Marilyn Monroe

This week, Hailee is bewitched by the tragic life of Marilyn Monroe. Born Norma Jean in 1926, she was moved from foster home to foster home, living for a time in an orphanage and never having a stable home base. She was married off when she was only 16 years old and was discovered by an Army Airforce photographer sent to take morale-boosting photographs of female workers during WWII.  Marilyn worked tirelessly on her craft, reading books and taking classes but she struggled with her past and with her mental health. Marilyn is much more than the blonde bombshell she has been pegged to be.

Recommendations 

  • Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe, edited by Bernard Comment 
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Marilyn: Norma Jeane by Gloria Steniem
  • Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers
  • Beauty Mark by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Links
https://www.biography.com/actor/marilyn-monroe

https://www.biography.com/news/marilyn-monroe-joe-dimaggio-relationship

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/15/opinions/marilyn-monroe-film-critic-origseriesfilms-opinion/index.html

https://www.biography.com/news/marilyn-monroe-arthur-miller-relationship

https://www.grunge.com/417140/marilyn-monroes-eerie-letter-from-inside-a-psychiatric-hospital/

https://www.womansday.com/relationships/a60346/true-story-marilyn-monroe-john-f-kennedy-affair/

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/entertainment/gallery/marilyn-monroe/index.html

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