Here it is hehe
Marilyn showing all the haters! ;)
I answered this the other day but as I’m feeling generous here goes;
Ladies of the chorus (1948)
Every baby needs a da-da-daddy
Anyone can see I love you
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Two little girls from little rock
Bye bye baby
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
When love goes wrong
River of no return (1954)
One silver dollar
File my claim
Down in the meadow
River of no return
There’s no business like show business (1954)
After you get what you want you don’t want it
Bus Stop (1956)
That old black magic
The prince and the showgirl (1957)
I found a dream
Some like it hot (1959)
I wanna be loved by you
I’m through with love
Some like it hot (not in the film)
Let’s make love (1960)
My heart belongs to daddy
Let’s make love
She acts like a woman should
You’d be surprised
Do it again
Okay Marilyn fans! I have been inspired by the many number 30 day tumblr challenges on here. So, since I have yet to see a Marilyn one, I have decided to make one myself! I will be doing it each day and anyone who is interested in doing it is welcome to! :)
- Favourite Marilyn film.
- Least favourite Marilyn film.
- Most underrated film.
- Most overrated film.
- Favourite photo of Marilyn.
- Favourite photographer of Marilyn.
- Favourite husband Marilyn was married to; (James Dougherty, Joe Dimaggio, Arthur Miller)
- Favourite Male Co-Star.
- Favourite Female Co-Star.
- A film role you think Marilyn would’ve been perfect in and why.
- Favourite director Marilyn worked with.
- Favourite Marilyn book.
- Favourite (legitimate) quote Marilyn said.
- Favourite (legitimate) quote said about Marilyn.
- Favourite costume Marilyn wore.
- Favourite event in Marilyn’s lifetime.
- Saddest event in Marilyn’s lifetime (death not included)
- Favourite (legitimate) biography written on Marilyn.
- Favourite Marilyn blog and why.
- Favourite Norma Jeane photo (1946 was when Norma Jeane changed her name to Marilyn so up to 1946.)
- An actor (male or female) you wish Marilyn had worked with.
- Favourite song of Marilyn’s.
- Favourite Marilyn musical performance.
- The role you think should of awarded Marilyn an Academy Award and why.
- Favourite character Marilyn portrayed.
- Favourite line from one of Marilyn’s films.
- First Marilyn film you watched.
- What started your love for Marilyn and why.
- The film you wish everyone would see of Marilyn’s and why.
- Favourite scene from one of Marilyn’s films.
Ugh, yes it is based on notourious MM liar Ted Jordans Book. I actually went on IMDB to look at the trivia because of the amount of factual errors and this is the actual quote.
Factual errors The film has almost too many factual errors to be mentioned and shouldn’t be considered a “true” portrait of Monroe’s life.
But anyway, I will write down the many historically inaccurate facts, it’s actually embarrassing that this film is aloud to be called a biopic.
- The relationship with “Eddie” is totally made up, in all the books I have read on Marilyn “Eddie” does not appear in it once.
- The way Norma Jean (e) is portrayed is highly offensive and she was known to be a very quite girl and contrary to popular belief did not “fuck any guy I need to to get to the top”. As proven by her actual quotes and many witness accounts.
Extract taken from Maurice Zolotow’s Marilyn Monroe Biography.
Chapter 7; The Wolves, The Foxes and The Lovers.
Marilyn has never co-operated in studio-managed romances. She almost never went out with a man who she didn’t want to go out with. She would not exchange sexual compliance for a line in Hedda Hopper or Louella Parsons or a story in Photoplay Magazine. And she never submitted to sexual advances even if they could help her career. I’ve been told this many times, often by persons who had tried to seduce her in bygone years, men, often who were in a position to put her in good parts if she went on a weekend with them to Palm Springs, Tia Juna, or Las Vegas. The conclusion of these men is summed up in this statement by a producer, “Marilyn never slept with a man who could do her any good.
I think I had many problems as the next starlet keeping the Hollywood wolves from my door. These wolves just could not understand me. They would tell me, ‘But Marilyn, you’re not playing the game the way you should. Be smart. You’ll never get anywhere in this business acting the way you do.’ My answer to them would be, ‘The only acting I’ll do is for the camera.’ I was determined, no one was going to use me or my body—even if he could help my career. I’ve never gone out with a man I didn’t want to. No one, not even the studio, could force me to date someone. The one thing I hate more than anything else is being used. I’ve always worked hard for the sake of someday becoming a talented actress. I knew I would make it someday if I only kept at it and worked hard without lowering my principles and pride in myself.”
- They also forget to mention that Marilyn had already had a contract with 20th Century Fox in 1947 and Columbia in 1948.
- In the film Marilyn’s relationship with Johnny Hyde is described as Marilyn purely using Johnny to make her a star. When in actual fact Marilyn genuinely cared for Johnny and loved him dearly. Although she was not in love with him to marry him, she never dated anyone during their relationship and was heartbroken when he died.
- In the film Marilyn visits Johnny after his heart attack and randomly starts having sex with him when his wife walks in - this is made up once more as Johnny had left his wife for Marilyn.
- Johnny did not have a heart attack on a golf course whilst playing with Daryl F Zanuck.
- Johny did not get Marilyn the part of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - he died in December 1950.
- Nor did he have another heart attack whilst on the phone sorting this out.
- Marilyn did not go to Johnny’s funeral and cry on top of him, she was not invited to attend.
- Daryl F Zanuck did not allow Marilyn to have her colour screen test nor did he watch it. It was organized before he was aware of it to allow it to happen.
- Norma Jeane is abused in the film by Mr Kimmel, yes this is correct however Norma Jeane looks near enough 16 - she was a young girl when it actually happened.
- Natasha and Marilyn did not have a sexual relationship. Although Natasha was attracted to Marilyn as stated in her memoirs, Marilyn did not feel the same.
- Marilyn did not fall over after performing a scene in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes then sprain her ankle and have laugh uncontrollably. This was never documented.
- Marilyn’s death - where to begin. Marilyn was not drove of in an ambulance still alive in the night of August 5. She was already dead for hours as rigor mortis had set in on the morning of August 5, confirming she had been dead for at least 9 hours, on the evening of August 4.
- Marilyn did not die in the bathroom and drink the pills - no pills or residue where found in her system and there was no running water in the house and she was found dead on her bed.
- Marilyn’s pill addiction in the film starts very early, when actually she did not fully start taking them until 1954.
- Marilyn’s pills in the film are used randomly with no explaining of her chronic insomina, anxiety and depression.
Yes, on the advice of then psychoanalyst Marianne Kris, Marilyn checked into the hospital. Far from finding the rest and relaxation she needed Marilyn was placed in a locked psychiatric ward. I will copy out a letter Marilyn sent to her new psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson as no one can explain it better than Marilyn herself. This is taken from Fragments.
March 2 1961
There was no empathy at Payne Whitney — it had a very bad effect — they asked me after putting me in a “cell” (I mean cement blocks and all) for very disturbed depressed patients (except I felt I was in some kind of prison for a crime I hadn’t committed. The inhumanity there I found archaic. They asked me why I wasn’t happy there (everything was under lock and key things like electric lights, dresser draws, bathrooms, closets, bars concealed on the windows — the doors have windows so patients can be visible all the time, also, the violence and markings still remain on the walls from former patients).
I answered: “Well, I’d have to be nuts if I like it here” then there screaming women in their cells — I mean they screamed out when life was unbearable I guess — at times like this I felt an available psychiatrist should have talked to them. Perhaps to alleviate even temporarily their misery and pain. I think they (the doctors) might learn something even — but all are only interested in something from the books they studied — I was surprised because they already knew that! Maybe from some live suffering human being maybe they could discover more — I had the feeling they looked more for discipline and that they let their patients go after the patients have “given up”. They asked me to mingle with the patients, to go out to O.T. (Occupational Therapy). I said: “and do what?” They said: “You could sew or play checkers, even cards and maybe knit”. I tried to explain the day I did that they would have a nut on their hands. These things were furthest from my mind. They asked me why I felt I was “different” (from the other patients I guess) so I decided if they were really that stupid I must give them a very simple answer so I said: “I just am”.
The first day I did ”mingle” with a patient. She asked me why I looked so sad and suggested I could call a friends and perhaps not be so lonely. I told her what they had told me that there wasn’t a phone on that floor. Speaking of floors, they are all locked — no one could go in and no one could go out. She looked shocked and shaken and said “I’ll take you to the phone” — while I waited in line for my turn for the use of the phone I observed a guard (since he had on a gray knit uniform) as I approached the phone he straight-armed the phone and said very sternly: “You can’t use the phone”. By the way, they pride themselves in having a home-like atmosphere. I asked them (the doctors) how they figured that. They answered: “Well, on the sixth floor we have wall-to-wall carpeting and modern furniture” to which I replied: “Well, that any good interior decorator could provide — providing there are the funds for it” but since they are dealing with human beings why couldn’t they perceive even an interior of a human being”.
The girl that told me about the phone seemed such a pathetic and vague creature. She told me after the straight-arming “I didn’t know they would do that”. Then she said “I’m here because of my mental condition — I have cut my throat several times and slashed ny wrists” — she said either three or four times.
This morning, March 2:
I didn’t sleep again last night. I forgot to tell you something yesterday. When they put me into the first room on the sixth floor II was not told it was a Psychiatric floor. Dr. Kris said she was coming the next day. The nurse came in (after the doctor, a psychiatrist) had given me a physical examination including examining the breast for lumps. I took exception to this but not violently only explaining that the medical doctor who had put me there, a stupid man named Dr. Lipkin had already done a complete physical less than thirty days before. But when the nurse came in I noticed there was no way of buzzing or reaching for a light to call the nurse. I asked why this was and some other things and she said this is a psychiatric floor. After she went out I got dressed and then was when the girl in the hall told me about the phone. I was waiting at the elevator door which looks like all other doors with a door-knob except it doesn’t have any numbers (you see they left them out). After the girl spoke with me and told me about what she had done to herself I went back into my room knowing they had lied to me about the telephone and I sat on the bed trying to figure if I was given this situation in an acting improvisation what would I do. So I figured, it’s a squeaky wheel that gets the grease. I admit it was a loud squeak but I got the idea from a movie I made once called “Don’t Bother To Knock”. I picked up a light-weight chair and slammed it, and it was hard to do because I had never broken anything in my life — against the glass intentionally. It took a lot of banging to get even a small piece of glass - so I went over with the glass concealed in my hand and sat quietly on the bed waiting for them to come in. They did, and I said to them “if you are going to treat me like a nut I’ll act like a nut”. I admit the next thing is corny but I really did it in the movie except it was with a razor blade. I indicated if they didn’t let me out I would harm myself — the furthest thing from my mind at that moment since you know Dr. Greenson I’m an actress and would never intentionally mark or mar myself, I’m just that vain. I didn’t cooperate with them in any way because I couldn’t believe in what they were doing. They asked me to go quietly and I refused to move staying on the bed so they picked me up to the seventh floor in the elevator. I must say at least they had the decency to carry me face down. You know at least it wasn’t face up. I just wept quietly all the way there and then was put in the cell I told you about and that ox of a woman one of those hefty ones said: “Take a bath”. I told her I had just taken one on the sixth floor. She said very sternly: “As soon as you change floors you have to take another bath”. The man who runs that place, a high-school principal type, although Dr. Kris refers to him as an “administrator” he was actually permitted to talk to me, questioning me somewhat like an analyst. He told me I was a very, very sick girl and had been a very, very sick girl for many years. He asked me how I could possibly work when I was depressed. He wondered if that interfered with my work. He was being very firm and definite in the way he said it. He actually stated it more than he questioned me so I replied: “Didn’t he think that perhaps Great Garbo and Charlie Chaplin perhaps and perhaps Ingrid Bergman they had been depressed when they worked sometimes but it’s like saying a ball player like Dimaggio if he could hit ball when he was depressed. Pretty silly.
When Marilyn did finally get to use the phone she telephoned Joe Dimaggio who demanded she be released and said he would break the wall down “brick by brick” if he had to. He flew out immediately and then organized Marilyn to recuperate in Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital Medical Centre where Marilyn remained from February 10 to March 15 1961. Joe was with her every day.
Yes, I have just typed this all out, so I’m sorry for the late reply! :)
Yes that is likely, but as you were not there you can’t know for sure. I got this message last week after I complimented Joe, so I will copy and paste what I said last time as you all seem to forget what a great person he was. Joe deserves respect for his devotion to Marilyn.
It is quite possible that Joe lashed out on Marilyn a couple of times as he was a very jealous man whilst in their marriage. However, as no one was there but the couple themselves we will never know for sure. It does frustrate me that whenever I compliment Joe people straight away use that against him. I’m not saying Joe was perfect but the most important thing is he learned from his mistakes. After their divorce he was a loyal friend to Marilyn and forever loved her until his death. He never remarried again and after her funeral (which he sorted out and identified the body) he made a contract for twenty years with the Parisian florist to deliver a dozen red roses two (or three - sources change) times a week for twenty years. This is because he fulfilled a promise he had made to Marilyn on their wedding day, when he pledged he would be as loyal to her as William Powell had been to Jean Harlow. After the contract ended he made a donation to a children’s charity as he thought that Marilyn would be happier knowing her remembered her this way. He is also one of a handful of people to have maintained a diginified silence and never spoken publicly about Marilyn. Lastly, he is also the one who rescued her from Payne Whitney Hospital and stayed by her bed side for five days after she had an operation for her chronic endometriosis after they had divorced.
Marilyn was just incredibly gifted with her figure, she did no corset training whatsoever and preferred not to wear lingerie. Her waist was 100% natural. Yes Marilyn did maintain a sensible diet. It consisted of artichokes, eggs, cucumber, radishes, cheddar cheese, corn-on-the-cob, strawberries, endive, steaks, milk, lamb, chops and chicken. For treats she would have English muffins and Strawberry jam. Her diet was fairy controlled and she tended to work around a daily menu everyday. A typical start would begin with Orange Juice, two slices of white toast with butter. Lunch was two tablespoons of cottage cheese and a baked potato. For dinner she would eat some lean meat, either a lamb chop, chicken or roast beef, with a potato any way other than fried and vegetables. Between meals Marilyn would have had a cup of milk sometimes with a cracker. Finishing the day with a glass of eggnog. Marilyn was also very good with her exercising, she was up early and often went for jogs and used weights to tone her arms. She also enjoyed dancing too, cycling and walking her dog. This next information is taken from Maurice Zolotow’s biography, “Since her modelling days, Marilyn had disciplined herself to follow a regimen of exercises. She began the day with 40 minutes of callisthenics. She did weight-lifting exercises,. Holding two five-pound dumbbells, she held out her arms horizontally, raised the weights above her head and then lowered them again. She dud this fifteen times. Then she extended them again above her head and rotated them fifteen times. She says that these exercises develop good breasts and keep them firm. In blue jeans and sweatshirt, Marilyn went on hikes around Beverley Hills. After her exercises, she took a shower. Her breakfast consisted of a concoction of warm milk, two raw eggs, and a dash of sherry, stirred to a froth, and a multi-vitamin and mineral pill. She usually did not eat lunch. On her way home from the studio, she would buy a steak, lamb chop, or liver, and broil it in her electric Rotobroil. “I usually eat four of five raw carrots with my meat,” she explained. Hope this helps! :)
It is said that in March 1948 Columbia Studios arranged for Marilyn, to have her hairline raised by electrolysis. Fred Karger sent Marilyn to Dr. Walter Taylor, a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, before the shooting of Ladies Of The Chorus in 1948. The orthodontist corrected Marilyn’s slightly protruding front teeth by giving her a corrective brace to wear at night. In 1950 (1949 in some accounts) Johnny Hyde arranged for Marilyn to have her nose and chin touched up. On this occasion Beverley Hills plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin excised a slight bump of cartilage from the tip of her nose and inserted a cresent-shaped silicone prosthesis into her lower jaw to “pad out” and soften the line of her chin.
Extract taken from Maurice Zolotow’s Marilyn Monroe Biography.
Chapter 7; The Wolves, The Foxes and The Lovers.
“Marilyn has never co-operated in studio-managed romances. She almost never went out with a man who she didn’t want to go out with. She would not exchange sexual compliance for a line in Hedda Hopper or Louella Parsons or a story in Photoplay Magazine. And she never submitted to sexual advances even if they could help her career. I’ve been told this many times, often by persons who had tried to seduce her in bygone years, men, often who were in a position to put her in good parts if she went on a weekend with them to Palm Springs, Tia Juna, or Las Vegas. The conclusion of these men is summed up in this statement by a producer, “Marilyn never slept with a man who could do her any good.”
“There you go judging people. Criticising them when you don’t even know them.” - Peggy Martin; Ladies Of The Chorus (1948)
“It’s a terrible thing to be lonesome, especially in the middle of a crowd.” - Lorelei Lee; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
“What makes you so sad? I think you’re the saddest girl I ever met.” “You’re the first man that’s said that. I’m usually told how happy I am.” - Gay Langland and Roslyn Taber; The Misfits (1961)
Haven’t you bothered me enough you big banana head?!” - Angela Phinlay; The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
“You think every girl’s a dope. You think a girl goes to a party and there’s some guy in a fancy striped vest strutting around giving you that I’m so handsome you can’t resist me look. From this she’s supposed to fall flat on her face. Well, she doesn’t fall on her face. But there’s another guy in the room, over in the corner. Maybe he’s nervous and shy and perspiring a little. First you look past him. But then you sense that he’s gentle and kind and worried. That he’ll be tender with you, nice and sweet. That’s what’s really exciting.” The Girl; The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Throughout her life Marilyn took prescription drugs including; Barbiturates, hypnotics, anti-anxiety drugs, choral hydrate and Nembutal. These were all for her crippling anxiety, depression and insomnia.