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Marilyn Monroe

in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
Born Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926(1926-06-01)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died August 5, 1962 (aged 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Other name(s) Norma Jeane Baker
Norma Jeane Dougherty
Norma Jeane DiMaggio
Occupation Actress, comedienne, model, film producer, singer
Years active 1947–1962
Spouse(s) James Dougherty
(1942–1946)
Joe DiMaggio
(1954)
Arthur Miller
(1956–1961)
.Marilyn Monroe[1][2] (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer, and model.^ Monroe died in August 1962 at the age of...
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^ Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962) was an American actress of the 20th century.
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^ Marilyn Monroe Born June 1st 1926 Died August 5th 1962 She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but baptized Norma Jeane Baker.
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.After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early roles were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received.^ All About Eve (1950) .
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^ Zoe Incrocci lent her voice to Monroe once: in All About Eve (1950).
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^ She appeared in five films, but the good news was that she received very good notices for her roles in two of them, The Asphalt Jungle (1950) from MGM and All About Eve (1950) from Fox.
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.Monroe was praised for her comedic ability in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.^ She was praised for her comedic ability in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes , How to Marry a Millionaire , and The Seven Year Itch , and became one of Hollywood's most popular and glamorous performers.
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^ That was taken at the premier of "How to Marry a Millionaire".
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^ The next year she appeared in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES as Lorelei Lee.

.The typecasting of Monroe's "dumb blonde" persona limited her career prospects, so she broadened her range.^ The typecasting of Monroe's "dumb blonde" persona limited her career prospects, so she broadened her range.
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^ The typecasting of Monroe's " dumb blonde " persona limited her career prospects, so she broadened her range.
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^ Monroe conducted a lengthy interview with Life , in which she expressed how bitter she was about Hollywood labeling her as a dumb blonde and how much she loved her audience.
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.She studied at the Actors Studio and formed Marilyn Monroe Productions.^ Celebrities / Actors / Marilyn Monroe / Biography Marilyn Monroe < < BACK TO PROFILE Related Media .
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^ No other actor has reached the heights of fame that Marilyn Monroe has.
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.Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop was hailed by critics, and she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot.^ She was nominated for a Golden Globe for this performance and praised by critics.
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^ Her dramatic performance in William Inge's Bus Stop was hailed by critics, and she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot.
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^ She was nominated for a Golden Globe for the performance and praised by critics.
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.The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with.^ The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with.
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^ While Monroe's reputation in the film industry for being difficult grew, her performance was hailed by critics, especially in Europe, where she was handed the David di Donatello, the Italian equivalent of the Academy Award, as well as the French Crystal Star Award.
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^ Heather Monroe said 1 year ago What a lonely life, that you have resorted to arguing with yourself online just to stir the pot.
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.The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture.^ The circumstances of her death , from an overdose of barbiturates , have been the subject of conjecture.
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^ The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture.
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^ The circumstances surrounding her death have been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories.

.Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out.^ Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose has not been ruled out, while conspiracy theorists argue that she was murdered.
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^ Though officially classified as a "probable suicide," the possibility of an accidental overdose has not been ruled out, while conspiracy theorists argue that she was murdered.
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^ Her death was ruled to be "acute barbiturate poisoning" by Dr. Thomas Noguchi of the Los Angeles County Coroners office and listed as "probably suicide", but because of a lack of evidence, her death was not classified as "suicide".
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In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. .Time considered her to have heavily influenced acting in the 20th century, as well as becoming an icon for fashion.^ Her unhappy childhood has been well reported, as has her early work as a pinup model and her eventual signing by 20th Century-Fox.

^ Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962) is one of the 20th century's most famous movie stars, sex symbols and pop icons.

^ By this time, Monroe had only completed one film, Bus Stop, under her four picture contract with 20th Century Fox.
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Contents

Family and early life

.Marilyn was born in the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926,[3] as Norma Jeane Baker, the third child born to Gladys Pearl Baker, née Monroe, 1902–1984).^ She was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in the charity ward of Los Angeles County Hospital (now County-USC) in Los Angeles.

^ Marilyn Monroe [1] [2] (1 June 1926 – 5 August 1962) — born Norma Jeane Mortenson , but baptized Norma Jeane Baker — was a celebrated American actress , singer , and model .
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^ Marilyn, then called Norma Jeane Baker, spent her earliest years in Hawthorne, a suburb of Los Angeles.
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[4]
.Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Martin Edward Mortenson (of Norwegian ancestry),[5] with his residence stated as "unknown".[6] The name Mortenson is listed as her surname on the birth certificate, although Gladys immediately had it changed to Baker, the surname of her first husband and which she still used.^ Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Edward Mortensen, a Norwegian, with his residence stated as "unknown", Gladys Baker had married a Martin E. Mortensen in 1924, but they had separated before Gladys' pregnancy.
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^ For many years it was believed that Gladys's second husband Martin Edward Mortenson was Marilyn's father and name is even listed on her birth certificate.
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^ Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Edward Mortenson, a Swedish , [5] with his residence stated as "unknown."
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.Gladys Baker had married a Martin E. Mortenson in 1924, but they had separated before Gladys' pregnancy.^ Gladys Baker had married a Martin E. Mortenson in 1924, but they had separated before Gladys' pregnancy.
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^ Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Edward Mortensen, a Norwegian, with his residence stated as "unknown", Gladys Baker had married a Martin E. Mortensen in 1924, but they had separated before Gladys' pregnancy.
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^ Afterward, Gladys gave Norma Jean (Marilyn) the name of Baker, a boyfriend she had before Mortenson.
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[5] .Several of Monroe's biographers suggest that Gladys Baker used his name to avoid the stigma of illegitimacy.^ Several of Monroe's biographers suggest that Gladys Baker used his name to avoid the stigma of illegitimacy.
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^ Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Edward Mortensen, a Norwegian, with his residence stated as "unknown", Gladys Baker had married a Martin E. Mortensen in 1924, but they had separated before Gladys' pregnancy.
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^ Afterward, Gladys gave Norma Jean (Marilyn) the name of Baker, a boyfriend she had before Mortenson.
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[7] .Mortenson died at the age of 85, and Monroe's birth certificate, together with her parents' marriage and divorce documents, were discovered.^ When Mortensen died, at the age of 85, Monroe's birth certificate together with her parents' marriage and divorce documents were discovered that proved that she was born legitimate.
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^ When Mortenson died, at the age of 85, Monroe's birth certificate together with her parents' marriage and divorce documents were discovered.
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^ Marilyn Monroe Born June 1st 1926 Died August 5th 1962 She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but baptized Norma Jeane Baker.
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The documents showed that Mortenson filed for divorce from Gladys on March 5, 1927, and it was finalized on October 15, 1928.[8][9]
.Throughout her life, Marilyn Monroe denied that Mortenson was her father.^ Marilyn Monroe Early life .

^ Throughout her life, Marilyn Monroe denied that Mortenson was her father.
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^ Throughout her life, Marilyn Monroe denied that Mortensen was her father.
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[5] .She said that, when she was a child, she had been shown a photograph of a man that Gladys identified as her father, Charles Stanley Gifford.^ She said that when she was a child, she had been shown a photograph of a man that Gladys identified as her father, Charles Stanley Gifford.
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^ She said that when she was a child, she had been shown a photograph of a man that Gladys Baker identified as her father.
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^ Her real father was Charles Stanley Gifford.
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.She remembered that he had a thin mustache and somewhat resembled Clark Gable, and that she had amused herself by pretending that Gable was her father.^ She remembered that he had a thin moustache and somewhat resembled Clark Gable , and that she had amused herself by pretending that Gable was her father.
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^ She remembered that he had a thin moustache and somewhat resembled Clark Gable, and that she had amused herself by pretending that Gable was her father, but never determined her father's true identity.
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[5][10]
.Gladys was mentally unstable and financially unable to care for the young Norma Jeane, so she placed her with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender of Hawthorne, California, where she lived until she was seven.^ Mentally unstable and financially unable to care for Norma Jeane, Gladys placed her with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender of Hawthorne , California , where she lived until she was seven.
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^ Her mother placed her with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender of Hawthorne, California, where she lived until she was seven.
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^ From early infancy Norma Jeane lived with Wayne and Ida Bolender and their children.
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.In 1933, Gladys bought a house and brought Norma Jeane to live with her.^ In 1933, Norma Jeane was briefly reunited with her mother Gladys.
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^ Mentally unstable and financially unable to care for Norma Jeane, Gladys placed her with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender of Hawthorne , California , where she lived until she was seven.
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^ Mentally unstable and financially unable to care for Norma Jeane, Gladys placed her with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender of Hawthorne, California, where she lived until she was seven.
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.A few months after moving in, however, Gladys suffered a mental breakdown, beginning a series of mental episodes that would plague her for the rest of her life.^ A few months after they had moved in, Gladys suffered a breakdown.
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^ But a few months after they had moved in, Gladys suffered a breakdown and was forcibly removed to the State Hospital in Norwalk.
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^ A few months after moving in, Gladys suffered a breakdown .
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.In My Story, Monroe recalls her mother "screaming and laughing" as she was forcibly removed to the State Hospital in Norwalk.^ In My Story, Monroe recalls her mother "screaming and laughing" as she was forcibly removed to the State Hospital in Norwalk .
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^ In her autobiography My Story , Monroe states she thought Albert was a girl.
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^ In My Story, Monroe recalls her mother "screaming and laughing", as she was forcibly removed to the State Hospital in Norwalk.
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.Norma Jeane was declared a ward of the state, and Gladys' best friend, Grace McKee, became her guardian.^ Thus, in September of 1935, at the age of 9 Norma Jeane was declared a ward of the State of California.
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^ Gladys's best friend, Grace McKee, later Goddard, became her guardian.

^ Aunt Grace was Norma Jeane’s newest guardian.
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.It was Grace who had told Monroe that someday she would become a movie star.^ It was Grace who had told Monroe that someday she would become a movie star.
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^ The reviews echoed Monroe's opinion of the film, which she had made reluctantly, with the assurance that she would be given the starring role in the film adaption of the Broadway hit The Seven Year Itch.
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^ The reviews echoed Monroe's opinion of the film, which she had made reluctantly, with the assurance that she would be given the starring role in the film adaption of the Broadway hit The Seven Year Itch .
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.Grace was captivated by Jean Harlow, and would let Norma Jeane wear makeup and take her out to get her hair curled.^ Grace was captivated by Jean Harlow , and would let Norma Jeane wear makeup and take her out to get her hair curled.
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^ Grace was captivated by Jean Harlow, and would let Norma Jeane wear makeup and take her out to get her hair curled.
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^ After Grace McKee married in 1935, Norma Jeane was sent to the Los Angeles Orphans Home (later known as Hollygrove).
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.They would go to the movies together, forming the basis for Norma Jeane's fascination with the cinema and the stars on screen.^ They want to be movie stars but they are far from it.

^ They would go to the movies together, forming the basis for Norma Jeane's fascination with the cinema and the stars on screen.
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^ Norma Jeane's life had nothing to do with the movies.
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.Grace McKee married Ervin Silliman (Doc) Goddard in 1935, and nine-year-old Norma Jeane was sent to the Los Angeles Orphans Home (later renamed Hollygrove), and then to a succession of foster homes.^ After Grace married in 1935, Norma Jeane was sent to Los Angeles Orphanage, then to as many as twelve foster homes, in which she was subjected to abuse and neglect.

^ He later married actress Grace Kelly.
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^ After Grace McKee married Ervin Silliman Goddard in 1935, the 9 year-old Monroe was sent to the Los Angeles Orphans Home (later renamed Hollygrove), and then to a succession of foster homes .
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[11] .During the time at Hollygrove, several families were interested in adopting her; however, reluctance on Gladys' part to sign adoption papers thwarted those attempts.^ He later recalled that during this time she frequently complained of insomnia, and told Greenson that she visited several medical doctors to obtain what Greenson considered an excessive variety of drugs.
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^ However, Gladys began to show signs of renewed clinical depression and in 1934 was admitted to a rest home in Santa Monica.
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^ Another family wanted to adopt Norma Jeane, but Gladys would not allow it.
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.In 1937, Grace took Norma Jeane back to live with her, Goddard, and one of Goddard's daughters from a previous marriage.^ Two years later Grace took Norma Jeane back to live with her, Goddard and one of Goddard's daughters from a previous marriage.
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^ Two years later Grace took Norma Jeane back to live with herself, Goddard and one of Goddard's daughters from a previous marriage.
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^ Norma Jeane was one of these women.
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.This arrangement did not last for long, as she was nearly sexually assaulted by a drunk Doc Goddard on at least one occasion.^ But the happiness did not last long.
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^ But the arrangement did not last.
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^ One cited reason that this living arrangement did not work out was due to an alleged “French kiss” that occurred between Doc Goddard and the young Norma Jeane.
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.Grace sent her to live in with her great-aunt, Olive Brunings.^ When Goddard tried to molest Norma Jeane, Grace sent her to live with her great aunt, Olive Brunings.
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^ This living arrangement however, did not last long and Norma Jeane subsequently moved in with Grace’s aunt Ana Lower.
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^ Norma Jeane was assaulted by one of Olive's sons at the age of 12 and then went on to live with Grace's aunt, Ana Lower.
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.This arrangement also did not last long, as 12-year-old Norma Jeane was assaulted (some reports say sexually) by one of Olive's sons.^ But the arrangement did not last.
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^ But the happiness did not last long.
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^ Norma Jeane was one of these women.
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Biographers and psychologists have questioned whether at least some of Norma Jeane's later behavior (i.e. hypersexuality, sleep disturbances, substance abuse, disturbed interpersonal relationships), was a manifestation of the effects of childhood sexual abuse in the context of her already problematic relationships with her psychiatrically ill mother and subsequent caregivers.[12][13] In early 1938, Grace sent her to live with yet another one of her aunts, Anna Lower, who lived in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. .The time with Lower provided the young Norma Jeane with one of the few stable periods in her life.^ Norma Jeane's life had nothing to do with the movies.
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^ Norma Jeane was one of these women.
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^ One cited reason that this living arrangement did not work out was due to an alleged “French kiss” that occurred between Doc Goddard and the young Norma Jeane.
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.Years later, she would reflect fondly about the time that she spent with Lower, whom she affectionately called "Aunt Ana."^ He would return to it several years later.
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^ She declined but he said he would call back later.
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^ Later in the year she appeared in MONKEY BUSINESS where she was seen for the first time as a platinum blonde.

.Unfortunately, by 1942, the elderly Lower developed serious health problems, and thus Norma Jeane went back to live with the Goddards.^ When Ana developed health problems, Norma Jeane went back to live with Grace and Ervin.
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^ One cited reason that this living arrangement did not work out was due to an alleged “French kiss” that occurred between Doc Goddard and the young Norma Jeane.
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^ Shortly before her eleventh birthday, Norma Jeane went to live in Van Nuys with Grace and her fourth husband, Erwin "Doc" Goddard, a sporadically employed aircraft worker.
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.It was there where she met a neighbor's son, James Dougherty, and began a relationship with him.^ When Ana developed health problems, Norma Jeane went back to live with Grace and Ervin Goddard, where she met a neighbor's son, Jim Dougherty, and soon began a relationship with him.
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^ She was then introduced to a neighbor's son, James Dougherty, who would become her first husband.
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^ While her first husband James Dougherty was at war, the young Norma Jean began work in a factory.
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Her time with the Goddards would once again prove to be short. .At the end of 1942, Grace and Doc decided to relocate to Virginia, where Doc had received a lucrative job offer.^ Encouraged by Grace, she decided to marry her boyfriend to end the cycle of residential instability.
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^ Grace announced that she and Doc were moving to West Virginia and could not take Norma Jeane with them.
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.It is unclear whether the Goddards did not or could not take Norma Jeane with them; nevertheless, Grace needed to find a home for her before they moved.^ This forced Norma Jeane to find employment.
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^ The Goddards moved to the east and could not take her along.
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^ Grace announced that she and Doc were moving to West Virginia and could not take Norma Jeane with them.
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.An offer from a neighborhood family to adopt Norma Jeane was proposed but Gladys still would not allow it.^ Another family wanted to adopt Norma Jeane, but Gladys would not allow it.
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^ As an unexpected bonus, he discovered, after also placing Laird’s 20-year-old daughter, Kezia, under hypnosis, that Kezia was the reincarnation of Norma Jean Baker’s mother, Gladys… .

^ In "The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe" and "To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie," Dougherty * confirms that they were in love and would have lived happily ever after had not dreams of stardom lured her away.
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.With few options left, Grace approached Dougherty's mother and suggested that Jim marry her so that she would not have to return to an orphanage or foster care.^ Grace then approached a neighbor suggesting that her son, James Dougherty, could marry Norma Jeane so that she would not have to return to an orphanage or foster care, and in June 1942, they were married.
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^ They married two weeks after she turned 16, so that Norma Jeane would not have to return to any orphanages or foster care.
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^ She offered Norma Jeane a choice: either she married a young man Grace had selected, or she would have to return to the orphanage.
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.Dougherty was initially reluctant because Norma Jeane was only sixteen years old, but he finally relented and married her in a ceremony, arranged by Ana Lower, after graduating from high school in June 1942. Monroe would state in her autobiography that she did not feel like a wife; she enjoyed playing with the neighborhood children until her husband would call her home.^ Monroe married James Dougherty on June 19, 1942.
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^ She married James Dougherty on June 19, 1942.

^ On June 19, 1942, eighteen days after her sixteenth birthday, Norma Jeane married her 21 year-old boyfriend Jim Dougherty.
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.In 1943, with World War II raging, Dougherty enlisted in the Merchant Marine and was shipped out to the Pacific.^ Marilyn Monroe: Career Marilyn Monroe - Modeling and Early Film Work; Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Yank Magazine, 1945 While Dougherty was in the Merchant Marine during World War II, Monroe moved in with her mother-in-law, and found employment in the Radioplane Munitions Factory.
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^ File:MarilynMonroe-YANK1945.jpg Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Yank Magazine, 1945 While Dougherty was in the Merchant Marine during World War II , Norma Jeane moved in with her mother-in-law, and found employment in the Radioplane Munitions Factory .
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^ After almost two years of marriage, Jim enlisted in the Merchant Marine and was sent to the South Pacific in 1944 leaving his wife at home.
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.Frightened that he might not come back alive, Norma Jeane begged him to give her a child before he left.^ Norma Jeane might well have remained a housewife in the San Fernando Valley for the rest of her life if World War II had not intervened.
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^ Dougherty left again in June 1945, just as Norma Jeane celebrated her nineteenth birthday.
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^ Two years later Grace took Norma Jeane back to live with her, Goddard and one of Goddard's daughters from a previous marriage.
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.Dougherty disagreed, feeling that she was too young to have a baby, but he promised that they would revisit the subject when he returned home.^ Monroe became hysterical upon hearing the news, and their engagement was announced, partly in the expectation that it would reduce the excessive media interest they were being subjected to.
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^ They married two weeks after she turned 16, so that Norma Jeane would not have to return to any orphanages or foster care.
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^ She offered Norma Jeane a choice: either she married a young man Grace had selected, or she would have to return to the orphanage.
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.After he shipped out, Norma Jeane moved in with Dougherty's mother.^ File:MarilynMonroe-YANK1945.jpg Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Yank Magazine, 1945 While Dougherty was in the Merchant Marine during World War II , Norma Jeane moved in with her mother-in-law, and found employment in the Radioplane Munitions Factory .
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^ In "The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe" and "To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie," Dougherty * confirms that they were in love and would have lived happily ever after had not dreams of stardom lured her away.
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^ While her husband served in the Merchant Marine during World War II, Norma Jeane Dougherty moved in with her mother-in-law, and started to work in the Radioplane Company factory (owned by Hollywood actor Reginald Denny), spraying airplane parts with fire retardant and inspecting parachutes.
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Career

Modeling and early film work

Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Yank Magazine, 1945
.While Dougherty was in the Merchant Marine, Norma Jeane found employment in the Radioplane Munitions Factory.^ My partner was a guy named Jim Dougherty, married to a girl named Norma Jean Baker.

^ During her modeling days she was also known as Norma Jeane Dougherty (her first marriage name), and also as Jean Norman.
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^ Like many wartime wives, Norma Jeane went to live with her husband's parents and found a job in a defense factory.
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.She sprayed airplane parts with fire retardant and inspected parachutes.^ She sprayed airplane parts with fire retardant and inspected parachutes .
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^ She sprayed airplane parts with fire retardant and inspected parachutes.
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^ While her husband served in the Merchant Marine during World War II, Norma Jeane Dougherty moved in with her mother-in-law, and started to work in the Radioplane Company factory (owned by Hollywood actor Reginald Denny), spraying airplane parts with fire retardant and inspecting parachutes.
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.During this time, Army photographer David Conover snapped a photograph of her for a Yank magazine article.^ During this time, Army photographer David Conover snapped a photograph of her for a Yank magazine article.
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^ Army photographer David Conover scouted local factories taking photos for a YANK magazine article about women contributing to the war effort.
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^ It was here at the factory that Norma Jeane was discovered by photographer David Conover.
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.He encouraged her to apply to The Blue Book Modeling Agency.^ Norma Jeane Dougherty became one of Blue Book's most successful models, appearing on dozens of magazine covers.
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^ He showed the photographs to a friend, who in turn put her in touch with the Blue Book Modeling Agency in Los Angeles.
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^ Her success in front of the camera was immediate and in 1945 Norma Jeane signed with the Blue Book Modelling agency.
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.She signed with the agency and began researching the work of Jean Harlow and Lana Turner.^ She signed with the agency and began researching the work of Jean Harlow and Lana Turner .
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^ She signed with the agency and began researching the work of Jean Harlow and Lana Turner.
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^ While her first husband James Dougherty was at war, the young Norma Jean began work in a factory.
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.She was told that they were looking for models with lighter hair, so Norma Jeane bleached her brunette hair to a golden blonde.^ She was told that they were looking for models with lighter hair, so Norma Jeane dyed her brunette hair to a golden blonde.
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^ By this time Marilyn began to model swimsuits and bleached her hair blonde.
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^ In "The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe" and "To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie," Dougherty * confirms that they were in love and would have lived happily ever after had not dreams of stardom lured her away.
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.Norma Jeane Dougherty became one of Blue Book's most successful models, appearing on dozens of magazine covers.^ Norma Jeane Dougherty became one of Blue Book's most successful models, appearing on dozens of magazine covers.
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^ Her success in front of the camera was immediate and in 1945 Norma Jeane signed with the Blue Book Modelling agency.
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^ She became one of their most successful models, appearing on dozens of magazine covers.
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.Jim Dougherty was oblivious of his wife's new job and only became aware of it when he discovered a shipmate of his admiring a photo of a sexy model in a magazine -- and the model was Norma Jeane.^ Norma Jean's first modeling job paid only five dollars.

^ Autographed early photo as Norma Jean .

^ She was the only person to believe in Norma Jeane.
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.Dougherty wrote her several letters telling her that once he returned from service, she would have to give up her modeling.^ Once again, Marilyn returned to modeling.

^ Once again Marilyn returned to modeling.
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^ He would return to it several years later.
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.A dissatisfied Norma Jeane, who now saw the possibilities of a modeling and acting career, decided then to divorce Dougherty.^ In "The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe" and "To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie," Dougherty * confirms that they were in love and would have lived happily ever after had not dreams of stardom lured her away.
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^ Marilyn Monroe: Career Marilyn Monroe - Modeling and Early Film Work; Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Yank Magazine, 1945 While Dougherty was in the Merchant Marine during World War II, Monroe moved in with her mother-in-law, and found employment in the Radioplane Munitions Factory.
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^ Dougherty left again in June 1945, just as Norma Jeane celebrated her nineteenth birthday.
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The marriage ended when he returned from overseas in 1946.
.Her successful modeling career brought her to the attention of Ben Lyon, a 20th Century Fox executive, who arranged a screen test for her.^ In 1946, she came to the attention of Ben Lyon , a 20th Century Fox executive, who arranged a screen test for her.
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^ In 1946, she came to the attention of Ben Lyon, a 20th Century Fox executive, who arranged a screen test for her.
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^ But with strong aspirations of becoming an actress, Norma Jean came to the attention of 20th Century Fox by way of talent scout Ben Lyon who arranged a screen test.
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Lyon was impressed and commented, "It's Jean Harlow all over again."[14] She was offered a standard six-month contract with a starting salary of $125 per week. .Lyon did not like her name and chose "Carole Lind" as a stagename, after Carole Lombard and Jenny Lind, but he soon decided it was not an appropriate choice.^ Norma Jeane liked Jean Monroe, for it preserved some of her name, but Lyon convinced her that Marilyn Monroe sounded more alliterative and so it was chosen.
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^ When she signed with 20th Century-Fox, studio liaison Ben Lyon had first chosen the name Carol Lind as her stage name, although she disliked that.
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.Norma Jeane was invited to spend the weekend with Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels at their home.^ After McKee married in 1935, Norma Jeane was sent to the Los Angeles Orphans Home (later renamed Hollygrove), and then to a succession of foster homes.
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^ So Norma Jeane went back to living in a series of foster homes until Grace ran out of families with which to place Gladys's daughter.
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^ After Grace married in 1935, Norma Jeane was sent to Los Angeles Orphanage, then to as many as twelve foster homes, in which she was subjected to abuse and neglect.

It was there that they decided to find her a new name. .Following her idol Jean Harlow, Norma Jeane decided to choose her mother's maiden name of Monroe.^ She came up with her mother's maiden name "Monroe".
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^ Jean Harlow was my idol.
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^ "Jean Harlow was my idol."
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.Several variations such as Norma Jeane Monroe and Norma Monroe were tried and initially "Jeane Monroe" was chosen.^ The first was Norma Jeane Monroe, although that sounded awkward; the second was Jean Monroe, and the third was Marilyn Monroe, the latter first name being chosen by Lyons who thought Norma Jeane resembled famed stage actress Marilyn Miller.
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^ In The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe and To Norma Jeane with Love, Jimmie , he claimed they were in love but dreams of stardom lured her away.
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^ Obsessed by Christian Science, she would refuse to discuss Norma Jeane or Marilyn Monroe, perhaps unable to relive the past.

.Lyon, however, felt that there were too many actresses with the name Jean, or a variation of it such as Jean Peters, Gene Tierney, Jeanne Crain, and Jean Arthur.^ The first was Norma Jeane Monroe, although that sounded awkward; the second was Jean Monroe, and the third was Marilyn Monroe, the latter first name being chosen by Lyons who thought Norma Jeane resembled famed stage actress Marilyn Miller.
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^ Lyon told her that she reminded him of the actress Marilyn Miller and she took her grandmother's name of Monroe as her surname.
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^ Lyon suggested "Marilyn" (after Marilyn Miller) to be her stage name, since Norma Jeane wasn't considered commercial enough.
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.Wanting a more distinctive name, Lyon suggested "Marilyn," commenting that she reminded him of Marilyn Miller, the sexy 1920's Broadway actress.^ Lyon told her that she reminded him of the actress Marilyn Miller and she took her grandmother's name of Monroe as her surname.
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^ Lyon suggested that Norma Jeane consider adopting a new name as Norma Jeane Dougherty didn’t have “star quality.” He suggested using the name Marilyn as she reminded him of the actress Marilyn Miller.
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^ The first was Norma Jeane Monroe, although that sounded awkward; the second was Jean Monroe, and the third was Marilyn Monroe, the latter first name being chosen by Lyons who thought Norma Jeane resembled famed stage actress Marilyn Miller.
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.Norma Jeane was initially hesitant due to the fact that Marilyn was the contraction of the name Mary Lynn, a name she did not like.^ I've never liked the name Marilyn.
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^ The licensing of Marilyn's name and likeness, handled world-wide by Curtis Management Group, reportedly nets the Monroe estate about $2 million a year.
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^ In "The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe" and "To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie," Dougherty * confirms that they were in love and would have lived happily ever after had not dreams of stardom lured her away.
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.Lyon, however, felt that the name "Marilyn Monroe" was sexy, had a "nice flow," and would be "lucky" due to the double "M" [15] and thus Norma Jeane Baker took the name Marilyn Monroe.^ The metamorphosis from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe had begun.
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^ Thus, the twenty-year old Norma Jeane Baker became "Marilyn Monroe".
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She appeared in .Scudda Hay!">Scudda Hoo!^ SCUDDA HOO! SCUDDA HAY 1948 MARILYN MONROE .
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^ Marilyn in the largely forgettable, SCUDDA HOO! SCUDDA HAY! The two of the three brief scenes she appeared wound up on the cutting room floor.

.Scudda Hay!
and Dangerous Years (both 1947), but when her contract was not renewed, she returned to modeling.^ Dangerous Years , both released in 1947.
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^ Dangerous Years (both 1947), but when her contract was not renewed, she returned to modeling.
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^ Later that same year, Marilyn was given a better role as Evie in DANGEROUS YEARS. Twentieth Century-Fox declined to renew her contract, so she went back to modeling and acting school.

.She attempted to find opportunities for film work, and while unemployed, she posed for nude photographs.^ She attempted to find opportunities for film work, and while unemployed she posed for nude photographs.
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^ Around this time, nude photos of Monroe began to surface, taken by photographer Tom Kelley when she had been struggling for work.
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^ She next posed for Bert Stern for Vogue in a series of photographs that included several nudes.
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.That year, she was also crowned the first "Miss California Artichoke Queen" at the annual artichoke festival in Castroville.^ Marilyn won the crown Miss Artichoke in a beauty pageant in 1946.

^ Was 1947's Miss California Artichoke Queen.
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^ Was 1947s Miss California Artichoke Queen.

[16]
.In 1948, Monroe signed a six-month contract with Columbia Pictures and was introduced to the studio's head drama coach Natasha Lytess, who became her acting coach for several years.^ DANGEROUS YEARS 1948 MARILYN MONROE .
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^ Monroe severed contact with her drama coach, Natasha Lytess, replacing her with Paula Strasberg, who became a constant presence during the filming of Monroe's subsequent films.
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^ In 1948 Monroe signed a six-month contract with Columbia Pictures , and was introduced to the studio's head drama coach, Natasha Lytess , who became her acting coach for several years.
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[17] .She starred in the low-budget musical Ladies of the Chorus, but the film was not a success, and her contract was not renewed.^ She starred in the low-budget musical, Ladies of the Chorus , but the film was not a success, and her contract was not renewed.
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^ She starred in the low-budget musical, Ladies of the Chorus, but the film was not a success, and her contract was not renewed.
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^ In 1948, Columbia gave her a six-month contract, turned her over to coach Natasha Lytess and featured her in the B movie Ladies of the Chorus (1948) in which she sang two numbers.
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[18] .During her short stint at Columbia, studio head Harry Cohn softened her appearance somewhat by correcting a slight overbite she had.^ In 1951, Marilyn Monroe accompanied Kazan and Miller to the office of Harry Cohn, who was considering Arthur Miller's screenplay, The Hook for Columbia Studios.
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^ Columbia Studios then picked her up to portray Peggy Martin in the film short LADIES OF THE CHORUS (1948) where she sang two numbers.

^ She loved Gadg's idea of playing a practical joke on Harry Cohn, the production chief at Columbia.
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.In addition, he had her golden brownish-blonde hair lightened to platinum blonde.^ Platinum blonde hair .
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^ Tried 9 different shades of blond hair color before settling on platinum.
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^ She was told that they were looking for models with lighter hair, so Norma Jeane dyed her brunette hair to a golden blonde.
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.She appeared in a small role in the Marx Brothers film Love Happy (1949) and impressed the producers, who sent her to New York to feature in the film's promotional campaign.^ In 1949 she appeared in United Artists' Love Happy (1949).
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^ She appeared in a small role in the Marx Brothers film Love Happy (1949) and impressed the producers, who sent her to New York to feature in the film's promotional campaign.
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^ She appeared in five films, but the good news was that she received very good notices for her roles in two of them, The Asphalt Jungle (1950) from MGM and All About Eve (1950) from Fox.
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[19]
.Love Happy brought Monroe to the attention of the talent agent, Johnny Hyde, who agreed to represent her.^ File:Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle trailer.jpg in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Love Happy brought Monroe to the attention of the agent, Johnny Hyde , who agreed to represent her.
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^ Marilyn Monroe – who doesn’t love her?

^ LOVE HAPPY 1950 MARILYN MONROE .
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.He arranged for her to audition for John Huston, who cast her in the drama The Asphalt Jungle as the young mistress of an aging criminal.^ He arranged for her to audition for John Huston , who cast her in the drama The Asphalt Jungle , as the young mistress of an aging criminal.
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^ He arranged for her to audition for John Huston, who cast her in the drama The Asphalt Jungle, as the young mistress of an aging criminal.
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^ On John F. Kennedy: "It would be so nice to have a president who looks so young and good-looking."
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.Her performance brought strong reviews,[19] and was seen by the writer and director, Joseph Mankiewicz.^ Her performance brought strong reviews, [16] and was seen by the writer and director, Herman Mankiewicz .
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^ Her performance brought strong reviews, and was seen by the writer and director, Herman Mankiewicz.
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^ Monroe received positive reviews for her performance, and was in a strong position to negotiate with 20th Century Fox.
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.He accepted Hyde's suggestion of Monroe for a small comedic role in All About Eve as Miss Caswell, an aspiring actress, described by another character as a student of "The Copacabana School of Dramatic Art". Mankiewicz later commented that he had seen an innocence in her that he found appealing, and that this had confirmed his belief in her suitability for the role.^ Mankiewicz later commented that he had seen an innocence in her that he found appealing, and that this had confirmed his belief in her suitability for the role.
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^ All About Eve ( 1950 ) .
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^ He accepted Hyde's suggestion of Monroe for a small comedic role in All About Eve, as Miss Caswell, an aspiring actress, described by another character as a student of "The Copacabana School of Dramatic Art".
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[20] Following Monroe's success in these roles, Hyde negotiated a seven-year contract for her with 20th Century Fox, shortly before his death in December 1950.[21] It was at some time during this 1949-50 period that Hyde arranged for her to have a slight bump of cartilage removed from her somewhat bulbous nose which further softened her appearance and accounts for the slight variation in look she had in films after 1950.
.Monroe enrolled at UCLA in 1951 where she studied literature and art appreciation,[22] and appeared in several minor films playing opposite such long-established performers as Mickey Rooney, Constance Bennett, June Allyson, Dick Powell and Claudette Colbert.^ Monroe enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles studying literature and art appreciation, [19] and appeared in several minor films playing opposite such long-established performers as Mickey Rooney , Constance Bennett , June Allyson , Dick Powell and Claudette Colbert .
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^ Monroe enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles studying literature and art appreciation, and appeared in several minor films playing opposite such long-established performers as Mickey Rooney, Constance Bennett, June Allyson, Dick Powell and Claudette Colbert.
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^ Darryl F. Zanuck considered that Monroe's film potential was worth developing, and cast her in "Niagara", as a femme fatale scheming to murder her husband, played by Joseph Cotten.
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[23] .In March 1951, she appeared as a presenter at the 23rd Academy Awards ceremony.^ In March 1951, she appeared as a presenter at the 23rd Academy Awards ceremony.
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[24]
.In 1952, Monroe appeared on the cover of Look magazine wearing a Georgia Tech sweater as part of an article celebrating female enrollment to the school's main campus.^ Stories of her childhood and upbringing portrayed her in a sympathetic light; a cover story for the May 1952 edition of True Experiences magazine showed a smiling and wholesome Monroe beside a caption that read, "Do I look happy?
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^ A photograph from this event was used on the cover of the first edition of Playboy Magazine in December 1953, with a nude photograph of Monroe, taken in 1949, inside the magazine.
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^ Norma Jeane Dougherty became one of Blue Book's most successful models, appearing on dozens of magazine covers.
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.In the early 1950s, Monroe and Gregg Palmer both unsuccessfully auditioned for roles as Daisy Mae and Abner in a proposed Li'l Abner television series based on the Al Capp comic strip, but the effort never materialized.^ In the early 1950s, Monroe and Gregg Palmer both unsuccessfully auditioned for roles as Daisy Mae and Abner in a proposed Li'l Abner television series based on the Al Capp cartoon, but the effort never materialized.
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^ In the early 1950s, Monroe and Gregg Palmer both unsuccessfully auditioned for roles as Daisy Mae and Abner in a proposed Li'l Abner television series based on the Al Capp cartoon , but the effort never materialized.
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^ Her early roles were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received.
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[25]

Career development

First issue of Playboy
.In March 1952, Monroe faced a possible scandal when one of her nude photos from a 1949 session with photographer Tom Kelley was featured in a calendar.^ She posed nude for photographer Tom Kelley on May 27, 1949, and was paid $50.

^ When it was revealed in 1952 that Marilyn Monroe posed nude, it created a scandal.
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^ One modelling job, for photographer Tom Kelley was an “artistic” piece.
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.The press speculated about the identity of the anonymous model and commented that she closely resembled Monroe.^ The press speculated about the identity of the anonymous model and commented that she closely resembled Monroe.
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^ Fearing Monroe was about to reveal her relationships with the Kennedy brothers to the press, Robert and his brother-in law, Peter Lawford, decided to pay Monroe a visit.
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.As the studio discussed how to deal with the problem, Monroe suggested that she should simply admit that she had posed for the photograph but that she should emphasize that she had done so only because she had no money to pay her rent.^ As the studio discussed how to deal with the problem, Monroe suggested that she should simply admit that she had posed for the photograph but that she should emphasize that she had done so only because she had no money to pay her rent.
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^ He discussed the problems he encountered during filming, saying "Marilyn was so difficult because she was totally unpredictable.
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^ No woman should be proud to say she is size 0-2 because she is basically saying I have a eating disorder or bad eating habits.
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[26] .She gave an interview in which she discussed the circumstances that led to her posing for the photographs, and the resulting publicity elicited a degree of sympathy for her plight as a struggling actress.^ She gave an interview in which she discussed the circumstances that led to her posing for the photographs, and the resulting publicity elicited a degree of sympathy for her plight as a struggling actress.
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^ She gave an interview to Cosmopolitan and was photographed at Peter Lawford's beach house sipping champagne and walking on the beach.
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[26]
.She made her first appearance on the cover of Life magazine in April 1952, where she was described as "The Talk of Hollywood".[27] Stories of her childhood and upbringing portrayed her in a sympathetic light: a cover story for the May 1952 edition of True Experiences magazine showed a smiling and wholesome Monroe beside a caption that read, "Do I look happy?^ Stories of her childhood and upbringing portrayed her in a sympathetic light; a cover story for the May 1952 edition of True Experiences magazine showed a smiling and wholesome Monroe beside a caption that read, "Do I look happy?
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^ Related: Marilyn Monroe , life magazine ‹ Previous Story Next Story › .

^ She made her first appearance on the cover of Life in April 1952, where she was described as "The Talk of Hollywood".
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.I should — for I was a child nobody wanted.^ I should — for I was a child nobody wanted.
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^ I should - for I was a child nobody wanted.
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.A lonely girl with a dream — who awakened to find that dream come true.^ A lonely girl with a dream - who awakened to find that dream come true.
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^ A lonely girl with a dream — who awakened to find that dream come true.
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^ You're a dream come true for them.
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I am Marilyn Monroe. .Read my Cinderella story."^ Read my Cinderella story."
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[28] .It was also during this time that she began dating baseball player Joe DiMaggio.^ It was also the same year she began dating the baseball great Joe DiMaggio.
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^ Her marriage to baseball player Joe DiMaggio failed.
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^ It was also during this time that she began dating the baseball player, Joe DiMaggio .
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.A photograph of DiMaggio visiting Monroe at the 20th Century Fox studio was printed in newspapers throughout the United States, and reports of a developing romance between them generated further interest in Monroe.^ A photograph of DiMaggio visiting Monroe at the 20th Century Fox studio was printed in newspapers throughout the United States, and reports of a developing romance between them generated further interest in Monroe.
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^ A photograph of DiMaggio visiting Monroe at the 20th Century Fox studio, was printed in newspapers throughout the United States, and reports of a developing romance between them generated further interest in Monroe.
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^ The studio 20th Century Fox filed a lawsuit against her for half a million dollars, [113] and the studio's vice president, Peter Levathes, issued a statement saying "The star system has gotten way out of hand.
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[29]
with Keith Andes in Clash by Night (1952)
.Over the following months, four films in which Monroe featured were released.^ This was followed by two films released in July, the comedy We're Not Married , and the drama Don't Bother to Knock ; We're Not Married featured Monroe as a beauty pageant contestant, and while Variety described the film as "lightweight," its reviewer commented that Monroe was featured to full advantage in a bathing suit, but that some of her scenes suggested a degree of exploitation.
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^ File:Marilyn Monroe and Keith Andes in Clash by Night trailer.jpg with Keith Andes in Clash by Night (1952) Over the following months, four films in which Monroe featured were released.
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^ Much of the critical comment following the release of the film was in relation to Monroe's overtly sexual performance, [32] and a scene which shows Monroe (from the back) making a long walk towards Niagara Falls was frequently referred to in reviews.
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.She had been lent to RKO Studios to appear in a supporting role in Clash by Night, a Barbara Stanwyck drama, directed by Fritz Lang.^ She had been loaned to RKO Studios to appear in a supporting role in Clash by Night, a Barbara Stanwyck drama, directed by Fritz Lang.
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^ She had been lent to RKO Studios to appear in a supporting role in Clash by Night , a Barbara Stanwyck drama, directed by Fritz Lang .
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^ Joyce Mannering Clash by Night (1952) (RKO) ...

[30] .Released in June 1952, the film was popular with audiences, with much of its success credited to curiosity about Monroe, who received generally favorable reviews from critics.^ Released in June 1952, the film was popular with audiences, with much of its success credited to curiosity about Monroe, who received generally favorable reviews from critics.
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^ The film was popular with critics and the public alike.
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^ Much of the critical comment following the release of the film was in relation to Monroe's overtly sexual performance, [32] and a scene which shows Monroe (from the back) making a long walk towards Niagara Falls was frequently referred to in reviews.
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[31] .This was followed by two films released in July, the comedy We're Not Married, and the drama Don't Bother to Knock; We're Not Married featured Monroe as a beauty pageant contestant, and while Variety described the film as "lightweight", its reviewer commented that Monroe was featured to full advantage in a bathing suit, but that some of her scenes suggested a degree of exploitation.^ This was followed by two films released in July, the comedy We're Not Married , and the drama Don't Bother to Knock ; We're Not Married featured Monroe as a beauty pageant contestant, and while Variety described the film as "lightweight," its reviewer commented that Monroe was featured to full advantage in a bathing suit, but that some of her scenes suggested a degree of exploitation.
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^ DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ The reviews echoed Monroe's opinion of the film, which she had made reluctantly, with the assurance that she would be given the starring role in the film adaption of the Broadway hit The Seven Year Itch .
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[32] .In Don't Bother to Knock, she played a starring role[33] as a babysitter who threatens to attack the child in her care.^ In "Don't Bother to Knock", she played a starring role, as a babysitter who threatens to attack the child in her care.
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^ The first of her successful films that year was "Niagara," a glossy thriller which played like a big-budget version of "Don't Bother to Knock" in its story of a seductive but unstable woman who plans to murder her husband (Joseph Cotten).

^ So impressed were the studio heads with their baby-talking starlet, they generated a dramatic role for her to see what exactly she was capable of She played a sexually alluring but psychologically damaged babysitter who catches the eye of her neighbor Richard Widmark.

.The downbeat melodrama was poorly reviewed, although Monroe commented that it contained some of her strongest dramatic acting.^ The downbeat melodrama was poorly reviewed, although Monroe commented that it contained some of her strongest dramatic acting.
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^ The Misfits was the subject of mediocre reviews, and was not a commercial success, though some praised the performances of Monroe and Gable.Huston later commented that Monroe's performance was not acting in the true sense, and that she had drawn from her own experiences to show herself, rather than a character.
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^ The Misfits was the subject of mediocre reviews, and was not a commercial success, though some praised the performances of Monroe and Gable.
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[33] .Monkey Business, a Howard Hawks directed comedy, costarring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers, was released in September, and achieved good ticket sales despite weak reviews.^ Monkey Business, a Howard Hawks directed comedy, costarring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers, was released in September, and achieved good ticket sales despite weak reviews.
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^ Monkey Business , a Howard Hawks directed comedy, costarring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers , was released in September, and achieved good ticket sales despite weak reviews.
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^ Impressed by the success of "Clash," Fox followed suit and tapped her to play a feather-brained secretary who enjoys a carefree afternoon with Cary Grant in the Howard Hawks comedy "Monkey Business" (1952).

[34] .In O. Henry's Full House for 20th Century Fox, released in August 1952, she had a single one-minute scene with Charles Laughton yet received top billing alongside him and the film's other stars, including Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Farley Granger, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark, Dale Robertson and Oscar Levant.^ That year, the guests included the directors Otto Preminger, William Wyler, John Huston, Henry Hathaway, Jean Negulesco, Anatole Litvak, and many others.
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^ Century Fox filed a lawsuit against her for half a million dollars, and the studio's vice president, Peter Levathes, issued a statement saying "The star system has gotten way out of hand.
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^ On one occasion she refused to perform with Martin as he had a cold, and the producer Henry Weinstein recalled seeing her on several occasions being physically ill as she prepared to film her scenes, and attributed it to her dread of performing.
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As Rose in Niagara
.Darryl F. Zanuck considered that Monroe's film potential was worth developing and cast her in Niagara, as a femme fatale scheming to murder her husband, played by Joseph Cotten.^ The first of her successful films that year was "Niagara," a glossy thriller which played like a big-budget version of "Don't Bother to Knock" in its story of a seductive but unstable woman who plans to murder her husband (Joseph Cotten).

^ At Hyde's urging, she was resigned to Fox -despite the reluctance of studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck, who was unconvinced of Monroe's talent - and she began landing supporting roles which played largely to her physical attributes.

[35] .During filming, Monroe's make-up artist Whitey Snyder noticed her stage fright (that would ultimately mark her behavior on film sets throughout her career); the director assigned him to spend hours gently coaxing and comforting Monroe as she prepared to film her scenes.^ This album set up Elton's career.
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^ This movie and outfit was made immortal by one of the most famous scenes in all of film: Marilyn Monroe standing over a New York subway grate as the breeze blows her skirt up in the air.
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^ I did and I found out, the prodcuers of Marilyn Monroe An Act of Murder shows you the timeline of what happened to Marilyn during her last 48 hours.

[36]
.Much of the critical commentary following the release of the film focused on Monroe's overtly sexual performance,[35] and a scene which shows Monroe (from the back) making a long walk toward Niagara Falls received frequent note in reviews.^ While Monroe's reputation in the film industry for being difficult grew, her performance was hailed by critics, especially in Europe, where she was handed the David di Donatello, the Italian equivalent of the Academy Award, as well as the French Crystal Star Award.
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^ If Monroe enjoyed any good friendships or happy experiences making films, they're not presented here.
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^ And I had this long walk to school, two and a half miles [there], two and a half miles back.

[37] After seeing the film, Constance Bennett reportedly quipped, "There's a broad with her future behind her."[38] Whitey Snyder also commented that it was during preparation for this film, after much experimentation, that Monroe achieved "the look, and we used that look for several pictures in a row ... the look was established."[37]
.While the film was a success, and Monroe's performance had positive reviews, her conduct at promotional events sometimes drew negative comments.^ While the film was a success, and Monroe's performance was reviewed positively, her conduct at promotional events sometimes drew negative comments.
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^ The reviews echoed Monroe's opinion of the film, which she had made reluctantly, with the assurance that she would be given the starring role in the film adaption of the Broadway hit The Seven Year Itch .
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^ Despite the negative press and the film's lackluster box office returns, Monroe was highly praised for her performance, and even earned Italy's top acting honor, the David di Donatello Award.

.Her appearance at the Photoplay awards dinner in a skin-tight gold lamé dress was criticized.^ Her appearance at the Photoplay awards dinner in a skin-tight gold lamé dress was criticized.
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^ She appeared at last, her skin-tight black dress disclosing a body perfect even by Hollywood standards.
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.Louella Parsons' newspaper column quoted Joan Crawford discussing Monroe's "vulgarity" and describing her behavior as "unbecoming an actress and a lady".[39] Monroe had previously received criticism for wearing a dress with a neckline cut almost to her navel when she acted as Grand Marshall at the Miss America Parade in September 1952.[40] A photograph from this event was used on the cover of the first issue of Playboy in December 1953, with a nude photograph of Monroe, taken in 1949, inside the magazine.^ Appeared on the first cover of Playboy in 1953.
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^ Cover of the first issue of Playboy She posed nude for photographer Tom Kelley on May 27, 1949, and was paid $50.

^ Joan Crawford was quoted in Louella Parsons ' newspaper column, discussing Monroe's "vulgarity" and describing her behavior as "unbecoming an actress and a lady."
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[41]

Mainstream success

.Her next film was Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) co-starring Jane Russell and directed by Howard Hawks.^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) .
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^ The next year she appeared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Lorelei Lee.
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^ Jane Russell , she was the brunette in it and I was the blonde.
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Her role as Lorelei Lee, a gold-digging showgirl, required her to act, sing, and dance. .The two stars became friends, with Russell describing Monroe as "very shy and very sweet and far more intelligent than people gave her credit for".[42] She later recalled that Monroe showed her dedication by rehearsing her dance routines each evening after most of the crew had left, but she arrived habitually late on set for filming.^ She was very intelligent and more unhappy than her screen image suggested.
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^ In the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Monroe and co-star Jane Russell pressed their foot- and handprints in the cemented forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
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^ The endometriosis is also often given as the reason why she became addicted to prescription painkillers, and would also explain her chronic fatigue and absence from film sets.
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.Realizing that Monroe remained in her dressing room due to stage fright, and that Hawks was growing impatient with her tardiness, Russell started escorting her to the set.^ In a quest for true love, Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) and her gold digger pal Dorothy (Jane Russell) set sail on a luxury-liner bound for France.
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^ Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)] Olivier came into my dressing room to give me hell for screwing up.
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[43]
.At the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Monroe and Russell pressed their hand- and footprints in the cement in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.^ Otash went on to tell The Los Angeles Times that Lawford begged him to rush to Monroe's house and "pick up any information that linked her to the Kennedys" before it could get into the wrong hands.
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^ Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital.
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^ On two other occasions in 1962, when RFK was in Los Angeles (March 24 and 25, and July 26), Monroe was in Palm Springs and Lake Tahoe.
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.Monroe received positive reviews and the film grossed more than double its production costs.^ And the other day I happened on an early Monroe movie where she was in a shot with actor Paul Douglas who was no more than 5'11" and more likely was 5'10".
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^ During the filming of Niagara (1953), she was still under contract as a stock actor, thus, she received less salary than her make-up man.
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^ The calls proved nothing more than the fact that RFK and Monroe knew each other.
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[44] .Her rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" became associated with her.^ From the movie: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend .
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^ Gladys's best friend, Grace McKee, later Goddard, became her guardian.
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^ Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend .
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.Gentlemen Prefer Blondes also marked one of the earliest films in which William Travilla dressed Monroe.^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) .
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^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ( 1953 ) .
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^ GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES movie poster film poster one sheet .
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.Travilla dressed Monroe in eight of her films including Bus Stop, Don't Bother to Knock, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Monkey Business, and The Seven Year Itch.^ Frank2 says on 1/Jun/06 Could someone please explain how Marilyn could have been nearly 5'6" when in the film There's No Business Like Show Business she's the same height as 5'6" Donald O'Conner?
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^ The Seven Year Itch (1955) .
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^ She looked more like 130-140 in The Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop.
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[45]
.How to Marry a Millionaire, a comedy about three models scheming to attract a wealthy husband, teamed Monroe with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, directed by Jean Negulesco.^ That was taken at the premier of "How to Marry a Millionaire".
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^ Later, she appeared with Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Rory Calhoun in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953).
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^ Apr/06 I am sure Marilyn height was between 5 5 1/2 and 6.It is very noticeable Marilyn is taller than Betty Grable 5 4 in "How to marry a millionaire".Also there is a photo of Marilyn with Gina Lollobrigida ( 5 5) visiting Marilyn in the shooting of "The seven year itch" and Marilyn is enough much taller than Gina.
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[46] .The producer and scriptwriter, Nunnally Johnson, said that it was the first film in which audiences "liked Marilyn for herself [and that] she diagnosed the reason very shrewdly.^ In 1952, a blackmailer threatened to identify the model as Marilyn, but she shrewdly thwarted the scheme by announcing the fact herself.
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^ Johnny Hyde was the first person, aside from Grace McKee, who saw Marilyn as she saw herself.
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^ I like Marilyn Monroe very much!She is very attractive and lovely!

She said that it was the only picture she'd been in, in which she had a measure of modesty... about her own attractiveness."[47]
.Monroe's films of this period established her "dumb blonde" persona and contributed to her popularity.^ The lavish Technicolor comedy films established Monroe's "dumb blonde" on-screen persona.
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^ Critics no longer ignored her, and both films' success at the box office was partly attributed to Monroe's growing popularity.
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^ Monroe conducted a lengthy interview with Life , in which she expressed how bitter she was about Hollywood labeling her as a dumb blonde and how much she loved her audience.
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.In 1953 and 1954, she was listed in the annual "Quigley Poll of the Top Ten Money Making Stars", which was compiled from the votes of movie exhibitors throughout the United States for the stars that had generated the most revenue in their theaters over the previous year.^ This is a compelling portrait of a woman at the center of a drama with immensely high stakes, a drama in which the other players are some of the most fascinating characters from the worlds of movies, theater, and politics.
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^ Ranked #8 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
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^ He was a folk hero, she was the most publicized, swiftly rising movie star in the world, and an appearance with Joe DiMaggio was just business.
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[48]
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell putting signatures, hand and foot prints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater on June 27, 1953
.During this time, Monroe discussed her acting ambitions, telling the New York Times "I want to grow and develop and play serious dramatic parts.^ The New York Times proclaimed Monroe a "talented comedienne."
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^ Bosley Crowther of The New York Times proclaimed: "Hold on to your chairs, everybody, and get set for a rattling surprise.
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^ The decision as to whether Monroe was a resident of California, where she died, or New York, where her will was probated, is worth millions.
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My dramatic coach, Natasha Lytess, tells everybody that I have a great soul, but so far nobody's interested in it."[49] She saw a possibility in 20th Century Fox's upcoming film, The Egyptian, but was rebuffed by Darryl F. Zanuck who refused to screen test her.[50]
.Instead, she was assigned to the western River of No Return, opposite Robert Mitchum.^ River of No Return ( 1954 ) .
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^ Her next two films, the western River of No Return and the musical There's No Business Like Show Business , were not successful.
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^ Pola Debevoise River of No Return (1954) (20th Century Fox) ...

.Director Otto Preminger resented Monroe's reliance on Natasha Lytess, who coached Monroe and announced her verdict at the end of each scene.^ That year, the guests included the directors Otto Preminger, William Wyler, John Huston, Henry Hathaway, Jean Negulesco, Anatole Litvak, and many others.
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^ In 1948, Columbia gave her a six-month contract, turned her over to coach Natasha Lytess and featured her in the B movie Ladies of the Chorus (1948) in which she sang two numbers.
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^ The Director of the FBI wanted to destabilize Marilyn Monroe because that's what Hoover did to everybody who was branded a "Communist."
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Eventually Monroe refused to speak to Preminger, and Mitchum had to mediate.[51] On the finished product, she commented, "I think I deserve a better deal than a grade Z cowboy movie in which the acting finished second to the scenery and the CinemaScope process."[52]
.In late 1953, Monroe was scheduled to begin filming The Girl in Pink Tights with Frank Sinatra, and when she failed to appear for work, 20th Century Fox suspended her.^ Angela Phinlay All About Eve (1950) (20th Century Fox) ...

^ Relying on letters, memos, other biographies and a paper trail from Twentieth Century-Fox, Leaming relays the precise dates when Monroe signed contracts, called in sick, filmed for half a day, etc.
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^ Kazan came to the party late, his date having failed to work out.
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[53] .She and Joe DiMaggio were married in San Francisco on January 14, 1954, and they travelled to Japan soon after, combining a honeymoon with a business trip previously arranged by DiMaggio.^ When they initially married in a small civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, Marilyn Monroe did not really quite understand why she had married Joe, but the reason for the divorce was clear.
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^ Joe DiMaggio married Marilyn Monroe On January 14, 1954, and it was the dawn of the most touching love story in American history.
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^ He was a folk hero, she was the most publicized, swiftly rising movie star in the world, and an appearance with Joe DiMaggio was just business.
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.For two weeks she took a secondary role to DiMaggio as he conducted his business, and said to a reporter, "Marriage is my main career from now on."^ Said it would ruin my career.
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^ "I want my wife" DiMaggio said.
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^ Joe DiMaggio didn't work] I didn't want to give up my career, and that's what Joe wanted me to do most of all.
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[54] .She then travelled alone to Korea where she performed for 13,000 American Marines over a three-day period, and later commented that the experience had helped her overcome a fear of performing in front of large crowds.^ When he was told 24 hours later that she was dead, he commented: "I was told something shocking, something that will one day shock the world."
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[55]
.
Marilyn Monroe, appearing with the USO, poses for soldiers in Korea after a performance at the 3rd U.S. Inf.
^ Marilyn Monroe Shows, K-2 & K-16, Korea [Pt 3] 16-19Feb54 CUs Marilyn Monroe getting out of copter, greeted by Brig Gen McGarr & others.
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^ London - Command Performance with Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller People lined up at night outside Cinema for Royal Performance of Battle of the River Platte as Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller pose for camera.
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^ Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio Board Plane Partial of Soviet soldiers marching in city through snow.
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Div. area during the Korean War. February 17, 1954.
.Returning to Hollywood in March 1954, Monroe settled her disagreement with 20th Century Fox and appeared in There's No Business Like Show Business, a musical which failed to recover its production costs.^ There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) (20th Century Fox) ..

^ Pola Debevoise River of No Return (1954) (20th Century Fox) ...

^ Kay Weston There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) (20th Century Fox) ...

[52] .The film was received poorly; Ed Sullivan described Monroe's performance of the song "Heat Wave" as "one of the most flagrant violations of good taste" he had witnessed,[56] Time compared her unfavorably to co-star Ethel Merman, while Bosley Crowther for The New York Times said that Mitzi Gaynor had surpassed Monroe's "embarrassing to behold" performance.^ A video featuring Marilyn Monroe giving oral to an unidentified dude was just sold to a New York businessman for $1.5 million.
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^ An all-star cast that includes Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray and Mitzi Gaynor sparks this tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family.
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^ It was a bestseller and received excellent reviews in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Newsday, the Los Angeles Weekly, and the New York Times.

[57] The reviews echoed Monroe's opinion of the film, which she had made reluctantly, with the assurance that she would be given the starring role in the film adaptation of the Broadway hit The Seven Year Itch.[58]
.In September 1954, Monroe filmed one of the key scenes for The Seven Year Itch in New York City.^ Most wear facsimiles of the famous “Seven Year Itch” dress, the one that blew upwards when Marilyn stood over the subway grate (a scene that so infuriated Joe DiMaggio that he stormed off the set and begged Marilyn to leave the film).

^ An invitation to Spiegel's New Year's Eve gala was one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood.
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^ Marilyn Monroe was 29 when she became acting coach Lee Strasberg's favorite student and protegee in New York City.
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.In it, she stands with her co-star, Tom Ewell, while the air from a subway grating blows her skirt up.^ Marilyn Monroe, in simple summer white, standing on a subway grating, cooling herself with the wind from a train below.
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^ The classic shot of her dress blowing up around her legs as she stands over a subway grating in this film was originally shot on Manhattan's Lexington Avenue at 52nd St. September 1954 at 1:00 a.m.
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^ That was quickly followed by The Seven Year Itch (1955), which showcased her considerable comedic talent and contained what is arguably one of the most memorable moments in cinema history: Marilyn standing above a subway grating and the wind from a passing subway blowing her white dress up.
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.A large crowd watched as director Billy Wilder ordered the scene to be refilmed many times.^ Director Billy Wilder reshot the scene on the 20th Century-Fox lot, on a set replicating Lexington Avenue, and got a more satisfactory result.
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^ The Director, Billy Wilder, would recall "the look of death" on DiMaggio's face.
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.Among the crowd was Joe DiMaggio, who was reported to have been infuriated by the spectacle.^ What would have happened to Marilyn Monroe if Joe DiMaggio had not rescued the woman who was labelled psychotic?
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^ According to popular misconception, it was the President, not Joe DiMaggio who was supposed to be Marilyn Monroe's love interest on the day she died.
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^ Marilyn Monroe Funeral 9Aug62 Crowds - Joe DiMaggio with his son leads small group of invited mourners.
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[59] .After a quarrel, witnessed by journalist Walter Winchell, the couple returned to California where they avoided the press for two weeks, until Monroe announced that they had separated.^ The fact that Walter Winchell deliberately produced the famous fight did not get any press.
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^ Bellinghaus says he closed them down twice, but they successfully completed two huge events, one just a few weeks ago.
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^ The Strasbergs were just friends, they were powerless to help, and Marilyn Monroe's pleas were all ignored until Joe DiMaggio rescued her.
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[60] .Their divorce was granted in November 1954.[61] The filming was completed in early 1955, and after refusing what she considered to be inferior parts in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and How to Be Very, Very Popular, Monroe decided to leave Hollywood on the advice of Milton Greene.^ In 1955 she was suspended by Fox for not reporting for work on How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955).
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^ A young cowboy discovers the girl of his dreams (Marilyn Monroe) and decides to make her his wife.
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^ The legendary Marilyn Monroe as seen through the lenses of Milton H. Greene, Tom...
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The Actors Studio and formation of Marilyn Monroe Productions

.Greene had first met Monroe in 1953 when he was assigned to photograph her for Look magazine.^ A little over a year after Conover first photographed Norma Jeane, she had divorced her husband, signed a contract at Twentieth, and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.
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While many photographers tried to emphasize her sexy image, Greene presented her in more modest poses, and she was pleased with his work. .As a friendship developed between them, she confided in him her frustration with her 20th Century Fox contract and the roles she was offered.^ Angela Phinlay All About Eve (1950) (20th Century Fox) ...

^ Century Fox gave her a contract but let it lapse a year later.
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^ He offered Marilyn a screen test, but an agent suggested that 20th Century-Fox would be the better choice for her, since it was a much bigger and more prestigious studio.
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.Her salary for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes amounted to $18,000, while freelancer Jane Russell was paid more than $100,000.[62] Greene agreed that she could earn more by breaking away from 20th Century Fox.^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) .
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^ Rose Loomis Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) (20th Century Fox) ...

^ Jane Russell , she was the brunette in it and I was the blonde.
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.He gave up his job in 1954, mortgaged his home to finance Monroe, and allowed her to live with his family as they determined the future course of her career.^ In "The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe" and "To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie," Dougherty * confirms that they were in love and would have lived happily ever after had not dreams of stardom lured her away.
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^ You are likely to achieve honours and recognition in your career which will come from your determination and ambition and a good family background.

^ So Norma Jeane went back to living in a series of foster homes until Grace ran out of families with which to place Gladys's daughter.
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[63]
.On April 8, 1955, veteran journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Greene and his wife Amy, as well as Monroe, at the Greene's home in Connecticut on a live telecast of the CBS program Person to Person.^ Formed her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, with Milton H. Greene (31 December 1955).
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^ They gave credibility to the story by their own reputations as gifted investigative journalists as well as the fact they interviewed hundreds of people connected to the case.
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^ She purported to have been a friend and neighbor of Monroe's when the actress lived in Doheny Drive before she bought her home in Brentwood, a Los Angeles suburb.
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The kinescope of the telecast has been released on home video.[64]
Truman Capote introduced Monroe to Constance Collier, who gave her acting lessons. .She felt that Monroe was not suited to stage acting, but possessed a "lovely talent" that was "so fragile and subtle, it can only be caught by the camera". After only a few weeks of lessons, Collier died.^ More than 200 books have been written on the subject; only a few biographies (namely, Donald Spoto's revisionist Marilyn Monroe: The Biography) have managed to humanize the fragile actress, who has long since been subsumed by her own mystique.
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^ In any case Murray's only statement about an RFK visit to Monroe's house was in connection with the day the actress died -- a statement that she retracted before her death.
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[65] .Monroe had met Paula Strasberg and her daughter Susan on the set of There's No Business Like Show Business,[66] and had previously said that she would like to study with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.^ There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) (20th Century Fox) ..

^ An interview with Susan Strassberg the daughter of legendary actor and teacher Lee Strasberg.
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^ Over the next eight years the screen goddess was a sisterly friend and household rival of actress Susan Strasberg, just 17 when they met.
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.In March 1955, Monroe met with Cheryl Crawford, one of the founders of the Actors Studio, and convinced her to introduce her to Lee Strasberg, who interviewed her the following day and agreed to accept her as a student.^ Mari says on 3/Aug/07 I read the Autobiography of Susan Strasberg--the daughter of the founder of The Actor's Studio in NY.She said that Marilyn's height was 5'5..so it was no doubt that Marilyn was indeed 5'5 or better yet 5'5.5 in tall.
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^ Marilyn Monroe was 29 when she became acting coach Lee Strasberg's favorite student and protegee in New York City.
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^ Kendall and I were at a screening of one of Monroe’s films recently and met Marilyn’s actual stand-in from the 50s.

[67]
Monroe's dramatic performance as Chérie in Bus Stop, a saloon singer with little talent, marked a departure from her earlier comedies.
.In May 1955, Monroe started dating playwright Arthur Miller; they had met in Hollywood in 1950 and when Miller discovered she was in New York, he arranged for a mutual friend to reintroduce them.^ Marilyn moved there when Arthur Miller went to New York.
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^ Over the next eight years the screen goddess was a sisterly friend and household rival of actress Susan Strasberg, just 17 when they met.
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^ She married playwright Arthur Miller, whom she met in 1951, in a civil ceremony on June 29, 1956, then in a Jewish ceremony two days later.
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[68] .On June 1, 1955, Monroe's birthday, Joe DiMaggio accompanied Monroe to the premiere of The Seven Year Itch in New York City.^ The Seven Year Itch (1955) .
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^ Ex-husband Joe DiMaggio put fresh roses at her memorial site for years after her death.
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^ Marilyn Monroe was 29 when she became acting coach Lee Strasberg's favorite student and protegee in New York City.
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.He later hosted a birthday party for her, but the evening ended with a public quarrel, and Monroe left the party without him.^ As Miller later disclosed to his attorney, he worried that some of the people who saw him there might have assumed he actually belonged to the Party during that period.
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^ Mark A. Roesler no longer owns the right of publicity to Marilyn Monroe and even when he thought he did, he never gave a damn about her legacy.
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A lengthy period of estrangement followed.[69][70]
.Throughout 1955, Monroe studied with the Actors Studio, and found that one of her biggest obstacles was her severe stage fright.^ She broke her contract and went to New York to study acting at The Actor's Studio; she formed her own production company with photographer Milton H. Greene.

^ After The Seven Year Itch (1955), she wanted serious acting to replace the sexpot image and went to New York's Actors Studio.
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^ She broke her contract and went to New York to study acting at The Actor's Studio; she formed her own production company with photographer Milton H. The Main Event (1998).

She was befriended by the actors Kevin McCarthy and Eli Wallach who each recalled her as studious and sincere in her approach to her studies, and noted that she tried to avoid attention by sitting quietly in the back of the class.[71] .When Strasberg felt Monroe was ready to give a performance in front of her peers, Monroe and Maureen Stapleton chose the opening scene from Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, and although she had faltered during each rehearsal, she was able to complete the performance without forgetting her lines.^ Night scenes: low-angle shots of Monroe performing on the stage w/ male quartet - it appears to be cold [slightly underexposed].
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[72] Kim Stanley later recalled that students were discouraged from applauding, but that Monroe's performance had resulted in spontaneous applause from the audience.[72] .While Monroe was a student, Lee Strasberg commented, "I have worked with hundreds and hundreds of actors and actresses, and there are only two that stand out way above the rest.^ Marilyn Monroe was 29 when she became acting coach Lee Strasberg's favorite student and protegee in New York City.
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^ By the way, all the links seem to be working so go and check out all the various photos, especially the ones with actors who are about 5'10" like Widmark.
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^ She worked with director Lee Strasberg and also underwent psychoanalysis to learn more about herself.
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Number one is Marlon Brando, and the second is Marilyn Monroe."[72]
.The Seven Year Itch was released and became a success, earning an estimated $8 million.^ She looked more like 130-140 in The Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop.
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^ Her lifelong bouts with depression and self-destruction took their toll during filming The Seven Year Itch (1955).
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^ When she went to a supper honoring her The Seven Year Itch (1955) she arrived in a red chiffon gown borrowed from the studio (she had never owned a gown).
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[73] .Monroe received positive reviews for her performance and was in a strong position to negotiate with 20th Century Fox.^ Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962) was an American actress of the 20th century.
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^ He offered Marilyn a screen test, but an agent suggested that 20th Century-Fox would be the better choice for her, since it was a much bigger and more prestigious studio.
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^ Director Billy Wilder reshot the scene on the 20th Century-Fox lot, on a set replicating Lexington Avenue, and got a more satisfactory result.
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[73] .On New Year's Eve 1955, they signed a new contract which required Monroe to make four films over a seven-year period.^ But when The Seven Year Itch raced to the top of the box office in the Summer of 1955, and with other Fox starlets Jayne Mansfield and Sheree North failing to click with audiences, Zanuck finally admitted defeat and a triumphant Monroe returned to Hollywood where a new contract was immediately drawn up.
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^ Everything good that had happened recently -- the films with Huston and Mankiewicz, the new studio contract -- had been due to his connections.
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^ Relying on letters, memos, other biographies and a paper trail from Twentieth Century-Fox, Leaming relays the precise dates when Monroe signed contracts, called in sick, filmed for half a day, etc.
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.The newly formed Marilyn Monroe Productions would be paid $100,000 plus a share of profits for each film.^ "Source advised that [redacted name of the mole] informed them that he had obtained this film prior to the time Marilyn Monroe had achieved stardom."
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^ Kendall and I were at a screening of one of Monroe’s films recently and met Marilyn’s actual stand-in from the 50s.

^ On visits to film studios, Hyde carried a silver film tin containing Marilyn Monroe footage under his arm.
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.In addition to being able to work for other studios, Monroe had the right to reject any script, director or cinematographer she did not approve of.^ She was such a huge box office draw, Fox agreed to her terms, giving Marilyn approval of the director as well as the option to act in other studios' projects.
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^ The processing was done by a Pasadena color lab, Crane's, who also did much work for the small studio jobbers.

^ The most likely candidate for a while seemed to be Charles Stanley Gifford, a salesman for the studio where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker, worked as a film-cutter.
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[74][75]
.The first film to be made under the contract and production company was Bus Stop directed by Joshua Logan.^ The first film to be made was Bus Stop directed by Joshua Logan who compared Monroe to Greta Garbo.
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^ She broke her contract and went to New York to study acting at The Actor's Studio; she formed her own production company with photographer Milton H. Greene.

^ Not only did she pay alimony to Miller's first wife, he reportedly bought a Jaguar while they were in England, shipped it to the States, and charged it to her production company.
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.Logan had studied under Konstantin Stanislavsky, approved of method acting, and was supportive of Monroe.^ This discovery had lent further support to the claims of conspiracy theorists that Monroe had been under surveillance by the Kennedys and the Mafia.
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^ She left Hollywood to pursue serious acting by studying under Lee Strasberg at his Actors' Studio in New York City.
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[76] .Monroe severed contact with her drama coach, Natasha Lytess, replacing her with Paula Strasberg, who became a constant presence during the filming of Monroe's subsequent films.^ Marilyn Monroe was 29 when she became acting coach Lee Strasberg's favorite student and protegee in New York City.
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^ In 1948, Columbia gave her a six-month contract, turned her over to coach Natasha Lytess and featured her in the B movie Ladies of the Chorus (1948) in which she sang two numbers.
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^ Gable died of a heart attack shortly after filming was completed and although Monroe started work on a new movie, Something's Got To Give, she died during production.
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[77]
In The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), Monroe co-starred with Laurence Olivier, who also directed the film.
.In Bus Stop, Monroe played Chérie, a saloon bar singer with little talent who falls in love with a cowboy.^ Marilyn Monroe – who doesn’t love her?

^ P robably the most famous sex symbol of all times, Marilyn Monroe was in addition a successful actress and a talented singer.
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^ The first film to be made was Bus Stop directed by Joshua Logan who compared Monroe to Greta Garbo.
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.Her costumes, make-up and hair reflected a character who lacked sophistication, and Monroe provided deliberately mediocre singing and dancing.^ (CNN) -- To those who think they have heard all there is to hear about Marilyn Monroe, this work might make them think again.
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^ During her first six months at Fox she didn't work at all but learned about hair, make-up, costumes, acting and lighting.
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.Bosley Crowther of The New York Times proclaimed: "Hold on to your chairs, everybody, and get set for a rattling surprise.^ By the time Charlie Feldman returned from New York on Sunday, January 21, Marilyn appeared to have lined up a new protector.
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^ Barbara Leaming is the author of the New York Times best-seller Katharine Hepburn, as well as the much-acclaimed Orson Welles.
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^ Her articles have appeared in Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine.
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.Marilyn Monroe has finally proved herself an actress."^ Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress of the 20th century.

^ Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962) was an American actress of the 20th century.
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^ Marilyn Monroe: Icon of an Era Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was an actress, singer, and model.
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.In his autobiography, Movie Stars, Real People and Me, director Logan wrote: "I found Marilyn to be one of the great talents of all time...^ Marilyn is one of the greatest of all times.
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^ We looked into all aspects of her life including her psychologist and one time friend Dr. Greenson.

^ On one occasion, Marilyn found herself in a bedroom, with two men holding her down while a third tried to rape her.
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she struck me as being a much brighter person than I had ever imagined, and I think that was the first time I learned that intelligence and, yes, brilliance have nothing to do with education." Logan championed Monroe for an Academy Award nomination and complimented her professionalism until the end of his life.[78] .Though not nominated for an Academy Award,[79] she received a Golden Globe nomination.^ Marilyn was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.
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^ The first film under the new contract was Bus Stop, for which she received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
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.During this time, the relationship between Monroe and Miller had developed, and although the couple were able to maintain their privacy for almost a year, the press began to write about them as a couple,[80] often referred to as "The Egghead and The Hourglass".[81] The reports of their romance were soon overtaken by news that Miller had been called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee to explain his supposed communist affiliations.^ Miller preferred to write a new drama.
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^ The House Un-American Activities Committee, which since 1938 had been attempting to document the Communist infiltration of American film and theater, was preparing to launch motion picture industry hearings in March.
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^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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.Called upon to identify communists he was acquainted with, Miller refused and was charged with contempt of Congress.^ If Miller refused, Brewer threatened to call a strike of projectionists in order to prevent The Hook from ever being screened in the United States.
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He was acquitted on appeal.[82] .During the investigation, Monroe was urged by film executives to abandon Miller, rather than risk her career but she refused, later branding them as "born cowards".[82] The press began to discuss an impending marriage, but Monroe and Miller refused to confirm the rumor.^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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^ You need to put money aside for your later years for there is the risk of poverty or less income than you expected with poor chance of inheritances.

^ Critics praised her transformation in Bus Stop (1956) and the press was stunned by her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller .
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In June 1956, a reporter was following them by car, and as they attempted to elude him, the reporter's car crashed, killing a female passenger. .Monroe became hysterical upon hearing the news, and their engagement was announced, partly in the expectation that it would reduce the excessive media interest they were being subjected to.^ Marilyn Monroe was 29 when she became acting coach Lee Strasberg's favorite student and protegee in New York City.
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^ I think they should post them on the internet on a special site commemorating her when she was Norma Jean, that is, before she became Marilyn Monroe.

[81] They were married on June 29, 1956.
.Bus Stop was followed by The Prince and the Showgirl directed by Laurence Olivier, who also co-starred.^ The first film to be made was Bus Stop directed by Joshua Logan who compared Monroe to Greta Garbo.
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^ They went to England that fall where she made The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) with Laurence Olivier , fighting with him and falling further prey to alcohol and pills.
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^ Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)] Olivier came into my dressing room to give me hell for screwing up.
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Prior to filming, Olivier praised Monroe as "a brilliant comedienne, which to me means she is also an extremely skilled actress". During filming in England he resented Monroe's dependence on her drama coach, Paula Strasberg, regarding Strasberg as a fraud whose only talent was the ability to "butter Marilyn up". He recalled his attempts at explaining a scene to Monroe, only to hear Strasberg interject, "Honey - just think of Coca-Cola and Frank Sinatra."[83]
.Despite Monroe and Olivier clashing, Olivier later commented that in the film "Marilyn was quite wonderful, the best of all."^ The most likely candidate for a while seemed to be Charles Stanley Gifford, a salesman for the studio where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker, worked as a film-cutter.
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^ I looked at the page (great page, by the way - wonderful and unique photos of Monroe) and, I saw quite a few photos that lead me to believe Marilyn to be 5'5" or a bit over (although, there were precious few, that I saw, that showed the factors I've listed above).
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^ This 1954 film features Monroe at her golden peak, though not quite at the apex of her sexual iconography.
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[84] .Monroe's performance was hailed by critics, especially in Europe, where she won the David di Donatello, the Italian equivalent of the Academy Award, as well as the French Crystal Star Award.^ Kazan had already won an Academy Award as Best Director for Gentleman's Agreement, but it was Streetcar, on which the advance word was spectacular, that promised to be his watershed.
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^ Kazan had already won an Academy Award as Best Director for Gentleman's Agreement , but it was Streetcar , on which the advance word was spectacular, that promised to be his watershed.
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She was also nominated for a BAFTA.

Later years

.It was more than a year before Monroe began her next film.^ And the other day I happened on an early Monroe movie where she was in a shot with actor Paul Douglas who was no more than 5'11" and more likely was 5'10".
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^ Monroe had barely gathered herself into a functioning entity before she began falling apart.
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^ Feb/08 i agree with 5ft5-5ft6 but i don't think that she was more than 11o pounds(55kilograms) TJ says on 13/Jan/08 Marilyn was slimmer just before her death than she had been a few years before.
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During her hiatus, she summered with Miller in Amagansett, Long Island. She suffered a miscarriage on August 1, 1957.[85][86]

Some Like it Hot

.With Miller's encouragement she returned to Hollywood in August 1958 to star in Some Like it Hot.^ A dramatic, psychologically astute biography of the troubled sex symbol and star of such classics as 'Some Like It Hot,' 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,' and 'The Seven Year Itch.'
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^ After a year off in 1958, Marilyn returned to the screen the next year for the delightful comedy, Some Like It Hot (1959) with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon .
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^ I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, "There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star.
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.The film was directed by Billy Wilder and co-stared Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.^ I met both Lemmon and Curtis and I was taller than both of them, especially Jack and I'm not even 6'.
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^ The film was an absolute smash hit, with Curtis and Lemmon pretending to be females in an all-girl band, so they can get work.
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^ After a year off in 1958, Marilyn returned to the screen the next year for the delightful comedy, Some Like It Hot (1959) with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon .
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.Wilder had experienced Monroe's tardiness, stage fright, and inability to remember lines during production of The Seven Year Itch, but now her behavior was more hostile, and was marked by refusals to participate in filming, and occasional outbursts of profanity.^ Most wear facsimiles of the famous “Seven Year Itch” dress, the one that blew upwards when Marilyn stood over the subway grate (a scene that so infuriated Joe DiMaggio that he stormed off the set and begged Marilyn to leave the film).

^ One incident allegedly happened after the skirt blowing scene in The Seven Year Itch was filmed on New York's Lexington Avenue before hundreds of fans; director Billy Wilder recalled "the look of death" on DiMaggio's face as he watched.

^ She looked more like 130-140 in The Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop.
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[87] She consistently refused to take direction from Wilder, or insisted on numerous retakes of simple scenes until she was satisfied.[88] .She developed a rapport with Lemmon, but she disliked Curtis after hearing that he had described their love scenes as "like kissing Hitler".[89] Curtis later stated that the comment was intended as a joke.^ Frank2 says on 7/Apr/06 TJ, I've read an interview with Curtis regarding Some Like it Hot where he claimed he was 5'11" and that Jack Lemmon was also 5'11".
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^ I just ran Some Like It Hot and in the scenes on the sand when both she and Jack Lemmon are barefoot, Lemmon is at the very least about four to five inches taller.
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^ Later in the year, the single I Honestly Love You was released in the United States and became her first single to chart at #1 across the Atlantic.

[90] .During filming, Monroe discovered that she was pregnant, but suffered another miscarriage in December 1958, as filming was completed.^ During his research, Spoto discovered that Slatzer's claim that he had been married to Monroe was pure invention.
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[91]
In Some Like It Hot (1959)
The film became a resounding success, and was nominated for five Academy Awards. .Monroe was acclaimed for her performance and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.^ Monroe's performance earned her a Golden Globe.
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^ Marilyn was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.
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^ It contains photographs of Ms. Monroe that would earn this book an R rating if it were a motion picture.
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Wilder commented that the film was the biggest success he had ever been associated with.[92] .He discussed the problems he encountered during filming, saying "Marilyn was so difficult because she was totally unpredictable.^ (His words, not mine) Marilyn was constantly fighting weight and during several films changed weight all over the place causing her wardrobe people to go bonkers.
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^ Kevin T says on 10/May/07 "Marilyn was 140 at her heaviest, during filming of Some Like it Hot."
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^ The size measurments for Marilyn did vary because she had problems with her weight fluctuating.
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I never knew what kind of day we were going to have... would she be cooperative or obstructive?"[93] He had little patience with her method acting technique and said that instead of going to the Actors Studio "she should have gone to a train-engineer's school ... to learn something about arriving on schedule."[94] Wilder had become ill during filming, and explained, "We were in mid-flight – and there was a nut on the plane."[95] In hindsight, he discussed Monroe's "certain indefinable magic" and "absolute genius as a comic actress."[93]

Let's Make Love

.By this time, Monroe had only completed one film, Bus Stop, under her four picture contract with 20th Century Fox.^ Relying on letters, memos, other biographies and a paper trail from Twentieth Century-Fox, Leaming relays the precise dates when Monroe signed contracts, called in sick, filmed for half a day, etc.
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^ Was named the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy magazine in 1999.
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^ Kendall and I were at a screening of one of Monroe’s films recently and met Marilyn’s actual stand-in from the 50s.

.She agreed to appear in Let's Make Love, which was to be directed by George Cukor, but she was not satisfied with the script, and Arthur Miller rewrote it.^ She told herself that she was in love with Arthur Miller.
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^ Miller abruptly withdrew his script, refusing to make changes that struck him as absurd.
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^ So I agree she was definately 5ft 5.5 minimum Peter says on 24/Sep/07 How tall was Arthur Miller?
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[96] Gregory Peck was originally cast in the male lead role, but he refused the role after Miller's rewrite; Cary Grant, Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Rock Hudson also refused the role before it was offered to Yves Montand.[97] Monroe and Miller befriended Montand and his wife, actress Simone Signoret, and filming progressed well until Miller was required to travel to Europe on business. Monroe began to leave the film set early and on several occasions failed to attend, but her attitude improved after Montand confronted her. .Signoret returned to Europe to make a film, and Monroe and Montand began a brief affair that ended when Montand refused to leave Signoret.^ She had been farmed out to a foster family by a sick mother, who was barely able to make ends meet with various low-end jobs in the film industry.
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^ How have I lived on this planet for almost 46 years without ever hearing a word about the brief affair between Joan Crawford and Marilyn Monroe?

^ Worse, when she returned, her eyes were often swollen from crying, making it difficult to film her.
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[98] The film was not a critical or commercial success.[99]
Monroe's health deteriorated during this period, and she began to see a Los Angeles psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson. He later recalled that during this time she frequently complained of insomnia, and told Greenson that she visited several medical doctors to obtain what Greenson considered an excessive variety of drugs. He concluded that she was progressing to the point of addiction, but also noted that she could give up the drugs for extended periods without suffering any withdrawal symptoms.[100] .According to Greenson, the marriage between Miller and Monroe was strained; he said that Miller appeared to genuinely care for Monroe and was willing to help her, but that Monroe rebuffed while also expressing resentment towards him for not doing more to help her.^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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^ The moral crisis that, in reality, had sent Miller rushing back to New York would only have made him more attractive to Marilyn.
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^ But when Miller appeared on Friday night, there could be no mistaking that he was "totally wrapped up" in Marilyn Monroe.
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[101] Greenson stated that his main objective at the time was to enforce a drastic reduction in Monroe's drug intake.[102]

The Misfits

.In 1956 Arthur Miller had lived briefly in Nevada and wrote a short story about some of the local people he had become acquainted with, a divorced woman and some aging cowboys.^ In a second work-in-progress, Miller wrote about a Marilyn-like woman of free and open sexuality.
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^ All that changed, however, when Norma Jeane, aged seven, went to live briefly with her mother, Gladys Baker.
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^ As Miller later disclosed to his attorney, he worried that some of the people who saw him there might have assumed he actually belonged to the Party during that period.
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By 1960 he had developed the short story into a screenplay, and envisaged it as containing a suitable role for Monroe. .It became her last completed film, The Misfits, directed by John Huston and costarring Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter.^ Divorced and disillusioned, Roslyn (Marilyn) befriends a group of misfits, including an aging cowboy (Clark Gable), a heartbroken mechanic (Eli Wallach) and a worn-out rodeo rider (Montgomery Clift).
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^ Mrs Gable carrying young John Clark Gable into church for posthumous baptism.
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^ With Sam Spiegel's help, he persuaded John Huston to let Marilyn read for a role in his new film.
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.Shooting commenced in July 1960, with most taking place in the hot Northern Nevada Black Rock Desert.^ Take, for example, Summers's account of an evening in July 1960.

Monroe was frequently ill and unable to perform, and away from the influence of Dr. Greenson, she had resumed her consumption of sleeping pills and alcohol.[102] .A visitor to the set, Susan Strasberg, later described Monroe as "mortally injured in some way,"[103] and in August, Monroe was rushed to Los Angeles where she was hospitalized for ten days.^ But after McKee married in 1935, Norma Jeane was sent to the Los Angeles Orphans Home (later renamed Hollygrove), and then to a succession of foster homes.
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^ The men were in Los Angeles to set up their first film together.
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^ M arilyn was born Norma Jeane Mortenson in the charity ward of the Los Angeles County Hospital on 1 June 1926.
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Newspapers reported that she had been near death, although the nature of her illness was not disclosed.[104] .Louella Parsons wrote in her newspaper column that Monroe was "a very sick girl, much sicker than at first believed," and disclosed that she was being treated by a psychiatrist.^ I like Marilyn Monroe very much!She is very attractive and lovely!

^ She had endured being treated by certain families as little more than an indentured servant.
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^ Very much in love with Marilyn, the dwarf-like agent believed in her, and in her dream of being a star, as no one had done before.
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[104]
.Monroe returned to Nevada and completed the film, but she became hostile towards Arthur Miller, and public arguments were reported by the press.^ Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller pose for camera.
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^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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^ [London - Royal Command Performance with Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller] People lined up at night outside, cinema billboard re Royal Film Performance The Battle of the River Plate .
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[105] .Making the film had proved to be an arduous experience for the actors; in addition to Monroe's distress, Montgomery Clift had frequently been unable to perform due to illness, and by the final day of shooting, Thelma Ritter was in hospital suffering from exhaustion.^ And the other day I happened on an early Monroe movie where she was in a shot with actor Paul Douglas who was no more than 5'11" and more likely was 5'10".
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^ If Monroe enjoyed any good friendships or happy experiences making films, they're not presented here.
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^ Marilyn Monroe Special Anniversary Collection (The Seven Year Itch / Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / Niagara / River of No Return / Let's Make Love / Marilyn - The Final Days) .
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Gable, commenting that he felt unwell, left the set without attending the wrap party.[106] .Monroe and Miller returned to New York on separate flights.^ Miller, torn, returned to New York the following day.
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^ Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan had just traveled cross-country by train from New York.
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^ Nonetheless, faced with precisely the sort of trouble he wanted to avoid, Kazan returned to New York determined to mend his ways and be faithful to Molly.
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[107]
Monroe in her final completed film, The Misfits (1961)
Within ten days Monroe had announced her separation from Miller, and Gable had died from a heart attack.[108] .Gable's widow, Kay, commented to Louella Parsons that it had been the "eternal waiting" on the set of The Misfits that had contributed to his death, though she did not name Monroe.^ Around the time of her death, she did look much thinner, having gone on a crash diet after The Misfits, and the 117 pound number seems credible.
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When reporters asked Monroe if she felt guilty about Gable's death, she refused to answer,[109] but the journalist Sidney Skolsky recalled that privately she expressed regret for her poor treatment of Gable during filming and described her as being in "a dark pit of despair."[110] Monroe later attended the christening of the Gables' son, at the invitation of Kay Gable.[110]
The Misfits was the subject of mediocre reviews, and was not a commercial success, though some praised the performances of Monroe and Gable.[110] Huston later commented that Monroe's performance was not acting in the true sense, and that she had drawn from her own experiences to show herself, rather than a character. "She had no techniques. It was all the truth. It was only Marilyn."[110]
.During the following months, Monroe's dependence on alcohol and prescription medications began to take a toll on her health, and friends such as Susan Strasberg later spoke of her illness.^ Two months had passed since she tried to take her own life following Johnny's death, and now she still had to figure out how to go on by herself.
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[111] .Her divorce from Arthur Miller was finalized in January 1961, with Monroe citing "incompatibility of character,"[111] and in February she voluntarily entered the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic.^ Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller pose for camera.
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^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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^ When she and Kazan saw Arthur Miller off at the airport in January of 1951, there was not really any question of what Marilyn must do next.
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.Monroe later described the experience as a "nightmare".[112] She was able to phone Joe DiMaggio from the clinic, and he immediately traveled from Florida to New York to facilitate her transfer to the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.^ Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan had just traveled cross-country by train from New York.
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^ Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio and crowd of reporters on airport tarmac and up ramp into plane.
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^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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She remained there for three weeks. Illness prevented her from working for the remainder of the year; she underwent surgery to correct a blockage in her Fallopian tubes in May, and the following month underwent gall bladder surgery.[113] She returned to California and lived in a rented apartment as she convalesced.

Something's Got to Give

.In 1962 Monroe began filming Something's Got to Give, which was to be the third film of her four-film contract with 20th Century Fox.^ The agency passed her on to a film agent, who landed her a screen test at Twentieth Century-Fox.
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^ Relying on letters, memos, other biographies and a paper trail from Twentieth Century-Fox, Leaming relays the precise dates when Monroe signed contracts, called in sick, filmed for half a day, etc.
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^ Third, I've watched "Millionaire" dozens of times and recently began studying the height difference between Marilyn, Betty and Lauren Bacall from the film and stills.
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It was to be directed by George Cukor, and co-starred Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse. She was ill with a virus as filming commenced, and suffered from high temperatures and recurrent sinusitis. .On one occasion she refused to perform with Martin as he had a cold, and the producer Henry Weinstein recalled seeing her on several occasions being physically ill as she prepared to film her scenes, and attributed it to her dread of performing.^ Night scenes: low-angle shots of Monroe performing on the stage w/ male quartet - it appears to be cold [slightly underexposed].
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He commented, "Very few people experience terror. We all experience anxiety, unhappiness, heartbreaks, but that was sheer primal terror."[114]
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.On May 19, 1962, she attended the birthday celebration of President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, at the suggestion of Kennedy's brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford.^ Walter says on 22/Jun/06 Hello everybody: Please watch the two photos taken in may 1962 at Madison Square Garden.Dreadful Maria Callas was 5' 7.5" or even 5' 8".The greek witch was barefoot that night and Marilyn using 5 inches heels ????
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^ Marilyn height was between 5' 5.5" and 5' 6".Please look the photos from the sapnish site that Frank talked about Walter says on 22/Jun/06 Dreadful Maria Callas was 5' 7.5" or 5' 8".Can you tell me what does it mean the photo taken at Madison Square Garden in may 1962 ????
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Monroe performed "Happy Birthday" along with a specially written verse based on Bob Hope's "Thanks for the Memory". Kennedy responded to her performance with the remark, "Thank you. I can now retire from politics after having had 'Happy Birthday' sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way."[115]
.Monroe returned to the set of Something's Got to Give and filmed a sequence in which she appeared nude in a swimming pool.^ In the garden, steps led up to a heated swimming pool, beside which Miller set up his typewriter on a glass table.
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^ To give you a comparison, Doris Day was 5'6" and just look how much taller she appeared in all of her films.
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Commenting that she wanted to "push Liz Taylor off the magazine covers," she gave permission for several partially nude photographs to be published by Life. .Having only reported for work on twelve occasions out of a total of 35 days of production,[114] Monroe was dismissed.^ Kazan came to the party late, his date having failed to work out.
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.The studio 20th Century Fox filed a lawsuit against her for half a million dollars,[116] and the studio's vice president, Peter Levathes, issued a statement saying "The star system has gotten way out of hand.^ In Hollywood, he'd negotiated a six-picture, non-exclusive deal with Twentieth Century Fox, at the highest per-picture director's salary the studio had ever agreed to pay.
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^ In Hollywood, he'd negotiated a six-picture, non-exclusive deal with Twentieth Century-Fox, at the highest per-picture director's salary the studio had ever agreed to pay.
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We've let the inmates run the asylum, and they've practically destroyed it."[116] Monroe was replaced by Lee Remick, and when Dean Martin refused to work with any other actress, he was also threatened with a lawsuit.[116]

New Directions

Following her dismissal, Monroe engaged in several high-profile publicity ventures. She gave an interview to Cosmopolitan and was photographed at Peter Lawford's beach house sipping champagne and walking on the beach.[117] .She next posed for Bert Stern for Vogue in a series of photographs that included several nudes.^ Next day in hotel MM with hoardes of press photographers - poses.
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^ In 1962, Bert Stern took nude photos of her.
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[117] Published after her death, they became known as 'The Last Sitting'. Richard Meryman interviewed her for Life, in which Monroe reflected upon her relationship with her fans and her uncertainties in identifying herself as a "star" and a "sex symbol." She referred to the events surrounding Arthur Miller's appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956, and her studio's warning that she would be "finished" if she showed public support for him, and commented, "You have to start all over again. But I believe you're always as good as your potential. I now live in my work and in a few relationships with the few people I can really count on. .Fame will go by, and, so long, I've had you fame.^ You've never met any of these people yet you go by what you read from official sources and dismiss anything stated by me.
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.If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.^ If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle."

^ If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
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So at least it's something I experienced, but that's not where I live."[118]
In the final weeks of her life, Monroe engaged in discussions about future film projects, and firm arrangements were made to continue negotiations.[119] Among the projects was a biography of Jean Harlow later filmed unsuccessfully with Carroll Baker. Starring roles in Billy Wilder's Irma La Douce[120] and What a Way to Go! were also discussed; Shirley MacLaine eventually played the roles in both films. .Kim Novak replaced her in Kiss Me, Stupid, a comedy in which she was to star opposite Dean Martin.^ Kiss me Stupid is an awful film, but it does demonstrate what a fine actress Kim was.
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A film version of the Broadway musical, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, and an unnamed World War I–themed musical co-starring Gene Kelly were also discussed, but the projects did not occur.[119] .Her dispute with 20th Century Fox was resolved, and her contract renewed into a $1 million two-picture deal, and filming of Something's Got to Give was scheduled to resume in early fall 1962. Also on the table was an Italian film offer worth several million giving her script, director and co-star approval.^ Relying on letters, memos, other biographies and a paper trail from Twentieth Century-Fox, Leaming relays the precise dates when Monroe signed contracts, called in sick, filmed for half a day, etc.
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^ In Hollywood, he'd negotiated a six-picture, non-exclusive deal with Twentieth Century Fox, at the highest per-picture director's salary the studio had ever agreed to pay.
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^ In Hollywood, he'd negotiated a six-picture, non-exclusive deal with Twentieth Century-Fox, at the highest per-picture director's salary the studio had ever agreed to pay.
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[121] Allan "Whitey" Snyder who saw her during the last week of her life, said Monroe was pleased by the opportunities available to her, and that she "never looked better [and] was in great spirits."[119]

Death and aftermath

The crypt of Marilyn Monroe
On August 5, 1962, LAPD police sergeant Jack Clemmons received a call at 4:25 a.m. from Dr. Ralph Greenson, Monroe's psychiatrist, proclaiming that Monroe was found dead at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.[122] .She was 36 years old.^ At 36 years old, Marilyn surveyed the parts of her that the public seemed to be most interested in: .

At the subsequent autopsy, eight milligram percent of Chloral Hydrate and 4.5 milligram percent of Nembutal were found in her system,[123] and Dr. Thomas Noguchi of the Los Angeles County Coroners office recorded cause of death as "acute barbiturate poisoning," resulting from a "probable suicide".[124] Many theories, including murder, circulated about the circumstances of her death and the timeline after the body was found. .Some conspiracy theories involved John and Robert Kennedy, while other theories suggested CIA or Mafia complicity.^ Some people believe that the mob did it in order to try to expose Marilyn and Robert's relationship to the public (which would have ruined the Kennedys).

^ Most if not all of the other people that she spoke with that night said she did not sound drugged and that she revealed to them some secret information regarding her relationship to Robert Kennedy.

[125][126]
On August 8, 1962, Monroe was interred in a crypt at Corridor of Memories #24, at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles. Lee Strasberg delivered the eulogy. The crypt space immediately to the left of Monroe's was bought and reserved by Hugh Hefner in 1992.[127]
.In August 2009, the crypt space directly above that of Monroe was placed for auction[128] on eBay.^ The crypt directly above Marilyn Monroe was sold for $4.6 million on eBay!
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^ DANNYGLOVERSDICKBLOOD says – reply to this 12 "4.6 million is a lot to pay for a final resting place, but such was the outlandish bid a JAPANESE made on eBay for the crypt that lies directly above Marilyn Monroe.
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^ Japanese man made on eBay for the crypt that lies directly above Marilyn Monroe .
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Elsie Poncher plans to exhume her husband and move him to an adjacent plot. She advertised the crypt, hoping "to make enough money to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage" on her Beverly Hills mansion.[127] The winning bid was placed by an anonymous Japanese man for $4.6 million,[129] but the winning bidder later backed out "because of the paying problem" [130]

Marriages

James Dougherty

.Monroe married James Dougherty on June 19, 1942. In The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe and To Norma Jeane with Love, Jimmie, he claimed they were in love, but dreams of stardom lured her away.^ On June 19, 1942, three weeks after her sixteenth birthday, Norma Jeane Baker married Jimmy Dougherty.
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^ Joe D. loves Marilyn Monroe and always will.

^ Marilyn Monroe – who doesn’t love her?

.In 1953, he wrote a piece called "Marilyn Monroe Was My Wife" for Photoplay, in which he claimed that she threatened to jump off the Santa Monica Pier if he left her.^ And yet I myself had paid no attention to this book; I suppose I wrote it off as just another biography of Marilyn Monroe - www.MarilynMonroe.name, unlikely to shed new light on the Kennedys.

^ March 04, 2009: I bought this book because my daughter wanted to write a report about Marilyn Monroe.
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^ In my opinion, Marilyn Monroe was not attractive - it's my taste, beauty's in the eye of the beholder.
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.In the 2004 documentary Marilyn's Man, Dougherty made three new claims: that he invented the "Marilyn Monroe" persona; studio executives forced her to divorce him; and that he was her true love and her "dedicated friend for life."^ Joe D. loves Marilyn Monroe and always will.

^ Marilyn Monroe – who doesn’t love her?

^ I like Marilyn Monroe very much!She is very attractive and lovely!

.Dougherty's actions seem to contradict these claims: he remarried months after Monroe divorced him; his sister told the December 1952 Modern Screen Magazine that he left Monroe because she wanted to pursue modeling, after he initially gave her permission to do so; he confirmed Monroe's version of the beginning of their relationship in an A&E Network Monroe documentary that his mother had asked him to marry her so that she would not be returned to an orphanage.^ I guess that people receive these as her words simply because they want something new from Marilyn.

^ She offered Norma Jeane a choice: either she married a young man Grace had selected, or she would have to return to the orphanage.
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^ As though quickly realizing that that was the last thing in the world a married man would want to hear, she tried to reassure him.
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.Most telling, on August 6, 1962, The New York Times reported that, on being informed of her death, Dougherty replied "I'm sorry" and continued his LAPD patrol.^ It was a bestseller and received excellent reviews in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Newsday, the Los Angeles Weekly, and the New York Times.

^ It would be impossible to tell in this case as it would be in most cases - unless, of course, the person is alive and being measured and can correlate their flat-on-back height measurement to their standing-up-straight measurement.
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^ Barbara Leaming is the author of the New York Times best-seller Katharine Hepburn, as well as the much-acclaimed Orson Welles.
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He did not attend Monroe's funeral.

Joe DiMaggio

.In 1951, Joe DiMaggio saw a picture of Monroe with Chicago White Sox players Joe Dobson and Gus Zernial, but did not ask the man who arranged the stunt to set up a date until 1952. Monroe wrote in My Story that she did not want to meet him, fearing a stereotypical jock.^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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^ As though quickly realizing that that was the last thing in the world a married man would want to hear, she tried to reassure him.
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^ How could such a man betray his wife, the mother of his children, the woman who had supported him when he was a struggling writer?
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They eloped at San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1954. During their honeymoon in Japan, she was asked to visit Korea as part of the USO. She performed ten shows in four days for over 100,000 servicemen.
Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe staying at Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on their honeymoon.
.Maury Allen quoted New York Yankees PR man Arthur Richman that Joe told him that the marriage went wrong from then.^ Marilyn moved there when Arthur Miller went to New York.
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^ The absence of new interviews here is most noticeable in passages detailing Monroe's marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
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^ The moral crisis that, in reality, had sent Miller rushing back to New York would only have made him more attractive to Marilyn.
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.On September 14, 1954, Monroe filmed the skirt-blowing scene for The Seven Year Itch in front of New York's Trans-Lux Theater.^ She looked more like 130-140 in The Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop.
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^ Hyde negotiated a new seven-year contract that went into effect on May 11, 1950.
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Bill Kobrin, then Fox's east coast correspondent, told the Palm Springs Desert Sun in 1956 that it was Billy Wilder's idea to turn the shoot into a media circus, and that the couple had a "yelling battle" in the theater lobby.[131] She filed for divorce on grounds of mental cruelty 274 days after the wedding.
In February 1961, Monroe was admitted to the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. She contacted DiMaggio, who secured her release. .She later joined him in Florida, where he was serving as a batting coach at the New York Yankees' training camp.^ Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan had just traveled cross-country by train from New York.
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^ The moral crisis that, in reality, had sent Miller rushing back to New York would only have made him more attractive to Marilyn.
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.Bob Hope jokingly dedicated Best Song nominee The Second Time Around to them at the 1961 Academy Awards.^ Kazan had already won an Academy Award as Best Director for Gentleman's Agreement, but it was Streetcar, on which the advance word was spectacular, that promised to be his watershed.
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^ Kazan had already won an Academy Award as Best Director for Gentleman's Agreement , but it was Streetcar , on which the advance word was spectacular, that promised to be his watershed.
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.According to Allen, on August 1, 1962, DiMaggio – alarmed by how Monroe had fallen in with people he considered detrimental to her well-being – quit his job with a PX supplier to ask her to remarry him.^ She told him what Arthur had said about being unhappy at home, and asked Kazan to help him.
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After Monroe's death, DiMaggio claimed her body and arranged her funeral. For 20 years, he had a half-dozen red roses delivered to her crypt three times a week.
.In 2006, DiMaggio's adopted granddaughters auctioned the bulk of his estate, which featured two letters Monroe penned to him and a photograph signed "I love you, Joe, Marilyn."^ Mortified by Marilyn's refusal to marry him, he asked Joe Schenck to try to change her mind.
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^ It wasn't money that Marilyn wanted in life but respect; and who would respect a girl if she married a man she didn't love just to be sure she inherited his estate?
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^ When Marilyn attended Uncle Joe's parties, or accompanied him to Palm Springs for the weekend, he was happy to pass her around to friends.
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[132]

Arthur Miller

.On June 29, 1956, Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller, whom she first met in 1950, in a civil ceremony in White Plains, New York.^ Marilyn moved there when Arthur Miller went to New York.
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^ Miller, torn, returned to New York the following day.
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^ Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan had just traveled cross-country by train from New York.
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City Court Judge Seymour Robinowitz presided over the hushed ceremony in the law office of Sam Slavitt (the wedding had been kept secret from both the press and the public). Monroe and Miller wed again two days later in a Jewish ceremony before a small group of guests. Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg, a Reform rabbi at Congregation Mishkan Israel, presided over the ceremony.[133] Their nuptials were celebrated at the home of Miller's literary agent, Kay Brown, in Westchester County, NY. Some 30 friends and relatives attended the hastily arranged party. In reflecting on his courtship of Monroe, Miller wrote, "She was a whirling light to me then, all paradox and enticing mystery, street-tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity that few retain past early adolescence."[134] Nominally raised as a Christian, she converted to Judaism before marrying Miller.[135][136][137][138] After she finished shooting The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier, the couple returned to the United States from England and discovered she was pregnant.
Miller's screenplay for The Misfits, a story about a despairing divorcée, was meant to be a Valentine gift for his wife, but by the time filming started in 1960 their marriage was beyond repair. A Mexican divorce was granted on January 24, 1961 in Ciudad Juarez by Francisco José Gómez Fraire. On February 17, 1962, Miller married Inge Morath, one of the Magnum photographers recording the making of The Misfits.
In January 1964, Miller's play After The Fall opened, featuring a beautiful and devouring shrew named Maggie. Simone Signoret noted in her autobiography the morbidity of Miller and Elia Kazan resuming their professional association "over a casket." In interviews and in his autobiography, Miller insisted that Maggie was not based on Monroe. .However, he never pretended that his last Broadway-bound work, Finishing the Picture, was not based on the making of The Misfits.^ When she finished work on this picture, she had no further assignments.
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^ The kind of "nothing" pictures she had already done would never make her a star.
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He appeared in the documentary The Century of the Self, lamenting the psychological work being done on her before her death.

The Kennedys

From President Kennedy's birthday gala where Monroe sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President."
On May 18, 1962, Monroe made her last significant public appearance, singing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" at a birthday party for President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden. The dress that she wore to the event, specially designed and made for her by Jean Louis, sold at an auction in 1999 for USD $1.26 million.[139]
Rumors have existed since the 1960s that Monroe had affairs with Robert Kennedy or John Kennedy, or both.[140] .Allegations of an affair with President Kennedy did not make it into the mainstream press until the 1970s, but a pamphlet was published in 1964, after Monroe's death, entitled The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe, by investigator Frank Cappell.^ And I'm not one to buy into the Monroe/Kennedy conspiracy.
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^ The author of a number of big biographies of big stars, e.g., Katharine Hepburn , Leaming digs into the scandals surrounding Monroe's life and death.
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It alleged a relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy.[140] JFK's reputed mistress Judith Exner, in her 1977 autobiography, also wrote about an affair that she said the president and Monroe had.[140]
.Journalist Anthony Summers examines the issue of Monroe's relationships with the Kennedy brothers at length in two books: his 1993 biography of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, entitled Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, and his 1985 biography of Monroe, entitled Goddess.^ The author of a number of big biographies of big stars, e.g., Katharine Hepburn , Leaming digs into the scandals surrounding Monroe's life and death.
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.In the Hoover book, Summers concludes that Monroe was in love with President Kennedy and wanted to marry him in the early 1960s; that she called the White House frequently; and that, when the married President had to break off their affair, Monroe became even more depressed, and then turned to Robert Kennedy, who may have visited Monroe in Los Angeles about the time that she died.^ And the other day I happened on an early Monroe movie where she was in a shot with actor Paul Douglas who was no more than 5'11" and more likely was 5'10".
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^ But, even leaving Cary Grant at 6', as Frank2 states for him, this photo shows an easily 5'5 1/2" Monroe.
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^ As though quickly realizing that that was the last thing in the world a married man would want to hear, she tried to reassure him.
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[141]
Patricia Seaton Lawford, the fourth wife of actor Peter Lawford, also deals with the Monroe - Kennedy matters in her 1988 biography of Peter Lawford, entitled The Peter Lawford Story. .Lawford's first wife was Patricia Kennedy Lawford, the sister of John and Robert; Lawford was very close to the Kennedy family for over a decade, including the time of Monroe's death.^ Witty, intelligent, well-read, and recently divorced from John Huston, Keyes was very much interested in meeting the author of Death of a Salesman .
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Administration of estate

.In her will, Monroe left Lee Strasberg her personal effects, which amounted to just over half of her residuary estate.^ Drama coach Lee Strasberg uses Marilyn to build up his prestige, regardless of the effects on her career or well-being.
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She expressed her desire that he "distribute [the effects] among my friends, colleagues and those to whom I am devoted."[142] Instead, he stored them in a warehouse, and willed them to his widow, Anna. .Inez Melson successfully sued Los Angeles-based Odyssey Auctions in 1994 to prevent the sale of items taken by Monroe's former business manager.^ By the time he returned to Los Angeles, Marilyn, to his dismay, had already taken up with Kazan.
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In October 1999, Christie's auctioned the bulk of the items, including those recovered from Melson's family, netting US $13,405,785.
Anna Strasberg then sued the children of four photographers to determine rights of publicity, which permits the licensing of images of deceased personages for commercial purposes. The decision was worth millions as to whether Monroe was a resident of California (where she died) or New York (where her will was probated).[143]
On May 4, 2007, a judge in New York ruled that Monroe's rights of publicity ended at death.[144][145][146] In October 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 771.[147] The legislation was supported by Strasberg and the Screen Actors Guild,[148] and established that non-family members may inherit rights of publicity through the residuary clause of the deceased's will, provided that the person was a resident of California at the time of death.[149]
.In March 2008, the United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled that Monroe was a resident of New York at the time of her death, citing that the executor of her estate told California tax authorities as much, and that a 1966 sworn affidavit by her housekeeper quoted Monroe as saying that she considered New York City her primary residence.^ Barbara Leaming is the author of the New York Times best-seller Katharine Hepburn, as well as the much-acclaimed Orson Welles.
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^ By the time he returned to Los Angeles, Marilyn, to his dismay, had already taken up with Kazan.
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^ Considering Angelina Jolie is somewhat of a new age Marylin Monroe.
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[150] The decision was reaffirmed by the United States District Court of New York in September 2008.[151]

In popular culture

LIFE Magazine released rare photos of Monroe in the summer of 2009. Most of them were unused photos from magazine photo shoots. .At the time the photos were shot, Monroe had her first small breakout role as a mistress in "The Asphalt Jungle."^ As Johnny never tired of reminding Marilyn, The Asphalt Jungle was the first of her films that mattered.
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^ Marilyn attracted attention in small but showy roles in John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle and Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve .
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The star was better known as a model at the time, though she'd had a handful of cameos in films.[152]

Filmography

Year Film Role Director
1947 Dangerous Years Evie Arthur Pierson
1948 .Scudda Hay!">Scudda Hoo!^ SCUDDA HOO! SCUDDA HAY 1948 MARILYN MONROE .
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^ Marilyn in the largely forgettable, SCUDDA HOO! SCUDDA HAY! The two of the three brief scenes she appeared wound up on the cutting room floor.

Scudda Hay!
Betty (uncredited) Hugh Herbert
1948 Ladies of the Chorus Peggy Martin Phil Karlson
1949 Love Happy Grunion's Client (uncredited) David Miller
1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk Clara (uncredited) Richard Sale
1950 Right Cross Dusky Ledoux (uncredited) John Sturges
1950 The Fireball Polly Tay Garnett
1950 The Asphalt Jungle Angela Phinlay John Huston
1950 All About Eve Miss Claudia Caswell Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1951 Love Nest Roberta Stevens Joseph M. Newman
1951 Let's Make It Legal Joyce Mannering Richard Sale
1951 Home Town Story Iris Martin Arthur Pierson
1951 As Young as You Feel Harriet Harman Jones
1952 O. Henry's Full House Streetwalker Henry Koster
1952 Monkey Business Lois Laurel Howard Hawks
1952 Clash by Night Peggy Fritz Lang
1952 We're Not Married! Anabel Norris Edmund Goulding
1952 Don't Bother to Knock Nell Forbes Roy Baker
1953 Niagara Rose Loomis Henry Hathaway
1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Lorelei Lee Howard Hawks
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire Pola Debevoise Jean Negulesco
1954 River of No Return Kay Weston Otto Preminger
1954 There's No Business Like Show Business Vicky Walter Lang
1955 The Seven Year Itch The Girl Billy Wilder
1956 Bus Stop Chérie Joshua Logan
1957 The Prince and the Showgirl Elsie Marina Laurence Olivier
1959 Some Like It Hot Sugar Kane Kowalczyk Billy Wilder
1960 Let's Make Love Amanda Dell George Cukor
1961 The Misfits Roslyn Taber John Huston
1962 Something's Got to Give (Unfinished) Ellen Wagstaff Arden George Cukor

Songs

1948
"Every Baby Needs A Da Da Daddy," "Anyone Can See I Love You," "Ladies Of The Chorus"
1953
"Two Little Girls From Little Rock," "When Love Goes Wrong," "Bye Bye Baby," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"
1954
1956
1959
  • Some Like It Hot: "Some Like It Hot," "Runnin' Wild," "I Wanna Be Loved By You," "I'm Through With Love"
1960
  • Let's Make Love: "My Heart Belongs To Daddy," "Specialization," "Let's Make Love"
1962 "Happy Birthday Mr. President"

Awards and nominations

  • 1951 Henrietta Awards: The Best Young Box Office Personality
  • 1952 Photoplay Award: Fastest Rising Star of 1952
  • 1952 Photoplay Award: Special Award
  • 1952 Look American Magazine Achievement Award: Most Promising Female Newcomer of 1952
  • 1953 Golden Globe Henrietta Award: World Film Favorite Female.
  • 1953 Sweetheart of The Month (Playboy)
  • 1953 Photoplay Award: Most Popular Female Star
  • 1954 Photoplay Award for Best Actress: for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire
  • 1956 BAFTA Film Award nomination: Best Foreign Actress for The Seven Year Itch
  • 1956 Golden Globe nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress in Comedy or Musical for Bus Stop
  • 1958 BAFTA Film Award nomination: Best Foreign Actress for The Prince and the Showgirl
  • 1958 David di Donatello Award (Italian): Best Foreign Actress for The Prince and the Showgirl
  • 1959 Crystal Star Award (French): Best Foreign Actress for The Prince and the Showgirl
  • 1960 Golden Globe, Best Motion Picture Actress in Comedy or Musical for Some Like It Hot
  • 1962 Golden Globe, World Film Favorite: Female
  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 6104 Hollywood Blvd.
  • 1999 she was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in their list AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rosalind Russell
for Auntie Mame
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
for Some Like It Hot

1960
Succeeded by
Shirley MacLaine
for The Apartment

See also

References

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    Metropolitan Books. ISBN 0-8050-7818-5.
     
  • Clayton, Marie (2004). Marilyn Monroe: Unseen Archives. Barnes & Noble Inc.. ISBN 0-7607-4673-7. 
  • Evans, Mike (2004). Marilyn: The Ultimate Book. MQ Publications. ASIN B000FL52LG. 
  • Kouvaros, George. ""The Misfits": What Happened Around the Camera". Film Quarterly (University of California Press) 55 (4): 28–33. doi:10.1525/fq.2002.55.4.28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1213933. 
  • Gilmore, John (2007). Inside Marilyn Monroe, A Memoir. Ferine Books, Los Angeles. ISBN 0-97889680-7. 
  • Goode, James (1986). The Making of "The Misfits". Limelight Editions, New York. ISBN 0-87910-065-6. 
  • Guiles, Fred Lawrence (1993). .Norma Jean: The Life of Marilyn Monroe.^ Norma Jeane might well have remained a housewife in the San Fernando Valley for the rest of her life if World War II had not intervened.
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    ^ Marilyn, then called Norma Jeane Baker, spent her earliest years in Hawthorne, a suburb of Los Angeles.
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    ^ Norma Jeane's life had nothing to do with the movies.
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    Paragon House Publishers. ISBN 1-55778-583-X.
     
  • Harris, Warren G. (2002). Clark Gable, A Biography. Aurum Press, London. ISBN 1-85410-904-9. 
  • Jacke, Andreas: Marilyn Monroe und die Psychoanalyse. Psychosozial Verlag, Gießen 2005, ISBN 978-3-89806-398-2, ISBN 3-89806-398-4
  • Jewell, Richard B.; Harbin, Vernon (1982). The RKO Story. Octopus Books, London. ISBN 0-706-41285-0. 
  • Monroe, Marilyn; Hecht, Ben (2000). My Story. Cooper Square Press. ISBN 0-8154-1102-2. [153]
  • Olivier, Laurence (1982). Confessions Of an Actor. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-14-006888-0. 
  • Riese, Randall; Hitchens, Neal (1988). The Unabridged Marilyn. Corgi Books, London. ISBN 0-552-99308-5. 
  • Russell, Jane (1986). An Autobiography. Arrow Books, London. ISBN 0-09-949590-2. 
  • Server, Lee (2001). Robert Mitchum, Baby I Don't Care. St. Martin's Press, New York. ISBN 0-571-20994-7. 
  • Spoto, Donald (2001). .Marilyn Monroe: The Biography.^ Ed says on 5/Aug/09 In Sarah Churchwell's biography "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" she writes that Monroe was listed as 5'4.5'' in her early modeling years.
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    Cooper Square Press. ISBN 0-8154-1183-9.
     
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  • Summers, Anthony (1985). .Goddess, The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe.^ Ed says on 5/Aug/09 In Sarah Churchwell's biography "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" she writes that Monroe was listed as 5'4.5'' in her early modeling years.
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    Guild Publishing, London. ISBN 0-575-03641-9.
     

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  86. ^ Moberly Monitor-Index, Moberly, MO, Friday, 2 August 1957, p. 6, cols 6-7, article: "Marilyn Monroe Loses Her Baby By Miscarriage."
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^ The truth is I've never fooled anyone.
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They didn't bother to find out who and what I was....
.Marilyn Monroe (1 June 19265 August 1962) was an American actress, singer, model, and one of the most famous Hollywood icons of the twentieth century.^ Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and icon of the 'silver screen' era of movies.
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^ Monroe died in August 1962 at the age of...
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^ Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962; baptized Norma Jeane Baker) was an American actress, singer, sex symbol, and model.
  • Marilyn Monroe - News, photos, topics, and quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • It's not true I had nothing on. .I had the radio on.
    • On reports of her nude photographs for a calendar, as quoted in TIME magazine (1952)
  • Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty?^ If you don't think she was pretty, whatever.
    • New, Unseen Marilyn Monroe Photos Unveiled | Cleveland Leader 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.clevelandleader.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like you don't dare get a cold.
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "I don't know if I'm in love with him yet," Marilyn said when the press got word of their relationship, "but I know I like him more than any man I've ever met."
    • MySpace - Marilyn Monroe - 83 - Mujer - LOS ANGELES, California - myspace.com/miss_marilyn_monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    .You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?
  • I've been on a calendar, but never on time.^ The next year she appeared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Lorelei Lee.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
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    ^ I somehow made a pretty good blonde!
    • Trystan's Closet ~ Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.trystancraft.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (2010) .

    • Look magazine (5 March 1957)
  • I'm a failure as a woman. .My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me — and that I've made of myself — as a sex symbol.^ Men expect so much, and I can't live up to it.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
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    • Marilyn Monroe Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Men expect so much, and I can't live up to it."

    ^ My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me and that I've made of myself, as a sex symbol.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
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    .They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it.^ They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it.
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Men expect so much, and I can't live up to it.
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    ^ Men expect so much, and I can't live up to it."

    • Statement c. .1962, as quoted in Marilyn (1992) by Peter Harry Brown and Patte B. Barham, Ch.^ Brown, Peter H., Marilyn: The Last Take , New York, 1992.
      • Marilyn Monroe - Actors and Actresses - Films as Actress:, Publications 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.filmreference.com [Source type: General]

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  • Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars.^ Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars.
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
    • Telegram, turning down a party invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy (13 June 1962)
  • I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated. ... .Goethe said, "Talent is developed in privacy," you know?^ Goethe said, 'Talent is developed in privacy, ' you know?And it's really true.
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Johann Wolfgang Goethe ] said, "Talent is developed in privacy", you know?
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Goethe said, "Talent is developed in privacy," you know?
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    And it's really true. ... .Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer.^ Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer.
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Monroe was not pleased and called a halt to filming, claiming to be suffering from colitis but in fact, it was assumed, she was resentful at being deserted at a time when she was feeling vulnerable.
    • Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller: extract from Christopher Bigsby's biography - Telegraph 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ 'When you're famous you run into human nature in a raw kind of way' .
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever.^ You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever.
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
    • "Marilyn Monroe Pours Her Heart Out" interview by Richard Meryman, in LIFE (3 August 1962)
  • Say goodbye to Pat, say goodbye to the president, and say goodbye to yourself, because you're a nice guy.^ Marilyn Monroe Early life .

    ^ Monroe died in August 1962 at the age of...
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    ^ Give yourself the gift of Marilyn Monroe...
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    ... I'll see, I'll see.
.
Please don't make me a joke.
^ "Please don't make me a joke.

^ Please don't make me a joke.
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  • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were about to get married. 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC surftofind.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one...
  • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

.End the interview with what I believe.^ End the interview with what I believe".
  • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]
  • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were about to get married. 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC surftofind.com [Source type: Original source]

^ End the interview with what I believe.
  • Marilyn Monroe - Still Life | American Masters | PBS 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]
  • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ End the interview with what I believe...
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.I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.^ I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one...
  • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Please don’t make me a joke.
  • Marilyn Monroe - Still Life | American Masters | PBS 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

^ Please don't make me a joke.
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.I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.
  • Please don't make me a joke.^ I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity."

    ^ Please don’t make me a joke.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Still Life | American Masters | PBS 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.
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    .End the interview with what I believe.^ End the interview with what I believe".
    • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]
    • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were about to get married. 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC surftofind.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ End the interview with what I believe.
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    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ End the interview with what I believe...
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    .I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one...^ I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one...
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Please don't make me a joke.
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    • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]
    • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were about to get married. 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC surftofind.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Please don’t make me a joke.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Still Life | American Masters | PBS 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

    .I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity
    ...^ I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity...
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity."

    ^ I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.
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    .If fame goes by, so long, I've had you, fame.^ If fame goes by, so long, I've had you, fame.
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, Fame.
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    ^ Fame will go by, and, so long, I've had you fame.
    • KISSES FROM MARILYN AND CIERRA (Marilyn Monroe) | MySpace 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
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    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.^ If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle."

    ^ If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
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    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .So at least it's something I experienced, but that's not where I live.^ So at least it's something I experienced, but that's not where I live.
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ So at least it's something I experienced, but that's not where I live."
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    .
    • Her last taped interview, with Richard Meryman, published in LIFE magazine a few days before her death.^ Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words by George Barris Autobiography consisting of over 100 photographs, and interviews over a six week period two months before her death.
      • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Nearly 11 years after her death, she appeared on the cover of the July 17 1973 edition of "Time Magazine" in a full-color portrait taken by Bert Stern , from the last photographic sitting before her death.
      • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Richard Meryman interviewed her for Life , in which Monroe reflected upon her relationship with her fans and her uncertainties in identifying herself as a "star" and a "sex symbol."
      • Marilyn Monroe - Celebrity Wiki 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC celebrity.wikia.com [Source type: General]

      .(3 August 1962); quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972)
  • Say good-bye to Pat, say good-bye to Jack and say good-bye to yourself, because you're a nice guy.^ Say good-bye to Pat, say good-bye to Jack and say good-bye to yourself, because you're a nice guy.
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whoever it was that called, inhaled the words, "Say goodbye to Pat, say goodbye to the President, and say goodbye to yourself, because you're a nice guy."
    • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were about to get married. 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC surftofind.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She said "Say goodbye to Pat, say goodbye to the president and say goodbye to yourself because you're a nice guy."
    • The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe by Mel Ayton 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Last words to actor Peter Lawford, in August 1962, as quoted in US News & World Report (7 October 1985)
  • An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.^ An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.
    • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There were many connections to Nevada during her short life, beginning with the divorce in Las Vegas in September 1946 from first husband James Dougherty at age 20, to her last visit to Frank Sinatra's lavish, new Cal-Nevada Lodge at Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe, with actor Peter Lawford in July 1962.
    • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962; baptized Norma Jeane Baker) was an American actress, singer, sex symbol, and model.
    • Marilyn Monroe - News, photos, topics, and quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    A money machine.
    • As quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p. 38
  • Why? — It paid the rent. .
    • On why she had posed nude for a calendar photograph, quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p.^ She was then dropped by Columbia and, in financial straits, accepted an offer to pose nude for a calendar; she was paid 50 dollars.
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      ^ A photograph from this event was used on the cover of the first edition of Playboy Magazine in December 1953, with a nude photograph of Monroe, taken in 1949, inside the magazine.
      • KISSES FROM MARILYN AND CIERRA (Marilyn Monroe) | MySpace 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

      ^ She posed nude for him and the now famous pictures were made into a calendar.
      • Marilyn Monroe - un knol de Phil Jones 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

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  • I restore myself when I'm alone.^ I restore myself when I'm alone.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bette Davis "I restore myself when I'm alone.

    .A career is born in public — talent in privacy.
    • As quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p.^ A career is born in public -- talent in private."

      ^ A career is born in public -- talent in private.
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      40
.
I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
  • That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing.^ "A sex-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing.

    ^ James Dougherty I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
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    .But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather it be sex than some of the things we've got symbols of...^ But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
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    ^ But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of."

    ^ But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things they've got symbols of!

    .I just hate to be a thing.
    • Comment on her sex symbol status, quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p.^ I just hate to be a thing.
      • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
      • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing.
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      • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ A sex-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing.
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  • I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
    • As quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p.^ James Dougherty I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
      • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

      ^ I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
      • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
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      ^ I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
      • Marilyn Monroe Quotes 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.quotesby.net [Source type: Original source]

      .41
  • The studio people want me to do "Good-bye Charlie" for the movies, but I'm not going to do it.^ But I think when people go to see a movie, they judge for themselves.
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ If you REALLY wanted to show respect for the memories of these deceased people, you should just destroy these movies instead of trying to profit from them.

    .I don't like the idea of playing a man in a woman's body — you know?^ Like you don't dare get a cold.
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ You must not be an Asian woman or know any Asian woman.
    • The Superficial - Marilyn Monroe sex tape sells for $1.5 million 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The first of her successful films that year was "Niagara," a glossy thriller which played like a big-budget version of "Don't Bother to Knock" in its story of a seductive but unstable woman who plans to murder her husband (Joseph Cotten).

    It just doesn't seem feminine. .
    • On turning down a role, eventually played by Debbie Reynolds, as quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p.^ Shirley MacLaine eventually played her role in both films.
      • KISSES FROM MARILYN AND CIERRA (Marilyn Monroe) | MySpace 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
      • Marilyn Monroe - Celebrity Wiki 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC celebrity.wikia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Kazan had turned down Tennessee Williams's play in order to work on The Hook .
      • Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Leaming, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Kazan had turned down Tennessee Williams's play in order to work on The Hook.
      • CNN - 'Marilyn Monroe' by Barbara Leaming - November 30, 1998 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

      41
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Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul...
  • First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person.^ Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.movietreasures.com [Source type: General]
    • About Marilyn Monroe - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul" I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
    • About Marilyn Monroe - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
    • Marilyn Monroe: May Her Memory Live Forever 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    .Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.^ Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
    • Marilyn Monroe Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    • As quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p. .42
  • Dogs never bite me.^ Dogs never bite me.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]
    • About Marilyn Monroe - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Dogs never bite me.

    .Just humans.
  • The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.^ She had a beautiful body, but I just don't find her face pretty.
    • New, Unseen Marilyn Monroe Photos Unveiled | Cleveland Leader 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.clevelandleader.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Marilyn Monroe: Photographs 1945-1962 by Truman Capote This volume of stunning photographs celebrates the beauty and charisma of Norma Jean Baker, later Marilyn Monroe.
    • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]

    ^ C. P. - hahaha yeah go Bellinghaus, just keeping talking to yourself, you do it all the time, seen it all before.
    • Marilyn Monroe Sex Tape Debunked | SpoutBlog 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC blog.spout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Handwritten note responding to a question about posing nude, as quoted in International Herald Tribune (5 October 1984)
  • Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.^ Marilyn : Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.
    • Marilyn Monroe Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • As quoted in Marilyn Monroe : In Her Own Words (1983), edited by Roger Taylor
  • My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on.^ Marilyn Monroe quotes at CelebsQuotes.com .
    • Marilyn Monroe biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actress) 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Where can i sell my Marilyn Monroe photo???
    • Marilyn Monroe News - Topix 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Marilyn Monroe News - Topix 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Only for Marilyn Monroe junkies by Texasnative .
    • Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Leaming, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

    .I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation — but I'm working on the foundation.^ To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]
    • About Marilyn Monroe - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation.

    .
    • As quoted in Marilyn Monroe : In Her Own Words (1983), edited by Roger Taylor
  • Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.^ Marilyn : [Hollywood is] a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
    • Marilyn Monroe Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They married two weeks after Marilyn Monroe turned 16.

    ^ I've often wished that I had held out that day for Jean Monroe.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]
    • About Marilyn Monroe - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    • As quoted in Marilyn Monroe : In Her Own Words (1983), edited by Roger Taylor
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It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
  • When you're famous you kind of run into human nature in a raw kind of way.^ Maybe it's women you're not into.
    • Marilyn: 1947 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.shorpy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You're always running into people's unconscious.

    ^ Mark she would run a mile from you.
    • Marilyn Monroe Sex Tape Debunked | SpoutBlog 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC blog.spout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It stirs up envy, fame does.
    People you run into feel that, well, who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe?^ I think its horrible that people say that Marilyn Monroe is still alive.

    ^ Natassja Kinski "It stirs up envy, fame does.

    ^ Do you remember when Marilyn Monroe died?
    • BBC - h2g2 - Marilyn Monroe - Actress - A26655555 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A26655555 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature — and it won't hurt your feelings — like it's happening to your clothes not you.
    • Comment on fame, quoted in Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress (1993) by Carl E. Rollyson, and in Symbolic Leaders: Public Dramas and Public Men (2006) by Orrin Edgar Klapp
    • Variant: People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature — and it won't hurt your feelings — like it's happening to your clothing.
    • As quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p.^ It's a shame that she had to give up half her life for that fame.
      • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]

      ^ They'd kind of like to take pieces out of you.
      • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
      • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]
      • About Marilyn Monroe - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Marilyn Monroe Early life .

      .40
  • Success makes so many people hate you.^ Would any of you people who now hate Mr. Bellinghaus for his successful debunkings have offered your help?
    • Marilyn Monroe Sex Tape Debunked | SpoutBlog 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC blog.spout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People just like you make Marilyn Monroe News on Topix better every day.
    • Marilyn Monroe News - Topix 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Marilyn Monroe News - Topix 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ How many of these people have you actually met?
    • Marilyn Monroe Height - how tall 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

    I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
    • As quoted in The Films of Barbra Streisand (2001) by Christopher Nickens and Karen Swenson

Quotes about Monroe

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  • When Marilyn Monroe got out of the game, I wrote something like, "Southern California's special horror notwithstanding, if the world offered nothing, nowhere to support or make bearable whatever her private grief was, then it is that world, and not she, that is at fault."^ Marilyn Monroe World news .
    • For sale on eBay: an eternity with Marilyn Monroe | Film | guardian.co.uk 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ He treated me like something special.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.movietreasures.com [Source type: General]
    • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were about to get married. 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC surftofind.com [Source type: Original source]
    • About Marilyn Monroe - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The licensing of Marilyn's name and likeness, handled world-wide by Curtis Management Group, reportedly nets the Monroe estate about $2 million a year.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Celebrity Wiki 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC celebrity.wikia.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.movietreasures.com [Source type: General]


    .I wrote that in the first few shook-up minutes after hearing the bulletin sandwiched in between Don and Phil Everly and surrounded by all manner of whoops and whistles coming out of an audio signal generator, like you are apt to hear on the provincial radio these days.^ Like you don't dare get a cold.
    • Marilyn Monroe Life Magazine interview in 1962 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC the-lovely-marilyn-monroe.popsugar.com [Source type: General]
    • Great interviews of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by Richard Meryman | From the Guardian | The Guardian 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't worry though, the truth will come out one day.

    ^ Doris Day had talent, I lo like her very much too.I will say I do love her because perhaps you become angry.When I do like an artist vey much, I say I love, I adore, etc.
    • Marilyn Monroe Height - how tall 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But I don't think I'd take those words back.^ I don't rule out foul play at all, but I think there's a strong likelihood that she accidentally lost track of the pills she was taking and stupidly mixing with alcohol.

    .
    • Thomas Pynchon in a letter to Jules Siegel, published in Cavalier magazine (August 1965)
  • If Marilyn is in love with my husband it proves she has good taste, for I am in love with him too.^ She loved him, she explained in My Story , but was not in love with him.

    ^ The next year proved to be a good year for Marilyn.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Biography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Marilyn Monroe Fan Club Info | Facebook 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Marilyn loved my paintings," he explains.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Boxxet 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Simone Signoret, responding to rumors that her husband Yves Montand was romantically involved with Monroe.^ Katharine Hepburn somersaulted into the pool here; Marilyn Monroe romanced Yves Montand here; Howard Hughes, sitting naked under a light bulb, signed away ownership of TWA here; Neil Simon brought ...
      • Marilyn Monroe: News & Videos about Marilyn Monroe - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Monroe and Miller befriended Montand, and his wife, the actress, Simone Signoret and filming progressed well until Miller was required to travel to Europe on business.
      • KISSES FROM MARILYN AND CIERRA (Marilyn Monroe) | MySpace 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

      ^ By BuzzSugar Rumor has it Scarlett Johansson is topping a list of actresses to potentially play Marilyn Monroe in the film My Week With Marilyn, directed by Simon Curtis.
      • Marilyn Monroe - Boxxet 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The New York Journal-American (14 November 1960)
  • I remember her on the screen, huge as a colossus doll, mincing and whispering and simply hoping her way into total vulnerability.^ It makes me remember my own teenage discomfort at seeing her on the screen, mincing and whispering and simply hoping her way into love and approval.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Still Life | American Masters | PBS 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ On September 14, 1954, she filmed the now-iconic skirt-blowing scene for The Seven Year Itch in front of New York's Trans-Lux Theater.
    • Marilyn Monroe - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The gallery address Morgan provides on his website is “14 Wall Street” in New York.

    .
    • Gloria Steinem from “Marilyn Monroe: The Woman who Died Too Soon” in Ms. magazine (August 1972); later published in Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983)
  • I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.^ Marilyn Monroe was likey the most beautiful woman of all time.
    • New, Unseen Marilyn Monroe Photos Unveiled | Cleveland Leader 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.clevelandleader.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Monroe died in August 1962 at the age of...
    • Marilyn Monroe Videos - Boxxet 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For the fan who wants to know everything about Marilyn Monroe.
    • JFK&Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.karisable.com [Source type: General]

    • As quoted in Her Inspiration : Secrets to Help You Work Smart, Be Successful, and Have Fun (2008) by Mina Parker

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Etymology

.After Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), film star.^ Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) Contributed by: tara .
  • Quotes by Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.gaia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) Contributed by: Anna Smith .
  • Quotes by Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.gaia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marilyn's personal album of film stars.
  • Marilyn Monroe Ephemera Collector Scott Fortner - ephemera 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC ephemera.typepad.com [Source type: General]

Noun

Singular
Marilyn Monroe
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  1. A female representing an ideal type of physical beauty and glamour.^ It's been nearly forty years since her death, yet her image is still, in most Americans' view, the ideal of female glamour and beauty.
    • Marilyn Monroe | FosterClub 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.fosterclub.com [Source type: General]

    • 1997 September 14, Cindy Pearlman, “Working mother; ; Basinger gives whole new meaning to ^babelicious^”, Chicago Sun-Times, page 3:
      .With me they said,' Oh, she's got a little bit of that Marilyn Monroe quality.'^ They were all too busy with Marilyn Monroe.
      • The Sex Goddess 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC carpenoctem.tv [Source type: General]

      ^ Oh, come on, John, Marilyn said.
      • Spotlight: Marilyn Monroe - www.johngilmore.com 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.johngilmore.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Marilyn Monroe Quote #8: "Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."
      • 15 Marilyn Monroe Quotes - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

      I've learned when they attach' sex symbol' to your name, suddenly your credibility as an actress is in the toilet."
    • 2002, Benjamin Rosenbaum, “Droplet”, Fantasy & Science Fiction, vol. 103, no. 1, July, page 35: 
      .Despite the cushiony-pink Marilyn Monroe skin, Shar is harder than I am.^ MARILYN MONROE FINALIZES DIVORCE WITH ARTHUR MILLER The Hollywood screen star Marilyn Monroe has divorced her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, after less than five years of marriage.
      • Marilyn Monroe News - Topix 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Marilyn Monroe News - Topix 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ When it comes to glamour, Marilyn Monroe is one of the most popular celebrities represented on Halloween. What's interesting is that some guys can pull this off better than the gals.

      ^ To look like Marilyn Monroe, you may need more than just the dress.
      • Marilyn Monroe - Film and TV Fancy Dress - Smiffy's 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.smiffys.com [Source type: General]

      My heart races when I look at her, just as it did a hundred thousand years ago.
    • 2003, “Madonna now”, Bazaar, September, page 303: 
      She introduced the world to the underground East Village punk style, took lingerie out of the bedroom and into the street, toyed with the Marilyn Monroe image of bombshell glamour
    • 2008, Davide Castelvecchi, “QUANTUM COCOON”, Science News, vol. 173, April 5, page 216: 
      There's no such thing as a 100 percent-pure crystal, though, and diamond's impurities are in fact Marilyn Monroe beauty marks that make it attractive for physics.

Usage notes

  • Also frequently used to refer to the literal person Marilyn Monroe
    • 1992 June 12, “Ignored to Death; Please Stop the Noise; The End of a Fairy Tale?”, ABC_2020:
      The truth is that she is from a very emotionally disturbed background. She herself is a seriously emotionally disturbed person and has always been. / I think she's a sort of Marilyn Monroe creature, rather sad in some ways.
    • 1992, “Abbey Lincoln: Unrehearsed”, Essence, vol. 22, no. 12, April, page 72: 
      for an instant she is Artemis the huntress, stalking her man. ." But you really can't have paradise on top of someone else's misery.^ You really can't tell from looking at someone.
      • The Superficial - Marilyn Monroe sex tape sells for $1.5 million 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ AM By Ann Oldenburg , USA TODAY Apparently, someone rich really likes the idea of spending eternity on top of Marilyn Monroe.
      • Marilyn Monroe Story Page - USATODAY.com 10 January 2010 11:011 UTC content.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

      ^ If Marilyn Monroe taught us anything, it's that there's no real happiness in being someone you're not.
      • Marilyn Monroe - Boxxet 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .If we had lived in another society, an African society, where there is such a thing as polygamy, where a man takes a second and third wife, it wouldn't have been a problem.^ Then, my patient feeling it is too good to be true, questions again: “Adrian, you’re saying such beautiful things, but how do I cope with my problems out there in ‘the real world?’” .

      ^ While beauty is desirable to women, Marilyn's experience would suggest that perhaps there is such a thing as a surplus of beauty.
      • Beauty Worlds: The Candle in the Wind that was the Life of Marilyn Monroe 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.beautyworlds.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Though the Cutlers temporarily take another cabin, the lives of the two couples are bound  Read More .
      • Marilyn Monroe Filmography 9 February 2010 15:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      But in this world, it's either-or. It was the shadow over the marriage. " But that's now. Back then she was still the girl in the Marilyn Monroe dress.
    • 2009‎ August 12, Randy Cordova, “Another round of 'Mad Men' about to kick off”, Arizona Republic:
      She also has something of a Marilyn Monroe fixation, perhaps not surprising considering her va-va-voom figure.

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