veloursbleuu said: I kind of also wanted to explore he darkers side and what led to that cause you know that quote about belonging to the public because she's never really belonged but I don't want to use the wrong information do you know anywhere I could look about that sorry if I'm annoying

If you still have enough time you should read the book „My Story“  Marilyn talks about her childhood and being raised in foster homes. I would say that’s where she developed her “darker side” like you call it. I guess that’s why she said that she felt that she never belonged to anybody

Another good read is the book by Taraborrelli

Here’s a quote that might interest you

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veloursbleuu said: This would be the biggest help in the world because you obviously know more about Marilyn then me but I really want to write about her for my identity and belonging piece for school because I think her story is interesting any tips what I should focus on or what to include because I don't want to misinterpret anything thank you

Hey there.

I think it’s totally awesome that you want to write about Marilyn

Maybe you could talk about how the media today exploits Marilyn by selling T-Shirts and other merchandise with fake quotes on it that only promote her “Bombshell” image.

Here you’ll find the fake quotes and what she said about that matter

Here is another helpful page about the fake quotes

Then you could talk about the REAL Marilyn and all her achievements and I’m sure everyone will be stunned cause 90% of the people who don’t take the time to learn more/something about her think that she was a dumb blonde who slept around. (There is a lot of information about the “sleeping around” topic in my FAQ so you can give evidence if people call you out  on this topic and say that she was a slut…)

I think that the whole Underestimation of Marilyn Monroe might be the best topic to choose.

I hope I could help you.

Feel free to ask me anything if you need more help

Xo Paul

About Marilyn Monroe:

“Besides her natural endowments and thespian gifts, Marilyn had that unique quality that makes a great star; the quality of excitement she generated. Something happened when she came on the screen, even in a long shot where she merely walked across a scene at the farthest distance from the camera. Your eyes couldn’t help focusing on her. Just that walk across the screen generated excitement when it was Marilyn.” – George Cukor

About Marilyn Monroe:

Marilyn could be marvelously funny and very moving at the same time. This is a very rare thing. She was pretty, but much more than that, her face moved beautifully, which is very important for an actress. A lot of them have lovely faces which don’t move with beauty…She was truly unique.” – George Cukor

About Marilyn Monroe:

“Everybody knows about [Marilyn’s] insecurities, but not everybody knows what fun she was, that she never complained about the ordinary things of life, that she never had a bad word to say about anyone, and that she had a wonderful spontaneous sense of humor.”- Sam Shaw

About Marilyn Monroe:

“What I particularly liked about Marilyn was that she didn’t act like a movie star. She was down to earth. Sure, she was beautiful and sexy, but there was an almost childlike innocence about her.” ~ George Barris

I’m home alone and so I decided to watch one of my favorite Marilyn movies. Ladies of the Chorus is a very underrated movie in my opinion. Marilyn plays a main role and she sings two beautiful songs! If you would like to see a young Marilyn with long hair watch this movie

Here’s the link to the complete movie

The Ladies of the Chorus

Enjoy !

xoxo Paul

About Marilyn Monroe:

“Marilyn Monroe was a legend. She created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain, but I have no words to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe. Nor did she.” ~ Lee Strasberg, close friend and acting coach

Anonymous said: I always see quotes about how vulnerable marilyn was, but she was also a very very strong woman. Have any quotes about that ?

Hey Anon,

Yes you’re absolutely right! Marilyn was a very strong and independent woman. I’m sure you’ll find a bunch of empowering quotes if you go through my archive ;)

Marilyn was a indemendent and modern thinking woman:

"I could never pretend something I didn’t feel. I could never make love if I didn’t love. And if I loved, I could no more hide the fact than change the colour of my eyes" - Marilyn Monroe 

Real friends and people who took the time so look behind the image saw how strong Marilyn was:

"This is no dumb blonde. She’s got guts. She saw herself drowning in Hollywood in 1955 and told her studio ‘I’m not going on just wiggling my behind.’ She moved to New York to study at the Actors Studio. I met her there. We developed a brother-sister relationship" - Eli Wallach

She was self-conscious about a lot of things but at the same time she would step out of her comfort zone by telling herself that she can do whatever she wants if you only try.

"I used to say to myself, what the devil have you got to be proud about, Marilyn Monroe? And I’d answer ’ Everything, everything’. And I’d walk slowly and turn my head slowly as if I were a queen." - Marilyn Monroe

About Marilyn Monroe:

I was very, very drawn to her. To me she was like a golden child. She radiated light and vulnerability and I think that she was attracted to me as… she used to gravitate to me a little bit at parties because she knew that I was not very secure either and she was fragile and I was very touched by her.- Jane Fonda