In this 50th anniversary year of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood icon is apparently being engineered to appear in the same way that the late Tupac Shakur did at Coachella. Per a report in the June 8 print issue of The Hollywood Reporter from senior writer Eriq Gardner:
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that a “live” Monroe concert is being planned to take place before year’s end with the working title “Virtual Marilyn Live – A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon.”
The concert, which has yet to secure a venue (organizers also plan to stream it on the web), will feature the projected blond bombshell singing and interacting alongside live music stars. Becky Altringer, managing director and co-founder of Digicon Media, the company doing the planning, says the event will employ the technology used at Coachella.
We’ve definitely come a long way from having to settle for the image of Marilyn on a 1995 USPS stamp (pictured). Unlike the Shakur-Coachella situation, Digicon Media is not working with the Monroe estate. Gardner was unable to get a comment from the estate end.
Update – 06/11/12: According to a follow-up THR Esq. report, the Monroe estate may be poised to intervene with a lawsuit.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
U.S. Copyright Office is Virtual Marilyn’s Best Friend