Danamo's Marilyn Monroe Pages


It seems sadly fitting that a woman who had so many different names during her 36-year existence would never be completely understood. At birth she would be baptised as Norma Jeane Baker before it was then altered to Norma Jeane Mortensen on her birth certificate. Later her last name would change to Dougherty when she married her first husband James when she was 16 years old. Marilyn Monroe was to truly be born in 1946 when her career started to rapidly ascend. But that was not even the final name alteration, with the blonde starlet becoming Marilyn Monroe Miller after marrying legendary playwright Arthur Miller in 1956. Continue reading “The Dark Side of Marilyn Monroe” »

WESTWOOD, CA — Fans from around the world gathered at Westwood Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Marilyn’s death. As usual, the service, hosted by Marilyn Remembered founder Greg Schreiner, was held in the chapel.



Here are some photos and notes about the memorial service and events. Click on the thumbnail photos below to see them in full size. Continue reading “Marilyn Monroe Memorial, 2008” »


For Marilyn’s 82nd birthday the NJ2MM / Norma2Marilyn Fan Club, of which I am the president, decided to give a really unique floral bouquet to Marilyn at her final resting place in Westwood Cemetery in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Marilyn Monroe – 82nd Birthday” »


WESTWOOD, CA — Fans from around the world gathered at Westwood Memorial Cemetery to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of Marilyn’s death.

As always, the service, hosted by Marilyn Remembered founder Greg Schreiner, was held in the chapel. Continue reading “Marilyn Monroe Memorial, 2004” »

On the weekend of June 1st, 2003, a group of NJ2MM members and Marilyn fans from around the country gathered in LA to celebrate Marilyn’s birthday.
flowers

Following the Marilyn weekend in LA, I hopped on a plane to Las Vegas, to attend the IGCITA convention there. This was the annual International Guild of Celebrity Impersonators and Tribute Artists, and was attended by many impersonators, including several from our group. Karen Motherway and Janet Valentine both performed live at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, and Cybelvis was there too.

Las Vegas

Danamo’s Digest #16, June 8, 2003


3rd Annual Marilyn Birthday Bash in LA

(click on thumbnails to see larger images – and if anyone wants copies of the full size, hi-res originals, let me know)


On the weekend of June 1st, 2003, a group of NJ2MM members and Marilyn fans from around the country gathered in LA to celebrate Marilyn’s birthday.


As is our tradition, we stayed at the historic Roosevelt Hotel at the heart of Hollywood Boulevard, right across the street from Graumann’s Chinese Theatre and within walking distance of the Kodak complex (home of the Academy Awards) and all the tourist and souvenir shops. Continue reading “Danamo’s Digest #16 – 77th Birthday Party” »

Danamo’s Digest #16, June 8, 2003 Part 2

Marilyn Adventures in Las Vegas


Following the Marilyn weekend in LA, I hopped on a plane to Las Vegas, to attend the IGCITA convention there. This was the annual International Guild of Celebrity Impersonators and Tribute Artists, and was attended by many impersonators, including several from our group. Karen Motherway and Janet Valentine both performed live at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, and Cybelvis was there too. Continue reading “Danamo’s Digest #16 – 77th Birthday Party part2” »

Some of the guest speakers seated up front.

The speakers at this year’s memorial service included:

Continue reading “Marilyn Monroe Memorial, 2002, Page 3” »


The next day was the day of the memorial service at Westwood. I was with my good friends David, Tam, and Austin. Darn, I can’t believe I didn’t get a good pic of the three of them together for this page! Anyway, on the way to Westwood, we stopped at the Parisian Florists to get Norma2Marilyn’s flowers for the service. Continue reading “Marilyn Monroe Memorial, 2002 Page 2” »


Marilyn Monroe Memorial, August 2002

In August, 2002, fans from around the world came to LA to pay tribute to Marilyn’s 40th memorial. At least 17 different fan clubs and groups attended, as well as individuals who came on their own, celebrities who knew and worked with Marilyn, and press reporters and photographers. In these pages I will present some of the highlights and details of this memorable weekend in LA. Some of the groups stayed at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.
Continue reading “Marilyn Monroe Memorial, 2002” »

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