It looks like a Marilyn Monroe fan's best friend isn't diamonds... but recent advancements in holographic technology. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a company called Digicon Media is planning to bring the deceased icon back on stage as a hologram, with the same technique used for Tupac's beyond-the-grave performance at Coachella.
The concert, which has a rather cumbersome working title of Virtual Marilyn Live — A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon, is reportedly in its very early stages. The organizers have yet to find and secure a venue for it — and they still have copyright kinks to iron out — but they're planning to hold it by the end of this year. They apparently plan to invite (very much alive) artists to perform with virtual Marilyn, though they haven't named any possible guests.
Digicon Media's spokesperson, Becky Altringer, said the concert is meant to mark the beginning of virtual Marilyn's career as "a performer, spokesperson, cultural pundit, and computer avatar." So if the concert ends up becoming a huge success, we'll probably see more of Ms. Monroe. But do you really want to see deceased celebrities (think Elvis Presley, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Freddie Mercury) brought back to life as holograms on stage, or is that something you find creepy and unsettling?
[Source: Hollywood Reporter]
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