Marilyn Monroe is a universally recognized sex symbol of the last century. Films with her participation, we are reviewing so far, amazed at not even the actor’s game, but the natural beauty of the heroine. But she did not bring luck to the woman. She was adored by men, but in her personal life the actress was unhappy – her marriages were falling apart, she never got children.
Monro’s finest accurate life became a tragic and mysterious death. Has she committed suicide or was she killed by special services? After half a century this remains a mystery. There are new facts of her life, letters, archives are opened. It turns out that we knew little about Marilyn Monroe, content with myths.
Biographer Donald Spoto told about many movie stars, among them the main sexual blonde of Hollywood. He proved that you should not romanticize her story, because there are many interesting facts about Marilyn Monroe. Spot’s book will help us to debunk the main myths about this movie star.
Marilyn’s grandmother and mother were crazy.
This statement is completely wrong. To the list of crazy relatives Marilyn is also credited with his grandfather, who died out of his mind. However, his death, like the actress’s grandmother, Della Monroe, was the result of physical ailments. Disorders of the psyche are a side effect of the aging of the whole organism. You can not consider these people, who lived to an advanced age, classic crazy. But the actress’s mother did not initially receive a good upbringing and was not trained in responsibility. Being in the hospital helped her not to think about how to make a living. So she did not try to escape from there, proving to doctors their normality. And the decision to send a woman for treatment came from her friend Grace. She had no children, so she tried to raise a growing Marilyn in her own image. And the myths about madness of Marilyn’s mother could appear on the basis of even annoying coincidences in her life. For example, she was called by the former husband Mortensen. Everyone considered him dead, but in fact, the accident suffered a namesake. Doctors also believed that a woman receives signals from the other world, which clearly indicates problems with the psyche.
In her youth, Marilyn Monroe has changed many foster families.
According to this myth, the constant change of place of residence and the circulation of strangers left their mark on the psyche of the actress. In fact, Monroe was replaced not so many families. And where she lived, at the same Bolender, she followed strict rules, along with other members of the family. And certainly the future star did not starve and did not need. A compassionate stories about her adolescence the woman drew from her “half-sister” Bebe Goddard. He was the daughter of Doc Goddard, husband of Grace. She was just replacing Marilyn with her mother after she was sent to the hospital.
As a child, Marilyn Monroe was raped.
This statement is rather controversial. Star biographers note that her childhood was, in general, quite cloudless. But another unpleasant fact surfaced. Unknown to Hollywood yet, the actress worked as a prostitute. It is likely that it was about oral sex and not for money even, but for dinners.
Marilyn Monroe is a unique movie star, which will not be like that.
Fans of the movie star are subjective, calling it unique and inimitable. In fact, Hollywood previously had another personality, whose type and nature of relationships with men, film career and early death are reminiscent of Monroe. It’s about Gene Harlow, who died in 1937 at the age of 26. Just people remembered a little more vivid and trivial living later Marilyn. Something in her was what the subsequent blond “clones” did not have. But do not forget that originally from Monroe, the producers and sought to fashion a new Gene Harlow. The stars had a lot in common, Monroe even offered to star in the biography of this Hollywood star of the 1930s. However, she did not have time, also dying in the prime of life.
Marilyn Monroe was stupid.
Was not this myth created by another, about the stupidity of blondes? In fact, biographers easily debunk this claim. It is enough to only study the texts of some business letters written by an actress. They clearly see the author’s intellect. Monroe knew the cinema well and reasoned about it sensibly. She was not a certified specialist in her field, but such were many of her acquaintances who were not at all fools. And do not judge the actress for the images she created in the movies. In those years, the career of a wife and mother was considered successful for women. Accordingly, they were not supposed to be clever on the screens, nobody would understand this. Those who consider Monroe a pacifier, it is worth knowing that she headed her own company, “Marilyn Monroe Production.” It was the actress who made an important step towards making studios more humane with actors. Before that, contracts were simply bonded. Today, it is believed that the IQ blonde was 168.
Marilyn Monroe was crazy.
The human psyche is a dark room in which anything can be hidden. Each of us has its own hidden complexes and secrets. It’s just that not everyone is under such close scrutiny and is investigated as Marilyn Monroe. Biographer Donald Spoto believes that the actress was quite normal, but she had profound psychological problems. And the reasons for this are quite understandable. To begin with, at least from the fact that in childhood Marilyn received an ambiguous education. At first she lived in the Bolender family, in which Puritanism reigned. And her mother and girlfriend Grace raised a new Jean Harlow from the girl, encouraging her to look at her appearance. But there was no one to teach her how to communicate correctly with men. So a woman was formed, beautiful, sexy, but not self-confident. The main tragedy of Marilyn was that she too listened to someone else’s opinion. The actress succumbed to the persuasion of wishing to make her happy. But these “assistants” did not do completely unselfishly, as, for example, the third husband Arthur Miller and personal psychiatrist Ralph Greenson. Imperfect upbringing did not give the woman the idea of what kind of relationship should be in a normal family. And in those areas that were really important to her, Monroe showed herself to be reasonable and purposeful. She did not stop taking pictures, communicate with the public and continue to take acting lessons.
Marilyn Monroe ripped off her last film.
According to the recollections of eyewitnesses, the situation was completely ambiguous. Filming “Cleopatra” were so ruinous that the studio was in a big minus. To compensate for this, it was decided to cover one of the projects. From the outside, everything had to look as if the shooting fell through the fault of the actress, who was Marilyn Monroe. But the bosses changed, and it was decided not to expose the starry blonde. However, time was lost and there was no one to shoot.
Marilyn Monroe was the mistress of both Kennedy brothers.
There is nothing more interesting than savoring fried facts – who with whom and when he slept. But biographers have to trust documents. Donald Spotto in his book cites documents and testimonies that disprove this myth. Marilyn was indeed the mistress of President John F. Kennedy. However, relations were of a one-time nature and did not develop. But with the president’s brother, Robert, she had a completely business relationship. The transience of the novel with John did not give her any right to claim marriage with him. And even more so the actress could not have any compromising evidence on the government of the country. After all, she was banal with her brothers for a little time.
Marilyn Monroe had many abortions.
This myth continues the story of the unfortunate personal life of the actress, in which, unfortunately, there was no place for children. Biographers refute this myth. When Monroe removed appendicitis, she was very worried that the operation would affect her childbearing functions. She even glued the letter to her belly.The doctor was so touched that he even invited the gynecologist to the operating room for outside observation. In fact, Marilyn had big problems with women’s health. Most likely she simply could not normally conceive and bear a child. It is believed that she twice tried unsuccessfully to become a mother. And at the end of life, the huge doses of drugs that she took to calm nerves, would simply kill the fetus. Perhaps this is how everything happened in reality.
Marilyn Monroe was associated with the mafia.
It’s no secret that Marilyn was very close to Frank Sinatra, who was also suspected of being unfairly connected with the mafia. But it was a very jealous man who would not share his girlfriend with the bandits. The love affair with time has ended, the couple planned to be shot in the future in one film. But none of the acquaintances confirmed the connection between the actress and the mafia.
The last days of her life, the actress was constantly depressed.
In fact, this statement is only partially true. At a time when the attacks of film studios on her exacerbated, Monroe threw a psychiatrist. She was offended and really was depressed. Donald Spotto believes that the actress did not even think of forgetting herself and killing herself. Especially since she had long wanted to part with Ralph Greenson, who occupied too much room in her life and even assigned her housekeeper Eunice Murray. Marilyn Monroe planned to give herself a second chance in returning to Joe DiMaggio, especially as he became more mature about the relationship. The athlete realized that calling your beloved is a movie, you should not make a housewife out of it. And death happened accidentally, because of an inadmissible combination of two medicines, which the doctors forgot to warn the patient about.
Marilyn Monroe was an excellent partner.
Despite all the charming image on the screen, it was very difficult to work with this actress. Tony Curtis, her partner in the film “In Jazz Only Girls,” said that kissing Monroe is just as pleasant as that of Hitler. A partner in the film “Uncaused” Clark Gable jokingly joked that she brought him to a heart attack. That joke, thrown accidentally, had a fatal effect. Soon, Gable actually suffered a heart attack, which turned into his death.
The crowning gait of Monroe had its secret.
Everyone remembers the famous gait of the actress, slightly wagging. It was said that heels were to blame, one of which was slightly shorter than the other. In fact, Monroe really did go so far, achieving this through training. This corporate style was mastered to her for the filming of the film “Niagara.”
The actress had six toes.
This strange myth has even a base in the form of a photograph. On a yarn the picture of the young actress has been made. It seemed that she had six fingers on her legs, but this visual illusion appeared, thanks to the sand adhering to her leg.
Marilyn Monroe was a glutton.
The actress was not very thin, which, according to many, was the result of a good appetite. But she actually ate a little and could all day eat one orange juice. Surprisingly, this did not stop Monroe from maintaining his mouth-watering forms.
Marilyn Monroe immediately became an actress.
Young Norma Jean Doherty worked in the mid-1940s at an ordinary military plant. There she was engaged in the painting of aircraft and checked parachutes. For her happiness, the photographer David Conover drew attention to the girl. He was looking for images for patriotic filming of women at work in military factories. Photogenic Norms attracted him, it was he who advised her to become a model.
Marilyn Monroe adored diamonds.
The fact that she sang “The best friends of the girls – diamonds” did not make her a fan of expensive jewelry. Monroe was calm to them, from jewelry she had only a diamond ring, and a pearl necklace given to her by her second husband, Joe DiMaggio.
Marilyn Monroe and in life was sexy.
In fact, the image that we see in reality was different.Her first husband, Jim Daugherty, said that he did not understand the general attention to Marilyn. In his opinion, it’s like being in a rave about a shoe polish. She herself said that she began to experience orgasms only after 30 years. Men expected that sex with her would be something supernatural, but she had the anatomy of an ordinary woman.
Marilyn Monroe was happy.
In the photos, the actress almost always smiles. In fact, her life was not happy. Problems in his personal life and career plunged the actress into an almost uninterrupted depression. Marilyn Monroe had many close friends. Monroe realized that next to her only those people who need something from her. She felt lonely, as her soul literally screamed.
Marilyn Monroe was thicker than we think.
This myth is based on the size of the actress. But its 16th size in those years does not correspond to today’s. She looked tiny, even though it was full. Today Monroe would have 10 or 12 size. There are quite real parameters of the figure from the actress’s dressmaker, 90-57-89, weighed the star 47-56 kilograms, with the growth of 166 centimeters.