Marilyn’s wink

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Marilyn photographed by Nickolas Murray, 1952.

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Marilyn (and Pat Newcomb) photographed by George Barris, 1962.


do u ever lay in bed and get really sad about a person because theyre not in the bed with u


[Marilyn] spent some of her free time eating out with her fellow [Niagara] cast members, in restaurants including the Red Coach Inn, where local man Joseph Jacob worked. He remembered: “We gave the screen stars some privacy and kept an area of the restaurant closed so they could enjoy some quiet time without interruption. As you might guess, people followed Marilyn Monroe everywhere she went, wanting to sit in the seat she was in, wanting the napkin she used, asking what did she order, etc. I had the privilege of serving Marilyn that afternoon, and it was a day I’ll not soon forget. I say this because that day I didn’t meet Marilyn Monroe, I felt that I met a beautiful, statuesque vision of what God intended a woman to look like. She could have been wearing a potato sack and had curlers in her hair and it would not dull her beauty, which I found to be both inside and out. I had the fortune of speaking to Miss Monroe directly that day while the others walked in the lobby and the outdoor patio taking in the view. I found her to be nothing of the glamour queen we portrayed her as, but more the down-to-earth girl we all wish superstars to be. She drank a vodka martini, and although we spoke casual conversation she did ask if I could imagine knowing a thousand people and not having any friends. This chance meeting with Marilyn Monroe showed me that under all of the glitz and glamour beats the heart of one person, one single person, that gets happy, sad, frustrated, and lonely. Just like the rest of us.”

- Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential by Michelle Morgan

Marilyn Monroe by Cecil Beaton, 1956.

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Marilyn Monroe on the set of All About Eve, 1950.

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“One thing was clear to me. I was going to fall most shatteringly in love with Marilyn. She was so adorable, so witty, and physically attractive than anyone I could imagine.”
- Laurence Olivier on his first impression of Marilyn.

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Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe! (1 June 1926 — 5 August 1962)

"I remember her on the screen, huge as a colossus doll, mincing and whispering and simply hoping her way into total vulnerability." — Gloria Steinem

"I think Marilyn is bound to make an almost overwhelming impression on the people who meet her for the first time. It is not that she is pretty, although she is of course almost incredibly pretty, but she radiates, at the same time, unbounded vitality and a kind of unbelievable innocence… I shall never forget the almost overpowering feeling of unconquerable strength and sweetness which she conveyed." Isak Dinesen

"If the world offered nothing, nowhere to support or make bearable whatever her private grief was, then it is that world, and not she, that is at fault." Thomas Pynchon

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