Well, what can I say, it’s Paul Newman in bed, looking naked and very appealing. Enjoy!
As a footnote, does anyone know which movie this is from? I was thinking it might be from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, but I’m not sure… Read more
There’s been a bit of a Marilyn Monroe theme to my blog this week – which wasn’t planned, it just sort of snowballed. Anyway, it’s turned into an unplanned celebration of Marilyn which is appropriate as today is the 50th anniversary of her death on August 5th 1962.
I’m not sure that’s really something to celebrate, but it is certainly a milestone in history. In a way she’s never really left us – her impact on culture and fashion have remained a constant over the last half-century.
Its one of those questions everybody gets asked at one time or another: if you could have a dinner party and invite anyone from history, who would you invite? Well one person I would immediately say would be Marilyn Monroe. I’d also want Elizabeth Taylor there though, and it sounds like they didn’t get on too well, so there would definitely have been fireworks!
Marilyn would just be a dream person to get to meet, so this is my fantasy interview with her. All the answers are taken from carefully researched interviews with her over her lifetime and I’ve just added my own questions. I haven’t done anything sneaky, like change the meaning of anything, I’ve just gathered together some interesting things she said in real interviews and I think it gives you a great insight into the girl behind Marilyn…
If you could have asked Marilyn anything, what would it have been? The photos are taken from the photoshoot by Lawrence Schiller only a few days before she died.
I think I’m a mixture of simplicity and complexes… But I’m beginning to understand myself now. I can face myself more, you might say. I’ve spent most of my life running away from myself.
I find her charming
In 1949 photographer Tom Kelley took some nude photos of a 22 year old aspiring actress who later turned out to be Marilyn Monroe. The calendar was reprinted in 1954 and 1956 with lace overprint as the ‘Golden Dreams’ calendar and the session is now known as the legendary ‘red velvet’ session.
Other photos of Marilyn: Marilyn in dance class, aged 22