Skip to comments.19 Pictures That Will Make You Think Differently About Marilyn Monroe
Posted on 06/06/2014 8:30:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
Happy 88th Birthday, Ms. Monroe.
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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.
Marilyn Monroe was a woman.
Tragic life like so many of Hollywood like Judy Garland and throw away lives from Disney
The photos didn’t make me think one whit differently about MM.
They were REAL!
So are about half the people in the world. :)
I’m not thinking any differently about her after viewing the photos. Gee, what went wrong?
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.
She was the hottest bride on “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers”.
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.
I still think the same thing, but some of those pics made me think it harder.
She worked at an aircraft plant during ww2. I’ll try to find that pick.
Back when 21” waists were in.
On the contrary, those pictures confirm everything I thought I know about her. Nice girl. What a waste.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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?
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 ....
I don’t get it either. Give me Bridget Bardot any day, or Sophia Loren.
Back when 21 waists were in
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Then along came ‘Twiggy’ and her biggest measurement was her shoulders 20”
Think her breasts were ‘inverted’...
Now that was funny
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)
Hey boy, take a cold shower.
I always heard she (Julie Newmar) was BRILLIANT, too.
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.
She wouldn’t have been able to BEAR a wrinkle showing its ugly face. Maybe that’s why she took the overdose.
Apparently, she got involved with a lot of people
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
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.
Yes. She always seemed sad to me.
don’t know about you all, but for some reason she makes me want to protect her..*shrugs*
or teach her how to say “no”?
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?
Always loved her. Always will.
The fag drag queens worship Ms Monroe just like they do Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland, and Liza Minelli. Freaks...
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.
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.
Ahhh....Hedy...something to do with wireless communications.
Heddy Lamar and she was co-inventor of some technical device.
A lady in my church, who was a real “Rosie the riveter”, worked with her in that plant.
I find it interesting that she married playwright Arthur Miller. Didn’t last long, though.