Tuesday, 7 August 2012

"I don't mind living in a man's world..."

"As long as I can be a women in it"

Marilyn Monroe remembered 50 Years after her death

It has been fifty years since Marilyn Monroe's death in 1962, so as many tributes fly around the Internet, I decided to join in and write a small and very brief history of one of the most beautiful women who ever lived.

Norma Jeane Mortenson was a part of a volatile childhood where she frequently stayed in orphanages or passed around from family and friends as a result of her mothers mental health. To stop any more stays in orphanages, as soon as Norma Jeane turned 16, a family friend orchestrated a marriage with Jim Dougherty. 

Whilst Jim was completing his military service, Norma Jeane got a job in an Airplane factory and was photographed by photographer David Connover for a piece on women helping with the war effort. She was advised to apply for modelling at Blue Book modelling agency by the photographer, and within months Norma Jeane starred on several magazine covers and secured a screen test with Twentieth Century Fox.
It was here that the star was born as executives, directors and photographers saw her stunning potential, and so she became Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe's love life was a rough and heavy one, starting out with her affair with famous Baseball player Joe diMaggio. In 1954 the couple married, but after 10 months they were split. Not too later on, Monroe marries Arthur Miller in 1956 and later divorced in 1961.

After smuggling a note to Joe diMaggio whilst in New York Hospital after being referred by her therapist, Monroe was able to get released by diMaggio and they began to start up their relationship once more. It only lasted until Marilyn returned to LA to start filming 'Something's got to give'.

In May 1961, Marilyn Monroe sand her famous rendition of 'Happy Birthday' to President Kennedy. It was on this day that she overdosed on drugs and yet again, Joe diMaggio came to her rescue. The couple decided to re-marry on 8th August 1962.

It was a devastating discovery to find that Marilyn Monroe had died four days before the wedding date. She was found naked in her bed, with no suicide note or any sign of violence. To this day, there are many conspiracy theories and rumours about her death, but none are proved.

Marilyn Monroe starred in many iconic films such as Monkey Business, Some Like it Hot and The Seven Year Itch.

Her beauty and charisma with forever live on and inspire many women to this day.

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