On this day 48 years ago, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home. The death that fan's & journalist have debated about for decades. I myself do not like to debate or add speculation to it, anyway we look at it, it's a tragedy. Norma Jean the girl who never thought she was ever good enough but wanted to be something spectacular to the Marilyn Monroe who seeked love & happiness throughout but seemed to always end up lost & alone.

She's the ICON that has spawned many imitations in the forms of models, actresses & singers but she has never been duplicated.

This was the very first picture I ever saw of Marilyn. My mum had it upon her wall in her home, the image I use to stand by & admire and even secretly want for myself. I'd never seen such a beauty! When I looked below the picture and saw her name printed boldly in uppercase letters ... it's a name that has never left me & that was over 15 years ago. I'd admired her beauty so flawless, she looked so delicate & for a reason I was drawn to her. - I remember being told the myth that she had 6 toes and in this photograph they had tucked the toe underneath so no-one would know lol. It even got me studying the picture to see if I could notice any such thing.

One Of My Favourite Images.

I adore Marilyn, my grandmother remarks that I have a thing for ' troubled, lost Icons ' which could maybe just be true [I call her the mother from another life lol]. I have always felt a strong connection to Marilyn, maybe it's the legend of who she was or feeling one & the same with things she experienced. Whatever the reason may be she's a cultural figure I hold close to myself.

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  1. I love Marilyn Monroe, as well. She was absolutely gorgeous. I think I have a thing for "troubled, lost icons", just like you. They're always far more interesting than the "average" icon. There's always a story to be told.

  2. @GREEDS, I know exactly what you mean.
    There just seems to be that much more about them, unfortunate & tragic as their lives may have been but it makes you want to know more and understand you seem to be drawn to them as they are not portraying that essence of money & fame is everything.