Marilyn Monroe
Hi! This is a blog dedicated to the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. An amazing actress whose photographs and films have inspired generations. I want to keep her legacy alive with this blog and to make others love her as much as I do. Enjoy! xx Sidebar gif made by lovenormajeane.tumblr.com


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Marilyn photographed in 1955 with fellow Actors Studio member and friend, Eli Wallach, who would later play along side her in the 1961 film, The Misfits.

Marilyn photographed in 1955 with fellow Actors Studio member and friend, Eli Wallach, who would later play along side her in the 1961 film, The Misfits.

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Marilyn Monroe photographed in 1948 © Edward Cronenweth.

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Marilyn Monroe photographed in 1962 © Bert Stern.

Marilyn Monroe photographed in 1962 © Bert Stern.

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Jessica Chastain to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde' (Exclusive) - TheWrap

I love Jessica to bits. She is SUCH a talent and I’m sure she would be a wonderful Marilyn, but Blonde is a FICTIONAL book so it’s going to be like My Week with Marilyn ALL OVER AGAIN…Ugh I just hate when shit gets turned into a movie and people think it’s fact like NO OK.

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Marilyn Monroe - Years

1952

1952 was an incredibly important year in Marilyn’s life.

In spring, Marilyn was introduced to her future husband, retired baseball player Joe DiMaggio. The soft-spoken DiMaggio was smitten, however, and he phoned Marilyn repeatedly. His persistence eventually paid off, and despite their differences, the unlikely couple began dating.

Marilyn’s career also began to take off. Shot in spring and summer of 1952, Niagara was directed by Henry Hathaway. Marilyn starred as a cunning adulteress named Rose Loomis, a character much harsher than those she had played in her earlier films.

The critics may have had their doubts about Marilyn, but the public made her a superstar after the release of Niagara in January 1953. The film grossed over $6,000,000 that year.

In March 1952, Marilyn’s career was rocked by a scandal when her nude photographs (taken by Tom Kelley in 1949) were published on a calendar. Marilyn decided it would be best to admit to posing for the photos, and be honest about why she did it. 20th Century Fox panicked and encouraged her to deny it, but Marilyn refused to lie to her fans. She then gave an interview explaining that she had been struggling for money, and that the photographer’s wife had been present during the shoot. Luckily, Marilyn had made the right decision - the public loved her even more for her honesty.

On her birthday, June 1st, Marilyn was told she had landed the role as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Her co-star Jane Russell earned between $100,000 and $200,000 for her role, whilst Marilyn earned just $1,500 a week, totaling around $18,000 for her work. Aware that she was being taken advantage of, Marilyn insisted on her own dressing room. As she told the Fox executives, “I am the blonde, and it is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”

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Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene, 1955.

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Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene, 1955.

I hate when people tell me I can't look up to Marilyn because "she was a slut".
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missingmarilyn:

People are so ignorant that I can’t help but laugh at them. If they could only open a book or do some in-depth research about Marilyn, then they’d feel awful for thinking such negative things about her. I don’t like the word “slut” or anything similar to it because I don’t think it’s fair to label anybody based on who or how many people they sleep with considering it’s no one’s business—but Marilyn did not sleep around (and she didn’t sleep with anyone to get roles either!) as people like to think. On multiple occasions she spoke very angrily about “wolves” (men only interested in sex). Marilyn is truly a wonderful inspiring woman—if other people don’t want to find out for themselves then I feel sorry for them! They’re missing out on all the love and joy of Marilyn!


Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle, 1950

Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle, 1950


Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1953

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1953

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Marilyn Monroe arriving in Chicago, 1959 © Manfred Kreiner.

Marilyn Monroe arriving in Chicago, 1959 © Manfred Kreiner.

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