In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe.
When Arthur Miller left England, the coast was clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account of this time, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me (sadly out of print, rare and super expensive) was published, but one week was missing from the story. Clark’s account of that week was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn.
Based on Clark’s book, and directed by Simon Curtis, the movie My Week With Marilyn premiers in Dutch cinemas on January 26th, 2012. Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Ormond, Kenneth Brannagh, Emma Watson, Toby Jones, Dougray Scott, Dominic Cooper, Zoë Wanamaker, Judi Dench and a host of other familiar faces, My Week With Marilyn has received rave reviews; it promises to be a real treat.
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We have five pairs of tickets to see My Week With Marilyn to give away, thanks to the fine people at Paradiso Films! To enter the draw, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday January 23rd, 2012
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