Norma Jeane: Marilyn Monroe's Worst Fear

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Norma Jeane: Marilyn Monroe’s Worst Fear Marilyn Monroe was an actress, singer, and model during the 1950s, and through public image, seemed to have it all. Throughout her career she starred in dozens of movies, covered many magazines, and performed for thousands of audiences. To this day, when we think about Ms. Monroe, she seemingly represents everything that is glamorous about Hollywood. She was one of the most recognized actresses of her time, and was considered the biggest movie star in the world. She was the beauty that graced the very first issue of Playboy Magazine, a woman who was among the first to set up a film production company, and a talented and sexy blonde that brought sex appeal to movies –and wasn’t afraid of the negative…show more content…
She knew Norma Jeane was too close for comfort and tried her best to make sure no one found out about the secret she was so desperately trying to hide. About a year passed after she signed her contract with 20th Century-Fox, it was during this time that Marilyn Monroe finally had an opportunity for a role in a movie. (Taraborrelli) While her career seemed to be taking off, there were several incidents concerning Ms. Monroe that had raised a few eyebrows. Diana Herbert, a woman whom Marilyn met while filming Scudda-Hoo! Scudda Hay!, recalled an incident during a pool party she hosted at her family’s mansion in Bel Air. Diana says Marilyn arrived late and “quietly with her beach bag, I got out of the pool to direct her to the dressing room. A lot of time passed…And no Marilyn. So I became concerned and went and knocked on the door. ‘Marilyn?’ I called out. ‘Are you okay?’ And she said, ‘Yeah,’ in a voice that was barely audible. ‘I’ll be right out, I just have to change.’ So I went back into the pool. An hour went by, and no Marilyn. So, again, I went back to the dressing room and knocked on the door. ‘I’ll be right out,’ she said. By this time, everyone was getting out of the pool, drying off, and going home. More time passed. I again went to the dressing room and knocked on the door. But…she was gone. She never even came out of the dressing room—except to leave.” Apparently, there would be numerous incidents like this over the course of Marilyn’s life. (Taraborrelli) Once again, the mental mind state of Marilyn Monroe is put into question. What was she doing in there all those times? Why didn’t she come out? I believe that at times she thought that you could “see” the Norma Jeane on her, and as much as she tried to cover her up by makeup and beautiful clothes, Norma Jeane always shined

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