Monroe to flutter heartbeats again?
Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe might make a screen comeback from beyond the grave after the rights to her image were bought by a branding expert who plans to use high-tech imaging technology to revive the actress.world Updated: Jan 16, 2011 21:58 IST
Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe might make a screen comeback from beyond the grave after the rights to her image were bought by a branding expert. Jamie Salter plans to use high-tech imaging technology to revive the actress, who died in 1962 at the age of 36, on the big screen, after purchasing her "name and likeness" in a multi-million pound deal last week, reported The Independent.
Salter bought the rights from Anna Strasberg, whose late husband, actor Lee Strasberg, was Monroe's acting teacher and beneficiary of her will.
Salter, who also manages singer Bob Marley's image through his Authentic Brands firm, is convinced he can make the 'Some Like It Hot' star more popular than ever.
"Why does Lindsay Lohan aspire to be Marilyn Monroe? Why does Lady Gaga aspire to be Marilyn Monroe? The reason is that she is an iconic personality, she has great style, she is just simply elegant".
"She stands for glamour and sex appeal and she proves that size doesn't matter. She is voluptuous, a real woman. The younger generation will fall in love with her the way we fell in love," said Salter.