Sunday, August 5, 2012

Marilyn Monroe: 50th Anniversary

It's hard to believe that Marilyn Monroe has been gone for 50 years now. I think it's hard to believe because there are so many who still love her today; she has definitely not been forgotten. I watched my first Marilyn film during the summer going into my Sophomore year in college. It was Some Like it Hot (1959) and I became an instant Marilyn Monroe fan. I think Billy Wilder knew what she was perfect for. He knew she wasn't a dumb blonde and he knew she could pull off witty humor.

I sometimes think about what it was like to be alive when the majority of my favorite stars were alive. I think it was the best time for film making and clothing, but I think Hollywood was definitely not as glamourous as it was made out to be. I think that it got to a lot of the stars from that era. However, I still do not believe that Norma Jeane committed suicide. I'll admit that she seemed capable of it given her history, but not on the night she supposedly did it. It all seemed a little bit too staged if you read the details. Marilyn's death came way too early, but her films and spirit will live on forever.


monty said...

A wonderful post Kalli with some terrific pictures.

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