Do I hear 2 million pesos? No, I guess I don’t: There were no buyers Sunday at the auction of a 1940s stag film that an events promoter claims shows a young Marilyn Monroe having sex before she became a movie star. The auction was a flop. Nobody came forward willing to pay Mikel Barsa's starting price of 2 million Argentine pesos, about $480,000. Barsa said it didn't help matters that a spokeswoman for Monroe's estate was quoted in an Associated Press interview calling the whole thing a fraud. The company that owns the right to market Monroe’s likeness, and put it on cheesy paintings that show her sitting on a stood while James Dean and Humphrey Bogart play pool in a diner in Heaven, says the woman in the tape doesn’t even look like her. Here's the guy who's selling the pix, and some stills. Perhaps the real intention is to sell the film as a famous fake for 1 million pesos. Older Post You'll never guess who Kanye compares himself to Newer Post Simon calls … [Read more...] about Marilyn Monroe stag film auction flops
The Robert De Niro crime thriller you’ve never seen may be the lowest-grossing movie by a major star, ever. EVER. THR reports on a lawsuit between some investors and some film producers, where the former is taking the unusual step of suing the latter. At the Toronto International Film Festival last September, a Nu Image executive allegedly explained the estimate was impossible because the market in Asia had collapsed, adult dramas were suffering in the tough economic climate, De Niro's foreign cachet was diminished, and Angus MacLachlan's script for "Stone" was bad. The film, distributed domestically by Overture Films, grossed just $1.8 million upon its release last October, traditionally the quietest time of the year at the box office. Said Hollywood Reporter critic Kirk Honeycutt: "There is not a credible moment in this overly calculated melodrama." Wow. Was it even released here? Checking . . . . yep. In “limited release.” Here’s the official … [Read more...] about De Niro film really, really did poorly
This career seems to be on hold: An actress acclaimed for adding gritty South Boston authenticity to the 2007 film "Gone Baby Gone" is facing charges after police in Massachusetts say she and a man broke into a neighbor's apartment. Jill Quigg pleaded not guilty Monday in Quincy District Court to breaking and entering, among other charges. Georgios Keskinidis, a 28-year-old Lynn resident, faces the same charges. Booking photo: Curious what she looked like at the time of the movie, I did a search. Here are some of the pictures that come up on a google image search for “Jill Quigg AP Photo.” Obviously we have a master of disguise here. Older Post Warrant issued for scofflaw Quaids Newer Post "Real" "Housewives" "News" … [Read more...] about Actress you may not know from film you may not have seen was arrested
Bored at work? Waiting for the sound of the whistle so you can slide down the dinosaur’s tail? Counting the minutes as the Four O’Clock hour ticks slowly towards freedom? Here’s a good way to spend four of them. Unless you work in an Emergency Room and someone’s machine down the hall is making that EEEEEEEEE sound. I’d get right on that. Otherwise, enjoy this student film (!) from David Wolter: (h/t Cartoon Brew, which says he’s got a job at Dreamworks now.) Older Post Excess of visible backside gets Curry booted from Comic-Con Newer Post Crystal Harris kisses, tells … [Read more...] about Best little short film of the month
The key word here is “purportedly.” A Spanish collector plans to auction what he says is a newly discovered 8-millimeter version of a film purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was an underage actress known as Norma Jean. A Marilyn Monroe expert, however, disputes that. He says the film shows another woman who is considerably heavier and less feminine than the legendary film star. Collector Mikel Barsa says he wants at least $500,000 for the sexually explicit 6 1/2-minute film. He says some 600,000 copies of a 16-millimeter version of the same film were sold more than a decade ago. But memorabilia expert Scott Forner says people are simply making lots of money from an old stag film that doesn't show Monroe. Half a million bucks? For something that sold 600K copies in the late nineties? New definition of “scarce,” I guess. Just for amusement purposes, let’s see how other sites tell the tale. Here’s the MSN.com version. Imagine a TV … [Read more...] about Marilyn Monroe stag film surfaces?