People have curious attitudes about nudity, just as they have about sex. Nudity and sex are the most commonplace things in the world. Yet people often act as if they were things that existed only on Mars.” – Marilyn Monroe
I got myself the Christie’s Book! It’s a rare book from 1999.
In the book you can basically find all her belongings that were auctioned on Wednesday the 27 and Thursday the 29 of October in 1999. There are pictures of her dresses, jewelry, books etc…I’m in France right now and I felt a little depressed so I thought why not making myself happy again by buying the book I wanted to have for years.
Can’t wait to see it !
Even Arthur used to go over the pictures, helping me spot the bad ones. Of course, the bad ones were those that didn’t make me seem beautiful. I felt occasionally that I was killing the truth when I killed the ones that were bad for my public image. Here is Marilyn Monroe with an egg on her face. I used to feel as tied to the beauty business as an addict to his drugs. It’s a relief to get in sloppy clothes and not worry about the impression you’re making—about any of it. But it’s part of my career—my life!—and I accept it. When my looks start to go, so will most of the fans. So long, it’s been nice knowing you. But I won’t care. I’ll be ready. There’s other kinds of beauty, other ways of impressing people and getting over. I hope to do it by sheer acting, I do. – Marilyn Monroe
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Oh, Hey Honey :)
I loved SMASH ! I have all the songs on my Ipod and I’m planning on buying the two seasons. Unfortunately, They’ve used some quotes in the songs Marilyn never said (in the second season), so the research team didn’t do a great job on that ;) But still I loved the show though I thought that Season 1 was much better than the second one. And yes I couldn’t have put it better myself. I think you’re absolutely right that she never seemed happy deep down. Her close friends noticed it, too.
“I could see sadness in her eyes; she had learned to smile, laugh and clown, even though her heart was breaking.” - George Barris
But I still think that she was a very strong woman who constantly tried to find happiness in her life.
"I want to find myself, way deep inside. And enjoy being myself. It isn’t easy. Nothing’s ever easy as long as you go on living." —Marilyn Monroe
I feel deeply connected with her. You’re right one can feel her sadness in certain pictures. Unfortunately I’m exactly the same. I seem to be happy and I make jokes and make people laugh and to others I seem to be an outgoing guy but deep down I’m scared and often depressed. I developed a social phobia and I don’t like to be in crowded places. I’m living in France right now for the next 2 months and it’s really stressful for me to live in a big city by my own. When I’m down I always try to think about Marilyn and how strong she was and that she always tried to cope with her anxieties
Thanks for your lovely message xx Paul
“People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Why I was a siren, I hadn’t the faintest idea. There were no thoughts of sex in my head. I didn’t dream of being seduced by a duke or a movie star. The truth was that with all my lipstick and mascara and precocious curves, I was as unsensual as a fossil. But I seemed to affect people quite otherwise.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Sex is a baffling thing when it doesn’t happen. I used to wake up in the morning, when I was married, and wonder if the whole world was crazy, whooping about sex all the time. I was like hearing all the time that stove polish was the greatest invention on earth.” – Marilyn Monroe
“The only trouble with becoming famous as a result of a half-dozen scandalous happenings is that the scandal-made star can’t just rest on her old scandals. If she wants to keep her high place in the public eye and on the Hollywood producers’ casting list she has to keep getting into more and more hot water. After you’re thirty-five, getting into romantic hot water is a little difficult, and getting yourself publicized in a love triangle and café duels over your favours needs not only smart press agents but also a little miracle to help out.” – Marilyn Monroe