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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 - द्वारा trying to describe her whom आप knew to...
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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 या 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...
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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 प्यार with her.”


Marilyn loved Hugo, but the dog seemed perpetually depressed. Marilyn once tired to cheer him up द्वारा giving him a teaspoon of Scotch. Soon he “rapturously”...
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By Marijane Gray

Take a चित्र of Marilyn Monroe nearly anywhere in the world and she is instantly recognizable. Ask any stranger on the सड़क, स्ट्रीट 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 और than blonde hair, breathy voice गाना Happy Birthday, and a स्कर्ट flying up over her knees. To the woman who pleaded not to be made a joke, the image...
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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...
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 Goodbye Norma Jean
Goodbye Norma Jean
Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew आप at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around आप crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set आप on the treadmill
And they made आप change your name

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And it seems to me आप 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 आप ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price आप paid
Even when you...
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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 आप can't handle me at my worst, then आप sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that आप can learn to let go, things go wrong so that आप appreciate them when their right, आप believe lies so आप 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...
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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 पेड़ and would mourn its death. She welcomed birds, providing पेड़ houses and खाना for the many species that visited her lawn; she worried about them in bad weather. She worried about कुत्ता and cats. She once had a dog that was द्वारा 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 किस him, delirious with joy.”

- Norman Rosten, poet (via Metamorphosis द्वारा David Willis & Stephen Schmidt)
posted by Gabri3la
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 साल Itch, या 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 द्वारा Marilyn, and none of them are stupid या even one-dimensional,...
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“I wish I had one tenth of Marilyn’s cleverness,” कहा अभिनय coach Natasha Lytess. “Whenever I arrived at her Doheny Drive apartment, she was studying.”

Monroe in her last चित्र session, for LIFE magazine, a महीना 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.
“I Will Be Loved”, a score द्वारा Michelle Shocked inspired द्वारा Monroe Painting द्वारा 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 द्वारा a portrait द्वारा fine-art painter David Willardson, who has captured the pop आइकन in a striking painting. Shocked has made the song available through her website for just $5.00 as limited-edition sheet संगीत with only 500 copies...
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In a heartbreaking Oct. 9, 1954, letter from Yankee legend DiMaggio, her सेकंड husband, he begs her to come back घर three days after she announced to the world that she was divorcing him.

"Marilyn, I keep पढ़ना reports about आप being sick and naturally I'm concerned … I प्यार आप 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 आप regain your once healthy self.

"My दिल विभाजित करें, विभक्त करें even wider seeing आप cry in front of all these people and looking as though आप were ready to collapse at any second."

He ends the letter...
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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 द्वारा Marilyn Remembered प्रशंसक 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 दिखा रहा है 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 दिया away in a special drawing.
Theatre Address: 5269 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
posted by Wwefa1
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 आप sealed your fate but your much और 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 आप to film this movie today put u onstage and perform for JFK ignore the girl या 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 आप 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;)
posted by Gabri3la
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 और द्वारा 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...
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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 दूध Fun for शिशु 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 फ्रेंड्स 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 प्यार (1960) who needed the money to cover funeral expenses for his wife.
posted by Gabri3la
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 तारा, स्टार 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 आप look at Marilyn on the screen, आप 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...
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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 लोकप्रिय 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 लोकप्रिय nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called...
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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 या the victim of cruelty.
This sensitivity was evident during her marriage to James Dougherty: when he once came घर 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 घर 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...
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posted by Gabri3la
आप 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, आप know, आप got to go and आप 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 या 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 आप know, all sit around sort of chitchatting and talking trivia about their social life. Gable कहा about me, “When she’s there, she’s there. All of her is there! She’s there to work.”
- Marilyn Monroe