While I was attempting to wake up this morning, I was watching the mini-series "Blond" - a biography on Marilyn Monroe. I enjoy this movie a lot because it devoted a good amount of time on Marilyn Monroe as a very young girl. I suspect it was not entirely accurate, however it was still interesting and made you think about what Marilyn would have been like as a little girl.
Marilyn Monroe aka Norma Jean Mortensen/Baker was an intelligent and highly underrated woman of talent. Sadly for us, and the beautiful women of those days, gorgeous women were only seen as sex kittens in Hollywood. Marilyn's acting talent and her intelligence were ignored and her body and face were seen as her only values. I often wonder how she would have grown as an actress had she lived to see today's world.
Marilyn was never won nor was nominated for an Oscar. I think Oscar missed a trick, don't you? That is why the title of my artistic tribute to Marilyn above is entitled "HEAVEN TRUMPS OSCAR" because Heaven is always a better reward than a statue any day and I figure the angels might just have had enough sense to cast her in something that was equal to her talents and intelligence.
There is one little thing I would like to point out to all the women of today's world who strive so hard to fit into a dress size that wouldn't fit a Barbie Doll - Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14 dress. You heard me right. A size 14 dress. And she was considered to be the most beautiful, sexiest woman of her time - maybe the sexiest woman of all time.
Norma Jean Leaves The Scene in a Lilac Cadillac is available as archival prints and giclees on canvas in various sizes at my website. Copyright 2008 by Pop Art Diva. All rights reserved. No permission is given to copy, distribute or reproduce without written permission from PopArtDiva.com.
Heaven Trumps Oscar is a tribute to Marilyn Monroe and not for sale. Copyright 2008 by Pop Art Diva. All rights reserved. No permission is given to copy, distribute or reproduce without written permission from PopArtDiva.com.