Monday, June 01, 2009
The Siren Has Wondered About This a Long Time.
Is Marilyn Monroe the most photographed woman in history? Every time I turn around there's another picture of her I've never seen before. She must have Princess Diana beat by a mile. I swear someday they will turn up unpublished photographs of her trimming her toenails, boiling an egg and picking lint off her sweater.
P.S. The Siren fears that this post makes her sound like she dislikes Monroe, and she doesn't, certainly not as an actress. Monroe was quite good in a lot of movies and at her best she was superbly funny. The best was Some Like It Hot; in terms of her performances alone the Siren loves How to Marry a Millionaire. As an offscreen personality, though, the Siren has no take on her whatsoever. There is this iron curtain of Death Cult Worship that prevents getting any bead on what she was like. Way too much information out there.