"I like animals. If you talk to a dog or a cat it doesn’t tell you to shut up."
Marilyn Monroe, 1959.
Marilyn Monroe by George Barris, 1962. These were the last professional photographs taken of Marilyn before her death in August 1962.
" She was a person of passion and great love, even when things were not going well for her. Sometimes I felt a sadness watching her, a beautiful girl who had achieved the impossible, a dream of all beautiful, talented girls - fame as an actress on the silver screen. I could see a sadness in her eyes; she had learned to smile, laugh, and clown, even though her heart was breaking. ”
- George Barris in “Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words”
Yes, of course, she said in her last interview,
"Please don’t make me a joke, end the interview in what I believe in, I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity."
I think her feelings for being unhappy were very deep rooted, stemming from her childhood, her mother, her feelings of isolation, loneliness and abandonment and her lack of acclaim and respect within the industry.
Time Slice Series
Photographer Dan Marker-Moore’s latest project is a series of collages in which a single image is made up of slices of photos taken in a time lapse.
Marilyn & Joe photographed after their wedding ceremony, 1954.
"I’m a 42-year-old woman who likes to talk about sex, and I’ve got a foul mouth," says Menzel unapologetically. "Moms bring their little 6-year-olds to my shows in Elphaba costumes or Elsa costumes, and I have a responsibility. Sometimes that’s challenging to figure out how to continue to be myself even though there’s a little girl in the front row."