a selling exhibition of European magazine covers
Part 3: 1960s
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Marilyn's last movies were especially popular in Europe, and her sacking from Something's Got to Give gave many magazines a great opportunity for a cover feature. Her apparent suicide on 5th August 1962 resulted in many investigative features, resulting in a rash of covers in the mid 60s, many of which we will feature on this site.


PARIS MATCH : 13th February 1960

Marilyn Monroe shares the cover of this French magazine with Let's Make Love co-star Yves Montand. Inside is the first part of a huge feature telling "the true story of Marilyn", this issue covering her childhood, discovery and first part of her career. Twenty one images over ten pages, including stunning double page Let's Make Love rehearsal photograph.
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STAR REVUE: May 1960

German entertainment magazine with stunning cover shot of Monroe.

SIGHT & SOUND: Autumn 1960

More serious than a fanzine, Sight & Sound was aimed at the serious film-goer, and therefore had a smaller circulation than many other British publications of the time. Marilyn appears on this cover in a scene from Let's Make Love, which is reviewed inside. SOLD
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TODAY : 1st October 1960

With Yves Montand again on the cover of the hard-to-find British title, Today. Inside, two images from Let's Make Love accompany a fascinating three-page article by a journalist who has interviewed fellow actors Frankie Vaughan and Wilfrid Hyde White about Marilyn's behaviour during the filming.
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PICTURE SHOW : 15th October 1960

Bold graphics for this British cover: includes a double page feature with four photos, stressing the sadder elements of the star's troubled life.
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PARIS MATCH : 23rd June 1962

Stunning soft-focus colour cover for this French magazine. Inside, five Something's Got to Give images, plus one of Monrow with George Cukor and long article.

SE OG HOR: 29th June 1962

Danish magazine with cover of Marilyn in the swimming pool, shot for Something's Got to Give. Inside, a further eight images from the scene, in a six page photo-feature. SOLD

TODAY: 21st July 1962

Three photos accompany a two-page "scoop" about Marilyn's sacking from the set of Something's Got to Give. SOLD
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PARIS MATCH : 18th August 1962

Another great French magazine cover. An incredible thirty-six pages are devoted to Marilyn's funeral, speculation about her death, and a review of her career. Forty-six images, many full-page or over a double spread.


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