“I refuse to let articles appear in movie magazines signed ‘By Marilyn Monroe’. I might never see that article and it might be okayed by someone in the studio. This is wrong because when I was a little girl read signed stories in fan magazines and I believed every word the stars said in them. Then I’d try to model my life after the lives of the stars I read about. If I’m going to have that kind of influence, I want to be sure it’s because of something I’ve actually said or written.” MARILYN MONROE (’Will Acting Spoil Marilyn Monroe’ by Pete Martin, 1956)
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe was not a socialite. Marilyn Monroe was not filthy rich. Marilyn Monroe’s goal in life was not to be as pretty as she could. Marilyn Monroe didn’t believed that ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’. Marilyn Monroe didn’t came from a rich family. Marilyn Monroe was not just a sex symbol. Marilyn Monroe was not a machine of girly quotes.
She came from a broken home, she never met her father and her mother was schizophrenic. When she started her career: Worked as a model, and had to do extra hours of work in a factory. Men didn’t gave to her the opportunities that she achieved: She spent six long years (1947-1952) and numerous of minor movie roles to finally got her first starring role. She did hours of dramatic lessons, singing lessons and dancing lessons everyday to feel prepared for her roles. When she finally achieved her stardom, her salary at the studio was low. She faced the studio system that was very controlling at the time - she studied method acting in the Actors Studio, builded her own production company (the third woman in history to do this) and made a career that was her pride. She was a early civil rights activist, she donated time and money to numerous charities, she was the first celebrity to talk about child sexual abuse, she had a personal library of over 400 books and was a avid reader. From a girl who came from nothing, she was a Golden Globe winner who starred in over 30 films and won numerous acting awards. She also was very critical about herself and was extremely perfectionist in her films.
This glamorous image that you guys see today was far from being the only thing that she had. Don’t be fooled by the myths, don’t be fooled by people’s thoughts about her, don’t be fooled by the fake quotes.
good thought for me..”Marilyn Monroe for Sidney Skolsky, 1953
Marilyn Monroe + Pregnancies and her dream of being a mother
“The thing i want more than anything else? I want a baby! I want to have children! I used to feel that for every child i had, i would adopt another.” Marilyn Monroe for George Barris - “Her Life In Her Own Words” (1962)
She loved children and the children adored her, Marilyn talked about her dream of being a mother in many occasions, but sadly, her dream was never accomplished - Marilyn suffered with chronic endometriosis, endometriosis can have both social and psychological effects, causing pain and inability to have children. Marilyn took pills since a very young age to relieve her strong pain during her period, her professional contract even had her off work whilst on her period. When she married Arthur Miller in 1956, she wanted to start a family with him, and she tried: Marilyn suffered her first miscarriage in late August of 1956, whilst filming ‘The Prince and The Show Girl’, “my heart is broken’, she said to her half sister, Berniece. Marilyn’s second miscarriage was in August 1957, when she had found out she was pregnant in July (Marilyn was pregnant of approximately 2 months on the famous pictures of her with that white bathing suit, taken by Sam Shaw, which are often used to spread the myth that she was plus size, when in reality she was pregnant). She suffered an ectopic pregnancy in august, and when she left the hospital, there was a lot of paparazzi and fans out of there, she stayed strong and kept a smile on her face. Marilyn’s final known miscarriage was in 1958, Marilyn learned she was pregnant in late October, whilst filming Some Like It Hot; on December 16th she tragically miscarried again. You can see her baby bump on the pictures of this post