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Friday's Fotos: Marilyn Forever

Not many guys get Marilyn Monroe for a birthday present, but Roi Barnard, one of the founders of Salon Roi on Connecticut Avnue, got a young, beautiful Marilyn mural that looks down from his four level restored brownstone.  John Bailey painted the mural in 1980, when M.Barnard turned 40, and since then, she has turned into a major neighborhood landmark.I swear she winked at me the other day.

Comment balloon 16 commentsPatricia Kennedy • June 27 2014 07:16PM


Now that is pretty special! You know that took a lot of time to paint...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 6 years ago


Very interesting art work. I will have to look for it the next time I'm in Washington DC.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 6 years ago

Hi Pat -- how fun!   What a great birthday present too.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 6 years ago

Hi Pat, I see what you mean, she winked at me too. 

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 6 years ago

There are some muralists that simply have a gift from the gods.  John Bailey must be one of 'em!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 6 years ago

Good morning Pat. There are view people on this earth that are remembered the way Marilyn is. Thank you for sharing the photo.

Make it a great weekend!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 6 years ago

Good morning Pat. I think this is neat and am not surprised it is a neighborhood landmark. Very cool.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 6 years ago

Pat, I can hear her now singing "Happy Birthday" to JFK! 

Does one have to get a permit to do something like that today in D.C.?

Posted by Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN) about 6 years ago

It almost looks like a Warhol.  I am sure that M. Barnard was quite impressed with this gift!

Posted by Marshall Enterprises, Antiques, Lawn Care, and Trashouts (Marshall Enterprises ) about 6 years ago

Evelyn, don't know how long it took, but murals don't usually go up all that fast.

Lou, you must let us know you're coming - any excuse for a meetup!

Michael, it was a fun present for the entire neighborhood.

And William, you are such a flirt!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Very life-like and It think I saw her blink. Hve a great weekend Pat.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 6 years ago

Myrl, I have a niece in Portland who is an amazing muralist, and now I'm beginning to get more of an appreciation of how involved it is.

Joe, you're right.

Sheila, it's a pretty cool neighborhood.

Sharon & Bruce, now I won't be able to get that out of my head!

And Marshall, M. Barnard and the rest of the city.

And my understanding is that most cities require permits for this type of thing, so I wouldn't be surprised if you needed one here in DC.  I'd also be surprised if the permit was hard to get.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Thanks, Pat, for sharing your photograph. Have an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 6 years ago

Hi, Pat! Reminds me of a couple of large murals that were painted on Waikiki buildings. They were so colorful and special. One day they took down one of the buildings and we lost a precious mural. It was right at the beginning of Waikiki and seemed to shout out, but oh so softly: WELCOME to WAIKIKI.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) about 6 years ago

Marilyn is timeless.Her autobiography is legendary. This woman went through a lot in her lifetime and her memory is eternal. That's quite a gift for D.C. The muralist is talented! I'm glad Marilyn is on that building - forever!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 6 years ago

I'm just getting into her movies a bit. :

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 6 years ago