“To have survived, she would have had to be either more cynical or even further from reality than she was. Instead, she was a poet on a street corner trying to recite to a crowd pulling at her clothes.” - Arthur Miller
She was outgiving and charming. If you wanted to talk about yourself, she listened. If you wanted to talk about her, she blushed. She gave the impression that she earnestly sought a specific definition, a practical and visible form of happiness, of satisfaction in achievement. -Joseph Cotten
Rest In Peace Norma Jeane Baker aka Marilyn Monroe | 1st June 1926 - 4th August 1962
Marilyn was blessed with a healthy appetite for laughter. She was aware of her sense of humor about herself and she called on it to rescue her from that grey outer space to which she sometimes drifted.
- Joseph Cotten on Marilyn Monroe in Vanity Will Get You Somewhere
In one instance William Travilla remembered grabbing a piece of remnant satin, cutting a strip about 30 cm (12 inches) wide, then draping it on the bias straight onto her nude body, to evoke an evening gown held together with a rhinestone brooch falling into cascades to the floor. She looked more sensuous than any woman on earth and she suddenly became the Marilyn Monroe the world knew.
-Dressing Marilyn by Andrew Hansford with Karen Homer
Marilyn photographed by Harold Lloyd, 1953.
Marlon Brando & Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1955.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre De Dienes, 1949.
“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
Happy Birthday Norma Jeane Mortenson aka Marilyn Monroe! | June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962
Marilyn Monroe having breakfast in bed, photographed by Andre de Dienes, 1953.
Marlon Brando & Marilyn Monroe, 1955.