“Career borns on the public – talent in privacy” – the most famous quote of Marilyn Monroe. I have always been interested in Marilyn Monroe as a person and as an actress. It is difficult to find someone who would be indifferent to her. She is more than a pretty face and blonde hair. Marilyn Monroe is a myth that lasted for 36 years of her life, and continues today. About her death, for the year it was written more than a missile crisis that shocked the world a few weeks later and almost provoked a nuclear war. Why it has attracted and attracts our attention now to a greater extent than any other woman, her contemporary and we? What was the core of the phenomenon of Marilyn Monroe? Trying to find answers to these questions, I spent many surfing the internet and reading biography books. After reviewing hundreds of sites, and reading loads of books, I began to notice that in different biographies data can be not coinciding: Marilyn left behind too many mysteries. The aims of my project are:
– to tell you more information about Marilyn Monroe
– to describe her life, introduce unknown facts, to share her secret of beauty and her influence on the world before and after her death. So, I will begin.
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. She was born the first of June, 1926, in the slums of Los Angeles. The little girl Norma Jean had never seen her father and her mother did not remember him too. They lived in poverty, surviving on bread and water. Few years later, her mother got into a mental hospital. The girl handed for upbringing from family to family, until put into an orphanage. This orphanage was not far from Paramount Studio. From her childhood, she clearly understood that hope in her life she will have on herself. In 1944 when her husband went overseas she went to work at the factory, where she was noticed by Army photographer. Her photos were very successful and she was invited to a model agency. Beautiful young woman was noticed and loved, but the first who spotted her, was the studio «Twentieth Century Fox”. In August 1946, the studio “20 Century – Fox” concluded with her a contract. Then friends picked a nickname and she became Marilyn Monroe. 1950 was for Marilyn happy. She starred in five films.
In 1953, Marilyn was lucky twice. First, she starred in Billy Wilder’s comedy “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The second success was meeting with Joe DiMaggio, baseball player, which – although had already left the big sport – enjoyed no less famous than the president. Sunday night from 4 to August 5, 1962 Marilyn took a large dose of sleeping pills and not woke up. Marilyn Monroe is lying on the mattress on her face. Her hand was still clutching the telephone after talking, the content of which we will never know. What is happen? Why an incomparable decided to leave this world? There are several versions of the death of Marilyn Monroe such as: · Murder committed by the order of the Kennedy brothers;
· Murder by Mafia;
· The accident;
· A suicide.
But the most believable murder committed by the order of the Kennedy brothers At the end of 1954, Marilyn bought a leather-bound diary. There it is stored snippets of conversation with John F. Kennedy. There was the famous diary of Marilyn, which could include compromising information about the president and the country’s politics in general. In 1960, Marilyn has had serious problems with alcohol and her relationships with John F. Kennedy, which, of course, could have a negative impact on the career of President. After the death of Marilyn someone rummaged through her house, a leather-bound diary has never been found. There were security officers, or someone else, and how they relate to the death of a star – it is unknown. Telephone receiver has been lifted. Who called Marilyn before her death also remains unknown – record of the conversation lost from the telephone exchange. The secret of her beauty was very simply.
She has never sunbathed, because she thought that it would blight for her snowy skin. She had a good nutrition and her beauty was influenced by makeupers, hairdressers and stylists. If it was not Marilyn Monroe, we would have not seen Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, and many of our stars of show business as they are now. The last item of my report is her influence on the modern world of art. The history of show business has a clear divide – the “before” and “after” Marilyn Monroe. Her huge role was in regard to the size and terms of payment for acting work. Few people now remember that before Marilyn Hollywood actors were, most highly paid slaves in the galleys. After Marilyn actors had taken more seriously. And also, Marilyn Monroe created a new image, which was followed by another half a century. Though this is not a significant impact, but important. Suddenly and tragically, the life of the legend of the twentieth century died. After her death a lot of films were produced. Author of these tapes have sought get into soul of a woman who passed away misunderstood. Moreover, the fact that after more than thirty years have passed since her death, the memory of her is alive proves that in the history of world cinema Marilyn Monroe was much larger phenomenon than just beautiful blonde-haired woman. I think that she was a strong woman, as a heavy unhappy childhood and three failed marriages have not broken it. She was the main character of America, its social life, embodied of changing tastes and ideals.