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- Marilyn Monroe's grave at Westwood Village Memorial Park. A fresh red rose is delivered here every single day.
- The MAC Cosmetics x Marilyn Monroe collection with one of the starlet's legendary films.
- Our wonderful Starline tour guide (and Marilyn Monroe superfan), Sally.
- Rainbow Bar and Grill (9015 Sunset Blvd), which was an italian eatery called Villa Nova in Monroe's heyday. This is where Marilyn first met her future husband, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, on a blind date in 1952.
- This is Monroe and DiMaggio's newlywed home with signature green shutters (508 N Palm Dr). This is where, on October 6, 1954, the starlet famously declared her divorce from the athlete after only nine months of marriage.
- This is the famed pink house on Rodeo Drive that Marilyn spent time at when she wasn't frolicking inside the Beverly Hills Hotel a few blocks away.
- Although Marilyn was an LA girl through and through, she didn't officially own a home here until she was 36 years old. She purchased this Brentwood home (12305 5th Helena) in 1962 and died there the same year on August 4.
MAC Cosmetics has officially raised the bar on collection launch events. In honor of their new limited-edition Marilyn Monroe-inspired set of lipsticks, nail lacquers, eyeshadows, eyeliners and more, the celebrated beauty brand invited us on a classic Starline Tour to visit the late starlet's favorite places in LA. Brilliant.
As we scoped tons of classic Monroe landmarks, from the Rainbow Bar and Grill (formerly Villa Nova) to her grave at Westwood Village Memorial Park, MAC's director of makeup artistry Gregory Arlt offered both fascinating and hilarious commentary on the collection. Case in point: While explaining the stunning rare photos that are featured on the collection's packaging, he declared that Marilyn Monroe is the "Tupac Shakur of Hollywood" because new snaps of her are always popping up, which is so spot-on.
Arlt also gave us some insight on his storied career as a red carpet makeup artist. As a 15-year vet in the industry, he's the go-to for gorgeous gals like Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Victoria Beckham and retro queen Dita Von Teese. Speaking of DVT, Arlt revealed that the collection's "Charmed I'm Sure" lipstick was made specifically for Dita since she loves to rock a red pout.