Saturday, August 4, 2012

Cindy De La Hoz: ‘Marilyn Remembered: The Official Treasures 1926-1962’

Source:ABE Books- Cindy De La Hoz's book about Marilyn Monroe.

Source:The Daily Press 

“On 5 August 1962 the world lost one of its brightest stars when Marilyn Monroe died. Fifty years after her death, however, she remains one of the most recognized icons of all time. “Marilyn Remembered: The Official Treasures 1926-1962” traces the classic rags-to-riches tale of the child abandoned by her mother who became a sparkling Hollywood star, winning hearts through her intelligence, humor, and acting skills as well as her beauty. It follows the ups and downs of her life through three marriages and reveals her experiences on the set of some of the greatest films ever made. This special edition is a celebration of the screen goddess’ life featuring over 200 stunning photographs and 20 items of facsimile memorabilia from her personal papers.

About the Author:
Cindy De La Hoz is a film historian who has written extensively on cinema and legendary cinematic figures. Her books include Lucy at the Movies; A Touch of Grace: How to Be a Princess, the Grace Kelly Way and Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies, which Leonard Maltin called “one of the best books about a star I have ever read”. Cindy also wrote Marilyn Monroe: Platinum Fox.”

From ABC Books

“Matt LeBlanc, Lucy Liu, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kristin Kreuk, Lisa Kudrow, Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis reveal their feelings about Marilyn Monroe’s legacy on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the star’s death. (Aug. 1)”

Source:Associated Press- Actress Lucy Liu, talking about Hollywood Babydoll Marilyn Monroe.
From the Associated Press

I don’t think Marilyn Monroe is the best looking of all-time, or even the best looking woman in the history of Hollywood. She’s certainly one of the cutest, most beautiful, one of the best bodies and perhaps the original denim diva sporting skin-tight Levi’s jeans in the 1950s when it was culturally unacceptable for any woman in America to wear tight pants made from any material, especially denim. But Marilyn has a goddess image that can’t be ignored and it’s well-deserved with all sorts of photos like this that make her look like she’s royalty.

Source:The Daily Press- Hollywood Babydoll and Baby Goddess Marilyn Monroe: if only she she was ever grew up inside, as much as she grew on the outside.
If you are going to look at the life of entertainer Marilyn Monroe who died at the very young age of 36, (the same age I am today) and you can get past the goddess parts of Marilyn Monroe (which I admit is very difficult) you are talking about one of the sexy babies of all sexy babies. (Sexy Baby: sexy, baby face woman) A sexy baby that all sexy babies are measured by: hot, baby-face adorable, didn’t even look 36, more like 16.

And Marilyn of course with one of the greatest if not greatest bodies a woman has ever had. She looked like an athlete like a tennis player or something. But if you are able to get past all of that (perhaps with professional help) I believe you’ll see a very talented, but somewhat lost woman, who lacked self-confidence and perhaps was never very happy. Which is interesting to me because she married someone who had similar issues in Joe DiMaggio, who is one of the top 3-5 baseball players of all time, but who perhaps never appreciated that.

Marilyn Monroe wasn’t a bimbo, perhaps not very knowledgeable or very interested in things outside of the entertainment industry. But someone who was very good at her craft who didn’t work very hard at it. She was famous for missing rehearsal’s, not showing up for events. Not being very professional, but she was very good at her craft. She didn’t have to work very hard at it. She was someone who was very funny like in the movie The Seven Year Itch.

Marilyn was very funny in person as well (intentionally and unintentionally) and she could also act. Either be a comedian or a dramatic actress and she could also sing and perform. She wasn’t an actress or a singer, but an entertainer, perhaps too good at her craft. And then you throw in her physical attractiveness, she seemed to have everything going for her. But apparently there was something missing that she wasn’t able to accomplish which is what brought her down.

They say geniuses are somewhat troubled because as brilliant as they are about somethings. They devote so much time those direct areas that they don’t have much else going for them and seem very mediocre in other areas. Like a nerd who knows everything about let’s say chemistry, but couldn’t tell you their favorite movie or something because they don’t have one or don’t watch any movies or something and seem somewhat unsatisfied. I’m not saying Marilyn was a genius, but she had some of those characteristics. 

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