rest in peace marilyn

If I see the “Marilyn Monroe was a size 16, therefore she was fat and everyone still thinks she is gorgeous” argument again I swear to God I will scream.

Marilyn was a size 16 by 1950’s standards. Sizing has changed dramatically since then, (and is still changing with the trend for vanity sizing, so fatties feel better about themselves), but these measurements show exactly how slim she was.

Fatties need to stop claiming Marilyn as one of them and face facts; she was a fit, healthy woman who was very slim but still curvy. PSA for lurking fatties; curvy means an hourglass shape with an attractive hip to waist ratio NOT one giant globe shape. If you cannot see your genitalia when you look down because your FUPA is in the way you are not curvy you are revolting.

Just stop with the attempts at self-justification and the pathetic excuses. It is proven that to lose weight all you need to do is reduce your calorie intake; not starve, not spend hours at the gym, just put the fork down FFS. Its not a difficult concept.

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Her death has diminished the loveliness of the world in which we live.” - Life Magazine
Miss Marilyn Monroe calls to mind the bouquet of a fireworks display.” - Cecil Beaton
“One of the most unappreciated people in the world.” - Joshua Logan
“There was nobody like Marilyn Monroe, there never was and there never will be.” - George Barris

“Hold a good thought for me…" 
Rest in peace, Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962)

Rest in peace to Marilyn Monroe, who died today on August 4, 1962, but was “officially” declared dead on August 5th. Marilyn was such a wonderful and beautiful human being inside and out, and I truly believe that she deserved so much more. While she’s considered to be sort of a legend today, I often wonder about how much of it comes from her true and all of the delightful films she made, rather than from her looks and those fake quotes that keep popping up on the internet everyday. After Marilyn’s passing, Jaynie wrote a kind letter to a fan about the woman she was constantly compared to throughout her career saying, “You mentioned Marilyn Monroe. This was a very tragic thing in my life as Marilyn and I were extremely good friends. When something like this happens there isn’t any explanation for it. It is hard to describe your feelings about it because everything seems to go out of kitter. It’s not only the loss of a personal friend, but Hollywood and the world has lost a great personality because she had it and even in death she still has it because the name of Marilyn Monroe will always be revered in Hollywood.”

While I’m skeptical on the part of Marilyn and Jayne being “extremely good friends,” I don’t doubt the sincerity of this letter since Jayne has said some absolutely wonderful things about Marilyn in magazine interviews.

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I’d like to celebrate Marilyn’s life today and I’d like to start off by telling how my love for her came to be. I’m sure those who know me know that I’ve always appreciated Marilyn for quite some time now. I’ve gotten into arguments with people on here who write the most cruelest things about her. Maybe there is no point in arguing since they can’t see the magic that millions of others do, but a part of me wants to defend her and protect her from the cruelty of others–even  49 years after her passing. I became aware of Marilyn when I was 12 years old and I remember thinking, “She’s so overrated!” or “Why do people love her so much? I don’t see the big deal!” God bless you Marilyn, for if I had known the impact you would have had in my life, I would have never said such things.  I’m never going to forget the day I saw Marilyn’s biography. I’m never going to forget the ending credits where they showed Marilyn’s beautiful screentest for Something’s Got To Give. That was the point at which my annoyance and frustration towards the fascination for this woman became adoration. I saw Marilyn beyond the image. I saw her as a real person and not the icon.  She taught me not to judge someone based on their image. As I started watching and reading more about Marilyn, it was impossible for me not to  feel any sympathy for her. She lacked the kind of love and emotional support that everyone deserves, and that really saddened me. All she wanted was to be loved and it seems as though the kind of love she wanted came to her a bit too late. For Marilyn is loved, admired and imitated by many around the world. She was a sex symbol, but she could portray sexiness and innocence in a way I had never seen before. I felt protective towards her the first time I saw her films. As the lovely Natalie Wood said: “When you look at Marilyn on the screen, you don’t want anything bad to happen to her. You really care that she should be all right…happy.” Her vulnerability was present through her photos and some of her film work. I just felt like hugging her and shielding her from everything that’s wrong with the world. It’s very rare when I feel that way towards someone, especially someone I’ve never met. That’s the kind of magic that Marilyn Monroe has. People like Madonna and Anna Nicole Smith have tried to portray that kind of magic in videos and photographs, but what Marilyn had was something that nobody will ever have. As Life Magazine said, she is “a screen icon beyond compare.” No matter how many people dress like her, dye their hair like hers, try to talk or walk like her–there will never be anyone who possesses the same kind of spirit that she had. She was truley one of a kind and nobody will surpass the beauty that was and the legend that is Marilyn Monroe. I love her very much and will for the rest of my life.