Bombshell. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, When the 20th century’s most famous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, died in mysterious circumstances in her Brentwood home it emerged she had willed her estate to acting coach Lee Strasberg. In 1999 Christie’s sold all of the gowns, furs, … Continue reading

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Cash & Cary. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of living in Bloomsbury is that you’re never far from history in the making. Last week, for instance, Rupert Murdock and Jerry Hall’s wedding was blessed at the journalists’ church of St Brides, Fleet … Continue reading

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Jane Russell We Love You March 2011

Dear Rowley, So sorry to hear that Jane Russell, the last of the 1940s and 1950s bombshells, died last night. I was a great fan of Miss Russell; particularly in her co-starring role with Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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