Remembering Marilyn Monroe
by huckfunn ( 7 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines, History, Movies, Open thread at August 4th, 2012 - 6:52 pm
Fifty years ago today Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at her Brentwood, California home. She would now be 86 years old had she lived. Beautiful and vivacious, she was loved by many and probably understood by none. There have been many imitators from Jayne Mansfield to Madonna to Lindsey Lohan, but there was only one Marilyn. Hugh Hefner attributes the success of Playboy Magazine to the nude photo shoot that he did of Marilyn in 1953.
Fittingly, TCM is running a series of her movies today. My favorite, Some Like it Hot, will be on at 7:00 PM.
Here is a Marilyn slide show thanks to The Daily Caller.
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