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Transcript of Marilyn Monroe
Who is Marilyn Monroe?
Marilyn Monroe was born in Las Angeles, California on June 1, 1926. Although people know her as Marilyn Monroe, she was originally named Norma Jeanne Mortenson. Her nick name later became the blonde bombshell
What was her life like?
Marilyn’s life was hard, going from foster home to foster home. Being almost smothered at 2 and nearly raped at the age of six, Monroe’s had to overcome several obstacles in her life. At the age of 16 she worked in an air plant and married a man she referred to as ‘Daddy’. When he went into the military, she went on with her modeling and soon divorced in 1946. Beauty in brains is what Marilyn was. Owning over 200 books, listening to Beethoven, studying acting in Hollywood, and took literature courses at UCLA downtown.
What did Monroe do for a living?
What was her life like in show business?
20’th Century Fox gave her a contract but soon lapsed the next year. Later was given a 6-month contract by another company and starred in small roles. After those small roles, Fox signed her to a 7 year contract. Niagara and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes launched her as a sex symbol movie star.
What did she model?
Monroe found a job at the Radio Plane Munitions Factory. Monroe was working at this factory when she was “discovered” by photographer David Conover, who was photographing females working for the war effort. Conover’s pictures of Monroe appeared in Yank magazine in 1945.
After modeling small time, People caught wind of monroes modeling and offered her a full time job where she went to a 3-month modeling schoool.
The Fall of Monroe
Monroe soon went through two marriages to both Joe DiMaggio, and Arthur Miller. She soon fell subject to alcohol and pills, after miscarrying two children and having a surgery. Followed by that was an affair with Yves Montand. She soon went on to finish a film with her former ex-husband Miller. Later was dropped due to drug dependency. Her drug problem continued while she sought help with physicians.
This is the home Monroe passed in.
Throughout Marilyn’s life, she faced several obstacles and much heartbreak. On August 4, 1962, Marilyn made several phone calls to several different people. Most of the people didn’t answer. Little did they know that this would be Marilyn’s last day on Earth. Calling these people was a cry out for help. She was feeling alone and tried to get Greeson to stay after their dinner together that night. Greeson left anyway and soon Marilyn was dead. It was no secret that Marilyn had drug abuse problems.
Late that night she wonders into her room and locks the door. She then sits on her bed and tries to call people so she could have someone to talk to, the people that she did talk to said that she seemed to be acting fine, just a little uneasy. Marilyn took pills and waited. She lay down and waited for the inevitable to happen, death. Marilyn died somewhere between 9:30 and 11:00 P.M. the night of August 5, 1962.
‘I believe everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so you appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so that you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together’