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Who Was the Real Marilyn Monroe?


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Who Was the Real Marilyn Monroe?“Blonde,” a heavily fictionalized film by Andrew Dominik, explores the star life and legend in a narrative that’s equal parts glamorous and disturbing

Why should we still care about Monroe?

In the case of Marilyn, people believe what they want to believe. She lives in the fantasies of the national imagination, enshrined in a story with endless possibilities, plots, characters and events. Marilyn’s life and death have become flexible, plastic representations of a real person and a real event. … No one can deny the power of her representation: She is the [blonde] who has haunted the American imagination.

Marilyn Monroe’s final interview is a heartbreaker. Published in Life magazine on August 3, 1962—just a day before the actress died of a barbiturate overdose at age 36—it found Monroe reflecting on her celebrity status, alternatively thoughtful, frank and witty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfsnebJd-BI&t=184s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIsFywuZPoQ

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-who-shaped-history-180968116/

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