When I was looking up Marilyn Monroe online this is what I learned about her: Her dad died when she was very young (3 or 4 years old) in a motorcycle accident. Her mother wasn’t mentally stable so she ended up in foster care. She lived with over 7 families. Marilyn Monroe was raped at around age 8 but the family didn’t believe her. She reported that she was raped by a man named Mr. Kimmel who was an actor. He was renting a room from the foster family at the time. source In her adult life she was also molested but no one believed that story either. (Someone broke into her house and neighbors heard her screaming for help so called police). That is just so sad to have happened even once let alone twice in her lifetime. Her mother had paranoid schizophrenia and depression ran in their family. She always dreamed of being an actress even as a young child. “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even …
Marilyn Monroe “Marilyn always dreamt of being an actress. She didn’t, by the way, dream of being just a star. She dreamt of being an actress. And she had always lived somehow with that dream. And that is why, despite the fact that she became one of the most unusual and outstanding stars of all time, she herself was never satisfied. When she came to New York, she began to perceive the possibilities of really accomplishing her dream, of being an actress.” ~Lee Strasberg I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. Marilyn Monroe No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t. Marilyn Monroe I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. Marilyn Monroe If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe and her dogs: “Dogs never bite me, only humans” ~Marilyn Monroe
This was the moment she found out Clark Gable’s wife was going to have a baby. all photos by Eve Arnold
There are so many of these out there- I just picked my favs of this set.
Hi Everyone! Here is part one of my Marilyn Monroe collection. I know you’ve seen some of these before but I have lots that will be new to you. Stay tuned. I’m going to post them once a week until I’ve shared my whole collection. I hope you are having a great day today! FeeFee