Friday, September 19, 2008


As a teen I thought Marilyn was the best. What else do male teens think about other than good looking babes they can't have?

Mom: She's just a stupid blond. Marilyn can't act. She can't do anything.

Me: And your point was?

Marilyn was the same age as mom and maybe that in some screwed up way was her point: Mom would have rather been Marilyn than a housewife with two kids and a husband she couldn't stand.

There was no arguing about Marilyn. So what if she couldn't act. Just turn down the sound and watch the movie cured that.

How fun it would have been to be "cheek to cheek" with Marilyn.

Marilyn lived a tragic life or so they say. Always unhappy. Always depressed. Never on time to for movie shoots.

Some say she was deathly afraid of acting before the camera. Maybe Marilyn knew what Mom knew.

Acting or no acting, oh what a beauty she was.

Do they make 'em like this anymore?

n her early days she was Norma Jean. Then Hollywood happened and Norma transformed into Marilyn. The girl became a woman.

The last completed movie Marilyn made was the Misfits. The Misfits was Clark Gable's last film before dying shortly after of a heart attack.

Marilyn died of an overdose a year later.

Years later there remains whether her death was really self inflicted. Marilyn had rubbed elbows with politicians in high places who perhaps were worried that one day she would "out" them.

I have no clue why I'm writing about Norma Jean this morning.

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Flyinfox_SATX said...

And there is Tony Curtis saying that Kissing Marilyn was like Kissing Hitler. Go figure!

Yeah she was hot, but I don't think I would have liked her as a person...she had no self esteem.

It is a shame the life she led.

Jessi said...

I've always wondered what it is about her that captures people (myself included) so strongly. Hot girls with mediocre acting abilities and zero self-esteem who are willing to take their clothes off for the camera are a dime a dozen nowadays, and yet...there's just something about Marilyn!

Anonymous said...

And I remember your mom....a beautiful, beautiful lady...The family GOOD looks you inherited from her kiddoo. :)) 9thggfY-town

Bob said...

Fox: Kissing Tony Curtis must have been like kissing a horses ass. What would he know about kissing anyway? Geeze. whatta guy.

Jess: I'm with you.

Joanie: Thanks, doll. You know a good thing when you see it. :)

Anonymous said...

'Yeah she was hot, but I don't think I would have liked her as a person...she had no self esteem.'

From my experience most really beautiful women have very low self esteem.

It always makes me wonder how us ladies are always so good at hiding who we actually are and what we are feeling. Looking at these pics of Marilyn she looks so beautiful and healthy, happy, innocent, wholesome...

I guess behind the scenes it was different.

Anyway I think she is absolutely stunning and would take her home any day!

Rachel said...

Ahhh, but what a beauty she was.

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