Marilyn Monroe – The last day in Los Angeles

Τhe famous actress was found dead of a barbiturate overdose in the early morning hours of August 5, 1962, at her 12305 Fifth Helena Drive home . Monroe spent the last day of her life, Saturday, August 4, at her home in Brentwood. She was accompanied at various times by publicist Patricia Newcomb, housekeeper Eunice Murray, photographer […]

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The Music Box Steps in Los Angeles

The Music Box is a Laurel and Hardy short film comedy released in 1932. It was directed by James Parrott, produced by Hal Roach and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film, which depicts the pair attempting to move a piano up a large flight of steps, won the first Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (Comedy) in 1932. In 1997, this film was selected for preservation […]

Frankenstein Castle in Odenwald

The hilltop castle in the Odenwald overlooking the city of Darmstadt in Germany. It is thought that this castle may have been an inspiration for Mary Shelley when she wrote her 1818 Gothic novel Frankenstein. In 1673, Johann Conrad Dippel was born in the castle, where he was later engaged as a professional alchemist. It is suggested that Dippel influenced Mary Shelley’s fantasy when she wrote her Frankenstein novel, though there is no mention […]