Cannes Film Festival: Marilyn Monroe Poster Debuts For 65th Anniversary

Authenticated signature of Marilyn Monroe

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Keeping in line with their affinity for beautiful blondes of yore, Cannes has released its poster for its 2012 festival featuring the most beautiful blonde: Marilyn Monroe. Thanks to “My Week With Marilyn,” “Smash” and, ahem, Lindsay Lohan, Miss Monroe has retained her cultural relevance like no one else. But Cannes’ 65th anniversary hits a slightly more macabre note than perhaps Michelle Williams doing the “Heat Wave” — this year marks the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s death. According to Cannes’ press release, the poster was to pay homage to the eternal screen goddess. “The Festival is a temple of glamour and Marilyn is its perfect incarnation. Their coming together symbolizes the ideal of simplicity and elegance.” The 2012 Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 16 – 27.

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