Marilyn constantly asked questions, took several courses at UCLA, and stated that she wanted to go to Columbia Law School, to become a lawyer and help the poor. According to Arthur Miller, "Marilyn didn't have a conventional bone in her body."
"Trouble in Paradise" and "Who Shot Rock & Roll" serve to remind of us of how much music can shape the very landscape of our lives and our times, through journeys that both define and transcend the place where we live.
Marilyn Monroe was not perfect. She had a reputation for being irresponsible, and she was at times the poster child for tardiness. But Marilyn was also unrelentingly beautiful; maybe because of that trait, a little creative license was allowed on more than one occasion.
Here's a short list of successful women who failed famously -- and still, one way or the other, ended up on top.
Marilyn the Tortoise, was bequeathed to my brothers and me in '69 by our drug-dealing Cuban building superintendent who, running one step ahead of the...
A deeply spiritual individual and a believer in astrology, Monroe considered her sign -- Gemini, identified with "the twins" -- to be an indicator of who she was: "I was born under the same sign as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Queen Victoria and Walt Whitman."
Not many people can claim to have won an Oscar, seven Emmys, written five bestsellers, travelled the world, been to the brink of collapse and reinvented themselves and, most famously, spent years photographing the enigma that was Marilyn Monroe.
I must say, however, in the language of John Wayne to Maureen O' Hara--"you're awfully purty when you're riled up, Justin."
Her show-biz resume began accumulating credits not too long after she'd settled in Manhattan -- and all of it Pope recounts with great humor. She's a naturally funny woman when she's merely recounting the facts. Laughing out loud through these pages is a regular response.
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?
I am really mad at you, the media set. It all started with Angelina's leg at the Oscars. I could not imagine that was news. But it was news and you wr...
The truth is that proficient as she may be, Megan Hilty lacks the whatever-it-is -- the je ne sais quoi -- that Channing and Monroe had that made Lorelei such a forceful, such an unforgettable presence.
The notion of "Sexy Hair" has as many facets as a diamond. It could mean the freedom of movement, tone of color, shine, or the angle of a great cut. If you were to pick up any magazine with a premise of "Sexy Hair," all of these elements would be obvious.
Over the past four years, Marilyn Monroe--who is dead, you must understand--has been on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine three times! The latest cover shows a radiantly fresh-faced Marilyn, still a model, photographed by Andre de Dienes.
Now that 11 episodes have run, I'd say the so-bad-it's-good prediction has just about materialized.