Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Marilyn Monroe would be 85 today

Eighty-five years ago on June 1, Norma Jeane Mortenson was born. Also known as Norma Jeane Baker and Marilyn Monroe. And Mrs. Joe DiMaggio. And Mrs. Arthur Miller. Our fascination with her did not end with her death in 1962. If anything, it became more intense, and even today, consciously or unconsciously, she is a career and role model for many performers and a person of interest to the general public.

We offer two clips that capture her essence. First, you can watch a short scene from "Some Like it Hot" at YouTube where she meets her new friends Daphne and Josephine (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis). And right here you can watch what is perhaps her most emblematic performance, singing "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." The human set design is more than a little bizarre, proving that there is nothing new under the sun with those modern day Marilyn wannabes.

1 comment:

Mirza Ghalib said...

There is a general say that nice things doesn't stay long, so as nice people. She was so cute a baby with a not so good childhood, because her mom was not well and she was left at the mercy of foster parents. There she had to undergo even sexual abuse. But, she overcome all those adverse situations of life to shoot to fame and became on of all times adorable sex symbols of Hollywood. But, destiny did not allow her to be tortured and exploited for long, she was called back bit early, I would say.