I wasn’t alive in 1962. Many of us weren’t. Now we’re left with only films, quotes, and photos…perhaps a few stories handed down – to remember her legacy. To try to understand. Books have been written, yes. Truth or fiction? One can never be completely certain…
Here at FilmClassics we’re dedicating the next two weeks to Marilyn Monroe – the legend, the icon, but mostly importantly, a woman. A woman not only in the sense of her complete accomplishments on screen and off, her instant recognition when you say “blonde”, “beauty” or even “classic Hollywood”, but also in the sense of kindness and humanity.
Some view her as an undignified individual who only looked for two things in life – men and fame. Not at all. A misunderstood, miss-used, and more importantly, misjudged individual that was caught under the world’s powerful hold – beauty and disaster. But whatever your take on Marilyn Monroe, there’s one thing you have to admit – in her short career she became an immortal icon that won’t be forgotten anytime in the near future.
So, for the next two weeks we’ll have 2 different polls, films, guest posts, and of course the banner to remember Miss Monroe.
In the coming weeks, the following films are going to be shown on this site. If you have any additional Marilyn requests, please let me know!
- Monkey Business 1952
- Niagra 1953
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953
- The Seven Year Itch 1955*
- The Prince and the Showgirl 1957*
- Some Like it Hot 1959*
- The Misfits 1961*
*Must watch films!
Poll: Favorite Monroe Film?
We’re starting this week by getting the first poll – “Favorite Marilyn Monroe Film”. If you haven’t watched any Monroe films, you need to! Especially 6-8 above.
Our next week poll will be your opinion on Marilyn’s tragic death in 1962.
I will be inviting Monroe fans from around the classic blogosphere to write guest features here on the FilmClassics site. If you’re interested in writing a piece, please contact me!