Afternoon with Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe high scool photo

Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Yank Magazine, 1945

While Niagara was success, and Monroe's performance had positive raviews, her conduct at promotional events sometimes drew negative comments. Her appearance at the Photoplay awards dinner in a skin- tight gold lame dress was criticized. Louella Parson's newpaper collumn quated Joan Crawford discussing Monroe's "vulgarity" and describing her behavior as "unbicoming an acress and a lady".

Monroe had previously received criticism for wearing a dreas with neckline cut almost to her navel when she acted as a Grand Marshall at the Miss America Parade in Septembre 1952. A photograph from this event was used on the cover of the first issue of Playboy in December 1953, with a nude photograph of Monroe, taken in 1949, inside the magazine.

Today I saw two Marilyn Monroe films on one of TV channels. The first one was Niagara 1953 and the second Let's Make Love 1960. I forgot how gorgeous, feminine was her curves. She looked so beautiful and real. Not like we use to see Hollywood stars in nowadays. Inspired by her I decided dedicate this post to her as a style icon, as a sex symbol, as a beautiful and talented actress and woman.