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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Marilyn Monroe - My idol

ini komen when people watch her video :

   "She is just unique... she has everything... and icon. A superstar.. an age that will not come back, that is it."

"Marilyn Monroe was pure movie magic, a very rare quality that few actresses from yesterday & today possess. The camera loved her, the american public loved her & even her detractors (friendnemies) couldn't do anything but stand the fuck out of the way & let this beautiful creature sparkle! It didn't hurt that she was very talented."
"I can't believe how beautiful this woman is."

"Marilyn was a REAL woman. She didn't have that awful skinny look models have nowadays. She was curved and sexy with brains. And I am a woman who says so. It's a shame those ugly Kennedy-brothers used her only for their sexgames. She deserved so much better in this world..."

okey, ni komen ttg dea... tak ade 1 pun komen yang tak suke kan dea... yes, she is beautiful and classic... at the first time i saw her face, i think she must had a great story... and then i search about her... found out that she dies in age only 36... wish dpt jumpe dea live... kan best kalau dea maseh hidup... oh! marilyn....

Biography for

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe's career as an actress spanned 16 years. She made 29 films, 24 in the first 8 years of her career.Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles General Hospital, her mother, Gladys, listed the fathers address as unknown. Marilyn would never know the true identity of her father.Due to her mother's mental instability and the fact that she was unmarried at the time, Norma Jeane was placed in the foster home of Albert and Ida Bolender. It was here she lived the first 7 years of her life."They were terribly strict...they didn't mean any was their religion. They brought me up harshly."In 1933, Norma Jeane lived briefly with her mother. Gladys begin to show signs of mental depression and in 1934 was admitted to a rest home in Santa Monica. Grace McKee, a close friend of her mother took over the care of Norma Jeane. "Grace loved and adored her", recalled one of her co-workers. Grace, telling her..."Don't worry, Norma Jeane. You're going to be a beautiful girl when you get important woman, a movie star." Grace was captivated by Jean Harlow, a superstar of the twenties, and Marilyn would later say..."and so Jean Harlow was my idol." Grace was to marry in 1935 and due to financial difficulties, Norma Jeane was placed in an orphanage from September 1935 to June 1937. Grace frequently visited her, taking her to the movies, buying clothes and teaching her how to apply makeup at her young age. Norma Jeane was to later live with several of Grace's relatives.
"The world around me then was kind of grim. I had to learn to pretend in order to...I don't know...block the grimness. The whole world seemed sort of closed to me...(I felt) on the outside of everything, and all I could do was to dream up any kind of pretend-game."
In September 1941 Norma Jeane was again living with Grace when she met Jim Dougherty, 5 years her senior. Grace encouraged the relationship and on learning that she and her husband would be moving to the East Coast, set in motion plans for Norma Jeane to marry Dougherty on June 19, 1942.
"Grace McKee arranged the marriage for me, I never had a choice. There's not much to say about it. They couldn't support me, and they had to work out something. And so I got married."
Dougherty joined the Merchant Marines in 1943 and in 1944 was sent overseas. Norma Jeane, while working in a factory inspecting parachutes in 1944, was photographed by the Army as a promotion to show women on the assembly line contributing to the war effort. One of the photographers, David Conover, asked to take further pictures of her. By spring of 1945, she was quickly becoming known as a "photographers dream" and had appeared on 33 covers of national magazines.
In the fall of 1946 she was granted a divorce...later saying, "My marriage didn't make me sad, but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom."
On July 23, 1946 she signed a contract with Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. She selected her mother's family name of Monroe. From this point on she would be known as Marilyn Monroe to all her fans. She had a minor part in the movie "Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! and was dismissed as a contract player in August. Rehired in 1948, Marilyn sang here first song in the movie "Ladies of the Chorus".
Johnny Hyde, of the William Morris Agency, became her mentor and lover in 1949. Also, in 1949, Marilyn agreed to pose nude for a calendar. A fact that was to stir controversy later in her career as a superstar.
"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul"
Her first serious acting job came in 1950 when she had a small but crucial role in "The Asphalt Jungle" and received favorable reviews. "Clash By Night" in 1952 earned her several favorable notices...Alton Cook of the New York World-Telegram and Sun wrote..."a forceful actress, a gifted new star, worthy of all that fantastic press agentry. Her role here is not very big, but she makes it dominant." Monroe's first leading part in a serious feature was to be in "Don't Bother to Knock", also filmed in 1952.
Marilyn met Joe DiMaggio in early 1952, she was 25 and he was 37. DiMaggio, recently retired from baseball, had expressed a desire to meet this famous star. By February the romance was in full bloom.

"I was surprized to be so crazy about Joe. I expected a flashy New York sports type, and instead I met this reserved guy who didn't make a pass at me right away! He treated me like something special. Joe is a very decent man, and he makes other people feel decent, too!"

In 1952 Marilyn began filming "Niagara" with Joseph Cotten...a film that was to establish her stardom. After her next big film, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", she and Jane Russell signed their names and placed their hands and feet in the wet cement in front of the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard...the same place she had visited with Gladys and Grace years earlier as a child.

"I want to be a big star more than anything. It's something precious"

Fox suspended Marilyn in 1954 for failure to appear on the set of "Pink Tights". The studio had refused to let her look at the script prior to accepting the part. She felt that due to her star status, she should have the right to script approval.
On January 14 Joe and Marilyn were married. The wedding captured the headlines worldwide. Joe was an extremely jealous type of guy and resented her popularity among other men. He desired a housewife, not a star of such magnitude...the marriage was in trouble from the beginning.

"I didn't want to give up my career, and that's what Joe wanted me to do most of all."

She was asked to go on a USO tour of Korea in February to entertain the troops, beginning on the 16th for four days. She entertained over 60,000 soldiers, many who had never seen a Monroe film...having been in the service during her rise to stardom... most had seen still photos of her in many magazines and newspapers. She was a huge success. Joe did not accompany her on this trip...explaining, "Joe hates crowds and glamour."

"...standing in the snowfall facing these yelling soldiers, I felt for the first time in my life no fear of anything, I felt only happy."

On May 29, Marilyn began filming "There's No Business Like Show Business". Throughout the summer she was ill with bronchitis and anemia. For the first time, Marilyn began showing serious side-effects of the many sleeping pills she had been taking for the last few years...often groggy, lethargic and crying on the set.
The famous "skirt blowing" scene from the "Seven Year Itch" , filmed in 1954 was to be a hit with both amateur and professional photographers. Several hundred, along with 2000 spectators gathered outside the Trans-Lux Theater in New York City in the early morning hours of September 15th to see and record her as she posed for over two hours for her adoring fans.
In the fall of 1954 Marilyn and Joe separated...later to divorce. On October 6, Jerry Giesler made a press announcement and stated " her attorney, I am speaking for her and can only say that the conflict of careers has brought about this regrettable necessity." With the press hounding her, Marilyn answered in a choked voice, "I can't say anything today. I'm sorry. I'm sorry."

"When I married him (Joe), I wasn't sure of why I married him, I have too many fantasies to be a housewife."

In early 1955 Marilyn again returned to New York and joined the Actors Studio, in pursuit of becoming a serious actress. There she met Lee Strasberg, head of the Studio and drama coach. Mr. Strasberg and his family would play an important role in her life.

She was to renew her acquaintance with Arthur Miller and have an affair with him before their marriage over a year later. To Marilyn, Miller represented the serious theater and an intellect that she found attractive. To Miller, years later...
"It was wonderful to be around her, she was simply overwhelming. She had so much promise. It seemed to me that she could really be a great kind of phenomenon, a terrific artist. She was endlessly fascinating, full of original observations...there wasn't a conventional bone in her body."
Marilyn returned to Hollywood in February 1956, after over a years absence, to film "Bus Stop". After completing the film she returned to New York in June. Miller also returned to New York after obtaining a divorce in Reno, Nevada. They where married June 29 in White Plains, NY.
The Millers departed for London soon after their marriage so that Marilyn could start production on "The Prince and the Showgirl" with Lawrence Olivier. As early as July, Arthur began to have doubts about the marriage. Sidney Skolsky remarked that..."Miller looked on Marilyn strictly as an ideal and was shocked to discover that she is a human being, a person, even as you and I and maybe Miller."
"Bus Stop" opened in London in October 1956. A Times review said..."Miss Monroe is a talented comedienne, and her sense of timing never forsake her. She gives a complete portrait, sensitively and sometimes even brilliantly conceived. There is about her a waif-life quality, an underlying note of pathos which can be strangely moving."
"It's not that I object to doing musicals and fact, I rather enjoy them...but I'd like to do dramatic parts too."

Marilyn Monroe did not return to Hollywood until 1958 to make "Some Like It Hot" with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Her health continued to deteriorate due to increased dependency on drugs and involvement in an unhappy marriage. She often came to the set late and was unable to remember her lines. Director, Billy Wilder later said..."Anyone can remember lines, but it takes a real artist to come on the set and not know her lines and yet give the performance she did." Her next film "Let's Make Love" proved to be an unremarkable film with much publicity over her brief affair with co-star Yves Montand.
"I am invariably late for appointments...sometimes, as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing."
Early in 1960, Marilyn was consulting with Dr. Ralph Greenson, a prominent psychoanalyst to Hollywood stars. As common during this period, he relied heavily on drug therapy...routinely prescribing barbiturates and tranquilizers in addition to his psychotherapy.
July 1960 marked the start of filming "The Misfits"...a short story by Arthur Miller adapted for film. While on location the Millers lived in separate quarters and were barely speaking. Meanwhile, pills for Marilyn were regularly flown in from her Los Angeles doctors, including Dr. Greenson. Allan Snyder recalled..."It took so long to get her going in the morning that usually I had to make her up while she lay in her bed." But once again, she managed to give an exceptional performance.
"Everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don't think they realize it, but it's like "grrrr do this, grrrr do that..." But you do want to stay intact...intact and on two feet."
On November 5th, the day after "The Misfits" was completed, co-star Clark Gable suffered a serious heart attack and died on November 16, 1960. Marilyn felt a great deal of guilt, commenting..."I kept him waiting...kept him waiting for hours and hours on that picture."
Evelyn Moriarty remembered..."Marilyn was being blamed for everything. All of her problems were exaggerated to cover up for Director Huston's gambling and the terrible waste of money on that production. It was easy for her to be made the scapegoat."
Marilyn divorced Arthur Miller in January of 1961, the same month that "The Misfits" was released. Another unhappy marriage was terminated.
"Mr. Miller is a wonderful man and a great writer, but it didn't work out that we should be husband and wife."
In 1961 Marilyn purchased a house in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. At the urging of her psychoanalyst, Dr Greenson, she hired Eunice Murray as housekeeper. Murray, calling herself a nurse, had neither the training or credentials. It is suspected that she was a "spy" for Dr. Greenson who continued to have more and more control over Marilyn's life, seeing her almost daily when she was in Los Angeles.
A reported affair with John F. Kennedy began in late 1961. At the President's gala birthday celebration in Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, Marilyn sang her now famous "Happy Birthday" tribute to JFK. The Attorney General, Bobby Kennedy was also reported to have had an affair with Marilyn shortly before her death.
Marilyn began production on "Somethings Got to Give" in April 1962. Much has been said about her inability to show up on the set and her trip to New York for the Presidents birthday celebration...but her illnesses had been well documented by physicians and she had obtained permission from the Studio well in advance of the trip to New York.
"I feel stronger if the people around me on the set love me, care for me, and hold good thoughts for me. It creates an aura of love, and I believe I can give a better performance."
The Studio was deeply in debt over their production of "Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The filming was way behind schedule and costing millions over budget. It is theorized, if Fox scrapped the Marilyn Monroe film with far fewer expensive sets and actors, they possibly could be reimburse by the insurance company for losses due to a star's illness, and recoup monies spent. Fox fired Marilyn and filed suit against Marilyn Monroe Productions on June 7, but the suit was later dropped.
Marilyn had been seeing Joe DiMaggio frequently during this time and had finally agreed to remarry him. The wedding date was set for August 8, 1962. Fox rehired her on August 1 to complete "Somethings Got to Give" with a salary of $250,000, which was two and a half times the original amount. Of course these events would never come to pass due to her untimely death on August 5, 1962.
Much has been speculated about the events surrounding her death and others involvement in it. But whatever the is highly unlikely that it was suicide. Possibly the result of a tragic accidental drug overdose...and possibly administered by someone other than Marilyn herself.
A saddened Joe DiMaggio made arrangements for the funeral, inviting no one from the Hollywood scene or press...but only close friends and relatives. As he said..."they had only hurt Marilyn." For over 20 years flowers were delivered weekly to her crypt from Joe...just as he had promised Marilyn when she told him of William Powell's pledge to the dying Jean Harlow.
"I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else."

and this is the list of her films :

Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay!, Fox, April 1948, with June Haver, Lon McCallister, Walter Brennan, Ann Revere, Natalie Wood

Dangerous Years, Fox, December 1947 (filmed after Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! but released first), with William Halop, Ann Todd, Darryl Hickman, Jerome Cowan

Ladies of the Chorus, Columbia, October 1948, with Adele Jergens, Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant

Love Happy, United Artists, April 1950, with Marx brothers, Ilona Massey, Eric Blore, Vera-Ellen, Raymond Burr

A Ticket to Tomahawk, Fox, May 1950, with Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun, Walter Brennan, Marion Marshall

The Asphalt Jungle, MGM, May 1950, with Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, James Whitmore

All About Eve, Fox, October 1950, with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Gregory Ratoff

The Fireball, Fox, November 1950, with Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler

Right Cross, MGM, November 1950, with Dick Powell, June Allyson, Ricardo Montalban, Lionel Barrymore

Home Town Story, MGM, May 1951, with Donald Crisp, Jeffrey Lynn, Marjorie Reynolds, Alan Hale, Jr

As Young As You Feel, Fox, August 1951, with Monty Woolley, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Constance Bennett, Albert Dekker

Love Nest, Fox, October 1951, with June Haver, William Lundigan, Leatrice Joy, Jack Parr, Frank Fay

Let's Make It Legal, Fox, November 1951, with Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Robert Wagner, Zachary Scott, Barbara Bates

Clash by Night, RKO, June 1952, with Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Keith Andes

We're Not Married, Fox, July 1952, with Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Louis Calhern, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Don't Bother to Knock, Fox, July 1952, with Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran, Jim Backus, Lurene Tuttle

Monkey Business, Fox, September 1952, with Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe

O. Henry's Full House, Fox, October 1952, with Charles Laughton, David Wayne

Niagara, Fox, January 1953, with Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Casey Adams, Richard Allan, Denis O'Dea, Don Wilson, Lurene Tuttle

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Fox, July 1953, Jane Russell, Tommy Noonan, Charles Coburn, Elliot Reid, George Winslow, Norma Varden

How To Marry a Millionaire, Fox, November 1953, with Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Alex D'Arcy, Cameron Mitchell, Fred Clark

River of No Return, Fox, April 1954, with Robert Mitchum, Tommy Rettig, Rory Calhoun

There's No Business Like Show Business, Fox, December 1954, with Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Johnny Ray

The Seven Year Itch
, Fox, June 1955, with Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Victor Moore, Robert Strauss

Bus Stop, Fox, August 1956, with Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Eileen Heckart, Betty Field, Hope Lange

The Prince and the Showgirl, Warner Bros., June 1957, with Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Jeremy Spenser, Richard Wattis, Esmond Knight, Maxine Audley

Some Like It Hot, United Artist, March 1959, with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Joan Shawlee

Let's Make Love, Fox, September 1960, with Yves Montand, Wilfrid Hyde White, Tony Randell, Frankie Vaughan, Madge Kennedy

The Misfits, United Artists/Seven Arts, Febuary 1961, with Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter, Kevin McCarthy, Estelle Winwood, Ralph Roberts

Something's Got to Give (Incompleted), with Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse, Phil Silver, Wally Cox. Production was shut down on June 12, 1962. Marilyn Monroe died on August 4, 1962. The film was rewritten and recasted with Doris Day and James Garner as "Move Over Darling" 
Her Quotes

"I want to grow old without face-lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself."
"With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself -for survival and living day to day with what comes up."
"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."
"Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both."
"No-one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't."
"My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!"
"Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it."
"If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question I've got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do -look intelligent?"
"Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work."
"I don't understand why people aren't a little more generous with each other."
Press comment on posing nude for calendar in 1949... "My sin has been no more than I have written posing for the nude picture because I need fifty dollars desperately to get my car out of hock."
"There was my name up in lights. I said 'God, somebody's made a mistake. But there is was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, your're not a star'. Yet there it was up in lights."
"An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?"
"That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of."
"The only people I care about are the people in Times Square, across the street from the theatre, who can't get close as I come in. If I had light make-up on, they'd never see me. This make-up is for them..."
"Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak. A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many."
"It stirs up envy, fame does. People...feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you -and it won't hurt your feelings -like it's happening to your clothing."

Her Poetry

I could have loved you once
and even said it
But you went away,
When you came back it was too late
And love was a forgotten word.

O, Time
Be Kind
Help this weary being
To forget what is sad to remember
Loose my loneliness,
Ease my mind,
While you eat my flesh.


I left my home of green rough wood,

A blue velvet couch.
I dream till now
A shiny dark bush
Just left of the door.
Down the walk
Clickity clack
As my doll in her carriage
Went over the cracks-
"We'll go far away."


Don't cry my doll

Don't cry
I hold you and rock you to sleep
Hush hush
I'm pretending now
I'm not your mother who died.


Help help
Help I feel life coming closer
When all I want to do is die.

From time to time
I make it rhyme
but don't hold that kind
of thing
Oh well, what the hell,
so it won't sell.
What I want to tell-
is what's on my mind:
'taint Dishes,
'taint Wishes,
it's thoughts
flinging by
before I die-
and to think
in ink.

Good nite
and sweet repose
Where ever you lay your head-
I hope you find your nose-

so macam mane... interesting kan hidup dea... cantek, berbakat, cume sygnyer alam perkahwinan dea tak buat dea bahagia sampai addict dengan dadah... poor marilyn... huhuhu


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