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Marilyn Monroe Memorial, 2008

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’s 77th Birthday Party

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.
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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 – 77th Birthday Party part2

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

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

Marilyn Monroe Memorial, 2002


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.
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