Whether it is through the soaring grace of the Eiffel Tower or the breathtaking beauty of Provence, France is hoping to lure tourists by persuading Hollywood to shoot more films there. An unprecedented alliance of French film and local government officials descended on Los Angeles last week to attend the Locations Trade Show, an annual fair that puts potential film sites in the movie industry's shop window.
"To Marilyn, I hope this helps keep you on time. All my love, Joe." That is the inscription inside a compact topped with a little watch that was given to legendary actress Marilyn Monroe by her second husband, Joe DiMaggio -- one of hundreds of pieces of Marilyn memorabilia on show for the first time in the world aboard the floating museum <i>Queen Mary</i> in Long Beach, California.