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My Story

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. As far as I can make out, women's friendships with each other are based on a gush of lies and pretty speeches than mean nothing. When I bought this illustrated tome a couple of years ago, I was hoping to find information not previously known to the public.

Sure, she consciously dressed in a revealing sweater, and practiced a new “languorous” walk, but still she continued to be bemused and surprised at her effect on the men around her. She then went on to study at the Actors Studio to broaden her range and her performance in Bus Stop was hailed by critics and she received a Golden Globe nomination.From its unflinching account of her desperately poor childhood to its firsthand look at the inside of the Hollywood fame machine, My Story gives us the Marilyn nobody else saw. Initially, I had reservations re: January Lavoy’s narration, but it became clear that she was voicing Norma Jean rather than Marilyn, which was refreshing.

Monroe's last completed film was The Misfits, co-starring Clark Gable with screenplay by her then-husband, Arthur Miller. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol.I also struggle to harbour any warm feelings for a woman who perceives all other women as bitches who just aren’t good enough to satisfy their husbands. Later, when she began to “develop,” she felt alienated from her own body, and thought of it as something other than herself, her “magic friend. Her early film appearances were minor but her performance in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve were well received. E por fim por dois anos ou três passou uma série na TV intitulada "Smash" que foi inspirada na figura de Marilyn Monroe. But the stories continued as the media ruthlessly circled the life and times of Marilyn, speculating about whether or not she died accidentally, or in a suicide attempt.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. I just don’t see how this infantile, blushing voice belongs to the same person who reads Turgenev, Zola, Proust, Joyce, Camus, Mann, Aristophanes, Aristotle, and Lucretius, or to the same person who started her own production company and broke an unfair contract with a gigantic film company and started something of a revolution in the film industry. Monroe's anecdotes focus on her impoverished childhood as an orphan in Los Angeles, her struggle to prove she could make a living as a motion picture actress and some of the experiences she had along the way. Marilyn is a powerful chameleon who had a profound impact on the mortals she came into contact with.You'd think they were all trying to seduce each other the way they flatter and flirt when they're together.

Her dumb blonde character was used in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and The Seven Year Itch. Having listened to this and watched the first hour of the film, I wonder what planet the film makers are on. My Story is an unfinished autobiography, written by actress and starlet Marilyn Monroe, describes her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio.

Elton John's famous tribute to her story, Candle In The Wind likens her to a candle in the wind "never knowing who to turn to when the rain came in " and at least in this story which certainly captures her vulnerability, we see that to be true. Based on what amounts to little more than a coffee table book, My Story definitely made me hungry for more details about Norma Jean Baker/ Marilyn Monroe.



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