marilyn baker

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Today in History: June 1st 1926 | Norma Jeane was born.

91 years ago today we gained a flower. And that flower bloomed. It got so big and beautiful; that even when it died. No one forgot it.

❝Always be yourself. Retain individuality; listen to the truest part of yourself. Study if you can. Get a good teacher. Believe in yourself. Have confidence too.❞ ~ To George Barris, 1962.

❝I believe that you shouldn’t do anything in life until you’re ready. Half of life’s heartaches come from decisions that were made in a hurry.❞ ~To Gadsden Times, 1960.

❝I could never pretend something I didn’t feel. I could never make love if I didn’t love. And if I loved, I could no more hide that than the color of my eyes.❞ ~My Story

❝I’m trying to find myself as a person. Sometimes that’s not easy to do. Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.❞ ~To Allen Levy, Redbook, 1962.

❝Fame will go by, and so long, I’ve had you fame. If it goes by I’ve always known it was a fickle. So at least it’s something I experience. But it’s not where I live.❞ ~To Meryman, 1962.

❝After all, if I can’t be myself, then who can I be I would like to know?❞ ~To Pete Martin, 1956.

❝Starting tomorrow I will take care of myself for that’s all I really have and as I see it now, have ever had.❞ ~Handwritten note

❝I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.❞ ~My Story

❝Those who know me better, know better.❞ ~To STAG, August 1953.

❝I don’t want to be just a woman alone. I want to belong.❞ ~To PARADE, 1952.

We’ll forever be holding a good thought for you Marilyn. ♡ 

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“I didn’t pay much attention to the whistles and whoops, in fact, I didn’t quite hear them. I was full of a strange feeling, as if I were two people. One of them was Norma Jeane from the orphanage who belonged to nobody; the other was someone whose name I didn’t know. But I knew where she belonged; she belonged to the ocean and the sky and the whole world.”

In Loving Memory of Norma Jeane Baker aka Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962.

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zodiac signs + historical figures |  (insp.)  

G E M I N I (may 21 - june 20) expressive / witty / sociable / thoughtful / affectionate / adaptable / superficial / inconsistent / restless

Taken by Professional Photographer George Barris

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“Do you remember when Marilyn Monroe died? Everybody stopped work, and you could see all that day the same expressions on their faces, the same thought: ‘How can a girl with success, fame, youth, money, beauty … how could she kill herself?’ Nobody could understand it because those are the things that everybody wants, and they can’t believe that life wasn’t important to Marilyn Monroe, or that her life was elsewhere."  —Marlon Brando

”It may sound peculiar to say so, because she is no longer with us, but we were very close. Once when we were doing that picture together, I got a call on the set: my younger daughter had had a fall. I ran home and the one person to call was Marilyn. She did an awful lot to boost things up for movies when everything was at a low state; there’ll never be anyone like her for looks, for attitude, for all of it. “— Betty Grable

"I have great faith that her career would have continued. She was one of the greatest draws in the history of motion pictures, and today I think she would have been tops. Marilyn had a childlike quality which made men adore her. Yet women weren’t jealous. Like John Wayne and a few other giants, she had a star quality that had nothing to do with acting… . What women in pictures can compare with her today? Nobody.” - Ben Lyon

“Never a week passes when I don’t wish she was still around.” - Billy Wilder

“She will go on eternally.” - Jackie Kennedy Onassis 

Rest In Peace Marilyn Monroe/Norma Jeane Baker.
1st June 1926 - 4th August 1962 ∞.

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Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier and Terence Rattigan .Feb 1956. Taken by Milton H Greene