German, right?
    DANKE, VIELEN DANK!
    Und die Deutschen Fans von Marilyn Monroe stehen hinter Ihnen!
    Bitte weiter so. Wir brauchen Sie und Marilyn, auch.
    SUPER ARTIKEL, FANTASTISCH

  • johAn grimmius

    to 373. you are right, thats what it looks sometimes. mm fans fighting over each other. i can understand the anger and the frustration, but fighting ( with words that is) could be better done outside this page. for some people and maybe for the press it may look like a joke. and thats not what this is all about.
    its about love and respect for mm.
    and about the stamps, i collect them also, but only with mm on it.

  • Ellen, Bel Air CA

    I stumbled over this article on MSNBC online, and was shocked! Just the statement from the pallbearer, is screaming for an apology from Playboy magazine. At least Oprah had enough style to say “I’m sorry.”
    The names of Monroe and DiMaggio should be protected against people like that. I need to pass this story on to some reporter friends of mine. We’ll see what happens. My deepest thank you for your great report.

  • Thorfinn

    Well done Mark.Fantastic article.Im really sorry that the leading Norwegian newspaper did not pick up the story though.

  • HHH

    As to comment #370 by Ernest Cunningham, ABSOLUTELY! THIS CAUSE IS FOR MARILYN MONROE. I must say though that it is upsetting to see that some members from MM fan clubs are not helping out in this matter. Where are their priorities? Certainly not with Marilyn and that is a true shame indeed.

  • Mrs. Pamela Powers

    [Deleted] You want this picked up by press? Then act like adults and quit making fools of yourselves. You are insulting a dead woman (Bebe), dragging her name through the mud and praising another woman, who by the age of 35 had been divorced 3 times, a drug addict and had affairs with married men. I am not judging either woman, I just find this who thing a little off the wall. I assure you, if this gets picked up by press, they will have a field day with all the fighting amongst all you fanatical “fans”. Don’t make a joke out of her real fans and the fan clubs, with all your hate for each other.
    #370 Your post if awful. To talk of any dead person the way you do makes me sick and angry. Also, this person that you have copies of his letters or whatever, don’t you people have any sense of legalities? This is a public list and anyone can read it and you are telling such stories (true or not, you can get your ass busted for posting things like this in a public setting).
    Lastly, Ellen #376 I grew up in Bel-Air and if you really lived there, you would know that there is a hyphen between Bel and Air. It is a big deal to those who really live (lived) there (that the common person never puts a hyphen). Get a life you people…

  • Mrs. Pamela Powers

    #378 maybe their priorities are with living people who need their attention now. Like husbands, wives, children, pets, friends, day jobs, evening jobs, their favorite books, dinner parties. Maybe their lives are full and they don’t have time to sit here and participate in this infantile, time consuming, bickering joke you are all making of yourselves. Maybe they don’t want to be associated with something that is being handled so half hazardly (all the slander, pushing of the envelopes, thin ice walking and down right hateful overtone you have made of this “investigation”). If you had a mature audience in this blog who acted and responded with class and dignity more people would want to be a part of it. I myself would not want to be associated with any of you. Your audience seems to be a bunch of pissed off queens, uneducated people with way too much time on their hands, and people who are bored and stumbled upon this and thought they would post something just for kicks (such as myself). I will say that there are some great posts that are from true, genuine people with good heads on their shoulders, however all this extra stuff (that has nothing to do with Marilyn or the Exhibit) totally over shadows it. Now, I am off for a walk with my brother. I suggest you all do the same. I have a feeling you all need some fresh air.

  • HHH

    Mrs. Pamela Powers (comments #379 & #380),
    Thank you for your hypocritical statements. This CAUSE, not my life, is for Marilyn Monroe. A priority for MM fan club members though should be this cause. By that I mean that it does not take days to insert a link to this article — it takes less time to do that than it does to leave comments. Yes, people should not attack one another on this site, but you just did so in the grandest style ever! Uneducated people? My dear, you could not be further from the truth. However, now I’m sinking to your level.

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

    Back from a little “Olympia-break”!
    Dear fellow Marilyn Monroe fans, admirer and onlookers!
    Lot’s have been said, but not enough! We really did well so far.Extremely well! A discussion is wanted, action is needed and fights are not allowed on this site!
    I can assure you, that there are some individuals leaving (anonymous) negative comments, in order to bring this effort down, to stop our proven accusations!
    I was urged by the people who are VERY SUPPORTIVE in this important matter, to stay “on track”. Marilyn Monroe’s defense is the only reason, why we took this very thorough and exposing investigation, on.
    Now I really welcome any comments which would help us, but WE ALL should refrain from personal attacks. As we all know, that this is a pretty heavy subject, and nobody, even in the press world, was until now, willing to look into this case,and report on it!

    We should really take this opportunity, as we may have not another one.

    All this “finger pointing” at each other, is – at least at this moment, very unwanted and not fair and cool!
    Remember, in order to defend Marilyn Monroe’s legacy, we really need each other’s knowledge and support!

    You can also be assure, that there are many recent negative comments, which were written out of anger, and with the obvious attempt to kill the positive energy, which surrounded this article from day ONE!

    Please continue to leave your thoughts, but choose your words carefully, or your will be resticted, ESPECIALLY if you post annonymously!

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

    Info:
    I was approached in an email about the comment, that Marilyn hated sports…I got that comment from Marilyn Monroe’s stand-in, the basic reason was because she was avoiding the sun.

    Also:
    Despite the many rhinestone jewelry, sold in ’99 at Christie’s, we have seen so many private pictures of MM, and snapshots; but the majority of them, shows Marilyn without the the sparkeling gems! They looked terriffic on her, but my believe is, that they were part, of the creation of MARILYN MONROE, successfully accompished, by Norma Jeane and suggested by the studios.

    Feel free to email me through my URL.

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

    To#378MRS.PAMELA POWERS?: Thank you for your very “engaged” comment; and if you had a URL posted, your post would be more interesting. Your attacks against other posters and my article are unwanted, and if you (obviously) hate Marilyn Monroe, please move on. I pray for your warning of a field day, as they must have forgotten about that, when they brought JUNE DIMAGGIO, the biggest sensation in the history of MM, to light!

    After all: Thank god, that we are still living in a free country. And we can (almost) speak our mind!

    A suggestion: maybe some therapy?

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

    To#370Aaron: I would suggest, that you contact the estate and offer your pieces as a loan. I am sure they would appreciate some real pieces in that show! Meaning by real: owned and worn or used, by Marilyn Monroe!

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

    to#371Magnolia: The answer should be: ABSOLUTELY! We are awaiting simular exhibitions flooding the world, soon!
    The way this exhibit was announced and also described ($ 10 MILLION!!!), and as the world’s largest…etc, is simply not true!
    The PR for it was tremendous; now – as we have proof there was a major MISTAKE being made, nobody wants to hear about it, of course!
    So maybe you should try the same and find a toppic that fits. I hope you don’t mind, if I use the word SCANDAL, again, to discribe this whole ordeal!

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  • clare

    Hey!! Thank you Mark for letting us know about this very serious matter! I think this is so terrible!!
    “Fans of Marilyn, please support the cause!” :)

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

    To#372 Franklin: You got a point!I know I make a lot of typos, since I have been lving in the States only for 10 years(my first language is German), but I am sure you meant to say: Marilyn.
    I started as a stamp collector, as my father was a life long stamp fanatic! He left us a wonderful collection, I got the Sport, Olympia, Souccer stamps. Wonderful pieces, but not worth too much.

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

    to#373 KarlHeinz:Thank you, sorry, Dankeschoen! Bitte erzaehl deinen Mitglieders von dieser Geschichte!

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

    to#374johAn: Thanks for checking back and bringing Holland (where MM has so many fans) into this important matter! Please come back again.

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

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

    to#375 Ellen: I agree. Especially, since there are so many photos from that funeral in existence! A few photograpers are even still alive! I have that funeral covered from each angle. So June DiMaggio can not get away with saying:”Oh, I went to the powder room, behind the church!”

    Please, do that and I hope your reporter friend will see the potential and urge of this story!

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

    to#376Thorfinn: HELLO TO NORWAY! I am also sorry for that, but THANK YOU for trying. If not for anything else, at least they are being warned, in case the above discribed show, has any plans to also tour your country!

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  • norah

    Mrs Pamela. you seem a bit lost. this is not based on hate,quite the opposite. and even if not one word of this gets to those who are taking advantage of Marilyn,there is much more to it than that. It seems to me a lot of it has come to be about what Marilyn has done for over 40 years and continues to do..bring people together. how is it we’re a bunch of nut cases when you take your time to come on here attacking others who simply care for the woman? No matter how many MM lovers I come across,it never ceases to amaze me the amount of bitter people she stirs up as well. Then again, I suppose one can’t expect too much from a person such as yourself going from the subject at hand,to getting worked up over a hyphen. strange how you go on about everyone here posting having no life,yet you came back to post a second time in order to continue your rant. No one responds respectfully to hateful,hypocritical comments. I am not posting out of anger towards you,I do not know you,only what you posted.Try to be a bit nicer,and perhaps,less judgemental. I doubt you go around talking to others that way in “real life” Just because we’re all behind computer screens doesn’t mean we should act out in such senseless ways,just because we can.

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

    to#377HHH:ABSOLUTELY! THIS CAUSE IS FOR MARILYN MONROE

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

    to#386clare: You are so welcome and please check in again!

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  • HHH

    JILL Comment #328 stated, “I would hate for ANY Marilyn fan to be misled by this travesty of fraud… and be warned this event IS traveling AROUND the world…your city/country MAY be NEXT. I will continue to spread the word as I truly believe that the good of the cause far out weighs anything else.”

    ABSOLUTELY! If ALL OF US pull together, then we can make a difference — “united we stand, divided we fall”.

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

    to#396HHH, Thank you, and all of us will witness, that in the end, we will change the “Playboy” history, to what we know of Marilyn!The way she was discribed by her friends and family, and the many reliable biographers. It is just too much for anybody, to read the graphic and disgusting discriptions(especially about Johnny Hyde and Marilyn!), of some people who either never met her, or only when she was dead! To claim that Marilyn Monroe had an afair with Joan Crawford is just hiddious, especially, when you know, that Joan Crawford made very mean and hurtful comments about Marilyn Monroe, after Marilyn received the Photoplay Award and went to the ceremony, in her golden and sawn in dress, the same she wears for the blink of an eye in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.

    To even picture them as a cople, that is beyond my imagination!

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  • Christy Cormier

    Just finished reading the whole blog, including all the comments. Wow, that is better than anything, i ever read on Marilyn in my life! terriffic work, which should really be rewarded. at least from the people who really care for her. As she seems way too addictive for me. but maybe now i should? good luck on this, and I will try to follow your efforts in the media.

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

    Just an update for those who questioned me and my character–and there were more than just one.

    Please do check out my site and note that as promised the link is up and running to this blog.

    http://www.ForeverMarilyn.com

    I did not appreciate the bullying from those who choose to bully me and I did not appreciate the questioning of my good name.

    In the future: For others who MAY want to help this cause I would ask you ALL to go kinder on them then you did with me as I think kindness goes much further than any of the treatment I received.

    I TRULY DO wish you luck with this and I WILL continue to spread the word and help with fighting the GOOD fight in hopes that truth will prevail.

    Jill Adams
    **I include my URL NOT as a promotion to my website but as proof of my good word.

  • http://www.kittyblaque.com Howard

    I think this is a great thing that Mark is doing for Marilyn, at least someone cares enough to take a stand against these people who are exploiting Marilyn, she is and was one of the best people in Hollywood history, we need to preserve her life and memories…

  • http://www.kittyblaque.com Howard

    Are there any more investigations going on concerning these people, June, Otto, Hugh…

  • Angela

    Wow Mark, you are awesome, good work! Wow, and your website is awesome too, love the blue on black, have you ever shown your Marilyn collection in any galleries? You seem to be a Marilyn expert and really care about her.

  • Tammy

    Just read your article. Some people have no shame. Keep exposing the fraud. Would love to see you in a face to face debate with them.

    Marilyn would be proud of you.

  • Christina S.

    My original intention after reading your very informative article was to see what actions were being taken and to support them if possible–I am here thru a link I received in an e-mail written by Jill Adams to one of her MM groups.

    I will do whatever I can to help. But I do think (after reading all the Comments) that some of the people in the “Marilyn community” are deserving of more respect, the Marilyn Remembered group included. Jill Adams had taken the time to inform her MM groups of the Exhibit fraud and asked us all to help. Maybe the link was not yet posted to the home page of Forever Marilyn; more importantly, she wrote us a message with urgent news! You have also insulted another person who I believe has been cautioning people for years about the problem of fraud with MM items.

    I sincerely hope that your hard work pays off and something is done to stop the lies and fraud. What I don’t understand is how someone like June gets away with it when it is so obviously not true–and they are treated like celebrities. How is that more newsworthy than fraud on such a grand scale?

  • The truth is out

    I’ll be calling the FBI soon , over 1000$ have I lost on these punks.

  • grammercy5

    Hi all, I just got in & am on my way to take my son to lunch & then for school val. party gifts .
    This is for Earnest Cunningham, please get my email thru Mark, as that seller sold me items that I though were geniune & i have emails, pricelists , PHOTOS etc any additonal info you may be interested in.These items he was trying to sell to me for my collection.i would hate to think he was selling these to someone else, may you can get him to stop!The last 3 “Bebe items ” I had are now reposing in the bay, maybe in 1000 years even they’ll be worth something,!I plan on sending out a fraudulent seller / fake mm item printout to be included with any other vintage MM collectables that I sell,I would suggest maybe fan sites could put a list on , an MM Better Business B of sorts.I have a family & a business & don’t have lots of time for a website & am not really a computer whiz.
    & as for theQueen M exhibit , I’ll be happy to sign a petition etc, once everyone figures out what needs to be done.
    ok we r starved & want to go hunting for fun kid stuff for the party, so all the best!

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

    Hi! Back from a day off, trying to catch up some rest, watch the recorded Olympics opening ceremony. Man, the performance of Luciano Pavarotti really blew me away! Wow! Stunning and really touching. I had the great pleasure to see him in person, in a concert in Honolulu, Hawaii, and he stopped during one song and then went off the stage, but came back after a while and then finished! But with that live performance in Torino, he surely has proven that he is not history, yet!But can anybody explain to me what the Ferrari spinning in circle was for? And can you imagine how that must have smelled for the healthy athlets, who stood right next to it?
    What a show; the 80’s music was fun, but for some reason I felt it was not the right event to play THAT! I mean, we are in ITALY after all; some more classic would have been wonderful, as the athlets walked in. Or, like during the last Olympics in Athens, DJ Tiesto during the entire walk-in, that was so modern and really 2004!
    Anybody else out there who loves MM, but also is a sport fanatic?
    I just had a very exciting conversation, with the BLOGCRITICS publisher ERIC OLSEN, and he said that there is so much interest in this story and that we are an absolute success! Please keep going to write your comments and help to make this story known. We have so many people behind us. I don’t even get the time to answer all the emails, that I got since the article was published, so please forgive me if I can’t do that right away! You have to realize that the huge majority off all the comments were certainly POSITIVE! NOT ONE questioned the proof I was bringing and the photos are very appreciated as well! I am very confident, that this story will break into the mainstream news media, and then those huge billboards, that are just put up all over LA, will tell a different story, than the one you can read about Marilyn Monroe in June DiMaggio’s article (and her overdue book)!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

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

    to#406grammercy5: Thank you again for your comments and great support in this matter. We are looking into several possiblities to persue that matter and the right way! There are so many suggestions and and advices I have gotten, I am simply busy reading and responding to them. Please leave me your thoughts and ideas and I will answer individually. You can reach me directly through my URL.

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  • Karen

    you really did an outstanding job with your article. Thank you so much. When did you see Pavarotti in Hawaii. I remember it, but wasn’t it a long time ago?

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

    to#409Karen: Thank you so much! I thought I mentioned that, soory – it was in the winter of ’92/93, Hawaii for New Years was really fun! I actually lived on Hawaii for 9 month. Mele Kalikimaka, means Merry Charistmas, I believe, right? Do you live there? The weather here in LA is so beautiful, just like Hawaii, including the wind.

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  • Karen

    yes, i actually live on Oahu. My best friend went to the same concert and she told me how shocking the event was when he lost his voice. did you meet him after the show?

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

    to#399Jill:THANK YOU for putting the link to this article up! We all really appreciate your work and hope it will help to spread the word and wil help to prevent people from being scammed! It is sad enough, that YESTERDAY was the THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY of the opening of the most shameful exhibit on and about Marilyn Monroe, that EVER has ever been opened!

    An don’t worry: No more bulling, and “catfights” here! People who write anonymous and attack my fellow friends and lovers of MM will not be allowed on this site!

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

    to#411Karen:
    Aloha! Oahu so nice; I used to surf and boogie board and then there was the first shark accident! There are a lot of sharks though, also on the internet. Gotta watch out. Please check in with us again, and tell your friends about this. Thanks.

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

    TO EVERYONE –

    Listen, I took a break from the blog because it was consuming me –

    I wasn’t getting enough sleep, I wasn’t eating right, my dogs were barking at me.

    In the cold light of day, reading back over your entries and my

    responses, I’m saddened to be reminded of the unpleasantness,

    and the anger, in some of your entries and in some of my replies.

    In my defense, I can only keep repeating how much Marilyn Monroe

    means to me—in terms of time, money, sacrifices.

    Please remember that I gave up Germany (family, friends, and

    a successful career) for Marilyn. How many of you could or WOULD do that?

    How many of you would have given three full months going from

    government agencies to newspapers to tv stations—trying to get

    them interested in our story—but receiving little interest and no help.

    So . . . I do apologize to anyone I’ve angered or offended. So . . . can

    we go on?

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

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  • Monroe fan

    Hi, Mark! Wow this is a superb article! How did you collect so much info? Thanks for your dedication to Marilyn, I know that she would really appreciate it!

  • Monroe fan

    Someone may have asked this already, but I’m sorry to say that I didn’t read all of the comments because they are so many, but I was wondering how can we, Marilyn Monroe fans, help with this cause?

  • Christy Cormier

    Christy again, I also live in Los Angeles. I noticed a billboard right on La Brea? Not sure, but there was also one in North Hollywood, close to the movie studios. What a strange situation that is. I saw that Otto guy on TV and had a strange feeling, right away. But you just wrote, no more attacks, so I agree. You saved me the admission Mark! Thanks a lot for that :)

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

    To#416 Monroe fan: Thank you and I truely hope so as well! The info on all my toppics in my article was hard labour, to be honest! But I found so much more, and really damaging evidence, I eould write another article like the one above, for the next few month!!! It simply is unbelievable, that hey really thought they would get away with it! And that no mainstream news media production has seriously picked it up yet. Even though, there are some very interested parties. All the media that was there and saluted that lady as what she claims to be…it is a scandal!

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

    To#418ChristyCormier: Thanks for coming back! That’s correct, and there were also numerous ads in the LA TIMES and other publications.
    I know what you are saying, and I got that certain feeling myself; especially in person!

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  • Karen

    you really seem devoted to Marilyn Monroe. my husband and I are following up on this and are very interested. we support you 100%! Do you have any idea if the exhibit is coming to Hawaii?
    good luck to all of you in this, and my greetings also go to the other fans.

  • Christie Cormier

    to # 421 God, I hope not! They wrote that they would travel the world! Go figure, and as if…

  • Bill Durks

    So Mark, are you claiming —- and —- have been involoved in selling fraudulent items?

  • Karen

    if that is not too personal, what you mean by saying that you gave up….all that you mentioned, for Marilyn Monroe?

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

    to#423Bill Durks: I am sorry, I was urgend by the publisher NOT to discuss anything involving names on this site, except above mentioned. Due to my investigative work, I really was confronted with a lot of names and facts. I still am. Please refrain from any name calling in the future. The focus of this is what the article is about. Thanks for your understanding!

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

    To#424Karen: I was a working actor, made great money and had a totally busy life! My mother actually called me last night(from Germany) and she still wants me to come back; she admits now, that after she left me, when I was 15 years old, due to the seperation of my parents, that I probably was accepting Marilyn Monroe as my new mother figure, so to speak!(She started to interest me since I was 9) Since it was a full moon night, and I could not sleep that well, we spoke in extend, and a lot of things came out. Also about my admiration for Marilyn Monroe.She means so much more to me than what my mom thinks. Mom will never understand my love for MM and I think at times she is even jealous! But I do not want to bore you, it is just that I stopped willingly a flousishing career as an actor and chase to imigrate to the United States. Often, and especially lately, I do regret that choice. But: I never really understood WHY I collect the items and why I spent so much time with and for her; but when I went to the Queen Mary, that night of the press opening, as we were driving back all together and it was most likely very silent in our car, I knew why!
    I really wish Otto’s pieces were real, and June was trustworthy and believable! But the opposite is the sad truth!

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  • Karen

    thank you for sharing that with us! very touching and now we understand more about the cause you mention.

  • Monroe fan

    It is unbelievable that the media hasn’t picked up on this yet! It’s only a matter of time though as this is an incredible story!

  • Monroe fan

    You contacted the mayor’s office, the attorney general, etc. and got no response?! That’s crazy! Correct me if I’m wrong, but having an exhibit with items that they claim are authentic, but which truly aren’t, isn’t that illegal? And, to charge on top of it all, isn’t that a crime as well?

  • Karen

    for 429, we agree with you! just look at 20/20, 60 minutes etc. this is a story someone should really report on. If they are comming to Hawaii with that, we will go and inform the authorities. That is a given.

  • Karen

    i forgot also, friends through Marilyn!

  • Monroe fan

    From the article concerning CA getting involved (mayor, attorney general, etc.) “the Queen Mary is a leased property and the City of Long Beach has no power in that matter.” So, I can occupy some property under a lease and do whatever I want to do? Hmmm . . . Why do I find that questionable?

    As so well stated by Marcellus from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Yes, something is rotten indeed!

  • Monroe fan

    Comment #430 — Yes, now this is a true news story!

  • Monroe fan

    Mark,
    How can we HELP YOU with this cause?

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

    To#427Karen:
    You are welcome here, and yes, the CAUSE is important in this matter, as it not only is about a huge amount of money(possibly in the millions), but more important – about an American legend who does not seem to be able to rest in PEACE!

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

    To#428Monroe fan: Not quite, we have huge interest. But of course it is too early to mention who, at this point. But the interest is there, and it will probably not happen over night, but it will!
    I do not have to be Nostradamous to see that! But here again, it will be done from all of us. And as the saying goes: Pictures speak louder than words! Look at the photos, I am so glad they were publised before the era of photoshopping etc.! Thanks to Leigh Wiener, to name just one of the famous photographer, who were present, at that sad August 8th 1962. I also have evidence that June DiMaggio’s story about Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were planning on getting married that particular day, are also absolte false!
    Thank you for all your amazing and very interesting emails. Any little info and every thought really counts in this matter.

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  • Monroe fan

    I truly hope that the Queen Mary doesn’t come to my hometown or anywhere near it with this exhibit because, as Karen stated in one of her comments about going to the authorities, I will go to the authorities as well, the media, etc. also as this is an outrage!

  • http://www.markroesler.com/press/webcastarchive.htm MM-uber-fan

    Have any of you checked out Mark Roesler’s webcast archive page

    This idiot has trouble speaking even when he’s reading from a script! I think he might be mildly retarded or something. My Dad says that Roesler’s just a douchebag lawyer, but I honestly think there’s something really really wrong with this man. I mean, he actually had a webcast centered around the “10th Anniversary of the OJ Simpson Verdict”. Do people actually celebrate these types of “anniversaries”?? And perhaps a more relevant question: Does Roesler really think anyone gives a crap about something that happened 10 years ago? I know I sure don’t.

    Seriously, if you have a few minutes, check out some of these webcasts. As soon as this bumbling idiot starts speaking, you’ll be laughing your a** off!

  • Dorothy Cisler

    Bill,
    I have never been involed with selling fraudulent items. mark and I have had our differences in the past, but this should not be about that. He has done great work in exposing the truth about the exhibit and I am happy that he is getting the POSITIVE attention he deserves. I have been reading the comments from time to time and am saddened that people are being so hateful to him and the people trying help with his cause.

  • Greg

    Impressive article, Mark! I’m not really a Marilyn Monroe fan, figured that I don’t need to be one to leave a comment and support the cause all same, but this is truly thought provoking. Keep up the good work!
    Greg

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

    To#429Monroe fan: No, we did, but not the way we expected and hoped for, of course! The insanity over all this is, that you (anybody) can put up a show, simular to this, throw a few real items in, and then come up with some powerful names, create this whole business, surrounding it and: be a hit! I mean, I know that most people, who read that Playboy interview(actually three different articles on top of each other and very confusing to follow), want to believe that June is real! They may really hate me for scaring off that friendly, extremely well behaved and even very funny woman. I feel like a monster for doing so, but do you really want to pay hard $ for a story without proof and explaination, or do you want proof with an explaination to the story? You choose!(and explaination June DiMaggio owes all of us! How come we can not identify her on photos from the funeral(and I have all angles and sides covered), how does she explain to have made it through ALL by the LAPD sealed doors(photos of ALL doors exist from numerous photographers), how come that she has NOT ONE PHOTO, showing her and her “friend of 11 years”, Marilyn Monroe, or for that matter a photo of her, and her famous uncle. I do not question the relation, but she only is a “step – DiMaggio!
    And as I said before, Mr. Hefner has probably no idea what was printed(due to his busy schedule), what was written in that particular December 2005 issue! Terriffic cover of MM with the little sweet bunny; but the inside(those pics and articles), were just a big insult on the Hollywood legend.

    And speaking about the charge: One of our investigators went back to the Queen Mary, take notes of some displayed items, no we did not take any photos without permission! And when my colleague asked some of the people who work there, not the security guards, but the friendly and smiling very good looking females, he would ask several questions, for example: were those her personal shoes(the ones with the horrable red, green, blue etc. rhinestones attached, and more questions like that. He then always receive some answers. The pink gown (at the entrance), was presented as THE REAL GOWN FROM THE MOVIE GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES! And on and on…then he asked a very trivial, but important question, since they all seemed to have known all the answers to anything! He simply asked: “CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHEN MARILYN MONROE DIED?” The friendly smiles changed into gasps. My colleague seemed to have hit the jackpott. In order to get some helping info, the guards started to talk to others, in the other areas and rooms…but, NOBODY seemed to come up with an answer.

    Disbelieve and actually some doubts came up, when my friend finally, in order to release their quest for the right year, answered: 1962!

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  • Monroe fan

    Yes, I have never heard of June DiMaggio (until now though), have never read about her in any Marilyn books, and have never seen any photos of her with Marilyn or even Joe. This just doesn’t make sense.

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

    To#430Karen:
    ALOHA again, and MAHALO! Marilyn Fans from all over the world will Thank you and each other who does a little share in this matter! If we get ALL 50 States covered, and I will also activate my contacts to the media in Europe! Boom~the internet made it! We can set an example and breakthrough with this BLOG and catapult it beyond orbit! The interst is there, the story is absolutely impeccable, MARILYN MONROE, the surrounding leads in this saga are well known(more or less), and the timing is absolutely incredible!As we are steadily approaching MM’s 80th birthday! Soon, people will get Olympia-tired, with all the heavy an annoying commercial overdose, and then they will be yearning for a big big scandal like this one!

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  • Monroe fan

    How can we believe that any of the items in the exhibit are real? Who checked on this? What are that persons credentials? This exhibit is just plain insane!

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

    To#331Karen: Thats correct. Keep that in mind, please! Greetings to your husband, too!

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

    To#332Monroe fan:
    Very interesting and important thought!Thanks. I will pass that one on to my lawyers and should also bring it to the attention to the Attorney General of California, who is, of course in Sacramento. Thank you! Also: What if there is a homocide on the Queen Mary? What are they gonna do then? Oh – PRIVATE? I don’t think so…

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

    cont…

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  • Monroe fan

    Dorothy,
    Yes Mark “has done great work in exposing the truth about the exhibit” — you hit the nail on the head! The true negativity here is about the fraud that may soon be travelling the world if we, all Marilyn fans and others, don’t put a stop to it. People have differences, get emotional, and may not agree, but on this one topic/cause we are all in agreement! So, let all of us put all worries aside and let’s work together on a great cause, for Marilyn!

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

    To#433/430: Correct!

  • Monroe fan

    Everyone must remember that this is for Marilyn! She cannot protect herself, so we must do it for her!

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

    To#434Monroe fan: Actually I will soon put a newly written and updated press release posted on my website URL and also have the statement available in 5 major languages! What you can do – meaning anybody who has time and interest in teaching this “toddler to walk”…is: to forward this BLOGCRITIC link to any important media source! Radio, TV, papers, magazines etc. ANYTHING is important, even if it does not seem at first. Remember – the BLOG WORLD is READY to set an EXAMPLE! Hugh Hefner did it with Marilyn Monroe! Why not repeating this success and breaking into the mainstream news…with: Marilyn Monroe! This time ONLY to defend her, and not expose her.

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

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  • Monroe fan

    Who is funding this exhibit? I know that some MAJOR labels are backing/sponsoring this, so do they know about the controversy surrounding this?! Perhaps if they did, they would not sponsor this event! We should forward this to the companies sponsoring this!

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

    To#437Monroe fan:
    Like I said earlier, if the snowball/Pyramide-system is working in this case, we all will be able to save money for our friends and beloved ones, on top of a huge disappointment!

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  • Monroe fan

    Also, where do all of the proceeds go? Seeing that it is around $22 a ticket, where, exactly does that money go? Isn’t that, how the money is divided up, public knowledge? Also, will they divulge how much this exhibit has earned thus far?

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

    To#438 MM uber fan:
    I believe just like you in the “FREEDOM OF SPEECH”, but recent events have proven that there are restrictions…unfortunately. I was urged from above to change my tone and also to advice my fellow BLOG visitors and commenters to do so! I know it seems strange to hear that from me, but as I already wrote an apology, PLEASE DO NOT INSULT AND ATTACK ANYBODY!
    As this side is being watched, your comment will be removed.
    After catching up with some sleep, I feel like enlightened and turned into a priest, shrink or Prof., if I just haven’t had all these typos…lol!

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  • Alton Jones

    June DiMaggio– isn’t it obvious that the woman is a phony? And has everyone heard the story about Marilyn and the wild duck and the wild rice? It’s hilarious! She told it at the opening festivities of the Queen Mary exhibit — I hope you see it if she does it on TV.

  • Monroe fan

    It’s getting late, but you better believe that I will be here tomorrow to read the latest!

    Dare I write, “GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK”?!!!!!!!!

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

    To#439Dorothy Cissler:
    We ALL really appreciate your good intentions. We would be happy if your would send the link for this story to all the other members, who have not heard about this, and who might play with the idea of spending $22,95 in admission, when they could have a nice steak or a terriffic vegetarian dish for that matter! The food is without a question the BETTER choice! Or make a donation to any sort of charity! Holygroove, as this company also still is advertising on it’s website, DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE! Thank god and single parents for that!!!
    This is NOT about you, this is not about me – it is ONLY ABOUT AND FOR MARILYN MONROE. Thank you for understanding.

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  • Lois & Ralph

    Aafter what seems like weeks of name-calling and finger-pointing — can it be that the Marilyn blog people are calming down? NOW, can we discuss what to do about this rotten affair? One idea I have: I assume the hundreds of contributors are from all over the country. So why doesn’t everyone make just one phone call to their local newspaper, and say: “Hey, you guys, you’re missing out on a big story! Remember Marilyn Monroe? She’s being done dirt out in California!” And if they seem the least bit curious, direct them to Mark’s site or URL or however it’s done. Let them read the whole story, with photos and all. Anybody who reads all the details will have to be a least a BIT susicious, don’t you think?

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

    To#440Greg:
    You are right, I admit it – there is provocation in this article I wrote, but:the photos and the proof, the facts, the details this case, our case is built on, is compareable with, well yeah…the Pentagon! Undestroyable!
    Thanks and please check in again!

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  • Monroe fan

    Forget sleep, it’s overrated anyway!

    Comment #460 — ABSOLUTELY! If everyone did so, then this cause would finally get the media attention that it so well deserves.

  • DiMaggio Reborn Literally

    462 comments?: pssst – have you heard? Marilyn… is… secretly… DEAD!

  • Monroe fan

    Didn’t PEPSI, a sponsor of this exhibit, also sponsor a commercial from a very famous pop star and back out of it or something? Well, this is TRULY something to back out of. Artistic license, for the video thing, is one thing, but fraud is another. The last time that I checked, fraud wasn’t high on the sponsoring list.

  • Lisa R.

    Mark-
    Thanks for a job well done. A great effort in unveiling the truth. A very intriguing article!
    In being a true fan of Marilyn Monroe,I admire you for carrying out this investigation.You have my support and I will continue to spread the word!
    In Memory Of “Marilyn”.
    Lisa R.-

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

    To#442:
    YOU’re not ALONE!!!
    I say it again and again, and I do not seem to get tired of that fact: June DiMaggio was never ever mentioned, in any book written and publised book, on and about MARILYN MONROE OR(!) JOE DIMAGGIO!!!

    But maybe Mr. James van Praagh can help all of us out in that matter?! Does he see a train? Like he did on the ET show, when he was holding up the 1974 hair roller?(for the MM novices: MM died in 1962!!!) Oh I forgot – it was her “TRAVEL SET” Mr. Otto threw in, with the smile of an Bavarian boy who had everything in his life…OF COURSE!!! The TRAVELSET Monroe used, in her time machine she got secretly from Jacky & Bobby (Kennedy) for sneaking secretly in and out from the White House…!How could we not know – we the so called “experts” who have studied her life – who had endless discussions and even heavy fights over the so annoying, but still attention grabbing “death-theory”, on which I did not comment, and have noposition to do so. I wasn’t even born when Monroe left us forever! How would I know. And I only believe in evidence and fact! The once people like June DiMaggio and Miner are destroying with their stories and accusations.
    It is tragic ENOUGH that she died so early!
    I believe June’s book will be a huge success – in the fiction section, for sure!
    Someone PLEASE give me some spelling lessons, and submit “Junie” for the Pulitzer…!

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

    To#444Monroe fan:
    I just learned a new expression! You should get that one copyrighted! Congrats This exhibit is just plain insane! ;)lol it even reims..
    (I tried to explain in my long article, and it was edited to half of what I wrote in my first treatment! Get the idea of my info ueber – load?!

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

    To#448Monroe fan:

    I could not agree more on that:

    The true negativity here is about the fraud that may soon be travelling the world if we, all Marilyn fans and others, don’t put a stop to it. People have differences, get emotional, and may not agree, but on this one topic/cause we are all in agreement! So, let all of us put all worries aside and let’s work together on a great cause, for Marilyn!

    &

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    REMEMBER!

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

    To#450Monroe fan:
    That is the sad truth and was one of the #1 reason to do all this….Thanks for pointing this out! You are a great support and I Thank you for it(yet my tired hands feel “different”lol)!!!

    “Everyone must remember that this is for Marilyn! She cannot protect herself, so we must do it for her!”

    And I MUST add: I heard many times fellow MM lovers saying: If I would have been there, I would have helped her! Well, now since she IS dead, nobody seems to care, that all of them pulling on her and trempelling on her legend and legacy! We still have not heard anything from the estate, but soon we will I hope…good or bad! This is such a scandal…it is beyonds words…!

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

    To#453Monroe fan:

    “Who is funding this exhibit? I know that some MAJOR labels are backing/sponsoring this, so do they know about the controversy surrounding this?! Perhaps if they did, they would not sponsor this event! We should forward this to the companies sponsoring this!”

    This is an absolute and interesting point! The sponsors are known, one of them : the estate of Marilyn Monroe! Besides Pizza hut…maybe they got interested after Junie told the Pizza delievering – to MM’s home – story! “It is not delievery! It is DiMaggio’s Pizza!” Maybe that would bring in more bucks, besides your almost Oprah book club success?!Oops, I got hungry just thinking about Junie’s anchovy pizza…!

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

    To#455Monroe fan:
    $ 22,95 to be exact! And: Billboards in Los Angeles are very expensive! I am not sure about the other points and they just landed on my “THANK YOU BLOG – Contacts and todo list!”

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

    To#457Alto James:

    You got a point here ~ I really hope that 48 hours has her in the “special” on MM! I am sure that we will have a “special” in the Blog-world, right after!
    A Blog-party with anchovy pizza and Dom Perignion, MM’s favorite champagne…!

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

    To#458Monroe fan:
    If you are not in LA, definetely! Thank you so much for your true and wonderful support!

    Regarding the Good night and good luck comment:
    The day the Oscar contenders were announced I wrote in another block(guys: commenting is also FUN!!!) about the nominated movies:

    “CAPOTE” is “CRASH”ing near a “BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN” outside “MUNICH” and is screaming: “GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK”!

    Speaking about Capote, did you guys know that Truman Capote is resting very on the other side of MM’ crypt? (maybe 150 feet in distance) And there is a nice picture in existence, of both of them dancing together…

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  • Karen

    we spoke a few hours ago, you are working really hard. take care of yourself. Marilyn needs your help and you need to be healthy. aloha

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

    To#460Lois&Ralph:
    Thank you for POINTING that out, lol! Nobody is perfect! One of MM’s most famous movie lines, the last one, and which Billy Wilder even chose for his gravestone! It says: But then Nobody is perfect!

    Wonderful, great idea you guys have; must paste this in again:

    “One idea I have: I assume the hundreds of contributors are from all over the country. So why doesn’t everyone make just one phone call to their local newspaper, and say: “Hey, you guys, you’re missing out on a big story! Remember Marilyn Monroe? She’s being done dirt out in California!” And if they seem the least bit curious, direct them to Mark’s site or URL or however it’s done. Let them read the whole story, with photos and all. Anybody who reads all the details will have to be a least a BIT susicious, don’t you think?”

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

    To#462Monroe fan:
    I thought you did already check out and counting sheeps?!
    Sleep well and hope you will have some sweet dreams of “Sugar”, or “Cherie” or “Lorelei Lee”?
    Meet her and tell her that we try what we can, to protect her, even though, we do not own her estate, but she owns our hearts!

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

    To#463:
    I am glad that some people have humor; continue, please – we all should have also fun doing this! Ask my elbows – they are going into strike soon, and my stomach is shrunk due to food deficit…I am not even hungy anymore! This is called the Marilyn diet! It works!!!

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  • Karen

    we already told eight people about your findings and your story. we will also pray for you. we love Marilyn and our son, who passed away three years ago, was very fond of her.
    good luck!

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

    To#464Monroe fan:
    Not sure…but would be interesting to checkinto that story! Where did you hear that?
    The other sponsors are known.

    “Didn’t PEPSI, a sponsor of this exhibit, also sponsor a commercial from a very famous pop star and back out of it or something? Well, this is TRULY something to back out of. Artistic license, for the video thing, is one thing, but fraud is another. The last time that I checked, fraud wasn’t high on the sponsoring list.”

    If anybody knows anything about this, we would appreciate your info – contact me through my URL!

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

    To#465Lisa R.:
    Thank you, truely, Thank you! And : Without your help and support we could have not done a thing!
    We are all in together to show the world the real adn untainted face of MM! That is at least what we owe her for her movies and her great body of work!

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

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

    To#474&478Karen:
    Words sometimes can not show how much people are moved. I am and I do not want to make it sound pathetic. I am honored.
    I will follow your advice and shut down my PC now, Good night, Aloha and Greetings to Hawaii.

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  • James

    Sorry to sound stupid, I am slightly confused by the comments regarding items that come from the late Elaine Barrymore? Are items which have an authentic Barrymore certificate to be accepted as correct or fake?

  • Monroe fan

    Mark you hit it on the head with, “I heard many times fellow MM lovers saying: If I would have been there, I would have helped her! Well, now since she IS dead, nobody seems to care, that all of them pulling on her and trempelling on her legend and legacy!”
    How true, how true!!!

  • Monroe fan

    Also, as other people have stated, flood Oprah’s email system, contact newspapers, television news programs, etc. and get the news out. Besides, it would be so nice to finally hear about a newsworthy story!!!

  • Monroe fan

    Also, what’s this about a letter or a demonstration? Get a letter out to be signed and do a demonstration as well!

  • Monroe fan

    Hey, since Arnold Schwarzenegger is the governor of CA and a movie star, wouldn’t he be interested in this? Wouldn’t he be appalled, or any other star for that matter, if this happened to him (or any other star) after passing on when he couldn’t do anything about it? It seems that someone should contact Arnold Schwarzenegger as well and see if he can do anything about this nightmare.

  • Monroe fan

    James, Comment #483
    From Mark’s article, “Also restricted forever are items from another well-known fraud: Elaine Barrymore, the last wife of the great John Barrymore. Elaine passed away several years ago, but criminal (eBay) sellers are making a fortune in copying her signed letter and selling rubbish as the belongings of Marilyn Monroe.” A seller on eBay copied one of Elaine Barrymore’s signatures and had COAs forged with that signature. Thus, and unfortunately, that has tainted items with genuine Elaine Barrymore signatures. People, Robert Otto especially seeing that he if profiting from this, should thoroughly check items out before purchasing them. Also, there should be some type of RIGOROUS process for making sure that items are authentic before displaying them and stating that they are genuine.

  • Monroe Fan #55

    You are right about Barrymore’s certificates being copied after her death but there is more to the story. If you check back with Christie’s and Sotheby’s and on a website over the last 20 years over 235 items have been sold under Barrymore’s name! So she had almost as many items as the estate did. I know someone that has hard proof that they are not real!

  • James

    I am confused again!! I have an item that was purchased some years ago from a respected London dealer. It comes with – what looks like an original/authentic Elaine Barrie Barrymore certificate. The item is a ruby and rhinestone necklace with one matching earring. Should I be worried about the authenticity of this item, given the Elaine Barrymore certificate problem and that (according to the above article) Monroe did not wear rhinestones???

  • Johnny

    James, you should be concerned about your item! I mean how did Barrymore end up with over 200 items of MM’s and on a web site even more from her collection are being sold! It doesn’t add up!

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

    Hi guys! Looks like we have strucked some toppics here!
    But please – don’t get carried away, again!
    As I also have to make a lot of phone calls, I can not answer constantly!
    We should all behave and not attack each other again.
    The main reason for this discussion is in the article above. We knew, that not everybody would agree, upfront. It is just normal, that the accused would dive into annonymous characters, and try to spread poison, again. If ANYBODY has a QUESTION, this person MAY contact me with his/her email & phone # so I will not be confronted any longer with these people who come here, to ruin the cause!
    Please understand and act towards it!
    I am more than welcome to try to answer your emails, but after receiving numerous threats, I contacted the authorities and also went to the policdepartement!
    We all know that this article has enough substantial to ste an example!
    Please act accordingly.

    Mark

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

    To#483James:
    Please read #492!

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  • Monroe fan

    People, please stay focused on the cause as this is not the forum for topics not directly associated with this cause.

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

    To#484Monroe fan:
    Thank you, and definetely – if there will be a “time machine”, to not only retrieve hairsetters from Clairol, I certainly would travel back to 1962, to make Marilyn not order that Pizza…
    Okay, I just spoke to the publisher, and any disturbing comments will from now on, just be erased!
    We are more than happy to bring this matter out. Anything negative against this cause, was expected, but does not have to be tolerated!
    ESPECIALLY IF YOU POST WITHOUT AN URL!

    Thank you so much for your understanding.

    So let’s chat about Marilyn. Aren’t there any positive and good stories to tell?

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  • Monroe fan

    Also, getting off of topic opens a door for other things and that often results in gossip, name calling, or other negativity.

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

    To#485Monroe fan:

    Thank you and I can not stress your idea enough. I have done a lot so far, but together we could do more!

    “Also, as other people have stated, flood Oprah’s email system, contact newspapers, television news programs, etc. and get the news out. Besides, it would be so nice to finally hear about a newsworthy story!!!”

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

    To#486&487Monroe fan:
    Good ideas, but when it comes to this, it seems harder then you think, to mobilize people.
    In general, people don’t want to face any confrontation, or even arrest! So that is why I, unfortunatly think, that a demonstration, may not be the right choice.
    As I told you, we are looking into different options and ways. But I can not comment on this, I hope you understand that.

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  • Monroe fan

    I don’t live in CA and haven’t travelled there to see the exhibit, so I’m pretty clueless on how many things are on exhibit. How many items, especially items that MM supposedly owned and used, are in the exhibit? I’m pretty clear on the doll thing as the photo explains that one perfectly.

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

    To#488Monroe fan:
    To my knowledge, the items which are originated prior to existence of eBay are most likely authentic.
    This whole toppic is definetely worth another investigation!

    I greet all information and what you would like to say abou this. I will also have to contact some well known auction houses, I am sure they will appreciate this information.

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

    To#489Monroe fan:
    I read something simular in one of the many emails I just received. Can you please tell me more about that? Please use my URL. This will be of importance for a follow up! Thank you.

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  • James

    Hi. Surely it is not unreasonable for someone who has paid good money for an item, that is now being questioned – as far as its authenticity goes – to ask a few questions! Since reading the above article, I have been doing some research on Elaine Barrie Barrymore certificated Marilyn Monroe items. Certificated items are for sale by some very reputable dealers/organisations at this precise moment! How is it, they and many others before them, have not come to the same conclusion as the aforementioned article?

    Could it be that authentic certificated Elaine Barrymore Monroe items are the real thing and it’s just the faked certificated items that have caused the problems and for paranoia to set in?

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

    To#489James:
    That is not a surprise. We are talking about “generations of forgers!” You and I, we possible ALL have been pranked over the years. Since MM died almost 44 years ago, that leaves a lot of time…for, well, I do not want to go there again. Our toppic is of a different kind. But I am more than willing to tell you, how items, “found” in recent years, ended up on eBay and sold for high $! And I also have proof for that one! Unbelievable and unreal, but as Junie said to my colleague: ” But it happened!”
    Please email me through my URL, if interested.

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

    Sorry the last answer was for #490 James!

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

    To#491Johnny!
    Interesting thought, and I suggest, that you take your phone and call the well known auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s to find out more.
    We are no longer make accusations, without having proof!
    And proof we do have enough for the toppic of my article.
    I could go into detail but please read my comment #492. Thank you.

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

    To#494&#496Monroe fan:
    Thank you and I agree, I like a healthy discussion, but remember that we have reached a point where people are just trying anything to disturb our efforts.
    We have done our homework.

    Isn’t there anything else people want to talk about? About MM’s marriages, her many places she lived, and the co stars she worked with? I recently caught an “I love Lucy” episode by accident(flipping the channels), and there was Richard Widmark as himself on the show. It was taped in 1955; and I thought that Marilyn probably has seen that episode, as she also had a TV in her home. But hard to imagine, somehow – to see MM in front of a TV instead on it!
    What do you guys think?

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  • Monroe fan

    Just for clarification, I’m using “Monroe fan” on this site and someone else is using “Monroe Fan” (Comment #489). Therefore, perhaps I will switch to a different name so as not to confuse and get confused.

  • Marilyn fan

    James, Comment #502 Good questions and I totally understand you wanting to get to the bottom of it. It’s not unreasonable to ask, but it really isn’t about this cause. However, if you would like to email Mark or anyone else who could assist you with that matter, then that might be of more help to you — you don’t want someone to interject/leave a comment only to find that it isn’t true and thus, false rumors/gossip have come about instead. Perhaps Mark can help or he can forward you to someone who can help with those questions. I hope that makes sense and you aren’t offended as that is not my intention.

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

    To#507Monroe fan:
    Thanks for pointing this out, yet, it got me a bit confused. We all know by now that some people are here, watching this and trying to make it fail.
    The word is out and there is not way back.
    Maybe we should all go, and take a little walk, as someone a few days ago, suggested!
    The comments may start to die off, we did really really well, and I am super busy with follow ups. Please forgive me, when I can not answer immediately.
    Please continue to spread the word and help us to support this mission possible!

    For any further questions and suggestions, info etc., please contact me through my URL.

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  • Marilyn fan

    When is this book by June DiMaggio supposed to come out? I heard that it was supposed to come out over a year ago! Why the delay? Hmmm . . . Is the publishing company getting cold feet? Or, unlike with James Frey’s book, are they actually checking things out? Imagine their surprise when they do check things out! So, what is the date that this book is supposed to come out?

  • James

    ‘Marilyn fan’ – thanks for your comments. I have e-mailed Mark direct. I also work for a publication here in the United Kingdom called ‘Collectables’. I will also offer our services to Mark as a way of spreading the word!

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

    To#510Marilyn fan:
    Only “God knows the answer to this question!”
    Officially it was supposed to be out last December, then I heard that there were rumours some years ago. In our website research, we easy and fast found out, that they were working on that book for about 5 years. It had originally a different title, but June DiMaggio must have changed her mind and it was simply renamed into:”Marilyn, Joe and me”
    There is so much more to this whole book release story, but I can not go into details, besides, after as many comments, as we reached, it seems a bit repetitive.
    But in general, a lot of people awaiting this book! Amazing…and if you are female, you will receive a free copy of Marilyn’s “pre-engagement ring” as June DiMaggio announced during the press opening. The ORIGINAL, how could it be different, is on display on the Queen Mary!

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

    To#511James:
    Thank you for doing so! We are looking forward to get a link or an issue on of your work.

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  • Marilyn fan

    James, Comment #511
    As stated by James, “I will also offer our services to Mark as a way of spreading the word!”
    Wonderful! Thanks a million!!!

  • T.S.

    Dear Mark, sorry that I couldn´t answer earlier to your private mails to me (I was a few days in holiday on the north sea).
    A big Thank for sending me your article and Link to this page which I am reading already now since more than 2 hours and still reading and reading…
    Now I know, why you had so little time for me in the last months;-),but that`s not important. The most important thing is, you will find the most attention and support in the world in the fight against the frauds.
    I am really sorry, that your first article which I transfered last decembre to different german Newspaper publishing houses and tv stations didn´t find the attention which would have been justified. I hope we will have more luck with this one and I will try again with a friend of mine who is working as a journalist in Frankfurt. Maybe a further chance.You now -all small steps will be a big one anytime and anyhow-

    And, all my thank to all this people here, which have sent Mark all these very kind mesages and responses here. I know absolutely what it means for Mark and he will be eternally grateful for your support and recognition. And a message for the other ones, who means Mark is just a crazy guy, I want say: Mark has only a big heart and is crazy -but about Marilyn. Everone can trust Mark fully. What he begins, is absolutely honest and real. He doesn’t make any half things and devotes himself to a thing with full passion and engagement. We should thank people like him which take the whole time and all the power to do this great and terrific job in memory to our beloved Marilyn.

    And a message to Otto&Co.
    Sooner or later,everyone will know what you have done!

    Mark, I want send you a BIG CONGRATULATION to all this from Germany and in the name of all the real German MM-fans for this very good job. Don´t give up and keep your power.
    So long,
    your friend,
    T. 😉

  • Johnny

    OK, not very computer literate here, what is a URL?

    As for the Barrymore items, the friend I was talking about has solid proof where the dealer actually bought the used items to resell. I have tried for over a year to get him to confront the dealer but for reasons only he knows he is afraid of this dealer back east. I know he bought serval items from her over the years and he was able to get his money back.

  • http://dumpsterbust.blogspot.com/ Eric Berlin

    Wow Mark, wanted to congratulate you on your work again — just read through this piece more closely than I had before, really a stunning amount of information, background, and evidence you lay out here!

  • Marilyn fan

    Mark,
    Thanks for your response (comment #512) and, after reading the article over again, I see that you had most of that information in there! Very interesting indeed! A pre-engagement ring comes with the book? How about the eternity band that Joe gave to MM that sold at the 1999 Christie’s auction? Yeah, I’d much rather have that!

  • grammercy5

    So where are we going from this point?
    I do agree about what someone stated about being arrested at a demonstration, I am basically raising my son almost totally by myself while my husband is working offshore, i couldn’t take my son to a demo & us be thrown in jail, then off my son goes into foster care with some strangers!I’ve forwarded & gotten people to look at the blog etc……:)

  • Marilyn fan

    IMPORTANT:

    To write an email or to contact news programs such as “The Today Show,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” etc. go to:
    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10285339/

    Please support the cause and send an email

  • grammercy5

    Everyone should set a google alert for MM- there is a new article out about this scandal, we are getting somewhere with this!Keep up the good work!

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

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU!!!
    I really was hoping to go on a date with “JUNIE” but she turned me down, did not even retrun my calls….! Did I do something wrong?

    Hey; I got great news for you all. But the people said not to share them. Bummer, what? Anyhow – PLEASE chat with each other, and oh, yeah ~ before I forget, we finally started to put the international versions up – check it out on the websites! And in honor of the great Olympics and the wonderful job these guys did with the opening ceremony, the first language we added is ITALIAN! Ciao to BELLA ITALIA!!!

    Also: I really feel that one song says pretty much everything…about our so beloved idol and STAR: MARILYN MONROE.

    The just freshly with the Golden Globe rewarded Bernie Taupin, wrote the poem lyrics for Elton John’s hymn to Marilyn Monroe.

    I will leave you with the lyrics and please continue to support this important cause. It is for all of us, as we are tired of all these stories on Marilyn, which are absolutely false! But more it is for Marilyn herself. Her legacy and her fame…which is raising, day by day, still – after almost 44 years since she died!

    Thank you from my heart for all the little things you do, in order to support this!

    Mark

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

    Candle In The Wind

    Music by Elton John
    Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
    Available on the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Goodbye Norma Jean
    Though I never knew you at all
    You had the grace to hold yourself
    While those around you crawled
    They crawled out of the woodwork
    And they whispered into your brain
    They set you on the treadmill
    And they made you change your name

    And it seems to me you lived your life
    Like a candle in the wind
    Never knowing who to cling to
    When the rain set in
    And I would have liked to have known you
    But I was just a kid
    Your candle burned out long before
    Your legend ever did

    Loneliness was tough
    The toughest role you ever played
    Hollywood created a superstar
    And pain was the price you paid
    Even when you died
    Oh the press still hounded you
    All the papers had to say
    Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

    Goodbye Norma Jean
    From the young man in the 22nd row
    Who sees you as something as more than sexual
    More than just our Marilyn Monroe

  • jodie

    something needs to be done, i find this utterly disgusting. how dare they. i will support you all the way into finding out these criminals. please spread the word and make sure people know its a joke….. dont let them waste their money. there grown adults and there acting like selfish children….

  • Marilyn fan

    I have a question about one of the web casts on the CMG website. When Roesler had Otto on, Otto showed a sequined/beaded cream colored top. I could have sworn that Roesler asked if Otto had a photo of MM wearing it and Otto replied that he did, but then Otto went on to speculate what MM would have worn with the top. If he has a photo of her wearing it, why is he speculating? And, why not show the photo? I guess that I should watch it again, but it was a little long, and no offense, but kind of boring.

  • Marilyn fan

    For anyone who went to the exhibit, are there ANY photos of MM wearing ANY of the items that are displayed?

  • grammercy5

    Funny, I heard thatsong whenI was driving out to the country house justminutes after I left this blog friday!It made glad that we are doing something about this,I’ve forwarded & emailled every one i can think of & we need to keep the pressure on!

  • grammercy5

    does anyone know if Roesler will get any $ from the upcoming Joe Dimaggio auction in may in NY?

  • Marilyn fan

    Joe DiMaggio auction?

  • http://www.kittyblaque.com JJ

    this story is great, i’ve been seeing it pop up all over the internet, on google!

  • grammercy5

    A direct quote From Marilyn herself….
    “I want to say that the people- if I am a star*- the people made me a star….no studio, no person, but the people did”.

    We are her fans & we are the ones who can get this scandal exposed, the word is out!

    The parties invloved in this “exhibit” are no different than the studio bosses of old, exploitation of MM for a handsome profit!

    The working man’s money, the people & fans that she most identified with!
    & let us not forget Joe D’s being exploited too…& Joe & Marilyn’s very profound love for each other & it is sad because it isn’t even real.
    asked why he, Joe Dimaggio was so secretive about visiting MM’s grave”A guy has been waiting for 30 years to get a picture of me visiting her.It’s worth 10 million.Let him wait”…..

    I think Joe Dimaggio would be more than angered by this fiasco & his phantom relative, & even more by his own estate attorney!

  • grammercy5

    yes the big joe Dimaggio auction that is coming up- I’d NOT be suprised in the least if that book of fantasy of Junie’s came out then!

  • Marilyn fan

    Please write an email or contact news programs such as “The Today Show,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” etc. at:

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10285339/

    The more emails they get, the merrier!!! : )

  • Marilyn

    grammercy5 Comment #531
    Do you have any more info on the auction? Where? When? etc. Do you think they will have any MM items?

  • grammercy5

    The auction is at the request of Joe Dimaggio’s relatives as I understand it( the authentic ones) & consists of thousands of personally owned items of theYankee clipper himself.
    Hunt auctions, inc is hosting the auction May 19th & 20th (2006) at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York city.I understand there will be items that MM signed & possibley the portrait of MM & of Joe D that he had & moreas this was his PERSONAL stuff!You can bid also online by phone & i am signingup for it. I know that a friend or 2 will be going to attend personally…Very exciting!you can look it up online…..:)

  • Marilyn fan

    Comment #530: A direct quote From Marilyn herself….
    “I want to say that the people- if I am a star*- the people made me a star….no studio, no person, but the people did”.

    We are her fans & we are the ones who can get this scandal exposed, the word is out!

    ABSOLUTELY!

  • Marilyn fan

    So many people said that if they had known Marilyn/had been around when she was alive, they would have tried to save her. Well, here is a chance to save her from this insane exhibit! Please don’t fail her now!

  • Marilyn fan

    Thanks for the Joe DiMaggio auction information!

  • grammercy5

    Does anyone know if James Haspiel is still around??

  • Marilyn fan

    grammercy5 comment #538 — Good question. He would definitely be interested in this scandal!

  • Marilyn fan

    Info on the Joe DiMaggio auction from Hunt Auctions, Inc.
    “Hunt Auctions, Inc. is honored to announce the Joe DiMaggio collection at public auction. This historic offering of materials from the personal collection of Joe DiMaggio will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on May19th and 20th, 2006.

    The collection covers the life and career of Joe DiMaggio beginning with his roots in San Francisco, continuing with his storied years with the New York Yankees, and culminating with his post career days as a baseball ambassador and revered cultural icon. Joe DiMaggio was one of the most respected and honored men in the history of American sport. He was equally lauded as an important citizen who had a profound impact on the country during a formative period in American history. While Joe DiMaggio’s lifetime accomplishments are many, he is possibly most respected for his voluntary entry into the U.S. Military during World War II for which he sacrificed several years during the prime of his playing career to serve his country.

    The offered collection will consist of thousands of items and is intended as a tribute to and celebration of “The Yankee Clipper”.”

  • grammercy5

    A quote from Joe ….he definately didn’t like any one “making money off my back”!end quote.

  • cindy

    anybody there?

  • cindy

    just started out collecting Marilyn. I have a lot of questions. can you guys recommend ebay?

  • cindy

    what are the best books on her to buy?

  • cindy

    hi Marilyn fan – in case you come back, can you tell me what is important to have, like her movies?

  • Greg

    I just read your comments, I am also new to this.
    But this story really got me into it!

  • cindy

    what about the posters of her?

  • Greg

    I really like the one where she is standing on that subway grating…that is so classic!

  • cindy

    totally! And the one where she is sitting with Bogart? and his wife, she was in the movies too!

  • Greg

    Her name is Lauren Bacal, I believe.

  • cindy

    oh, like lauren hutton! got it.

  • grammercy5

    Lauren Bacall…. :)

  • Greg

    Are you member of any Marilyn-fanclub?

  • cindy

    hell no! i want to open one though!

  • Greg

    Count me in! If you get more posters and info on Marilyn, we can make as much as that guy who is having that weired show. Did you read how many dolls he has? That is just too scary! Do you think he surely is a dude? Maybe his mother should have hit him on ‘d back more often?

  • cindy

    are you serious?

  • Greg

    Totally!

  • Greg

    If Marilyn was still alive, I am sure she still would rock!

  • grammercy5

    hi, if you are collecting Marilyn owned items I would suggest getting the 99 christie;s auction catalog(book) & the juliens auction catalog, , I would only get Marilyn owned items from those auctions. you can contact both auction houses online for these catalogs or check amazon.com or half.com(better) or even ebay for these….. you can find posters that way too( ebay, art.com half.com etc……also if you want to look for what you want get the Marilyn collectible catalog- the prices don’t follow the market after ebay all the time but you can decide what it is that you want & go from there….I hope this helps we have a lull here this evening after charlie brown valentines special,lol !
    Happy valentines day to all!

  • cindy

    Rock’Roll! so freakin true. And we could all send her a letter and ask for an autograp. Right?

  • Greg

    Are you a blonde, too?

  • cindy

    who, me?

  • Greg

    Well, yeah.

  • cindy

    I have a boyfriend, if you know what I mean. and he is also jealous.

  • Greg

    Sorry, I did not mean too!

  • cindy

    it’s fine. always on the outlook to make new internet pals…

  • Greg

    First time for me on this website, really cool stuff. Gotta go. Talk to you soon/.)

  • cindy

    take care of yourself, and it was nice meeting you. Bye bye

  • pennydreadful

    haha, he has to make $ to pay for….- the hairpiece he bought for that opening!

  • cindy

    i should have asked him what his favorite movie of Marilyn is. I do really love bus stop.

  • Enrico, Italia

    Complimenti per il bellissimo sito!!!

  • Enrico

    Ciao

  • Marilyn fan

    Please write an email or contact news programs such as “The Today Show,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” etc. at:

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10285339/

    The more emails they get, the merrier!!! : )

  • Marilyn fan

    DO YOU WANT THIS EXHIBIT TO TRAVEL TO YOUR TOWN/COUNTRY?

    If not, then please write an email or contact news programs such as “The Today Show,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” etc. at:

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10285339/

  • grammercy5

    also the local stations if you happen to live in the queen mary area or CA.anything helps!

  • johAn grimmius

    besides the fact that this exhibit is totally wrong on mm, it also made me very clear to be much more carefull what to buy as a mm fan.
    and i do not mean the so called mm owned items. but also books ect which are published on her.
    some fans only buy the better books. but there are also fans and collectors, including myself, who buy every book out on mm just to have it in your collection. good or bad, it does not matter.
    i have hundreds of books on mm and to be honest i have read only a few. i just buy them to have. i have bought also the most stupid books on her, i have to admit and i did not mind it to be honest( to buy it that is, it did mind to me what sometimes is written).
    but reading about this mm exhibition and how the new lies about mm ect are being told by june dimaggio and the others, it made me very clear that this is a point for me also not to buy such items anymore, like the book june dimaggio is planning to issue. my “mm booklist” may not be complete anymore that way. but my respect for mm still is !!

  • Marilyn fan

    johAn Grimmius, Comment #575
    Good point. I’ve often done the same thing — bought a book that really seemed over the top and quite negative. When we do that, we are supporting the book and increasing sales! Sometimes adding to the collection is not the right thing to do, especially when the material is beyond questionable. I must say that, along similar lines, there have been some MM dolls made that are rather hideous, I won’t mention any names, and should not even be connected to MM as it’s more of an insult than a compliment. It’s truly amazing what some people will produce or do in order to line their pockets with $$$$$$!

  • Marilyn fan

    Gee, when you think about it, there are a lot of books, dolls, and other MM items out there that it’s really mind boggling! Some look really nice, but others are quite atrocious. However, I guess that’s more of an opinion though — one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. However, a book that isn’t based on fact, but is promoted as being absolutely true, is another story. That’s just called fraud.

  • Marilyn fan

    To read an interview with June DiMaggio regarding the book “Marilyn, Joe, and Me,” go to: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0511/11/sbt.01.html. You have to pan down quite a bit to get to the article, but it is there. It’s really quite interesting and has a few things that Mark points out in his article (i.e. the anchovy pizza and more!).

  • Marilyn fan

    From the CNN.com interview I mentioned in my previous comment:
    “ANDERSON: Now, June, you say you actually hung out, saw Marilyn the day of her death. Leading up to her death, the weeks before her death, many people seemed to think she was mentally unstable. How did she seem to you?

    DIMAGGIO: Marilyn was never unstable. She was terribly happy. She was getting ready on the 8th of that month to remarry my uncle, Joe DiMaggio.

    She asked me to make a pizza. It was 10:30 in the morning. And, of course, I always cooked and I made her an anchovy pizza. And I brought it over to her. And that`s when I came home, and I told you the rest before. She was very happy.”

    Marry Joe on the 8th of the month?!

  • David Rubin

    I looked up some other transcripts in this matter. There is one from MSNBC, and June DiMaggio is a few hours off. Meaning when she arrived at Marilyn’s home. That story in particular smells too fishy! Like anchovy, just worse…
    I bet the publisher backed out of that book deal. He is going to be in trouble, for sure.
    They can not talk themseves out of this! Not this time. Not even with the best lawyer in the world. Good luck to you all. I can offer you my services.

  • Donna

    Does anybody have any idea why there are brand new handbags in the display cases? I mean they are behind glass! I went with my two friends and now we feel really ripped off! We really thought that all the items were from Marilyn!

  • Rene

    It’s a shame that you feel it necessary to attack the good name of RH. She has been in business for 20 years and has sold the best Authentic items. She would not have lasted all these years if she wasn’t legitimate. It’s too bad that such an honest, and kind person got involved with this mess. This is very sad for all the customers she has made happy through the years.

  • Marilyn fan

    Rene, Comment #583
    Yes, anyone who attacked someone not involved/mentioned in the article SHOULD feel ashamed as this is not the forum to just have a free-for-all and start gossiping, that’s really what it is when there is no evidence. We are not here to attack anyone, including the people mentioned in the article. We just want them to answer for what they have done and make it right. The facts have been presented and they speak for themselves. Please refrain from saying anything negative about anyone as that is just not how to go about things. Throwing mud at someone isn’t going to solve anything — it’s just going to arouse anger, create confusion, offend people, etc. Don’t open a door for gossip, that’s not what this is about. Comments are for the cause and not anything else. If you have questions, concerns, etc. then please contact Mark and he should be able to lead you in the right direction. Please don’t get me wrong here — I’m not trying to offend anyone, I’m just trying to stay focused and see what can be done about this scam.

  • Marilyn fan

    THIS SCAM IS THE FLEECING OF AMERICA . . . AND IT WILL BE FLEECING YOUR COUNTRY TOO IF THE SHIP SETS SAIL!!! ALL ABOARD!!!

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

    Hello, just lunch break and just checking in to give you guys some heads up! We just posted the translations at my website! You can reach them by clicking my URL. So far we covered Spanish, French, Italian and the German is in the works!

    Plus: we also posted the latest press release.

    We urge you guys again to not insult or attack anybody on this site. ESPECIALLY if you post anonymously!!!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • grammercy5

    To johAn, on the books I’m guilty of that too, , BUT i’ve gotten better, I read it & if the pics aren’t outstanding or the story i put it on ebay or half.com…. I live in a small condo & there isn’t that much room !
    half price books dosen’t bgive you aNYthing $wise anymore for books!

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

    To#586 Dear Rene! I am sorry that you feel that I did that; to my recollection you are wrong. That name was mentioned by someone (never by me!) and then the publisher urged all of us to leave out names which have nothing to do with the article and this case, directly!

    Besides that; if you want to contact me and reveal your true persona and name – via your email to mine, I am willing to explain you what I have learned in recent years! But we got so viciously attacked – people even used this site to leave fake comments under my name and even submitted my URL with it!!! I simply do not have the time right now to check all the comments, made under my name. The article is the most important thing right now – please refrain from creating another “catfight”! We never thought that this would be a smooth ride, in a society, which believes in the REALITY of a Cruise/Holmes liason, but then restricts a gay movie from being shown in a certain state? You can say whatever you want about anything you feel, that is the beauty of freedom of speech! Isn’t it?! But let me tell you that we got hate mail, threats, praises and whatever else I forgot, BUT: WE DID NOT GET ONE SINGLE COMMENT THAT STATES: I BELIEVE JUNE DIMAGGIO! AND THAT IS WHAT COUNTS AT THE END OF THE DAY!

    We really are happy to have gotten this amazing chance from the publisher, Eric Olsen – who gave us this amazing chance to bring this matter to the public’s eye, discuss it and warn people.

    I know that many people just want us to “go away” with our mission; but that can not, that won’t happen! This story has started rolling…slowly, very very slowly, like a huge ball, downhill. And there are not big trees to catch it – and as it continues to roll – it is increasing in speed.

    This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • Teutates

    what’s the cause?

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

    To#588Marilyn Fan:
    Thank you so much for your effortless support!
    I read most of your comments and really am happy that some people, like you, seem to have understood, why I wrote my article.

    As always and everywhere – you have supporters, and you also have people that do not agree. But if these people look at the proof I have – just for example again: If you claim a specific item as a “highlight” of your collection, and the exhibition itself, and that item turns out to be a total FAKE, like in case of the 1974 Clairol Hairsetter, which was “authenticated” by James van Praagh on ET, doesn’t it speak for itself what we can expect from this whole ordeal?

    Please keep up the great support. Thank you so much!

    This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • Heather

    You really should contact the Better Business Bureau! They will listen and help you. I am sure.

  • Teutates

    Hey Heather…
    hope to meet u for the first time on Saturday night
    Standing in the queue at the Odeon alright
    Oh I took you by surprise?
    When I gave her one of my lines
    She started smiling at me real fine (ha ha)
    That’s when I said…

    Can I sit next to you, girl?

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

    To#589 Teutates:
    Please read the article. As I am aware that all this is being read by the huge and very powerful CMG and their wonderfully trained lawyers! As they also have created internet “Marilyn Monroe Fanclubs” throughout the world, in order to spread their “product”, and to them it seems, she is nothing but that anymore….than “a product” to make MONEY!

    And I, myself, gave way too much $ already!!! Enough is enough of that June saga.

    If you want a cause, read the painful(for anybody who really admires the life and the career of Marilyn Monroe, her beauty and her legacy) Playboy interview. Where anybody who wants to put MM down to the ground, is getting a chance to do so! But again: I bet that Hugh Hefner did actually not even have the slightest clue what really was written in there. Or did he simply not care?
    Enough cause?

    This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • Bob D.

    Rene, I just heard about the insult to RH. Thank you so much for expressing my thoughts as well.I bought two great Marilyn Monroe items from RH.(authenticity from Juliens auction were included). People who paint with a broad brush and slander someone else, without the slightist bit of substance should lose their arm. I have been dealing with RH for years and have always found her to be honest and forthright.Too bad people can hide behind anonimity.

  • Bob D.

    Rene, I just heard about the insult to RH. Thank you so much for expressing my thoughts as well.I bought two great Marilyn Monroe items from RH.(authenticity from Juliens auction were included). People who paint with a broad brush and slander someone else, without the slightist bit of substance should lose their arm. I have been dealing with RH for years and have always found her to be honest and forthright.Too bad people can hide behind anonimity.

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

    To#591Heather:
    Thank you so much. We already got that advice before and are looking into it. There are more legal options.

    Back to work. Thanks for keeping it smooth and clean.
    Will check in later and keep the faith!

    This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane! This exhibit is just plain insane!This exhibit is just plain insane!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • Julie Strong
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  • grammercy5

    i’d like to make a comment on the possibility of Joe & Marilynremarrying, cross referanced by several Dimaggio books & by comments of those who were his friends…..” a touching story surrounds a sighting of Marilyn at the cal- neva party.It was early on sunday morning that she was seen, dresses in her white robe, trailing a foot in the water of the swimming pool.She was seen by one of the staff of the lodge, who said she gazed up to a driveway on a ridge above the hotel.He followed her gaze, & in the early morning mist he saw Joe looking down on her.

    He went back to the east coast & resigned from his $100,000.00 job as VP of VH Monette Inc., a supplier of military post exchanges.
    He told Valmore Monette he still loved Marilyn& believed she may now be prepared to leave Hollywood behind & remarry him.The date he resigned was august 1st( 2 differtnt sources give the date is july 31 & august 1st), 5 days before marilyn died ….the day set for the wedding,that wednsday-but it was her funaral Dimaggio went to that day…..From the book “victim”.
    I’ll be adding the next sources & quotes, information as I can , (I have to give my son some attention after school , etc)….some from Joe’s son & his attorney.I believe June could have been privvy to this info, after all the was a step D…. or she could have simply looked it up.

    I do believe Marilyn & Joe intended to remarry!But this isn’t secret agant agent stuff either , it is easy to find –

    NO where is June mentioned in any of the Dimmagio books either as far as i’ve found,& she simply even could have bought the book & LOOKED THE INFORMATION UP! more later….

  • grammercy5

    Julie, that stole came fromsome other source, not Mark’s AUTHENTIC one…. no worries true collectors & lovers of MM would NEVER cut up her belongings:)

  • Kelly

    What’s up? I don’t think so. Marilyn was with that Mexican writer guy at the Golden Globes, just a few month before her death! Kissing and holding hands. Those days were different. Plus: Marilyn was a converted Jew! She still was after she did that for Arthur Miller. DiMaggio, Joe, I am talking about, of course was a strict Catholic! Both were divorced. So that remarriage myth is not plausible. That was just a story to sell that mysterious book. Sorry.

  • teutates

    ok but what’s the cause?

  • Kelly

    Even bad publicity is good publicity. Maybe all this here will speed up the book release. I wouldn’t buy it, but I would really like to know Oprah’s opinion on it.

  • Kelly

    Jesus, that person needs a miracle! What was that Psychic’s name again? James vanPrag. Call him an make an appointment. He will answer anything.

  • Jesus

    …yes what is it?

  • Kelly

    “Yesterday I had an interesting experience that prompted me to pen the reply below of what I would say to someone who is grieving, quite different from what James Van Praagh would say.
    “20/20 came to my home and office, then followed me to Occidental College to film me teaching. They did not care what I was lecturing on (this was just “B roll” footage), but I thought since the show was on James Van Praagh I would ask the students to respond to the question I always get about him: “what’s the harm in what he does?” Well, they had plenty to say and had some good ideas, but one woman in the class told her story about how her Dad had died when she was 10 and that she has never gotten over it and that one doesn’t really get over such a loss, one just learns to live with it, etc., and that the sort of thing that Van Praagh does is really deceptive and bad, and that it certainly wouldn’t make her feel any better about her situation having some stranger tell her that he can talk to her Dad. And she got emotional and had to wipe back her tears; it was a very touching moment.

    “So, when I got home I was going to send her an e-mail telling her that I felt bad for her and how tragic it must be to lose her Dad at such a young age and all, when I opened an e-mail from my sister, who reminded me that this was the 12th anniversary of our father dying (April 2, 1986). It was such a peculiar conjuncture of events, that it prompted me to write this student a note about the difference between what Van Praagh would say to her and what I would say to her. She had talked about how she felt bad she didn’t get to grow up with a Dad, and that her Dad didn’t get to see her play basketball and volleyball or graduate from High School:

    It’s okay Melissa, your dad is here now. He’s telling me he loves you. He says he watches over you. He loves watching you play basketball and volleyball. He saw you graduate. He is with you always. Don’t be sad. Don’t cry. You will get to see him again. Everything is fine.

    “Well, no one knows if this is true, but even if it is, why would your dad talk with this guy you don’t even know? Why would he choose to make his appearance at some hotel conference room with hundreds of other people around, or in some television studio? Why doesn’t he talk to you instead? You’re the one he loves, not this guy getting $40 a seat in a hall with 400 people, who just made two million bucks selling a book filled with this sort of blabber, or gets $200 for private readings. Why do you have to pay someone $200 to talk to your dad? Why? Because it makes you feel better, right? Wrong. This is why I do what I do.

    “Here is what I might say to someone who is grieving. In fact, to this student, to my sisters, and to my own daughter should I die before my time, I would say this:

    “I’m really sorry this happened to you. It really isn’t fair. It isn’t fair at all. If I were you I would feel cheated and hurt; I might even be angry that I didn’t get more time with my Dad. You have every right to feel bad. If you want to cry, you should. It’s okay. It’s more than okay. It’s human. Very human.
    “All loving, caring people grieve when those they love are gone. And all of us, every last one of us, will experience this feeling at some point in our lives. Sometimes we grieve very deeply and for a very long time. Sometimes we get over it and sometimes we do not. Mostly we get on with our lives because there is nothing else we can do. But loving, caring people continue to think about their loved ones no matter how far they have gotten on with their lives, because our lost loved ones continue to live.

    “No one knows if they REALLY continue to live in some other place — I suspect not — but we do know for sure, with as much certainty as any scientific theory or philosophical argument can muster, that our loved ones continue to live in our memories and in our lives.

    “It isn’t wrong to feel sad. It is right. Self-evidently right. It means we love and can be loved. It means our loved ones continue to live because we continue to miss them. Tears of sadness are really tears of love. Why shouldn’t you cry for your Dad? He’s your Dad and you love him. Don’t let anyone try to take that away from you. The freedom to grieve and love is one of the fundamentals of being human. To try to take that freedom away on a chimera of feigned hope and promises that cannot be filled, is inhuman.

    “Celebrate your love for your Dad in every way you can. That is your right, your freedom, your humanness.”

    Michael Shermer

  • Kelly

    Does James Van Praagh talk to the Dead?
    Nope! Fraud! – Part 4

    ——————————————————————————–
    By Michael Shermer
    Fellow skeptics:

    The real life adventures of James Van Fraud (his new name dubbed by Roy Rivenburg in the Los Angeles Times) continue, with our erstwhile speaker-to- the-dead making the rounds in Seattle, Denver, Houston, etc. I’m flying to Seattle tomorrow for a taping. Not WITH him, but to comment on the taping of his reading there–he refuses to be in studio with me at the same time, and continues to tell people I’ve never had a reading from him when I did, in 1994 for Unsolved Mysteries. (He told me my brother died–wrong, it was my father–and that my brother is no longer in pain, still loves me, yada, yada, yada.)

    In Denver he gave a lecture at the Tattered Cover book store, one of the biggest in the city, and people were lining up three hours in advance to hear him speak. A couple of skeptics challenged him in the Q & A and they were booed into submission. The DENVER POST, unbelievably, covered the story ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE FIRST SECTION! The NBC affiliate in Denver sent me a copy of their taped reading he did of a volunteer for me to evaluate.

    It was the usual hit rate: he got 10 hits, 24 misses, and most of the hits were of the warm reading variety of keepsakes, photos, “she loved shoes, right?,” and so on. But he was busted again on camera. After being interviewed by the NBC reporter, they brought in the subject to be interviewed (hint: she had a wad of kleenex in her hand ready to ball her eyes out even before he started — within minutes the floodgates opened up).

    Before starting the reading, Van Praagh announced that he had to take a bathroom break. He got up, fumbled around with his mike trying to turn it off, explaining “I don’t want you guys to hear me pee,” then giggled and gave his effeminate smile, but as he walked past the subject he quietly asked “what is your sister’s name?” (they had told him in advance she lost her sister). She said “Jan.” Then, about 10 minutes into the reading, Van Praagh says “Is your sister’s name Jan or Janet, please?” BUSTED AGAIN!

    But I’ll tell you, this guy is slick. I missed it the first time myself until my wife Kim pointed it out during the reading. We rewound the tape and sure enough, there it was, very quick, very quiet. Slick James we’ll call him.

    I also want to let you know that my friend and colleague Richard Abanes, the evangelical skeptic on the Skeptics Society board has a new book out on End- Time extremists entitled “End-Time Visions: The Road to Armageddon?” It has just been released in bookstores. It’s a debunker’s dream come true. The many persons, groups, and topics covered include: Nostradamus, psychics, Cayce, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Millerites, pyramidologists, doomsday cults (Aum Shinrikyo, Heaven’s Gate, etc.), a historical survey of end-time speculations (dating back to the 1st century), and alleged signs of the times (e.g., increased earthquakes, increased storms, greater plagues, etc.).

    The book also deals in-depth with numerous Christian prophecy teachers (Chuck Missler, Grant Jeffrey, Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye, Jack Van Impe, etc.) including their twisted biblical interpretations, false predictions, unreliable/sloppy scholarship, false/misleading statements, eschatological flip-floppy based on world events that continuously change, and often outright lies.

    Several pre-publication reviews of the book are very favorable, including from Doug Groothuis (Denver Seminary), Michael Shermer (Director of Weird Things), and The “Amazing Randi” (Director of Flim Flam).

    Michael Shermer

  • Kelly

    NEW RESPECT FOR JAMES VAN PRAAGH

    Not to worry, I’ve not gone off the deep-end here. On Thursday I flew to Seattle for the ABC affiliate there who had Van Praagh a couple of weeks ago do a reading on a woman they picked from their office (just some secretary he would know nothing about). They wanted me to comment on the film but I couldn’t figure out why they wanted to fly me up just for that, when we could have done a simple satellite feed from their sister affiliate in Los Angeles, as I have already done for two other stations. When I got there I found out why.

    They asked ME to do a “reading” on the same woman, but she would know who I am, so, while they knew it would not “work” in the same sense as it does for Van Praagh (half of his success depends on the people believing in him), they just wanted to see if I could get as many hits as he did. I agreed to give it a go. It was much harder than I thought it would be, and it had nothing to do with her knowing who I am.

    Van Praagh is an actor playing the part of a medium. Like all acting, it requires practice–a LOT of practice it turns out. Although I know all of his lines by now, I had not memorized them, nor did I have the deep reserve of backup lines for contingencies he frequently encounters in readings.

    When we watch actors they make it look so easy it seems like anyone can do it. But of course not anyone can do it. Another good analogy is magic. Even if you know how the “trick” is done, doing it is another thing altogether. Penn and Teller show us how their “Look Simple” routine is done, but there is no way anyone in their audience could duplicate it without a couple thousand hours of practice.

    Nevertheless, I GOT THE SAME NUMBER OF HITS AS VAN PRAAGH! (I got 7 hits and 12 misses; he got 7 hits and 29 misses). Granted, my reading was not nearly as smooth as his, and it was much, much shorter because I ran out of things to say, but I even one-uped him by getting who it was who died, while he demanded to be told before the reading.

    They sat me down in the studio and brought in the woman named Della. She seemed to me to be around 30 years old, so I deduced that it was her father that died, with a secondary guess being a sister or brother. The producers said they would tell me exactly what they told Van Praagh, so I said, “wait, don’t tell me anything, I think I know who died.” They looked around at each other, so I blurted out “your father died when you were a little girl.” BINGO! Her father died in 1971.

    But then she inadvertantly gave me an additional clue, which I utilized, when she confirmed “yes, my father was killed.” See the clue?

    Of course you do, you’re skeptics. So I then immediately moved away from cancer, heart attack, etc., and into the car crash/explosion/murder category. BINGO! But not completely It turns out it was a plane crash, which I didn’t get because when I used Van Praagh’s standard line about “I see smoke and flames,” she gave me a “no” nod. I asked her about this later, because Van Praagh used the same line on her and she gave him the “no” nod also, and she said she didn’t see the crash so she didn’t know for sure if there were smoke and flames. So we both missed that because of the subject’s response (of course, Van Praagh is supposed to be getting this psychicly, so at least I have an excuse).

    Because one of my students at Occidental College had a father die when she was a little girl, and when the 20/20 crew was there filming me she talked about it in detail (see an earlier post of mine on this internet hotline and in my essay in the next issue Skeptic), I used a bunch of her statements, like how she really felt bad her dad never saw her graduate from High School, her dad never saw her play sports and meet her friends, etc. I also did the photograph in the bedroom routine (“I see a photograph with you and your dad in your bedroom”). BINGO, BINGO, BINGO.

    So I was really on a roll here, but then I ran out of gas. I tried the name routine (“I’m getting a Michael, who is Michael please”), but she wouldn’t bite, saying she didn’t know anyone named Michael. I broadened it more, saying if there was anyone she knew or was related to named Michael, or even if THEY knew someone named Michael, but she just shook her nead no.

    Then I couldn’t remember the other things Van Praagh does, and with the cameras rolling and everyone watching, I got a little nervous, so I switched rolls and, on camera, gave my little speech about how no one really knows what happens when you die, how we have to all grieve in our own personal ways, and what a humanist/skeptic might say to someone grieving.

    She actually got a little teary-eyed, but she didn’t actually cry like she did for Van Praagh. I am certain that if I was presented as a psychic I could have generated the emotions as much as Van Praagh did. (I also noticed that for Van Praagh she came into the room with a wad of kleenex in her fist, but none with me. Also, she sat there in front of me with her legs and arms crossed. I noticed that and said something, and she pointed out that Van Praagh made her uncross her legs and arms but she preferred to keep them crossed with me — interesting.)

    The bottom line was that even in my first official fumbling attempt at doing a psychic mediumship reading, I still got as many hits as Van Praagh (but not as many misses by virtue of the fact that I abandoned the attempt much earlier whereas he kept ploughing along).

    Added observations:

    Without any prompting whatsoever, or the producer even mentioning my name, Van Praagh brought me up saying how he has “made my career” and that thanks to him I’m now making all this money from my book as well. Ya, right. I wish it were true, but according to my publisher, while all this media helps to keep the books on the shelves (less returns), there have been no big orders from the book buyers. The simple fact is that fantasy sells, reality doesn’t.

    As soon as his reading with Della was over, he turned to the producer (cameras still rolling) and said, “you know I’m an honest guy. I’m for real.” This was really strange. These producers were as nice as can be to him. Della was crying and the whole bit. Yet he had this guilty look on his face and made that statement. I think Freud called this projection.

    Van Praagh told these producers that he is furious about the 20/20 piece, that they “set him up,” they only showed his misses, etc. And he is also mad about the Globe piece in which they sided with me in describing him as a fake.

    Well, Van Praagh has more people to be mad at now. James Randi has once again debunked Van Praagh on CBS This Morning, this Friday morning, and it included a wonderful statement by Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller fame, about exactly WHY what Van Praagh is doing is so bad. It would obviously be fine if he were telling people he is a magician doing a stage act, but because he is deceiving people this is immoral. Penn also made a nice statement about how grief is properly dealt with through personal reflection, memories, and your own internal conversations with those memories.

    Why on earth do you need some stranger like Van Praagh to get “in touch” with your lost loved one. Just close your eyes, bring them to memory, and let your imagination do the rest. It is a lot more real, more effective, more moral, and a hell of a lot cheaper.

    Michael Shermer

  • Tom Stewart

    What about the Da Vinci Code book success, now turned into a movie. All BS. I agree with Mr.Shermer. *Peace*

  • Kelly

    By Michael Shermer
    Fellow skeptics:

    The real life adventures of James Van Fraud (his new name dubbed by Roy Rivenburg in the Los Angeles Times) continue, with our erstwhile speaker-to- the-dead making the rounds in Seattle, Denver, Houston, etc. I’m flying to Seattle tomorrow for a taping. Not WITH him, but to comment on the taping of his reading there–he refuses to be in studio with me at the same time, and continues to tell people I’ve never had a reading from him when I did, in 1994 for Unsolved Mysteries. (He told me my brother died–wrong, it was my father–and that my brother is no longer in pain, still loves me, yada, yada, yada.)

    In Denver he gave a lecture at the Tattered Cover book store, one of the biggest in the city, and people were lining up three hours in advance to hear him speak. A couple of skeptics challenged him in the Q & A and they were booed into submission. The DENVER POST, unbelievably, covered the story ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE FIRST SECTION! The NBC affiliate in Denver sent me a copy of their taped reading he did of a volunteer for me to evaluate.

    It was the usual hit rate: he got 10 hits, 24 misses, and most of the hits were of the warm reading variety of keepsakes, photos, “she loved shoes, right?,” and so on. But he was busted again on camera. After being interviewed by the NBC reporter, they brought in the subject to be interviewed (hint: she had a wad of kleenex in her hand ready to ball her eyes out even before he started — within minutes the floodgates opened up).

    Before starting the reading, Van Praagh announced that he had to take a bathroom break. He got up, fumbled around with his mike trying to turn it off, explaining “I don’t want you guys to hear me pee,” then giggled and gave his effeminate smile, but as he walked past the subject he quietly asked “what is your sister’s name?” (they had told him in advance she lost her sister). She said “Jan.” Then, about 10 minutes into the reading, Van Praagh says “Is your sister’s name Jan or Janet, please?” BUSTED AGAIN!

    But I’ll tell you, this guy is slick. I missed it the first time myself until my wife Kim pointed it out during the reading. We rewound the tape and sure enough, there it was, very quick, very quiet. Slick James we’ll call him.

    I also want to let you know that my friend and colleague Richard Abanes, the evangelical skeptic on the Skeptics Society board has a new book out on End- Time extremists entitled “End-Time Visions: The Road to Armageddon?” It has just been released in bookstores. It’s a debunker’s dream come true. The many persons, groups, and topics covered include: Nostradamus, psychics, Cayce, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Millerites, pyramidologists, doomsday cults (Aum Shinrikyo, Heaven’s Gate, etc.), a historical survey of end-time speculations (dating back to the 1st century), and alleged signs of the times (e.g., increased earthquakes, increased storms, greater plagues, etc.).

    The book also deals in-depth with numerous Christian prophecy teachers (Chuck Missler, Grant Jeffrey, Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye, Jack Van Impe, etc.) including their twisted biblical interpretations, false predictions, unreliable/sloppy scholarship, false/misleading statements, eschatological flip-floppy based on world events that continuously change, and often outright lies.

    Several pre-publication reviews of the book are very favorable, including from Doug Groothuis (Denver Seminary), Michael Shermer (Director of Weird Things), and The “Amazing Randi” (Director of Flim Flam).

    Michael Shermer

  • dwane

    this is a really interesting article.

  • MM 101

    Teutates, Comments #589 and #602
    You sound like Marie Antoinette saying, “Let them eat cake.”

    You ask, “What’s the cause?” Please refer to the article.

    Let me break it down for you:
    1. June DiMaggio writes a book that should be fiction, but she wants it in the non-fiction section of the bookstore.

    2. Robert Otto buys some fake Marilyn Monroe items, puts them in an exhibit, the exhibit is backed by other people, a viewing fee is charged, and the exhibit will be traveling the world for the next 12 years.

    Now, in regards to the other characters in this matter, you are going to need to read the article. Keep in mind that this is a summary and it just includes the main points.

  • Marilyn fan

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

    Please send an email or contact news programs such as “The Today Show,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” etc. at:

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10285339/

  • Marilyn fan

    Here’s more of the interview from cnn.com “Showbiz Tonight” that I mentioned in one of my comments:

    “DIMAGGIO: Well, to tell you the truth, I was out on a date with my boyfriend. I played tennis, came home after eating dinner with him and being with him for a while. And I took a shower.

    And when I got out of the shower in my pajamas, I put my robe on. And the doorbell rang. I went to the door. It was around 11:30. And there stood an officer and a policeman.

    And they said to me, “Are you June DiMaggio?” And I said, “Yes.” “We want to get in touch with Joe DiMaggio.” I said, “Well, he`s in San Francisco.”

    And I said, “Why?” And they said, “Well, Marilyn Monroe committed suicide.” I said, “No way, no way. She was getting ready to remarry Joe.”

    So I let them — I called my mother, Lee DiMaggio, because I knew Joe would be there. Sure enough, when I got on the phone, my mother was crying. She already knew.

    ANDERSON: Wow.

    DIMAGGIO: And my Uncle Joe got on the phone. And the policeman told him, and the rest you know.”

    Has anyone ever heard about the above info? That the police went to June DiMaggio’s house asking to get in touch with Joe DiMaggio? Does anyone know how Joe was informed of MM’s death?

  • Marilyn fan

    Kudos to you Mark for writing such an engaging article, investigating such scams, giving a voice to someone who can’t defend herself (Marilyn Monroe), informing the public, overcoming obstacles along the way, and for staying with it! That truly takes courage, willpower, and determination.

  • Mariln fan

    Kelly, Comments #606, #607, #608
    Thanks for the info. I would have commented sooner, but it took me some time to read through all of it. Very interesting indeed! It just amazes me when people take advantage of others and don’t seem to see anything wrong with it — especially when they are taking advantage of people who can’t speak for themselves . It’s kind of strange how James Van Praagh “speaks” for those who are not here taking advantaged of them and the ones grieving , as it falls into line with June DiMaggio speaking for MM (taking advantage of her) in her book and taking advantage of the public when selling this story. Thus it runs full circle from taking advantage of the living to the deceased.

  • Kevin Abel

    How dare you make these exposive comments about RH. She is one of the good guys out there. I have purchased so many wonderful items through the years from her. She has lots of stuff on her site because so may people trust her, and consign items to her… It makes me sick when anyone can hide behind a computer and spit out these outragous lies.
    She’s one of the few honest dealers, and I trust her implicitly. When I heard about this I had to respond.

    Kevin Abel

  • grammercy5

    ummmm, Joe was out of town with a friend…. Not with Lee…….sorry Junie.

  • Marilyn fan

    Kevin Abel, Comment #617
    No one ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CAUSE said anything negative about RH and the person who did was told to refrain from “throwing mud”/gossiping as it is just plain wrong. I could not agree with you more about RH, but that’s not what this is about. Unfortunately, some people got out of hand and made inappropriate comments and it wasn’t right in any way shape or form. And yes, they feel that they can do so because they have their computers to hide behind — in that case, just consider the source.

    And from Comment #584 as it relates to this, ” Yes, anyone who attacked someone not involved/mentioned in the article SHOULD feel ashamed as this is not the forum to just have a free-for-all and start gossiping, that’s really what it is when there is no evidence. We are not here to attack anyone, including the people mentioned in the article. We just want them to answer for what they have done and make it right. The facts have been presented and they speak for themselves. Please refrain from saying anything negative about anyone as that is just not how to go about things. Throwing mud at someone isn’t going to solve anything — it’s just going to arouse anger, create confusion, offend people, etc. Don’t open a door for gossip, that’s not what this is about. Comments are for the cause and not anything else. If you have questions, concerns, etc. then please contact Mark and he should be able to lead you in the right direction. Please don’t get me wrong here — I’m not trying to offend anyone, I’m just trying to stay focused and see what can be done about this scam.”

  • pennydreadful

    keep up the good work Mark, looks like this is getting more & more publicity!Job well done!:)

  • grammercy5

    good point….. this is about the Queen Mary exhibit & how to stop it!
    Contact news organizations, email CMG!

  • christie

    wow, I just hit this blog,I HAD NO IDEA!!!!How can this sort of thing happen & how can they get AWAY with it???This is supposed to be AMERICA!I’ll do my share!

  • Ernest Cunningham

    The story of Marilyn and Joe remarrying originates in Donald Spoto’s biography — as related by William Alexander, owner of the Mart in West Hollywood, where Marilyn was buying Mexican doodads for her new home. Marilyn supposedly told Alexander that she was going to be married “to someone she’d been married to before.” William Alexander was a guest at a Marilyn Remembered Club meeting: he denied that MM had said that to him, and he denied telling Spoto that she did — he was very hurt that someone had put false words in his mouth.
    But June DiMaggio could clear this up right away: she says she has the marriage license for the 2nd marriage of Marilyn and Joe. So, could you hold that up a bit higher, Junie — hold it up so everyone can see it. Do you mind if we take a photo of it?

  • Randy Forsythe

    The March Playboy is just out, with reader comment about the 3 b–s– Marilyn stories in the Decmeber issue. There’s reference to Sam Giancana having Marilyn killed to destroy Bobby Kennedy. And unreliable Anthony Summers says that unreliable John Miner tried to sell him the MM tape transcript back in 1995!! And Playboy says they find Miner’s story “credible>” And somebody named Petr Winkler quotes Playboy as saying “YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.” Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!- You coulda fooled me!!!

  • Randi Chastain

    Do you all ever play WHAT IF??? games?
    Like what if Marily and Joe ,worked it out and stayed married–and she’d never been involved with old stick-in-the-mud Miller. Don’t you think she would have been more happy? My favorite is what if Marilyn and Frank Sinatra had been married. Didn’t he really love Marilyn?
    What do you thnink?

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

    Just checking in to tell you that the “LA Independent” has just released a story on this scandal, described in my article. Instead of four personal address and phone books of Marilyn Monroe, they mentioned only two. But oh well, I asked them to also make a reference to the wonderful publisher Eric Olsen, who gave us this chance to bring this story forward through his amazing BLOGCRITICS website.(I am sorry Eric!) But they cut the article shorter. The costume in the photo is the cape MM wore in her movie: “The Prince and the Showgirl”, which sold last year in June 2005, at Christie’s NYC, and the little piece, is the original version for the “Diamonds are the girls best friend”-costume from her signature movie: “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. There are numerous photos of MM in this piece in existence; for example in James Haspiel’s book: “YOUNG MARILYN”, page 136&137. It was pulled from the movie in the last minute, as it was simply too sexy! Madonna wore a simular looking piece in one of her early videos. That piece sold as well last June, 2005 with Julien’s Entertainment.
    Thanks to the wonderful MARY FRANCES GURTON, and photographer Gary McCarthy.
    There is no doubt about the power of blogs! As MSNBC wrote in one of their online articles.
    I am in shock to read, that 30,000 people have seen this exhibition(according to the Queen Mary), as we now talking about $688,500 ! Do I really need to say more?
    To read the article: http://www.laindependent.com

  • grammercy5

    everyone please see http://www.laindenendent.com

    30,000 people have gone to this fake exhibit- at the regular cost(NOT including 200.00 +VIP tickets!) comes out to $660,000.00 & this is only the beginning of the “exhibit”

    Robert Otto declined to comment.
    Mark Roesler declined to comment.
    Too busy counting their ill earned cash!
    ” they all want to take a piece of you”… how true Marilyn, sad but true……..& I’m sorry for that:(

  • grammercy5

    I should have usedthe calculator Mark, your estimate is correct, NOT including the vIP tickets I mentioned earlier, so it is probably even more$.Wehn I read this I became greatly saddened…

    GREAT JOB, Mark!Let us keep the pressure on!

  • Charles T.

    Thank you for all you have done. How in the world can they get away with this fraud? Does any TV station know about it? You need to call them up immediately!

  • Kenny

    Great story and amazing revelation. Respect.

  • grant francis

    You go boy!!!
    The “snowball” of truth IS out there now!
    Its growing with every rotation.
    Your hard work and dedication WILL pay off.
    Norma Jean is up there smiling down on all of this.(hair in rollers ,of course)
    She knows who is really on her side; she could always see past the crap.
    You’ve done such an amazing job to defend her memory and to expose these gold digging fraudsters.
    You have reached so many more people than you are even aware of.
    We will all make sure that the truth continues to circulate.
    I think you should take a short rest now and get ready for the next round.
    You’ll have plenty of interviews to do!
    If that boat full of junk ever comes to Australia I’ll do my best to let everyone know of its contents.
    Grant

  • Bell Anderson

    I’ve seen the billboards around LA, I wanted to go to the exhibit, I am glad that I didn’t, what a waste.

  • Marilyn fan

    Mark,
    Wonderful article in “The L.A. Independent” on this scandal!!!

  • Marilyn fan

    From”The L.A. Independent” article “Expert Says Marilyn Show Memorabilia Fake,”
    “Felton Hyche, vice president of special events at the Queen Mary, said he is confident that all pieces in the exhibit have been authenticated as legitimate former belongings of the late actress.”

    How does Felton Hyche know this? How were the items authenticated? What was the process?

  • Terry Howard

    I read that article twice, and still can not believe how people are getting away with it! Is this political?

  • Marilyn fan

    As to Comment #634
    This also from the article,
    “Hyche said Otto, 56, bought most of the show’s 800 pieces from June DiMaggio, a woman claiming to be the niece of Joe DiMaggio (she is actually his step-niece) as well as a close friend of Marilyn’s for 11 years.

    “All June had to do was take them out of her closet,” said Hyche, who also mentioned that no independent authentication had been undertaken by the Queen Mary.”

    Ahhh! Now we are getting somewhere — “no independent authentication had been undertaken by the Queen Mary.” Well, what about the others involved in this case? Did they authenticate the items? Did anyone look into the items before putting them on exhibit?

  • cindy

    this site is so much fun. I just bought some Marylin stuff on ebay. where do you get that pink dress from the exibition they are talking about?

  • Terry

    I bet the security guards did. Why the security guards?

  • cindy

    oh man, that certainly smells very fishy…

  • cindy

    do you guys talk only about Marylin? what about katie and tom? are they breaking up?

  • Elaine Germana

    This is to James #502: I would like you to know that not only have I purchased several items of MM from Elaine Barrymore, but I personally was in her home and saw the trunks of Marilyn’s belongings. Marilyn left these with her for safekeeping. Unfortunately, she died before retrieving them. In addition to viewing the items, I saw photos of Elaine and Marilyn along with many other stars she knew and collected. I was particularly fascinated by the many items of her own husband, the late John Barrymore, including Broadway costumes and many fan letters he kept. Elaine kept everything boxed and in good order.

    I cannot believe all these vicious people who want to bring down such a credible person. I do believe, yes, people have forged her letters and that is why so much junk is on E-Bay. These frauds have left a terrible plight on a woman who now cannot speak from the grave and defend herself. I still buy Barrymore items, but I know the trustworthy dealers and what the real letter and signature looks like.

    If Marilyn is up there, she really must feel bad for the friend she trusted. In turn, Mrs. Barrymore’s wish was only to offer some genuine joy to Marilyn’s many fans. As a collector, I must say that I wonder what this world is coming to. Collecting Marilyn items used to be fun. Now it’s turned into a battlefield.

    James, if you have a letter with the embossed “B” logo it’s probably the real thing. Enjoy it.

    Best Wishes,
    Elaine Germana

  • Terry

    I dont believe they ever were a real couple anyhow. I mean all these rumours. She got too many presents, sent to her during interviews? What was that all about?
    She is not my type anyhow. I like blondes.

  • cindy

    me too! I mean i’m no lesbo, but i like the idea.
    Marylin was so amazing.

  • cindy

    can someone give me some answer about what to buy for a birthday?
    Maybe an mm doll? or some plates?

  • Terry

    I personally prefer her books. Not the flashy stuff.

  • Marilyn fan

    Cindy
    As I’m sure you already know, you can get ANYTHING, well almost anything, on eBay. They have quite a few MM items (dolls, pins, jewelry, dresses, etc.) on eBay.

  • cindy

    oh thanks, i already bought things there. just thought maybe some different stuff.

  • Marilyn fan

    Cindy, Comment #644
    A great birthday gift would be a Franklin Mint MM doll. They are a little expensive, but usually well done. And, as I’m sure you guessed, you can get those on eBay too!

  • Terry

    And of course her movies would be recommended!

  • Terry

    For any fan who is starting out.

  • cindy

    oh yeah, i saw the happy birthday one. that was pretty and it is playing her song.

  • Marilyn fan

    How about a photograph or print? A framed print or photo would be really cool! Even more expensive if it’s good quality, but a good investment. Be sure to check if it’s a computer generated print or a real photograph though — there’s a big difference — photo is worth more and is better quality. Then there are IRIS prints, gelatin prints, etc. and those can be quite expensive.

  • Terry

    You could also get some clothing with her on it.

  • cindy

    great idea! what is the best photographer?

  • cindy

    thanks terry. i got a skirt

  • cindy

    what is an iris print? a flower print? that sounds really complicated

  • Marilyn fan

    Oh, that would be a personal choice/opinion. I like Bert Stern, but in some of those photos she looks quite intoxicated and that’s not too flattering. Andre did a really beautiful job photographing her and his photos are truly gorgeous.

  • Terry

    How about, if you buy a costume copy of hers, and wear it on your friends’s birthday?

  • cindy

    sweet idea, but then i also need a mm-wig. I mean i have blonde hair, but it is not that look.

  • cindy

    who is andre?

  • cindy

    i love you guys for helpin me out! i really was freakin about that b-day.

  • Marilyn fan

    An IRIS print is terribly expensive and is museum quality, but breathtaking!

  • Terry

    Is my first time here, must leave soon.

  • cindy

    oh well, i am kind of broke right now

  • Marilyn fan

    The Milton Greene photos are nice too.

  • Terry

    Do you guys believe that Marilyn Monroe will always be known?

  • cindy

    fur sure!always and forever

  • cindy

    i have heard of those, they are nice if they are the ones I saw

  • Terry

    It is hard to believe that people ever will forget her.

  • Marilyn fan

    Andre de Dienes is a wonderful photographer — his book would make a great birthday gift!

  • cindy

    no way man

  • cindy

    well i wasnt going to spend more than 20 bucks

  • Terry

    Maybe a calendar would be a great choice for you.

  • Terry

    Nice talking to you. Good luck for the birthday.

  • Marilyn fan

    This is going to seem like a really stupid question, but here goes — do you know whether or not MM’s beauty mark was real? I’ve read in some books that it’s not and in others that it’s actually a freckle that she just darkened. Anyone know?

  • cindy

    oh, thanks you too.bye

  • cindy

    what beautymark

  • cindy

    have no idea what you mean

  • Marilyn fan

    The beauty mark/mole on her face.

  • Tom

    To my knowledge she had a real beauty mark and also freckles. But I may be wrong.

  • cindy

    that one i bet was real

  • Marilyn fan

    Man, my computer takes forever to download the article and all of the comments! Every time I hit refresh, I have enough time to run to the store and grab a bite before the page is refreshes! : )

  • Tom

    However, there are photographs, in which you clearly can see the mark underneath the make up. Like from Some like it hot.

  • cindy

    don’t buy more marylin then. get a new machine=

  • Tom

    You mean Marilyn.

  • cindy

    sorry?

  • Marilyn fan

    Apparently my grammar has gone south — before the page refreshes!

  • Tom

    Marilyn and not Marylin!

  • cindy

    oh sure, whatever of course

  • Marilyn fan

    Tom, Comment #683
    Thanks! I’ll check it out.

  • Tom

    Well, that was a nice way to put it.

  • Tom

    Oh, you’re so welcome!

  • Marilyn fan

    Well, I have to run. Nice to know that there are a lot of MM fans out there to share info with and to help support the cause. Take care!!!

  • cindy

    i find that picture of that psychic very scary i mean is he for real?

  • Tom

    I think that is the whole point. That he is not.

  • Tom

    You do the same. Later.

  • cindy

    oh and i forgot to tell you guys that my mother had the same hairroller maybe still. gotta call her up but theyare in good shape last forever i guess

  • cindy

    and why wouldn’t she not go to a salon

  • cindy

    cheers to marylin and all the fans of her

  • Lola

    How much deconstruction can one blond bear? Just about everyone has had a go at Marilyn Monroe. There have been more than 300 biographies, learned essays by Steinem and Kael, countless documentaries, drag queens, tattoos, Warhol silk screens and porcelain collector’s dolls. Marilyn has gone from actress to icon to licensed brand name; only Elvis and James Dean have rivaled her in market share. At this point, she seems almost beyond comment, like Coca-Cola or Levi’s. How did a woman who died a suicide at 36, after starring in only a handful of movies, become such an epic commodity?

  • Lola

    Much has been made of Marilyn’s desperate personal history, the litany of abusive foster homes and the predatory Hollywood scum that accompanied her wriggle to stardom. Her heavily flashbulbed marriages included bouts with baseball great Joe DiMaggio and literary champ Arthur Miller, and her off-duty trysts involved Sinatra and the rumor of multiple Kennedys.

  • Lola

    The unauthorized tell-alls burst with miscarriages, abortions, rest cures and frenzied press conferences announcing her desire to be left alone. Her death has been variously attributed to an accidental overdose, political necessity and a Mob hit. Her yummily lurid bio has provided fodder for everything from a failed Broadway musical to Jackie Susann’s trash classics to a fictionalized portrait in Miller’s play After the Fall. Marilyn’s media-drenched image as a tragic dumb blond has become an American archetype, along with the Marlboro Man and the Harley-straddling wild one. Yet biographical trauma, even when packed with celebrities, cannot account for Marilyn’s enduring stature as a goddess and postage stamp. Jacqueline Onassis will be remembered for her timeline, for her participation in events and marriages that mesmerized the planet. Marilyn seems far less factual, more Cinderella or Circe than mortal. There have been other megablonds of varying skills, a pinup parade of Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren and Madonna — but why does Marilyn still seem to have patented the peroxide that they’ve passed along?

  • Lola

    Marilyn may represent some unique alchemy of sex, talent and Technicolor. She is pure movies. I recently watched her as Lorelei Lee in her musical smash, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The film is an ideal mating of star and role, as Marilyn deliriously embodies author Anita Loos’ seminal, shame-free gold digger. Lorelei’s honey-voiced, pixilated charm may be best expressed by her line, regarding one of her sugar daddies, “Sometimes Mr. Esmond finds it very difficult to say no to me.” Whenever Lorelei appears onscreen, undulating in second-skin, cleavage-proud knitwear or the sheerest orange chiffon, all heads turn, salivate and explode. Who but Marilyn could so effortlessly justify such luscious insanity? She is the absolute triumph of political incorrectness. When she swivels aboard a cruise ship in clinging jersey and a floor-length leopard-skin scarf and matching muff, she handily offends feminists, animal-rights activists and good Christians everywhere, and she wins, because shimmering, jewel-encrusted, heedless movie stardom defeats all common morality. Her wit completes her cosmic victory, particularly in her facial expression of painful, soul-wrenching yearning when gazing upon a diamond tiara, a trinket she initially attempts to wear around her neck. Discovering the item’s true function, she burbles, “I always love finding new places to wear diamonds!” Movies can offer a very specific bliss, the gorgeousness of a perfectly lighted fairy tale. Watching Marilyn operate her lips and eyebrows while breathlessly seducing an elderly millionaire is like experiencing the invention of ice cream.

  • Lola

    Marilyn wasn’t quite an actress, in any repertory manner, and she was reportedly an increasing nightmare to work with, recklessly spoiled and unsure, barely able to complete even the briefest scene between breakdowns. Only in the movies can such impossible behavior, and such peculiar, erratic gifts, create eternal magic — only the camera has the mechanical patience to capture the maddening glory of a celluloid savant like Monroe. At her best, playing warmhearted floozies in Some Like It Hot and Bus Stop, she’s like a slightly bruised moonbeam, something fragile and funny and imperiled. I don’t think audiences ever particularly identify with Marilyn. They may love her or fear for her, but mostly they simply marvel at her existence, at the delicious unlikeliness of such platinum innocence. She’s the bad girl and good girl combined: she’s sharp and sexy yet incapable of meanness, a dewy Venus rising from the motel sheets, a hopelessly irresistible home wrecker. Monroe longed to be taken seriously as an artist, but her work in more turgid vehicles, like “The Misfits,” was neither original nor very interesting. She needs the tickle of cashmere to enchant for the ages.

    Movies have lent the most perishable qualities, such as youth, beauty and comedy, a millennial shelf life. Until the cameras rolled, stars of the past could only be remembered, not experienced. Had she been born earlier, Marilyn might have existed as only a legendary rumor, a Helen of Troy or Tinker Bell. But thanks to Blockbuster, every generation now has immediate access to the evanescent perfection of Marilyn bumping and cooing her way through that chorine’s anthem, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Only movie stars have the chance to live possibly forever, and maybe that’s why they’re all so crazy. Madonna remade Diamonds in the video of her hit Material Girl, mimicking Marilyn’s hot-pink gown and hot-number choreography, and the sly homage seemed fitting: a blond tribute, a legacy of greedy flirtation. Madonna is too marvelously sane ever to become Marilyn. Madonna’s detailed appreciation of fleeting style and the history of sensuality is part of her own arsenal, making her a star and a fan in one. Madonna wisely and affectionately honors the brazen spark in Marilyn, the giddy candy-box allure, and not the easy heartbreak.

    Marilyn’s tabloid appeal is infinite but ultimately beside the point. Whatever destroyed her — be it Hollywood economics or rabid sexism or her own tormented psyche — pales beside the delight she continues to provide. At her peak, Marilyn was very much like Coca-Cola or Levi’s — she was something wonderfully and irrepressibly American.

    Paul Rudnick, author of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, writes for stage and screen

  • Nancy Mulhearn

    Dear Elaine (#642) I was going through this listing when your letter came on line.I have also had the pleasure of buying collectables from Mrs. Barrymore. The one time I met her she gave me the impression of being a sweet and cultured lady. I loved the way she spoke as in the old time manner of the stars. Mrs. Barrymore’s home was something to see, filled with momentoes. Everything I ever purchased was great and gave me enormous pleasure. Their authenticity never entered my mind. The awful things she’s been accused of makes my blood boil. If her accusers ever met her,they wouldn’t be able to see anything but credibility. She was already an older and frail woman when we met.I remember her using a cane for support. Where and how would this lady buy fake items? I’m glad you defended her also. I wonder if any of the big mouths out there could say that they knew Marilyn or any of the stars that Mrs. Barrymore called her friends.I also heard about these forged letters that are floating around. This accounts for the reason there is so much crap out there. Her stuff was always nice because it was the real deal. Thanks Elaine.

  • Victor Vegas

    Whenever I see her pictures I feel like crying.
    a sad beauty

  • James

    In response to Elaine #641 and Nancy #705 a big THANK YOU for your comments and information – it is much appreciated. This whole thing about fraudulent pieces, corrupt dealers and misleading exhibitions needs to be brought out into the open for the good of all honest and law-abiding people and of course the memory of the legendary Marilyn Monroe. The only problem I see with this ‘exposure’ is that some innocent people get caught in the crossfire! It does worry me that some peoples reputations are being harmed – especially those who cannot defend themselves as they have unfortunately passed away.

    It goes without saying, that the ‘scum’ involved in Marilyn Monroe scams and fake items need to be seen for what they are, but we have to be careful not to tarnish others with false and unsubstantiated accusations. Before we judge others, we need to be 100% correct in what we say.

    All the best.

  • Alex M.

    Elaine and Nancy, it’s not just the amount of stuff of Marilyn’s that Barrymore (and let’s be truthful that she was married to him for maybe two years (no kids)and divorced when he died in 41 or 2) was selling a lot more than just MM stuff. It’s amazing how many movie stars gave stuff to her and her DEAD husband over the years. Elaine LIVED OFF the Barrymore name and used to to dupe people just as Bebe Goddard did and it’s fact that SHE KNEW Marilyn.

    Just because you met a sweet old lady with a lot of stories and photographs and vintage items doesn’t mean that it’s all real. You want to believe it’s real, otherwise, you got taken (for probably a bunch of money) by a sweet little old lady and you’re embarrassed.

    Keep telling yourself that EB and MM were best buds. And anyone can have embossed stationary printed from another’s design – don’t mean a thing.

    I personally wouldn’t even trust stuff that the Estate says is geniuine.

    Unless there is a photograph of a impecable lineage – I wouldn’t buy it. And I’ve owned several authentic pieces myself.

  • grammercy5

    I love your comments Lola.i will say i did find the misfits terribly depressing,but MM’s life at that time WAS totally depressing & it showed.

    i hope everyone saw the http://www.laindependent.com article, wonderufl .I LOVED seeing MM’s costumes also!
    Mark, you’ve done an out standing job on this!
    Everyone let’s keep up the good work!
    Email CMG & ask WHY no comment????

  • Rene

    Alex M…You can believe whatever you wish. Many collectors have purchased items from Mrs Barrymore that have later found photo’s of her wearing them…But i am not here to convince you as you seem to know it all.For your information she has always been a saver and collecter. She was herself an actress and knew all the stars and kept up a frienship with them. Do you have proff she did not?She had these items because she was a collector just like all of you, except she did it at a time when perhaps very few others did. It is easy to attack someone who cannot speak for themselves.Too BAd…. You wouldn’t believe anyone unless they can produce a costume worn in one of her films which i own and purchased from Mrs, Barrymore you would say that even it wasn’t real .So you know what? you can just go on with your hate campaign Those collectors that have the items from Barrymore believe in her and there is nothing you can say or do that will ever change that.Putting doubt into the minds of people must bring you some sort of joy while making other collectors unhappy.There is a name for people like you but i’ll leave it at that. I will no longer write anything more in this mud throwing contest as it seems it will never stop..So good luck and goodbye

  • James

    I think there is a BIG misunderstanding here about the Barrymore items. I mean this lady or the lady selling the items for her has sold over 400 items over the last 20 years! Over 200 of them where supposedly MM’s. I mean does that make any sense? she had more items than the estate did! The story in the beginning was that MM left a suitcase of her items there! That suitcase sure had a lot of stuff packed in it! Now it seems the photo’s she had of her and MM in her apartment were stolen! Sure! Funny how you say June was never mentioned in any MM book or in her own phone books, neither is Barrymore! But it seems to go further than that, people say they think it’s not Barrymore who was selling the items but the dealer! And I don’t mean the COA’s that were copied on ebay lately but for over 10 years!

  • James (the real one!)

    Firstly, why has someone hijacked my User Name (#711)? Is it to try and confuse matters even further! This thread does seem to be getting out of control – there are those people out there that will not approach this matter with an open mind – a big mistake in my opinion. To make a valid opinion, you have to listen to both sides of the story and do some research!!

    Anyhow, I have been in contact with a senior member of staff at Christie’s South Kensington’s (London) Film and Entertainment department and they have confirmed that they still accept Marilyn Monroe items with an Elaine Barrie Barrymore provenance. They state that each item brought to them is judged on its own merits. Surely this statement alone debunks those doubters of Elaine Barrymore! No one is saying that there aren’t any faked Barrymore certificated items out there – there will always be this aspect in all areas of collecting – but this should not influence the authenticity of genuine Barrymore items.

    I also keep reading about how many pieces have materialized with a Barrymore connection. This at first would make you suspicious. However, again with research, I have ascertained that some trunks of Marilyn Monroe’s possessions were left with Elaine Barrymore before Marilyn died (how many items can these have contained) and that she had access to Marilyn Monroe’s apartment after her death. Add to this the fact that Elaine Barrymore was a close friend of Marilyn Monroe’s and an avid collector and it is not hard to see why so many items still exist today?

  • Wanda

    All that is so hard to understand. Can you tell me what it means? So is that lady in the story for real? Is she a DiMaggio and all the things are Marilyn’s? I’m lost now.

  • aaron goldstein

    No! The proof against her is so outstanding. We will see all this in court! That is for sure and very important. A major case in the history of Monroe. And it has all the ingredients it needs to be a spectacular one.

  • Tom

    Somebody really should do something about it. Where are all her famous fans? What about Oprah, and Mariah Carey? She always thought she is MM – so help her! Mira Sorvino, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, etc.

  • Tom

    But maybe our fellow politicians have been role models and now people just think Oh well, another bad scandal!
    But who really cares.
    There is always something going on – like Cheney’s shooting. Always something more important. Just like when MM was alive and people were too busy to help, when she needed help! Why would it be different, now, since she has been dead for so long!

  • Lola

    Hollywood is a place where they’ll
    pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss
    and fifty cents for your soul.
    —Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “Dogs have never hurt me. Only men have.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “…If you can make a girl laugh – you can make her do anything…”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “the nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least i can dream”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • grammercy5

    Hi Lola, on #730…. I can personally relate to that…but happier alone.

  • Lola

    Me too! Here is my favorite one – after I read the article on those items that are supposed to be Marilyn Monroe’s. Here it is:

    “It’s all make believe, isn’t it?”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    The people from that exhibit seem to have succeeded on that one:

    “I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • grammercy5

    i go with# 720 & #721 too:)

    I think that is why MM is so empowering for me, she is my mother figure since I was very little.I had grandparents who adopted me wonderful kind people,my real parents were very unstable.I didn’t know my real mother.As i got older& read about her MM, i could relate to her so much, she was delicate & fragile, but always had just enough spirit & child like faith to bounce back
    ok she had some crutches, but who dosen’t have a crutch or a vice in this day & age…..those without sin may throw the 1st stone!

  • Lola

    “The truth is I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    I’ve never dropped anyone I believed in.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • grammercy5

    Lola, YES thay are making marilyn out to be a joke, with all those appalling cheap costumes , etc…. the red dress for example, just terrible & I’m sorry , but a dOLL collection?
    I’m still at a loss & when I tried ro contact the parties involved I got no reply to emails.
    I’m not suprised of course, it is easier to make money that to come forward & do the right thing.

  • grammercy5

    Yes ,people invent charactors all the time for others,or try to bend & twist you into something you are not, to fit their mold of what they want.

  • Lola

    “No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn’t any.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I restore myself when I’m alone.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    There’s only one sort of natural blonde on earth – albinos.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.”
    Marilyn Monroe

    Poor Marilyn, as now she belongs to the CMG and Anna Strasberg, obviously!

  • Lola

    “I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, ‘there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.’”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “That’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I’m going to be a symbol of something, I’d rather have it sex than some other things we’ve got symbols of.”
    Marilyn Monroe

    We hear you on this one, Marilyn!

  • Lola

    “I’m a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they’ve made of me and that I’ve made of myself, as a sex symbol. Men expect so much, and I can’t live up to it.”
    Marilyn Monroe

    Nothing has changed!

  • Lola

    “There was my name up in lights. I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’ But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’ Yet there it was up in lights.”
    Marilyn Monroe

    THIS is the REAL Marilyn!

  • Lola

    “If I play a stupid girl, and ask a stupid question, I’ve got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do, look intelligent?”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • aaron goldstein

    Speaking about promises:

    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.

  • aaron goldstein

    And what about those channels now?

    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.

  • Lola

    I’m speechless and shocked. Why don’t these people from the Queen Mary call the police or FBI?

  • aaron goldstein

    “To be, or not to be – that is here the question!”

  • aaron goldstein

    Hollygrove closed month’ ago; yet they are still on the Queen Mary’s website:

    Hollygrove Children and Family Services

    Marilyn Monroe spent two years of her childhood at Hollygrove and had many wonderful memories. In keeping with its long-standing tradition as a company dedicated to important charitable causes, the Queen Mary has established a relationship with Hollygrove Children and Family Services, a favorite charitable cause of the entertainment industry. In acknowledgement of Marilyn Monroe’s legacy and the culture of giving back to the community fostered at the Queen Mary, a portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will go to Hollygrove to perpetuate their important work.

  • Lola

    That is getting worse by the minute! Unreal and unbelievable! Poor Marilyn.

  • aaron goldstein

    If Mark does not have a lawyer already, my boss would die to take this case. We will contact him, to let him know. In case he will read this, we will contact him shortly. The proof against that exhibit is just overwhelming and the hoax is outrageous.

  • Lola

    Just looked at the website and also found this info:

    Marilyn Monroe – The Exhibit
    **PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST**

    In what will be the first official stop of a world tour, “Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit,” will make its debut November 11, 2005 aboard the Queen Mary and will continue until February 18, 2006. Presented in the Sundeck Exhibit area aboard the historic ocean liner, this exhibit will feature the world’s largest private collection of Marilyn Monroe artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit will be open daily and tickets are $22.95/Adult (exhibit only) or $33.95/Adult (includes the Ghosts and Legends of the Queen Mary show, two guided tours, and admission to the Russian submarine).

    The Exhibit features an extensive list of objects from the collection of Robert W. Otto, President and CEO of Marilyn Monroe Exhibits, who is a renowned and widely acclaimed International collector, curator and historical expert on America’s foremost icon and treasure, Marilyn Monroe. Mr. Otto has been collecting Marilyn artifacts and belongings for over 37 years. He has assembled one of the most thorough and extensive collections imaginable. Almost every aspect of Marilyn’s life has been captured and detailed. This stunning collection boasts over 3,000 objects, many of which will be on display.

    The Exhibit will offer an intimate look into the mysterious and intriguing life of this Hollywood legend. Objects include Marilyn Monroe’s personal property, from sweaters and jeans, bathing suits and lingerie, evening gowns and dresses, to her jewelry, sunglasses and favorite bottles of perfume. Other featured items include a 60-piece Marilyn Monroe doll collection, an extensive Marilyn-monikered wine assortment, and a portion of the compilation of over 400 international magazines in which Marilyn appeared on the cover. A portion of the exhibit documents the relationship and love story between Marilyn and onetime husband Joe DiMaggio.

    “This collection is so spectacular that just putting it in some museum would have been a great injustice. It needed a home that shares some of the same qualities that Marilyn herself exhibited: Elegance, Class, Sophistication, Grandeur and Glamour. That place, unequivocally, is the Queen Mary,” said Robert Otto.

    For more information about the Queen Mary the public may call (562) 435-3511. Please contact our Attraction Group Sales office at (562) 499-1728 for group tour rates.

    Media Contact: Angela Berrigan

  • aaron goldstein

    Even if I’d lived next to the Queen Mary, I’d never pay that much to see “a 60-piece Marilyn Monroe doll collection, an extensive Marilyn-monikered wine assortment, and a portion of the compilation of over 400 international magazines in which Marilyn appeared on the cover.”
    Who would?

  • grammercy5

    yes, if you purchase the $200.00+ vip ticket!

  • Lola

    I’d rather play power ball and win millions and open my own Marlene Dietrich exhibit! But that one is real and already exists! I will be back later. Thanks for the great info.

  • aaron goldstein

    Anytime! Thank you for sharing those great MM quotations. They are brilliant! Bye

  • aaron goldstein

    Is that so? I read something like that. But that is really ridiculous, isn’t it? VIP? For what? I gotta make some calls, right now.

  • pennydreadful

    unfortunately there are those who have & are & that is why we are here!

  • Donna

    I do not understand what you mean. Why are we here?

  • Donna

    Are they really getting away with it, as that aricle is suggesting?

  • pennydreadful

    i was told by a friend that they almost purchased a vip ticket, it was 200.00 + .they went to the exhibit & I take their word for it , as they are reliable.

  • aaron goldstein

    I don’t believe that the general public knows about all this. And the media is still scared to report on it!

  • pennydreadful

    with the vip ticket you get a walk thru with Otto himself!

  • pennydreadful

    I imagine most press org. are afriad of lawsuits…

  • Donna

    As somebody mentioned earlier, that this is a so called blog-story, which means it is not mainstream yet! But do not underestimate the power that this story has. It is no fiction, like the James Frey book, and the proof is visible and plausible!

  • Donna

    Certainly so!

  • pennydreadful

    please excuse my errors in tpying, I am not the greatest in the world & I go way too fast!

  • Donna

    The town I am living in is way too small to report on that. They know our Marilyn only from the movies. But we all need to defend her, no matter where we live.

  • aaron goldstein

    Good luck to you all. I will spread the word, I promise.

  • Donna

    So long. And as Marilyn would have said: “Thank you ever so”

  • pennydreadful

    YES Donna, they are!All the way to the bank!

  • Donna

    I really love those quotations. Most of them I never heard before. But they are so unique.

    “I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.”
    Marilyn Monroe

    That one was so true. And that is why her marriages failed in my opinion.

  • pennydreadful,

    yes thanx everso & tell everyone you know!

  • Donna

    You mean greedy?

  • pennydreadful

    lol, as for A M …. no one likes paying all the bills & being ignored, who can blame her!

  • Donna

    You would know – your name is penny…! Funny.

  • Brickhouse

    Hi All,
    Well, marriage is WAY over rated in my book!

    So is this exhibit, or so called!Is THIS why we pay taxes etc???Hey the land is leased in front of the queen Mary? Is the land owner the city or a private individual?

  • Donna

    “Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.”
    Marilyn Monroe

    Now we can add: “and when one is misrepresented!

    Oh Marilyn, I hope you don’t see any of this.

  • Pennydreadful

    hey …sharp girl!:) you know from whence I “coined ” the name:)

  • grammercy5

    I’m sure she does, somehow & wow how this has affected me.Very strange dreams lately!

  • pennydreadful

    & A M got the farm, did he have NO shame?!

  • Donna

    Speaking of nightmares: I was dreaming that this Otto turned into Dracula and was biting me with huge teeth! But I was holding up a real MM item my husband bought for me at that super huge auction 7 years ago, and when Otto saw that – he turned into dust! My husband told me that I was screaming and almost hit him! True story.

  • Donna

    By A M I assume you are speaking of Arthur Miller?

  • Donna

    Right on! AM started the sell out of MM, while she was still alive.

  • Donna

    How devistating it must have been, when MM found the diary, in which AM portrayed her, and noticed all she was saying. I mean that was acting like a Nazi-spy, and he was Jewish!

  • Donna

    And Marilyn converted for Arthur to Judaissm! She loved him that much.

  • Donna

    Does anybody know if she was still Jewish when she died? How could this lady say that Marilyn was about to marry Joe again, if she was still Jewish, and had not converted back to be a Catholic again!

  • grammercy5

    I dreamed she , Marilyn ( I could see her dress, not the green one though,)was trying to talk to me, but i couldn’t understand what she was saying, we were out side it was cloudy & balmy & everything was green, like a fresh rain had just fallen…. then I was at her funeral, standing with other people close by , looking at her casket….. I was devastated & then someone turned & said to me ” you’re haunted”….

    I actually had to get up out of bed & go sit in the other room for awhile , it bothered me so much.

  • grammercy5

    do you think that would actually BOTHER Marilyn?! Joe was the only one who had been there for her , who REALLY loved & told her!
    That july Joe did what he had never been able to do with anyone.He told her it didn;t matter what she wanted to do- about the pictures, or where they lived, or the shrink,or the pills , or the bills, or the….anything.He WAS her guy – & he would stay with her.
    She saw him , even when things with Arthur fell apart during the divorce,at her NY apartment & he always came to her rescue….even in the end.” Joe & me , we have this crazy thing, thank god for Joe.”
    they were seeing each other & they did really love each other, of that I have no doubt.

  • Dave

    Why this exhibit is an outrage, Yes, I beleive so. I say a quail hunting trip for all involved is in order: with oh say maybe the Vice President?

  • Donna

    Hi number 805, thanks for sharing. That was pretty scary!

  • Donna

    But what about the fact, and that is stated in numerous books, that he hit her, and that he was extremely cheap?

  • Donna

    I also read about Marilyn and her Mexican boyfriend. That man was her age, and Marilyn seemed so happy. The pictures from the Golden Globes are just very sweet, and telling!

  • Donna

    Finally, after so many years of these weired men, she found a cute one! A sexy one, too! They looked like a young couple in love! And I bet they were.
    I mean the Golden Globes were when? And you believe that jealous Joe would have not noticed her love afair all over the news? Please!

  • Donna

    But people always see only what they want to see and believe.

  • Charles T.

    Some people also said, that he made those last phone calls. Before she died.

  • Donna

    They looked so gorgeous together and she was all smiling. Not like that DiMaggio or that Miller. They seemed always so serious. Marilyn finally seemed to enjoy her life!

  • Milly

    I’ve read those stories about Joe getting upset when photographers shot her with that white dress up over her head — that’s when he was supposed to have hit her, right?

  • Charles T.

    Yes. He was probably beating her at home. Right after the shoot.

  • Charles T.

    Some people like beatings, especially with belts etc., but I doubt that was the case with Marilyn.

  • grammercy5

    From”DiMaggio” setting the record straight” -Morris Engelberg( Joe’s REAL attorney)Marv Scheider(sporst writer who interviewed JD several times etc & forward ,Dr. Henry A. Kissenger
    in a conversation between Joe’s attorney Joe DiMaggio Jr concerning marilyn & the conversations he had with her on the night of her death….”She didn’t sound like a person who was unhappy, certainly not like someone who was about to kill herself with pills,” Junior told me in florida.”She was very pleasant & happy about marrying my father again.She told me that her wedding dress (a Jean LOUIS&) she said was ready & that she would be picking it up on monday.”……
    She also expressed delight when Joe jr told her that he had broken off with a woman Marilyn didn’t particulary like.
    NOW Joe jr, did NOT court the limelight, in fact he abhorred it, this is NOT a “Junie ” account & Joe jr and marilyn had a special relationship. I doubt he’d pull a June.If he wanted to exploit this angle, he would not have ended up the homeless person he was, in fact he died not long after joe D. i’ll be posting more….

    I found Joe D through Marilyn & have aquired a bit of a collection on him:)

  • Milly

    I think that Marilyn really needed a strong male in her life — to replace the father she never knew. It seems like Joe DiM could have been perfect for her, a strong male protecting her. But apparently he was took much of a puritan, too much of a sex-obsessed god-fearing Catholic.

  • Milly

    You’re right, there was that Jose Bolanas – a goodlooking guy — what was the story with him? Probably another god-possessed Catholic.

  • Charles T.

    I agree on that. She might also have been molested over and over as a young child. And maybe she thought, that this was what people call love?

  • Donna

    I read somewhere that she was molested when she was 3 years of age! From one of her foster parent!

  • Charles T.

    Thanks. Jose Bolanos, that was his name. Right.

  • Donna

    Somehow, Bernicio del Torro reminds me of him.

  • Charles T.

    I can see that.

  • Donna

    I think he died in the 80’s. He was married.

  • Milly

    A dozen or so quotes ago, someone quoted Marilyn’s great line — “I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.”
    And makes the comment “That one was so true. And that is why her marriages failed in my opinion.”

    I agree — but that is also why she became the living legend that she is. She was nourished by fantasies the way most of us are — but most of us don’t become legends.

  • Charles T.

    If anybody knows that Mexican song: La Cuccaracha – he wrote the script for that movie. I saw it once and it was very impressive. But I hardly understand Spanish.

  • Renee

    Can I get a word in edgewise?
    My question is, What are we going to do about
    Paris Hilton, and her plans to be the new Marilyn?

    Are we going to let her get away with that nonsense?

  • Charles T.

    That is alright with me.

  • Charles T.

    I mean, I don’t want to be a legend. That must really suck.

  • Donna

    For real! Can you imagine going to Starbucks, and then people try to talk to you or just stare at you. Yikes!

  • Donna

    What? That’s news to me.

  • Donna

    Paris? Whoever else? That is so off! She looks to me like a Hotel heir, but not like a legend!

  • grammercy5

    But she didn’t hate him.It wasn’t in her to hate him.She forgave him for the reasons she always forgave him- & kept coming back to him- he cared so much & never hid it.~he was real…. where others were not…
    It was like her answer to Ralph Roberts, when he’d asked her , once if Joe had ever hit her….Yes” she replied “but not without cause”.NOW this dosen;t make it right, but ….” me & Joe had this crazy thing”…..

    I think she found later on , that she did feel used. & !I think she was FINALLY doing what she needed to do ~ getting rid of alot of the users in her life & she started to recognise & contact the people who she was closer too& who had been there & cared & loved her…but never had the chance to finish.It wasn’t suicide , it was a reconnection with her life, her new life, & I believe this with all my heart.

  • Charles T.

    I like Paris! But I prefer Rome and London, New York and Accapulco!

  • Milly

    PARIS HILTON?? Puh-leeze! You’re on the wrong blog, baby! This here is the Marilyn Monroe discussion group — go Google yourself and find the Pia Zadora fan club — Paris Hilton is a charter member!

  • Charles T.

    Yeah he was real alright! He was a rel nightmare for her!

  • Charles T.

    a real nightmare. I actually saw a nude photo of him. Poor girl, she really did not have ‘room’ to play with.

  • Donna

    You don’t tell? For real?

  • Charles T.

    No kidding. He was under the shower. And boy, I almost was shocked. You hear that thing about the nose, not true! He was the proof for that! And his nose seems big and long to me.

  • Julia

    The very idea of Paris Hilton being in the same sentence as Marilyn Monroe!

    Can we change the subject? please?
    Can I suggest a new something? I say that
    “River of No Return” is a movie Marilyn shouldn’t have been forced to make. It’s too
    silly, too dumb, too phony? Who agrees with me?

  • Donna

    Oh wow! Maybe she was unsatisfied. And that is why it ended. Tough life she had.

  • Charles T.

    Night, people, I need to work tomorrow.

  • Donna

    Cheers!!! Good night, John-boy(Walton)!

  • Donna

    Julia! Still there?

  • Donna

    Anybody out there? I need a drink.

  • Urma

    Funny site you guys have.

  • Donna

    Urma, like Oprah? Is that your real name?

  • Urma

    No, of course not. i like also Urma Thurman. Besides Marilyn Monroe of course.

  • Donna

    Why?

  • Urma

    Why what?

  • Donna

    Urma Turman? She was that woman with the big thumb. A lesbian cowboy movie. Many years before Brokeback Mountain.

  • Julia

    I’m here! Where did everyone go —
    is the party over?

  • Urma

    I am sure it is Thurman, with an h.

  • Donna

    Just starting. We are talking about the lady with the big thumb. Oh and she also is in The Producers.

  • Julia

    That lesbian cowgirl western is called
    “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” —
    maybe somebody will put it on a double-bill
    with “Brokeback Mountain”

  • Urma

    Do you remember the scene in Pulp Fiction, where they are at the diner, and there is a Marilyn Monroe look like?

  • Donna

    And?

  • Urma

    That was so nice.

  • Donna

    Yes? Why?

  • Urma

    Donna, you are really a stupid b***h!

  • Donna

    Whatever! Have a drink or two and get used to life.

  • Donna

    Julia. What did you want to know again?

  • Donna

    Oh yeah, don’t you dare, that was my idea and find!

  • Donna

    I think I am starting to feel sick.

  • Brickhouse

    my son made a point to me today ” I just don’t know where i’m going” I said to him” I just don’t know where I’m going either, just be happy along the way”…. isn’t it the truth?

  • Brickhouse

    Paril Hilton…the next marilyn Monroe, LOLOLOLOLOLOL
    A rich, $$$$$$ worlded creature with an eating disorder….. some how I don’t see that happening,, sorry.

  • Brickhouse

    lol, Paris….
    viva good champane:)

  • Brickhouse

    HEY guys, united we stand right?? play nice..

  • Amanda

    So June just pulled out all that junk from her own wardrove? I think those shiny shoes are really funny. I can’t picture Marilyn wearing those.

  • Amanda

    wardrobe, sorry!

  • Brickhouse

    I’m afriad so…

  • Grammercy5

    I’m sorry( or not ) I didn;t see the shoes….

  • Grammercy5

    well all, fare thee well~
    our classic movie night is well over here~time to shut this down.
    We will always have our own opinions, but maybe we can stop the exhibit, so let us try.

  • Amanda

    The shoes are in the picture in the article (see waaaaaaay above), maybe they are not so shiny but they have all that shiny (tacky) stuff, Marilyn would’ve never worn that, not even Barbara Bush would have.

  • Fouad

    may be frank sinatra and mafia

  • Julie Rosenberry

    Wow, Mark, no wonder you’re so busy! What great responses to your blog! I just spent my entire lunch rereading your article from beginning to end. It is fascinating reading, and I truly enjoy it.

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

    GOOD AFTERNOON, AND THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR RESPONSES TO THIS ARTICLE!
    I HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING IN THIS URGENT MATTER AND RIGHT NOW DO NOT HAVE TIME TO RESPOND TO YOUR COMMENTS. I AM SORRY.
    WE ARE GOING AND GOING AND THIS IS STILL JUST THE BEGINNING. I HAVE INCREDIBLE NEWS, BUT AT THIS POINT, I WAS SUGGESTED NOT TO MENTION THOSE JUST YET.
    I AM ALSO STILL WORKING ON THE REMAINING TRANSLATION OF THE CASE INTO GERMAN. I AM SIMPLY IN LACK OF TIME FOR THAT RIGHT NOW.
    TIME FLIES WHEN YOU ARE BUSY!

    I ALSO WANT TO INFORM THAT SOME PEOPLE “HYJACKED” THE PERSONALITIES OF OTHERS, INCLUDING MY OWN (MY URL WAS ALSO PASTED IN!). THERE ARE SIMPLY TOO MANY COMMENTS TO CLEAN THEM UP RIGHT NOW. BUT IT WILL EVENTUALLY HAPPEN! FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LEAVE HURTFUL COMMENTS AND THINK THEY ARE SAFE – YOUR COMPUTER IS LEAVING A ID ON THE PUBLISHER’S COMPUTER! PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND.

    THE PUBLISHER ALSO ASKED US TO NOT ATTACK OR MENTION ANY NAMES IN SPECIFIC!

    THIS WOULD BE A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SHARE INFORMATION ON AND ABOUT MARILYN MONROE AND MAYBE LEARN ONE OR ANOTHER FACT YOU DID NOT KNOW BEFORE.

    PLEASE COMMUNICATE, HAVE FUN AND RESPECT THE PUBLISHER’S WISHES!

    THERE ARE STILL SO MANY THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN HISTORY.

    AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    MARK

  • Selma

    does anybody know if they are going on with that show? i man the marilyn monroe exhibit.
    can they really do that after there is so much proof that it is fake and the people are telling lies?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    Dear Selma! That is a good question, which I was asked a lot, since my artice was published! And if anybody puts themself into my shoes; how would you feel if you bought the hair rollers – with hair attached and originating from the FAMOUS AND TRUSTWORTHY ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE, just to be confronted, just 5 month later with a plastic box all over the media – held up by a man who has no idea what he is talking about! But they were presented as a HIGHLIGHT! Hair roller of Marilyn Monroe! From 1974 – what a good, but also very serious joke! A sad try to scam the public!

    Trust me, I am asking myself, each and every moment, that very same question!

  • Selma

    wow, thank you for telling me that. the red dress on the pics looks really new to me.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    Well, if you see it in person, it get’s even better! Did I just promote it? Better meaning worse, of course!

  • Selma

    don’t you get support from the fanclubs of Marilyn Monroe?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    Glad you are asking that; as many people do not know, that the CMG – mentioned above – has an army of internet specialists, besides the many lawyers, who sue anybody who uses the image of MM without their permission. But the other ones built websites for most countires in the world – covering almost all important languages, for one simple reason: to keep Marilyn “going” and making money!

  • Selma

    i’m a little lost here. can you explain a bit?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    There are Fan sites all over the world, anybody can look into that fact. And you can see who created them. Marilyn has become a product!

  • Selma

    how ?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    How? By putting her image on cheap purses, Made in China or other countries. If they were made in the USA, the scandal and sell out of this legend, it would be half as bad!

    MARILYN MONROE HAS BECOME A “BAG-LADY”!

  • Selma

    i think i see what you’re saying. that is a shame in my eyes.

  • MB

    And in the eyes of numerous others. The support we are getting in this matter is inbelievable! I never ever thought that this was possible, but it is!

  • MB

    And what they seem to have forgotten, is, that the fans not only pay willingly their $’s, but they also are ready to defend her! Against people who come out of the wood works, just like Elton John discribes in his “Candle in the wind!”
    Strangely enough, and very irritating to us – to hear that particular song on his personal website! Of all people…

  • Selma

    you certainly know a lot about the details in this

  • MB

    Thanks, but anything I may or may not know, is the study of her books, the conversations to numerous people (like the great Billy Wilder), who knew, met or even worked with her!
    Many of them are gone already. Maybe talking to Marilyn again? I am grateful for having met them; read their stories.
    Who knows…

  • Selma

    i read some books, but they all paint a so different picture of her.

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    Well, I guess that is like in real life. People still like her for different reasons.

  • Selma

    how so ?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    People like her for what she did in the movies, in private life, what she wore, what she would say in public, who she was dating, who she married or divorced, who she was talking in interviews to, where she would move(and she moved around a lot),the list goes on and on…! She was the trademark of AMERICA! And she always will be!

  • Selma

    what is your favorite movie with Marilyn ?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    My personal favorite as a dramatic actress, I would say: “DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK” and of course “BUS STOP”! For both, she should have at least received an OSCAR NOMINATION! She was really betrayed that way and simply overlooked! An honorary ACADEMY AWARD, next month, in honor to her and her upcoming 80th birthday, would be the right and perpect gesture, from Hollywood, to make up for those mistakes…! It would be a relieve for all of us, who love her so much, to finally see the right reward, that she deserved! But never really received.

  • Selma

    i still have to watch the first one. and what is your favorite comedy ?

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    Even though I think “SOME LIKE IT HOT” (voted as one of the top ten of all times), for me, I can not decide between two of her “signature movies”.
    But since there was so much going on in making of the movie, MM got a joke amount of money – compared to Jane Russell, etc., I would go with “GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES”.
    “Diamonds are a girls best friend” will be living on forever, supported by people like mega star Madonna who made her own version and “remake” of it, decades ago.

  • Selma

    thank you so much. now i am so curious, i want to go and rent that movie. i will tell all my friends about this blog and wish you best. thank you and good bye

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ MB

    You’re very welcome and Thank YOU for supporting this important matter. I wish I had more time to talk to more people, but there are a million of thigs to do.
    Good luck and please don’t let this shocking story influence your love and admiration for Marilyn Monroe.
    She has died 43 1/2 years ago, but she still needs our help!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • S. Jones

    Our hopes are with you on that. Our good wishes, and prayers, too. Great job Mr. Bellinghaus!

  • Heather

    there is just no way the media will not report on this!

  • Lola

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

  • Lola

    Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live.
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    Sometimes I’ve been to a party where noone spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeites…the ladies would gang up in a corner and discuss my dangerous character.
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    Say good-bye to Pat, say good-bye to Jack and say good-bye to yourself, because you’re a nice guy.
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    People respect you because they feel you’ve survived hard times and endured, and although you’ve become famous, you haven’t become phony.

    Marilyn Monroe

  • grammercy5

    am way behind in my online work but just stopped in to say, keep up the good fight everyone!!

  • Lola

    What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can’t I just be an ordinary woman? A woman who can have a family … I’d settle for just one baby. My own baby.
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    A career is born in public — talent in privacy.
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Donald

    Great quotes, wonderful idea.

  • Lola

    Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don’t expect me to be serious about my work.
    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    Listen up, here comes my personal favorite:

    “I’m for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It’s really tragic.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “My illusions didn’t have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    This one is especially for June Di Maggio:

    “In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You’re judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “Everyone’s just laughing at me. I hate it. Big breasts, big ass, big deal, Can’t I be anything else ? Gee, how long can you be sexy?”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “It’s woman’s spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting. The real lover is the man who can thrill you by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak. A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Lola

    “I’ve often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  • Donald

    Number 907 is so true. As we just realized, again.

  • grammercy5

    to 913 , that is a true gift!I got lucky after a long time, poor Marilyn, that might have been what could have truely saved her, unconditional love & having a gentle little soul so close to you….

  • Brickhouse

    “I knew how 3rd rate I was…. but i would change.
    I spent my salary on dramatic lessons, on dancing lessons & singing lessons.I bought books to read.I sneaked scripts off the set & sat alone in myroom reading them out loud in front of the mirror.

    & an odd thing happened to me.

    I fell in love with myself, not how I was, but how I was going to be”. MM

  • Brickhouse

    that is one of my faves!

  • christie

    to # 911 how TRUE & that is why we love her & WHY we are here, to STOP the OTTO “exhibit” .

  • Brickhouse

    After the playful posing, Marilyn leaned toward the camera & winked.But her next remark was touchingly serious ” I want to be~not a moviestar`but a really fine actress.”

  • Lois

    These quotations show Marilyn in a different way. She was not just a dumb blonde! I love it.

  • Brickhouse

    In his buigraphy of Marilyn, Fred guiles wrote that she was “an actreaa able to instill more excitement into a role than it deserved.”GOOD point!

  • Lois

    And # 909, I can just picture that.

  • Donald

    Anybody has more of those quotes?

  • christie

    to Lois, I do agree!She does not sound like the babybreathed(she didn’t really talk that way) empty headed blonde that they made her out to be.

  • Lois

    I have to look into my Monroe library. I bet I’ll find more.

  • Donald

    I agree, and most of those are absolutely new to me. But I believe them, as they make perfect sense. She said things right on! She was very serious, I think!

  • Lois

    I got that last interview on tape, and she said so many amazing things. I think most of the quotes are taken from that one.

  • Brickhouse

    lol, are you kidding I have a TON, my husband get sick of them!
    I love this comment about MM
    “Marilyn’s universal appeal spawned a host imitators(non very convincing in my opinion)but none of her bosomy rivals managed to project Marilyn’s tenderness, HONESTY, & intelligence.

  • Lois

    Maybe someone has it in a printed version, and can just paste it in? That would be interesting for people to read, and learn about Marilyn Monroe behind Norma Jeane.

  • Donald

    How can I get that interview?

  • Lois

    I taped it many years ago. It is pretty rare.

  • Lois

    And I heard that the pictures taken in it, are really the last ones, ever taken of Monroe.

  • Donald

    Great info, thanks.

  • Lois

    You’re welcome. I really like that friends through Marilyn idea. That is sweet and makes sense.

  • Brickhouse

    I have that on dvd, what a treasure!

  • Brickhouse

    A poem ~To The Weeping Willow~
    By Mayilyn Monroe

    ~ I stood beneath your limbs
    and you flowered and finally clung to me
    and when the wind struck with the earth
    and sand~you clung to me.~

  • Brickhouse

    you can get it at http://www.marilyn4sale.com
    if you can’t access it that way you can link it through through http://www.marilynmonroe.ca(alot of cool stuff on that site!)

  • Brickhouse

    sorry about my fast typing,:)

  • Brickhouse

    anyone ever tried this? IT works!!!!
    She, (MM) would get a new pair of jeans….& go to the beach, go into the sea drenching the jeans til they clung to her body, then stay in the sun…..They clung to her form like a leotard…

  • Karen

    Hello. oh what a great idea. can you picture a JuneDiMaggio doing the same? oh my god, that would be a nice shopping bag.

  • Karen

    i just checked out the website of that Mark Roesler (.com) and guess what. he does have allthese very impressive sayings for each month. i just wonder why he did not say for the month of november in 2005, something like”Always check on authenticity and make sure the items are real, before charging money and before sponsoring such an event!”
    curiosity killed the cat, or something like that

  • Brickhouse

    wow I can’t believe roesler had the nerve to state that!

  • Karen

    i also read on another blog or maybe it was here, that Otto thinks that the general public is very naive about Marilyn Monroe. i bet when this shit hits the fan, that he will have learned a lesson for life. maybe in the slammer. Martha went for less than that!!!!!!

  • Karen

    state what ? i did not say he stated, i said that he should have said this in his “rules for success” that is really too much

  • Karen

    maybe he took his “find a niche” – rule just too serious and too far?

  • Karen

    his “give back to your community” really is an insult

  • Karen

    “USE TIME AS A VALUABLE TOOL.” that is what they all go by right now

  • Karen

    mr.Roesler ! if you happen to read this; can you please please live up to your rule # 4! Which says: “EXPECT CHANGE”
    the sooner, the better

  • Brickhouse

    YES, change is coming!SOON!

  • Karen

    hope you’re right. when i saw those plastic rollers, i knew it was a joke ! but a really aweful one

  • Brickhouse

    Reosler isn’t reading this, he is out spending his ill gotten cash….

  • Karen

    and what does the media expect ? that they just go away ? the fraud is still going on to my knowledge. unbelievable, but reality

  • Karen

    good karma on that one, i bet, too

  • brickhouse

    they didn’t even bother to TRY to make them accurate!geez

  • Karen

    besides from dead movie stars, the cash has to come from somewhere

  • Karen

    make what accurate ?

  • Brickhouse

    none of them will have good karma, mark my words…I’ve seen it too many times

  • Karen

    i know what you mean. what goes around, comes around

  • Karen

    this is really a tragedy

  • Brickhouse

    accurate …. from the correct time period…..etc.

  • Karen

    i have called my local news, but they have not even answered my emails

  • Brickhouse

    yes , it is….

  • Karen

    oh okay

  • Karen

    it seems almost as if people are getting used to fraud and scandal, like the ones in Washington, almost weekly now

  • Karen

    people are getting uses to it, like they accept the war, the gun violence and the traffic

  • Karen

    still there ?

  • Karen

    i guess not

  • Brickhouse

    i’ve gotten no response…

  • cindy

    that side is getting harder and harder to download, man! lol

  • Karen

    response to what ? did you call some up as well ?

  • cindy

    i really would like to meet some of you, you sound so cool, seriously.

  • Karen

    there is something about a demonstration for Marilyn, maybe then ?

  • Karen

    for me it is quite a stretch to make it to Los Angeles

  • cindy

    yep and what if there is an earthquake when we are doing it?

  • Karen

    don’t be silly

  • Charles T.

    Good evening, ladies! No date tonight?

  • Karen

    I am married thank you

  • cindy

    lol and i am pretty buzzed out already. no date for me. Marilyn is my date. I like girls get it?

  • Charles T.

    I had fun here yesterday. Speaking about Marilyn. Cindy, do you believe that Marilyn was a lesbian? There are certain rumours. And facts, too!

  • Karen

    well there are also rumors about Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, and a whole bunch of other male botox addicts

  • Charles T.

    I agree on that, but there was this story about Marilyn and her teacher.

  • cindy

    i totally believe that this is true. maybe june is also an old lesbian. her lover is what is the other ones name, who is writing that book wiht or forher?

  • Karen

    i am the last to tell, but we should not talk about that. not mention names. that is stupid gossip!

  • Charles T.

    There would be so many wonderful things to say about her. But right now, I really don’t know what. I read the article three times. I still can not believe it. Enjoy your night.

  • cindy

    whatever

  • Karen

    as long as people talk about her, she is with us

  • cindy

    oh yeah, i heard that when my granny died. now, nobody talks about her

  • Karen

    so sorry to hear that. you just talked about her!

  • cindy

    I think of her even more

  • Karen

    I am sure that a lot of people have gone through the same

  • Karen

    i gotta go, nice talking to you

  • cindy

    whatever

  • Brickhouse

    I emailed otto & cmg… sorry I’m a bit behind- am working online….

  • KING LEAR

    SPOOKY psychic, on tv with rollers so fake like Joan River’s youth! Angry old women, attacking the legend of Hollywood. Books are promised, never released. Questions, unanswered, still after all. A mime with the smile of an idiot.
    The time of judgement has to be wished for. By the people. We, the people declare, that this is a crime. A crime happened and still happening. Oh mercy, for the souls of the sinners.
    Revenge for the unfair behavior, in the house of lords!
    My sons and my daughters, fight and never look back. Defend your castle. Built of hope and tears.

  • Brichouse

    to king Lear,
    I LOVE it!a poet after my own heart!

  • Deborah

    Hello Mark,
    What a great job you have done. I’m both sorry and angry that people like June etc. can be given the opportunity to make money by lying. Is there anything else that we can do to try and stop this?
    Many thanks for your devotion to Marilyn.
    Deborah

  • rosaria

    I am outraged by this. I wanted to go and see the exhibit but I will not disresepct her memory by going to see fake junk

  • Scott

    Hi Mark,

    I have been screaming ever since this “exibit” opened. I won’t even go see it. Friends and family have bombarded me with all kinds of media reguarding it. All of the photos I have seen show nothing other than readily purchasable merchandise that I quite honestly own myself.
    Franklin Mint dolls, Marilyn Merlot wine bottles, the list goes on. My collection has been “authenticated” too, by my insurance company for replacement value. I am looking at about $6,000 in collectibles that I enjoy.
    It is so very sad to see the beautilful Marilyn screwed over yet again. These people will pay for their lies. We may never see justice done but we all have to answer for our lives in the hearafter.

    Good luck on your expertise. The true fans really appreciate it.
    Best Wishes,
    Scott

  • Julie Rosenberry

    This is for Lois and all of the quotes from Marilyn…Thank you for showing us what a profoundly deep thinker she was. Her words are as beautiful and true as she was.

  • Pennydreadful

    Keep up the good work Mark, you’ve done an outstanding job!

  • Grammercy5

    yes, lois, wonderful job!

  • Brickhouse

    someone mentioned a demonstration earlier, it that still in the works? or a petition?

  • Brickhouse

    hey see the new link
    way to go ~s~!!!!!
    the word is out!

  • Amy

    Can you tell me why I haven’t read anything about this in my local paper, yet? It seems all real what they say, but nobody is doing anything about it?
    I can not believe that.

  • Pamela

    Oh my god, I learned so much about my idol. Thank you. Anybody here right now?

  • pennydreadful

    I had to say it again, wonderful job Mark, & thank you to all those who wrote in & contributed comments…quotes & stories about Marilyn monroe~we will continue to be heard!Please continue to post your comments!
    ~peace, love & happiness~

  • Silvia from Italy

    Ciao Mark, I read all comments of this blog. Thank you for your big love for Marilyn. I send your article to a major network Tv in Italy, but I don’t have an answear. I say to the people: if you love Marilyn, you must love Mark. Thank you for everything. With love, Silvia

  • cindy

    is anybody around ? i got some questions about the marilyn babe

  • Donald

    It’s gotten kind of quiet here. Where are all the other nice Marilyn fans?

  • Kurt

    “Did you see that psychic on Entertainment Tonight in December, James Van Praagh?”

    Oh my god! I can not believe that! I loved that guy. He is the producer for the “ghost wisper”, and I really believed him for many years! Money makes the world go round.

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

    Hi Kurt! Yes, that was a big shocker, but more like a side-effect, as I caught that ET show one night and simply could not believe it myself!

  • Kurt

    Did you call Entertainment Tonight?

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

    No, not yet. I had no time, no time fro really doing anything at all. We are working on more important issues right now.

  • Kurt

    Wanna share with me? lol

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

    I’d really love to, but again. Our lawyers are very strict. And they have been around for many years. We have to listen to their advice.

  • Kurt

    Totally understand!

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

    Thank you!

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

    Any other questions?

  • Kurt

    Can I help somehow?

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

    You have no idea how amazing it is, to get help offered; so much and so overwhelmingly! From people I never met or talked to! Right now – this case will take it’s natural path. Again, any further info, would not be appropriate at this point!

  • Kurt

    How did you find this blog?

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

    One day I got it though Google.

  • Kurt

    Meaning?

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

    Blogcritics published another press release; and I had an Google alert set up. I called them and offered my story. I spoke to Eric Olsen, the publisher, and also got a total supporting and inviting email from Eric Berlin.
    If you have a great story to tell – this site is really amazing!

  • Kurt

    The name sounds good already: BLOGCRITICS

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

    I agree. I know that my =English is not as good as my German, but at least I gave it a try.

  • Kurt

    Looks to me as if it was a success!

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

    Absolutely!
    Some people even complain, that it is getting too long! For some it takes forever to download this “book of comments”!

  • Kurt

    It looks very impressive how many people have responded! How long will it take to be published?

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

    That totally depends on your story, and how ready it is to be released.

  • Karen

    Hello Mr. Bellinghaus! My friend and I wanted to thank you so much, for doing what you have done!
    We are the biggest Marilyn-fans in the world!

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

    Please give it a try and contact Mr. Eric Olsen. He is a wonderful person to talk to. I spent a lot of time on the phone and tried to work and fix the points he did not agree or like in my treatments. And there were a few…

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

    Dear Karen! Thank you so much! Iread some of your great comments from earlier. You seem to have great knowledge about Miss Monroea dn really know some amazing details!
    Thanks for coming back and checking in with us!

  • Karen

    It’s a pleasure. I understand what you meant by cause. I noticed that there was some person in particular, who was here just to disturb your efforts!

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

    Yes, you are right! That was kind of painful in the beginning. I am glad that it went all the right way!

  • Karen

    My friends and I, we already gave you a title!

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

    What would that be?

  • Karen

    Since you remind us somehow of James Dean, we checked out the photos of you on the IMDB, and since you had the CAUSE-saying, we now are saying: “MARK BELLINGHAUS, THE REBEL WITH A CAUSE!”
    What do you think?

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

    Oh wow! That sounds funny. You mean what I said after all my comments:

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

    Everyone liked that. I will continue to remind people!

  • Kurt

    I’m gonna take off. Have to start working on my own story! Thanks and good luck to you!

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

    Take care, Kurt! Please check in with us, and tell all your friends about it and let me know when you have your own story out! Looking forward reading it! Good Luck!!!

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

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

    So, what made you come back to this blog, Karen (and friend)?

    FRIENDS THROUGH MARILYN! PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAUSE…PLEASE TELL FRIENDS ABOUT THIS FRAUD!

  • Karen

    We are both sort of watching, what is happening next. I mean you showed so much proof and it makes sense to us. I wish I was a TV producer for some show like whatever is there. I would help you. And all the other fans who need to know about this.

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

    That is help already! Just checking in and leaving your comments, that helps me alot!Thank you. This will take it’s natural course. And it will make it BIG! There is no doubt in my mind.

  • Karen

    I talked to some really nice people here.

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

    This whole blog thing was totally new to me, myself! I am still amazed about the power of blog. I see it as a good thing, and the media should not try to ignore them!

  • Karen

    The photos in your article are truely amazing and a treat!