Writer-filmmaker has already spoken to and filmed many Monroe associates.
Writer-filmmaker Ian Ayres, whose film Tony Curtis: Driven To Stardom is on Wide’s Cannes slate, is at work on a revisionist feature documentary about Cannes postergirl Marilyn Monroe.
Ayres has already spoken to and filmed many Monroe associates, among them Don Murray (co-star of Bus Stop), Stanley Rubin (producer of River of No Return), and Hugh Hefner, and Susan Bernard (daughter of glamour photographer). The director has also interviewed Monroe’s close family members.
“We interviewed Marilyn’s first foster sister, Nancy Bolender, who also has Marilyn’s first nude photo which she is letting us use in the film. It’s a baby photo of Marilyn,” Ayres said.
The late Tony Curtis features in the Marilyn doc. There is also rare footage of Monroe as a 15-year-old.
The Monroe documentary is currently shooting under the provisional title Marilyn: Birth Of An Icon.