Thursday, May 31, 2012

Marilyn Was a Poet And You Didn't Even Know It!

She's my all-time favorite muse.  I think about her a lot when I'm writing.  Visit my home and you'll see scandalous pictures of her sprinkled here & there.  It’s been 50 years since her death.  Fifty years!  And people are still intrigued with....her.

A lot of women believe that being pretty and passive is enough to get you what you want.  Not Marilyn (She & I are on a first name basis.) :-)  She was Hollywood's ulitimate sex symbol, goddess, icon, misunderstood diva, comic, genius and < insert whatever you choose to call her here >.  But, listen. *peers over sunglasses*  There was so much more to her than that.

Did you know that......

  • She wasn't a dumb blonde.  She was a very savvy business woman.
  • Her favorite colors were beige, black, white and red.
  • She owned her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions.
  • She washed her face 15 times a day, due to a fear of blemishes.

  • She wrote poetry, but would never show it to anyone. (Yes, poetry)
  • She wore a dress size of 14. (I almost fainted when I heard about this!)
  • One of her favorite novels was the notoriously complicated Ulysses by James Joyce. (She read it aloud to herself because she loved the sound of it.)
  • Her first studio name was *drum roll*….Carole Lind.  (Blah.  I like Marilyn way better.)

  • Her favorite singers were Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
  • She had a pet horse named….Ebony.  (Awwww….sweet!)

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.  I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times, hard to handle.  But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."   -Marilyn Monroe




7 comments:

  1. Ugh. I love Marilyn. It's amazing that such a star and sex symbol is so overwhelming relatable to women. She was the real deal. Thanks for sharing Stephanie.

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    1. Yes! Marilyn's influence on women (and men) still amazes me!

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  2. Ahem...i LOVE the blonde bombshell too! Bold, Beautiful, bright and BIGger than life as evidenced by our writing and her intrigue some 50 years later. Indeed, she was autonomous and authentic...my kind of girl...akin to my affinity for Stephanie Davis, despite the fact that she thinks pink! ~L.j.Holloway (Author, Advocate, Aviatrix)

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    1. LOL! I LOVE Marilyn! She was the biz knees...on so many levels. :)

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  3. Great piece honoring Marilyn. I really loved seeing those pics -- gorgeous, and I don't think I had seen most of them before. Keep the great blogs coming!

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    1. Thanks D! Means a lot coming from you! :)

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