Marilyn Monroe 'The Blonde Bombshell' Essay

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Marilyn Monroe "The Blonde Bombshell"

"I am not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful." (Marilyn Monroe's official Website, 1) A quote from the classic beauty Marilyn Monroe. What I would like to know about Marilyn Monroe is about how she got started in show business, and what made her such a Hollywood icon. I really don't know anything about her, or her career. The reason I would like to learn more about her, is because she seemed to be such an amazing person, and a classic beauty. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Baker. Since the identity of her father is unknown, she was later baptized Norma Jeane Baker. Psychological problems prevented her mother from
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"He touched me all over," I sobbed, with tears running down my face. She looked at me, shocked at what I had told her. She slapped me across the mouth and shook me, shouting, "I don't believe you. Don't you dare say such nasty things about such a nice man." I was so hurt, I began to stammer." (Monroe. Barris, 23-24) Unfortunately, when Grace's husband was transferred to the East Coast in 1942, the couple couldn't afford to take 16-year-old Norma Jeane with them. Norma Jeane had two options: return to the orphanage or get married. On June 19, 1942 she wed her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months. She was practically forced to get married. Otherwise she probably would have had to live in another foster home. "We dated for several months to get to know each other better, I never had an engagement. And just three weeks after my June first birthday was when we had our double-ring ceremony. Marriage to Jim brought me escape at the time." (Monroe) But Jim soon joined the Merchant Marines and was sent to the South Pacific in 1944. After Jimmy left, Norma Jeane took a job on the assembly line at the Radio Plane Munitions factory in Burbank, California. Several months later, photographer David Conover saw her while taking pictures of women contributing to the war effort for Yank magazine. She was a "photographer's dream." Conover used her for the shoot and then began sending modeling jobs her way. Her

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