Showing posts with label Marilyn Monroe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marilyn Monroe. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Measurements

Just in case you are curious about Marilyn Monroe's measurements, according to her dressmaker, Monroe (birth name: Norma Jeane Mortenson) weighed about 118-140 pounds. As for her height, Marilyn Monroe was 5 feet, 5½ inches. Monroe's measurements were:
  
Bust: 35-37 inches, Waist: 22-23 inches, Hips: 35-36 inches. Her bra size was 36D.


What do you think of Marilyn Monroe's measurements?


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Birth Certificate

The world's biggest sex symbol Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in the charity ward of the Los Angeles County Hospital.


According to biographer Fred Lawrence Guiles, her grandmother, Della Monroe Grainger, had her baptised Norma Jeane Baker by Aimee Semple McPherson. She obtained an order from the City Court of the State of New York and legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe on February 23, 1956.


Here is what appears to be a birth certificate of Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926. The birth record was created by a local registrar on June 5, 1926, and this certified copy of that information was issued by a Health Officer & Registrar on October 24, 1955. It was photographed and then used for the 1981 article about the death of her father, Edward Mortenson, as depicted on the certificate. Mother was Gladys Monroe; Monroe was a surname that Marilyn Monroe officially used.

According to the original caption: Monroe's film studio, 20th Century Fox, stated that her father passed away when she was a baby but this certificate reveals that Edward Mortenson, who had claimed to be her father, was alive until 1981.


Source:  eBay item 180815059351


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Marilyn Monroe Jewish

Just in case you wonder if the legendary Marilyn Monroe was Jewish, the truth is that Marilyn was Jewish.  






The world's biggest sex symbol signed up to be Jewish by choice.

To be more specific, Monroe and Arthur Miller wed in a Jewish ceremony before a small group of guests. Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg, a Reform rabbi at Congregation Mishkan Israel, presided over the ceremony. Their nuptials were celebrated at the home of Miller's literary agent, Kay Brown, in Westchester County, New York. Some 30 friends and relatives attended the hastily arranged party.


It has to be mentioned that Marilyn nominally baptised and raised as a Pentecostal Christian but before her 1956 conversion to Judaism, she laughingly rejected Jane Russell's conversion attempts during the 1953 filming of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", claiming: "Jane tried to convert me (to religion) and I tried to introduce her to Freud". 

We should keep in mind that Marilyn was not persuaded by Arthur Miller to convert to Judaism. In fact, Monroe converted to Judaism before marrying Miller.


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Nose Job

There are many rumors surrounding the legendary Marilyn Monroe, one of which is her having her nose fixed.  




Marilyn Monroe is rumored to have gone under the surgeon's knife for a rhinoplasty in 1946, when she first signed with Twentieth Centry-Fox Studios.


 
To be more exact, it is rumored that in 1950 her Hollywood agent, Johnny Hyde, arranged for her to have her nose surgically fixed. The details for the rhinoplasty are unknown. It was estimated that they removed a piece of dead cartlidge from her nose and added cartlidge to her chin.


On the other hand, there are some plastic surgeon experts who don't think the piece of dead cartlidge removed from the tip of her nose as a plastic surgery procedure, but more of a breathing hazard. 


It has to be noted that celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Norman Leaf of Beverly Hills, who has 35 years of experience with Hollywood celebrities but never operated on her, talked about Marilyn Monroe's nose job and chin implant in his new book: "Are Those Real? True Tales of Plastic Surgery from Beverly Hills":  "Though Monroe was never his patient, Leaf inherited her surgical chart from his former partner, Michael Gurdin, a prominent plastic surgeon in Hollywood after World War II. The first entry in the chart is July 14, 1958. In handwritten notes, says Leaf, Gurdin details Monroe's 1950 chin implant surgery. Eight years later, the collagen implant had absorbed and all that remained was a tiny scar under Monroe's chin".


"There was no notation about the star's earlier nose job, but Leaf writes: "Gurdin had told me several times that he and (associate John) Pangman had also performed a tip rhinoplasty on her"- in other words, reshaping the soft cartilage", Leaf claimed.


There are others who claim that without any medical records which prove Marilyn's nose job, there is no evidence a nose job actually done.


Judging by the before and after images,  there is a significant difference in the shape of her nose, which went from bulbous to slender and her chin was more rounded.

What do you think? Did Marilyn Monroe have a nose job?


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Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery

There are many rumors surrounding the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe, one of which is her plastic surgeries.






Marilyn Monroe is said to have gone under the surgeon's knife for a nose job and chin surgery in 1946, when she first signed with Twentieth Centry-Fox Studios - this coincided with the name change and dying her hair blonde



In detail, it is rumored that in 1950 her Hollywood agent, Johnny Hyde, arranged for her to have her nose and chin surgically perfected. The details for the procedures are unknown. It was speculated that they removed a piece of dead cartlidge from her nose and added cartlidge to her chin. The studio people called Marilyn a "chinless wonder."


Monroe also had her teeth fixed prior to the shooting of Ladies of the Chorus in 1948. Dr. Walter Taylor, an orthodontist specializing in cosmetic surgery, perfected her front teeth, which protruded slightly. Marilyn's front teeth were straightened but we should keep in mind that dental work isn't classified as plastic surgery


On the other hand, there are some plastic surgeon experts who don't think the piece of dead cartlidge removed from the tip of her nose as a plastic surgery procedure, but more of a breathing hazard. There are also others who doubt Marilyn had a chin implant,  because plastic surgery like that was very uncommon in the late 1940's


It is rumored that Marilyn also had her hairline raised. There are no reports of breast augmentation.





It has to be noted that celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Norman Leaf of Beverly Hills, who has 35 years of experience with Hollywood celebrities but never operated on her, talked about Marilyn Monroe's nose job and chin implant in his new book: "Are Those Real? True Tales of Plastic Surgery from Beverly Hills":  "Though Monroe was never his patient, Leaf inherited her surgical chart from his former partner, Michael Gurdin, a prominent plastic surgeon in Hollywood after World War II. The first entry in the chart is July 14, 1958. In handwritten notes, says Leaf, Gurdin details Monroe's 1950 chin implant surgery. Eight years later, the collagen implant had absorbed and all that remained was a tiny scar under Monroe's chin".


"There was no notation about the star's earlier nose job, but Leaf writes: "Gurdin had told me several times that he and (associate John) Pangman had also performed a tip rhinoplasty on her"- in other words, reshaping the soft cartilage", Leaf claimed.


It has to be mentioned that Leaf's book has attracted some praise from celebrities, including plastic surgery addict Joan Rivers. Rivers was quoted as saying: "From the very first sentence I couldn't put it down. This book is smart, funny, and...well, I could go on and on but I have stop raving about it because its time for my Botox."



Those who insist Marilyn didn't have any kind of plastic surgery, they claim that without medical records which prove Marilyn's plastic surgery procedures, there is no evidence of  procedures actually done. 


Marilyn was told in the mid 1940's to smile differently because her top lip would raise above her teeth and gums would be noticeable.



Judging by the before and after photos,  there is a distinct difference in the shape of her nose, which went from bulbous to slender and her chin was more rounded.

Just in case you are curious about Marilyn Monroe's opinion about plastic surgery, Monroe was quoted as saying: "I want to grow old without facelifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. 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 you." 

What do you think? Did Marilyn Monroe have plastic surgery?



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Friday, November 23, 2012

Marilyn Monroe's Recipe For Thanksgiving

If you happen to be a huge fan of the legendary Marilyn Monroe (who isn't?) and also love cooking, here is a handwritten checklist by Marilyn for the Thanksgiving Day.
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In detail, Marilyn explained how she prepared a turkey dinner, with all of the extras.

For the stuffing Marilyn used to soak a french loaf in cold water and add five herbs, spices and nuts, while to prep the bird she rubbed it with salt, pepper, and butter, before cooking it in an oven set to 350 degrees.

The notes, which feature in Fragments, a collection of her letters and musings from 1943 to her death in 1962, show that Marilyn had a passion for cooking.

Monroe wrote that giblets must be "liver-heart" and stipulated that the beef must be "browned (no oil)". She even took care to specify the quantity of the produce needed.

The most important instruction of all is right at the very top, where she claimed that "no garlic" should be added to the stuffing.



But Marilyn used little fat or broth and no eggs or binder to hold it together. To make the mix right it also needs "1 handful" of grated Parmesan and an unspecified amount of "parsley".

The final meal is presented with sides of potato, canned button mushrooms and fresh green peas.

It has to be noted that Monroe has written two cookbooks in the 1950s, which were sold off  at an auction of her personal effects in 1999.




The recipe is dated around 1955 or 1956 when Marilyn was living in New York with her husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.

Source: Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Abortions

There are many unanswered questions about the life of the legendary Marilyn Monroe. One question that makes many Marilyn Monroe fans keep on asking is: " Did Marilyn have abortions? And if she actually did, how many?"


Well, the certain thing is that there are many rumors about Marilyn Monroe's abortions...

According to Norman Mailer, in his book: "Marilyn," he claims that Milton Greene told him that Marilyn had some abortions. Mailer claims she had at least 12 abortions by the time she was 29!

Also, Amy Greene and Henry Rosenfeld both revealed that Marilyn had told them that she had abortions.







It has to be noted that there is no proof of Marilyn Monroe's abortions through medical records and stuff like that, because abortions were illegal at that time and as a result no records would have been kept.

However, one would reasonably think that Marilyn Monroe's abortions would have surely damaged Marilyn gynecologically, but her autopsy report doesn’t show any abnormalities of this nature.






What is medically known though about Marilyn is that she suffered from endometriosis. Endometriosis was the reason why she miscarried when she was pregnant with husband Arthur Miller. With that said, it would make sense that if she had several abortions which were done illegally, none of these procedures would have been administered by a professional. That would also explain why she had such a severe case of endometriosis. While abortions don't normally cause endometriosis, Marilyn's case was so bad she was severely constipated by the tissue growths. It is documented that Marilyn had enemas administered every couple of days for much of her life.


What is also believed about Marilyn is that she received an abortion just a few weeks before death. Some people even believed that she was pregnant with Robert Kennedy's child. Though her autopsy did not reveal anything abnormal, or that looked like she had received an abortion, if they weren't looking for it, the coroner might have assumed everything to be mere complications of her endometriosis and her several documented miscarriages.


The question is: "Has Marilyn Monroe revealed  anything about her abortions?"



In an interview, Marilyn admitted that her relationship with Fred M. Karger produced several pregnancies, all of which ended in abortion.


On the other hand, there are many people who claim that   Marilyn didn't always tell the truth. Sometimes she exagerrated things or changed her story from time to time to suit her own fantasies or public image. She is said to have told several people that she gave birth to a child as a teenager that was adopted out, which can't be confirmed either.


What is your opinion about Marilyn Monroe's abortions? Did she have or not? 




Conclusion: Marilyn Monroe's life is surrounded by mystery.




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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Marilyn Monroe: Abnormally Large Crowd To Her Grave Site !

Celebrity grave sites are often marked with flowers and photos to mark a birthday or death anniversary but the memorial park that is home to Marilyn Monroe claims they were completely overrun yesterday by fans of Marilyn.







A spokesman for the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery stated there was an "abnormally large" crowd on Friday - her 86th birthday - with people leaving items such as cards, photos, candles, statues, and flowers.

The spokesman revealed they usually try and leave the items on the grave site for as long as possible (until they start to overrun neighboring spaces) but the clean-up yesterday for Marilyn went down faster than usual.

It has to be noted that the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is also the final resting place of Janis Joplin, Peter Falk, Rodney Dangerfield, Natalie Wood, Farrah Fawcett and many more.

It has to be mentioned that August 5 marks the 50th anniversary of her death.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Life Quotes

1. I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.



2. I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

3. Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

4. A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.

5. I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.

6. If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.

7. The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.




8. This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babve, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about. 

9. If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty. 






10. It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.

11. When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them. 

12. Ever notice how "What the hell" is always the right answer?

13. Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.

14. We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

15. I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. 

16. She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know  


17. Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.

18. I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it. 

19. Who said nights were for sleep?



20. The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream. 




21. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't. 


22. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

23. It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.


24. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.

25. We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.

26. If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.

27. It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.

28. I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. 





29. Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you. 

30. Dogs never bite me. Just humans.

31. Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.

32. I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!

33. I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.

34. I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful. 


35. You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.


36. I restore myself when I'm alone.


37. It's all make believe, isn't it?

38. Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about. 

39. Diamonds are a girls best friend.

40. The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.

41. Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together

42. We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.

43. I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity. 

44. Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents. 



45. I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.

46. What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course

47. I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.  





48. If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?

49. I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest. 

50. Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.


51. I've been on a calendar, but never on time.

52. All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.

53. I love to do the things the censors won't pass. 

54. I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since.

55. Friendship is the bestiest thing that comes to life . Friends will always be there for you don't worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don't never take them as granted because one day your going to lose a good friend by the way your action's are when you see a good friend stick to that person .

56. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. 

57. A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.


58. Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.

59. I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy.

60. I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else. 

61. When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don't just start arguments with them and don't tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don't forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.

62. I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing. 

63. I live to suceed, not to please you or anyone else.




64. Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.

65. A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night

66. Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me. 



67. How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

68. I read poetry to save time.

69. I'm for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It's really tragic. 

70. Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside". 

71. I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.  





72. The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.

73. Too often they don't realize what they have until it's gone.
...they're too stubborn to say, "Sorry, I was wrong"
they hurt the ones closest to their hearts,and we let the most foolish things tear us apart 

74. Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??

75. Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.

 

76. Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.

77. 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 you.

78. There's only one sort of natural blonde on earth - albinos. 


79. It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.

80. Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady

81. To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly. 

82. That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed. 





83. I could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes. 

84. I wanted to ask a thousand questions, but there was no one to ask. Besides I knew that people only told lies to children-lies about everything from soup to Santa Claus. 



85. When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.

86. You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.

87. For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.

88. Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them. 










89. But chiefly, no lies! No lies about there being a Santa Claus or about the world being full of noble and honorable people all eager to help each other and do good to each other. I'll tell her there are honor and goodness in the world, the same as there are diamonds and radium.

90. Suicide, is a persons privilege. I don't believe it's a sin or a crime it's your right if you do. Though it doesn't get you anywhere. 




91. Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence. 

92. People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one. 





93. I would have told her then she was the only thing that I could
love in this dying world but the simple word "love" itself already died and went away. 

94. An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.

95. Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.

96. Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.

97. First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.

98. I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.




99. I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

100. I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful

101. I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.

102. If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.

103. It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.






104.My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation.

105. There was my name up in lights. I said, "God, somebody's made a mistake." But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, "Remember, you're not a star." Yet there it was up in lights.



106. Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting than being one. 

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