Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Marilyn

MARILYN MONROE/ JUNE 1, 1926- AUGUST 5, 1962
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Can Marilyn ever have imagined herself to be 83 years old? Can we? But Marilyn had the destiny of a legend. And movieland fate seems to dictate a youthful demise for some beauties. I still can stare at that face and fall into it. Not always the acting, not the talent. Her voice made her into a comedienne. Her best effort for me was Sugar in "Some Like It Hot".
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Pinpoints of her soul showed up in her eyes. That left me breathless. I am glad that she will be a peerless beauty forever. Which sounds as if I'm glad that she died young. There's an odd dichotomy there that I'm aware of. Of course I'd love to see her yet, as a stalwart octogenarian, and not a mystery never to be solved.
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Marilyn, are you there? Are you listening? What would you have wanted?
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REST IN PEACE

10 comments:

willow said...

It is hard to imagine Marilyn as an 83 year old woman. As fate had it, she remains with us in her prime. It is an intriguing dichotomy.

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Indeed..one can't imagine her elderly..or with a Hollywood face-lift!!

Alaine said...

She was huge for me as a teenager; along with Liz Taylor, Kim Novak, Brigitte Bardot and Natalie Wood. Two are still alive but I prefer to remember them as young and glamourous.

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
Forever young! I think 3 are still alive..Taylor, Novak, and Bardot, right? And Novak in one of the greatest movies..Vertigo!

Alaine said...

Hi Lyn, I didn't know that Kim was still living! Sorry Kim! A boy nicknamed me Kim way back then.

Jeane said...

she was one of those creatures that never seemed real, so to be remembered only as a young woman in her prime seems somehow right :)

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
Lucky you, to be "Kim" to some guy! I met her 100 years ago at a charity ball..gorgeous, and nice!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
That's a good point..yes, there was a real person in that legendary body, who didn't seem to accept herself!

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

It is interesting to wonder about such things. We have had some wonderful elderly actresses; think of Jessica Tandy. Then there are ones like Liz Taylor who, though younger, is no longer capable. Or how about Mae West who became a caricature of herself! Perhaps Marilyn is better off being remembered for her beauty.

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Yes, Jessica Tandy was a rare one who didn't seem to need to "adjust" her face. Maybe it's because she was an actor and didn't fear losing her beauty..which oddly remained!

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