What do you guys think of her?
Suicide or murder?
I think she held a magnetism very few actresses posses today.
I also think she was a very intelligent person underneath the sultry image.
According to IMDB:
Her personal library contained over 400 books on topics ranging from art to history, psychology, philosophy, literature, religion, poetry, and gardening. Many of the volumes, auctioned in 1999, bore her pencil notations in the margins.
Although she was an avid buyer of books and owned over 400 of them at her death, third husband Arthur Miller said, "Aside from Colette's Cheri and a few short stories, I had never known her to read anything all the way through. She felt she could get the idea of a book, and often did, in just a few pages.".
Was close friends with singer Ella Fitzgerald and helped her rise in her musical career by arranging for her to sing in many upscale nightclubs some of which were segregated during the time of their friendship.
Read and wrote poetry. Her favorite poets were Walt Whitman and John Keats.
Monroe was a stutterer, a little known fact that was easily covered thanks to studio vocal coaches who provided her with dictation lessons.
Learned to play the guitar for her role in River of No Return (1954) and the ukulele for her role in Some Like It Hot (1959).
Was originally set to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), but Audrey Hepburn played the role instead.
Was in consideration for the part of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (1955), but Vivian Blaine was cast instead.
Whenever I mention Marilyn Monroe's name people tend to call her a just like me.
I actually don't feel comfortable describing her that way.
Here is her last interview, she is very insightful in this interview. Such a sad end to a promising actress.
I think she would have gone on to win an Oscar one day, based on work in Bus Stop and Misfits.