Last in life of Marilyn Monroe. This is how they have been. Interested to take a peak?
Who is Marilyn Monroe and what does she represent in todays culture? Meaning of Marilyn and what makes her so special.
Interested in some facts about Marilyn Monroe's life. You might not know some of these.
In her life Marilyn Monroe encountered many people. Each person in returned formed a certain impression of who she was and what she did. This is what they said.
Every diva had her own secrets on how they dress and what make s them look so good. These are advices directly from Marilyn on how to dress and carry yourself making you look like a woman.
A mystery unraveled. An urban legend of whether Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes or not.
A long rivalry between to women for the affection of one man. Here is how it started and ended.
Want to know little tips Marilyn said herself about shaping up and diet. Who doesn't want to know how she kept her gorgeous figure.
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The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Probably the most celebrated of all actresses. She has one of the most recognized faces in the world. Even over thirty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still a household name. Her trademark platinum hair, breathy voice, voluptuous figure,her famous skirt-blowing scene from “The Seven-Year Itch”, all of these things are a part of our culture. Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer, film producer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s.
Her life started as Norma Jeane Mortenson on Tuesday, June 1st, 1926 at 9:30 am, in Los Angeles General Hospital.
This is an interesting read but it was actually ghost-written by Ben Hecht. There are no photos but it is worth picking up if you can get it.
Marilyn's natural hair color is brown, but she is known to most as a blonde. She first dyed her hair blonde in 1946, around the time she changed her name from Norma Jeane.
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Marilyn grew up not knowing for sure who her father really was. Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Martin Edward Mortensen with his residence stated as "unknown". Aside from her birth name of Norma Jeane Mortenson, she was baptized and mainly known throughout her life as Norma Jeane Baker. Martin's last name was misspelled on the birth certificate leading to more confusion on who her actual father was. Gladys Baker had married a Martin E. Mortensen in 1924, but they had separated before Gladys' pregnancy. Mortensen died at the age of 85, and Monroe's birth certificate, together with her parents' marriage and divorce documents, were discovered at the time. Throughout her life, Marilyn Monroe denied that Mortensen was her father. She said that in her childhood she had been shown a photograph of a man that Gladys identified as her father, Charles Stanley Gifford. 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.
Poverty followed Gladys and Norma. Gladys worked for RKO Studios as a film cutter and suffered from mental illness that kept her in and out of mental institutions for the rest of her life, and because of that Norma Jeane spent time in foster homes. Since Gladys was mentally and financially unable to care for the young Norma Jeane, she placed her with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender, with whom she lived until she was seven. One day, Gladys visited and demanded that Norma Jeane be returned to her. Ida refused knowing Gladys was in no condition to care for her young daughter. Gladys pulled Ida into the yard, then quickly ran back into the house. Several minutes later, she walked out with one of Albert's military duffel bags. To Ida's horror, Gladys had stuffed a screaming Norma Jeane into the bag, zipped it up, and was carrying it right out with her. Ida and Gladys struggled and split the bag apart, Norma Jeane fell out and wept loudly as Ida grabbed her and pulled her back inside the house. In 1933, Gladys bought a house and brought Norma Jeane to live with her. A few months later, Gladys had another series of mental episodes and ended up hospitalized and Norma Jeane was declared a ward of the state.
Gladys' best friend, Grace McKee, became Norma's guardian. "Grace loved and adored her", recalled one of Grace's co-workers as Grace was telling Norma "Don't worry, Norma Jeane. You're going to be a beautiful girl when you get big...an important woman, a movie star." Grace was captivated by Jean Harlow, a superstar of the twenties, and Marilyn would later say..."and so Jean Harlow was my idol.". They would go to the movies together, forming the basis for Norma Jeane's fascination with the cinema and the stars on screen. When she was 9, Grace married Ervin Silliman "Doc" Goddard in 1935, and subsequently sent Monroe to the Los Angeles Orphans Home, later renamed Hollygrove, followed by a succession of foster homes. The LA Orphans' Home paid her a nickel a month for kitchen work while taking back a penny every Sunday for church. While at Hollygrove, several families were interested in adopting her but reluctance on Gladys' part to sign adoption papers made those attempts fruitless. In 1937, Monroe moved back into Grace and Doc Goddard's house. Due to Doc's frequent attempts to sexually assault Norma Jeane, this arrangement did not last long.
Grace sent Monroe to live with her great-aunt Olive Brunings, where one of Olive's sons had attacked the now middle-school-aged girl. In early 1938, Grace sent her to live with yet another one of her aunts Ana Lower. Years later, she would reflect fondly about the time that she spent with Lower, whom she affectionately called "Aunt Ana." She would explain that it was one of the only times in her life when she felt truly stable. As she aged, however, Lower developed serious health problems.
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