If you're planning to be in Los Angeles next Sunday -- November 21 -- you may want to stop and star-gawk at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland. That's the night when a new restaurant-and-bar concept is officially unveiled as the venue for the after-party for the American Music Awards: the Rolling Stone Restaurant & Lounge.
The venue marks the first time that Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner has licensed the magazine's name to an American restaurant. The Los Angeles restaurant is planned to be the flagship of a chain of similar restaurant/bar operations.
As one of Hollywood's most iconic sex symbols, Marilyn Monroe -- who died at age 36 in 1962 -- has been the subject of numerous biographies, TV movies, screen documentaries, Andy Warhol silk screens and thousands of magazine and newspaper articles.
Is there anything that the American public doesn't know about the former Norma Jean Mortensen?
Well, she cooked. And this week, the New York Times reported that a new book, Fragments (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $30) includes a recipe in Monroe's handwriting for stuffing (along with scribbles on envelopes, rare photographs, poems and intimate personal observations). The New York Times writers, cookbook-writing brothers Matt Lee and Ted Lee, actually followed the recipe and prepared the dish.
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