speaking of marilyn – the original blonde bombshell :)

After the nypost discovery (see previous post) it was time to do a more detailed post on the ever-so- fabulous Marilyn Monroe…

My parents raised me watching movies from the 50’s and 60’s (which I think explains a lot) Anyways, you should rent How to Marry a Millionaire(1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like It Hot (1959)… movies everyone will enjoy full of Marilyn at her finest.

^famous Happy Birthday tribute to JFK

with Joe DiMaggio

photography: Bob Henriques

Marilyn Monroe with Jane Russel, movie: Gentleman Prefer Blondes

source: New York Magazine

photographed for New York Magazine

^this is my favorite

images sourced from google

“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.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Marilyn is a kind of ultimate. She is uniquely feminine. Everything she does is different, strange, and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso. She makes a man proud to be a man.” –  Clark Gable

source: marilynmonroe.com

Marilyn Monroe[1][2] (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptizedNorma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer, and model. 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. 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.

The typecasting of Monroe’s “dumb blonde” persona limited her career prospects, so she broadened her range. She studied at the Actors Studio and formed Marilyn Monroe Productions. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (from the William Inge play) was hailed by critics, and she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot.

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 circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. 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. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.

source: Wikipedia- Marilyn Monroe


Golden Globe for “Female World Film Favorite 1954”

Nomination for Best Foreign Actress, 1956 British Academy Awards (“The Seven Year Itch”)

Nomination for Best Foreign Actress, 1958 British Academy Awards (“The Prince and the Showgirl”)

David Di Donatello Prize for Best Foreign Actress (“The Prince and the Showgirl,” 1959)

Crystal Star Award for Best Foreign Actress (“The Prince and the Showgirl,” 1959)

Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy (“Some Like It Hot,” 1960)

Golden Globe for “Female World Film Favorite 1961”

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