The Phoenix Bird Always RisesKimberley Ashley’s 11-part article series in next months’ digital version of Discover the Region –The Focus; entitled “The Phoenix Bird Always Rises:

The Renaissance of Kimberley Ashley Haute Couture.” Stay tuned for her upcoming articles on Billy Travilla and his design muse Marilyn Monroe. You can see more at Facebook pages: Kimberley Ashley Haute Couture and The Ashley Travilla Foundation.

The Bus Stop In Arizona

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Less than a decade after Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 death, Billy made an emotional decision that, had he lived until friend Debbie Reynolds 2012 auction, he would have severely regretted. “I used to have six of Marilyn's dresses,”

MOVIE LEGENDS AND FILM TITANS

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In the golden days of Hollywood films, the competitive consciousness in the acting arena could be considered comparable to Rome’s ancient coliseum,

FILM DRAMA MEETS FASHION DESIGN

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When Valentino, the man affectionately dubbed by his partner, The Last Emperor, referenced Marilyn’s gowns
Billy Trivalla Fashion

A GALLERY OF GLAMOUR, SIXTIES STYLE

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“The Valley of the Dolls,” those “dolls” were both dangerous and destructive. Anyone who has seen the 1967 film version of her run-away-best-seller

For Sedona With Love, From the South of France

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Jack Jamesen Memorial Sculpture Park is a lovely pedestrian park adjacent Bank of America on Northview in West Sedona. The park celebrates service clubs and organizations

Some Gentlemen Didn't Prefer Blondes

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Travilla was one of the few, if not ONLY people to understand the blondes’ ambition.
Travilla win Emmy for Dallas

A RODEO ROUNDUP OF STAR STYLE- TRAVILLA DESIGNS DALLAS

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As a popular series, Dallas was a television phenomenon in the 1980’s. The dramatic lives of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing and their Texas oil clan were the talk of every town the day after airing.

MARILYN MONROE’S ITCH TO BE FAMOUS

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As a young girl, Norman Jean Baker had little idea that she would actually one day grow up to become the likes of “Marilyn Monroe.”
Marilyn and Barry

Marilyn Monroe and Barry Goldwater

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In the case of Marilyn Monroe, she depended upon her friend Billy for every item in her Hollywood costume arsenal. All of her famed 20th Century-Fox costumes, Travilla designed; including the “white” pleated halter dress she wore