Fifty-one years ago this week, on August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe passed away. But the world hasn't lost her, even more than a half-century after her d...
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Though she was sadly mortal, she was like a goddess in at least one respect: she never got old. Had she survived, she would now be 86 years-old and... and what?
Given her continual representations in cultures worldwide, Marilyn Monroe is becoming a major historical icon. Why has this happened? Why has a girl from humble circumstances become a secular goddess?
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