Marilyn Monroe In Disguise - “I Use A Wig Sometimes”

Rare photo of a casual Marilyn Monroe in a wig to disguise herself in public along with a rare radio interview where Marilyn mentions wearing a wig in public to disguise herself when she didn’t want to be noticed

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Misery needs no talents, anybody can afford it. Happiness needs talents, genius, creativity. Only creative people are happy.
Let this sink deep in your heart: only creative people are happy. Happiness is a by-product of creativity.
Create something, and you will be happy. Create a garden, let the garden bloom, and something will bloom in you. Create a painting, and something starts growing in you with the growing painting. As the painting comes to the finish, as you are giving the last touches to the painting, you will see you are no more the same person. You are giving the last touches to something that is very new in you.
Write a poem, sing a song, dance a dance, and see: you start becoming happy. That’s why in my commune creativity is going to be our prayer to God. This commune is not going to be of those sad, long faces who are not doing anything, just sitting under trees or in their huts, vegetating. This commune is going to be a commune of artists, painters, poets, sculptors, dancers, musicians—and so many things are there to be done! God has only given you an opportunity to be creative: life is an opportunity to be creative. If you are creative you will be happy.
Have you seen the joy in the eyes of a mother when the child starts growing in her womb? Have you seen the change that happens to the woman when she becomes pregnant? What is happening? Something is flowering in her, she is being creative, she is going to give birth to a new life. She is utterly happy, tremendously joyous, a song is in her heart.
When the child is born and the woman sees the child for the first time, see the depth of her eyes, the joy of her being. She has gone through much pain for this joy, but she has not gone into this pain for the pain’s sake. She has suffered, but her suffering is tremendously valuable; it is not ascetic, it is creative. She has suffered to create more joy.
When you want to climb to the highest peak of the mountains, it is arduous. And when you have reached the peak and you lie down, whispering with the clouds, looking at the sky, the joy that fills your heart—that joy always comes whenever you reach any peak of creativity.
—  Osho
Black Americans Who Influenced Bob Dylan.

75-year-old Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday and the tributes and stories about his life are rolling out. He started performing in NYC in 1961 and became a well-known fighter against racism, classism, violence and discrimination against black Americans during the Civil Rights Movement.

However, everyone tends to forget about the major influence black musicians had on his career:

1. Little Richard

Little Richard was born Richard Penniman in 1932. He was one of the 10 original 1986 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Dylan said that he would imitate Little Richard on the piano during high school dances, and he had ambitions to play with him as an adult.

2. Big Bill Broonzy

Lee “Big Bill Broonzy” Bradley is considered to be one of the leaders of the American folk music revival.

Last year Dylan was honored during the MusicCare Awards and gave a long and revealing acceptance speech. He said that Big Bill Broonzy’s song “Key to the Highway” directly affected his song “Highway 61.”

3. Ma Rainey

Gertrude “Ma Rainey” Pridgett was one of the first professional stage performers to sing American blues. She was most popular in the 1920s and is often called the “Mother of the Blues.”

Dylan referred to her in the 1965 song “Tombstone Blues” and hat-tipped her “Yonder Comes the Blues,” with an updated version titled “Yonder Comes Sin”. 

4. Odetta Holmes

She’s known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement” or “The queen of American folk music”.

Bob Dylan, once said, “The first thing that turned me on to folk singing was Odetta. I heard a record of hers Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues in a record store, back when you could listen to records right there in the store. Right then and there, I went out and traded my electric guitar and amplifier for an acoustical guitar, a flat-top Gibson. … [That album was] just something vital and personal. I learned all the songs on that record

That’s pretty sad to notice how infrequently African Americans are recognized for their cultural contributions.

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