Monday, 6 August 2012

Marilyn Monroe: 1926-1962

Yesterday (August 5th) marked the 50th anniversary of the tragic and young death of one of Hollywoods most iconic and well loved stars; Marilyn Monroe.

Anyone who knows me will know that I am a huge fan of hers and have read tons of books about her, watched all the films and even bleached my hair because of how much I am in awe of her. Yes, of course of Marilyn, that timeless beauty who oozed glamour and class but really, Norma Jean Baker is who I am a true fan of. That little girl lost who had a tragic life from the moment she was born. Who worked hard to make it in Hollywood only to find it was corrupt, hard and cold. Who despite being typecast as a dumb blonde was funny, clever, generous and bubbly and who despite being very well loved the world over by her fans, could never find true love for herself and live happily ever after.

I have read lots of different books about her death and there are some strange goings on that point at murder but there is arguably strong evidence that suggest it was also an accident. It's one of those mysteries that we will never truly know the answer to though. All I would guess is, because of how she was found and what she had planned in her future months, I truly doubt she took her own life.

Whatever happened 50 years ago, one thing is true; Hollywood lost a bit of it's sparkle that day.

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