Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe Premieres August 4th
08.03.12 by Mandy
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, and it’s clear that her legacy is still going strong. One of her movies, Some Like It Hot, was just named on BFI’s list of the greatest films of all time, and she managed to earn an estimated $27 million last year.
Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe premieres Saturday, August 4th at 7PM ET/ 4PM PT examines the life of the bombshell who wanted to be taken seriously as an actress. Though she is a sex symbol, Reel Life examines her humanity by speaking to fellow icons George Hamilton and Mitzi Gaynor about the woman they knew. We also talk to stars who have played the legend, including Michelle Williams, Katharine McPhee, and Megan Hilty. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner sat down with us to discuss how the photographs he published of Marilyn helped to launch his empire. Also featured are interviews with Lawrence Schiller and George Barris whose photographs of the star captured her beauty and help her legacy live on.
In addition to the Saturday premiere, Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe also airs today, Friday, August 3rd at 6PM ET/ 3PM PT, as well as on Saturday, August 4th at 9:30 AM ET/ 6:30 AM PT, and on Sunday, August 5th at 3PM ET/ 12PM PT and 7PM ET/ 4PM PT. ReelzChannel is DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide.