Friday, June 1, 2012

“The Body Is Meant To Be Seen, Not All Covered Up.”


Cocaine Princess here.

On this day Miss Norman Jean Baker came into this world, better known to all of us as
Marilyn Monroe. Today would have been her 86th birthday.  


“If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.” ~Marilyn Monroe 

A reporter once asked her: "Did you know that you were born under the same sign as Rosalind Russell and Judy Garland?" Showing her considerable intelligence, Marilyn replied: "I know nothing of these people. I was born under the same sign as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Queen Victoria and Walt Whitman."

“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.” ~Marilyn Monroe


The Cannes Film Festival last month celebrated their 65th anniversary and decided the late Hollywood icon would be the official face on the Cannes poster, yet Miss. Monroe never came to Cannes, and only one of her films played in competition in Cannes, Joseph Mankiewicz's "All About Eve." So why was she chosen?

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 "The poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality ~a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the festival anniversary [Cannes turned 65 this year] … Their coming together symbolizes the ideal of simplicity and elegance." (The picture is Marilyn blowing out the candles on her 30th birthday cake)

“Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.”  ~Marilyn Monroe


It was recently reported by the Hollywood Reporter that a "live" Marilyn Monroe concert is being planned to take place before the year's end with the working title "Virtual Marilyn Live -- A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon." The concert will feature the projected blonde bombshell singing and interacting alongside live music stars.    

If you recall Tupac Shakur took the stage in hologram form at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, hundreds of thousands of onlookers reveled in seeing one of hip-hop's greatest performers seemingly brought back from the dead

Many are calling this a tacky move and are concerned about the potential financial and legal repercussions from using technology to resurrect legendary artists onstage but in the instance of Tupac his music soon returned to the Billboard 200 album chart for the first time since 2000.

So could Marilyn have a new career as a performer, spokesperson, cultural pundit and computer avatar? What are your thoughts about this and what is your favorite Marilyn Monroe film? 

 
“I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.”  ~Marilyn Monroe


Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe. Your breathy voice, sexy curves and movies will never be forgotten.
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 My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday. Whatever your plans are have a phenomenal first weekend of June. ~x XOXOXOXO, Cocaine Princess

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The tupac hologram was cool.

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The Constant Complainer said...

The reviews of that Tupac hologram were very good! As a result, I've read several stories where they're talking about doing that with other stars, and, like you said, including Marilyn Monroe. I'm sure Michael Jackson will be next!

Red Shoes said...

86?!?!?!?!?!?!

Are you serious?!?!?!?!

Holy Cow!!!!!!!

There are some bodies that I think should never be covered... ;o)

~shoes~