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List by AcidBanter posted over a year ago
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Obsessed with one of the best actresses of her generation? Here's a few clubs to follow:

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Opinion by MJ_is_my_world posted over a year ago
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I am gonna start with the facts about her very too soon death. Sometimes I think about how she felt: if she thought that she had actually rose above the bar of success in showbiz, but missed the family life she could never get, had she truly anyone to lean on, and to trust.


Her lower colon was bruised a dark purple indicative of an enema.High amount of barbiturates were found in her blood but no evidence of capsules found. No water or liquid found in her room she would have gagged without water to wash all those pills down. There is too many inconsistencies. Marilyn was distrustful of her housekeeper ,She believed she was hired to spy on her by govt agency. Dr Greenson and Eunice are the ones who killed Marilyn by an enema which is one conclusion I see is possible, that's why Greenson was there. Many documentaries or even interviews with people who once known her, had made her out to be a drug addict, first lefts get one thing straight, /The studio is the one to thank for Marilyn's drug use, They are the ones who started her on the drugs to keep her working longer hrs just as they did with Judy Garland, second, One crucial fact many documentaries...
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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In a heartbreaking Oct. 9, 1954, letter from Yankee legend DiMaggio, her second husband, he begs her to come back home three days after she announced to the world that she was divorcing him.

"Marilyn, I keep reading reports about you being sick and naturally I'm concerned … I love you and want to be with you. There is nothing I would like better than to restore your confidence in me so that I can help you regain your once healthy self.

"My heart split even wider seeing you cry in front of all these people and looking as though you were ready to collapse at any second."

He ends the letter by saying, "I can tell you, I love you, sincerely – way deep in my heart, irregardless of anything. Will you call me tonight if you should receive this letter by then? It will be happily received."

Says Nolan, "It's such a heartfelt, honest letter. Of course he wants her back but his first and number one concern unselfishly is her welfare. He is worried about her. That's a true love there."
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Opinion by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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By Marijane Gray

Take a photo of Marilyn Monroe nearly anywhere in the world and she is instantly recognizable. Ask any stranger on the street who she is and they'll know.
Young and old, male and female, people spanning multiple generations know who Marilyn Monroe is and her fame spans decades, countries and cultures.
Marilyn is one of the most well known and enduring stars of all time, yet her name evokes in the general public not much more than blonde hair, breathy voice singing Happy Birthday, and a skirt flying up over her knees. To the woman who pleaded not to be made a joke, the image of her that has permeated the
public consciousness is all but a caricature of the real, feeling, sensitive woman behind the icon. She was groundbreaking in many ways, an early feminist before there was even a word for it, and a well read and self educated woman. All this is often lost in mistaking her film characters as being who she really was and in focusing more on the mysterious circumstances of her death than on the compelling circumstances of her life. Too often under the mystery of conspiracy theories and the dismissal of her as just another...
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Opinion by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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You know a lot of people have, oh gee, real quirky problems that they wouldn’t dare have anyone know. But one of my problems happens to show: I’m late. I guess people think that why I’m late is some kind of arrogance and I think it is the opposite of arrogance. I also feel that I’m not in this big American rush, you know, you got to go and you go to go fast but for no good reason. The main thing is, I want to be prepared when I get there to give a good performance or whatever to the best of my ability. A lot of people can be there on time and do nothing, which I have seen them do, and you know, all sit around sort of chitchatting and talking trivia about their social life. Gable said about me, “When she’s there, she’s there. All of her is there! She’s there to work.”
- Marilyn Monroe
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Opinion by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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Fortunately, to cheer her up, Hugo came to mind, and with a squeal she runs to the car, calls me to join her, and we’re off to get Hugo, who was getting a check-up at the local kennel. One could never tell by looking at him whether or not these sudden reunions pleased him. His face would mask every emotion; like a great actor he kept you guessing. At times—I had seen this reunion often—he would almost smile, but a stiff upper lip got in the way, leaving Hugo with nothing, absolutely nothing.

Hugo loves Marilyn, and she adores him. Beauty and the Beast—Hugo bore out this maxim perfectly. At the kennel, released, he stares at her for a moment, hesitates, comes forward, notices me and takes two steps backwards, stumbles, forward again, almost falls, takes a deep breath, and runs into her arms. She embraces him. “Hugo, how are you? You’re beautiful!” (The dog is ugly.) “Good dog, pretty dog, why don’t you smile? You’re depressed, aren’t you?” (He was born depressed. My God, I think, Miller and DiMaggio often have that same look!) “Come, we’re going home, you’ll run around and see Arturo and have fun.” Hugo nods grimly and enters the car,...
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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Marilyn always loved and empathized with animals. Throughout her life she had a succession of pets, and she would be deeply affected if she ever came across an animal suffering or the victim of cruelty.
This sensitivity was evident during her marriage to James Dougherty: when he once came home with a rabbit ready to skin and eat, Norma Jeane refused to touch the animal and was inconsolable for hours. Things were worse when he came home after a hunting trip with a deer that was still alive. Heartbroken, Norma Jean pleaded with him no to harm the mortally wounded creature, but it was already too late to save its life. One rainy day Norma Jeane reputedly took pity on a neighbor’s cow tethered outside the house and tried to bring it into her own house so it could dry off. Dougherty was not amused and prevented this plan from being put into action. On Norma Jeane’s very first extended photo shoot in 1946, touring the California desert with Army photographed David Conover, she came across an injured terrier and insisted that they take it to a vet.
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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During her marriage to Arthur, Marilyn had two parakeets , Butch and Bobo. Norman Rosten wrote about Butch: “Marilyn calls to him (her); he sits on her shoulder, she coos and whistles, carries him to her lips, and ole Butch leans over and kisses her. ‘You’re a cute parakeet,’ Marilyn says to Butch. Butch loves to hear her voice, figuring she’s just as cute as a parakeet herself. I believe that Butch is in love with her.”


Marilyn loved Hugo, but the dog seemed perpetually depressed. Marilyn once tired to cheer him up by giving him a teaspoon of Scotch. Soon he “rapturously” ran across the room to her. She got down on her knees and hugged and kissed him, joking that “Hugo had made his psychic breakthrough.”


The Millers had other animals. Sugar Finney was a Siamese cat named after a character in a folk story. Ebony was a horse that the Taylors gave to them. Having so many animals caused problems. “Hugo likes the cat,” Marilyn wrote, “but the cat doesn’t like him. And the cat and the birds get into conflicts.” She had to find a way to keep Sugar Finney away from Butch.
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Guide by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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Here are some blogs on tumblr which I follow and I trust the information they offer about Marilyn. I've learn very much about her.

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Here is mine where I try to post some things about her.
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News by jirwinelportal posted over a year ago
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Sunday, August 4th at 6:00 PM A complimentary screening of "The Final Days" at the Historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, co-hosted by Marilyn Remembered Fan Club President Greg Schreiner. This documentary has never been shown in a movie theater. Don't miss this chance to see Marilyn Monroe in her final film, shown on the big screen. This showing is FREE. Snacks will be provided, and spirits will be available for purchase in the lobby.
Tickets to the upcoming world premiere drama Marilyn…Madness, & Me will be given away in a special drawing.
Theatre Address: 5269 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

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Opinion by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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Honestly, I have no patience for people who seem to confuse Marilyn Monroe with the characters she played onscreen. Most people who do this have seen one of three roles - Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Girl in The Seven Year Itch, or Sugar in Some Like It Hot, and - though they are only a fraction of her onscreen performances - those roles have typecast her into that ‘dumb blond’ stereotype (the fact is often overlooked that those women themselves are actually all unique in their own ways, portrayed with different layers by Marilyn, and none of them are stupid or even one-dimensional, but I digress). She wasn’t just some bubble-headed, money/fame hungry, seductive star. I wish I could help to dispel that false perception, but even if I can’t, I want to write this anyway, and quote her own words (and words about her).

I think my favorite scene in My Week with Marilyn is when she asks, “Should I be her?" and she playfully launches into the public Marilyn persona for the cameras and the fans, because it felt like such a genuine moment. Many people who knew her would comment on how she could simply turn it on, like a light, but even that outward...
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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“I think I had many problems as the next starlet keeping the Hollywood wolves from my door. These wolves just could not understand me. They would tell me, ‘But Marilyn, you’re not playing the game the way you should. Be smart. You’ll never get anywhere in this business acting the way you do.’ My answer to them would be, ‘The only acting I’ll do is for the camera.’ I was determined, no one was going to use me or my body—even if he could help my career. I’ve never gone out with a man I didn’t want to. No one, not even the studio, could force me to date someone. The one thing I hate more than anything else is being used. I’ve always worked hard for the sake of someday becoming a talented actress. I knew I would make it someday if I only kept at it and worked hard without lowering my principles and pride in myself.” (Marilyn Monroe)
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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“Marilyn adored animals; she was drawn to all living things. She would spend hundreds of dollars to try to save a storm-damaged tree and would mourn its death. She welcomed birds, providing tree houses and food for the many species that visited her lawn; she worried about them in bad weather. She worried about dogs and cats. She once had a dog that was by nature contemplative, but she was convinced he was depressed. She did her best to make him play, and that depressed him even more; on the rare occasions when he did an antic pirouette, Marilyn would hug and kiss him, delirious with joy.”

- Norman Rosten, poet (via Metamorphosis by David Willis & Stephen Schmidt)
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News by Herbalicious posted over a year ago
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“I Will Be Loved”, a score by Michelle Shocked inspired by Monroe Painting by David Willardson

LOS ANGELES — Over fifty years after Marilyn Monroe’s untimely and unfortunate death, she still captivates the hearts of many, including Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked, who has penned an as-yet-unrecorded song, “I Will Be Loved”, inspired by a portrait by fine-art painter David Willardson, who has captured the pop icon in a striking painting. Shocked has made the song available through her website for just $5.00 as limited-edition sheet music with only 500 copies total.
“I always knew I would be beautiful if I were loved”, sings Shocked from the Marilyn-inspired song, “and I will be loved”.
Of course, fans know Marilyn Monroe as one of the most celebrated and enduring icons of all times. Although fans know Marilyn Monroe best as an actress, she also recorded at least three dozen songs related to the nearly 30 films she starred in.

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Opinion by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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There isn’t enough upper lip between the end of your nose and your mouth.
Emmeline Snively to Norma Jeane Dougherty

I got a cold chill. This girl had something I hadn’t seen since silent pictures.
She had a kind of fantastic beauty like Gloria Swanson, when a movie star had to look beautiful, and she got sex on a piece of film like Jean Harlow.
Leon Shamroy, on MM’s 1946 screen test

When you look at Marilyn on the screen, you don’t want anything bad to happen to her.
You really care that she should be all right…happy.
Natalie Wood

Marilyn’s insecurities nearly screamed out of her. If she had an eight o’clock date, I had to be there at noon to start on her.
If I was two minutes late she was furious, though she thought nothing of keeping others waiting for hours or days.
George Masters

This is a little kid who wants to be with the other little kids sucking lollipops and watching the rollercoaster, but she can’t because they won’t let her.
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News by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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Marilyn was a big supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Ella Fitzgerald was one of Marilyn’s idols and a major inspiration. However, the Mocambo nightclub in West Hollywood, the most popular dance spot at the time, refused to let Ella perform there because she was black. Outraged, Marilyn told the owners that if they would let Ella perform, she would be there in the front row every time Ella was onstage. She did, and the two became friends.

“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” - Ella Fitzgerald
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Review by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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She had a baby in her teens. Marilyn never had any children. She’s had miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy that had to be terminated because it was too dangerous. There’s also myths that she had loads of abortions. This isn’t true either because it was so hard for her to get pregnant in the first place that if she got pregnant she would have wanted it because as a lot of people know, Marilyn always wanted to be a mother.
She had an affair with Tony Curtis. Tony Curtis and Marilyn highly disliked each other. Only after her death did he make a statement that they had a physical affair together.
She had an affair with Frank Sinatra. The only person that said this really happened was producer Milton Ebbins, and it is unknown whether it is true or not because we obviously don’t have either Marilyn or Frankie to ask. She was indeed friends with the Rat Pack though.
She had an affair with Joan Crawford. Marilyn was as straight as a post and there is absolutely no information except for gossip that she and Joan had sex.
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Article by Wwefa1 posted over a year ago
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There she goes a beautiful glow behind her smile still stands a young girl who never grown with a child-like mind tears in her eyes dear Lady Marilyn no time for crying the camera's are waiting another time to shine with this take you sealed your fate but your much more pretty they want your face your body forget brains thats a pity Lady Marilyn stand still we'll pretend to not know that u were taking pills your not feeling well okay well we still need you to film this movie today put u onstage and perform for JFK ignore the girl or should I say a women leave her here lonely with nothing but money even though she screams inside from a past she trys to hide you wanted to be famous judy garland A-list Norma bye we only want marilyn we made her so arrogant don't be shy Oh she died August-5 Goodbye;)
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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More Than a Pretty Face.

Innocent, young, beautiful and smart
I think we should give her a head start
Hurry now before she grows old
Lets make her hot so she doesn’t turn cold

Who cares if she loves to read
It’s not her brains everyone wants to see
It doesn’t matter if she likes to bake bread
We’d rather see her naked in bed

She may be only a teen
But she’s definitely a beauty queen
We need her to be a major star
Money’s been good…but we need more by far

Don’t put her in a dramatic role
She’s supposed to be stupid and funny… that’s her goal
Lets take pictures… thousands if we can
She’ll be in every newspaper, commercial and magazine scan

Who cares if she’s lonely… she’s a millionaire
She makes men happy and we get money, it’s only fair
She better stop crying…she HAS TO SMILE
If she doesn’t, then we’ll send her away for awhile
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Opinion by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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Marilyn Monroe was a legend.

In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine. But I have no words to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe.

We, gathered here today, knew only Marilyn - a warm human being, impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for life and reaching out for fulfillment. I will not insult the privacy of your memory of her - a privacy she sought and treasured - by trying to describe her whom you knew to you who knew her. In our memories of her she remains alive, not only a shadow on a screen or a glamourous personality.

For use Marilyn was a devoted and loyal friend, a colleague constantly reaching for perfection. We shared her pain and difficulties and some of her joys. She was a member of our family. It is difficult to accept that her zest for life has been ended by this dreadful accident.
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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“I wish I had one tenth of Marilyn’s cleverness,” said acting coach Natasha Lytess. “Whenever I arrived at her Doheny Drive apartment, she was studying.”

Monroe in her last photo session, for LIFE magazine, a month before she died. She cared little for things and owned no jewelry. “I’m not interested in money,” Monroe once told an agent. “I just want to be wonderful.”

Eight months before her death Marilyn Monroe discovered a Spanish-style house in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. She traveled to Mexico in February 1962, enthusiastically searching shops in Cuernavaca, Taxco, Toluca and Acapulco for fabrics, furniture and tiles for her new home.
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Article by Gabri3la posted over a year ago
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Marilyn donated time and/or money to:

An orphanage Marilyn visited during her 1962 trip to Mexico- she ripped up her initial check of $1000 and donated $10,000.

A children’s welfare organization that gave free breakfasts to underprivileged youngsters- a donation of $1000.

The Milk Fun for Babies in 1957- Marilyn decided to give earnings from the world premiere of The Prince and the Showgirl to this charity.

A 1953 benefit for underprivileged children at Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee-singing with Jane Russell at the Hollywood Bowl.

Among friends and colleagues, Marilyn was renowned for her generosity in helping people wherever she could; stand-in Evelyn Moriarty remembers Marilyn making an anonymous donation of $1,000 to a crew member on Let’s Make Love (1960) who needed the money to cover funeral expenses for his wife.




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Opinion by katie_07 posted over a year ago
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Goodbye Norma Jean
Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name

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And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

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Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
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Opinion by SUPERGRL posted over a year ago
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"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

"A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left."

"I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love."

"If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything."

"I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it."
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