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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 2 hours ago
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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bert Stern for Vogue Magazine at the Bel Air Hotel, June, 1962.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · a day ago
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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Clark, 1950.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 2 days ago
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Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis on the set of Some Like It Hot, October, 1958. Most of the exterior shots were taken at the beach in Coronado, San Diego, California.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 3 days ago
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Hello! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! I’ve heard some stories about Marilyn (even publicly) being an LGBTQ+ ally. Although I don’t intend to doubt her as a human being, obviously, this is the ultra-conservative 1950s and 60s, so her (no matter how she is) publicly admitting to being an ally to LGBTQ+ people seemed a bit far-fetched. Have you seen anything about this?
Hi! She was definitely an ally! I wrote about this in my FAQ/Myths link which I've attached here [x] for you. :) Hope that helps.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 3 days ago
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Hello! There is a photo of Marilyn in a brown wig and pearls that Bert Stern took of her of “Vogue,” and there have been some places where I seen people say she was dressing up as Jackie Kennedy, but it seems off. Is that true? (Sorry for the bad English it’s not my native language). Also, as someone who loves Old Hollywood in general, I’m in awe of your research! Much love from Bolivia! ❤️
It's not true that the photos were Jackie inspired, at least not publicly known. Jackie was and still is a style icon, so if it were inspired I see nothing "conspiracy" about it, as so many want to believe it to be because of the supposed affair.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 3 days ago
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Good morning/afternoon/evening/whenever! In an Anthony Perkins biography I was reading it said he was originally going to play the role Tony Curtis got in “Some Like it Hot,” but Paramount (his movie studio) forbade him bc they didn’t accept his sexuality (that much I know is true) and balked at the idea of having him in drag for a film. Seeing as he was in drag for two later films for the studio, I found the story unlikely. Have you ever come across anything similar? Thanks. <3
Hi! I haven't heard of that. And off of the top of my head the only thing I can think of is that I believe Perkins was one of the men considered for Bo in Bus Stop, but I don't remember reading about Some Like it Hot!
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 3 days ago
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Do you plan on watching reframed Marilyn Monroe on cnn this Sunday?
Yes! I'm open-minded to it.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 3 days ago
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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes at the Bel-Air hotel for Parade Magazine 1952. 
“I never measure myself, but without wanting to boast I think the measurements are better now than when that picture was taken.” — Marilyn to The Herald-Journal, February 23rd, 1962.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 4 days ago
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Marilyn Monroe proudly holds her Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy” in 1960.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 5 days ago
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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton H. Greene, 1953. This shoot, like many of theirs to come, was spontaneous. They were on their way to the studio to look over the picture he had taken of her for Look magazine when they decided to stop at a park in Los Angeles to shoot. 
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 6 days ago
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Marilyn Monroe at the Call Me Madam premiere, March, 1953. The dress she’s wearing is a William Travilla, a similar version to her “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” dress.
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 7 days ago
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Hi. I am trying to find were Marilyn said something in a interview or an article somewhere not always agreeing Oscars nominations, Chaplin,Garbo and her. Did she say that? and with whom or what article?. thank you :)
In 1959 she said, "I have no special desire to win an Oscar. Chaplin and Garbo never received one, don’t ya know?"
My source doesn't include the reporter she told it to, but it was printed in the Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, CA on March 15th. :)
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 7 days ago
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Where do you keep all of your research? And what advice would you give to someone who wants to start?
My first advice is to read a credible biography. Once you've got her life story in sequence, I'd recommend investing in vintage magazines where you can find interviews, news related content, photos, and newspapers. There are TONS for newspaper archive websites. They're sometimes pricey, but it's an investment of course.
I'd also recommend buying books written by those who knew her, credible of course, as they tell such an intimate and rare story of her. Of course, you must read with a grain of salt as it's usually impossible to recall conversations word for word, but it overall gives tells a lovely side to a, for the most part, very unknown part of her.
I have files and documents where I have my research stored. I'm working on writing and selling a few projects about her, so they're organized chronologically.
Hope that helps :)
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 7 days ago
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Where do you find items for your collection? Like magazines, newspaper articles.
eBay, amazon, etsy! Sometimes you can get very lucky in antique and vintage shops in your local town, as well!
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 7 days ago
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How do you know SOO many things about the photographs and her quotes can you give me some tips? X
I've been researching her for over a decade, it takes time!!! I've got my hands on as many books, vintage magazines, news articles, subscriptions, interviews, etc and go from there. Eventually it will become second nature to you. I once spent two days just researching her trip to Japan, for me it's fun and therapeutic. I'd say my biggest tip is to find as many primary sources as you can (videos, news articles, magazines, etc).
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 7 days ago
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How do you get so much info on Marilyn in you're post?
Various, various sources! I've pretty much got a mental encyclopedia for Marilyn at this point haha. For specifics I'll refer to news articles, quotes, books, etc!
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perfectlymarilynmonroe · 7 days ago
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Marilyn Monroe, then still Norma Jeane, photographed by Andre de Dienes in 1945. This was during the early part of their photography along the west coast. He told her, “You’ve got a long way to go.” 🤍
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