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"Becoming Marilyn Monroe" - A Documentary on the Theatrical Tribute to Marilyn Monroe

Becoming Marilyn Monroe was the best-selling film at the 2018 AmDocs Film Festival. The star, Sunny Thompson, relives a night of Marilyn in this film and will perform after the screening. $15 (1.5 hrs)

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As a 10 year old in 1954, Greg Thompson fell in love with a picture of Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Life Magazine. 47 years later, he marries her! The improbable true story of a successful producer of musical reviews who discovers a young girl from a small town in Minnesota, marries her and she becomes the star of his one-woman theatrical tribute to Marilyn Monroe, the critically acclaimed stage musical, Marilyn Forever Blonde, starring Sunny Thompson.

The play was written to allow Marilyn to tell her own story in her own words and music on what might have been the last day of Marilyn's life. Now, ten years later, following a critically acclaimed, award-winning run of more than 700 performances on three continents, Sunny tells of her simultaneous love affair with Marilyn and with her playwright, producer husband, in a new documentary film entitled Becoming Marilyn Monroe.

Immediately following the screening the film’s star, Sunny Thompson, will perform vocal impressions of Marilyn Monroe and other famed blondes live on stage.  

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Things to Know

This documentary is part of the ADAFF Film Series - Program 4, in collaboration with the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs).
There is ample parking at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly Camelot Theaters).
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Handicap parking available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is AmDocs.


Event Check-in Location

Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly the Camelot Theaters), 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Images courtesy of Becoming Marilyn Monroe The Film


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