Andy Warhol’s Hamptons Estate Sells for a Record $50 Million


Candace Taylor reports: The former Andy Warhol estate in Montauk—a collection of white-shingled cottages overlooking the ocean—has sold for $50 million, believed to be a record for the former fishing village.

Andy Warhol bought the estate in the 1970s.

Andy Warhol bought the estate in the 1970s.Photo: Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

The buyer of the roughly 5.7-acre oceanfront compound, called “Eothen,” was Adam Lindemann, founder of the gallery Venus Over Manhattan. The property had been listed together with a 24-acre horse farm for $85 million, but Mr. Lindemann wasn’t interested in the horse farm, and it is still available, said Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who listed the property with Sotheby’s International Realty. The seller was J.Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler, who bought the property for $27.5 million in 2007, according to public records.


The deal closed Monday, according to Mr. Brennan, who said the property is the most expensive home ever to sell in Montauk.

A few weeks ago, Mr. Lindemann put another oceanfront Montauk home he owns on the market for $29.5 million, according to Rylan Jacka of Sotheby’s, who is listing the property with Compass. Read the rest of this entry »

Marilyn Monroe, by Milton Greene, 1953


[PHOTO] Marilyn Monroe Entertains the Troops


[PHOTO] Marilyn Monroe on Diving Board, Photographed by Arthur Fellig, 1949


Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene, 1953


Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1953

German 1966 Re-Release Poster for ‘The Seven Year Itch’: Billy Wilder, USA, 1955


German 1966 re-release poster for THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (Billy Wilder, USA, 1955)

Designer: uncredited

Poster source: Heritage Auctions

Marilyn Monroe would have been 89 today.

[PHOTOS] Marilyn Monroe by Ed Clark, 1950

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[PHOTO] Marilyn Monroe with Mandolin, by Milton H. Greene for Look Magazine, 1953


September 2, 1953. Los Angeles, California. “Marilyn Monroe with mandolin.” Color transparency by Milton H. Greene for Look magazine.

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[PHOTO] Marilyn Monroe with Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, by Milton Greene, 1954

TICK TOCK: ABC, NBC Nightly Newscasts Now TEN DAYS into Ignoring Gruber Scandal


Joe Concha reports; America loves streaks. For our parents and grandparents, it was witnessing (via radio or the morning paper) Joe DiMaggio‘s 56-game hitting streak in 1941, a record that will likely never be broken. For later generations, it was Cal Ripkenplaying in 2,632 consecutive games — another record that won’t be touched.

“ABC’s story rundowns have been particularly vexing for the past month. If you recall, David Muir‘s newscast also ignored the lead-up to the midterms, not doing one story on it for months until just a few days before the election. By contrast, when Republicans were about to be shellacked in the 2006 midterms, ABC did 36 stories leading up to that election.”

There are streaks in broadcasting as well. The most notable being broken two years ago after ABC’s Good Morning America finally beat NBC’s Today Show after an astounding 852 consecutive weeks at the top, a streak spanning over 16 years.clock-room

“Gallup’s latest poll (September) in the media’s ability to report ‘the news fully, accurately, and fairly’ is all-time low of 40%. That’s down 34 points from a Gallup poll taken post-Watergate, when the press actually held those in power accountable.”

But then there are dubious streaks as well, like the one we’re currently witnessing courtesy of those aforementioned big alphabet networks.

The comments of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber have been a big story for the past ten days. Regardless of how you voted or whether you’re team red or blue, an official who worked closely with President Obama and his team on crafting the Affordable Care Act (visiting the Oval Office 19 times to specifically discuss a strategy) and later revealing on multiple occasions that the law was predicated on misleading “stupid” American voters is a story worthy of national attention and scrutiny. Those who WGMdon’t believe this are willfully blind, or as stupid as even an MSNBC panel says the White House thinks we all are.

With that in mind, here’s one more streak to chew on: Over the past ten nights, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC’s Nightly News haven’t just buried the story in some throwaway segment late in their respective programs; they haven’t mentioned Gruber or the controversy in any capacity. Some could argue the decision to omit has been made because the news cycle has been heavy on the breaking news front. Except that hasn’t remotely been the case. Read the rest of this entry »

Marilyn Monroe Visits the Troops in Korea, 1954


Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe & Lauren Bacall in ‘Como Casarse Con Un Millonario’ 1954


Spanish one sheet for HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (Jean Negulesco, USA, 1954)

Artist: Soligo

Poster source: Heritage Auctions


[PHOTOS] Autumn Nostalgia: Marilyn Monroe by Andres De Dienes, 1945

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andres De Dienes, 1945

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Andy Warhol Screenprint: Vote McGovern, 1972


Andy Warhol: Vote McGovern, 1972 – screenprint

via Ordinary Finds

[PHOTO] Marilyn Monroe: ‘Beware of Danger’