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"Miami's Marilyn" was my grandmother Maria Stinger. She took her life when she was 34 years old, but her story has just begun.



                    THE  HUFFINGTON POST                    THE MIAMI HERALD

                                                   THE MIAMI NEW TIMES

     PINTEREST          FACEBOOK        TWITTER            YOUTUBE

     INSTAGRAM        FLICKR                TUMBLR             SOUNDCLOUD

                                 GOOGLE+           WORDPRESS

SLEEPING AT LAST                 THE DIAMONDS

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Films are notoriously challenging projects to complete and I know all too well the trials that can (and do) arise during that process. Hard drives can die, equipment can be stolen, and life itself can shake you down. What I can promise to my backers is that unforeseen circumstances may slow me, but they will never stop me. I understand and embrace that the only way I am going to deliver a final product is through absolute focus and determination. And why should you trust me? The fact is I have waited my whole life to tell this story. It's a commitment I'm making not only to my backers, but to myself. Bombshell is more than a passion project. It’s a legacy.

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    THE BEE'S KNEES Honey, you just made my day. THANK YOU, so, so much. You will receive Backer Updates with links to Fragment content during the campaign as well as progress on the film afterwards.

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    THE AU NATUREL It's the bare truth: you're wonderful! You will receive a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of my most precious heirloom, MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK of her modeling photographs and articles. You will also receive Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign, as well as progress on the film afterwards. Thank you!

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    BETTIE SAGE A wise choice, if I may say so myself! You'll be receiving a personally signed POSTCARD with an illustration made specially for the film. Your name will be in the CREDITS at the end of the movie and you will receive a HIGH RES DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK. You will also receive Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Thank you!!

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    PINUP PACKAGE You have a beautiful heart, you know that? In gratitude for your generosity you'll be receiving a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the completed film, along with a SIGNED POSTCARD, a HIGH RES DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will also be in the credits at the end of the movie. I cannot thank you enough!

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    BONDAGE BUNDLE We're tied together now, me and you. In light of your considerable support you will receive a SIGNED DVD of the film, a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the film, a SIGNED POSTCARD, a HIGH RES DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will also appear in the credits at the end of the movie. My appreciation to you is immense. THANK YOU!!

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    UNCLE SAMMY You're a class act you know that? You'll be receiving a SIGNED DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the film, a SIGNED ART POSTER of the film, a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK, a SIGNED POSTCARD and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will also be in the credits at the end of the movie. *I'm also doing a little dance in my chair in honor of you.

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    MISTER PRESIDENT You may not be the leader of the free world, but you are the leader of my heart. I am going to SING YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIVE (location permitting) or via Skype and really, truly mean it. You'll be receiving the film as a SIGNED DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, along with a SIGNED ART POSTER, a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S SCRAPBOOK and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will be in the credits at the end of the film and you will also receive a personally written HOLIDAY CARD, you wonderful person you.

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    FIONA FAN 1 - LOVE HEARTS Pinup artist Fiona Stephenson has donated three signed prints of her work for Bombshell! This one-of-a-kind perk is for her print LOVE HEARTS (http://www.fionastephenson.com/love-hearts.html), which you will receive signed by Fiona with a special, handwritten Thank You message from myself. This limited edition A2 (23.4 x 16.5 in) pin-up print is printed onto archival 250gsm paper and the artwork comes unframed, delivered in a tube. You'll also be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, along with a SIGNED ART POSTER, a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S SCRAPBOOK and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will be in the credits at the end of the film and you will also receive a personally written HOLIDAY CARD, you wonderful person you.

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    FIONA FAN 3 - A REVEALING YARN Pinup artist Fiona Stephenson has donated three signed prints of her work for Bombshell! This one-of-a-kind perk is for her print A REVEALING YARN (http://www.fionastephenson.com/revealing-yarn.html), which you will receive signed by Fiona with a special hand-written Thank You message from myself. This limited edition A2 (23.4 x 16.5 in) pin-up print is printed onto archival 250gsm paper and the artwork comes unframed, delivered in a tube. You'll also be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, along with a SIGNED ART POSTER, a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S SCRAPBOOK and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will be in the credits at the end of the film and you will also receive a personally written HOLIDAY CARD, you wonderful person you.

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    FIONA FAN 2 - BEAR BEHIND Pinup artist Fiona Stephenson has donated three signed prints of her work for Bombshell! This one-of-a-kind perk is for her print BEAR BEHIND (http://www.fionastephenson.com/bear-behind.html), which you will receive signed by Fiona with a special hand-written Thank You message from myself. This limited edition A2 (23.4 x 16.5 in) pin-up print is printed onto archival 250gsm paper and the artwork comes unframed, delivered in a tube. You'll be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, along with a SIGNED ART POSTER, a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S SCRAPBOOK and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will be in the credits at the end of the film and you will also receive a personally written HOLIDAY CARD, you wonderful person you.

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    DORIS WISHGRANTER You're like a fairy godmother, except you're REAL! I'm very excited to offer you the opportunity to review the script before production of the re-enactments begin and an opportunity to review and give feedback on the film's rough cut. You'll also be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, in addition to a SIGNED ART POSTER and a high res DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK. You will also receive a personally written HOLIDAY CARD and your name will be in the credits at the end of the film. PLUS you'll receive Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. I am utterly grateful to you, and for you. THANK YOU! (*Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the donor)

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    DICK POWERS* You are a star of the stage and screen, you just don't know it yet. I'm giddy to offer you the OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR in an actual re-enactment scene in the film (perhaps as one of the nudist camp extras? :) You will also be able to review the script before production of the re-enactments and an opportunity to review and give feedback on the rough cut of the film.You'll be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, as well as a SIGNED ART POSTER and a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK. You will also receive Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards, in addition to having your name in the credits and a personally written HOLIDAY CARD. Your bounteous generosity is staggering. Thank you, thank you, thank you Citizen Powers. (*Dick Powers is Harry Stinger's film alias. Oh and please note that travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the donor)

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    THE BELLHOP I am offering you a one-of-a-kind painting by artist MIKE BELL, created especially for the project. It is an 18 x 18 painting of Maria based on a Bunny Yeager photo that appeared on the cover of SHE magazine. The painting will also be used as one of the designs for the project's postcards and posters, but YOU ALONE will keep the original! In addition to this piece, I would like to offer you the OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR in an actual re-enactment scene in the film. You will also be able to review the script before production of the re-enactments and an opportunity to review and give feedback on the rough cut of the film.You'll be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, as well as a SIGNED ART POSTER and a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK. You will also receive Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards, in addition to having your name in the credits and a personally written HOLIDAY CARD. I sincerely appreciate your support of this project. Thank you!!

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    BUNNY JAEGERBOMB You're my personal hero! I'm very excited to offer you the opportunity to review the script before production of the re-enactments, in which you will have the opportunity to be an EXTRA. You will also have the opportunity to review and give feedback on the rough cut of the film. You'll also be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, a SIGNED ART POSTER, and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Your name will be in the credits of the film listed as CO-PRODUCER and you will also receive a personally written HOLIDAY CARD. (*Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the donor)

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    FLOWER GIRL - I am offering you a one-of-a-kind painting by pinup artist NATHALIE RATTNER, created especially for the project. It is an 12 x 19 painting of Maria based on Bunny Yeager's most famous photo of her. The painting will also be used as one of the designs for the project's postcards and posters, but YOU ALONE will keep the original! In addition to this piece, I would like to offer you the OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR in an actual re-enactment scene in the film. You will also be able to review the script before production of the re-enactments and an opportunity to review and give feedback on the rough cut of the film.You'll be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, as well as a SIGNED ART POSTER and a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK. You will also receive Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards, in addition to having your name in the credits and a personally written HOLIDAY CARD. I sincerely appreciate your support of this project. Thank you!!

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    AVE MARIA A choir of eunuchs should sing your praises, instead I will have to do. I am profoundly grateful for your contribution. You will receive an Associate Producer credit on the film and receive two tickets to its World Premiere. You will have the opportunity to REVIEW the script before production of the re-enactments, in which you will have the opportunity to be an EXTRA. You will also have the opportunity to review and give FEEDBACK on the ROUGH CUT of the film.You'll also be receiving the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, a SIGNED ART POSTER, and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. Last but not least, you will receive a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK and a personally written HOLIDAY CARD. This is a rare perk level for crowdfunding backers, but if you want to take the leap with me I promise to do incredible things with your donation. (*Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the donor)

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    THE BOMB I'm simply blown away. You are a true patron of not only this project, but of me personally. As such our relationship will extend far beyond Bombshell. Whatever it is you're doing, I'd like to help you. Whatever it is I'm doing in the future, I'd love to show you and involve you. The possibilities for our collaboration are endless. In return for my bottomless gratitude for your support on this particular project, you will receive an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the film and two tickets to the film's WORLD PREMIERE. You will also have the opportunity to REVIEW the script for the re-enactments and the OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR in a RE-ENACTMENT SCENE. You will be able to give FEEDBACK on the ROUGH CUT of the FILM as well. You'll receive the film as a SIGNED BLU-RAY and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD in addition to a SIGNED ART POSTER, a HIGH RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of MARIA'S PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK, a personally written HOLIDAY CARD and Backer Updates with links to Fragments during the campaign and progress on the film afterwards. (*Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the donor but I'd be happy to pick you up from the airport with a big smile on my face and a little sign with your name on it).

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