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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Joyce Carol Oates (book)
Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
13 May 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Imagine if Marilyn Monroe could tell you her secrets... tonight she will.
Plot:
A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life. Full summary »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
RENT-A-SEXPOT See more (32 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 68 of 79)

Titus Welliver ... The Baseball Player (2 episodes, 2001)

Eric Bogosian ... Otto Ose (2 episodes, 2001)
Niklaus Lange ... Bucky Glazer (2 episodes, 2001)

Richard Roxburgh ... Mr. R (2 episodes, 2001)

Jensen Ackles ... Eddie G (2 episodes, 2001)

Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Young Norma Jean (2 episodes, 2001)

Ann-Margret ... Della Monroe (2 episodes, 2001)

Kirstie Alley ... Elsie (2 episodes, 2001)
Tony Harvey ... Mr. Pearce (2 episodes, 2001)
Trisha Noble ... Dr. Mittelstadt (2 episodes, 2001)
John Lee ... Director J. (2 episodes, 2001)
Matthew O'Sullivan ... Lee Strasberg (2 episodes, 2001)
Andrew Clarke ... Laurence Olivier (2 episodes, 2001)
Warwick Rimmer ... Agent (2 episodes, 2001)

Steven Vidler ... Warren (2 episodes, 2001)

Emily Browning ... Fleece (2 episodes, 2001)
Don Halbert ... Max Lurie (2 episodes, 2001)
Robin Cuming ... Director B. (2 episodes, 2001)
Gary Lantzsch ... Mr. Haring (2 episodes, 2001)

Michael Carman ... Director H. (2 episodes, 2001)
Colin MacPherson ... Whitey (2 episodes, 2001)
Mark Lee ... Porn Dealer (2 episodes, 2001)
Jennifer Congram ... Yvet (2 episodes, 2001)
Lisa Heenan ... Mrs. Mount (2 episodes, 2001)
Richard Neal ... Mr. Mount (2 episodes, 2001)
Mark Mitchell ... Texas Oilman (2 episodes, 2001)
Alan Lock ... Doctor Bob (2 episodes, 2001)
Craig McDonald ... Casting Director (2 episodes, 2001)
Bruce Hughes ... Clark Gable (2 episodes, 2001)

Ben Anderson ... Drama Teacher (2 episodes, 2001)
Marita Wilcox ... Bess Glazer (2 episodes, 2001)

Glenn Morshower ... Officer (2 episodes, 2001)
Angela Stapleton ... Delivery Nurse (2 episodes, 2001)
Erik Donnison ... Gynecologist (2 episodes, 2001)
Greg Parker ... Doctor Bender (2 episodes, 2001)
Soula Alexander ... Dee Dee (2 episodes, 2001)
Hamish Hughes ... Louis Calhern (2 episodes, 2001)

Donna Ponterotto ... Neighbor Woman (2 episodes, 2001)
Megan Will ... Pier Little Girl (2 episodes, 2001)
James Bridekirk ... British Reporter (2 episodes, 2001)

Brett Tucker ... Actor at White Party (2 episodes, 2001)
Phillip Lowe ... Buddy 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Richard Morgan ... Buddy 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Renee Henderson ... Jane Russell (2 episodes, 2001)
Vonnie Pilgrim ... Old Woman (2 episodes, 2001)
Kim Knuckey ... Rastaurant Owner (2 episodes, 2001)
Jim Daly ... Plane Supervisor (2 episodes, 2001)
Constance Lansberg ... Sanitarium Nurse (2 episodes, 2001)
Keir Saltmarsh ... Radio Reporter (2 episodes, 2001)
Alistair Reid ... Actor (2 episodes, 2001)

Bernard Curry ... Assistant to Director J. (2 episodes, 2001)
Lew Luton ... Doctor #2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Simone Oliver ... Fair Princess (2 episodes, 2001)
Stuart Halusz ... Dark Prince (2 episodes, 2001)
Bev Killick ... Ladies Room Attendant (2 episodes, 2001)
Chris Fortuna ... Guy in the Liberty (2 episodes, 2001)
Mark Guerin ... Director HH (2 episodes, 2001)
Cathy Godbold ... Assistant #2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Roxanne Baker ... Little Girl (2 episodes, 2001)
Craig Blumeris ... Man (2 episodes, 2001)

Jonathan Newton ... Boy who tries to kiss NJ (2 episodes, 2001)

Patrick Dempsey ... Cass (2 episodes, 2001)

Liza Dennis ... Marylin's wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 2001)

Griffin Dunne ... The Playwright (2 episodes, 2001)

Zenith McCafferty ... Press (2 episodes, 2001)

Poppy Montgomery ... Marilyn Monroe / ... (2 episodes, 2001)

Patricia Richardson ... Gladys Baker (2 episodes, 2001)

Wallace Shawn ... I.E. Shinn (2 episodes, 2001)
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Series Directed by
Joyce Chopra (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Writing credits
Joyce Eliason (2 episodes, 2001)
Joyce Carol Oates (2 episodes, 2001)

Series Produced by
Ashley Aitken .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Jay Firestone .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Brad Gordon .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Robert Greenwald .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Adam Haight .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip K. Kleinbart .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Myra Model .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 2001)
Jacobus Rose .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Elizabeth Selzer .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Patrick Williams (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
James Glennon (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
Deborah Zeitman (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Casting by
Wendy Kurtzman (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Design by
Bernard Hides (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sally Shepherd (2 episodes, 2001)
Bernadette Wynack (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Kerrie Brown (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jolie Anna Andreatta (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Makeup Department
John Brato .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2001)
Paul Pattison .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Brandon Waggoner .... key hair stylist: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Management
Gina Black .... production manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Kimberly A. Dickens .... production supervisor: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip K. Kleinbart .... production manager: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Adler .... first assistant director: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Sean Barnacle .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
Stacy Christenson .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Liz Edwards .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
John Powditch .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
Jacobus Rose .... second unit director (2 episodes, 2001)
Ellie Smith .... second assistant director: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Cameron Stewart .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Department
Curtis Baruth .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Hugh Batup .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Paul Breuninger .... property master: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Richie Dehne .... property master (2 episodes, 2001)
Susan Emshwiller .... set decorator: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Brian Lang .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2001)
Lachlan Snell .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2001)
Thomas P. Wilkins .... art director: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)

Milo Angel .... graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Belinda Cusmano .... lead set dresser (unknown episodes)
Elaine Kusmishko .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Linden .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Tara A. Paul .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Dean Ryan .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2001)
John Schiefelbein .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2001)
Ken Segal .... sound mixer: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)

David Bondelevitch .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeff Little .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Kevin Turner .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2001)

Peter Stubbs .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Sean Graham .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Anderson .... camera operator: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Dave Coltier .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
David Cross .... key grip (2 episodes, 2001)
Warwick Field .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2001)
Andrew Jerram .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2001)
Marty Miller .... grip best boy (2 episodes, 2001)
Katie Milwright .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2001)
Simon Ozolins .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2001)
Harry Panagiotidis .... Steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2001)
Daryl Pearson .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2001)
John A. Small .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Michael Weaver .... gaffer: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Tony Whitman .... key grip: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Bruce Williams .... lamp operator (2 episodes, 2001)

Jason C. Fitzgerald .... best boy electric: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Iris Ng .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Anthony Tulloch .... best boy (unknown episodes)
John Warner .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Maura Fay .... casting: Australia (2 episodes, 2001)
Barbara Harris .... voice casting (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeff Olan .... extras casting: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Lynn Ruthven .... casting: Australia (2 episodes, 2001)
Julie Sixsmith .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bronwyn Doughty .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2001)
Alban Farrawell .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2001)
Andrew Infanti .... set costumer (2 episodes, 2001)
Robin McMullan .... costume supervisor: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)

Simone Culley .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Imelda Betiong .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Scott Klein .... color timer (2 episodes, 2001)

Eric Whipp .... telecine colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Location Management
Sebastian Gunner .... location manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Peter Martorano .... location manager: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Michael Novotny .... location consultant: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Alistar 'Skinny' Reilly .... location manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Marc J. Ventimiglia .... location manager: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Chris Walden .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2001)

Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (unknown episodes)
Penka Kouneva .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mike Davis .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Nino Bol Negrin .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)

Jay Wylie .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Peter Alton .... assistant: Mr. Rose, Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Jason Bretz .... executive assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Steven Buhai .... key set production assistant: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Sean Byrnes .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Frida Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Rose (2 episodes, 2001)
Karen Eachus .... script supervisor: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Sarah Edmonds .... assistant: Ms. Chopra (2 episodes, 2001)
Tara Ferrier .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2001)
Todd Helbing .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Brian Jonason .... executive assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Stephen Krug .... executive assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Jodie Mills .... studio/facility coordinator: crawford productions (2 episodes, 2001)
Simonne Overend .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2001)
Karen Roberts .... production accountant / production accountant: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Robin M. Santos .... assistant: Ms. Chopra, Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Cecelia Specht .... dialect coach (2 episodes, 2001)
Lily Takanashi .... assistant: Mr. Kleinbart, Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
Selin Yaman .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2001)
Rowena Zande .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)

Alex Barnoya .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Frank Ferruccio .... consultant (unknown episodes)
Victor Fukushima .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Tami Hodges Gruneich .... production assistant: los angeles (unknown episodes)
Andrew Lindley .... payroll manager (unknown episodes)
Rayshelle Willis .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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165 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The dress worn by Poppy Montgomery in the 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes' scene is the same replica dress worn by Madonna in her Marilyn inspired 'Material Girl' video.See more »
Quotes:
Norma Jean Baker:I'm the President's personal wind-up sex toy.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)See more »
Soundtrack:
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best FriendSee more »

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
RENT-A-SEXPOT, 18 May 2001
Author: Lt Wolf Maker from NY

This movie gives us Marilyn Monroe's life in the series of events that are most famous to US - the audience. They mimic many moments that we should know (like "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," MM walking out of City Hall after marrying Arthur Miller, MM singing to JFK). Why? To keep us entertained by showing us just HOW much Poppy Montgomery looks like the wondrous Marilyn Monroe. And...she does. Poppy succeeded in this role because she wasn't intimidated by the part...and I read somewhere that she was always obsessed with Monroe, so that probably helped.

This bio is definitely not bad. It has moments of pure brilliance. One of the last scenes, where Marilyn is on the ferris wheel & she runs away from the carnival barefoot to the dark road - it was one of the most fascinating, ingenious scenes in the entire movie. ALSO, I was surprised by the kink-factor of this CBS television mini-series. Now, MM on the beach having a threesome with the insinuations of oral sex...it definitely added an unexpected element to the film. But it shouldn't surprise us, since her business WAS sex. That trait payed her bills.

"Blonde," by the end, portrayed MM as a rent-a-kitten. DiMaggio got her for a while. Then Arthur Miller had his turn. Did all these people just want ownership rights to her like she was some convenient muse that they couldn't exist without but ended up unable to exist with? This I don't understand. Was it all about her genetically impossible, intimidating high standard of beauty? A form of self-sabotage? Her life seems impossible, which can only mean she had some form of depression or paranoia (inherited from her mother). The film shows this well in the end. She was crazy. Normal people just don't live that way. That's why she is so untouchable and fascinating to us still - because we can't make any sense of her. She's a complicated, perplexing, confusingly self-denying girl that we can't get out of our heads. If only we could FIX her, we think. If only we put that missing puzzle piece in, then she'd be all right. Then we could have peace of mind.

So, was this only an act? Marilyn was smart...did she know this affect she had on people? Were WE her toys instead of vice versa? It would be a conspiracy, but I believe Marilyn Monroe was an extremely strong person that made fools of us all. If in fact she enjoyed any of it, then this was her strange fetish: to always play the role of the little girl. Her forever game of pretend.

Poppy Montgomery did a great job as Marilyn. The one thing she lacked, though, is MM's silent intelligence. But otherwise, it's very obvious Montgomery worked hard and did the part with a respectful devotion to Monroe...and it succeeded. And, I also believe, the character of Monroe must be a very pleasurable role to portray...so don't tell me that Marilyn Monroe herself didn't enjoy being in her own skin. I think she liked it more than we've led ourselves to believe.

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