Saturday, August 9, 2014

The charismatic MM!



It was said 'she was a wonderful comedienne and had a charisma like no one before or since'.. I think she was both intelligent and beautiful, she just made some bad choices, particularly when it came to men! Last weekend we went into the city to see an exhibition of exclusive original LA photographs of Marilyn Monroe described as 'some of the most revealing and seductively powerful images ever captured of Marilyn'. The Perth exhibition organized by Linton & Kay Galleries and displayed in the Central Park lobby was closed for the weekend so will head back into the city before the 15th to catch it before it ends.. meanwhile you can see the collection of exceptional photos online here. Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..

19 comments:

  1. Some bad choices indeed. Nice black and white shot of her!

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  2. She made a lot of bad choices. In spite of everything she had going for her, she suffered from incredibly low self-esteem, from all I've read.

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  3. So many like her pay an outrageous price for their fame and makes you wonder -- is it really worth it in the long run???? Thanks for the link, I'll check it out. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  4. I think she was a tortured soul in spite of all her successes - such a shame, Grace!

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  5. Ah women and their men choices... :-) She was gorgeous and yet so unhappy. The photo is so beautiful...

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  6. My twin sister! Well, psychically any way. I was told my astrology chart and hers are remarkably similar. We are dancing and dodging Iselle, and look to have hurricane Julio pass safely north. So all good, power on. Some folks on Big Island lack power. Prayers are working! 💚

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  7. We have here a "BB" (Brigitte Bardot) who was the same kind, so modern, free and beautiful . MM is a real mythic person, so unic !

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  8. She was not much older than I was and we lived in LA when I was in my teens. I doubt there was a sexier actress on the screen at the time. I agree about her poor choices, but I think she had a certain naiveté which led her to make such choices but which also gave her that charm the exuded from her presence. It also, I think, led her to a kind of despair which was augmented by certain medicinal products she took to alleviate said despair.

    But then again, I'm not sure anyone really knows the "real" Marilyn.

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  9. When I was in Paris a few years ago, I saw an exhibition of photos of MM. It was a an excellent show. A couple of years ago ther was a TV show about the making of a musical about the life of MM. Sadly, the show was cancelled after the second season but, the music which was great has lived on. I wish someone would really turn it into a Broadway show.

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  10. Nice shot Grace. I like it in b&w.

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  11. I looked at the set. This was all done on film, of course. Think about the lighting, the processing and all that. Joe DiMaggio makes a nice prop.

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  12. Hi, I have limited internet while away, but just had to pop in here when I saw your post about Marilyn Monroe. (You aren't surprised?) I would like to see the show myself. It seems remarkable to me that we are still talking about a blond bombshell so many years after her death. She was probably a more complex person than she seemed.

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful exhibition both for the subject and the photography.

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  14. I never liked her so much, I prefered Brigitte Bardot at that time. Marilyn had a tragic life and was used by many people, sad end.

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  15. Lovely B&W shot of Marilyn!

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  16. I think she was a beautiful and charming woman with severe self-confidence issues. She wanted so desperately to be loved. But she couldn't see that the whole world did love her. A very sad story...

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  17. In clicked over to the Gallery site. love the pictures of her when she was younger. As an adult she spiraled to a sad end.

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  18. I still have to finish Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates.

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