She was followed by the FBI. Boy, what a life she had and what a complex woman. After the famous hot air-scene in the Seven Year Itch - you know, Marilyn in a white dress trying to keep the dress from flying up over her head - Jim beat her. The doctors she trusted as healers kept her quiet by prescribing lethal doses of uppers and downers, and on the night she overdosed there were 15 bottles of pills on her bedside table.
Then she lived with her mother and a woman called Grace. Add alcohol to this and you have a dangerous coctail. Mental instability ran in the family. Then I saw a picture of her reading Ulysses. Pills to fall asleep, pills to get up, pills to stay awake, pills to get through the day, pills to keep the voices out of her head, pills to keep her borderline paranoid scizophrenia in bay, etc.
Then an aunt Ana. First husband Jim was possessive and wanted Marilyn to give up her career. Her taste in men. People interviewed for this book can always remember just what Marilyn was wearing at certain events.
At some point Taraborrelli says that no one knows how Marilyn and Frank Sinatra first got introduced, how they got to know each other. The gust from the subway grate that makes her skirt billow up around her waist in The Seven Year Itch might have been stirred up by the desire she excited.
In How to Marry a Millionaire, she totters around in a myopic daze, convinced that a pair of specs would ruin her chances of snaring a husband. Imagine you are borderline paranoid scizophrenic and thinks that someone is always following you, and then, someone actually IS following you and knows your every move.
If the roles were serious, she had to impersonate a promiscuous fiend; cast in comedy, this witty, articulate, ambitious woman was expected to be a gold-digging ditz.
Gynaecologically speaking, she has "feminine issues", not to mention related "emotional issues". Reasons why I am thankful I am not Marilyn 1. Then she married Joe. Her cribbling insecurity and self-doubts, made worse by her mental problems and pill addiction. Marilyn knew that something was wrong with her, and ended up seeing doctors and psychiatrists almost daily.
Marilyn spent most of her life looking for a family, searching for stability, love, security. A stealthy executioner would have been superfluous; Marilyn was only too eager to put herself out of her misery. They met through Joe? Perhaps these lovers were all substitutes for the absent father who, when she tracked him down, indignantly rejected her.
Then I heard that she had more than books in her personal library, including Middlemarch, Crime and Punishment, books by Nietzsche and books on Judaism, and I knew I had to know more about this woman who was apparently more than a stupid, blonde beauty icon.
Either way, the persona was a burden. This glib evasion is useful in a world where half the population claims to be afflicted by imaginary syndromes and spurious dysfunctions, but it would have taken more than a confessional splurge on The Jeremy Kyle Show to save wretched, beautiful Marilyn Monroe.
A business partnership with photographer Milton Greene involves "creative issues" and her dalliance with JFK brings up "issues that were dark and dangerous". The author insisted that Marilyn always gave splendid performances and was always the show-stealer.
How is it that everyone can always remember what Marilyn was wearing on any random day? Looked at closer, the love goddess decomposed into a ghost. Her body shimmied, her eyelids batted, her lips pouted and kissed the air before uttering a word.
Imagine how scary that must have been. It is scary how many men she called "Dad" - lovers, husbands, father-in-laws, bosses Surely she must have given just one luke warm performance in her life?
She also suffered from severe depressions for most of her life and tried to kill herself a couple of times. Anyone who reads Ulysses has my respect. Her ability to start from rock bottom - or below that - and make something of herself through sheer determination and hard work 3.
Her ability to turn bad publicity into good publicity. Baseball star Joe DiMaggio beat her up. Nor did Robert Kennedy arrange her murder, as Norman Mailer and other conspiracy theorists have claimed.The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe [J. Randy Taraborrelli, Robert Petkoff] on ultimedescente.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the s, the world was told that her mother, Gladys Baker, was either dead or simply not a part of her life -- depending on the publicity campaign of the moment.
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When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true.
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