Marilyn Monroe after 60 years

The famous actress of her era Marilyn Monroe caused a lot of ink to flow. Numerous movies, TV movies, and an impressive amount of biographies have appeared over the decades on this mysterious icon who passed away at the age of 36. At the dawn of the 60th anniversary of his death, the sex symbol remains dazzling, both because of his rise in the Hollywood world and his tragic end. For this occasion biography Marilyn, Untold Story by American author Norman Rustin has just been translated into French.

Some have compared her to Madonna, while others assert that her notoriety equals Elvis Presley, one thing is for sure, 60 years after his death, Marilyn is still being talked about.

Author Norman Rustin, now deceased, published a biography of the famous actress and former model, who died in August 1962. Being a close friend, he tells in his book his relationship with her, which spanned seven years. Her life, Marilyn’s last years, thus paint the portrait of a fragile, sensitive and intelligent woman. A touching book with a somewhat poetic side. The author is also a poet, novelist, playwright and screenwriter and this is reflected in his book.

For those unfamiliar with the tale, Norman Rustin was introduced to Marilyn Monroe while her friend and photographer Sam Shaw sought refuge when torrential rain fell over New York City. Norman expected his friend Sam to appear with a model since Sam used to photograph models. When they entered his house, Norman did not recognize Marilyn, her hair was wet with a towel and without makeup. He asked her what she does for a living. “I played in a few movies,” replied the star who was the star of the hour. This was followed by a beautiful friendship between him and his wife, Hedda.

Then the threads were spun further when at the age of 30 Marilyn married Rustin’s friend, the famous playwright Arthur Miller. Unfortunately, Miller called this third marriage of the actress a disaster and lasted only six years.

Another link united the author and Marilyn: poetry. In this book we learn that the actress loved to write poetry in her spare time and often sought the poet’s approval. Together, they vacationed by the sea, and their friendship seemed unshakable.

If many decried her talent as an artist, while others praised her, everyone agrees that, unfortunately, Marilyn was unstable. In addition to his three failed marriages, his childhood was also trying. Perhaps due to bad advice by her doctors, she became dependent on sleeping pills. Several medications, including barbiturates, were added to calm her anxiety attacks and insomnia, which further irritated this beloved, but financially abused by Hollywood studio producers, then often underpaid for what she was bringing in. for this industry.

tragic end

There are many theories about the death of Marilyn Monroe. Suicide, accident, attack? In addition to being psychologically unstable, the actress has made some enemies along the way. Even if she did get married, she had many lovers, including perhaps the US president at the time, John F. Kennedy. It is estimated that Marilyn has become stressful for some. Is it the effect of drugs, the imbalance, or the inability to manage so much of the fame that overpowered them? We will not know.

The day before her death, Marilyn called her friend Norman. The latter saw her lost in grief without being able to help her. He couldn’t decipher the words of their last phone conversation. Only then did he realize it was a cry for help from a friend in distress.


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