California's Marilyn Monroe bill has moved one step closer to becoming law:
"Distant heirs of celebrities who died before 1985 could control their publicity rights under a bill the Senate sent to celebrity Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday. The bill by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, was in response to recent court rulings that said California's celebrity rights law doesn't apply to those who died before the law was adopted. ... The Senate agreed to Assembly amendments on a 32-0 vote."