Some Like It Hot

So Much Marilyn!

Film essay by: Witney Seibold

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            Most savvy followers of the famed Hollywood icon and sex symbol know about Marilyn Monroe’s famous drug-addled meltdowns, her drunken songs to JFK, her multiple marriages to terrible men, her tragic final hours of pill-popping hysteria. I’ve spoken to out-and-out admirers of Marilyn Monroe fans, and they openly acknowledge her vices and self-destructive tendencies, and blend them – in a Jackie Collins/soap opera kind of way – with her honest-to-goodness sultriness and sweet ditziness. Her bad behavior in real life has all but eclipsed the screen presence that made her an icon to begin with.

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Published in: on January 9, 2008 at 9:19 pm  Leave a Comment