Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe’s bra, $1,000-$2,000, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly HIlls

In May 1962, Marilyn Monroe created a stir when she sang her breathless rendition of Happy Birthday to president John F Kennedy for his 45th birthday (...)

Tick Tock Tour Town which was U2’s first tour, and 11 O’Clock Tick Tock was their first international single

The forthcoming auction by Aidan Foley in Sixmilebridge in Co Clare this coming Tuesday offers a collection of more than 1,000 items acquired by Limer(...)

Marilyn Monroe: DNA research suggests the American actor has Irish ancestry. Photograph: Gene Lester/Getty

Marilyn Monroe’s roots can be traced back to Ireland more than 1,000 years ago, according to a new DNA study. The star of Some Like It Hot and The Se(...)

Actor Montgomery Clift standing outside sound stages at Paramount Studios while  filming A Place in the Sun. Photograph:  Peter Stackpole/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty

For decades the cult around the late actor Montgomery “Monty” Clift has traded on his supposed miseries; he was a beautiful loser, as the title of Bar(...)

Karin Slaughter: “My ninth-grade English teacher was the first who said I was good writer but I could be better.”

The biggest challenge I have faced in my life was… Getting published as an author. It took 10 years. When you have a goal, sometimes the worst thing t(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

‘Instant Hotel’: Mother and daughter duo Babe and Bondi, who run a margarita-themed Airbnb, treat everything with deadpan disdain

There is nothing like the hypnotic magic of Channel 4’s Sunday staple Four in a Bed. Its winning formula of sniping B&B owners being monstrously p(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

You never know what you’ll find in the ridiculous room. A small bear for €450? A baseball cap for €175? Photograph: iStock

I spent much of last Monday evening smelling like a carnal flower. Drawn to its arresting name, I couldn’t help but wonder if the unfamiliar perfume I(...)

Hugh Hefner: the publisher lived in the Playboy mansion until his death, in 2017

The Irish auctioneer Martin Nolan will this week host one of the biggest house-clearance sales in Los Angeles history when the contents of Hugh Hefner(...)

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