They were wonderful to me, sharing their insights, and providing me with still others to interview. She was a lightning rod for her times and it's hard to think what she would be like at any other time -- although Marilyn at John Kennedy's funeral or Marilyn singing at Sinatra's 80th birthday party is nice to think about. She had no reason to kill herself. They married when she was only 16 and he says he could have saved her from the torments of stardom and the world's undimming curiosity. Story continues below advertisement She was martyred by a pitiful end and lurid rumours -- killed in a Mob hit, silenced by the Kennedys out of political necessity.
In the end, life beat her down. She really did want to conquer the world and, in many ways, she has succeeded…I spent the summer of reading the literature about Monroe. Look at Jean Harlow and Rudolph Valentino. James Haspiel doubts it, however. You can see it here. How did you get started on the project? But then there is also this other stuff that sounds like a treatise. She died at 36 in -- an overdose of barbiturates that the Los Angeles coroner ruled a "probable suicide" -- and she remains preserved in the collective memory as imperishably sexy and eternally photogenic because, like James Dean, she never had the opportunity to become failed, fat and forgettable. In her last interview, she pleaded with a reporter: Perhaps, like year-old Shelley Winters, once Monroe's roommate, she would have got happily plump and gravitated to quiz shows and creatively frumpy roles. As soon as you looked at them, you paid attention because you knew that they'd lived, they've learned. She is frozen in character. But -- a jolting proposition -- next Friday Marilyn Monroe would have been 75 years old. If it pisses people off, whatever. How do you organize your research? Would we now be celebrating the birthday of a venerated, award-drenched and much loved stage and screen actress? A Life of the Actress? They married when she was only 16 and he says he could have saved her from the torments of stardom and the world's undimming curiosity. After making only a handful of movies, she has now starred in more than biographies -- Norman Mailer's defined her as the "Stradivarius of sex" -- her cultural meaning has been analyzed in countless documentaries, plays, operas, essays and magazine pieces and she has been elevated to iconic status as sex goddess and one of life's most poignant victims. Who are you trying to impress — your colleagues? The breakthrough moment came when Susan Strasberg read part of an early draft. It is hard to imagine the luminous Marilyn in saggy, grey-haired old age, buttressed by sturdy underwear and taking pills for her arthritis. She paved the way for women in Hollywood, and every single woman owes something to her for that, whether they agree with her image or not. I mean, take Marlon Brando. But, in an endless search for affection, her life was shadowed by a messy succession of stormy relationships, miscarriages, abortions and breakdowns. Story continues below advertisement A scholarly Internet site called film Carl Rollyson Marilyn Monroe:
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