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Monroe is Cannes’ icon

Her image appears on fest poster, 50 years after her death

The 65th Cannes Film Festival has named Marilyn Monroe its official icon, 50 years after the actress’ death in August 1962.

“Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary,” fest organizers said in a press release Tuesday.

Her image appears on the official fest poster, created by Paris agency Bronx from a photo by Otto L. Bettmann. It shows a sultry Monroe blowing out the lone candle on a birthday cake.

“The festival is a temple of glamour and Marilyn is its perfect incarnation. Their coming together symbolises the ideal of simplicity and elegance,” the press release said.

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