Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, you wouldn’t think that it had been that long as she is still very much in everyone’s lives. She is constantly referenced in songs and films, a lot of her films are classics and still shown on TV. She was without a doubt one of a kind and I find her fascinating, amazing and incredible. She played the dumb blonde role on so many occasions but was far from that! She was so much more and that is why I love her!
No story is more tragic than the life Marilyn had, it was never easy but she just seemed to get on with it. She was full of controversy even after her death rumours spread which she was not able to deny, I always find that terrible as it seemed as though people would not let her rest in peace. Let’s face it she was just a girl who wanted to be loved and be happy, and who doesn’t want that?
Having been to see this musical at the theatre earlier this year, I was very happy to hear the song titled ‘Marilyn Monroe’ as she really played a massive part in describing the story in the show. I hadn’t really heard much of the music before hand but really loved the tribute to Marilyn in the song. Which is reprise three times throughout, with slightly different lyrics but all mean so much.
Nicki Minaj – Marilyn Monroe
An amazing tribute song to such an idol, I really love how they have a few quotes in and address how difficult life must have been for Marilyn. Inspiring us that if she could do it so can we. So even in 2012 the 50th year since her untimely death tributes are being paid in song to the fabulous actress.
My Week with Marilyn (2011) – My Review
The film based on a book and brought to the big screen with Michelle Williams putting in a brilliant performance as Monroe which really was captivating from start to finish. Just showing that she is still very much capable of being the main focus in a film, baring in mind this film is based on the making of another film! Which does not happen very often at all.
Smash (2012) TV Show
Premiered this year, it’s about a production of a Broadway show based on Marilyn’s life. This just shows that Monroe is still well thought about 50 years after her death, just backing up my thoughts on this blog post. The TV series has been a massive hit in the US and I am watching from the UK on Sky Atlantic. Hopefully a lot of people are really appreciating this well thought about TV series which just shows what it’s like behind the scenes on Broadway. One thing is for sure I really want to see this musical about Marilyn, such a shame it is just a TV show.
So even in 2012 which marks the 50th year since Marilyn’s death she is a the main subject of a TV show and in song lyrics and has songs about her. She is still one of the biggest stars, even with her tragic untimely death. I really do think it is such a sad story as all she ever wanted was to be loved and happy. Her legacy will forever live on, as will her very famous quotes about pretty much everything. But it always seemed to go back to love and men. “It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on” – one of my personal favorites. She always seemed to have such a good sense of humour even if people were trying to trap her. Saying the unexpected she really was something else. Another who appeared to be too far ahead of her time and wanting to be equal but will rather old-fashioned values as well.
I still have a few of her films which I have not seen yet and are on my must see lists! I really do want to see everything Marilyn made and enjoy each and every one of her films. The one’s I have seen are just fantastic I am sure I won’t be disappointed in the rest.
RIP forever Marilyn Monroe . . . Norma Jean <3
Joe and Jerry are musicians who witness a mob hit and then flee the state disguised as women with an all female band . . .
The poster for the 65th Cannes film festival has been released this week and features none other than Marilyn Monroe! This year marks the 50th anniversary of her death, so I am liking that they decided to use an image of Marilyn on the poster!
It has been 3 years now for Let’s Go To The Movies (well slightly over as the first post I made was 9th February 2009) I had no idea that when I started this blog, actually that was the date of my first post! I registered the blog on January 28, 2009. Now this blog is something that I wish I had started years before that date. As I had seen some very random films and I would have loved to have been able to look back and remember what I thought of them at the time. A reason why I keep going with reviews, especially for films I have seen in the cinema to get my thoughts saved as soon as possible. I try to complete cinema reviews as soon as I return home or the next day. I find it gets harder to review a film the longer you leave it. I have enjoyed creating top 10 lists and making general posts on movies or actors.
I go to the cinema at least twice a week most of the time (depending on how many films are released) due to having a Cineworld Unlimited Card so why not try to review everything that I see on the big screen? But some films do slip through the net!
But I have to admit that if you told me I would keep this blog going for 3 years with not many gaps in posts, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. I also find it just brilliant to see that so many fellow bloggers who started in Feb 2009 are still going strong today and posting about 3 years themselves. I still enjoy reading those blogs too!
So we shall now focus on the year ahead and what 2012 has to bring in the year of film!
Colin Clark spent a week with Marilyn Monroe when she was in England filming The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier.
Over the weekend the very famous white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe was auctioned and was bought for a very cool £2.8m ($4.6m). Possibly one of the most well known dresses in film history! The image of Monroe getting the gust of wind from the subway and blowing her dress up has to be one of the most well known as well.
An unreal amount of money considering it was bought for just $200 dollars and for it to make so much money, just shows how much of a pull Monroe still is in the Hollywood world. I don’t imagine this is something that will ever happen with dresses or any clothes from recent films.
Marilyn Monroe would be celebrating her 85th birthday today if she was still with us! Her legend will live on forever, especially through her fantastic life/love/men quotes. Truly a misunderstood woman who is still (and rightly so) such an icon. RIP Norma Jean and Happy Birthday!
“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…”
I accidently missed doing this last week so will do it for 2 weeks this time.
Fandango posted Movie of the Month for October
M. Carter @ the Movies posted Big 10: cinema of scare
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell were just fantastic as the best friends travelling from America across to Paris. Lorelei (Monroe) and Dorothy (Russell) are just “Two Little Girls from Little Rock”, lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise… which is obviously going to be full of surprises and many amusing moments. Especially with the Olympic team on the same boat . . . and rich men who Lorelei is very much interested in.
I think its terrible that people will write stuff like this or mention, how can anyone ever know the truth when the people in question are no longer alive??? Its so disrespectful !!!
Paul Newman has been ‘outed’ from beyond the grave by Marlon Brando, according to writer Darwin Porter’s scandalous new book on the late movie legend.
Porter interviewed Brando about Newman before the acting great died in 2004 – and he was stunned with what the heavyweight star let slip.
In his book, Paul Newman: The Man Behind The Baby Blues, he quotes Brando as saying, “He never fooled me. Paul Newman had just as many on-location affairs as the rest of us, and he was just as bisexual as I was. But, where I was always getting caught with my pants down, he managed to do it in the dark.”
Porter tells America’s the Globe he has been tracking Newman’s secret sexual encounters since he met the actor in 1959 and alleges in his new book the late star, who was happily married to actress Joanne Woodward for 50 years, bedded icons like Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe.
The writer also claims Newman and James Dean had a gay romance.
But the actor’s family has dismissed Porter’s book, claiming the sex allegations are “disgusting”.
A source says, “Paul knew there were rumours out there about his sexuality and to have to face them when he’s not here to dispute them is Joanne’s worst nightmare.”