From just simple life, little town Norma Jean this girl bloomed into a starlet of epic proportions. She was a blonde bombshell with personality and the looks to boot. According to today's standards, Marilyn was actually plus sized. She was not plus sized by far, just a natural/normal size. Men loved her and the women loved to hate her. She's been linked with plenty of men, Arthur Miller, JFK, and the like, but her all time love was her one time husband Joe DiMaggio. He was her first love and I believe her last. Rumours are to have been that he was her last phone call before her untimely and sudden death in 1962.
Marilyn like many young stars found herself in the midst of the press, prescription drugs, and scandal. But all the time she still remained the our dear old Hollywood starlet that we knew and loved. We can't forget her most famous song, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. That song has been circulated in many films including Burlesque and Moulin Rouge. We also love her iconic scene from The Seven Year Itch, in she, in that famous white halter dress, stands over the subway grate and has her skirt blown up by the gust of air.
We love that SMASH is bringing Marilyn back to life and honoring the life that she had and that we lost. Our girls Megan Hilty and Katherine McPhee bring out the best of Marilyn in many ways. We love the show and would see the musical Bombshell immediately if it were to come to Broadway.
We honor this diva and thank her for giving our divas thereafter a place to start. She was the epitomy of natural beauty and the starlet that girls strive to be. Here is one of her last photos taken, a smile to remember.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ---Marilyn Monroe