“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...
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."