Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Marilyn Monroe photographed in Hawaii, 1954
Marilyn Monroe at The Rose Tattoo premiere, 1955.
Charles Coburn & Marilyn Monroe on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1952.
Marilyn Monroe on the set of How To Marry A Millionaire, 1953.
Fifty-five years ago today on March 29, 1959 Some Like It Hot was released! Marilyn won a Golden Globe in the “Best Actress in a Comedy” category for this film. It’s also regarded as the #1 funniest film of all time by the American Film Institute!
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
15 year old Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe) in 1941.
Billy Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, and Tom Ewell on the set of The Seven Year Itch
Even Arthur used to go over the pictures, helping me spot the bad ones. Of course, the bad ones were those that didn’t make me seem beautiful. I felt occasionally that I was killing the truth when I killed the ones that were bad for my public image. Here is Marilyn Monroe with an egg on her face. I used to feel as tied to the beauty business as an addict to his drugs. It’s a relief to get in sloppy clothes and not worry about the impression you’re making—about any of it. But it’s part of my career—my life!—and I accept it. When my looks start to go, so will most of the fans. So long, it’s been nice knowing you. But I won’t care. I’ll be ready. There’s other kinds of beauty, other ways of impressing people and getting over. I hope to do it by sheer acting, I do.