Marilyn Monroe. Sigh. She’s such a beauty. I will never know her the way people from the 40s or 50s will ever know her. She maybe an all looks and blonde by some people, but they way I see her now is she’s sweet and smart. Doing a little reading about her, I never knew she was shy. She’s done all these amazing photographs, films and songs with confidence painted on her face and yet I never knew behind that sweet smile was a shy girl.
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
A kiss may be grand… but it won’t pay the rental on your humble flat
Or help you at the automat
Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square cut or pear shape these rocks don’t lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
I just watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes movie she did with Jane Rusell in 1953. Her role in the movie is a gold digger and prefers men with money and can give her expensive jewels. I’d say, her sweet and innocent self can charm any guy in the room. Coming from a world of the Great Depression when this movie was being made, I wouldn’t be surprised why people would think of money as a necessity when it comes to finding someone to marry. Personally, I hate money and what it does to people so her role here is just bleh for me and I don’t get what’s on her head. So I wonder, what would people think? Would it be something that they approve of or disapprove of? Because in the movie, she got away with marrying the guy for the money, and he’s alright with it! Watch her famous Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend video:
Anyway, this is the first time I saw Marilyn in a movie. I’m still more of an Audrey Hepburn fan. Far out! Audrey is my ultimate favorite! I’m just fully in love with how great of an actress she was knowing she’s more of a dancer than an actress and her beauty was just full on breath taking. She’s also a very down-to-earth and caring person. But as a person who loves movies done in the previous decades, I just love Marilyn’s contribution to Hollywood. She still lives in actresses these days still trying to get that red lips and big blonde hair look she’s famous for. But most of all, Marilyn shows that girls don’t have to be skinny to be pretty. She’s influential in that way and she left earth touching a person’s life. I may not be one of them, but Gentleman Prefer Blondes won’t be the only movie of Marilyn Monroe I’ll ever watch. There’s more from past decades I have to see!
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