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19 Pictures That Will Make You Think Differently About Marilyn Monroe
BuzzFeed ^ | June 2, 2014 | Anne Helen Petersen

Posted on 06/06/2014 8:30:31 PM PDT by EveningStar

Happy 88th Birthday, Ms. Monroe.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: History; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: marilynmonroe
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I've never understood this fascination with Marilyn Monroe. Perhaps someone can explain it to me. My reaction to this has always been BFD.

She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. She died on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. She would have been 88 if she were alive today.

1 posted on 06/06/2014 8:30:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 06/06/2014 8:31:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Marilyn Monroe was a woman.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 8:34:41 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: EveningStar

Tragic life like so many of Hollywood like Judy Garland and throw away lives from Disney


5 posted on 06/06/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: EveningStar

The photos didn’t make me think one whit differently about MM.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 8:35:22 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: EveningStar

They were REAL!


7 posted on 06/06/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: SamAdams76

So are about half the people in the world. :)


8 posted on 06/06/2014 8:36:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I’m not thinking any differently about her after viewing the photos. Gee, what went wrong?


9 posted on 06/06/2014 8:36:50 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EveningStar

I still remember the day she died. I was 12 years-old at a summer day camp making a hammered copper ashtray for my parents (imagine that today LOL!) when the news came over the radio that she had died. All of us boys were very upset.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 8:37:38 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: F15Eagle

She was the hottest bride on “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers”.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 8:39:39 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: F15Eagle
oh, JULIE! STUPIFYIN' JONES!


12 posted on 06/06/2014 8:40:33 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: EveningStar

She was a beautiful woman. Apart from what she was like as a person (which I have little way of knowing) she was simply physically attractive.

And she got far better looking as she got older, in my opinion.

And I like the fact she didn’t have the stick figure look. She had some curves.

To many men, she epitomized feminine, physical beauty.

Sounds like she had a sad life. Well. I guess that’s how it goes.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 8:41:14 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: EveningStar

I still think the same thing, but some of those pics made me think it harder.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: EveningStar

She worked at an aircraft plant during ww2. I’ll try to find that pick.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 8:45:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Back when 21” waists were in.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 8:45:00 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: EveningStar

On the contrary, those pictures confirm everything I thought I know about her. Nice girl. What a waste.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 8:45:21 PM PDT by DManA
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To: EveningStar

After reading about her in “Goddess” years ago, I lost all respect for her, altho it wasn’t too high to begin with . . . basically a first class tramp with no morals and horrible personal hygiene. I had very little pity for her.

Gotta’ read “Goddess” and you’ll understand.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 8:45:39 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: rlmorel
To many men, she epitomized feminine, physical beauty.

Yep, and she seemed to be, for the lack of a better word, approachable. Not plastic and distant like so many others, but approachable.

I suppose that if you had seen Monroe on the street and waved, she would have smiled and waved back.

19 posted on 06/06/2014 8:46:31 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: EveningStar
I don't understand the fascination either, except according to some, one of he Kennedys actually killed her.....

she didn't have the "cute" factor so it must be something that a woman would not understand....

but I think its mostly that she was easy and everybody knew it....

20 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: EveningStar

I think the prettiest actress I have ever seen was Grace Kelley. Tippi Hedren was also right up there as was Vivien Leigh and Janet Leigh.

Also Phoebe Cates and Tuesday Weld.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: EveningStar

I think Marilyn was different from other so call Blond bombshells in those days. Marilyn was quite smart yet she had this child like quality, a vulnerability that you just want to protect her yet she had this sexual aura to her. From what I understand she lived in foster homes, and it is suspected she was molested at one of these homes. I believe she was not raised by her mother nor father. Her mother had mental issues. I think all that she carried with her, in other words she was mentally scarred. I suppose that is why she had relations with older men. The only man who truly loved her was Joe DiMaggio. In fact, I believe he banned all Kennedys to her funeral. I believe even up to his death he blamed them for her death. While alive, he always sent flowers to her grave. Unfortunately it seem Marilyn was career oriented because I believe she believed her careers and fans were her family since she never knew what is like to be in a family environment.

Now on Picture #16, now doesn’t that picture on the wall (on the right just next to her shoulder) looks like Bobby or John Kennedy and his sisters?


22 posted on 06/06/2014 8:48:07 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: EveningStar

Wow.... That pictorial changed my opinion of MM.....

I never knew she could read.... / S

I must have missed the point somewhere on the point of this ....


23 posted on 06/06/2014 8:49:16 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t get it either. Give me Bridget Bardot any day, or Sophia Loren.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 8:49:35 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: cherry

bump


25 posted on 06/06/2014 8:49:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Back when 21” waists were in
= = = = = = = = = = = =

Then along came ‘Twiggy’ and her biggest measurement was her shoulders 20”

Think her breasts were ‘inverted’...


26 posted on 06/06/2014 8:50:04 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: Popman

Now that was funny


27 posted on 06/06/2014 8:51:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Leaning Right
I think so. I guess I always got that impression too, but I don't know how.

There isn't anything wrong with appreciating physical beauty. I think this woman was beautiful as well:

And this woman today:

(although I admit I have heard Scarlett Johannson is a bit of a brain dead lib, she still has physical beauty which I appreciate)

28 posted on 06/06/2014 8:52:35 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: yarddog

Hey boy, take a cold shower.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 8:53:46 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I always heard she (Julie Newmar) was BRILLIANT, too.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 8:54:54 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SkyDancer

Yea, but she got involved with the Kennedy’s. Apparently Jackie got really pissed about the whole “happy birthday Mr. president thing.

Politics and Hollywierd don’t mix. And the players in la la land usually end getting burned. Or at least untill they’ve outlived their usefulness.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: EveningStar

She wouldn’t have been able to BEAR a wrinkle showing its ugly face. Maybe that’s why she took the overdose.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 8:57:43 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Yea, but she got involved with the Kennedy’s.

Apparently, she got involved with a lot of people

33 posted on 06/06/2014 8:57:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: EveningStar

She really was a tragic figure. The face of an angel, the body of a courtesan and truly a pawn used and abused by damn near everyone she came in contact with, from the proverbial casting couch to the President of the United States. Truly an American Tragedy


34 posted on 06/06/2014 8:59:38 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: cherry

No...I don’t think that was it, that she was “easy”.

I think, to many men, it was more that she seemed soft and accessible. To a lot of us, she seemed to trigger a feeling somewhere that she liked men, and not necessarily in a strictly sexual sense. (I have no idea if she did or didn’t really enjoy men, that is just how it seems to us...:)

Ever see that woman at a party that guys just gravitate to like a magnet? She isn’t always the most beautiful one. She isn’t always the best or most revealingly dressed one.

She is usually the one who is laughing with a big smile and guys clustered around her. She clearly likes men, and I think men respond to that on some level. That is what I think made Marilyn Monroe attractive to men.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 9:01:45 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Tupelo

Yes. She always seemed sad to me.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 9:02:40 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Tupelo

don’t know about you all, but for some reason she makes me want to protect her..*shrugs*


37 posted on 06/06/2014 9:03:22 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer

or teach her how to say “no”?


38 posted on 06/06/2014 9:04:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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I have always found this woman to be a stunning combination of brains and beauty. Know who she is and what she isn't famous for?

39 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:19 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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Always loved her. Always will.


40 posted on 06/06/2014 9:11:28 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: EveningStar

The fag drag queens worship Ms Monroe just like they do Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland, and Liza Minelli. Freaks...


41 posted on 06/06/2014 9:11:37 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: rlmorel

I once knew a girl just like you are describing. She was beautiful but I have seen lots of beautiful girls. I will say that her looks may have had just a little extra look which got boys attention.

The first time I saw her, she was sitting on the steps of the girls dorm and was literally surrounded by boys. Some of them acted like they just happened to be there and some made no bones over the fact that they wanted to get to know her.

I later got to know her very well. She was a very devout Christian and when I looked in her high school annual, she was queen of everything and at a large high school.

She was actually a terribly conflicted person. A high school boy had gotten her involved in sex and she couldn’t seem to quit. She suffered from bi-polar depression and I think the sex was what was bothering her.

When you add in the fact that she attracted boys like bees to honey it was clear she was going to have problems until she got married.


42 posted on 06/06/2014 9:11:41 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: rlmorel

Hedy.

But, you’ve stumped me; I remember reading something extraordinary about her, but can’t call it to mind. I think it has something to do with her brain, right? Terribly intelligent? Please share.


43 posted on 06/06/2014 9:13:02 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: rlmorel

Lucy?


44 posted on 06/06/2014 9:13:09 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: EveningStar

45 posted on 06/06/2014 9:13:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Mortrey

Ahhh....Hedy...something to do with wireless communications.


46 posted on 06/06/2014 9:14:18 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: rlmorel

Heddy Lamar and she was co-inventor of some technical device.


47 posted on 06/06/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: rlmorel

Code breaker?!?


48 posted on 06/06/2014 9:16:40 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: BenLurkin

A lady in my church, who was a real “Rosie the riveter”, worked with her in that plant.


49 posted on 06/06/2014 9:18:46 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: EveningStar

I find it interesting that she married playwright Arthur Miller. Didn’t last long, though.


50 posted on 06/06/2014 9:18:56 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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